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The Client Side - We're Not Alone

I was out for a hike in nearby state park with my son's Cub Scout den on a beautiful North Carolina day today and had an interesting conversation with a friend whose son is also in the den. I love those conversations with smart people in other businesses where you can share and gain perspective outside of your normal business routine. This friend has a renewable energy business. It's a neat business model, he's got VC capital (something most of us in our business couldn't fathom), and he's in… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on November 21, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

The Client Side - We're Not Alone

I was out for a hike in nearby state park with my son's Cub Scout den on a beautiful North Carolina day today and had an interesting conversation with a friend whose son is also in the den. I love those conversations with smart people in other businesses where you can share and gain perspective outside of your normal business routine. This friend has a renewable energy business. It's a neat business model, he's got VC capital (something most of us in our business couldn't fathom), and he's in… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on November 21, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

How can the Australian job market continue its growth?

As the Australian job market continues to outperform by adding 24,500 new jobs in October, instead of the expected 10,000 jobs, Prime Minister Rudd, and the Labor Government have something to celebrate about on their 2-year anniversary.



We expect job growth to continue in the long-term. Project such as Gorgon in Western Australia will continue to increase the number of jobs. According to the ACIL Tasman report, an additional 10,000 direct and indirect jobs are on the horizon,… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on November 21, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

How To Be Relevant

There's so much talk about blogging. What makes your blog relevant? I have some ideas.



Blogging 101 has a few excellent tips http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/blogging.mspx



I offer the following:



1) Write with passionate interest about your topic.



2) Back your posts up with substantive reseach backed by empirical data… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on November 21, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

How To Be Relevant

There's so much talk about blogging. What makes your blog relevant? I have some ideas.



Blogging 101 has a few excellent tips http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/blogging.mspx



I offer the following:



1) Write with passionate interest about your topic.



2) Back your posts up with substantive reseach backed by empirical data… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on November 21, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Twilight: Pattinson in New Moon breaks midnight record

The new Twilight vampire movie took a record $26.3m (?15.9m) in midnight showings at North American box offices, studio Summit Entertainment has said.



That beats the previous North American record of $22.2m (?13.5m) for midnight openings, taken by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in July.



Experts have predicted that New Moon will have one of the biggest opening weekends for a non-summer film.



The first movie in the series, starring Robert Pattinson, made… Continue

Added by Dmitry on November 21, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites – Let’s Slow Down and Think About This for a Minute

Eveyone wants to jump on the internet and social netwrk sites to source. Here is one article that says NOT SO FAST! Let me know what you think. http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/775/the-rush-to-source-candidates-from-internet-and-social-networking-sites-2



The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites – Let’s Slow Down… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 21, 2009 at 2:56am — No Comments

The Six Biggest Applicant Lies

Just posted a story about the six biggest applcaint lies we see from an empyment screening point of view. Wondering how it jives with what recruiters see. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/989/the-six-biggest-job-applicant-lies



Although statistics vary widely, there is widespread agreement that a substantial number of resumes belong in the “fiction” section of the bookstore.… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 21, 2009 at 2:19am — 12 Comments

Hacked E-mails Fuel Climate Change Skeptics

Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.



The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual… Continue

Added by Dmitry on November 20, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Merrill brokers pressured to also be bank tellers

About a week ago I read an article in the New York Post entitled “Merrill Flinch: Retail banking push meets broker resistance.” I’ve read similar articles in Registered Rep and so on. Anyone could have (and many did) predict that this and more would happen. This is one of many instances where completely opposite and conflicting corporate cultures are going to clash.



BofA is pressuring Merrill brokers to start pushing retail banking products. The big brouhaha in the news is that BofA… Continue

Added by Darin Manis on November 20, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Twenty percent true unemployment in 2010?

On October 9th I posted a blog about how it might take 4 years to get unemployment back to normal. I referred to a Wall Street Journal survey of 48 economists which shows that on average these economist believed that the official unemployment rate would peak at 10.2% in February of 2010. They were half right.



The Department of Labor released the October unemployment numbers and the official unemployment rate is now at 10.2% (a 26 year high) while the true unemployment rate (including… Continue

Added by Darin Manis on November 20, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

St Louis Area Job Openings with NARA

One organization is saving nearly 1,000 jobs and possibly creating other St Louis area job openings in the future.



It was recently reported that the National Archives and Records Administration's new $100 million high-performance National Personnel Records Center is only months away from the start of construction. The facility will help NARA save about 800… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on November 20, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Employer Branding vs. Catchy Slogans what works?





There is much discussion on Social Media Groups and by people posting blogs about Branding.



When you think about it…what is Employer Branding? Isn’t it employers doing the right thing by running a company that people respect and where employees want to work? Often I think if an employer has a catchy slogan they believe it is enough to attract attention, get people interested in their product and their brand is… Continue

Added by Paul Paris on November 20, 2009 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Rock em, Sock em, and Knock em!

On Wednesday I rocked at an Interview I had with a small recruitment firm that has been in business for 15 years, has a great company culture and offers a opportunity to hit the ground running! My observations when I walked in were; a small staff, everyone smiling and no one looked like they had a migraine. The staff really looked passionate about their jobs and like they were happy to be there. The hiring manager was very impressed I had done my "homework" on the company. It seems there would… Continue

Added by Shennee_Rutt on November 20, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

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Added by Toben on November 20, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

Is the term ‘employer brand’ a misnomer?

It’s a phrase that has been around for years, yet different people define it in different ways. Some think it’s just about a slogan or ‘tag line’, others equate successful companies like Virgin or Google with it, But what IS an employer brand? And should it be called that in the first place?



Take a can of Coke or a Mars bar, or a Ferrari if you like. Each are made to a constant formula or recipe. They never vary. They are proper brands (or in the case of the Ferrari each car is a…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on November 20, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stuck for blog content? Here are 101 things you can write about on a recruitment blog

One of the questions I get often asked as a blogger, is what to right about. So in preparation for the blogging track I led at the Recruiting Unconference, I put together a take away for the bloggers that attended my tracks.



So if you blog about recruitment, in any way and constantly get stuck for subjects to blog on, take a… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on November 20, 2009 at 8:39am — 5 Comments

Why Employer Branding?

By David Kippen



Brands are fascinating. Search Google and you get 525 million hits. Search your home and you’ll find virtually every surface either branded or displaying something branded. Shut your eyes and think for a moment and chances are good even your internal landscape is cluttered with brands. And if you’re among the top 15% of consumers, you (and the other 14.xxx%) account for approximately 1.5 billion brand… Continue

Added by Featured Writer Series on November 20, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Warning: long-term side effects of recession may include…

by Jeff Dickey-Chasins for OnlineRecruitingNews.com



As the recession begins to wane, it’s a good time to assess what effects it has had on the relationship between employers and employees. Why? These changes will continue to reverberate over the coming years and affect how recruiting and hiring is conducted, what technologies and approaches are… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on November 19, 2009 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Silicon Valley Talent Poaching Highlights

We hear about it in the news every so often out here in Silicon Valley: a big player at Google has left for Facebook. Or a Yahoo executive has been seduced by Microsoft. Or some perky young startup has snatched a head developer from a venerable software giant.



Silicon Valley's human resources arena, ripe with star engineers and executives, is like a day time soap opera, full of unexpected surprises and shocking betrayals. Every time a transfer of talent occurs, juicy questions… Continue

Added by Darwin Redshield on November 19, 2009 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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