Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv
Featuring Dave Staats, Headhunter, Flamethrower, Judge and Jury...
You know Bill Vick
, don't you? Bill is one of the seminal figures in online recruiting, one of the first to write about internet recruiting techniques as early as 1996. And Dave Staats
, you know Dave, right? The Fordyce Letter
, prototypical… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 24, 2008 at 7:41am —
Last year FuseJobs launched to the UK market. The site has an interesting business model, which is a cross between a niche job board and a vertical search engine.
This week we took the opportunity to speak to Director Amanda Lacey about the site, why the company selected the ‘entry-level jobs’ sector and the challenges in aggregating job… Continue
Added by Julian Stopps on April 24, 2008 at 7:01am —
So..., I was scheduled to be be blasted by Recruiting Animal today on blogradio..., unfortunately, I had worlds collide over the last few days deeming me unfit for a simple conversation over a BIG glass of wine, let alone spout my stuff back at Animal...
This is my OFFICIAL apology and lame attempt at getting back in his bad graces...
I AM SORRY ANIMAL...
not sorry you are
an animal, that is what I find so appealing...
but sorry that I left you and others… Continue
Added by Rayanne on April 23, 2008 at 2:40pm —
Although I have been a contingency recruiter for almost 297 years, OK maybe not quite that long, I have of recent been seeing less commitment from hiring managers to contingency recruiters. I have given serious thought moving my agency to retained in it's entirety or at least in part. Has anybody made this transition? If so what caveats, models to follow, tools etc can you advise me to look at and possibly incorporate into this process? I'd appreciate all responses, pros and… Continue
Added by George Mancuso on April 23, 2008 at 2:17pm —
i went to a job fair /career expo (full disclosure: i work for Jobing.com
) and i am always interested how recruiters plan for their attendance at job fairs. i know that i prepare extensively for our job fairs from 10-12 days out from the event.
i use resume search heavily before the event and utilize our job postings/videos/company website information to excite candidates about the opportunities available with our organization. i am extremely… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on April 23, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Sometimes you just have to laugh at how people approach trying to secure employment. The following was posted at the top of a candidate's resume on Dice:
No Recruiters, DIRECT HIRE ONLY!
If you are a recruiter or work for a recruiting company, please read carefully.
You DO NOT have permission to submit me to jobs EVER!
You DO NOT have permission to add my information to your database.
If I find out that you have used my name or resume… Continue
Added by Dave Templeman on April 23, 2008 at 9:30am —
I know it's hard to believe. But here's the quote from the article:
"Boring jobs turn our mind to autopilot, say scientists - and it means we can seriously mess up some simple tasks."
But, here's the cool part of this research:
Monotonous duties switch our brain to "rest mode", whether we like it or not, the researchers report in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.
They found mistakes can be predicted up to 30 seconds before we make… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on April 23, 2008 at 8:37am —
Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland.
For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.
With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 23, 2008 at 8:21am —
Working in the Talent Acquisition arena, I remain in awe about how we march on with circa-1930s marketing processes despite the fact that if there is any business function that knows so much about their given 'customers', it's us.
I often ask the following question of Recruiters, Recruiting Managers, and even Directors of Talent Acquisition:
"What kind of information do you observe and store on the attitudes and… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on April 23, 2008 at 8:00am —
Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom
Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...
Last week's post on hairy candidates raised a lot of eyebrows, hackles even. If you missed it, too bad -- we're moving on!
This week Tektree Gopi
If time is the constraint, how can you analyze a candidate’s level of commitment? I work mostly on corporate-to-corporate contract… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 23, 2008 at 7:33am —
As posted on the MN Headhunter blog
To be honest, I have not much to say about this milestone. Not much because it feels sort of “enormous” that so may people have found their way here and have continued to come back.
The term “visitor” is each time someone comes to the site. So if you have come here two times a week for the almost three years since the blog started you would be .3% of… Continue
Added by Paul DeBettignies on April 23, 2008 at 3:13am —
As posted on the MN Headhunter blog
The next quarterly event for Minnesota Recruiters is set for May 9th, 2008 at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters. Format is the same as previous events with three presentations and networking from 8 am – Noon and lunch and networking from Noon – 2 pm.
Presenters, topics and sponsors will be announced later this week with… Continue
Added by Paul DeBettignies on April 23, 2008 at 2:01am —
I keep being told that the economy is in a recession and that it is going to be tough for everyone currently looking for employment. I do not believe that. This is a country of opportunity and it always will be. The resolve of the employer and employee will be tested today more than ever. Employers will have to start focusing on the employee who is the number one asset in a company. While the employee, will have to prove there value more than ever.
Tips for an… Continue
Added by Mark Hamade on April 22, 2008 at 9:43pm —
If time is the constraint, how can you analyze a candidate’s level of commitment? I work mostly on corporate-to-corporate contract positions (temporary placements), and I need to submit the resume to the preferred vendor or client within a couple of hours of the requisition opening. How can I avoid vanishing candidates?
I’d like to tell you that speed… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on April 22, 2008 at 9:30pm —
Most recruiters by nature aren’t trying to offend people as they go about the job of recruiting candidates for their client customers. However our quest to find the perfect person leads us to find many more really talented “close but no cigar” candidates that after showcasing our opportunity to and gaining their sincere interest we must now let them know that they just aren’t a good fit (insert reason here).
Of course, some people take this better than others, but generically… Continue
Added by bill martineau on April 22, 2008 at 5:14pm —
The lastest born podcast is out.
We've a great show for you this week, including an interview with Amanda Lacey of FuseJobs, news on Indeed's new search criteria and Borrell's predictions for the recruitment industry growth.
All this news, and more, this week on… Continue
Added by Julian Stopps on April 22, 2008 at 5:07pm —
1. Both are flat.
2. Both apparently have no hope of rising.
3. They have no spice.
4. They're full of holes.
5. You don't want to be involved with either of them anymore than absolutely necessary.
Read remaining five at http://www.CollegeRecruiter.com/weblog/2008/04/top_10_ways_mat.php
Added by Steven Rothberg on April 22, 2008 at 3:39pm —
I'm looking for someone in Toronto to host a full day seminar of the telephone names sourcing course "The Magic in the Method
" this summer. What we'll need: a room that will seat 50 w/ a projector/sound system
I'll give away 3 free seats for the provision and oh, by the way, if anyone wants to sponsor lunch for us, I'll give them 2 seats too.
This arrangement has… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 22, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Every now and then we’ll have a client who will talk to us about their “gut feelings” following an interview with one of our candidates.
Quite frankly, that’s one of the more common challenges we run into as a Recruiting Firm especially when dealing with new business partners.
Consequently, it’s one of the most common hiring mistakes made by employers and I’d say it’s even more pronounced when it comes to hiring Sales Professionals.
Has this happened to… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 22, 2008 at 1:58pm —
I feel I am a star recruiter for a few reasons but not for volume. (Although we have placed hundreds and hundreds of people over a 12 year period.)
1. I am only as good as my trusted network who have truly become friends and I thank them first and foremost!! (You know who you are :-)
2. I take the time to really understand my client's business before I accept a retained search assignment, and only if I believe I am the best recruiter for the job. After 12 years in… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on April 22, 2008 at 11:00am —