A couple of years ago, we spent New Years Eve in Thornton Park, at the end of Balmain, with a great view of the Harbour Bridge. We got there around 4pm, set up our chairs, and prepared to wait for the fireworks. There was about 100 people there, one of whom was a talker. He was floating around, talking to people, most of whom were doing their best to pretend he wasn’t there. He sat on a bench… Continue
Added by Ian Lenehan on October 3, 2009 at 9:49pm —
I appreciate the opportunity to interview you and compare your skill set to the other candidates currently in consideration for our open technical management position. Please understand that I meant no disrespect or connotation of ill will when I stated that a background check is part of our employment screening process and typically adds a week’s delay to process. This is a statement I provide every candidate with whom I interview, and it is not intended to imply… Continue
Added by Suzanne M King on October 3, 2009 at 8:04pm —
After attending an amazing blogging conference in Oklahoma called Throw Your Voice, I have been inspired by Jennifer James of JenX67.com. And because of Jennifer, I am on a mission to find an authentic HR blogger in all 50 states. If you are interested in being featured for this project, please email me directly at email@example.com with the subject line USA HR Blogger Project.
Please help me spread the word by posting this information on your website, twitter, and facebook to… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on October 3, 2009 at 4:47pm —
When dealing with the ever-so-delightful contractor that helped us remodel our house most of the questions I asked him about how something was done were met with, “well, that’s industry standard”. What amazed me about this nearly daily occurrence is that he actually expected me to be satisfied with that. Granted if his business card and truck had some mention of ISO 14000 certification for all his work, then that would be an industry standard that I could accept. But it was not that. It was… Continue
Added by Randy Levinson on October 2, 2009 at 4:50pm —
are extremely valuable job-search tools with today’s growing desire for instant information and dependency on networking. Facebook and LinkedIn fulfill the networking dependency. Twitter is better for delivering instant… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 2, 2009 at 2:26pm —
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Added by Ryan Pratt on October 2, 2009 at 2:00pm —
It is no secret that the Millennial Generation is extremely dependant on technology and have integrated it into all aspects of their lives. That being said, it should come as no surprise that the Millennials utilize technology to network and search for jobs.
Millennials realize that it is no longer enough to polish their resume when it's time to look for a new job. Millennials are actively seeking to make connections… Continue
Added by Richard Bottner on October 2, 2009 at 9:00am —
Well, I know Hiring Managers don't like to be coached on how to do interviewing. But I think they don't mind reading a blog and making those necessary changes... so here I go with some tips.
1. Doing Structured Interviews
Often Hiring Managers do not have a structure around their interviews. When I say structure I don’t mean the sequence of questions but I am referring to more about the logic. For instance not many hiring managers know about the concept of using CAR… Continue
Added by Kiran Gali on October 2, 2009 at 1:30am —
In the coming years, there's going to be phenomenal change in terms of how recruiters/companies source for candidates. Just the way traditional newspaper job ads were replaced by Internet job boards, there will be major shift in the ways and means of sourcing. Given below are few of my predictions around how sourcing channels are going to change…No I am not clairvoyant I am just a recruitment consultant who says things as it is..
1. Job Boards will go under the… Continue
Added by Kiran Gali on October 1, 2009 at 11:00am —
What is true specialization in regard to the recruiting industry, and is it important? I think the answer is changing and a specialist down the line a bit will be far more specialized than a specialist today. Here’s what I mean.
For years, specialization has been used primarily as a business development line. Not just in our business, but all over the place. “Mr. Prospective Client, I specialize in helping people just like you.” If it’s true, really true, that’s great and it will be… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on October 1, 2009 at 9:57am —
Have you ever heard this? “If the only tool you have is a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail” That came from Abraham Maslow
a famous humanist psychologist of the 20th century.
What’s your hammer? It may be MS Excel, it may be project management, it maybe a web design package, Object Oriented code, a telephone call, a statistical calculation, a motivational speech....it may of… Continue
Added by Martin Naylor on October 1, 2009 at 8:44am —
In the late 90's job boards were a necessity, if you wanted to recruit online. Why? Because many companies didn't have websites let alone career sites. So if recruiting was to be done online it could only be facilitated through the job board, which started a cycle of dependency.
How did it become a cycle based on dependency?
Dependency was inherent in the process where companies would pay to ship their candidates to a community… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on October 1, 2009 at 8:30am —
This week has seen us witness the hilarious and ongoing Kraft iSnack2.0 marketing debacle. Although no longer Australian owned, the Vegemite brand is an icon in Australia and New Zealand. Like any icon brand, it takes a brave marketer to try and change it. The only comparative episode I can think of was the global “new’ Coca Cola of few years back. This was met with such significant public uproar that Coke eventually dropped the “new” Coke and reverted back to Coke “Classic”. Arguably iSnack2.0… Continue
Added by Aaron Dodd on October 1, 2009 at 12:18am —
Starbucks is selling instant coffee. I tried it yesterday. It was good. I know what you’re thinking. Folders! Flavor crystals and all that asinine marketing, nope, just ain’t there. But, I promise you this, it doesn’t have that instant coffee taste. Give it a try
How about Instant Recruiting? That is a direction we are heading. Companies are looking to get rid of traditional Recruiters and have hiring managers, marketing and small team of junior Recruiters to… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on September 30, 2009 at 11:30pm —
How many people will get up at x
time tomorrow, drive x
route, drink x
drink, work x
plan, have x
meeting, drive home at x
time, eat supper at x
time and go to bed at x
Routine kills creativity!
This was a conclusion that my team and I came too several weeks ago. It was right before I was leaving for Recruitfest and I was explaining the non traditional set up and my excitement leading up to the event. One team… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on September 30, 2009 at 9:56pm —
I am unashamed to admit it; I am a grammar freak. Maybe it can be blamed upon genetics (my mother used to diagram complex sentences for fun) or upon my authoritarian yet somehow endearing English professor, Mrs. Stolpe (may she rest in peace). I am also, rather proudly, always able to properly distinguish between there, they’re, and their, and I will not be affected by the effect of an improper homonym selection. I can spot a typo a mile away.…
Added by Michael Brandt on September 30, 2009 at 6:28pm —
I always knew that when one of my recruiters started a sentence with ‘I assumed..." that it was going to be a story with an unhappy ending.
Assumptions are for the unskilled, the lazy or the unthinking. The definition of assume is "to take for granted or without proof, suppose as a fact".
To take anything for granted in the world of recruitment consulting is asking for trouble. Here is a incomplete list of unwise assumptions, summarised from my 20 years of (often painful)… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on September 30, 2009 at 6:02pm —
Recognizing and developing talent is a constant challenge for any company. Today's challenge is to produce more, and better results with few employees for customers who demand more value-add for less effort and cost.
Do YOU have the talent to meet this challenge?
In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins uses the 'bus' business metaphor. he says great leaders understand three simple truths:
* If you begin with the "Who" rather than the "What," you can more easily… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 30, 2009 at 4:09pm —
I love football season.
No. I rephrase.
Almighty God in the Most Divine of All Kingdoms, forgive me for I love more than my mother this holy football season!
My family knows and respects my one simple request this time of year. It's fine to shout with me at the TV screen. But, do not talk to me during the game. Ever. Unless, of course, it's half-time and you're going to tell me how much the opposing team stinks like three tons of… Continue
Added by Amy Renz on September 30, 2009 at 2:00pm —
By Diane Delgado LeMaire, Accounting & Finance Recruiter, Creative Financial Staffing - firstname.lastname@example.org
I often wonder: Why do recruiters have a bad reputation? I mean, we help people find jobs and we do this for free until we actually successfully place someone. So, what is it? Are we bad people? Are we not upfront? Do we not communicate enough with our clients and candidates? Well, I must admit, it is true that our follow up with the candidates is probably not the best,… Continue
Added by Diane Delgado LeMaire on September 30, 2009 at 1:45pm —