We had a really good week. There is a ton happening and I have that good kind of stress where you're just really scrambling to get everything done. Clients have come through with some really interesting job orders. Candidates are moving along in the interview process and the pipeline of deals is looking stronger than it has in a while. These are all really good things and billings are fine for the first 3 months of the year.
I don't trust it. Most clients have no jobs and no sign of… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on April 3, 2009 at 12:05pm —
It's superstars who make the critical difference in your company's performance. Everyone wants the superstars, and you have to fight for them - both the ones you have and the ones you want. Winning takes a multi-faceted approach that includes building a healthy culture and involves everyone in the organization.
Profile of a Superstar:
The first step in the fight to win superstars is understanding who you are looking for and what they value. How do you recognize a superstar,… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on April 3, 2009 at 11:23am —
Tuesday’s MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat suffered from some of ning’s most recent changes but we got partially way in before the lights went out! RyanHaire and Celiaten were able to give us a partial glimpse into how they build company directories. You can read through the first twenty or so minutes of the Class Log here
There's some great new content posted on the MagicMethod site that you… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 3, 2009 at 7:53am —
Winston Churchill once said, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” An organization, be it a country or a company, is only as strong as the people who drive the process and agenda for that organization. In the modern business environment, Human capital is the driving force behind success and in many cases failure.
The modern global economy has brought down barriers and opened up the market place. Under the mounting competitive pressures, many managers lose… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on April 2, 2009 at 7:22pm —
I am looking for candidates for the following positions:
1.) Logistics Engineer (Food Grade warehouse and/or transportation experience, necessary) - Chattanooga, Tennessee
2.) Inventory Manager - Milton, Ontario, Canada
3.) Director of Operations - Kalamazoo, MI - Medical products
Added by Tony Santori on April 2, 2009 at 3:19pm —
Based on two noteworthy items:
#1 - how frequently it is discussed here
#2 - how ABSOLUTELY addicting it is
I started a Twitter account. Yes, I even downloaded a Twitter app to my Blackberry.
So if you're so inclined, feel free to add me: Art_Pitcher
Or is the correct syntax: @Art_Pitcher ?
Also, if you're on there and find it valuable, let me know and I'll add you too!
I dunno 'bout all this yet. A man has to chirp… Continue
Added by Art Pitcher on April 2, 2009 at 3:17pm —
Having spent almost a year in my current in-house role I've started to reflect back on where I came from. I took a look at my previous agency experience and compared what I did there to my current responsibilities and realized that although accidental, the format of my last job prepared me very well for what I was walking into.
The setup was such that every recruiter had one skill set within which he or she was to become an expert. The thought was for each recruiter to become fluent… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on April 2, 2009 at 2:44pm —
8 tools to find semantic similarity between words
The big news this week has been Google announcing their use of semantics to enhance the performance of the search engine. This will not come as a surprise to computer scientists working in the language field (IR, NLP etc…). There are also already quite a few semantic search engines around like cognition for example. I think we were waiting for Google to take this step for a while and now it has it’s really… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on April 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Will 2009 be the year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform? It’s off to a good start….The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was introduced – again. The bill would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrant minors who entered the country more than five years ago while they were under the age of 16 and who complete two years of college or 2 years of military service.
Really this is just a fraction of the real issues with our immigration… Continue
Added by Luigi Lupo on April 2, 2009 at 2:15pm —
People get so stressed about the cover letter.
- Do I send?
- How long should it be?
- What should I put in it?
- Do I put salary requirements in it?
Let's start with the first question. Carol from North Carolina said to me: "When sending in my resume for a job, I don't send a cover letter. It doesn't give me any advantage in getting the… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 2, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Successfully identifying, cultivating, and maintaining talent pools are the keys to winning the race for talent in a global marketplace – HCI Whitepaper
Relationship Recruiting can best be defined as the development of long-term career/business relationships with higher performing individuals possessing the necessary skills and talents an organization deems critical to the success of their business. This includes both active and passive candidates, internal and external. It requires… Continue
Added by Robb Myers on April 2, 2009 at 1:19pm —
A good recruitment process is very important for any company, but in more ways than you may think. The process itself speaks volumes about your company.
The important aspects to look at:
1) Which aspects of the recruiting process are important to you?
2) On a scale from 1 – 5, how important are these aspects for you?
3) How would you measure that the process is performing according to your needs, and how would you know that your expectations are not… Continue
Added by Sam on April 2, 2009 at 11:00am —
Devott Insights：2.0 Times of China’s Service Outsourcing Industry Development- Part 1
In response to the release of the Reply to Questions on the Promotion of Service Outsourcing Industry Development by the General Office of the State Council and the speech of Mr. Wang Qishan, Vice-premier of the State Council, on the Service Outsourcing Work Seminar held in Nanjing on February 2nd, all the service outsourcing base cities in China quicken their steps on the development of service… Continue
Added by Devott on April 2, 2009 at 3:20am —
As a recruiter, how can you command a higher fee?
Well, here’s one idea that sounds almost too good to be true—you simply ask for it. Savvy recruiters know that at any given point in time, there are companies out there with staffing needs so urgent, they'll do whatever it takes to get the position filled.
Like stranded airline passengers who are sick and tired of hanging around the terminal, they're more than willing to open their wallets, just to get… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on April 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
There's a story of a woman who sold fish all her life and knew nothing else. One summer day, she was invited to the queen's palace to help prepare a royal festival. When she was shown to her room, she found it filled with fragrant flowers. How disgusting
, she complained. Please take me back and let me sleep near my pile of fish.
She choose the stench of fish over the sweet fragrance of flowers because of habit and familiarity. It's the choice of picking the devil you… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 1, 2009 at 4:29pm —
5416 Armistead Lane, Apt A,
Phone: (513) 560 6293
Senior Systems Analyst/Business Analyst with 12 years experience in Information Technology and with strong concentration in ERP Systems. Comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in finance, costing accounting, inventory control, manufacturing, customer service, sales and supply chain management.
• Experience in managing ERP systems and… Continue
Added by Ram Mulukutla on April 1, 2009 at 4:12pm —
Sr. Staffing Consultant available. Diverse experience recruiting high-tech professionals in commercial/aerospace industries. Specialize in start-ups or companies in a growth mode. Industry experience includes:renewable energy technology, R&D, broadcast & television, telecommunications, aerospace/defense, etc. E-Mail: email@example.com.
Added by Sharon Boreham on April 1, 2009 at 3:23pm —
For the last several months, Copywrite, Ink. has been working with a former Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE
) developer on a side project to take social media to the next level. We call it SME 14.0.
That's right. Rather than plod along from Social Media Expert 1.0 to 2.0 then to 3.0, we've leapfrogged right over all those cool and catchy numerals to Social Media Expert 14.0. And, for today only, you too… Continue
Added by Rich on April 1, 2009 at 3:23pm —
It's time to rethink how we gauge our applicant tracking and recruiting software
. In the past, companies have touted a system that can 'blast' to thousands of candidates and find a needle in the haystack. This is an old and out-dated way of 'recruiting thought'. True recruiting efficiency will come from applicant management software that promotes teamwork and collaboration between hiring managers and recruiters. Without further ado,… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on April 1, 2009 at 2:00pm —
No surprises here, but we’re in a recession/downturn/what ever you want to call it and as always it doesn’t affect everyone (yes, some companies are actually hiring). The difficulty with working with these companies is that they aren’t looking to fill run of the mill IT positions, but instead high end niche roles (ERP experts/BI/DW/Architects/etc.). Additionally they have requirements for specific technology skills, and with only one or two hires for the entire year these people have to be… Continue
Added by bill martineau on April 1, 2009 at 1:41pm —