So we're just a bit closer to Christmas and the time when most people are starting to think about New Year's plans and resolutions. Yeah... Resolutions. The majority of which will likely be attempts to be more like the rest of the world. Attempts at losing weight, to stop smoking, spend more time with friends and family, get along with in-laws, become masters of our domain, etc.… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on December 15, 2009 at 9:14am —
In a time where you should be grateful for all that you have in your life, you can find yourself getting caught in the hail storm of worry, doubt and fear. When you know you should focus on the good things in your life, you can’t help but get dragged into the concerns, challenges and dread that has become your seemingly endless quest for the perfect job, or for some, just any job. When you look at your career, do you consider yourself blessed or just a mess?
It’s okay if you answered… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on December 15, 2009 at 7:08am —
Sometimes I happen upon a bit of information that is so stunning, so out-of-this-world crazy, that I simply dismiss it as media hyperbole. This is likely what happened when someone mentioned Sammy Sosa's recent skin transformation
, apparently an elective process, achieved by a "skin softening" cream.
For those of you as well-versed in baseball as I am, you likely remember… Continue
Added by Carmen Hudson on December 14, 2009 at 10:32pm —
Have you ever noticed that as soon as you land a position other opportunities start presenting themselves? Do you find that strange? What about the phenomenon that occurs when several companies ask you to interview in quick succession? How does that happen and why is it so unpredictable? Well, there are several factors that play into these occurrences. Some things that influence it are the market, the number of positions you applied for, and the depth of your network. However, I am… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on December 14, 2009 at 6:13pm —
Marske Site Services
, a leading recruitment specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry
has today announced that from early January 2010 they will be utilizing the services of an innovative new recruitment website www.oilandgaspeople.com
Marske’s Recruitment Business Manager for the UK, Lee Grimes said, ‘’We are delighted to be… Continue
Added by Kevin Forbes on December 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
(1) Sales / Business Development - King of Prussia, PA
(2) Branch Manager (Selling) - Wilmington, DE
Base + Commission = $100+K Potential
My client, a Premier Staff Augmentation Firm specializing in the Administrative Staffing field, has a need for a Business Development Account Executive for its established King of Prussia, PA office. With multiple locations around the Philadelphia Metro area; this growing firm is now looking for a Sales Professional to grow their… Continue
Added by Harry Dougherty on December 14, 2009 at 3:59pm —
Two organizations are teaming up to offer a recruitment outsourcing Webinar. Visit http://www.worldconcertrpo.com
to learn more about recruitment outsourcing.
Pinstripe, Inc., an HR and recruitment process outsourcing specialist, and The Outsourcing Institute
, a vendor-neutral professional association dedicated to outsourcing, will host a complimentary RPO Webinar… Continue
Added by Cheezhead on December 14, 2009 at 2:30pm —
If you were accused of being a leader would there be enough evidence to convict you?
December 2, 1988
21 years ago...
A newly minted Marine Lance Corporal stood arrow straight staring at a full-length mirror pondering a question while studying the reflection that greeted him. Written on the mirror were the words: If you were accused of being a Marine would there be enough evidence to convict you? Instinctively, he inspected himself with the… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on December 14, 2009 at 2:13pm —
It has been 2 years in the making now and my book is now only weeks away from hitting the bookshelves. The book selling giant Amazon.com will be publishing it which I am obviously super pumped about.
The book is titled, "The 10 Key Interviewing T.E.C.H.N.I.Q.U.E.S.
" and is written for the job seeker on how to master the interview process. I have had great initial response and look forward to its… Continue
Added by Darrin Grella on December 14, 2009 at 12:50pm —
As devastating as this recession has been for the laid-off and unemployed, it has also been a gut wrenching experience
for many small business owners (recruiters) including the author. American entrepreneurs have learned some hard lessons that won't be forgotten. When I say the entire American business landscape has changed, it's because small business is not actually small. Just have a look at these… Continue
Added by Eric Shannon on December 14, 2009 at 11:58am —
What do recruiters think of VMS? Opinions please!
Added by Rebecca Griffin on December 14, 2009 at 11:41am —
I was getting gas for my truck the other night. A pretty simple activity today with pay at the pump and fast passes, and something that is relatively solitary – many times happily so. As I was about half way done, a young boy, about 10 or 11 years old, approached my car. I did not see him until he was standing about 3 feet from me along side my truck. I was surprised, but looked at him, smiled and said hi. He said hi and then took a step closer – he could have been in my kids’ grade school… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on December 14, 2009 at 11:26am —
1. Sending spam messages selling products on professional focused social networking sites. Yesterday I received an InMail on LinkedIn
with a list of recommended holiday presents and links to purchase them from a fellow group member…seriously? How is this related to professional networking?
2. Sending personal anecdotes or jokes to people you do not know personally. Such as the… Continue
Added by Andrea Persico on December 14, 2009 at 10:50am —
Expect 2010 to be the year of musical chairs as employees begin to jump ship for better employment opportunities. The aftermath of a recession is employee disengagement. Unfortunately, your key players won’t tell you they are dissatisfied until they are walking out the door. As well-performing companies start to cherry pick top talent, it begins a chain of employee turnover events that will affect many companies.
72% of employers restructured or laid off employees since the recession… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on December 14, 2009 at 9:26am —
When I started blogging, I took inspiration from stories my children had me read them of a night. It fell away a bit when they discovered Dr Seuss, as I struggled with connecting "Green Eggs and ham" and the "cat in the hat" to what I do.
That said, I was swayed by a fable that turned up on the TV the other day. I hadn't heard it before, this was one of old Aesop's fables called "The Miller, the Son and the Donkey" and it goes a little something like this.....
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 14, 2009 at 8:28am —
If I were in need of talent and just starting a company one of my first hires would not be a regular recruiter. It would be a Social Media Recruiter
I believe over the next few years many companies will be doing the same. When it comes to recruiting in social media, it is very much a human driven strategy
. Its takes an actual person, not technology to do it.
There was a lot of talk at the Social Recruiting conference
last month about the 'tools' but… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on December 14, 2009 at 7:30am —
The last few days in Australia has highlighted a strong surge in jobs as the economic recovery is on track. The stimulus package was intended to keep people working.The results were a surprise to the markets as there was an expected lag effect.
The headlines on Friday 11 December:
- Jobs surge as recovery gathers pace
(Australian Financial Review)
- CEOs warn on jobs squeeze
- Sting in jobs cheer
(Business Daily Herald… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on December 14, 2009 at 1:26am —
For all my blog posts on HR and Recruiting issues please see 'The Savage Truth'
In the world of managing staffing companies, I imagine the last 12 months are up there amongst the hardest ever. For us at Aquent, despite our market leading position, we have had to respond to declining demand with staff reductions, reduced hours and a range of spending cuts. Good commercial sense of course, and our business is in prime shape… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on December 14, 2009 at 12:05am —
Saturday morning we arrived at Welingkar’s Business School in Mumbai (WE) and entered a room filled with students at tables off to the side but empty tables in front of us (and no professors or deans in sight). Our delegation only hesitated a moment before China Gorman said it was all right to go sit with them and we did. Eventually the deans showed up but the casual style of engagement for the next several hours that we spent with the students was set.
The time spent here was a… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 13, 2009 at 9:58pm —
Friday our delegation attended and participated in a conference as high powered and as rich in content as any I’ve ever been to…and I've been to more than a few.
The 1-day meeting, Leadership Next, was produced and managed by SHRM’s India staff. It was promoted as a summit on leadership for business and HR execs and 150 very senior managers were in the room. Included among them was the new head of GE Capital, Anish Shah and Arun Nando of Mahindra & Mahindra (who, I was told by… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 13, 2009 at 9:04pm —