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Pet smart - maybe - but not much more

A few hours ago I stopped in to PetSmart to pick up a few pet items. The total came to $12.42; I pulled $15 out my wallet, counted out 42 cents, and handed the currency to the cashier - who in the transfer, dropped one penny onto the floor. She attempted to bend over to pick it up but didn't.

I turned away for about four seconds and she handed me $2.99 in change; the receipt noted that I gave her $15.41. I took the two dollar bills in my right… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How NOT to get me to work with you.

Just a quick note about how NOT to get an HR Director to work with you. Send an email like this:

"Most recruiters who were calling you last year are no longer around; but you, the hiring manger, and I, a recruiter, are survivors and still here! I would love to take 20 minutes of your time to learn about how I can recruit FOR you rather than FROM you."

Don't threaten that if I dont work with you, that you'll recruit from me. To me that's just a challenge. Bring it.

Added by Ragan Kellams on April 20, 2009 at 3:55pm — 9 Comments

Hiring for Information Technology Sales Professionals

We are actively hiring for Information Technology Staffing and Solutions Sales professionals in Houston Metropolitan market.Please forward your resume to

Kavi Ganatra

Added by Kavi Ganatra on April 20, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Overworking to look Good

Over time it has become apparent in reading and listening to people within organizations that a sense or lack of manager care is constant in the work place. Management, both executive and supervisory, are pressed with the bottom line offering little consciousness of the impact. Expecting more and demanding more, employees become less and less engaged. They work endless hours to serve “the man” just in the hopes that they will keep their job in the sliding economy. The downward pressure… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on April 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments


Added by Chad Sowash on April 20, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

AIB/USDA familiar logistics candidates

I am in need of Logistics Pros with backgrounds in American Institute of Baking or USDA -grade facilities.

Added by Tony Santori on April 20, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Community managers and the evolution of the recruiting function

i_team_peopleperson The idea of a community manager isn’t unique to the recruiting function. The term is borrowed from the consumer world and emerged with the influence social media is exerting on brand engagement and reputation. While the role is still relatively new, companies have begun to realize the potential to attract, engage, nurture, retain and expand their customer / client base beyond traditional marketing and PR. Its about creating brand value through experiential engagement and listening… Continue

Added by Susan Burns on April 19, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

love hate think believe feel wish

I just finished reading this article entitled, Let Them Eat Tweets and like the author, I too can't help but think that social media is sucking users into a vortex whose pull and power from which they can never escape. In fact, as in as social media may be - and I'm a heavy user so don't call me a… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

My Dog Ate My Cell Phone & Other Nifty Excuses Why NOT to be Successful

With all the talk of recession, depression, and obsession with how 'bad it is' it is tough for most people to keep their thoughts positive. Personal Empowerment begins with making a choice to be grateful, optimistic and committed to the present and the future as a possibility. Happiness is a choice and it's a choice we all must make daily, if not hourly.

Last March with recession looming in the background I chose to forge forward with launching… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on April 19, 2009 at 3:52am — No Comments

The End of a Good Thing or the Beginning of Something Big

Someone just told me he is busy, cause there are fewer people to do the job. Unfortunately, this individual had to lay some people off in the past few months.

He sounded down.

I told him it is all about attitude. He can either be high or low and it is hard to be high if everyone around him is low. Yet, it is hard to be low if he is so busy he doesn’t have time to dwell on it.

You would think, If you had the chance you would keep your attitude high, cause it… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on April 17, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Job Boards.... Not dead yet!

I was asked recently in an interview I did with Phillip Tusing on his site Destination Talent about the main source of my hires.

I know it seems to be en-vogue to proclaim the death of Job Boards, but I'm not convinced they are dead yet. Is it just because I am an internal recruiter and don't know any better? To… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on April 17, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

If you need to explain how something works, it probably won’t. Why designing ATS software for the critical users matters.

At Newton, we believe that the people who use our software the most aren’t necessarily the people that are critical to its success. Our “Critical User” is the person that uses Newton intermittently, every now and then, once a day, once a week, or maybe even less.

Up to this point, companies have designed business software almost entirely for what we might call a “Power User”, i.e. people that are going to use it day in and day out. If you… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on April 17, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Lemons and Grape Juice

I like how Christie's is handling the recession; they've created a new business unit to sell corporate works of art. The rationale is that with balance sheets requiring more trips to the proverbial Home Depot, companies may be looking to sell their art. Someone at Chrtistie's sure is thinking.

Let's look at how companies and agencies have… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 17, 2009 at 4:32pm — 3 Comments

I won't blame them for their ignorance

Being on the corporate side I have both enjoyed the benefits and suffered the frustrations of working directly with hiring managers. I find that the two are very closely related, though, and I have the ability to impact some the of trouble areas. In fact, I feel it is my responsibility in order to be productive and effective in my job.

I speak of the responsibility to educate hiring managers as to what the heck I actually do as a recruiter. Even though the managers and I are on the… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 17, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting is Like Dating, How to Make Pop Culture and Business Meet

I was recently sitting at my desk, going through the day as I normally would, shifting through the endless sea of resumes that covers my desk, interviewing, responding to emails, and the quintessential duties of a devoted recruiter as I suddenly had a crazy idea. Why not compare recruiting to dating? I mean there are some serious similarities when you really look at the breakdown of human capital management, our fancy politically correct term for how to find the right talent for your company.… Continue

Added by Krista Ardhuerumly on April 17, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Eagle Has Landed

Following an exciting month of March Madness filled with exciting opportunities I have made the decision to join Albin Engineering in San Jose as a Partner and Vice President of Sales/Marketing. Our firm focuses on Innovative Technology Services and staffing solutions. I have been busy getting to know my new team this week.

With three offers on the table I made the decision to join the Albin team for several reasons including to stay located… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on April 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Client Side - Building Strong Client Relationships. How do you do it?

Last week I touched on the subject of building a strong client base and how it is definitely, without question, a relationship thing. Over the course of the week a couple of conversations brought to mind the need to extend the subject to how it is done. Building strong relationships is a process. For me, it's a long term process, but I realize that there are all sorts of perspectives on how to go about this, what traits and what actions contribute to successfully building strong relationships… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on April 17, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Exit Interviews

Whether due to a layoff, a firing, or a voluntary separation exit interviews tend not to be very enjoyable. Generally speaking people don't line up to be the company punching bag when an employee sounds off about what upset him/her enough to leave, or how he/she feels about being released. That said, I think as recruiters we need to be the ones making ourselves available for these sessions.

In many cases it was us who brought the employee on in the first place, so it is appropriate… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 17, 2009 at 11:59am — 7 Comments

LinkedIn tag in your signature

Does anyone know how to add LinkedIn with their logo to my signature?
Dawn Williams

Added by Dawn Williams on April 17, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Citigroup Surprise?

I am not surprised they showed a profit (finally.) They laid off a ton of people and are lending "conservatively."

Added by See_Jane_Recruit on April 17, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

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