In an effort to bring you more information on a variety of topics, we have enlisted a few "guest bloggers."
I have spoken with a few managers out there and learned that workplace ergonomics was a topic of interest. I guess all managers and companies are in favour of finding ways to increase productivity while decreasing workplace accidents and sick days. So I give you Dr. Pete Moore - widely regarded in Ontario as a leading lecturer in workplace ergonomics and expert in his field. We… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on February 1, 2010 at 3:43pm —
Why is it that candidates ALWAYS seem to get a review, raise, additional responsibilities right before your client is about to make them an offer?
Alright, it doesn’t ALWAYS happen. As recruiters we tend to exaggerate just a bit, but it happened this last week to not one, but to two recruiters I know and have great respect for, and it drives me mad when I hear this.
This should never happen.
We, as third party search professionals, shouldn’t let it… Continue
Adapt is a fully configurable, or “adaptable”, applicant tracking system that automates many of your day to day processes. Bond International Software provides this web base application that tracks your clients, candidates, job orders and even approved time cards.
One of Adapts greatest features is its dynamic dashboards, designed like that of iGoogle. Dashboards allow you to perform day to day workflow from one central… Continue
Added by Holly Pellum on February 1, 2010 at 1:34pm —
For every fan of “Project Runway,” you have heard the indelible Tim Gunn, utter his signature line “Make It Work” as he encourages, prods and sometimes embarrasses aspiring fashion designers to reach their goal of making it to the finish line and ultimately win the competition. For those of you who have a similar coach, mentor or someone you can rely on to encourage you to achieve your goals, you have received a rare gift. For those of you who do not, I’m about to help you apply the… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on February 1, 2010 at 12:02pm —
Creating a recruiting video for your company is one of the new ways to tap new media to recruit. Its main goal should be as an employment branding tool that showcases your employees and give a sense of whats its like to work there. That is something we do well at my company Jobs in Pods. But any company can create a video, its cheap and easy to do.… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 1, 2010 at 10:00am —
I recently started working for pharma and Bio-tech client. Would really appreciate if anyone can refer me some good job boards specifically for Pharma, Bio-tech , Research and Development, Drugs Discovery, Medical Writing , Medical Publication, ASSAY, MedRna and Molecular profiling, etc. These are few skills my clients focus on.
Your help in this regards will be highly appreciated.
A person needs good friends in life. "OK Thank you Captain Obvious!" I hear you say, but hear me out.
These reality TV shows get a big viewing in my house, the "Big Brothers", the "So you think you can dance", "Idol" etc. The first few shows are notorious for the "What the..." moments. You know what I'm talking about, those people who are auditioning, who have… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on January 31, 2010 at 8:06pm —
A job seeker recently posed the following question:
“I’ve been faced with the following question over and over. I am sure many other job seekers are confronted with this too. So, I'm curious how job seekers answer the question and what hiring managers think of the answers and the issue in general.
As a job seeker how do you answer this question? The job you are interviewing for pays X. I see from your prior…Continue
“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi
People ask me a lot what the best trait I look for in a Recruiter or sales person. The list is quite big, but the one which stands out like a beacon, is Resilience.
The whole world has gone though a tough time for the last 18 months or so. Lots of businesses and people have gone to the wall, the word "NO" has become more and more common in the language of corporates… Continue
Ah, the end of the month – finally time to take a breath. January, as I’ve mentioned, has been an absolute whirlwind. This month kicked off our strategic planning efforts (an ongoing process) both business-wise and technical. We realized we’re at the point where we need to hire another developer to bring the platform to the next level – our “holy grail”: version 1.0. We’ve been collecting feedback from our user base and incorporating into our specs. Meanwhile, our user base has doubled and the… Continue
It's true. She's driven me crazy for years and keeps me up at night. I've stayed out late with her and have woken up beside her in more hotels than I can count. I've even had talks with leadership and peers alike where I adamantly denied that she was as important to me as I realize now that she is. I've been in denial for months about how much she's on my mind when I'm away from… Continue
We're constantly choosing between our A,B,C Candidates and how they fall within our scope of clients. Also, what is an "A" candidate? Assuming a Type A personality that could get any job just by a snap of their finger? I wish! Or someone that gets multiple offers and ends up taking the higher paying job. Can I blame them? And how does this relate to "Candidate Control"? Well lets be honest on how many "A" candidates we have control of. So why take the risk? Maybe to… Continue
Added by Neha on January 29, 2010 at 4:19pm —
Early last year, during the depth of the financial crisis, I had the opportunity to do market research in China for a major pharma firm. At the time, even highly employable R&D scientists and marketers were worried about the coming crisis. Conventional wisdom was, “when the developed world sneezes, the developing world catches a cold.”
Not so much this time. More like a sniffle. Though China’s economy has suffered—who can forget the breathtaking… Continue
Added by David Kippen on January 29, 2010 at 3:49pm —
How about some “optimistic” news for a Friday? I think things are starting to turn around?
How do I know you might be asking? Here are some things I have noticed in the past week or two alone.
My phone is ringing – a lot more than it has been!
I just read an article that said hotel occupancies are up in Q4 to 07/08 levels. They say that ADR is way down, but occupancy is up. Still pretty good news.
There are more mergers and acquisitions in the Oil & Gas… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on January 29, 2010 at 11:19am —
My last blog post received a lot of great feedback, especially my theory on F.R.E.E. and how it applies to using Twitter. I felt that it would be appropriate if I elaborated.
F. – F is for follow. I often think how Twitter is comparable to an ant farm. Without the ants there are not going to be any tunnels built to connect with other parts of the farm, but once you introduce ants into the ant farm they begin building connection tunnels almost immediately. In order for you to move on… Continue