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Dr Pete - Ergonomics at Work

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 — No Comments

Why Do They Always Get a Raise Right Before the Offer?

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

Added by Jeff Skrentny, CERS on February 1, 2010 at 3:15pm — 7 Comments

Adapt: No Pun Intended

You may ask yourself, “what is Adapt?”

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 — No Comments

Make It Work!

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 — No Comments

Tips for producing your recruiting video

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.…


Added by Chris Russell on February 1, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Listening Is A Form of Flattery...

"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery." - Joyce Brothers

This quote (I love quotes) came to mind when I started writing this article. And while not I'm not a big… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 1, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

job boards for Pharma and Bio-tech industry


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.

Thanks and Best Regards
Mohammed Osman

Added by Mohammed Osman on February 1, 2010 at 6:17am — No Comments

Friends don't let friends do reality TV

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 — No Comments

Your Salary Is High. Why Should We Hire You?

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…

Added by Matthew Levy on January 31, 2010 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

How many No's can you take?

“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

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 30, 2010 at 8:34am — 2 Comments

1 month into 2010...

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

Added by Allen on January 29, 2010 at 7:12pm — 2 Comments

My Office Affair...

officeromance 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

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Three Questions Executives Should Ask for the New Year

We're almost out of January, and a lot of the resolution stuff is wearing off so I am rushing to get this off my chest before it simply proves I am further behind the power curve than even I thought.

Question: Do you hate stuff that makes you think as much as I do? Okay, maybe hate is too strong a word, maybe feeling humiliated and embarrassed is more like it.

Well, I have to admit publically that when I read… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on January 29, 2010 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

Just Curious - "A" Candidate VS "B" Candidate

Hello Bloggers!

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 — No Comments

The Tail of the Tiger

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 — No Comments

Contract Recruiter opportunity in NYC

Got a 3+ month contract recruiter opportunity in Mid-Town NYC for Pfizer.

Need corporate experience with corporate groups such as finance, I.T., Legal, Communications, etc. and 8 years of recruiting experience.

It is a 3 month assignment with good possibility of extension.

resumes to

Added by John Pettine on January 29, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Things are getting better - really they are!

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 — No Comments

What Twitter and F.R.E.E. have in Common

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

Added by Stephen Moyer on January 29, 2010 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Today At StarBucks with the Recruiting Animal

Animal: JD, where's my money

JD: It's close


JD: you don't have to scream, we're at StarBucks.

Animal: (looks around)

JD: like I said, it's close

Animal: JD, I want my money. I've kept you in business long enough and now it's my… Continue

Added by Slouch on January 29, 2010 at 7:42am — 8 Comments

Gen X using Gen Y tools spells trouble...

Social networking sites, such as Twitter and facebook in particular, are featuring significantly in online debates at the moment, principally for two reasons it seems:

* Employers are using social networking sites to 'check out' candidates before extending job offers

* Employers are complaining about the time 'wasted' by employees who use these sites regularly at work

If you are currently in HR, and find… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on January 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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