Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom
Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...
Claudia counsels "Struggling in Cincinnati" who asks:
I started recruiting about 3 years ago, and work for a small executive search firm. I really loved my job until about 6 months ago when it changed from just candidate development to include business development. The environment is hyper-competitive, and I struggle with bringing in retainers (actually,… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 28, 2008 at 7:00am —
www.jobsabode.com is offering Free Services to Corporates in Key / Current Employer Section for a limited period of time. Jobsabode.com is on the aggressive growth path and is likely to have a large pool of knowledge professionals from various streams, currently it has Thousands of Key Employers as its business associates and Lakhs of potential jobseekers.
Added by Raghuveer on May 28, 2008 at 5:50am —
Take it from a HR Professional, HR and Staffing are one. How? Why? Because in order for your HR department to add its maximum value, you must realize that Staffing and HR are joined at the hip. HR Managers, and Directors need to be connected to their recruiters, and Hiring Managers need to partner as one in order to reduce time to fill, and increase the performance metrics that are needed to find great talent. It is so key to know each other, to keep that department chugging along at its… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 28, 2008 at 4:00am —
I started recruiting about 3 years ago, and work for a small executive search firm. I really loved my job until about 6 months ago when it changed from just candidate development to include business development. The environment is hyper-competitive, and I struggle to bring in retainers (actually, I'm pretty bad at it) so I'm always at the bottom of the producer list. The fun has gone out of my job for me, although I'm unsure if the problem is that I need to get out… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on May 27, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Aerotek, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services, is currently seeking a career oriented individual for an opportunity as an in-house Recruiter for our Midwest sales offices (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne).
Aerotek is a division of Allegis Group, providing our clients with commercial, industrial, professional and technical professionals in a variety of industries. We have over 150 field offices located across the United States, Canada, and… Continue
Added by Jessica Dahl on May 27, 2008 at 5:09pm —
I have been reading a lot lately about Generation Y and how evidently it will be the fall of western civilization. I did quite a bit of research about them for my last employer because they hired predominantly entry level, college grads in its management training program. There are some fears about who is coming out of this group and I politely disagree. I am here to make the case for this group and tell you why everything will be ok. Now, realize that I am technically part of this generation,… Continue
Added by Caroline Poroski on May 27, 2008 at 4:37pm —
Maybe everyone in the world knows this already, but it was just passed on to me this week-end. Barack and Hillary, yes, the democratic candidates for president, are on LinkedIn. I also noted that if you are a member of TopLinked, one of the groups within LinkedIn, you can send an invite to Barack to be networked with him. I don't know if anyone replies to the invites, I am sure it is not Barack sitting at his computer replying to the invites, but would be nice to be Linked with… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on May 27, 2008 at 3:28pm —
Excerpted from CRN Gov .com (see link below)
Establish A Niche, And Work Will Follow
Throughout government agencies, IT departments are e-mailing and calling retired civil servants and military veterans in a plea to return to work. There are ever-widening staffing shortages, thanks to an initial wave of baby boomers retiring from the federal, state and local workforce. California, in fact, has created a database dubbed "Boomerang" to hire back retired state employees. The… Continue
Added by Arthur Jones on May 27, 2008 at 1:09pm —
After the long memorial day weekend I found myself without a topic in which to blog about so to try and break the writers block I was reviewing many of the recruiting/career blogs that I frequent for some interesting topics in which to play off of in my article, and wouldn’t you know I found something here.
In a survey about interviewing etiquette Valut.com goes through many questions about how people approach and handle interviewing and while you can pick it apart and read a lot… Continue
Added by bill martineau on May 27, 2008 at 11:58am —
Just wanted to pass on a story. Mid last month I get a call from one of the recruiters I work with. She asks me to contact a doctor she has coming to the Dallas area, and lets me know they have been trying to get ahold of another Realtor and this other Realtor wasnt calling them back. I quickly called them, and within a couple of hours had them set up on searches in the areas they wanted, and was planning a community tour the following Saturday. Well, they showed up in town, I spent almost 9… Continue
Added by Michael Creighton on May 27, 2008 at 10:15am —
Tandel Systems provides software and hardware engineering solutions and products that enable your business to differentiate from the competition and to succeed in the marketplace. We leverage our imagination, business knowledge and technology to provide measurable business results in defined timeframes. Whether the solutions are for Government and Critical Infrastructure, Collaborative Environment, Asset Management, or Document and Content Management, our singular focus… Continue
Added by Austin Dillon on May 27, 2008 at 10:08am —
Teach something, learn something...
"Passion" is a word that gets bandied about a lot. Here is author and activist Patrick Dixon's take on what it means and how it can be applied.
Motivation, leadership business change management…
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 27, 2008 at 8:00am —
Many people don’t know what to say to the sourced names we provide. Because these names are many times the truly “passive” candidate some recruiters who’ve been reared on resume farming are “reluctant” to call someone who isn’t actually “looking”.
Just about everyone is “looking”.
Out of 10 names you telephone source:
1-2 will be looking at… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on May 25, 2008 at 4:30am —
That was the week that was...Week ending May 23, 2008
A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...
A funny week with lots going and not much getting done. It must be summer...
RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...
Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Meet Heather Gardner - from $0 to $300k in Record Time
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 24, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I spoke with Shally Steckerl
and Don Ramer
today about there recent decision to merge companies. I thought I was going to be in a bit of trouble because when the call started, they were not on the line. I had a little help from my friend Paul Debettignies
and Jason Gorham
. Shally and… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 23, 2008 at 11:40pm —
Wow, I see that I joined this system back in February. That is not long, by my standards, but it still seems like I just joined.
I made a forum post here:
I was half expecting people to pounce on that thing. It happens. Internet events are 'spiky'. Of course, spiky includes quiet bits and it is unfortunate in this case. I have only one other time attempted to create a 'spike' in traffic… Continue
Added by Bob Trower on May 23, 2008 at 9:05pm —
Bob and I went to see the third film in the Caribbean trilogy “Pirates of the Caribbean” shortly after it opened last year in May, 2007. Just recently I watched it again on a lazy Sunday afternoon and was reminded of this piece I wrote, though not sure where (or if) I ever posted it. I offer it now for your amusement.
The usurper of the pirate ship "The Black Pearl"… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on May 23, 2008 at 4:28pm —
Added by Suz on May 23, 2008 at 1:58pm —
I know some of you recruiters out there have worked in the different venues of recruiting, ie. corporate versus contingency or agency. Have you ever noticed the less than friendly attitude you normally get as a third party vendor when you are working the contingency side and call into the corporate recruiter or HR?
I have worked the corporate side also where, yes, you get a few calls from recruiters trying to drum up work. I always try to treat them with respect, and it doesn’t take… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on May 23, 2008 at 1:31pm —
In coming across a very interesting HBR Article from Tamara J. Erickson today ("Are There Gender Differences Within Gen X?")
, I thought to immediately pass this on.
Before posting it here, let me briefly preface: Albeit with my very limited voice as a result of only being in Talent Acquisition for 5 years, and also not personally… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on May 23, 2008 at 11:47am —