Howdy there - each Friday CruiterTalk will feature a segment call Friday Fun. A time to share some light news, fun links etc. Please feel free to pass anything on and I will include a link back to you for your submission.
So, lets have some search engine fun today... Check it out below. You can also view the full site for the entire battle at:
Added by Ryan Leary on December 19, 2008 at 3:57pm —
The decision to start my own firm.
This gave me the freedom to make a boatload of mistakes (and not get fired), but it also allowed me to innovate in terms of creating a rigorous candidate screening process and comprehensive dossiers with video summaries of my candidate interviews. Established search firms, like most established businesses, are not willing innovators.
That is one reason...
However, here is the truth: I am a smart recruiter because I have a great… Continue
Added by John G. Self on December 19, 2008 at 2:00pm —
This is an interesting contest, and since it is pretty random who will win anyway, it will be fun to see what everyone else thinks about themselves! :)
1. My motto is: "It is not just about who you know, but how well you keep in touch with them".
I live by this motto, and more recently this has proven extremely important with my recent lay off
and job search (as well as soul search). You… Continue
Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 1:44pm —
See the previous post to this series here.
So here we go! I have met with some fantastic organizations this past week. So far, as predicted, all have come from networking. I have received about 3 phone calls from the job boards this past week, but after calling me, the lower ranges of income that seem to be prevalent here in Utah came up within minutes of starting the conversation. As a result we… Continue
Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 12:53pm —
Ariel Royzin, Pharmacy Recruiter asks, over on LinkedIn: Is your Recruiter smarter than a 5th Grader?!
Managers: How effective, smart, productive, and kean are your Recruiters (both 3rd party, and internal). Can they find the right candidates? What kinds of jobs and/or searches have you tried to managed?
Any funny stories?
See the answers… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 19, 2008 at 12:24pm —
As the economic carnage continues to unfold on Wall Street and other financial centers of the world, Main Street is beginning to brace for what could be tough times for the U.S. While healthcare typically is spared the full brunt of the misery, hospital CEOs have already started to look for ways to cut expenses and to wrench more value from the money they pay to vendors, particularly consultants.
These threatening economic times frame a more important question for healthcare, and the… Continue
Added by John G. Self on December 19, 2008 at 11:16am —
I was due for another post anyway and what better subject for that post than ME! I’ve never put a lot of thought into what makes me a smart recruiter, I’m usually much more focused on what will make me a “smarter” recruiter.
1. So I guess that’s the first thing – I am a sponge, always looking to learn new ways to do what I do better.
2. I came to in-house, corporate recruiting from a TPR background. The learning experiences from that part of my career have carried over to… Continue
Added by Becky Metcalf on December 19, 2008 at 10:59am —
Watson Wyatt, a global consulting firm focused on human capital and financial management, found more than one in five companies (23 percent) plan to make layoffs in the next 12 months, with almost two in five (39 percent) reporting that they have already done so.
“All indications are that 2009 will be a difficult year for both companies and ultimately employees,” said Laura Sejen, global director of strategic rewards consulting at Watson Wyatt. “It will be up to employers to find an… Continue
Added by Rich on December 19, 2008 at 10:36am —
Wow, so much I could say! Thankfully, humility is not always required to be a Smart Recruiter. So without further ado, 5 things that make me a Smart Recruiter.
1, Understanding this is a business of People and not of Paper. That everyone hates working but you can love your job. That there is a tushie for every seat, and you never know who you might be able to help find their next opportunity.
2. Doing my best to stay on the cutting edge of what we do for a living, like… Continue
Added by Jeff Newman on December 19, 2008 at 9:35am —
Steve Porter, who is an Outreach Consultant with JobsInRI
, has been working closely with the Workforce Development Specialist, Amy Driscoll, at the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) to help connect employers and job seekers in that industry. Amy's role is part of the RI Hospitality Education Foundation. Together, they've developed and delivered presentations at netWORKri offices across the state to job seekers focused on Transferring Skills to new… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on December 19, 2008 at 7:50am —
Tonight I rejoined the Dale Carnegie course this time as a coach rather than as a student. It is quite amazing how life opens interesting doors that propel us forward. Networking is so powerful, as I undertake this latest opportunity, it would appear that the New Year is vital, strong, full of promise, indeed challenges do lie ahead in this economy but nothing can stop desire, real luck and patient resolve.
In 5 years as a HR professional, I see myself having grown in leaps and… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 19, 2008 at 2:30am —
Best Remark of the Day
"Sure, the candidates you can't find are candidates who do not mention in their resume or profile what you assume they will say and search for."
~ Glen Cathey
12:00pmMaureen Sharib Welcome to the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Chat - today we have a special guest - the Boolean Black Belt - the very talented Glen Cathey!
12:01pmGlen Cathey I started in the industry in Jan 1997 using only a CPAS… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 19, 2008 at 2:28am —
We provide RPO services for Staffing, Executive Search, Management Consullting and HR Firms who are interested in reducing
their current costs upto 80%.
Added by Hari on December 18, 2008 at 5:21pm —
I was hoping you could share what ATS you are using and feedback on the system. My company is looking to move to a new system since our current ATS is no longer supported.
Thanks for any comments.
Added by Lynda Booth on December 18, 2008 at 1:41pm —
Looking for friends, aka, tweets a little closer to home? This gives you some suggestions on how to do it.
Added by Julia Stone on December 18, 2008 at 1:00pm —
I would like to introduce the world's fastest growing Tech Community/Job Board; (SmartTechPeople.com), world’s fastest growing Administrative Community/Job Board (smartadminpeople.com ) , and the world’s fastest growing Sales Community/Job Board (http://smartsalespeople.ning.com)
When you post you position on any of our job boards, we automatically cross-post all of your positions to hundreds of free and fee-based career sites Linkedin, Edgeio, Simply Hired, Myspace,… Continue
Added by Simone Yard on December 18, 2008 at 12:48pm —
Greetings! We are introducing the world's fastest growing Tech Community/Job Board; (SmartTechPeople.com), world’s fastest growing Administrative Community/Job Board (smartadminpeople.com ) , and the world’s fastest growing Sales Community/Job Board (http://smartsalespeople.ning.com)
When you post you position on any of our job boards, we automatically cross-post all of your positions to hundreds of free and fee-based career sites Linkedin, Edgeio, Simply Hired, Myspace, Jobster, Simply… Continue
Added by Simone Yard on December 18, 2008 at 12:39pm —
There are times in your life when you have a dawning of realization, a flash of insight - as though a veil of ignorance is parted and you see the naked truth for what it is. Sometimes these little nuggets of meaningfulness will impact you for the rest of your life. Other times, they are simple life truths that you will incorporate into your knowledge bank and draw on these items almost daily as you negotiate the twisty turny phenomenon that we call living. And then there are the moments of… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on December 18, 2008 at 11:30am —
In an effort to stimulate hiring and promote business growth in the Philadelphia region, PhillyJobs.com
is offering a free job posting to local Philadelphia employers. This offer will allow employers to save recruitment dollars and tap into the power of niche recruitment.
Employers should call
PhillyJobs.com by December 31, 2008 to redeem their free job posting. All free job postings must be posted by January 31, 2009. This… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 18, 2008 at 10:24am —
Unless you've been spending all your time on the RBC chat, you've heard of Bernard Madoff
. One number should remind you - $50 Billion.
Here's a letter (PDF) submitted to the SEC
on November 7, 2005 by Harry Markopolos (who once worked for a rival of Madoff). Markopolos knew something was fishy with Madoff but… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 18, 2008 at 8:31am —