I got into a conversation with the guy standing on a step-ladder changing light bulbs while I waited for my wife as she browsed the merchandise in a boutique clothing store.
Being the old school recruiter that I am, I quickly discovered that his name was Fabian, he was the owner of the store, it was newly opened store in the area, and we were his very first customers.
The reason why I am blogging about this conversation is because this guy said a few things that has some… Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on October 26, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Did you Know?
· Former Texas Rangers Manager and CPA Kevin Kennedy did his players' tax returns to make extra money when he managed in the minor leagues.
· Track sensation Marcus O'Sullivan passed the CPA exam.
· Funny man Bob Newhart started out in accounting.
· After graduating from school, J.P. Morgan got his first Wall Street job as a junior accountant. Five years later he founded his own company.
· Ray… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on October 26, 2009 at 9:26am —
Re-humanize yourself.... I work all day at the factory....I'm building a machine that's not for me.... There must be a reason that I can't see....You've got to humanize yourself -The Police
Lessons from the music world pertaining to employers dont come around often, but these lyrics ring true for today's recruiters.
Your company is faceless!
Thats right, my fellow friends, your company has no identity
other than the image of a big impersonal… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on October 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
BrightMove, Inc., a leader in Applicant Tracking Software for HR, Staffing and Recruitment Outsourcing (RPO), has released a complimentary White Paper/Field Guide designed to aid recruiting firms and HR departments in getting their Social Media Recruitment efforts in full swing. BrightMove has partnered with Nanci Lamborn, a 20 year veteran of recruiting and HR in writing and designing the guide.
Nanci points out that "With the ever changing lay of the recruiting landscape, employers… Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on October 26, 2009 at 7:08am —
The Unblog – Norton Folgate
The unblog is the official blog of The Recruiting Unconference London
(if anything can be official about such an event!). This is the place for random thinking on recruiting and social recruiting, debate and discussion. In the spirit of the unconference, anyone can post here on any topic, start their own blog or leave comments. The comments are unmoderated, it is down to you to… Continue
Added by Bill Boorman on October 26, 2009 at 3:20am —
We are all so concerned about our jobs, whether we have one or not. Everything from blogs, the news and just about anyone you’ll speak with reminds us that the recession is still well under way and maybe the end, is well not as close as we think. We try hard to focus our attention on how best to pursue our career goals, even when there doesn’t seem to be much encouragement. We sometimes become so self-absorbed in our own career angst, that we often forget the one who is on the frontline trying… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on October 26, 2009 at 2:15am —
Because the economy hasn't turned around yet, many college students and graduates are looking in a different direction. No longer is there an expectation of "having that dream job" when graduating from college. I am seeing many 19-22 year olds becoming entrepreneurs more than ever before. Many of the people that I connect with in the business/entrepreneur world are seeing the same thing. College students are to be commended to looking into a "Plan B" for the future and not waiting to see what… Continue
Added by Wanda Deese on October 26, 2009 at 12:41am —
Over the last few weeks Mindset’s talent division started to receive an unusually high number of applicants from a large American medico-pharma company with a significant presence in Australia. This was unusual as this company has until recently had a high reputation for good HR practices and high staff engagement. Their employees have been hard to attract!
Our consultants started to probe deeper as to the reasons for the sudden change. It seems that with the GFC the company’s… Continue
Added by Aaron Dodd on October 25, 2009 at 10:18pm —
Are you ready?
It is coming soon. Maybe tomorrow, maybe sometime in 2010, but it is definitely coming to your office.
No, I’m not talking about Halloween, or Christmas. I’m not even talking about the end of open enrollment.
I am talking about the day in your HR career when you are confronted by the need to make a strategic recommendation about social media.
Most HR professionals won’t be ready!
If you will just invest a little… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on October 25, 2009 at 5:53am —
I am glad to announce the launching of Technodyne, Inc in Canada
Pl help me establish in Canada
I am looking for business leads in information technology. I can assist you with any of your IT staffing requirements. We have about 20 dedicated onsite/offshore recruiters working for us.
Look forward to hearing from you
My mail id is email@example.com
Added by Ravi Revuri on October 24, 2009 at 10:20pm —
If you’re like many, you’re standing by observing this social networking frenzy – nothing short of a blitz – and wondering, what IS this stuff?? And why would I want to “follow” my local TV station anyway? It’s a big waste of time, right? Not so fast…
The simple fact is, there may soon come a time when having a Twitter account will be as critical to a business person as having a Blackberry. No longer an option, but a necessity. So get past your disdain for that which you’re not… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on October 24, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Did you break your arm?
I hear you want to talk to me
? Why can't you pick up the phone? Did something happen to you?
No, I'm fine..... Hey, did you see? You're # 1 on twitter.
I'm #… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
(screams) JAY DEE
You know, you have not called me in 3 weeks.
I have not talked to Anthony Meaney or Jim Durbin for years.
I know because if we don't call you you would never call us.
It's doesn't matter. Listen, I'm calling to tell you that twitter has gone to… Continue
Added by Slouch on October 24, 2009 at 3:30pm —
One popular automaker is planning to create hundreds of San Antonio jobs (Click here
recently announced its plan to recreate a second production shift at the company's Tundra pick-up truck assembly plant in San Antonio
. The plan, expected to be in place by February 2010, could create up to 850 jobs.
While the… Continue
Added by Cheezhead on October 23, 2009 at 6:00pm —
An interesting question indeed. There are many recruiters, search consultants, headhunters or talent acquisition specialists (for the purpose of this article, all titles are interchangeable) whose skill and talent closely mirrors the approach he took to playing basketball.
Additionally, if you look at his career resume for his years in the NBA, as well as where he went to school, you will see the same trend that mirrors the career trajectory of a recruiter.
Let’s look at a… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on October 23, 2009 at 5:46pm —
Hold on to your hats, folks. Your HR team is the new face of PR. Human Resource departments aren’t just cubicles full of paper processing, copy making, policy writing drones, they are the future of your company’s business success. Ask any corporate human resource professional, and they will tell you that they wear many hats from recruiting, to referee, operations expert, legal counsel, trainer, and now branding, public relations, and marketing experts. Yes, you heard me correctly, Public… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on October 23, 2009 at 4:12pm —
With the economy beginning to turn around, entry-level job seekers are starting to shop around the job market instead of jumping at the first company who offers them a paycheck. Choosing a first job is a tough decision for anyone, but for recent college graduates, it’s their first leap into the real world.
A few months prior to graduation; my classes, email inbox and seemingly every conversation I had with my parents revolved around my job search. I hadn’t even ordered my cap and… Continue
Added by Laura Gargolinski on October 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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Added by Ryan Pratt on October 23, 2009 at 1:14pm —
Because the market is loaded with high unemployment, hiring managers are approaching candidates directly to circumvent paying fees to recruiters. Corporate recruiters are therefore competing with the very professionals they’re assigned to support. Agencies, sensing a schism and a possible opportunity to snap up a quick albeit reduced fee, are vying to squeeze a toe in the door with the hiring manager and pitching the line, “I can do it better for less and without politics.”
Added by Suzanne M King on October 22, 2009 at 3:38pm —
It’s happened to all of us.
As a Recruiter, you send the job description to a candidate to review for consideration and potential submission to your customer, have a “great” phone conversation, lock up the details, psych up your Sales Guy with the “perfect” candidate and boom…after sending the resume to the Sales Guy to send to your customer, you hear crickets. Chirp, chirp. Your candidate falls off the face of the earth.
Or as a Sales Guy, you send the “perfect” candidate… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Burkhardt on October 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —