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Does Your CQ match Your EQ? Who Cares?

Tonight, on #hrhappyhour @SteveBose and @HR_Minion hosted, and Grant McCracken appeared. This post is not about him, nor is it about his book Chief Culture Officer. He was an intelligent, and engaging guest, and after perusing his book on I’m convinced he has his thumb on the pulse of how to shape, mold, and transform the internal and external organization culture. Cold cultures, and toxic cultures will kill the life blood of the company, its employees, and bury its bodies in the… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on January 29, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments


Popularized by "mad men" marketing wonks in days gone by, "must be present to win" is the tag line you've heard a thousand times in contest rules. Face it, no one is going to hand you the keys to the pretty sports car in the window based on you scribbling your name on the equivalent of a cocktail napkin - you have to be there when the drawing is conducted with legitimate identification at the ready. With the evolution of online media, being "present" has taken on new meaning. With the a few… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on January 28, 2010 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

No transferability, no feedback – Candidates have feelings too…

We have just completed some research to find out what candidates find most frustrating in the current jobs market.

300 candidates gave their views on a number of scenarios in the current job market, and indicated whether they were satisfied or frustrated. We also asked them to grade their frustration…

The headline results are that the following had the highest percentages of ‘very frustrated’ or ‘quite frustrated’…

The overall lack of relevant job… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 28, 2010 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting Going Mobile in 2010

She who texts the fastest WINS!! OK, not really, but to be on the forefront of recruiting, mobile is where it's at. Think about this... In the month of January alone, I have sent 6,272 SMS messages. These messages served a variety of purposes. They were to friends, family, charities for donations, etc. I accomplish my main personal communications all through text. I am not saying that everyone is using text as much or even half as much, but you cannot deny it continues to grow. My son… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

College Recruiting - Starting Salaries Across the Globe

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recently released some exciting compiled data that was created via the International Network of Graduate Recruitment and Development Associations (INGRADA).

As I was reading and reflecting on the information, it occurred to me how important it is - particularly in our current global marketplace/recruiting space - that we are aware of how the US is comparing to other… Continue

Added by Jennifer Rutt on January 28, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Measure Twice... cut once

In a few of my blogs I have spoken about things my Dad has told me. How I try to follow them. It may come out like I always do. Unfortunately I don't always, and yes, I pay for it. (He'll love this)

This saying has been topical for me for a couple of reasons of late.

Measure twice, cut once!

Over the… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 28, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

Is The Director of Recruiting Screaming For Metrics? Be prepared to holler SO WHAT ?

Upon awakening I check my twitter feed for interesting blogposts. This is how I love to start my day.

Punk Rock HR, also known as Laurie Ruettimann wrote a compelling post. Social Recruiting Metrics & Measurements

I have a love-hate relationship with this topic and here’s why. There are many consulting firms that do an excellent job providing back end analysis. There are metrics tools that include impressive… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on January 28, 2010 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

A great marriage between the computer and the phone

This blog will be short, since this is a topic most already know much about. However, might I'm simply adding my side of it, in saying that I'm not the most technically savvy individual, as ironic as it seems. You see, my major was concentrated on broadcast communications, production to be exact, therefore I was required to keep up with the latest gadgets and graphic-design knowledge.

Then I left that industry back in 2001, and concentrated on recruiting and HR ever since and thus… Continue

Added by Lalaine Tate Whitefield on January 28, 2010 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

TRULondon II - Three Weeks To Go

I first wrote about The Recruiting Unconference last autumn before TruLondon's inaugural run at the Barclays Tower in Canary Warf, London. This first event was hugely fun, informative and filled with opportunities.


Bill Boorman… Continue

Added by Katharine Robinson on January 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

It’s amazing what you can uncover when you visit customers.

Today I was dismayed reading a twitter feed from a recruiter boasting that she had managed to talk her way out of meeting with a client who wanted a face-to-face with her. When I queried her she went on to boast that with technology she no longer had to even visit clients.

I have been in sales for most of my career. I first learned to sell with Pitney Bowes PLC in the UK, a truly excellent and professional sales environment that gave me a grounding and a sales ability that has… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on January 28, 2010 at 4:42am — 7 Comments


There are many things about recruitment that I am passionate about, not least having the opportunity to work with some excellent clients and candidates that are both a joy to work with as well as setting me challenges in my everyday workload.

But if there is one thing that REALLY gets me going it's this.

It's the subject of FEEDBACK in the recruitment process and the need for educating some of our clients that I want to focus… Continue

Added by Andy Young on January 28, 2010 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

Building Networks

Great recruiting goes far beyond referral programs. The most effective recruiters build on their personal connections and create a talent network. A talent network or “connectors” are a web of motivated people who know potential candidates and can bring those candidates to you. Below are a few ways develop your network:

  • Focus on developing a talent network rather than a talent pool.
  • Use your…

Added by Jenn Francine on January 27, 2010 at 6:26pm — 3 Comments

College Job Market Shows Signs of Improvement

Could it be? Some good news on hiring statistics for a change?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released their latest NACE Index report this month - and it shows some signs of improvement in the college hiring market. Or at least an "improvement in the level of decrease." Hey - we have to take the good news from where we can!

Each month, NACE polls its employer members and reports the results as an… Continue

Added by Jennifer Rutt on January 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Quick Service Conundrum – Do Uniforms hurt your business?

There are more hospitality employees in Canada than in any other industry (and most industries combined), they number in the millions. When you look at restaurants more than half of all restaurants fall into the Quick Service or the QSR category and more that $.60 of every dollar spent dining out is spent in a QSR.

So if the largest number of employees in the hospitality field work in QSR, most of the restaurants in the country are QSR’s and more than 60% of all money spent in… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 27, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Truth Be Told...

Aesop and Son I've been meaning to touch on this topic for a few months now - and I was just never able to find a gentle way to kick it off. I haven't been able to find a funny analogy or humorous quip to kick off an article that hits on such an important topic. And the more I thought about how I should start a talk about ethics in the workplace or within our industry the more I just kept coming… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Personal Brand: What's on your chalkboard?

Twitter: @BenjaminMcCall


When I was in College obtaining my first degree I worked with students. I was a Diversity Advocate and later became a Resident Assistant and Residence Life Coordinator within the dormitories of the university. This was probably the subconscious start to my career within HR and Learning… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 27, 2010 at 12:03am — 5 Comments

Does social media eliminate the need for job boards?

Does social media eliminate the need for job boards?

For the past 15 years, job boards have been a standard part of the job seeker and employer ‘tool kit’. And why not?: job boards have proved to be an efficient way for job seekers to locate hiring companies, apply for jobs, and get a resume in front of potential employers.

But now the onset of… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on January 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First Entry!

Man, this is exciting! I'm glad to be in this community with recruiters of similar ilk and to have space to share developments from my start-up in its early stages! It's an interesting ride, for sure.

Some background:

I am an independent recruiter based in NYC, specializing in New Media. As an independent recruiter, I depend a lot on my networks to source candidates. I came to the conclusion that communicating with my networks could be made a lot easier and less time… Continue

Added by Allen on January 26, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

New Job Opportunities in the Great Recession

In the last post, we discussed how traditional jobs were going away, or moving towards a flexible work force. Today we'll discuss the one segment of the employment spectrum that's destined to benefit from these trends -- the ranks of the self-employed.

Changing Self-Employment Options

Too often, when people think of the self-employed, they think of the latest media-glorified entrepreneur who took sensational risks, to become wildly wealthy and successful. And while… Continue

Added by Jay Fenello on January 26, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Recruiter positions in Dallas??

Does anyone know of a recruiter position in Dallas? I have over 16 years of experience in a variety of environments (mostly technical). Please let me know....

Added by Michael Spell on January 26, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

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