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Replacing mediocre employees

Can you identify one of your employees whose poor customer service or output adversely affected the bottom line?



If your organization is heavily based on customer service -- which pretty much covers all businesses -- then you shouldn't gamble with hiring employees. This process should be of utmost concern.



Weeding out the mediocre is not for the: faint hearted. This process takes planning and strategy. If done too quickly, it may send out the wrong message. Such action has… Continue

Added by James Carchidi on August 6, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Looking for Sales people to develop new business

We have a recrtuing company in Texas and we want to built new clients. We can share the fees paid by the client. Global force will find the candidates and you provide us company and hiring manager name.

Any ideas are welcome?

If interested contact me at tinas@globalforce-us.com

Added by Tina on August 6, 2008 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Work Like You're Retired

We all want to retire early, but as we all know, it is a pretty hard thing to do. What you can do however, is work like your retired! Simply follow these rules:



Work Rule #1: Shut Your Phone Off



That’s right, as soon as you leave the office, shut your phone off. Customers will have to wait, co-workers will have to wait, even your boss will have to wait. If you make yourself available, people will take advantage of it. If you make it a point that you only work while at… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on August 6, 2008 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

Can You Sell A Pencil?

To be a great salesman you must be able to sell a pencil. That’s right, a pencil. As a matter of fact, this is a common training technique used by many sales managers so let’s just see how you measure up to the pros.



Let’s put this situation into play. You are sitting across from a client (for now, a friend or co-worker). With you is a pen, nothing expensive, nothing fancy, just an ordinary pen. Now, your job is to get the client to buy the pen from you. How do you do it? What do you… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on August 6, 2008 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

Job, Interview, Career and Life: Success

So how can you be successful at your job? Successful in your career? Successful at an interview? Successful in life? Easy, you must first define success.



Now, success to some is defined as having a lot of possessions; some to having a lot of money; some to having a lot of time. What exactly do those break down into and where to they come from?



I can’t make you successful, only you can do that but the next time you say you aren’t successful, or even the next time you say… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on August 6, 2008 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Video Resumes: Can You Trust Them?

Just to clarify, let’s first start by defining a video resume. A video resume is a pre-recorded video of a candidate either a) explaining their resume, or b) answering a specific set of questions provided by an employer. So how can this be a bad thing? You get to see the candidate; can pay attention to their appearance, body language and facial expressions. I am here to point out the things most people don’t consider, so here they are:



Video Resume Point #1: Final Cut



A… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on August 6, 2008 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

If I Were Running Google...

If I Were Running Google...

by Aaron Goldman , Wednesday, August 6, 2008



MY LAST INSTALLMENT OF Searchery Rhymes had me wishing Sergey Pagerhoffer Schmidt were my name too. Over the last couple weeks, I've been living out that fantasy -- strictly in my head, of course -- and came up with a Top 10 list of things I'd do if I were running Google. And, since we're dreaming here, I'm assuming money's not an issue -- although, with a $145 billion market cap, it's really not much of… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on August 6, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

Business Objects Consultants-Available

Hi Folks,
I have excellent consultants on Business Objects who are available for contract positions all over US. Please do let me know if there are any openings.
You can reach me at
Sirisha@ivytechsol.com
Ph: 732-623-9654

Added by sirisha on August 6, 2008 at 10:45am — No Comments

What An Alpha-Baffoon Taught Me About Recruiting . . .

I met with an interesting candidate yesterday - let's call him an Alpha Baffoon. When sitting down for lunch, he threw his folder on the table from 3 ft out, making a loud "thud" . . . which was an instant red flag. At a later point, he berated a waitress because his food wasn't "up to par." The other interesting form of body language was him stretching in such a way as to claustrophobically impend on surrounding patrons . . . and it was obvious he enjoyed barreling through the crowds like a… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 6, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Motivate Your Sales Team to Crush the Tomato

Motivation is one of the biggest keys to developing successful teams. Every day strong skilled teams are beaten by lesser skilled ones loaded with heart and desire. But who creates the motivation for that to happen?





One of my favorite hobbies is playing baseball with my kids. I'm very involved with their Little League teams and volunteer to help teach baseball skills to the kids. My 7-year old son, Steven, is playing his first year of coach-pitch baseball. Prior to that,… Continue

Added by Lee Salz on August 6, 2008 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

August 5, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...



This week Sal Petrara asks:

Recently I have been experiencing a large number of people hanging up on me. What is driving the increase of this kind of behavior?
Claudia shares four tips in her answer and invites you to add tips five through 10:… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 6, 2008 at 8:31am — No Comments

What's your hang up?

Dear Claudia,



Recently I have been experiencing a large number of people hanging up on me. What is driving the increase of this kind of behavior? Is it because my searches have been targeting the "Open Source" community (more radical "techies"), or do "greenhorns" just not know how to properly conduct themselves? What fosters such negativity to the recruiting community in general?



Sal Petrara




Hi… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on August 6, 2008 at 7:44am — No Comments

Announcing the Licensed Professional Recruiting Package (LPRP)

We are excited to announce our new Licensed Professionals Recruiting Package (LPRP). While we are still putting the literature together on the Broadlook corporate website. Here is a preview video. What you will see: a high impact recruiting software for any type of recruiting that involves licensed… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on August 5, 2008 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Open Recruitment Innovation Day, Utrecht, Netherlands

I wrote about it before, Share Online Recruitment.



Practice what you preach


27th of August 2008 a couple of Online Recruitment gurus will sit together in Seats2meet, Utrecht, Netherlands. All day they will discuss W3Recruitment items, like advertising, toading, blogging, bannering, targeting, search, job boards, recruitment sites, linkedin… Continue

Added by Gordon Lokenberg on August 5, 2008 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Employment Branding Basics, Actions Speak Louder than Words

A basic understanding of the employment brand strategy and action





Have you heard these buzz words? Dynamic company, respected and valued, or how about team oriented environment? Sure they sound great but does it really mean anything to the employee? Today what you do has a far greater impact on your employer brand than anything else. We are consumers by nature and so naturally we want to be inspired, motivated, and happy, but are you doing anything to support those… Continue

Added by Mike Nale on August 5, 2008 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

Nature v. Nurture... Understanding Process, Change, and the True Nature of Things

I remember having debates with classmates regarding the question of nature versus nurture - which one is more important? Are all things predetermined by your genetic code? Is the environment in which you were raised more relevant in the formation of your personality, your likes and dislikes?



I got to thinking about this the other day at the hairdresser's. Yes - the hairdresser's. Going in for my tri-annual cut/color ritual, I noticed that the weather outside was beautiful. The… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on August 5, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

JBOSS/SEAM Developers

Can anyone help me out in understanding why I am experiencing so much difficulty finding anyone with SEAM development experience? I realize that it is relatively new, but is it that rare?

Any information will be greatly appreciated. Also if I have not done this properly, please do let me know, I'm new to "blogging" and hope this post is appropriate.

Thanks to all!

Michelle

Added by Michelle Beck on August 5, 2008 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Upcoming MBA Resume Books Releases

New Resume Books Recently Released!



The following graduate business schools’ resume book databases have recently been released (or will be released in the upcoming week) for employers and recruiters to begin searching and filtering though the MBA candidates. If you haven’t already pre-ordered, this is your reminder!





Note: Many of these resume databases are offered as “All Candidate” combo packages for discount prices. For more information and…

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Added by Ryan Pratt on August 5, 2008 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

I don't get it!

I emailed a few people regarding positions etc ...

And have not gotten one response is this how this site works?

Added by Sandy on August 5, 2008 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Purple unicorn - no responses

Have you ever had the best fit candidate you make contact then for some reason they seem to fall off the earth ... you ask youself did they ever exisited?

I have had so many purple squirrels and unicorns ...

Recruiting nightmares!

Added by Sandy on August 5, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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