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Signs your customer is tanking...

DSO up? No one returns your calls? Contact gone?

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Added by Steve Levy on January 23, 2009 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

John Thain's Office: The Ground is Shifting Under Our Feet......

We are living in tight times. Wasteful expenses on personal pride and prestige can now come back to hurt you in a big way.

Thain's office remodel, regardless of its genesis and no matter how much or little he personally cared about it matter little now; it might have just bought him a ticket to a small room for a few years......

Conspicious consumption was already looking a little shaky, but it may become downright toxic in the next few years. I remember when I was first… Continue

Added by Martin H.Snyder on January 23, 2009 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

Part 2: Why Online? - The Changing Media Landscape

At baitbox, we are slowly going to be introducing certain topical discussion points over the next few weeks to get our readers up to speed with the current market environment in terms of internet technologies and where they are headed from a sourcing and recruitment perspective.

Some of you may already be familiar with the concepts which we are to be discussing, but its very important that for future purposes, all readers are on the same page with regards to understanding the… Continue

Added by Matthew Gray on January 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

War of SURVIVAL - New Erena

It seems like the recession period will stay longer than expected, and everybody is getting affected drastically. The companies are finding out all possible ways to cut down their expenses to sustain this pressure. They are laying off as much human resource as possible, and the result is obviously a flood of available skillful person and hard to find jobs!

Recruitment has probably entered to its darkest arena. Instead of having competition of finding the quality candidates, now the… Continue

Added by Simon Jones on January 23, 2009 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Smarter media placement needed

“Recruitment advertising in a sea of change.

Job advertising has come a long way since the ‘help wanted’ sign. With globalisation, the Internet and media fragmentation exposing job seekers to more employment opportunities than ever before - but simultaneously making them harder to find - Human Resources managers are finding it increasingly difficult to get the top talent’s attention. The… Continue

Added by Matthew Gray on January 23, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

Being rejected can be very liberating

Recently, a question was put to me: "How do you take criticism, without it making you upset?"

An entrepreneur had offered an invention to be reviewed by a respected catalog for inclusion. After a lengthy period of silence, followed by numerous emails seeking an answer, the entrepreneur was declined for some minor health and safety concerns of the invention.

The entrepreneur became incensed and went through the five stages of grief all at once. He said: "I take rejection… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

LinkedInterims Launches Assignment Exchange

LinkedInterims Launches Assignment Exchange


Are you responsible for sourcing or providing expertise?

Maybe you're looking for your next job or assignment?

LinkedInterims Assignment Exchange is free to join, so if you're looking for a Professional Consultant, Interim Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Project or Programme Manager - whatever discipline - join today and set… Continue

Added by John L Evans on January 23, 2009 at 5:11am — No Comments

Happy Birthday "Slouch"

Happy Birthday, Jason. Birthdays are a time of reflection. While you contemplate your past, present and future.. remember that what you have accomplished with is what others can only dream about! You've done a great job and I look forward to seeing what you do in the… Continue

Added by Diane Skullr on January 22, 2009 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

Our Customer and Partner, the Hiring Manager

The most important skill in your repertoire is your ability to build credibility with the Hiring Managers and become a "trusted advisor." This is paramount to our success as Recruiters. The Hiring Manager is our customer. Without a Partnership with the Hiring Manager we cannot be successful. It is that simple.

The Hiring Manager needs to know that you have developed a strong working relationship with the candidate on everything the candidate needs to be closed on and the candidate… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on January 22, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

When is it OK to fire your client?

Maybe I'm just thinking out loud, but it seems that for every great customer you find, there are a handful you are indifferent to, and a couple that can make your blood boil at the drop of a hat. The list of offenses is a mile long and could be anything from never giving specific feedback on disqualifications up to refusing to pay a fee. No matter what the transgression, recruiters still need to make placements to get paid, so when do you move a company from the 'client' to the 'source'… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on January 22, 2009 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

What’s in the Wind and Air?

The Obama Biden administration has spoken a considerable amount about Green, Renewable, and Sustainable Development as a part of their economic stimulus plan. Has anyone heard of companies, or startups in the Sustainable Energy field that are looking to staff up in the near future or are currently hiring?

I'm curious to see what the buzz on the street is for the industry. I've heard lots of talk, but...

Added by Jay C. Langdon on January 22, 2009 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

Technical Analyst for EDS/Market Trials

Job Title: Technical Analyst for EDS/Market Trials

Location: Austin, TX

Duration: 1+ year contract

Job Description

Required Experience and Skills:

At least 4 years experience in:

*Object Oriented Programming using J2EE

*WebServices, WSDL, XML, XSD and SOAP

*Working with Oracle databases as it applies to interfacing with applications (JDBC, SQL)

*User Interface development using the Struts… Continue

Added by Radhika on January 22, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Part 1: Why Online? -Basic South African Internet Statistics

The South African online population is typically behind other first world countries such as the United States, or the United Kingdom in terms of internet usage. This is due to a number of factors including legislation, high pricing structures and education amongst others.

That said, the population of users who are online in South Africa has grown by just over 13% from 3.5 million in 2007 to 5.1 million in 2008.

With a population of just over 44,3 million, that represents a… Continue

Added by Matthew Gray on January 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Government & Military Jobs Thrive As Obama Takes Office

In a time when many industries are declining as a result of the poor economic conditions, it appears as though Government & Military jobs are continuing to thrive. According to the December 2008 Milgram Report, this industry experienced a 33.63% increase in the number of jobs in December 2008 when compared the number of jobs posted in November 2008.

On the flip side, the report indicated that Military & Government Resumes… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday wishes to Slouch

Jason baby, ooooo - you didn't tell me you were 40. On video you looked 34! ~Paris Hilton

I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's ok. But I never got a shot for working with Jason. Happy Birthday bloke! ~Ozzy Osbourne

Death would be a beautiful place if it looks like Jason Davis. Happy Birthday cutie. ~Carmen Electra

Hope get lucky on your birthday, punk. ~Clint Eastwood

A sex symbol becomes a thing.… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Should I stay or should I go? Now that is the question!

I’m sure that The Clash didn’t have your career choices in mind when they wrote “should I stay or should I go”, but in conversation after conversation with both clients and candidates it continue to be a major theme.

Candidates continue to worry about the uncertain economy, and even if their current employment is in flux with layoffs or cost cutting happening they remain hesitant to even look at new positions much less actually… Continue

Added by bill martineau on January 22, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

January 21, 2009

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Opening a can of sweet condensed milk to give a troubled employee some "southern comfort" is all well and good until you realize you've opened a can of worms instead.

This week we should forgive Claudia. The label on the can read: Common Sense: How hard is that to swallow?

Why don't you take a shot? Guns and Common… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Exeperienced Recruiter in Charlotte, NC

Our company recently laid off a very valuable recruiter so I'm reaching out to my fellow recruiters for help!

We are merging with another recruiting firm. During this conversion, our new parent needed to cut one recruiting position. The last one in is the first to go scenario.

This recruiter has over 6 years of experience and has recruited for most industries. He has experience working with all levels of both candidates and companies. He has great experience with large… Continue

Added by Erin Cornelison on January 21, 2009 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

Need an Experienced Marketing Program Manager?

Lou Petrella

San Francisco, CA • 415-632-9963 •

Technical Marketing Program Manager

Motivating and creative leader who drives cross-functional teams (i.e. Marketing, Sales, Design, and Technical Production) to collaborate and introduce new complex high tech solutions, develop new markets, and optimize development processes in all phases of the product lifecycle. Expert communicator skilled at driving results through teamwork, resolving “grey… Continue

Added by Lou Petrella on January 21, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Be the Lucky Platypus

It's amazing where you can find inspiration. For those of you who don't know me I am the proud dad of 2 young children and live by the adage "sleep is overrated". One of my favourite times of day is pre bed story time, it is genuine quality time I get to spend with my children after whatever my work day did to me.. or maybe it is because it's just before… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 21, 2009 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

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