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Everyone says job boards are dying – so it must be true, right?

A recurrent theme in blog posts and Tweets is that job boards are dying. Usually this is coupled with a prediction that they’ll be replaced by social media or Google. The popularity of this subject, in turn, spawns two questions:

  1. Why is this such a popular topic?

  2. Are job boards really dying?

Why is this such a popular topic?…

Added by Eric Shannon on March 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Rise of the Virtual Startup in the Great Recession

As more and more traditional, full-time jobs disappear, more and more people will find work as soloists (freelancers, independent contractors, etc.). As a result, a funny thing happens to companies: they become much more dynamic and fluid. Instead of spending a large amount of time and resources finding people with a perfect set of skills, contacts, and experience, companies can solve their immediate needs by contracting with individuals, small firms, and boutiques.

Consider the…


Added by Jay Fenello on March 11, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

Converting Leads to Hires w/Social

I've been busy lately. As a result, the paying gig (workin' for the man) takes top priority. But that doesn't mean that I still don't get to do some cool things from time to time. Recently in… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Social Recruiting and Its Effect on the HR World

As our technologically-advanced recruiting world continues to progress, top talent is more easily accessible than ever before. With the click of a button you can find your next marketing specialist or c-level advisor. Well, that is, if you know where to look.

In recent news, social media sites, in particular social networking sites have seen extraordinary surges in usage levels. According to CNNmoney,… Continue

Added by Karen Bucks on March 11, 2010 at 9:35am — 12 Comments

What makes you more employable in 2010 #2

Following on from our last blog, we are looking at what makes you more employable in 2010!! Last time I talked about Self Awareness, today I am looking at #2 ADAPTABILITY!!

Our ideas at are from our experience, but in case you missed the last blog, the topic came up from an article written by Stuart Parkin1 and some further research: The University of Central England’s Employer Satisfaction survey2 and The… Continue

Added by Stephanie Bressan on March 11, 2010 at 8:09am — No Comments

Corporate Boards’ involvement in Talent Management

Highly influential Boards such as those at GE and Google have always kept talent development in mind when looking at long-term strategy. The Boards of these companies have relevant expertise, but most importantly they have access to several key line managers (the succession pipeline) who provide the raw data needed to construct a long-term strategy. HireLabs study of a recent McKinsey survey has revealed a few very interesting facts about how more and more Boards are actively… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 11, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

Personal Branding ... is it your bag ?

After reading a few articles on the online branding , social media aspects of recruitment it seems to be candidates with either good marketing skills ( of themselves) or good software / design skills are starting to produce different types of CV's to stand out in the crowd.

For example CV Trumpet have produced CV Kit to enable a more consistent and logical format for applicants

with a money back guarantee which is interesting ( see… Continue

Added by tom on March 11, 2010 at 4:54am — No Comments

AWESOME Recruiter Coffee Mug

This thing is just plain awesome, for us Federal Contracts Recruiters. Checkit...

The guy said, "You'll be the talk of the audit with this fittingly
appropriate coffee mug." Ha!!!!!!!!! I'm probably going to score 3 of

Added by Christopher Weber on March 10, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

This Is Why You Should Hire Me! - is your CV a Sales Document?

No get No getting away from it, your CV is a sales document. Instead of typing the words ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or ‘CV’ at the top, put in ‘Why You Should Hire Me...’ and see how you write it. There’s little point just creating a list of duties or responsibilities; you will not get hired solely because of what you have done, but more because of what you have achieved within those…


Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 10, 2010 at 7:02pm — 5 Comments

Coaching Employees in 7-minutes a week?

Added by James Robbins on March 10, 2010 at 5:42pm — No Comments

To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

My name is apersico and I am a tweetaholic. Ok well I am not quite there….but if I lose focus I could be.

Twitter is my latest social networking obsession, and for those of you that have been on the moon (although even some…


Added by Andrea Persico on March 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Recruiters: What is your circle of competence?

Expertise is expensive. Lawyers, doctors and Bankers specialise for a reason. They get paid more.Recruiters’ would be advised to do likewise.…


Added by Rob on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Famous , Rich & Jobless...... did u see ?

Four celebrities continue to learn about the realities of unemployment as they move in with an unemployed buddy in the second part of this documentary, which explores joblessness in modern Britain.

Larry Lamb, Diarmuid Gavin, Emma Parker Bowles and Meg Matthews have been

stripped of all their money, clothes and personal possessions, and are

experiencing what it's like to be out of work and out of money.

I watched this and it was very eye opening as the… Continue

Added by tom on March 10, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Agency Workers Directive

Amongst a series of other proposals to delay new laws, the government has announced that it intends to delay implementation of the Agency Workers Directive in the UK until late 2011.

However it is understood that the legislation will be laid before Parliament as soon as possible

after conclusion of a 2nd consultation which is expected to end early in 2010.

Do you understand how this could affect you ? if not look at UK Recruiter group on this site it has some interesting… Continue

Added by tom on March 10, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Surviving the Day

During a hectic day at work, do you ever find yourself riddled with stress you can't resolve? In earlier years, my sure fire strategy for stress prevention/relief was my very own “Chocolate Drawer” only to be used in dire stress emergencies (of course), well, and as a post-breakfast snack, lunch dessert, and afternoon bite. A work-inhibiting mental block was no obstacle when chocolate was easily accessible. For quite some time, I thought this was a viable option; until I realized that my… Continue

Added by Karen Bucks on March 10, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Industry Support - Help your fellow Hospo Professional

This week I don’t really have any advice or an opinion (yep, you heard it correctly – no opinion), I have more of a conundrum.

I have met with a few really great candidates in the past month or so who are facing some really unique challenges. Let me explain what I mean.

These individuals are all senior level people – area managers, franchise managers, directors or operations managers and the one thing they have in common is that they are victims of the economic… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on March 10, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Recruiting Versus Politics

I decided to write a blog that is more personal and hopefully will provide relevance to my current practice. I’ve had the largest mental block lately trying to question certain areas within our industry for Recruiting Blogs. The fact of the matter is that sometimes we find parallels of what we do in comparison to other industries. And with that, wonder, where will this take us?

I completed my undergraduate degree in political science focussing on the development between people,…


Added by Neha on March 9, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Something Stinks, "Oh It's a Counter Offer"

A quick search for “counter-offer” on any search engine will yield a

bucket of articles and information about the pitfalls of accepting

a counter-offer. And do I really have to mention the well known

statistic that for every person who accepts a counter-offer, they will

change jobs within 6 months anyway?

But who cares about stats? They are wrong 50% of the time anyway, right?

Today I am going to set the record straight once and for all. I am…


Added by John Sanders on March 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Context Is Always Decisive

Context Is Always Decisive

Lets face it, we have all been in that "space" of thinking or feeling "I really don't want to do this", or "This is impossible and it will never work out". I am sure you have been there, right? I know I have been there more times than…

Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 9, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Why Social Recruiting needs to fail

I was going through some old folders on my laptop the other day and I happened to come across my very first digital recruitment media plan which I wrote for a client way back in 1999. Even though a lot has

happened in the last 11 years I still remember this particular project

fondly. This might seem quite strange when I tell you that it was an

abject failure from both mine and the client's point of view!

The client needed to recruit four permanent software engineers and…


Added by Matt Alder on March 9, 2010 at 1:34pm — 25 Comments

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