Right around July 24th jobs started heading to a new board - a board where job descriptions are only allowed to be 142 characters or less. So in a world where employers are complaining that job boards don't typically give them enough freedom, one wonders why an employer might choose this one. Why would an employer want to post on what could quite possibly be the most limiting job board in existence today?
Could it be… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 5, 2008 at 9:00am —
Over my gin & java this morning, I've been reflecting on a comment from a VP of Staffing from a huge, publicly traded staffing-firm this last week. In a nutshell, his comment was, to a degree, a defense of the major job boards. He referred to what he believed to be an "even" distribution of talent on job boards (i.e. Monster, CareerBuilder, etc.) Now, forgive me for being a little of a math-head, so I'm going to try to keep this short & simple (as I don't have too much time and there's… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 5, 2008 at 8:47am —
fyi - if you've failed to read all of your recent emails from LinkedIn, you might want to pay attention to this.
On August, 14th, LinkedIn will begin enforcing a limit to the number of user-created groups any LinkedIn member may be part of at one time. They are setting that limit at membership in 50 (fifty) user-created groups.
If you have membership in more than 50 Groups (as most recruiters do), you will need to take the initiative to reduce your number of groups to 50… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on August 4, 2008 at 7:49pm —
Job advertising volumes in the UK took a further dip in July, according to the born Job Advertising Index. The index dropped one point, down to 90 points, following a three point decline in June.
Despite the decline, [more]
© Georgy Pchemyan |… Continue
Added by Julian Stopps on August 4, 2008 at 5:10pm —
Does your social media network show LOVE via web 2.0 "Baby"?…
Added by Heather Gardner on August 4, 2008 at 2:00pm —
There was a recent posting on the ERE Recruiting Network regarding the obsolescence of job boards.
Job Boards are not becoming obsolete. As a matter of fact it is the opposite. Job Boards, just like any other evolution, fall into a survival of the fittest game. As the industry becomes more & more competitive, the winners will be the ones that deliver results and offer the best value-added-service along with an affordable price point.
Job Boards are a by-product of the… Continue
Added by David Mezzapelle on August 4, 2008 at 12:23pm —
I was thinking that perhaps asking anyone here who reads my sporadic posts may be off-topic, but then, it's a social network . . . so why not. :)
Every once in a while, we have a chance to take part in something much bigger than ourselves. Here's that chance.
4690 U.S. military members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you can run 1-mile to commemorate our Fallen. Here
are some details - I… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 4, 2008 at 9:02am —
Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase
Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...
As if to test the six degrees of separation theory Dave and introduces us to Pat Cronin
via shared connection Heather Gardner
From Rookie of the Year to top executive Pat has much to share in… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 4, 2008 at 8:53am —
Seeking an opportunity to utilize my existing skills and learn new skills.
Education: 1984–1988 BSC Computer Science, University of Jordan
Skills: Extensive Java Programming experience.
§ Extensive device interface programming experience (reader, camera, handheld scanner… etc)
§ C++, VB & C# (.net) SQL programming.
§ Team player, understanding the power of WE.
§ Designed and programmed a complete POS system… Continue
Added by Joe Botto on August 4, 2008 at 1:23am —
EXECUTIVE-LEVEL MANAGEMENT: Business Development, Sales
Seasoned sales and business leader with more than 18 years of experience contributing to advanced corporate performance and profitability through the delivery of large revenue deals and the establishment of major pipelines. Skillfully identify new business opportunities and cultivate profitable relationships with clients, expanding territories and generating new revenue streams. Reputable for starting up, turning… Continue
Added by Joe Botto on August 4, 2008 at 1:00am —
Added by Dave Mendoza on August 4, 2008 at 12:00am —
That was the week that was...Week ending August 1, 2008
A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...
Wow! It's August and still no time for ice cream...
Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase...
Meet Martin Warren, Australian Cybersleuth
Geoff Peterson with… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 3, 2008 at 6:49pm —
Mingle with employers, recruiters and jobseekers! Find Rosemary Pichot.
Added by Ryan on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm —
In a recent UK survey the CIPD (Chartered Instutute of Personnel & Development) confirmed that 86% of companies are concerned about their ability to meet their organisations recruitment needs.
What makes even more interesting reading is that over 80% of companies feel that staff retention is a growing concern and needs to be addressed.
So there we have it, the business world still hasn't found the magic formula to attract talent, and… Continue
Added by Gavin Chase on August 3, 2008 at 4:14am —
To all my RHT & MR recruiter friends! I just wanted to say that I had a BLAST with you guys and I learned so much! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with me. I feel like I still have a lot to learn but I'm going to try and implement all the new ideas! A special hello to my 'Outpost Party Friends'....I would party with you guys ANY DAY...You Rock!Please share all your ideas and success stories that our RHT 2008 training helped you accomplish. I'll start....
Friday - 8/1/08 - I… Continue
Added by Holli Maestas on August 2, 2008 at 10:21pm —
Anyone that knows me professionally understands that there are three critial components to my business success that I am truly passionate about:
1. My customer
2. My candidate
3. My morning Starbucks Venti Latte
So, you can imagine the heartbreak when I heard the news…
600 planned Starbucks closures!!!!!
“In January, we committed to transforming the company through a series of… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on August 1, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Any ideas on strategic ways to find JAVA candidates???
Added by Christina Long on August 1, 2008 at 4:50pm —
The primary reason quite frankly I got into recruiting is that my experience with most recruiters while I was an employee doing marketing and business development (for 18 years) stunk. Really, getting a cold call from someone who wastes your time and doesn't have a clue what the difference between someone doing Business Development and Sales was pathetic.
So, my suggestion is to always put yourself in the candidates shoes. Be prepared. Don't waste their time. I think a lot of being a… Continue
Added by Robert Greene on August 1, 2008 at 3:58pm —
I was introduced to a service last week:Go here
Without completely throwing my services under the bus, I want to say that I think might be a good "Take it with a grain of Salt" or " You get what you pay for" type of service.
I value my time and the time I leverage through trading partners/split recruiters. More often than not, I would say that the time we spend (not just quantity, but quality)… Continue
Added by James, CPC on August 1, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I got an email today that "made my day."
Yeah, I know, it's not all about me, but I really dig it when somebody takes the time to send a nice email, note, thank you card, whatev. It shows there's still a few good souls out there in the world who perceive the value of:
- passing on a kind word
- encouraging a stranger in their endeavors
- appreciating the efforts of others and taking action to tell them.
I got one of those today. Jeremiah Reyes took 2… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on August 1, 2008 at 1:31pm —