I'm giving you all fair warning and letting you know that this is a touchy-feely kind of blog. If you are looking for some sort of information on how to become a better recruiter, you will not find it here. Actually, you will probably not find it in any of my blogs ever.
I woke up at 6:30am to discover my 2-year-old son, Cole, whining in his crib. I pick him up and he cuddles next to me like a baby kooala bear. Cole is usually in great spirits when he wakes up in the morning so I was… Continue
Added by See_Jane_Recruit on April 22, 2009 at 11:00am —
Robert Rivet, CFO of Advanced Micro Devices, reminded analysts during recent conference calls that "the current environment is pretty murky, visibility is pretty low."
It's not easy trying to plan your future workforce trends when even the CFOs are having a difficult time
making sense of it all...
Added by Steve Levy on April 22, 2009 at 8:25am —
We tried to have our regular MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat this week and we thought (Animal and I) that there was an Archive being automatically created with Chatroll but alas! There wasn't. This is the last part of the chat we were able to get copied once we came to to what was happening to the chat. The early part of the class was good with participation from several people. I'm sorry that part is lost. Following is the log that represents… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 22, 2009 at 7:49am —
Enough Negative News
Don Schmitz / Human Resource Staffing
The news focuses on gloom and doom and I’ve heard enough negatives. So let’s add a bit of healthy skepticism to counter all the negative forces. Where can we expect the new jobs to come from in the future? With unemployment in Minnesota at 6% and national unemployment of 6.5% sure to go higher, everyone wonders, “Will I have a job tomorrow?”
According to the state of Minnesota, the medical device sector… Continue
Added by Don Schmitz on April 21, 2009 at 6:03pm —
If anyone is looking or knows someone who is - please contact me. Thank you!
Added by Lois Lyons on April 21, 2009 at 5:01pm —
Were you not able to tune in on Sunday to hear the discussion about Your WOW! Factor
? That's OK - you can listen to a podcast
of the show.
We've created a podcast link
to the What's Your WOW! Factor?
show of Coach Colette
on Career Communique Radio with Keith Keller and Annemarie Cross.
On the show, Coach Colette… Continue
Added by Colette Ellis on April 21, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Networking is about more than going to Chamber of Commerce
meetings in the Internet era
Social networking Web sites aren’t just about looking up old high school crushes or telling everyone you know what you had for breakfast.
Whether you use a business-oriented site such as LinkedIn or a network such as Facebook that’s designed more for fun, online social networking can help you find a job.
There are lots of people on social networking sites who are looking… Continue
Added by Todd Palmer on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm —
That euphoric feeling of accepting a new position can quickly leave when you start to think about the prospect of having to go to your current boss and give notice. Mostly because you probably have a decent relationship with she or he and your co-workers, so it will be a bittersweet departure. Even if you absolutely despise everything about your job, it still can be tough.
The best way to approach… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have never liked the phrase Cold Call. When I was trained to become a Recruiter, we learned to use the phrase Warm Call. Well, after all, that is what the inititial call is isn't it? If the call is cold you will, well be cold. The candidate or client for that matter will be cold. It is really that simple. I don't need any "guru" to tell me differently.
I was recently interviewed on the @Animal
Radio Show http://… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on April 21, 2009 at 8:59am —
This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are unanimous and needs to be appreciated by everyone.
Online Uk Jobs Resource
Added by George Paul on April 21, 2009 at 1:06am —
Late at night...no one around for miles - and yet you stop at the red light and wait. Why? You stop because it's the ethical thing to do. We trust each other to stop, whether or not anyone is watching. You could say that trust is the outcome of ethical behavior.
It's difficult to define, exactly, what ethical behavior is; and it's impossible to measure. But we can sense when ethics are present in an individual or a company culture - and especially we sense it when they're not.… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on April 20, 2009 at 9:27pm —
Like in most sectors of the economy recruiters are sometimes subject to greed in their desire to make a quick buck (placement) and run, having little or no consideration for the impact of their actions on the life of the candidate or the success of the client company. Of course, the majority of recruiters do not fall into this category and we generally got into this field to make money and not become saints. Well, maybe not all of us.
Recruiters at quasi-ethical or unethical firms… Continue
Added by Michael Sullivan on April 20, 2009 at 8:05pm —
I am looking for a position to provide Human Resources and/or Recruiting services to companies or organizations with extensive experience at the Director, Manager or contributor level, with hands-on and strategic business experience in the following areas: employee relations; performance management, performance management; benefit negotiation and implementation; compensation and bonus plans; employee recognition; sales incentive plans; on-boarding / orientation, training and professional… Continue
Added by Irene Levitt on April 20, 2009 at 5:47pm —
A few hours ago I stopped in to PetSmart
to pick up a few pet items. The total came to $12.42; I pulled $15 out my wallet, counted out 42 cents, and handed the currency to the cashier - who in the transfer, dropped one penny onto the floor. She attempted to bend over to pick it up but didn't.
I turned away for about four seconds and she handed me $2.99 in change; the receipt noted that I gave her $15.41. I took the two dollar bills in my right… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Just a quick note about how NOT to get an HR Director to work with you. Send an email like this:
"Most recruiters who were calling you last year are no longer around; but you, the hiring manger, and I, a recruiter, are survivors and still here! I would love to take 20 minutes of your time to learn about how I can recruit FOR you rather than FROM you."
Don't threaten that if I dont work with you, that you'll recruit from me. To me that's just a challenge. Bring it.
Added by Ragan Kellams on April 20, 2009 at 3:55pm —
We are actively hiring for Information Technology Staffing and Solutions Sales professionals in Houston Metropolitan market.Please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Kavi Ganatra on April 20, 2009 at 3:43pm —
Over time it has become apparent in reading and listening to people within organizations that a sense or lack of manager care is constant in the work place. Management, both executive and supervisory, are pressed with the bottom line offering little consciousness of the impact. Expecting more and demanding more, employees become less and less engaged. They work endless hours to serve “the man” just in the hopes that they will keep their job in the sliding economy. The downward pressure… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
Added by Chad Sowash on April 20, 2009 at 10:58am —
I am in need of Logistics Pros with backgrounds in American Institute of Baking or USDA -grade facilities.
Added by Tony Santori on April 20, 2009 at 10:01am —
The idea of a community manager isn’t unique to the recruiting function. The term is borrowed from the consumer world and emerged with the influence social media is exerting on brand engagement and reputation. While the role is still relatively new, companies have begun to realize the potential to attract, engage, nurture, retain and expand their customer / client base beyond traditional marketing and PR. Its about creating brand value through experiential engagement and listening… Continue
Added by Susan Burns on April 19, 2009 at 7:30pm —