A few years ago, a man with a polite demeanor and accent that I couldn't quite place made it to my extension at Broadlook. He should not have. It was rare that my door is shut; a sign to my staff that I was not to be bothered. I was working on the specifications for the 2.0 version of Broadlook's Eclipse tool. On the call was Russ Moon and I decided to give him a really hard time as he broke into my fortress of solitude. I did give him a hard time, but he was persistent and we eventually had a… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on November 17, 2008 at 9:52pm —
is the common thread across all usage of Broadlook
products. It is NOT recruiting, sourcing, sales or marketing. Recruiting, sourcing, sales and marketing are the functions which depend upon Internet Research.
Many of Broadlook's recruiting clients may be surprised to know that an equal number of sales and marketing professionals use Broadlook solutions. Conversely, sales and marketing users may be surprised to learn… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on November 17, 2008 at 9:44pm —
As I sat watching live, streaming video from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association Summit and Research Symposium in Vegas last week from the comfort of my cushy office chair in Southlake, TX, it occurred to me that the corporate philosophy being shared by the enigmatic… Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on November 17, 2008 at 8:58pm —
The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week citing an Accenture study that found 46% of middle managers in the US felt changing jobs in the current economy was 'risky'. That's consistent with what we are seeing in the market and it makes me worry--not for our business but for those folks who have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
Take Sun Micro for example. Big beautiful buildings, 30 some thousand employees. Feels pretty secure. Except that their market cap is… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Rarely do I watch a documentary that has such deep implications for our world as this one
. Titled "How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer", this almost 60 minute Australian documentary traces the development of network science. There are many implications for our work as recruiters. I now look at my networks in a whole new way! I highly recommend that you schedule 60 uninterrupted… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Looking for a new job has brought me to the deepest and darkest trenches I never even knew existed on the internet. I've been to places I wouldn't even dare bring you. I think I've actually seen the "black hole" where resumes tend to go once you spend an hour entering details about your life on an online job application. It was either that or my head hitting the desk from the exhaustion of typing - over and over - my job history, skills and abilities, salary requirements and what shoe size I… Continue
Added by Tina M. on November 17, 2008 at 4:44pm —
I stumbled upon a debate about personal branding started by Geoff Livingston of The Buzz Bin a few days ago with his blog post: I Don’t Care About Your Personal Brand. While I disagree with the overall message, he does bring up some interesting points.
(Mitch Joel at Twist Image responded with a post: Why You Need To Care More About Your Personal Brand. I encourage you to read both posts, the comments, and come to your own conclusion).
To touch upon a few of the key… Continue
Added by Trace Cohen on November 17, 2008 at 4:38pm —
I am known for my social networking skills both in person and online. I am able to not only influence candidates interested in the job, manager and company, but by identifying and communicating positive aspects, while pointing out challenges when appropriate. I am able to sell candidates to the hiring manager who I have found through social media-- FaceBook, email, LinkedIn, phone calls or referrals; I use my network as a marketing channel and target them for specific… Continue
Added by Claudette Rogers on November 17, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Many companies report that their biggest challenge is finding talented employees. This really is the factor that separates mediocre companies from “Industry Leaders”.
Well, how do we hire the best and not just settle for whose available? Or who meets our job requirements?
Here are some basic tips that can elevate your hiring practice.
Define what you’re looking for. Most companies know what they need but fail to do the work upfront and convey this to their… Continue
Added by Christopher Brady on November 17, 2008 at 3:50pm —
I don't care if this is comes up in Snopes.com as being written by a 32 year old male who's living with his Mom - who still cooks and cleans for him; it's adorable...
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 2:00pm —
"When one looks at computer science in particular, however, the proportion of women has been falling. In 2001-2, only 28 percent of all undergraduate degrees in computer science went to women. By 2004-5, the number had declined to only 22 percent. Data collected by the Computing Research Association showed even fewer women at research universities like M.I.T.: women accounted for only 12 percent of undergraduate degrees in computer science and engineering in the United States and… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 1:54pm —
Friday I was checking the RecruiterGuy.net
analytics reports - web traffic, sources, trends, etc. - the usual geeky stuff. The idea behind taking a look at where people are arriving to RecruiterGuy.net
from, figuring out exactly what they're clicking on, is fun for me. Think of it as a puzzle - especially since many of… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on November 17, 2008 at 1:00pm —
But I think I may need therapy
What I'm noticing about people and the dumbing-down thing is that we respond to the affordances of technology. If you send me a letter, my expectation is that I should answer within two to three weeks. If you send me a fax, I have the expectation that within two days I should be getting back to you. If you… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 9:09am —
If you can't find talent for your IT/technical positions in a world that is reeling with layoffs, you have a problem. Or your hiring manager has a litany of issues. Or the people who could work for you have an inflated sense of salary.
Some think there really is a shortage and that offshoring is overblown
. Yet those who are in the field believe...
I believe… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 8:30am —
yet more great people to hire!
Added by Steve Levy on November 17, 2008 at 8:20am —
I m looking for nice articles on HR. I went to to www.harvillage.in
its a great site. I found really good articles in its resource centre.
Added by Racheal Benji on November 17, 2008 at 6:52am —
I just finished a book by David Baron called Moses on Management : 50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time. I must say this book gave a unique perspective on a subject that has been extensively written about within organizations, Management Principles.
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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on November 17, 2008 at 6:40am —
I found a great video on YouTube by Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume. In this video, Susan discusses why you need an objective on the top of your resume. I agree that it’s important for you to have a good one (see my post 7 Tips For a Great Resume). There are several reasons:
1. It lets the reader know what you want, instead of implying that you need help finding a spot. It’s a weak approach that won’t serve you well anywhere in the process,… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 17, 2008 at 6:30am —
Chronos has 8 new, top vacancies in telecoms in Oman. Contact email@example.com or me !
Added by Dr Simon Harding on November 17, 2008 at 2:35am —
(Nov 14, 2008) I spent an amazing couple of days with Dave Mendoza, our resident networking genius, sourcer extraordinaire and all around good guy. Dave organized a group of us (including Dan DH Harris and Sean Rehder) to spend a day… Continue
Added by John Sumser on November 16, 2008 at 11:30pm —