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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

All stoked up about that job offer? The details in hand, now is decision time. Go down the list – job scope and title, your new colleagues, company stability and prestige, corner office, compensation and benefits, check that list and yep everything is in place so time to accept that offer. Now the hard part, telling your current boss who you know will be crest fallen because after all they love you in your current job but just aren’t paying you enough money. If only they had told you how… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on December 16, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Twittersphere Christmas

Twas right before Christmas the twittersphere was a tizzy

Many recruiters and bloggers discussing how they were starting to get busy

You had recruiters texting how the upcoming new year brought hope

While the bloggers were writing that they think they can cope.

All around there was chatter and twits I could read

But there were a couple of people who seemed to be a different breed

See… Continue

Added by Paul Paris on December 16, 2009 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Re: What Makes a Smart Recruiter?

I must comment on the depth of this free e-book, courtesy of Kudos!

Added by Akiode Segun on December 16, 2009 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

You have been doing this for how long?

Yes… I guess you can call me the minority. How often to you come across a Recruiter who has worked in the Staffing Industry for almost 10 years… all while working in one organization. This is unheard of in any industry let alone staffing.

Sure it gets frustrating when an associate calls in sick 5 minutes after their shift began or after days of negotiating back and forth you finally convince your client that your candidate is worth an extra $5K, only to have your candidate accept a… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on December 16, 2009 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

what drives the business of recruiting....job growth or turnover??

What drives the business of recruiting...job growth or turnover?

looking for comments

Added by Sharon Sell on December 16, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

What Version are You?

How often do you update your software? For instance, do you update every time there is a new release to take advantage of the latest in technology? Do you update your operating system to gain advantage as soon as it's released, OR do you wait? Like most people you probably upgrade your software every couple years due to a forced change.

I mean why change right? If it's working and current software you have gets you by why change? The time it would take to learn… Continue

Added by William G Morgan on December 16, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Making Friends on Facebook vs Teams at Work

Friends Some of you whispered. Some of you spoke passionately. Some of you should be stuffing bills into this RecruiterGuy's cuss jar. But of the 22 responses (I was hoping for more) that were received via phone, email, and DM's as a result of my "Can I Just Whisper.." article, one…


Added by RecruiterGuy on December 16, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Shopping, Gandhi and IIT Bombay

From the beginning of our trip through Monday night’s farewell dinner, our 19 SHRM delegates and guests had little time off – clocking 14 hours on occasion but, not all of it was taking meetings.

Sunday we were tourists (three of our days in India- counting our trip to the Taj, were devoted to tourist activities) and a few of us “shopped til we dropped” whenever we had a chance to do so.

(About the buying of India’s wares, I’m sworn to secrecy- with the holiday season upon… Continue

Added by Gerry Crispin on December 16, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The year in job boards: 2009 – what we learned

It was an ugly, painful year. I haven’t talked to a single job board owner – not one – who saw revenue declines of less than 35 to 70 percent. Many had to lay off employees, cut benefits, or otherwise pull back. They weren’t alone, of course – almost every aspect of our economy (Goldman Sachs excepted) has suffered.

So, we’re agreed – 2009 sucked. But surely we learned a few things, right? Hmmm….

1. Bailouts are for banks, not job boards (unless you’re Monster in… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 16, 2009 at 9:04am — 3 Comments

Is the tide really ebbing away from the newspaper industry?

I'm a curious animal when it comes to newspapers. Having worked in my time for both national and regional titles, I never really got into the habit of buying a daily paper. And, when I later worked at advertising agencies, there were always plenty knocking around if I wanted to have a quick flick through their pages. As such, I am in no way a typical customer to the newspaper industry.

That said, I still enjoy a browse on a Sunday or of an evening. And, it would seem, plenty of… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on December 16, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Finding right person for the job harder than ever for recruiters

You would think that a recruiter's job would be easier than ever right now. Resumes from overqualified candidates coming in by the dozens. Job seekers eager to get back to work. Well, think again!

With 10% of the country looking for work and resumes flooding in, recruiters and human resource professionals are working harder than ever. According to some estimates, an open position that used to bring in 50 resumes is now bringing in as many as 250. Many job seekers are applying for… Continue

Added by David Blanton on December 15, 2009 at 11:42pm — 6 Comments


Interview Tip 1: Plan Ahead – Do a little homework! Research the company and the position if possible, as well, the people you will meet with at the interview. Review your work experiences. Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!

Interview Tip 2: Role Play – Once you have finished studying, begin role playing (rehearsing). Use the general questions provided below in the Interview Preparation… Continue

Added by IBW Recruiters on December 15, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Employee Relations - Dwight Schrute Style


Can you imagine what your world would be like if you had a Dwight in your office.

Dwight Schrute worships and views his boss as model of success. His ultimate goal it to be 2nd only to him and while Dwight craves authority he also takes the authority even when it is not delegated or given. Sound like anyone in you… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on December 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Candidate Care – do you value your currency??

Candidates are the currency of any good recruiter. We get paid by a client when we deliver a great candidate, and let’s not forget that today’s candidates become tomorrow’s clients.

We need clients, yes, but then clients can also brief any number of recruiters…it’s the recruiters with the best candidates, the strongest community, who will ultimately deliver.

Yet most candidates you speak to have a common complaint…no feedback, I blogged about it before and it is something… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on December 15, 2009 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

I am looking for a few Business Developers!

Position: Business Development Manager

This is a Direct Hire opportunity for a client based out of MD and VA. What I am looking for is a solid resource or lead for this type of professional. This role will be based out of the Washington DC Metro Area, and will require 25-50% travel.

My contact information is:

Alex Brown


Thank you in advance for any help!

This is the basic job description:

Job… Continue

Added by Alex Brown on December 15, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Employee Engagement/Motivation – Part I

In a recent issue of SIReview I read an article by Amy Bingham titled “Are your employees engaged? OR Just really good actors?”

The article hits on a specific topic of heavy interest and debate regarding employment as the rate of unemployment across the country still sits in the “double digits”.

Even in September 2009 at a state SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) conference with over 500 Iowa human resource professionals present, we were exposed to this topic… Continue

Added by Lisa K. Smith on December 15, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

To Pay or Not To Pay?

It's no secret that there are lots of job boards out there. And depending on whom you talk to they are a valuable vehicle for promotion or a stressful money pit. As an owner of an up and coming niche medical job board BragFolio I naturally go with the first opinion of value.

Throughout my work day I communicate with numerous recruiters and corporate HR heads who voluntarily offer feedback and of course I receive the unsolicited… Continue

Added by Jeff Stahl on December 15, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Job Boards Will Die a Slow, Not Quick Death

Let’s face it – if a consultant is in-between projects or a full time employee has been laid off or in a bad situation; they are not hiding under a rock wanting recruiters/employers to not find them. They’re not hiding their profile only on social media websites where only a highly complex Boolean logic string will discover them.

Now you might say something along the lines of good people are always working & have a network, you don’t want anyone unemployed and passive/referred… Continue

Added by Greg on December 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Feeling Like A Typical December

December is typically a difficult month for a lot of businesses outside of the retail world. Things slow down for a number of reasons. Decision makers at many companies get busy with the holidays or are out on vacation. Deals in the process of getting done can be put on hold until after the 1st of the year if not urgent. Many companies look at year end budgets and planning for the following year and choose to hold off on things. That's the normal course of action for year end and it all makes… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on December 15, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

The Many Choices of HR

Last week, a final year MBA student wanted me to coach him, as he was keen to move into HR, in itself a little unusual career choice. In talking to his university career manager, he was an excellent student with a passion for HR. Now HR is not always seen as the preferred choice for ambitious, talented and commercially orientated graduates, which is his profile.

At times, I am still amazed and also a little disappointed, when I read the criticism by HR people of… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on December 15, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

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