I’m an optimist so I look at things with a slant towards the positive, but I’ll give you the straight story and let you know that things are looking tight all over. As a recruiter who has been through three recessions in my career I know there are only a few things to do to get more business (make more placements) and that’s making more calls to earn the business of old and new clients alike and continue to get better at our jobs (through automation, training, better industry knowledge, etc.).… Continue
Added by bill martineau on December 3, 2008 at 2:54pm —
over at the NY Post asks a great question
When the crisis is over, will taxpayers receive thank-you cards from the corporate executives we've bailed out
Handwritten or… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 3, 2008 at 1:48pm —
I just had a candidate disappear on me. We wanted to set up an interview and he is not taking my calls or answering my emails. How very rude.
Added by Michael Mantel on December 3, 2008 at 1:11pm —
The Dark Daily (Clinical Laboratory and Pathology News/Trends), which I read frequently, recently reported a study of the 10 Germiest Jobs In America, by “Dr. Germ,” AKA Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D., a microbiologist at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Here’s the list:
1) Teacher, day care workers
2) Cashier, bank employee
3) Tech support, computer repair.
4) Doctor or nurse
5) Lab scientist
6) Police officer
7) Animal control officer
8) Janitor or… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on December 3, 2008 at 10:30am —
I've received a few requests asking about how recruiters can use Google to better source candidates or streamline some recruiting efforts. Since I was actually in the process of playing with some Google Maps
mashups when the last request came in I thought I'd hit on some neat things recruiters can do with Google Maps. First let me say that I'm by no means implying that Google is… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on December 3, 2008 at 10:30am —
08.12.03: LISTEN HERE
GUEST: JOSH KAHN, Sr Pipeline Generation Specialist
Added by Recruiting Animal on December 3, 2008 at 10:00am —
The new MultiPost Job Network enables employers to simultaneously broadcast open positions to MBA students and alumni of more than 50 top-ranked schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia – using one single job posting form.
(Columbus, Ohio, December 1) MBA Focus™, a leader in technology and services for recruiting MBA talent, has pioneered the first service that enables employers to easily, instantaneously post open positions directly to students and alumni of more than 50… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
You spent all your life savings, mortgaged your home, borrowed from a bank and opened up a Staffing company. You are searching for a Senior Recruiter. Would you hire YOU? If your entire business depended on the recruiting abilities of one person, would you hire YOU to be that person?
Somehow, somewhere and for some reason, you chose to be a recruiter. It offered an excellent earning potential. You got excited and showed up to work. In the beginning, you were very teachable. You were… Continue
Added by Tirtis on December 3, 2008 at 8:55am —
"In the Information Age: Knowing equals Being."
- Kathleen Parker , Washington Post (may require free sign-up - worth it if you want to follow the DC political scene)
She asks, "Come to think of it, how long before we begin to expect, if not demand, that public officials twitter?"
I think she has something here: Shareholders should demand that executives twitter… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 3, 2008 at 7:45am —
Is it unethical to recruit in a bar? A friend of mine says that alcohol and recruiting do not mix because people tend to make stupid decisions under the influence; I say that some of my best placements have come from strangers I met over drinks. What do you say?
Cheers in Boston
Oh, for crying in your beer. I say that it’s a mark of a slow economy when recruiters have nothing better to do than argue the ethics of… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on December 3, 2008 at 5:30am —
Someone left a message over on the SourcersGuild
board and I thought you all might have an interest in it and in my answer!
So I need to go back to the basics. I have just started looking for talent in a new industry (HVAC Custom Electrical Design). I know I need to start with a competitors list and do some research. Does anyone have a train of thought list that they use when they are… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 3, 2008 at 4:00am —
It has taken me a while to get this lists published, I originally had the idea six months ago! Below are
52 ideas on how you can use social media within your HR and Recruitment strategy.
Not all of the ideas are practical for all organisations, and I would never recommend you trying to implement all of them at once! Or for that matter without an overall strategy *insert ad for Inspecht social media consulting here*. The list is more designed to stimulate ideas and… Continue
Added by Michael Specht on December 3, 2008 at 3:58am —
Join me today at 1p.m. EST on the TalkSourcing segment of the Recruiting Animal's (Noon) Radio Show
. I'll be there to answer your questions on phone sourcing after Animal's guest interview with Josh Kahn, winner of Sourcecon Challenge 2008 at noon EST.
How do you "do" a company's telephone bank? (Be prepared to spend some time.)
How do you match current titles to names that come off that phone bank?… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 3, 2008 at 3:00am —
I have always hated flossing and I am guessing I am not alone. I did it once a week for good measure, not including the frantic flossing the week before the dentist visits.
Well, a friend told me that if I floss every day, there are other great side effects. She suggested that her allergy symptoms went away after a week of flossing. I suffer from bad allergies and frequently have trouble hearing because I get so stuffed up.
So I started, and you know what? My hearing is… Continue
Added by Julia Stone on December 2, 2008 at 2:48pm —
Fierce Pharma outlines how 20,000 pharma folks were laid off from 5 companies in 2008.
I hate to point this out, but if big pharma can let all of those folks go without major issues continuing to do business, then those employees were not adding value (or very much of it).
As one marketeer put it to me: if you can’t show me where you made me $$, saved me $$ or saved me time - why do I employ you? Pharma sales reps with biology/chemistry or molecular degrees - send me your… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on December 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
Invented by a team of researchers led by Doug Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute in California in 1968, computer’s most dynamic input device, the “mouse”, has entered into its 40s on Monday.
The first-ever mouse was made from a wooden block with wheels mounted on its base, and featured a red button on top of its case, and a… Continue
Added by Kunal on December 2, 2008 at 10:12am —
There are plenty of reasons a particular job ad may not work well. Sometimes these mistakes are tough to recognize and even harder to learn to avoid.
Here are seven mistakes that can cause an ad to provide less bang for the buck than desired:
- Not writing good ad copy
The key to writing good ad copy is to grab the job seeker’s attention, give enough details about the position to make it clear what the candidate will be doing, keep job… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on December 2, 2008 at 9:11am —
Today's MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class is going to center around different ways of sourcing-bring your best practices to class
at noon (EST) and let's discuss!
Telephone Names Sourcer/MagicMethod Trainer
"Diversity of stimulation means novelty, and novelty means challenge to thought."
~ John Dewey, Democracy and Education
Don’t miss Tom Cook,… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 2, 2008 at 9:00am —
It's been 1 year since I made a vow to myself to make the most of 2008.
A year later I look back on that time and realize a year changes so much. Never does one really think about what they have until they look in the mirror and reflect on who they have become. This is me.
It never ceases to amaze me how much we should love each and every day for the miracles we have. It is as though life always points us where we need to go, when we need it most. At least it seems that… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 2, 2008 at 2:30am —
Test for blog
Added by Kinsley Lee on December 1, 2008 at 7:23pm —