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What's the Matter With Millennials?

Millennials have gotten a bad rep because they have a tendency to change jobs frequently. For them, the idea of staying with one employer for five years or more seems to be unheard of. But it's not frivolousness or flightiness that governs their actions. According to Philip Gardner and Georgia Chao of Michigan State University, in their white paper, "Today's Young Adults: Surfing for the Right Job," young adults change… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on January 8, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Is Work Centrality As Important to Gen Y As It Is to Older Workers?

In a recent white paper, ''How Central Is Work to Young Adults?" written by Phil Gardner of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University and Georgia Chao of the Eli Broad College of Business also at Michigan State University, research was cited in support of the theory that today's young adults don't view their jobs as the primary focus of their lives, the way earlier generations did.… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on January 8, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Hiring Great People Is Especially Important During a Recession

It's always important to hire the best possible people for the jobs being offered. The hiring process is expensive and time consuming. Because funds are low during a recession, companies are less able to absorb the expense of having to replace poorly chosen employees.

Author/speaker, Bob Beck, explained the importance of hiring great people this way: "In a down economy, there is less room for error. Many… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on January 8, 2009 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

If Security is Deployed And Users Don’t Accept It, Are You Protected? - JUST SHARING SOME IT INFO WITH YOU GUYS........ FYI - NOT A RECRUITING BLOG FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NOT IT

Samsung launches green SSD at Storage Visions 2009 Conference

January 6 -- At the Storage Visions 2009 Conference, Samsung Electronics introduced its 100 gigabyte (GB) solid state drive for use in servers for applications such as video on demand, streaming media content delivery, internet data centers, virtualization and on-line transaction processing.

Imation introduces its latest SSD products and SSD upgrade kit at Storage Visions 2009

January 6 -- Imation Corp. launched a new… Continue

Added by Nicole Sammarco on January 8, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The One Question Every Entrepreneur Must Ask

Scott Ginsberg's one of my fave peeps - every time I visit him (well, not personally, but his site), I get charged up.

His latest post has nothing to do with recruiting (at least not on the surface), but it's so good that I'm compelled to share.

The title is misleading. Once you read the article, you'll most likely be scratching your… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on January 8, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Social Media Rookie of the Year, Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan - Recruiting Animal Show

The Recruiting Animal Awards

A lot of newcomers have made a big splash on my social media radar this year. I'm really impressed by many of them and a lot of them have become my…


Added by Recruiting Animal on January 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Is your Recruting Plan Recession-Proof?

This is a reprint of an article from the last issue of Recruiting Review, published by JobsInMA, JobsInME, JobsInNH, JobsInRI, JobsInVT:

Is Your Recruiting Plan


By Margaret Hansen,


Bonuses are off the table. Salaries are flat. Staff resources are thin. People are lucky to have a job. You've heard all of this before, but how do… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on January 8, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Not Every L.I.O.N. Knows How To Hunt...

LION Okay, recruiters... it's time we addressed it. It's time that we talked a little bit about what it means to use networking sites (specifically LinkedIn) to effectively ‘connect' and recruit. Hey - somebody's got to tell a handful of you that are stumbling and bumbling your way through it that you're giving others a bad wrap - and creating some hesitation by some to speak to anyone with the word "recruiter" in their… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 8, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Wal-Mart's December Earnings


NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT: 5.54-0.48-0.86%) said Thursday that December same-store sales rose 1.7% excluding fuel, falling short of the estimate for an increase of 2.8% in a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters. In the year-ago period, Wal-Mart said same-store sales rose 2.4%. "Due to the difficult economy and severe winter weather in some regions, the holiday season was more challenging for retailers than expected," said Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 8, 2009 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

January 7, 2009

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom: Catch-22

Oh, dearie, dearie me...

"I saw my boss and one of my workmates out on a date, although they didn’t see me. How do I know it wasn’t a business meeting? Let’s just say that things were a little steamy at the dinner table, and I’m not talking about the vegetables."

Caught between a rock and a hard place, indeed...Get a room!

What say you?… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 7, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Are you adapting your services to stay relevant?

An old saying by Heraclitus a Greek philosopher that “Nothing endures but change”. If this was true in 500 BC, then today if you are not preparing for change you are dead in the water. Period!

Today I was reading a Gartner research report by Thomas Otter, aka Vendorprisey, The Effects of Social Software on Your Employer Brand (Hat Tip:… Continue

Added by Michael Specht on January 7, 2009 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Kicking off your job search in 2009

Over the last five to ten years the process of finding a job has changed dramatically! Now not only do you have to have a resume, you have to know how the internet works, visit job boards, be on LinkedIn and other such tools, search online social networks. It can be very confusing.

Here are a 10 ideas to help you kick start your job search in 2009.

Read the rest on the 2Vouch Blog.

Added by 2Vouch on January 7, 2009 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Job Board trends Down Under

The past often reveals what the future holds. I looked back at some of the major job board related trends in the Australian marketplace.

1.Vibrant but volatile industry

In 2008, some 150-170 job boards exist in Australia. The number increases five folds if the definition of a job board is expanded to include online destinations that list employment opportunities. With off-the shelve software and free job board technology easily available, starting a job board has never… Continue

Added by Phillip Tusing on January 7, 2009 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

What Makes Me an Average Recruiter

1. Saying the very same thing the last recruiter said to the same potential clients and expecting to be the one who gets the order.

2. Having the same candidate my competitor has that we both grab off Monster each morning and expecting to be the one who gets the send-out.

3. Agreeing to discount my fees because the potential client has "multiple openings and I should be happy they are letting me in".

4. Arriving at the office after 8, milling around for 1/2 hr… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on January 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

Project Management Open House

Hey all,

Happy New Year, welcome to 2009! My company in Bellevue, WA is hosting a PM Open House towards the end of this month. With the market being a little slower right now and everyone ramping up in Q1, this is a great time to really get to know your candidates and build those pipelines! If anyone in the area knows of a Project Manager that is interested in networking with us for current and upcoming opportunites, please have them email me for all the details. Also, if anyone knows of a… Continue

Added by Tiffany on January 7, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

In-house Recruiting Leadership in a challenging economy

There was a discussion I was involved in on the other day, which took many directions, from the effect the US economy has on the rest of the world, to Leadership situational leaders v top down leadership. I saw and was intrigued through the conversation and the different angles people were coming from.

It did get me thinking about about… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 7, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter

It’s simple;
- Treat others with the same level of respect that you would want or expect to be given to you
- Be kind, be honest, be truthful
- Follow up and follow through

And lastly,
- Communicate

Added by Caroline Nashmy on January 7, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

I have been a recruiter for a dozen years so far so I have survived burnout, a recession, and the booms. I am a smart recruiter because I know my limitations and never let them get in the way of succeeding. I don't think that recruiting is any harder than any other job, but it does require hard work, discipline and a little luck.

Added by Julia Stone on January 7, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Big Bucks NO Whammies……

For those of you out there who were children of the 80’s (or perhaps a bit older), hopefully you will remember the show – Press Your Luck. Contestants would collect spins that led to prizes after the spin traveled around a makeshift digital game board, all the while yelling “BIG BUCKS NO WHAMMIES.” I promise this has a point.

The other day, I was talking with a friend who was flustered about their resume and cover letter in an attempt to find the perfect recipe for submitting… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on January 7, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments


Hi Guys,

I have Enclosed the list of our own technically experienced H1 consultants.

Kindly add my email address to your distribution list for all your future requirements.

Appreciate all your help and efforts.

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Lakshman – J2EE, Hibernate, Struts – Immediately… Continue

Added by Nikki Joe on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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