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Wal-Mart man crushed by shoppers on Black Friday: Related to recruiting?

Last week some of you may have read the sad news of the man crushed by overzealous shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Black Friday (see the article here) (opens in a new window)

As sad as this news is, and not to downplay this by any means, I began to wonder how many times I myself may have "crushed" a good candidate in a similar way. In order to do this… Continue

Added by Steve on December 1, 2008 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Being a General in the War for Talent during an Armistice

If you have been reading my posts here (thanks if you have :)) then you'll probably realise that I have been thinking, studying and reviewing the role of Internal Recruitment within my organisation. It has been a really interesting, revealing and introspective journey. Especially with focus sharpening in the areas of the business which are not what some people would consider as core.

Was I over complicating things? We have our systems, our processes, our metrics. We achieve the… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on December 1, 2008 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

Business Analyst (1) Sr. Level position_Contract_VA

must be a self-starter who takes initiative in learning new processes and applying them. Must have experience in writing requirements, including associated test data and SQL scripts. Must be able and willing to learn new tools quickly with some guidance or self learning. Must have experience with BI tools, able to write BRS and conduct JAD session. Should follow PMLC/SDCL standards and have experience in writing reporting/mart data analysis.

skill: Senior (7+ yrs)

skills:… Continue

Added by Arbab Mohsin on December 1, 2008 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Sanity check: 10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

I think some of these points are so true... had to forward this article IT department.

Author: Jason Hiner

If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the “dirty little secrets” listed below may surprise you because we don’t usually talk about them out loud. If you are an IT veteran, you’ve probably encountered most of these issues and have a few of your own to add — and please, by all means, take a moment to add them to the discussion.… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on December 1, 2008 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Is your gift card going to be worthless on Jan 1st?

I got a crazy email this past week about gift cards. So I did some research on my own about this just to find out about how true it actually was. You can read what I learned here:
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Added by Steve on December 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Economy in Recession since Dec. 2007

The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists charged with the official designation of business cycles, said that the United States economy has been in recession since December 2007, when economic activity peaked.

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Added by Faisal Javed on December 1, 2008 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Need Occupational Health NP for Reading, PA

Just had candidate for FT perm job back out, looking for replacement candidate. Need experienced Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner for Fulltime Perm job in Reading, PA hospital. We have a $2000 referral bonus program. Anyone connected?

Added by Wanda Kartal on December 1, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

Dirty Jobs That Pay Well

Dealing with death, bodily fluids, and foot problems may not be the most pleasant experiences, but if your ick tolerance is pretty high, the pay for these jobs can make it worth getting your hands dirty. Curious about how your own salary stacks up? Compare your salary with those of the eight jobs listed below.

1. Veterinarian Median annual salary*: $73,621

2. Waste Management Engineer Median annual salary: $67,249

3. Trauma Surgeon… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 1, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

9 Jobs That Are Here to Stay

No outsourcing danger to these:

Dental Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Fitness Professional

Teacher Aide

Auto Repair Technician

Pet Groomer


Veterinary Assistant


More here.


Looking for… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 1, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

Make a Strong First Impression in Real World Encounters

Conversations Silhouettes by Kirsty Pargeter

"I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht." That is an example of a personal branding statement. It's concise, to the point, and pulls no punches. It sells the fact…


Added by Craig Fisher on December 1, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

Hidden Agendas & Hidden Firing

Firing staff is an emotionally charged task that many HR and management staff are being asked to perform right now in China.

Some cases of firing are simple responses to the economic downturn but HR should be aware that not everything is what it seems. There are many ways to skin a cat.

Set out below are some of the tactics that should be considered around the theme of firing. Many are being used right now. Some methods have hidden agendas, and others deliberately hide… Continue

Added by Frank Mulligan on December 1, 2008 at 10:13am — No Comments


Chronos has a range of new careers open in the reneweables field in Spain, Greece, Germany and Turkey. Call our local office or check out for a range of careers in wind, solar and geothermal.

Added by Dr Simon Harding on December 1, 2008 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

UK Employment Trend Data

Workhound provides a snapshop of the UK job market by looking at advertised jobs. Video release and written release found below.

Video Release: Announces that 141,242 New Jobs Created in the UK Last Week

Demand Rising in Certain Key Sectors

London, United Kingdom (1 December 2008) -, the UK's largest… Continue

Added by william fischer on December 1, 2008 at 7:16am — No Comments

Digging Into v 1.27

Thanks, Maureen

(Nov 28, 2008) One of the really useful things about is the way you get to know and trust certain voices. The array of voices around the Recruiting and Human Capital Industry is vast. Our friends take the time to highlight valuable pieces and separate the wheat from the chaff.

Everyone in our community has their own view of the value chain. If you're around very long, you start to figure out who you listen to and who you ignore. It's…


Added by John Sumser on December 1, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

A Financial Times Saturday

Nothing like reading the Big Salmon on a Saturday morning to take in a global view of business. From letters and op/eds on the editorial pages, here's my take on how FT and it's readers view the world and how it relates to recruiting...

As a result of the global financial pickle, many around the world can see that regulators have "a legitimate interest in how… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 30, 2008 at 10:15pm — No Comments

On a lighter note (Part 2)…

As a follow up to my previous blog regarding the most abused phrases found on resumes. Thank you for all the great responses and comments!!

After a quick tally of the responses - here is your top 10 List of the most abused phrases found on resumes.

•Proven track record
•Problem solver
•Fast paced
•Due diligence
•Cutting edge
•Results oriented
•Team player
•People person
•Quick learner
•Detail oriented

Added by Luigi Lupo on November 29, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Focus, Music, Sport--Leadership

Focus, Music, Sport--Leadership

I recently returned from the Florida Kennedy conference and as part of my trip I got to visit my father in Tampa. He is a 40 year exec with technology company that competes with IBM among others. I got to spend time with him on his Birthday along with my boss from Germany. We started talking about great leaders and executives and what makes them truly great. My father got on this kick about focus. He… Continue

Added by Steve Fogarty on November 29, 2008 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

7 Ways to Network for the Holidays

No matter who you are or where you work, networking is the key to a successful career and future! According to 60% of all jobs are found as a result of networking. It's never too early to start or too late. And the holidays should be no exception. Here are 7 ways to network during the busy holiday season with low cost and minimal effort.

E cards. Send out free internet Holiday cards to your network. has a large variety of interesting and work… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 29, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Name Game

Zenas Ackah has heard it all his life: What kind of name is that? You must not be from here. You must be foreign. Actually, no. Born in the United States, the 22-year-old college senior with the Greek first name and the Ghanian last name grew up in Philadelphia.

But Ackah is hopeful that change is coming, that the idea of an "American" name will expand beyond monikers like Tom and Harry and Sally and Jane and Smith and Jones. He figures… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting for Obama's national CTO/CIO

President-elect Obama has intimated that he wants to appoint someone to a cabinet-level position that oversees technology. Makes sense - there are existing positions that oversee everything except for technology (unless you think of the DoD as that is inaccessible to all but the military). But I agree with Eric Lundquist of CIO Insight:… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 29, 2008 at 9:19am — No Comments

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