Companies are entering a new job market with a whole new set of challenges. Under the present circumstances, companies can’t rely on the heavy bonuses, high salaries, or other perks that have been the catalysts to attracting top performers. High-performing, highly talented individuals are now available in the market. Recruiters are being forced to retune expectations with their job seekers based on what the market will bear right now, which in the end, may very well result in hiring only the… Continue
Added by Rajnish Sinha on April 26, 2009 at 3:04am —
If anyone has a need for a strong VP/Sr. Dir of HR, I have a candidate with strong emloyee relations, union, finance, big box retailer, and mergers & acquisition experience as well as international experience.
Added by Joe M Leon-Blanford on April 25, 2009 at 3:43am —
Here a network, there a network, everywhere a social network. Perhaps it's overkill, but we are all now a part of so many social communities online that sometimes it feels as if we are no longer growing closer together, but farther apart. This is especially true in the staffing and recruiting community. We recruiters, by definition, tend to overdo it in the area of networking.
Through Ning niche groups like… Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on April 24, 2009 at 10:19pm —
People are leaving the recruiting business. This really started in 2008 as business conditions got a little difficult and as conditions got worse the pace has quickened. This makes sense of course, as this can be a very challenging business in a downturn and by any account that I have heard, this is the most difficult downturn most if not all of us in the business have faced. It has been my feeling, based on conversations with recruiters, that many of the people leaving the business have the… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on April 24, 2009 at 12:36pm —
My friend Siobhan is having an AHA moment. Watch her amazing story.
My aha moment happened two and a half years ago, when I lost a baby through a miscarriage. I got really depressed, so I decided to stop everything and go to Africa to try to see if I could help other people. I ended up volunteering with this organization that did malaria prevention in… Continue
Added by Jeff Weidner on April 24, 2009 at 11:24am —
Can I just say I’ve never understood rinsing and
repeating? It seems to me that if the product can’t get the job done the first time, rather than lathering, rinsing, and then doing it all over again – the ideal would be to buy a higher quality product. No?
One thing about the current state of things is that I’m noticing a lot of repeating the same behavior and hoping for a different outcome (Ie. Using $1 shampoo and hoping for flowing shiny hair). Clients are shunning… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on April 24, 2009 at 9:59am —
just re-launched with a brand new site. We are now way more than just a Job Board Directory, we are a Social Network and Online Community!
Some of the great features include:
• The Job Board Review Directory
- A growing registry of all the Job Board on the internet. To be a part of the directory you simply need to… Continue
Added by Jill Czeczuga on April 24, 2009 at 8:56am —
I spent the last few months at a company called Credentify designing an applicant tracking system
. It's simple applicant tracking system with built in screening tools (background checks and credential verification).
I've spent the last few weeks talking to business owners and hr managers trying to get them to start using some type of applicant tracking system. I thought it would be easy to get people to adapt this new technology, but a lot of… Continue
Added by mark on April 23, 2009 at 10:11pm —
hello everyone, want to be part aof a new exciting social network? then netchatt is the place to be. At netchatt you can make new friends and chat about anything and everything. Themembers at netchatt are a great group of people who enjoy chatting and just getting together with friends after a hard days work and catch up on the days news and events, if you would like to be part of netchatt please sign up today http://netchatt.ning.com/?xgi=2h0KYVy
Added by billy h on April 23, 2009 at 7:57pm —
As I was writing up a 'social media recruiting guide' for a client today, I had one of my many epiphanies:
We are finally to the point where social media can become REALLY powerful for recruitment.
Now you might be thinking, "Golly, it's been pretty powerful already hasn't it?" Yes, you just thought "Golly."
Yes and no. Yes, it's done wonders to help recruiters find talent and to help companies brand themselves as the ultimate employers of… Continue
Added by ryanchartrand on April 23, 2009 at 3:11pm —
I'm tired of hobbies - don't get me wrong, they're great, and I have a few (though not as many now that I have a toddler). I appreciate that they help to maintain our sanity, and they make us more complete as people. Being fully developed is nice.
Here's the thing: I, most likely, don't care about your hobbies.
If you have submitted a resume for consideration for a highly specialized, technologically involved, demanding position, I have little interest in your favourite… Continue
Added by Jonathan McLeod on April 23, 2009 at 2:32pm —
As Sandra McCartt might say about the government pointing to all the positive signs in the economy, "Just because a chicken has wings don't mean it can fly."
Today we found out that Ken Lewis, the teetering CEO of Bank of America, testified that Bernanke and Paulson
and "...the government wanted him to keep quiet while the two sides negotiated government funding to help BofA absorb… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
My firm is considering PC Recruiter. Can anyone tell me about their personal experience with this ATS?
Added by Wendy Lane on April 23, 2009 at 11:41am —
Food for thought...
For the past decade, a job at an investment bank has been coveted. Now the implosion of Wall Street has not only shaken a generation's ambitions, it has also unleashed them.
Click here for the NY Times video
Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 6:30am —
Added by Gina Block on April 23, 2009 at 4:28am —
Where do you pros go to grab the listings of jobs to work on with some viable integrity from companies? I just did one with one of the biggest plastics irrigation manufacturing systems etc. and was totally stiffed on several levels.
where else to find gigs besides BountyJobs?????????
Added by Mark Anetsberger on April 22, 2009 at 9:30pm —
According to the Urban Dictionary, "stay up" originates in the graffiti subculture. The phrase refers to the hope that one's tag, throw up, piece, or burner will "stay up" and not be buffed. Of course, in the song of the same title, Kanye may have been alluding to something else.
How cool would it be if life cruised along with no problems, no upsets, no drama? The reality is that these things happen. I haven't run across anyone immune to… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on April 22, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The job search and better yet the career path that one takes has a genuine undertone that I think inevitably shapes the thoughts and minds of the seeker. That is the person’s passion. Passion is under-used criteria in the search process as most people think that passion is lost when they need to “grow up” and move out into the world. I researched passion and this is what I found “Passion can be expressed as a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion towards a subject,… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 22, 2009 at 3:34pm —
In 7 days the kick off meeting for the Nevada Recruiters Association
The Nevada Recruiters Association
Get your tickets for this event: http://nvra.eventbrite.com
Date: Wednesday April 29th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dave Mendoza of Six Degrees from Dave
"A Sourcing Guru's Guide To Mastering LinkedIn: Building Passive Talent Relationships"
Get your tickets for this event:… Continue
Added by Thomas F.X. Licari on April 22, 2009 at 2:23pm —
On my quest to grow the site or get a job I was invited to sit down with the morning news team at Sunrise KGMB9 in Honolulu to talk about the website and my own situation http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/16433/289/
Added by Mike Nale on April 22, 2009 at 2:14pm —