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You Are Not Alone....

Finding your way through the myriad of updates, news blasts and Tweets about jobs and the economy is like finding your way out of a maze. Who do you listen to and who can you trust? It’s not that you shouldn’t be reminded of how the unemployment rate is nearing 10%, or that certain sectors of the economy like manufacturing for instance, may be part of a bygone era. It’s good to know where the opportunities lie and where to put your efforts. Knowledge is Power someone wise once said. But when is… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on June 9, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Unemployed and Under Employed Candidate Flow is High, but Candidate Pool Still Only Half Full

When it comes to recruiting there are many aspects to focus on in the process. Some focus on the sheer quantity of resumes to provide with an acceptable pool of talent in which to choose from while others are more focused on the quality of the candidates and accessing more than just the individuals that are hitting the job boards to insure they are looking at the highest level of talent available to them.

As we know during a downturn in the economy many candidates that have been impacted… Continue

Added by bill martineau on June 9, 2009 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Pega Certified - PRPC System Architect

I have a pega consultant and she is available on corp to corp.
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Added by Abbas Ali on June 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Thoughts on Job Matching

I've been asked for consult on several occasions about whether or not to use job matching systems. Obviously depending on the system my answers will vary although if I'm asked about job matching in general here's my opinion.



Stand alone job matching platforms do not have a chance against the more traditional models, no matter the economic climate.



Why?



In a job seeker rich… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on June 9, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

No so fast on leaving New York State

Back on May 22, I noted that Tom Golisano, founder and billionaire owner of Paychex, decided that New York statutory environment was driving businesses out of the state. Under the now - and hopefully single term - Governor Patterson, New York is becoming a place that is unfriendly towards business; unfriendly to business means unfriendly to recruiting.



Yesterday saw an old fashioned coup up in Albany… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on June 9, 2009 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

is there a "coach niche"

Anyone have thoughts about doing searches for the college/university segment looking for athletic coaches?

Added by Gunnar Hagstrom on June 9, 2009 at 1:09am — No Comments

Status Update Abuse!

I feel I have been personally violated by status update abuse. I actually remove people that post ... read more Status Update Abuse!

Added by Recruitnik on June 8, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

understanding attrition ...employee satisfaction ...sustainability productivity

for most companies to sustain they need to have a stable , reliable, skilled manpower in addition to having good inventories or order books.



Thus investing in pupil/people ...for future potential, sustainability to have stream of skilled , trained manpower that can be harnessed over time.



Attrition in the above context.



understanding and defining/interpretation attrition...exploring the causes, steps required to stem .





how to promote or rather… Continue

Added by Ravi on June 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Are You a Desert Flower or a Mequite Tree?

In my 18 years of following the staffing and recruiting industry, two cliches have come up now and again.



"Two and out or in for a lifetime.”



This term relates to the penchant of staffing and recruiting companies to hire freshly graduated college kids with limited experience and/or no job prespects in their chosen field. Often these young people would learn the ropes well enough to be functionally effective, then leave after a couple of years to hopefully greener… Continue

Added by Phil McCutchen on June 8, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Do you know your Future

Do you know the Future?

One Saturday a couple of weeks ago, my kids and I were driving to an event where community members were being honored for years of volunteering in the community where I grew up, which is located next to the college town where I now live. My parents were some of the people honored, so it was a special time for my family.

While we were driving, out of the blue my son asked, “Mom, let’s talk about the future.” I said sure and asked him what he wanted to know. He… Continue

Added by Chernee Vitello on June 8, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments

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Why do so many recruiters love using… Continue

Added by Rohith Kudukuli on June 8, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

Email Etiquette

The best form of communication is an in person meeting or phone call, but when email is required here is a guideline on how to get the most out of your email exchange. 1) Create a subject line that best summarizes the reason for the email. A poor subject line often means your email will be deleted.

2) Do not ramble in your email. Keep it short and to the point. Bullet points allow the reader to quickly scan what is important.

3) Avoid over… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on June 8, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Are resumes obsolete?

Resumes must die



It is time to revisit this idea again.



You need to kill your resume!



It is especially time for me to kill my resume.

For a lot of reasons.





Me, circa 2007





I dug up an old resume from Careerbuilder that I put out there a long time ago, like in somewhere around 2007.



It looks like this:



Experienced Human Resources… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on June 8, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Competency Test

Hi!

Can anyone help me with Competency based test for the recruitment. I am looking to have a test to identify pro activeness, accomplishment and comprehension.

Regards

Added by Maryam on June 7, 2009 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Hi ...there ...a great place to test your skills ...cards as effective communication tool .

Using cards for a effective communication strategy



Test your Communication Skills





A greeting is warm message that convey's heart felt feelings .



Given the context that it requires skill, craft and adeptness.



ingredients for writing a greeting card: A good visualizer and a communicator with skills in graphic design , jingle or slogan writing.

solicitate all… Continue

Added by Ravi on June 6, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

social networking ...professional ...networking ...blogging...video...audio..IM ...how close can individual's get!!

with emergence of the online viz. internet or the www medium based social networking fora ....in synchronous with the instant messaging ...video/audio im...blogging ...etc



how close can the individual get!! ,



what is are the objectives of the social networking ??



can individuals ...be blurred by or a lack of understanding of their needs , wants



...trap/lead themselve's into associations, intimacy beyond their objectives ...



How to keep or… Continue

Added by Ravi on June 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Client Side - Government Intervention, Penske, and How Things Should Be

This past week it was announced that Roger Penske's company was buying Saturn. This is what should have happened, but not orchestrated by the government and it should have happened months ago. The recruiting industry is impacted more by overall business conditions than most industries, so this is important stuff for all of us involved.



Back in the fall, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and his right hand man Tim Geithner (now Treasury Secretary under Obama) basically told George Bush… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on June 6, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

What New Leaders Can Learn from Late-Night TV

Conan O’Brien’s move to The Tonight Show is one of the hottest topics of conversation these days. Of course, anytime some mainstay changes, people are bound to feel uncomfortable or even downright hostile. But an author at HRM Today recently posted an article on what new managers and team leaders can potentially learn from his high-profile switch. Though Conan is a bona fide… Continue

Added by Louis Bina on June 5, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

Ok, I will behave myself this month and try not to cause a ruckus. I did learn a new word last blog thanks to Gerry Crispin..putanesca. I think it is some kind of sauce, but also has something to do with women of ill repute. Hmmmm?



So here I go with this month’s blog. Not only am I a recruiter but I am a mom, and I was remembering long ago, when my daughter was little. She had the ears of a well trained hunting dog when it came to the sounds of the neighborhood ice cream truck. She… Continue

Added by Sherry Junker on June 5, 2009 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

Job boards (ihire.com)

Has anyone had any success using the site ihirelogistics.com?

I appreciate all the feedback

Thanks

Kayla Goodhue
GlobalTranz

Added by Kayla Goodhue on June 5, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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