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Ali vs. Anderson – Unlikely Competitors

Listening to Ali Velshi speak at the 2010 HRPA Conference was quite interesting to say the least. He began his speech by described how he went from being a Business Analyst in Canada to a Hurricane Chaser for CNN (not an easy feat). He went on to tell about his journey down south, job offer and expected start date in hand and how he was refused entry at US customs because his Visa wasn’t in order – all this happening just days before one of the most tragic events in…


Added by Sandra Gallacher on February 10, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

Integrity. It’s a bit like virginity. Either you have it…or you don’t!

For all my blog posts please visit 'The Savage Truth'

I have been in business a long time. And all of that time has been in the rough and tumble world of recruitment and staffing. Having worked as a recruiter, manager, and owner of recruitment businesses all over the world, I have seen my share of dubious business practices. Indeed I have, sadly, been witness to many instances of outrageously deceitful and unethical behavior.… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2010 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Changing Jobs With Dignity

So your candidate has accepted your job. You, your candidate and your client are all happy. For a professional recruiter however, this task is not yet complete. While all recruiters are trained to make sure the candidate knows how to resign and is prepared for the various soon to be ex-employer reactions that can jeopardize the deal, most recruiters do not understand the importance of the candidate leaving his/her current employer properly. That goes way beyond 2 weeks notice and handing over… Continue

Added by Steve Fleischner on February 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

On-Campus Recruiting Activity Climbs, Hiring Plans Slip

The latest NACE Index has been released and shows some interesting results. My last post about the "some good news for a change?" regarding the NACE Index seems to have taken a turn for the worst. However, the activity on campus has continued to increase. Why? The trend could be attributed to experiential education recruiting (internships, co-ops, etc.) which would explain why…


Added by Jennifer Rutt on February 9, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Every Hire Is A Miracle

Your Resume Has To Get Through Here As you can see, it has been a month since our last blog post. Let this be a sign for those of you on the job market that better days are coming. We have been working on some hard to fill positions that did not allow me to complete some of the blog posts that I have started. This post was one of them. The inspiration for the title came from the fact that behind the scenes of every job posting, there exists a complete network that is constantly expanding and contracting, bringing in… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on February 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

6 Timesaving Social Media Tools for Business

Time management is something that most of us struggled with long before social media. As we become more involved in the world of social media and the see the importance of building personal business relationships, managing your time both inside the social media space and outside as a business professional and human being becomes ever more important.

Once a month I host a free teleseminar where I discuss a topic related to social media. This month, I discussed “How to Manage… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on February 9, 2010 at 12:57pm — 3 Comments

What is your "Key to Happiness"

This past week I watched Disney/Pixar’s movie - UP. If you have not seen it then you are missing a telling tale of what it means to come to what you think is the apex of your life, only to find out you have more life to live and more life to give.

It made me think to a few years back when I came across a short video called “The Key to Happiness.” It is only a 2 1/2 minute animation but it tells so much of the work of… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on February 9, 2010 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Mobile Job Seekers

mobilejobseekers So let's talk mobile applications for employment. Why? Well quite simply because I'm tired of hearing people say that job seekers aren't ready to apply for jobs via their mobile. And I think I'm to the point where I just have to call it out and say, "that's crap." If done right, I can't think of a single reason a job seeker wouldn't want to submit interest for a job via… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is your job site positioned to grow?

Doostang just announced that they’ve landed $1.25 million in new funding. That’s not a huge investment compared to the boom years, but it is a signal that our industry may have reached bottom and is beginning to rebound.

So you’ve survived the worst. Now what are you going to do?

Do you have a plan for growth? If not, now is a good time to start – because if you don’t, your competitors will. The job board industry is like any other; you can grow, or you can fade away.… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 9, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

A Recruitment technology Puddle

Next week I will be at TruLondon and have the pleasure of leading two tracks, The Talent Puddle and Technology Shopping List.


Added by Shane McCusker on February 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

ABC's of Market Research: Tools of the Trade

On this trip, Cate and I will be visiting a variety of cities--from Beijing to Bangkok, Cairo to Dubai, London to Mumbai--to do market research for a top global brand.

We’ll be talking to people with a variety of different jobs to understand what they think about work and working, what’s differentiating about what our client offers, and how this varies from place to place and job to…

Added by David Kippen on February 9, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

Healthcare Recruiting Strategies

A recent survey by a professional recruitment society found that many hospitals continue to use strategies that they say don’t work well in healthcare recruitment and fail to use to their full potential those strategies that they say do work. The survey, done by the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR)

proved that advertising strategies that were most popular among hospitals were help-wanted ads in local newspapers, used by 97% of respondents; job fairs, used by 94%; and…


Added by IBW Recruiters on February 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

DIY Market Research Part One: Field Observation

Field observation is an essential component of any serious market research project, particularly in emerging markets, but it’s usually overlooked by agencies. Now, you may not have a budget for field work but if you can squeak in a trip to an emerging market I want to give you a DIY tool set you can use to get some basic understandings of the market you're interested in.

Why do market research at all? Because you don’t…


Added by David Kippen on February 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

To Process or Produce, That is the Question

I have tried to start this post no less than seven times already so instead of trying to come up with some round about catchy way of presenting my thoughts I am just going to lay it out there and see if it sticks.…


Added by Randy Levinson on February 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

From job boards, where do you have the greatest success?

Job posting or resume searching?

Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 8, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Is there a universal definition for "quality recruiting"?

Recruiting, as an industry, might be one of the largest “perception businesses” I have ever seen. Through my travels in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing industry I have been invited into a number of corporations (6 Fortune 500 clients, 8 privately held businesses & a handful of mid-sized companies) and regardless of the…


Added by Travis Furlow on February 8, 2010 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Are you ready for the new normal that is social recruiting?

The missing piece

Over the course of the next week, I am meeting with many different companies - all with the same question wanting to be answered - does my business need to be using social media to recruit - social recruiting?

One of the first questions I shall be asking is whether their company is ready… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on February 8, 2010 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

Did you attend USC?

I was having lunch with my good friend, and former business partner, Rex Kurzius* the other day. During lunch, he informed me that he is only looking to hire people from USC. I let the statement pass for a few moments because Rex has a tendency to throw out statements for shock value and sometimes it’s best to let it go; however, this time I had to ask him why he would only hire people from the University of Southern California. As it turns out he wasn’t referring to the University of…


Added by Kevin Womack on February 8, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

7 Signs of a Good Niche Job Board

Recently I was on the Recruiting Animal show when the topic of how to spot a good job board came up. As a staunch defender of niche job sites, here are my top ten signs of a good job board. Look for these when considering posting your jobs...

1. They advertise: any good job board worth its salt will do some advertising to attract traffic. Make sure you see some google ads or ads on related content sites. Also be sure…

Added by Chris Russell on February 8, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

I am not a brand. I am me...

I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. …


Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

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