I keep hearing mixed forecasts as far as the economy is concerned for 2010 and prospects for the job market and professionals who work within it.
There has certainly been some over bullish predictions by some in the recruitment sector, some by those who should actually know better. I take the view that things have perhaps begun to bottom out a little, but there is still sufficient uncertainty across a number of industries and sectors that will dampen down anything that resembles a… Continue
Added by Andy Young on January 15, 2010 at 10:00am —
Compassionate HR: What’s Your Company Doing To Improve The Community
written by Margo Rose
Monday, January 11th, I took my maiden voyage into the world of blogtalkradio show Compassionate HR My co-host Shenee Rutt ,and I wanted to start a show that featured HR Pros who were going beyond the call of duty to be stewards in their community. The idea for this show was inspired from a conversation that I had with Karla Porter and Paul Paris. It’s something I really wanted to do, and… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on January 14, 2010 at 10:33pm —
Searching for an IT Knowledge Manager, IT Trainer, and an IT Training Manager. All preferably with a banking/finance background. The positions will be instrumental in the development of a new Global Technology Support Center for Credit Suisse. The site will be located in the RTP region of North Carolina. Please contact me at: Angelina.Zimmerman@credit-suisse.com
Added by Angelina Zimmerman on January 14, 2010 at 10:29am —
What do experienced recruiters do/want to do when they decide to leave the industry after 10-20 years in the sector?
Added by Stewart Stone on January 14, 2010 at 8:30am —
For me, social networking is part of my job. Its a portion of how I brand our business. Its a way to cultivate relationships with partners, clients and influencers. Its how I keep up to date on what other vendors are doing.
It’s also been instrumental in my conversion of my blog from ERE to ImSoCorporate.com this fall. It has been through RT’s on twitter and networkedblogs.com on facebook – that I have met some really smart, interesting people.
On the flip side, if you… Continue
Added by Sarah White on January 14, 2010 at 8:14am —
I was pondering on the great business book, "The Discipline of Market Leaders" written by Michael Tracey & Fred Wiersema. The authors in their research work came out with three disciplines that exist for successful companies in the world:
1. Operational excellence
2. Product leadership
3. Customer intimacy
and I had to ask myself this question - "Where does recruiting fall into?" Any suggestion from any one?
Added by Akiode Segun on January 14, 2010 at 3:28am —
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Added by Danielle on January 13, 2010 at 9:30pm —
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Happy New Year Everyone!! We enter a new decade…
2009 on the whole would probably be a year for most companies and people to forget. The implications of the credit crunch which began in 2008 were fully felt within 2009 across the world. End-Clients deferred projects which had no immediate return this resulted in… Continue
Added by Origin Forward Solutions on January 13, 2010 at 7:22pm —
(My blog targets people outside of Recruitment. Nonetheless, I thought my colleagues would be able to relate and forward the advice along to those outside our realm.)
Does your current job situation leave you empty, defeated, angry, morally devoid, or just bored? Any of these feelings is sure to fuel the fire by tanking your job satisfaction and performance. What can be done?
The economy keeps popping cyanide pills and layoffs make the life of a lemming look much more… Continue
Added by Laurie Bell on January 13, 2010 at 2:19pm —
When the new year begins the lists come out and it's always time to see who views what as "winners", "losers", and/or what's in store for the next twelve months or so.
The other thing that happens, at least for me, is that this time of year makes you think of where things have been, what's changed, and what worked and what didn't. It also makes me… Continue
Added by Dave Opton on January 13, 2010 at 1:03pm —
I’ve been reading some excellent forecasts for trends and developments in 2010 that certainly excite and encourage me to think that this could be a very interesting and challenging year. I’m too much of a social media and technology amateur though to try my own predictions!
I do know, however, that recruiters will need a whole different set of skills, goals and targets if they are to succeed and profit from all the predicted advancements and developments.
Building and… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 13, 2010 at 12:40pm —
One of the first steps in the recruiting process involves screening potential candidates for an approved job opening. This is typically done with telephone calls today. It is a low cost, fast, and an effective means of quickly going through basic requirements with a candidate. However since you can't see the candidate you have no idea if they are sitting in front of Wikipedia, have open books on their desk, or have other reference material nearby. In other words, how do you really know that the… Continue
Added by Alan Fitzpatrick on January 13, 2010 at 10:11am —
There is something said for Mindless Optimism. I heard the term a few weeks ago. I think it came from an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal in which someone was asked at a party how they were approaching 2010. The answer was with Mindless Optimism. What a great thought for today. Coming off of the last year or two, mindlessness feels pretty good, and optimism is always good.
But I see more wisdom in the term than that. I think mindless optimism gives us the freedom to focus on what we… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on January 13, 2010 at 10:01am —
Guess what? You’re to blame for the weak hires over the last year. It’s so your fault! You have been here all year and with a zero candidate pipeline. Z-E-R-O!
Where is the recruiting strategy you promised? Why didn’t we hire any “Rock Star” candidates that were laid off? What happened to the process, the database, and the improved time to fill? Bro, where is the Beef?
Okay, stop. Rewind to January 2009.
Half the recruiting team was let go and the work load… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on January 13, 2010 at 9:09am —
There are few things more daunting than attending a job interview. That's why it's good to prepare by considering some of the questions you might be asked. Just make sure you don't end up giving any of these answers....
Interviewer: What is your greatest accomplishment?
Interviewee: Finishing Phantom Mutant Death Fighter 3 for PC - and in work time too! Have you played it?
Interviewer: Could you sell me this pen?
Interviewee (shouting): Get your pens, only… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on January 13, 2010 at 5:00am —
One of the benefits of being a part of a community like twitter
or any other face-to-face and/or internet community is that you have the ability to meet and interact with people that you would otherwise not. You have a chance to change your own typical routine and better show and witness the similarities people share, rather than the… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on January 12, 2010 at 8:05pm —
The Obama administration will face an uphill battle delivering its promises on job growth. Replacing the 7.2 million jobs lost since 2007, will not be an easy task.
This battle becomes more complicated especially when the administration members take counterproductive measures, such as those taken by Lisa Jackson, chief of the Environmental Protective Agency. Jackson outlined a set of new smog reduction rules which will place a burden of $90 billion on private job… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 12, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Setting realistic sales quotas are important to the success of your sales compensation plan. But, how do you determine the right quota amount ?
Ask yourself the following questions to formulate quotas that work.
1) What was the amount of your new account sales in the past 12 months?
2) How many properly qualified opportunities can a salesperson manage at one time?
3) What is the length of the average sales cycle?
4) What is the average… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on January 12, 2010 at 4:38pm —
Bond Adapt’s Web Services is an all in one solution designed to allow your clients, candidates and employees to view and update key information through your website. Bond’s online modules allow you to quickly post your jobs to your website. Candidates can register and apply for jobs. Employees can enter time and update availability. Hiring managers can approve time, enter jobs and search for candidates.
Adapt’s web services will add real time functionality to your website and empower… Continue
Added by Holly Pellum on January 12, 2010 at 4:20pm —
Tell Us ... Who is your Best Recruiter and give your best reason to support your answer ?
Miracle Software Systems, Inc.
Added by Satya Villuri on January 12, 2010 at 4:00pm —