I recently read a blog which talked about how social media and networking sites were going to be the death of the recruiter. I disagree, if anything I believe the role of recruiter has become ever more important, but has also changed.
The argument in this blog was that the internet has enabled accessibility to candidates that would never have been possible before the internet revolution. Therefore by posting a few ads and doing some poking around on LinkedIn HR team can now source… Continue
For the last 50+ years the US has been importing the top intellectual minds from developing countries, through offering subsidized education, the promise of full-time employment, and a better standard of living… ie “The American Dream”.
As these Top Immigrant Intellects completed their degrees, masters programs, and PhD’s, US companies snatched them up with lucrative visa policies and wages that provided a very high standard of living, compared to their home countries. Today, many of… Continue
As the popular commercial reminds us, there seems to be an app for just about everything these days. For the past year or so, I’ve noticed a new category of online apps gaining visibility: online resume creators. Google search “resume builder” and you’ll find dozens of tools, some free some not. Oh, and you’ll come across plenty of humans hocking their “expert” resume writing skills, many for a fee.
So what gives with these online resume builders? Well, I decided to see for myself.… Continue
Since 1991, Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) has been helping Fortune 1000 companies source and hire from the military-experienced talent pool. Today on Veterans Day, BMI subsidiary CivilianJobs.com, where America’s Military connects with Civilian Careers, opened nominations for the 2010 Most Valuable Employers for Military (TM) award. To be emailed a nomination, contact MVE@CivilianJobs.com .…
Tonight there is a new radio show about recruiting of course and it's hosted by Geoff Webb. It's the first show of this series and he will be talking about online recruiting communities and the things to think about when building them. Geoff asked me and Dave Manaster who runs ere.net to join him for the discussion. Dave's a smart guy and a good friend so I'm not too nervous… Continue
Added by Slouch on November 11, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Today is a day set aside to thank veterans for preserving freedom and to remember those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. I want to thank every one of my brothers and sisters at arms and also honor the companies who are hiring them as they come back home and into the workforce, not just today but every day.
DirectEmployers' Members who made the Military Friendly… Continue
I need an Ecommerce Java Developer for a client in South Bay,CA.
• 7-10 years experience in developing web applications
• Experience in object oriented design and programming, J2EE applications, tier components (JDBC, Servlets, JMS, JNDI, etc.), Java/J2EE design patterns, SOAP, Web Services and stand alone Java applications.
• Deep understanding of service oriented software architecture and design issues.
• Experience with E-Commerce… Continue
Added by Shweta on November 11, 2009 at 2:35pm —
Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, especially when it comes to adapting to a new work environment. It's as important for new hires to be able to mesh well with their coworkers as it is for them to be able to quickly learn how to do their new jobs. So what's the best way for a new employee to endear himself to his coworkers? Should he strive to be… Continue
I’ve read interesting takes on that question lately. Some good points, and some… not so much. What defines professionalism? Based on various pieces I’ve read, it’s certainly subjective. Whatever the definition anyone uses, it’s often THE factor that tips the scale from one candidate to another in the hiring process.
In trying to define it, the dictionary doesn’t seem to be much help. Webster defines professionalism as: “the conduct, aims,… Continue
In a statement by Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, to the National Assembly on the framework for South Africa’s response to the International Economic Crisis on 20 August 2009 he said: “The recession was triggered by the global economic crisis and South Africa lagged many other economies in the timing of its impact on our production, employment and economic performance. Early signs were evident from late last year but the economic data released this year has confirmed the… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on November 11, 2009 at 10:24am —
Do you spend hours manually "Copy-Pasting" candidate details into your Database Application?
Manually entering contact information into a HRIS or HRMS is a tedious and distracting task to busy sales and recruiting professionals. ListGrabber's contact capture technology eliminates this time consuming manual data entry process. It automatically captures candidate contact information on Websites, online directories, in e-mail signatures, documents, spreadsheets, etc and… Continue
SourceCon 2010 represents you, the Recruiter. It represents the hard working Americans fighting in the trenches every day to create a safe, clean, and healthy planet while using the latest in Boolean search string technology. That’s why I am challenging the folks at ERE to embrace my vision of SourceCon 2010 in Atlanta (Not San Diego).
The stage is your basic five story iPhone that comes with a 200 foot long video screen in the shape of… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 11, 2009 at 7:00am —
Are you starting to make money in recruitment again? I don’t mean the nickels and dimes, I mean are you starting to make some serious money that you made earlier in this decade? If not then, maybe you should see how to reposition yourself.
The first thing you should do when repositioning yourself is understand where the economy is heading and what the economy will demand in the coming quarters. One of the best resources for recruiters who want to… Continue
For months we’ve been talking with those unfortunate IT professionals that have been affected by the economic downturn through RIF, layoffs, outsourcing, etc. about being flexible in their search. Flexible in the type of work they’ll do, their commuting distance, the salary they’ll accept…and finally we told them to be flexible in where they live and that while selling a house may be daunting there career livelihood may depend on it. However, after hearing… Continue