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Advice from Harvey's Dad

Harvey Mackay's one of my favorite business speakers and authors. So I wanted to share this article I received today because I think it applies directly to recruiters and our work-life.

Advice from my Dad for Father's Day

Author: Harvey Mackay

There's an English proverb that goes: "One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters."

Fathers can teach their children many… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 12, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

June 12, 2008

Bill Vick's

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

Don't forget, Bill's best seller Big Biller loaded on an Apple iPod is yours if you are a member of the group and you are like members, Shree Ruland, Susan Hand and John Borrowman who, in Dave's judgement, answered the weekly question better than anyone else. So,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 12, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Workhound Named Top 10 Career Site

Workhound Named Top 10 Career Site by the Guardian

w00t! We noticed a spike in traffic to our SalaryTrack tool yesterday. When looking at the source of traffic, we noticed a decent chunk from the Guardian. This indicated a couple of things. One that Guardian readers David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists: and Zesty Lo-Cal Chicken… Continue

Added by william fischer on June 12, 2008 at 6:50am — No Comments

Help Wanted Hawaii TV preview

You can get a sneak peak of a sample segment of Help Wanted Hawaii TV premiering August 7th on OC16. at This clip was filmed by our creative director and producer Jeff DePonte and edited by the talented Andrew Magpoc. The TV show will have much more than this, and will be hosted by Kolby Akamu. We will have company profiles, human interest stories, reality pieces, career tips, employment trends, and more. For more information visit… Continue

Added by Mike Nale on June 12, 2008 at 1:12am — No Comments launch

our career advice blogs website went live a couple days ago - suggestions?

-- Eric

Added by Eric Shannon on June 11, 2008 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Think back to the last time you shopped for a car or house.

Did you go into the process intent on selecting the lowest priced?

Of course not.

So why enlist a service provider solely because they were the lowest priced?

Tempting as it is to take a bargain, base your decision on a more enduring factor: performance.

Ask yourself, what is performance worth?

The decision to use a service provider goes way beyond saving money; it is to make money.

Make sure your… Continue

Added by James Carchidi on June 11, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments

New ERE Site!

2008 - the year of change! For many reasons I will not go into on this blog, but here is one that I will talk about.

I am psyched that after months of work by our development team, we have launched the new site! This is a good change.

You may have already seen the changes, but if not you should head over to and see for yourself. While the first thing you will notice is a new look, there are a whole bunch of new… Continue

Added by Scott Baxt on June 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Web site offers insiders' look at major employers

Ever wonder whether you'd be better off working some place else?

A new Web site called is trying to make it easier to find out by compiling free snapshots of the current salaries paid by hundreds of major employers, along with reviews anonymously written by current and past workers.

Read the whole article… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on June 11, 2008 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The 12 Rules of ART – Part 1 of 12

"If you argue for your limitations..... you get to keep them!" - (From Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

A few years ago a short book came out that swept the corporate world as a whole. In fact, my corporate office sent me a box of them for my staff and even some to distribute to my clients (which was a nice thought, but ultimately most of them already had it from THEIR corporate office). The book was called “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, and… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on June 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

When gas hits $5.50 a gallon will still be able to afford to drive to work?

I originally posted this on Linkedin

Fact: In Europe and UK gas is avging about $8.50 a gal. and the US is at $4.00 as per AAA survey last weekend.

Last weekend I played paintball with a bunch of my friends and the group next to us was talking about high gas prices… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on June 11, 2008 at 1:18pm — No Comments

About the 12 Rules of ART

"The 12 Rules of ART" are a series of action guidelines I have adopted over the last 15 years in this business, which together form a functional roadmap of my core business philosophies, strategies and practices. Some of them I coined and some of them I stole, but all of them are good.

I have decided to share them with all of you here at recruitingblogs as a way to thank and repay you for all the great motivation and techniques I find here every day. I hope you find some value in… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on June 11, 2008 at 12:52pm — No Comments

See & Find... and profit?

Quintura - see & find Always a fan of search engine technology and advancements, as well as being extremely visual, I enjoy playing with new toys. One that's been re-released in beta is Quintura - the visual search engine.

Taking clouds to a new…


Added by RecruiterGuy on June 11, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


TalentDrive's next webinar will be June 12th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

Call or email me, Alex Cantu, to get the login information


Added by Talent Drive on June 11, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Animal Show NOON June 11 EDT

My scheduled guest cancelled on me again -- this is getting sickening -- so I corralled a real scientist, Cliffy Mintz, to be the guest. He was a recruiter for five years and now he advises scientists (who appear to be total losers) in their careers. If you want to call in or simply listen you will find the info

Added by Recruiting Animal on June 11, 2008 at 10:15am — No Comments

JF Apex innovates with HR Technology

Jacob Fleming Apex has designed and organised a top of the line 'HR Technology Summit’ in response to the latest developments in technology being used in HR management. JF Apex has personally invited HR Decision Makers to join the Summit which will provide a programme dedicated to learning about these processes from a selection of Senior HR industry speakers.

Taking place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th November 2008 at the five star A.B. Skipper Hotel in Barcelona the event is also open to… Continue

Added by Jacob Fleming on June 11, 2008 at 9:08am — No Comments

June 11, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...

Claudia helps recruiter "Stuck in the Middle" draw the line between a fistful of dollars and the good, the bad and the ugly:

I have been told by several candidates recently that hell will freeze over before they'll consider working for one of my clients. Since this seems to be a growing trend of feedback, what is my responsibility as a recruiter? Should I just…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 11, 2008 at 7:13am — No Comments vs.

Looking through Glassdoor Darkly

Businessweek looks at a new startup,, here. The company has an impressive pedigree and a nice looking site, but we think these types of “review your teacher/company/cafe” products provide anecdotal but not really actionable data. Fine for selecting a muffin but less useful for negotiating a salary.

The use of self-reported survey data is an established protocol for putting together… Continue

Added by william fischer on June 11, 2008 at 7:03am — No Comments

UK Online Recruitment Advertising is King

The £20 billion Opportunity in UK Recruitment Advertising

At, we like data -- and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides great data for determining emerging opportunities in the online advertising space. The IAB/PWC 2007 data for the UK is fascinating. Some highlights:

* 38% Year on Year Growth in UK online advertising spend

* £2.8 billion spent online - now larger than press classifieds and regional… Continue

Added by william fischer on June 11, 2008 at 4:06am — No Comments

Wednesday Wisdom: Defending the Ugly Client

Dear Claudia,

I have been told by several candidates recently that hell will freeze over before they'll consider working for one of my clients. Since this seems to be a growing trend of feedback, what is my responsibility as a recruiter? Should I just sell the company to candidates in spite of its reputation? Or do I tell the company what I’m hearing on the street? I’d like to keep them as a client if possible.

Stuck in the middle

Hi Stuck,

For… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on June 11, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

A gathering place

Each moment brings an opportunity to be a part of a "community," be that in line at Best Buy or in the waiting room of a doctor's office. Susan Burns led an insightful conversation/chat with many opinions and free-flowing ideas this Tuesday... I feel lucky enough to have been a part of that exchange.

There are many communities that each of us belongs to...

Some of mine include: family, school, work, friends, PTA, theater, neighborhood, co-ops and a few online communities... It… Continue

Added by Rayanne on June 10, 2008 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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