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Positive Energy Always a Must

I am a mom of two kids: a 6-year-old daughter, and an 8-month-old son. When our son was born and while I was on maternity leave, my husband and I decided not to continue daycare due to budget, so he and I switch off - I work part-time in the morning, and he works 3-11 pm Monday through Friday. Therefore, I am usually with the kids each night, and I try to keep my daughter somewhat active after school, otherwise I have an overly energetic child driven up the walls. Keeping her active has also… Continue

Added by Lalaine Tate Whitefield on January 22, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

Has the workforce changed forever?

The evolving US economy, cyclical change, and the worldwide distribution of wealth and business have caused what some experts are claiming to be an ever changing and fluid workforce. Stability and permanence are washed away to the low cost countries beating down our doors offering value and efficiency. But is that the case, or are we not noticing the widespread change that is taking place with our off-shoring efforts and what is likely to be a huge windfall (long long term) if the US can… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on January 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Twitter and me



We're great mates. We go back a year ago, and our friendship has blossomed as time has gone on.



I was listening to Bill Boorman and the crew from his Ready for Liftoff radio show, and they were talking about Twitter for learning. They were looking at… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 22, 2010 at 5:22am — No Comments

STATE OF THE RESUME

STATE OF THE RESUME



Among the most common topics candidates seek my advice is about resume preparation. Most often I am asked for feedback regarding content or construction yet some questions are quite specific such as whether it is appropriate to use bulleted text or how much employment history to include. In the legal profession it is not uncommon for law firm partners to have a summary bio prepared by the firm’s professional marketing staff. I have talked to very accomplished… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on January 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nice Legs

I like nice legs. We are in the midst of a little rally in the recruiting business and I hope this one has the legs to keep going for a while. Job orders are flowing in at a little better pace. The interview process in most cases is moving along a little more quickly, and our pipeline of deals looks better than it has in a long time. So this feels pretty good and many people will be tempted to call it a recovery. Recession over.



I don’t think I can buy that scenario. In the post… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on January 21, 2010 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

2010 Study on Recruitment Marketing Practices

My company, JCSI Corporate Staffing, just recently released the findings of a study we conducted with recruitment professionals on the tools they plan to use in 2010 to support their company's hiring needs. The results indicate that hiring is increasing, but there is a shift in the best practices companies are using to find and attract candidates. Traditional methods of… Continue

Added by Laura Gargolinski on January 21, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Big 3 Recruiting Mistakes – Continued

I have received a lot of feedback on my post about recruiting mistakes personally and on Recruitingblogs .com. so why not continue the thought!



Reputation is HUGE, especially now with social networking and immediate feedback. People talk, especially when they feel like they have been treated unfairly.



Your reputation is a consideration at every level of your business. Here are some areas you may not have thought of:

How you advertise your positions. Are you targeting… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 21, 2010 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

If Obama was my applicant? Has face value killed good recruiting?

by Michael Brandt - BrightMove Recruiting Software

I am on a plane right now and got an urge to write something that I find very important not only in recruitment but in how people evaluate and judge applicants and people in general. I use the analogy of President Obama simply because we are in a time of in your face smear campaigns and news, where our political opinion of a person is summed up and essentially defined by one act or… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on January 21, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

10.3 MILLION HOURS SPEAKING TO CLIENTS. 5 MILLION HOURS COLD-CALLING…”SORRY, WE HAVE A PSL.”

Everyday I learn of a new recruitment agency forming, and every day I hear about how there aren’t enough jobs for recruiters to work. I read an interesting article recently written by an internal recruitment manager, frustrated at the state of the market, and the time she had spent sifting through a combination of both irrelevant, and the all too common unsolicited CV’s for a position she was trying to fill. As an ex-recruiter, I know only too well that common phrase when you finally reach the… Continue

Added by Nick Banks on January 21, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

When Your Job Search Hits Rock Bottom...

and the world around you has turned upside down, what do you do? When all of your job search efforts, interviews, breakfast meetings and resume re-writes lead you to the same place, nowhere, who do you turn to for help? When it's no longer enough to keep going, sometimes you reach for a little divine inspiration, sometimes you want to give up. You know when you've reached the end of the road, this is the time to pick up where you left off and start all over again. The old way of doing things,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on January 20, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Laying Off Is Hard To Do - The Importance of Preserving Dignity

Remember that old Neil Sedaka song, "Breaking up is hard to do?" Well here in New Zealand, "Laying Off Is Hard To Do". The laws surrounding hiring/firing/laying off workers are such that in order to comply, companies must go through a number of steps that are similar to union requirements in the United States. I won't get into boring specifics, but in my own particular situation - the entire New Zealand office of a particular company was being closed. In order to be in proper legal compliance,… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on January 20, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Conan & NBC - The Wrong Approach to Employee Relations

This is late but these are some thoughts :)



By now everyone has heard about the rollercoaster changes to NBC’s Late night lineup and the flack they are getting. I think that companies, HR and employees can learn a little something from this situation. We all have been faced with decisions that leadership makes. There are times we agree and other times where we disagree wholeheartedly. Sometimes the disagreements are a little more hush, hush then we would like them to be. In… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Customer Experience and the Importance of Making People Feel Special

Every morning I stop on my way to the station to get a coffee…my Soya Latte is very much a part of my commute, even in summer! I have stopped for a couple of years at one particular coffee shop (Cafe Nero, for those in the UK) initially for their loyalty scheme which basically gives you every tenth coffee free – a free coffee every other Friday seemed like a good idea!



I say initially because they started charging extra for soya milk. Other coffee shops didn’t, but I stayed loyal.… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 20, 2010 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

How to Syndicate Your Recruiting Videos

Jobs in Pods, the audio jobcast company, is proud to announce the launch of their new Recruitment Video Distribution Service (RViDS) for employers. Traditionally, recruiting videos have just been accessible on the company career page but this new syndication service will distribute it across the internet on the top video sharing sites and podcast directories.



“Employers are increasingly looking to get their media into the hands of passive candidates for branding and… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on January 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are You Measuring Social Recruiting?



What are you doing to measure your social recruiting efforts? Because if you aren't doing anything to measure them and you're telling the world that social recruiting works then you're just winging it. Or if you aren't putting any effort in place to try and account for your efforts while squaking to your peers and colleagues that it doesn't work - well, you're equally as… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Would ROI Have Been Enough to Predict This? ("Vitamin Water’s Newest Flavour Created by Facebook Fans")

As ROI = (Gain - Cost)/(Cost), would ROI have been the right metric to present the following possibility? Consider the following example of the power of "Collective Intelligence" --



"Great Example of "Collective Intelligence" - Vitamin Water’s Newest Flavour Created by Facebook… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on January 20, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

ExecuNet Annual Executive Market Outlook Survey - Opportunity To Participate

For the past 17 years Execu Net has conducted an extensive survey of the marketplace. Some members of RecruitingBlogs I am sure have seen it and many undoubtedly have participated.



We are currently in the process of gathering the data for this year's survey from three groups: senior level executives, recruiters, and corporate HR executives.



If you would like to participate (and get a copy of the results for doing so) you can participate as… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on January 20, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Recruiters Break Down Barriers

Recently I was in a elevator with a group of people and the silence was killing me. As I looked around and saw a few people dressed suits and ties, a Fedx delivery man, and some others in business casual attire. I could feel that everyone was feeling uncomfortable.



I decided that I would say something. At the risk of my life and limbs and looked over at the guys in the suits and said, "How you are you guys doing today?"



The seas parted and the silence was broken! One of… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on January 20, 2010 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Short Interview? Be Afraid

Interviewing for jobs can feel like a whirlwind - driving to all corners of the city, lots of new names and faces, various business models, etc. Keeping all the details straight can be a challenge! But I urge all of you to take a breath, relax, and get all of your questions answered. Remember, you are interviewing the company as well and if you're like most people, you will stay an average of 18 months with the company if they make you an offer. Get as many of your questions answered and red… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 20, 2010 at 1:42pm — 4 Comments

Culture, Climate & Vision Statements

Culture vs. Climate



This whole vision, culture, mission statement thing has always been a little confusing to me. A statement that encapsulates the ideals of a business and motivate their employees to great heights. This work of art is then put in all the training material, posted on walls and… forgotten about.



These statements don’t change anything. All they really do is give your staff ample ammunition when you fall off the “Vision Wagon.”



There are the… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 20, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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