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10 L&D Staff Hiring Best Practices for IT Vendors

10 L&D Staff Hiring Best Practices for IT Vendors

(as published in CEDMA newlsetter)

By William Vanderbilt

Avondale Search International

Senior Industry Consultant

One of the common complaints about the Learning and Development (L&D) function in any organization is that the group can lack relevancy to the overall business. This is particularly true in the IT vendor world where there is a constant struggle to provide relevant training on… Continue

Added by on July 6, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

SMEOracle Offers Many Recruiting Tools & Rich Features and Its FREE!

SMEOracle Offers Many Features!

And Its Services are FREE to Recruiters!

by Staff Writer

SMEOracle provides a wealth of features for both the SME and Recruiter -- many features and services that our competitors do not offer.

SMEOracle is not just a "job board" and it is not just a professional network site that allows you to… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on July 6, 2008 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Love Today...

In the Q & A section on LinkedIn, few questions should have as much impact as the one that follows:

This is just a reminder to focus on what really matters.

So much time today is focused on work and more work. At times we forget about those who are most important to us. My question is - "Who do you love? How do they know?"

Love Today!

Andrew Thorn

Telios… Continue

Added by Rayanne on July 6, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Overcoming My Fears Of Change And Uncertainty

There I was 40 feet in the air, having just climbed the pirates net to the top of the high ropes course. Sitting on the perch looking at where to go next, it occurred to me that I was scared x&*%less.

I called to “Big Dog,” the group leader, and asked what I do next. His response was to “follow your instinct”. For 23 years in recruiting I followed my instinct and for the most part it led me the right way. Other times that old instinct got me in trouble. “What if my instinct is… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 6, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Giddying on up....

Well, it wasn't too long ago I wrote a post here about how potentially my company was changing the perception it has of its Recruitment Division.... Maybe I was a little early in my prediction.

I have been a little disappointed in recent reactions I'm afraid, and for those who may read this with the hope of getting some pearls of wisdom, you too could be disappointed, it has the potential to become just a me venting session... (my apologies in advance)

My work environment… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on July 6, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Happy 4th of July

It's Independance day and I can think of no better way to spend it than with family and friends. My daughter Claire chose to ride her razor in the West Lake Pond Parade, while my son Jackson rode in a two seater wagon with his buddy Shea. As usual, it was a fun family adventure mixed with friends we hadn't seen in a while and some professional networking -… Continue

Added by Heather Gardner on July 4, 2008 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Cut it short

It's 4th of July, a national holiday in the US, NOT in Argentina. As I am sitting in our office, I take my own 4th of July break to think about a LinkedIn post that was brought to my attention by Maureen Sharib - to whom I am very thankful for so openly sharing her ideas and insights about sourcing/recruiting.

The LinkedIn question was "Which of these 10 hiring/interviewing mistakes is the most important one to your eyes?" Click… Continue

Added by Catia Yun on July 4, 2008 at 2:08pm — 3 Comments

Reflections on "Fit" Via New FC Article, "The Texas Rangers' Young GM"

Happy 4th of July, RBC - remember, as Robert Kiyosaki puts best, "It's un-American to pay taxes." Hey, we weren't after independence just for independence's sake!

So I came across an interesting article this morning on (color me surprised!) titled, "The Texas Rangers' Young GM".

I'll admit - as a baseball fan going back to the Mets title in '86, I never thought I'd see a 30-yr old… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 4, 2008 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

July 4, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

Digging Into

In this post John points to pillars of the community for their experimentation in helping create one, properly recognizing Dave Mendoza, Paul DeBettingies and Jason Davies for their noble efforts.

Reflecting on… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 4, 2008 at 4:01am — No Comments Goes Free Agent Nation

Tomorrow marks the celebration of Independence Day in the United States.

How appropriate.

It will also mark my first day as a self-employed business owner. I'm celebrating by reading Dan Pink's Free Agent… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 3, 2008 at 10:33pm — 8 Comments

Digging Into v1.10

Happy Interdependence Day

A community is forming in this little outpost called Somehow, the space is overcoming its very name. Imagine trying to sell houses in a town called "Ya Gotta Be A Writer To Live Here".

While the moniker implies one kind of involvement, the reality is quite different. (RBC) is a place for experimentation. Its inhabitants are trying new things every day.

The first experiment is the one Dave Mendoza calls…


Added by John Sumser on July 3, 2008 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

LinkedIn Joins the Billionaires' Club

LinkedIn Joins the Billionaires' Club

BusinessWeek Article Here

5 yrs old on May 5th 2008 and now valued at 1 Billion!!!!

Estimating 30 to 35 Million users by the end of 2008!!!!

On track to hit $100 Million in sales in 2008!!!

If you are not a member on Linkedin now is the time to sign up and be apart of the explosive growth.…


Added by Jeff Weidner on July 3, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

The MOST AMAZING Career Site I've Seen To Date, Hands-Down (Convergence of Creative + Social Media + Right Brain Engagement + Making of Meaning)

Made my first OnRec nomination today and thought some of you who are really into social media intersection with recruiting might benefit:

"To date, I have not witnessed a site combine the combine both the creative elements, social media aspect, and capture emotion such as the Marine Corps recruiting website From the home page, users are able to view the latest commercial, request more information, view Marine principles -- for example,… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 3, 2008 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Do you need a vacation?

Don’t we all wish we had more vacation days? At the same time, do we usually try and negotiate for an additional week of vacation in a new employment opportunity?

But before we can say - I want more vacation time; let’s first look at how this country’s corporate culture feels about vacation. Vacation pay is not required by U.S. law. In fact U.S. employers don't have to offer vacation time off even without pay. Vacation pay is strictly voluntary for employers, but many offer it as a… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on July 3, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

July 3, 2008

Bill Vick's

Featuring Dave Staats, Headhunter, Flamethrower, Judge and Jury...

For the last three month's or so Bill Vick and Dave Staats have graced Thursday's front page with's featured video and Question of the Week contest.

Starting next week we have… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 3, 2008 at 9:16am — No Comments

Fellow Recruiters: Avoid the Twitter Trap

Twitter and Micro-blogging is all the hype today in the social networking (particularly the Recruiting/Talent Acquisition community). Why? Well, it's cool . . . it's new . . . it's widely publicized . . . it's a way of staying in touch . . . from a marketer's viewpoint, it's a way to maintain mindshare and/or top-of-mind placement. The notion of a multi-drip is indeed being redefined by Web 2.0.

There's only one problem - I don't see… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 3, 2008 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Being Valued at Work

Feeling valued? What does that mean to you? To me, it means that my opinions are respected and my judgment is trusted for its worth. It is well known that the best teams or the best companies to work for in any corner of the world are most productive and creative when its team members are valued for who they are and what they believe in. That should be of no surprise to any of us. However, some companies do not seem to recognize and strive to develop a culture that embodies trust and… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on July 3, 2008 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

What's Your "Style"

If I were to go back and make a list of ex-boyfriends (we’re talking way back here), there would be a few common threads. Some may say it was their penchant for marijuana. Others might note the lack of many personal items like, say, a car or any furniture other than a mattress on the floor. Those things are hard to come by when you don’t have a job.

I’d characterize the trend more towards the, say, passionate and creative type. I had a job in my 20s. I didn’t need a boy to buy me… Continue

Added by Shannon on July 3, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Social Networking - Socially...

Who among us doesn't remember back in the day when social networking was really about heading out and shaking hands and meeting people - not just online communities and emails? Don't get me wrong - I'm insanely passionate about social network sites such as RBC and the like - but I do miss heading out to the clubhouse for 4 solid hours of 'working' with a client/candidate on the fairways.

That's… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on July 2, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Soa, WEB 2.0 and deployment of various protocols, Mashups will change how Recruiters do business.

SOA takes advantage of SaaS and develops Applications as a service which run over those areas. 30% of the Fortune 2000 have some form of SOA in process. 90% of fortune 500 are well under way in development and deployment of SOA. Around 65% of 500 use some form of App Servers either from the Oracle or Old Leader BEA Systems. BEA Systems was the leader and was just purchased by Oracle. Now 70% of the entire world running Middleware use Oracle or BEA.

SOA leverages SaaS and is being used to… Continue

Added by MRTEXASSOA on July 2, 2008 at 8:01pm — 4 Comments

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