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Prejudice, Lack of Initiative and Thank You Amitai Givertz

I happened to be speaking to Ami this morning.

I told him that ning changed the music player on RBC.

There used to be a little arrow beside each listing.

If you clicked it the song would open up in a new window

and you could copy the url and link to it from another site.

That arrow had been replaced by a scroll bar.

Ami clicked on the Edit link below the music player.

He saw that each entry there had a little arrow beside

it that… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on January 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Phone Sourcing Quiz

Take the Phone Sourcing Quiz here.

40 questions - 30 of them are answered. Last ten will be answered NEXT Friday, Jan 23 - take the quiz!

Good luck!


“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.” ~ John W. Holt,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 16, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Where will I find you?

Three stores on the main street in town stood side by side. They all sold the same type of merchandise. One day the owner of the store at one end put up this sign:


This prompted the storekeeper at the other end to hang a sign reading:


The owner of the store in the middle was thrown by these aggressive manoeuvres until he had a bright idea. He put up his own sign, which proclaimed:

MAIN… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 16, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Choose HRO China to Be Your HR Assistant

HRO China mainly provides professional one-stop services such as human resources services, business agency and HR management consulting for Chinese employees and non-residents of FIEs, SOEs and foreign representative offices.

HRO China expands business nationwide, with subsidiaries and agencies settled in Tianjin and Shanghai. Through General Agreement on National Mutual Entrustment, HRO China has established partnership with some local HR service agencies distributed in 31 provinces and… Continue

Added by HRO China on January 16, 2009 at 4:28am — No Comments

The Power of PMA: Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Mental Attitude or as I like to call it....PMA, is the most powerful tool in an arsenal of maximized success. In putting forth an enthusiastic approach to daily tasks no matter how mundane, no matter how frustrating, one can overcome virtually any obstacle if hope is applied to a winning attitude.

I am always amazed at the power of PMA. It can propel you forward when the sky is falling or the DOW is dropping. It can enable you to uplift all those around you when you are in… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 16, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

January 15, 2008

Third Party Thursday with Mark Berger

Continuing on his "need more resumes?" theme this week Mark adds to the list of potential sources.

Pointing out that displaced professionals are often shepherded in their job search by outplacement firms, where better to find the resumes you're looking for?

Any to add to the list?… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Is Sourcing the Silver Bullet of Recruiting?

This post is a little longer than usual, because it is actually an article I wrote for the January issue of The Source Newsletter

The proliferation and accessibility of sourcing tools and techniques is exciting and fun and exhilarating. Who doesn’t want to have the most followers on Twitter or the biggest network on LinkedIn? But is sourcing the Silver Bullet of Recruiting? Are all these tools really helping us do our jobs or just… Continue

Added by Cathy McCullough on January 15, 2009 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

The Fractured Sisterhood @Work

But while women have come a long way in removing workplace barriers, one of the last remaining obstacles is how they treat one another. Instead of helping to build one another’s careers, they sometimes derail them...

Read the article here - it's a good one.

I did some research and found the survey (September 2007) noted in the… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 15, 2009 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

1. Sense of Urgency
2. Competitive
3. Client centric mentality
4. Creative
5. Never give up

Recruiting Blogs and web 2.0 technologies have changed some of the tools people use but the game is still the same

Added by Matthew Scibienski on January 15, 2009 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Jobster calling on desperate measures?

So the economy isn't doing very well, that's putting it lightly, and the 55 million Jobster had in funding is fading fast? What do you do now? Apparently you turn to interstitial ads and anything that will bring in cash.

Where do you draw the line? At this point… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on January 15, 2009 at 7:06pm — 3 Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter?

Alot of it sounds familiar. For me, I'd have to say:

1. I make sure I learn from mistakes so I don't repeat them.
2. I try to make sure they understand my role.
3. I do my best to establish trust and set expectations.
4. I know when to shut up and how to ask the right questions.
5. I know when to walk away.

These can be said for candidates and hiring managers.

Added by Dave Meeks on January 15, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Work travel and work life balance

Now there's a conundrum. How does one make the two work together. I am writing this from a hotel room, after a day of interviewing and attending one of the most inspiring meetings I have been to in years. I thought I must have been out of words... obviously not.

How does one travel for work and still maintain the family life? Is it really possible to juggle? I tried.. but not sure if I succeeded.. I stepped out of that awesome meeting as it was time at home to sing bedtime songs, a… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 15, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Hitting 2009 in Stride – Tips From The Top HR Blogging Minds

For our first recruitment carnival of the New Year, I would like to share some of the interesting posts that we have come across in the social media space. The New Year is here, and as we face the uncharted waters of ’09, we feel it is important to learn from our industry counterparts to help make this a successful year.

Recruiting Predictions for 2009

David Manaster, one of the intelligent folks over at makes… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 15, 2009 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

What Makes Me A Smart Recruiter

Ok, so I'm a little late to the 'Smart Recruiter' party, but I'll take a shot at this (at the risk of sounding pompous, of course). Here are the top 5 reasons I'm a 'Smart Recruiter':

1. Because I help Internal Recruiting Leaders with 'financial speak' when it comes to increasing their budgets and justifying an investment philosophy toward their critical/pivotal talent pools. This sounds cliche, but it isn't - I know of no other Executive Recruiter that helps their Clients get a… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on January 15, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

What Makes ME a SmartRecruiter?

This is part of what makes ME a SmartRecruiter:

1) I believe that what we are doing is very important work. People identify themselves by what they do for a living and what I do is help them along in their career. A smart recruiter helps the candidate find a good job AND the employers find a good employee. Never put a round peg in a square hole.

2) I believe that Networking is very important. It helps all of us to have resources, people we can turn to for advice or guidance or… Continue

Added by Diane Skullr on January 15, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Campus Recruiting is a Good Idea in Any Economy

There are some recruiters who think campus visits are a luxury rather than a necessity. John Flato would disagree. In his article for ERE, 5 Reasons to Maintain a Strong Campus Recruiting Program During This Economic Downturn, he explains why maintaining a campus presence is important, regardless of the economy.

Flato's list points out why smart… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on January 15, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Recruiting and Hiring Practices of the Future

With the new year comes a new way of looking at how we manage our lives and our careers. In his article for ERE, What's Going to Be Different in 2009, Kevin Wheeler speculates on the kind of changes that will appear beginning this year.


Telecommuting has become more prevalent and Wheeler expects it to be "the dominant working style of the future," particularly… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on January 15, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter?

There are many things that contribute to me being a smart recruiter, but the top 5 have to be:

1) I do my homework - on both the candidate and the client side - do the references, read the blogs, myspaces, websites anything I can google : )

2) I ask questions and don't assume anyting - you don't know how many times people put things on their resumes but really have no idea what they are talking about!! Same goes for a client, sometimes they put down a qualification but… Continue

Added by Danielle Duarte on January 15, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Facebooking- Personal VS. Professional information

Where do you draw the line? how do you decide which photo, information, etc is appropriate to be there for some of your contacts (specifically professional contacts) to see??

No- I am not talking about super inappropriate pictures or anything like that...It's just that when I started facebooking- it was more of a personal page just like myspace or friendster wherein most of the people you will have there are your friends and that is one great way to update everyone of what is going… Continue

Added by Jennifer LaVigne on January 15, 2009 at 2:07pm — 6 Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter?

1. I'm tenacious... I don't let "no" get me down

2. I do what I say and set expectations appropriately on both ends

3. I network, network, network... and not just online. I keep up with old colleagues, other recruiters, business leaders in the local area. I do a lot of face to face meetings. People remember you more! The more people know ME, the less I have to find THEM. And then.. I use that network. I also help a lot of people that may not yield me anything in the short term. I have… Continue

Added by Paige Remington on January 15, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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