No, not the one wearing a suit and bearing flowers (oops, flashback, sorry), but the date of the infamous Smartrecruiters "dinner cooked in my home by a Master Chef," otherwise known as the "Yum Fest."
Lasse Sorensen is my chef of choice. We discovered the Master Chef from Denmark in a tiny town in Southern Illinois, while on one of our annual morel-hunting weekends. We lived in Chicago at the time and would cheat spring by three weeks by traveling down south around Easter time to… Continue
Added by Diana Luger on April 28, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Having friends and contacts in the industry (both recruiting and automotive) I've been involved in numerous conversations about layoffs recently. One in particular stuck out to me, though. A fellow corporate recruiter at another local OEM was groaning to me about how one of their contract agencies handled a recent round of staff reductions. I'll withhold the name of both companies since I'm not looking to drag any names through the mud, but it is worth discussing what happened.
Added by Gino Conti on April 28, 2009 at 4:24pm —
We hear a lot about the high availability of talent. Is that really true? While you probably know someone who happened to be in the wrong industry and they got caught in massive downsizing, they are the exception. The government reported that the unemployment rate among college educated workers over the age of 25 in only 4.3%, or we are practically at full employment.
Former GE CEO Jack Welch said that an organization has:
• A players – top 20% who can be 8 times more… Continue
Added by Pat on April 28, 2009 at 3:25pm —
With so much media attention focusing on the national recession and other problems with the economy, many college students who are about to graduate are concerned that they may have trouble finding entry level jobs
. According to a recent press release from CollegeGrad.com, there isn’t anything to worry about.
The website, which is considered one of the leading sites form entry level job and… Continue
Added by Cheezhead on April 28, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Please respond on my blog page at
I just finished reading Steven Woods’ Blog
(CTO of Eloqua) regarding the
merits of using Facebook as a B2B marketing tool. He argues that even
though his organization is specialized in B2B e- marketing, his isn’t
sure whether Facebook… Continue
Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on April 28, 2009 at 2:45pm —
Ok, it's been awhile, I admit. A few years ago when all this hype started on social networking, I was slowly buying into it. Hardly anyone I knew was blogging or knew what it was and I believe it's landed. Yay! So send me your link and I'll add you. Here are my links...I think I got them all. Work in progress...
So here I… Continue
Added by Jennifer Loesch on April 28, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I'm currently building a business case for a Recruiting CRM solution and would like to get some ideas and opinions on vendors and products to include in my research. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Added by Daryl Draper on April 28, 2009 at 11:25am —
The word “should” implies responsibility. It connotes demand, and that's just not the case. Life has a rhythm, it ebbs and flows. My failures haven't been failures so to speak, I just haven't been as good as I needed to be. I may not have specific control over my situation, but I have a choice about how I view it.
If I continue to do things the way I've always done them, I am not going to generate as much revenue this year as I did in 2007… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on April 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
Coberon Chronos Consulting is searching for experienced SAS Architects to be based in Bangalore for a Fortune 500 software and hardware company with offices worldwide. Please send applications or recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!
Added by Kristina Varhelyi on April 28, 2009 at 9:35am —
Do anyone have any RN positions in South Florida or Orlando? I have an RN who is seeking a position in either ER or ICU for the night shift.
Added by Chiquita Hardaway on April 28, 2009 at 9:34am —
You have just dropped the bombshell news on your boss that you are leaving. After they pick themselves up off the floor, there will usually be one of three reactions:
- Congratulations, good for you!
- Traitor! Pack your stuff and get out (or work through your notice and endure my constant looks of contempt)
- Sorry to hear that, is there anything we can do to keep you…
Added by Bill Meirs on April 28, 2009 at 6:30am —
Need your help with any handy reference for below said role.
Position # 1
Role: Manager Quality @ Noida
Must to have BB certification
Experience: 8-12 Yrs, BPO experience is must to have
Position # 2
Role: Manager Regulatory Reporting @ Noida
Should have 10K, 10Q reporting experience
Should have US GAAP experience
Added by Amit Gupta on April 28, 2009 at 5:50am —
Added by Chad Pursley on April 27, 2009 at 9:25pm —
In the business world, where managers are expected to find ways to improve productivity of a diverse set of employees, it is extremely important to find ways to identify the right FIT for each person in the organization based on their skills and values. Especially, in a global age where almost every large organization is spread worldwide, finding the perfect FIT by understanding the effect of local cultures on skills and values of every employee is critical.
Over these last 17+ years… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:48pm —
In a world filled with CEOs who pilfer their company's coffins for their personal interests, there are a few like Leonard Abess Jr., CEO of City National Bank of Florida whose recent action embodies the concept of ultimate leadership. When a Spanish bank bought into 83% of Leonard's bank recently, Leonard and his executives made a pile of dough like most executives do during a successful financial transaction. However, the similarities with most executives stop right there. Leonard shared over… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:47pm —
All of us have worked with colleagues who were brilliant (very high IQ) but have an attitude. They typically understand that they are much better than the rest of the population at work and behave as such. With their high strung attitude, they treat their team members with disrespect and nonchalance as the team members do not measure up to their intellectual capabilities. The team members, in turn, do not wish to interact with this person with an A+ intelligence. Does this highly intelligent… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:46pm —
I was recently approached by an American organization who was looking for an entrepreneurial leader to head their Indian office as their Managing Director. After a few discussions, I was told that they were impressed with my background and capabilities as a leader with experience in managing people in the U.S. However, they would prefer someone with the experience of managing people in India. Here's what was exactly said "We are really looking for an individual that has built a team in India… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:44pm —
Does anyone specialize in the Middleware area exclusively?
Added by monroe (Skipper) walbridge on April 27, 2009 at 5:41pm —
After years as a HR consultant specializing in recruitment and training, i had an opportunity to work with 100's of staffing company clients. Over the years hiring candidates, testing, screening and creating documentation (RFP, RFIQ etc.), I noticed not much was being done when it came to better preparing candidates. Regardless of the reputation or size of the staffing company, i received many ill-prepared candidates come my way. Unfortunately the candidates did have the skills but could not… Continue
Added by Moshin Manji on April 27, 2009 at 4:12pm —
The other day, I noted that I had job search seminars coming up. Well, the first one (job searching techniques) is over, and I can say quite definitely, I have no idea how well it went.
1. I had enough material.
I know this shouldn't be a worry; there is a lot of information to cover in this area (and, certainly, I did not cover it all). Nonetheless, having not taken as much time as I would have liked preparing, I was a little concerned.
2. There… Continue
Added by Jonathan McLeod on April 27, 2009 at 4:07pm —