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 —
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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 —
Added by Maureen Sharib on December 18, 2008 at 7:39am —
With web-based onboarding
—which automates that process—experts say employers can drive productivity and acclimate employees better into their organizations.
According to Enwisen, web-based onboarding’s popularity has grown increasingly over the years as more
employers seek to streamline the hiring process, allowing companies to:
• Track and monitor new hires in the… Continue
Added by George Scifo on December 18, 2008 at 5:30am —
To all my fellow peers out there,
My name is Arlene Hernandez and as of today I am without work. I recieved that dredded call that all employees are afraid of in this slow economy, "as of today you are laid off". Yes, it happen to me. But I have determined to turn this negative situation into a good one. I am sending this shout out to all the folks in the world. I am a names sourcer with 5+ years of online and phone sourcing experience. I have completed searches in many industries… Continue
Added by Arlene Hernandez on December 17, 2008 at 9:40pm —
My client is ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the largest energy companies in the west? One of the reason why the parent company, is at the top of its list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” among all energy companies in the western United States. The company is noted for its:
• Financial Soundness
• Social Responsibility
• Quality of Management
• People Management
• Long-term Investment
• Use of Corporate… Continue
Added by Duane Hughes on December 17, 2008 at 8:56pm —
by Paula Santonocito editor at:
Organizations aren't only cutting staffing. Benefits too are on the chopping block.
Today's Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that cell phone maker Motorola will suspend matching contributions to employee 401(k)s effective January 1.
Meanwhile, today's New York Times reports on a proposal by New York Governor David Paterson that would reduce benefits for newly hired state… Continue
Added by RD Whitney on December 17, 2008 at 8:51pm —