By MICHELLE GOODMAN
June 19, 2008
This year's skyrocketing gas prices are enough to make even the most diehard office suck-ups fantasize about finding a job that lets them telecommute. But is finding a new job that lets you work from home a realistic goal or just a pipe dream?
Thirty-three percent of U.S. companies allow employees to telecommute on a part-time basis, while 21 percent allow it full-time, according to the Society for Human Resource… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 26, 2008 at 6:46pm —
I had a candidate call me and ask for advice on how to work a tradeshow. He’s looking for a job, and exploring many avenues. He’s already ahead of the game by having a plan, but here’s my advice:
Before the show:
Send out an e-mail to all of your contacts, letting them know what’s going on, that you’ll be at the tradeshow, and that you’re looking for contacts and opportunities. Be specific in what you’re looking for…a sales/marketing/management job in medical sales,… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on October 24, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I attended the 2008 HR Tech Conference and Expo in Chicago last week. I've attended this show, on and off, for almost 11 years now. I haven't been to an HR Tech for 3 years before last week... Prior to joining Arbita recently I was more focused on the 3rd party Staffing and Recruiting side of things for those 3 years - So, I've been on the StaffingWorld, NAPS, NACCB circuit for a while.
It was like I never left. Don Ramer
calls this… Continue
Added by George LaRocque on October 24, 2008 at 4:00pm —
In my experience in helping to set up the recruiting at local universities in my previous job and then working on doing the same for my current organization, I thought it extremely important to share some insights on this. I have been doing this for 4 years, and it is amazing how some companies do this right and some just don't get it. I was answering a question on LinkedIn that prompted this article, so as promised to those who read that response, here is a much more detailed version on… Continue
Added by Steve on October 24, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Looking for contract or perm work, If you know of anyone hiring looking for a recruiter email me or send me an IM
email@example.com or - AIM screen name is: recruiter1217
Added by Alysia Abate on October 24, 2008 at 1:07pm —
First it was strange job descriptions
written by ignorant people (I'm being kind here; the comments were far more direct). Now, there are new comments
about a follow-up post
by the same author.
So without any editorials from me, a few of the more, ahem,… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 24, 2008 at 12:43pm —
It's just fab-yu-lous!
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 24, 2008 at 12:00pm —
While working throughout the day within your applicant tracking systems (ATS), it can be easy to take for granted the amount of transparent automation that is occurring. The ATS automates posting requisitions, sending emails, generating schedules, etc. Each part of the automation makes your hiring processes more manageable and efficient. In fact, a good ATS can some times make you forget about one of it biggest values, which is attracting and hiring quality candidates.
For many, the… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on October 24, 2008 at 10:46am —
Taking a lead from Michael Szot
over on newly minted LinkedIn
and taking into account that it is Fridat somewhere in the world, please comment on what's bothering you. Let it all hang out. Tell good ol' Deez what's on your mind today...
Added by Steve Levy on October 24, 2008 at 9:59am —
knows a thing or two about marketing and people. Here's his take:
"The single most important marketing decision most people make is also the one we spend precious little time on: where you work
What's your accepted:rejected ratio? Godin thinks most of us have ratios completely out of whack.
Check it out… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on October 24, 2008 at 9:44am —
Brief description below. Please contact me, contact information below, if you are interested in this role or please refer qualified candidates to me for this role.
Oracle Financials Functional Senior Business Analyst
This position is responsible for Oracle Financials… Continue
Added by Karina on October 24, 2008 at 9:07am —
Bryan Chaney from Reaching Talent asks a good question over on LinkedIn about using marketing principles to craft more compelling job description:
How is a truly great job description crafted?
Take a look and submit your entries (there or here). This is for educational purposes, but feel free to have fun with this question. Where have you… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 24, 2008 at 8:56am —
What looks to be an interesting topic of discussion is posed by Peter Coussement CAPM, Project Manager at Volvo IT over on LinkedIn - he asks:
Which corporations have the most strict hierarchy in the US and Europe? Some examples? Funny stories of what you have experienced with hierarchy in the US and Europe?
The answers are starting to come in… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 24, 2008 at 8:06am —
Best Remark of the Day
"Actually I have made a lot more as a full time name sourcer than I ever did as a recruiter and the $$ are much more consistent."
~ Tom Cook
11:57am Maureen Sharib Have you all read the LinkedIn sourcing tools… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 24, 2008 at 7:25am —
From one of the Yahoo recruiting groups yesterday; my impression is that if you're a recruiter searching for your head of HR, you really should spell check before sending. Doesn't anyone realize that you only get one chance at a first impression???
[one more thing - these cookie cutter specs do nothing to differentiate the position nor the company]
This is the real description listed under Wanted Dyamic Head of HR
. Really. Things that are emboldened were… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 23, 2008 at 9:27pm —
I just finished writing a piece in one of the forums regarding Bounty Jobs and it is something recruiters need to be warned about now. In brief, Bounty Jobs is a "bulletin board" where employers can post open positions to the recruiting community and be rewarded with having an endless number of recruiters work the search on contingency. I would like to point out that I believe the concept is brilliant and the folks at Bounty Jobs are well intentioned - it is largely the employers that are to… Continue
Added by Darren Crosby on October 23, 2008 at 9:10pm —
Just noticed the video upload function on RecruitingBlogs.com. I blogged previously about the film festival I ran with my company. Well, it has been run and won. I have uploaded the finalists for all to see on my profile. I love the smell of viral marketing in the morning
Added by Dan Nuroo on October 23, 2008 at 6:22pm —
Hi, my name is Krislen Brown, President of Elite Search Consultants in Greenville, SC. My newly developed recruitment firm offers search support services to larger, more established recruitment firms. I am proficient in the search and recruitment of executive, technical, professional, and project support talent for industrial positions.
In the spirit of networking, I would like to add you as a new friend . If you have any suggestions about how I can increase my networking abilities,… Continue
Added by Krislen Brown on October 23, 2008 at 6:00pm —
You have been searching for the right applicant tracking system (ATS) and have narrowed the search down to a few selections. Now what? Some folks simply select a ATS based on documentation and demonstrations, while the others go for free 30 day trials. The trials are offered by many ATS vendors, and it is my opinion that everyone searching for an ATS can benefit from a trial. However, it is important to maximize your trial experience to ensure the ATS is a fit for you and your… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on October 23, 2008 at 2:23pm —
I am located in McKinney TX (near Dallas). I am looking for a full time remote or on location position. Base salary plus commission. I have experience with full desk recruiting. I have recruited for United Health Care: IT, Sales & Marketing, Customer Care, and Health Care. I have experience recruiting for major Telecom Giants within the US for Executive and C level candidates.
Please view my Linked-IN profile for more… Continue
Added by Christy Wiseman on October 23, 2008 at 1:00pm —