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 —
Now I love Facebook; there’s not many days I don’t log on. Facebook is my life in pictures; it’s silly, inane comments that only my friends and family get; it’s me at my rawest: No facade, no show, just me. If you’re my Facebook friend and I’m having a bad day, then you’ll probably hear about it in rather passionate prose… But you know what; I don’t have very many Facebook friends! I won’t befriend anyone I haven’t met, anyone I don’t like, or anyone I think there’s even a remote chance I might… Continue
Added by Wendy Jacob on December 13, 2009 at 4:53pm —
I'm not a big fan of the term Community Manager. Manager implies command and control to me. From my experience of building online communities (eg Recruitment 2.0 Asia Pacific), this Manager nomenclature just doesn't seem to fit. Joining a community is typically voluntary and community members don't want some person pushing them to participate. The cold hard fact is that most people… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on December 13, 2009 at 3:25am —
You may well be aware of the HR Carnival
either as a contributor or reader. The last edition was published by @MikeVanDervort on his excellent blog Human Racehorses
I’ve always been a fan of the Vlog. That’s a video blog if you need a translation. I feel this gives you a truer feeling for the person behind the blog and for a blogger it can be a quick… Continue
Added by Bill Boorman on December 12, 2009 at 2:41pm —
I've taken over 1000 pictures most of which will never see the light of day, are understandable only with some explanation like a picture of a dish of chutney where I made the chef explain his personal recipe using lemon and toasted spices that short circuited my taste buds this morning.
I arrived fresh
Meeting with MDI faculty and students on Monday. China gorman sits between the Dean and a professor emeritus, Dr. Singh…
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 11, 2009 at 10:00pm —
As recruiters, we are sometimes driven people, always seeking our personal best and we also impact a lot of other lives without even knowing it. So keep paying it forward... it truly works!
Last week I received a DM on LI from my former executive coach "deep mind explorer" Erl-Morrell Stinson
He asked me… Continue
Added by Patti Yaritz on December 11, 2009 at 4:20pm —
If you read the majority of articles regarding leadership, a common attribute among the best is vision. Great leaders are able to create and convey their vision for the organization's success. Furthermore, they are able to provide a road map of how to get there. This is how leaders create buy-in among the troops and gain the commitment and dedication necessary to execute that vision. This aspect of great leaders made me think about how these same qualities apply to successful executive search… Continue
Added by Bill Ward on December 11, 2009 at 4:08pm —
I received a cold call on my office line the other day from a recruiter who identified himself as Chad. He told me he had heard great things about me and was referred to me from someone named Jamie Richardson. This caught me off guard & I couldn’t think of who Jamie Richardson was so I asked what this was regarding. Chad told me he had a great opportunity and loved my background for it & we should talk.
I told him I'm not in the market for a new position, but could know some people… Continue
Added by Greg on December 11, 2009 at 3:04pm —
On December 9, 2009 we hosted a webinar entitled, "The Anatomy of the Interview Process
". During the presentation we discussed how a company's interview process is their formalized relationship building practice. Our goal was to convey to job seekers the fact that like all relationships, the interview process is designed to evolve in stages. Therefore, a key contributor to interviewing success is respect… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on December 11, 2009 at 2:23pm —
Next week, as a part of the launch of the HRExaminer, we're going to release a ranked list of the Top 25 Online Influencers in HR. This list is completely generated by algorithm (think Google). The list ranks the Top 25 voices in HR based on their online footprint.
In the larger Top 100 project, we've been looking at the question of whether and how someone is influential… Continue
Added by John Sumser on December 11, 2009 at 1:45pm —
AS A TRAINER
, I have always used various approaches to help get people engaged. We all know that this can be a difficult feet. For those of us that have been doing it for years we don't see the big deal. It's simple isn't it? Ultimately you use what best fits your personality, meshes with the audience that you are presenting to, and what can ultimately reflect the message and learning you are trying to reinforce. Am I right? Media, should reinforce and appeal to the content you… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on December 11, 2009 at 12:11pm —
We have posted a great article with some informative links on our website at Swift HR Solutions
. that you might find interesting.
Will recruiting pick up when employees who are staying at companies for security feel safe to start searching again?
Added by Kathi A. Jones on December 11, 2009 at 11:57am —