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The death of job boards? Ahem…

I’ve been in the job board world since 1998, which probably makes me some sort of dinosaur or masochist. Strangely enough, the imminent death of job boards has been proclaimed almost since their inception.

Today is no different. Whether it’s here or here or here, the word on the street (or in the blog, as it were) is that the job board’s days are numbered because of a changing employment environment, Twitter, job board greed and incompetence, a surplus of recruiters, social networks,… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 28, 2009 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

What it takes to become #1 on the search engines

If you want to get your site ranked you should do the following.

Pam Bovaird was the Top Sales Person for 10 months straight at Pamela now owns a Technical Staffing Agency, and her website is ranked at the top of several search engines for very competitive keyword phrases.

These are the ABC's of SEO.

Keyword analyses

Keywords listed in order of priority.

Writing copy to reflect the chosen keywords in order of… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on May 27, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How to acquire Business Acumen in a new industry

Any HR person will tout their knowledge and specific expertise when interviewing. However, it takes a true professional to discover, investigate, and evolve an environment one has no experience in. In today's market we must learn and grasp new and emerging industries.

How do we acquire Business Acumen when going into an industry we are unfamiliar with?

The short tips or answers:

1) Use your interviewing skills as a recruiter or HR Talent to investigate, question, and… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on May 27, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Dear Global Warming

My sister recently wrote a letter to Global Warning, which although funny in addressing Global Warning as a being, is not so funny a topic. An environmental world organization responded with a hysterical response. Visit the Blog on blogger DearGlobalWarming.

Added by Susan Hand on May 27, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Ruminating on a Milestone

"When you are older you will know that life is a long lesson in humility.”

- James M. Barrie

Today’s economy has been tough for all age groups, but it can be argued that it has been toughest on older workers, the “boomer generation”. Yes, according to the Labor Department, the jobless rate right now IS lower for older workers than it is for younger workers. But that appears to be changing as the unemployment rate continues to climb.

There are a lot of reasons… Continue

Added by Phil McCutchen on May 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It Is Time To Start Recruiting NOW!

Reason #1 - Increased strain on resources affects your ability to adapt to the market turn around.

While the fear of being downsized is in itself a major mental hurdle affecting employee morale and productivity, the modern lean and mean organizations look more lean and sickly (think Isabelle Caro instead of Georges St.… Continue

Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on May 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"We Become What We Think About"

I just found this quote on a blog by Amanda Linehan that I follow.

"The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment." - Earl Nightingale

The article explains her style of goal…


Added by Kari Quaas on May 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Sucking Eggs, Correctly

"Yeah I've Recruited before. I had to hire people for my team. I know what you do, its your core job, what do you mean you cannot hire everyone we think we need? I mean I know how difficult it can be at times. But I read the news, I know what is going on in the world, this isn't one of those times. You're job must be easy now. There must be candidates everywhere, I mean how hard can it be to hire in a recession"…


Added by Dan Nuroo on May 27, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

Don't Miss #TalentNet Tonight on Twitter!

It's time for another star studded recruiter get-together on Twitter! That's right recruitwiterati, #TalentNet, the hashtag event that burned up the Twittersphere last month, (trending right at the top with American Idol) is back for another go-round this Wednesday night, May 27th, from 8pm to 10pm Central time (and the last Wednesday of each month, for the foreseeable future, at that time).



Added by Craig Fisher on May 27, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

would a trained expert in behavioural science make a better HR manager ??

should behavioural science be a component taught as part of HR training ??

Added by Ravi on May 27, 2009 at 5:04am — No Comments

are frozen foods good for health long do they retain freshness ??

are frozen foods good for health long do they retain freshness ??

Added by Ravi on May 27, 2009 at 12:53am — No Comments

Protecting the network ...GUILD or Bureau

Given the context ....would the members vigilant and keeping parallel networks or guild or bureau's from sprouting and creating chao's

or would you see them as a healthy competition ...that encourage ,,,market spirit ...that enhances the profession for a cause ??

Added by Ravi on May 27, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

Go Green with an Applicant Tracking System

The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Instead of relying on a manual paper intensive hiring process, go green with the online applicant tracking system!

Going green with an applicant tracking system:

- Reduces your carbon footprint: Remove the paperwork from your hiring process by… Continue

Added by Julia on May 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

High Growth, High Tech, All We Want Is High Touch...

The world is beckoning, "Come Tweet With Me!" MySpace, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter have become household names in a span of a few years. The rate in which change happens used to be measured in decades, five year plans and terms of office. Now, we measure change in nano-seconds, or at least as fast as your last tweet. What is happening to the world of communication? I don't know if we should all be excited or mildly confused? We know we have grown into a community that wants it quicker, faster,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on May 26, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Jobcasting with GE

A jobcast is an audio interview with an employer about their jobs & culture. This one is with GE for their leadership program called OMLP. Learn more at Jobs in… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on May 26, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

Did you know? allows us to make more placements. From Thomas F.X. Licari

Subject: Did you know? allows us to make more placements. From Thomas F.X. Licari

Free recruiting tip: How to create a new revenue stream and make more deals in a down economy - check out


Have you checked-out this new website I found, Go Fish is a recruiter candidate and job exchange website that will be a great benefit for all of us. The site is FREE and allows us to confidentially… Continue

Added by Thomas F.X. Licari on May 26, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

How to keep employee's busy??

excess staffing ....less staffing implications ??

ways and means to keep employees busy ??

if the employee's were asked to answer why aren't they busy ??

interpreting productivity implications and the employee stress or workout or satisfaction ?? ...and valuation of the employee.

evaluation of the following....

bonus'es ...thrift based gifts as perks both retain and keep the employee's busy ?? ...from the

point of cultural… Continue

Added by Ravi on May 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Big, Fat, Honkin Job Fair - Free to Employers and Job Seekers

If you want to give any of your clients a free booth at a major job fair supported by city government, charities, civic organizations and the media...Let me know...

It's a favor to them. And, sorry to repeat it, it is FREE.

Added by William David Hamilton on May 25, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

So...If I gave you a way to speak with any hiring authority or Senior HR exec., would you care?

I'm not a recruiter right now. I once was. I may be again someday.

I remember that it was tough to get past gatekeepers and get the attention of hiring managers. I was good at it. But, it still S*%^ED.

So, I offered a recruiter a way to connect with virtually any senior HR executive or hiring manager using a very positive, non-threatening approach that virtually assured a face-to-face meeting. Interestingly, he declined. He didn't argue that the approach wouldn't work. He… Continue

Added by William David Hamilton on May 25, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Economies ...economic models ...self governace's in place

i would like to know of any countries that run a thrift based economic model or economy ??

Added by Ravi on May 25, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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