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Negotiating a Higher Fee

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 — No Comments

Preferring dead fish to fresh flowers

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 — No Comments

AS400, RPG, Mapics

Ram Mulukutla

5416 Armistead Lane, Apt A,

Dublin OH-43017

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 — No Comments

Experienced Sr. Staffing Consultant Available

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:

Added by Sharon Boreham on April 1, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Beta Testers Wanted: Social Media Expert 14.0

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 — No Comments

5 Concepts for Next-Generation Applicant Tracking and Recruiting Software

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 Comments

No Onions! - A sales story

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 — No Comments

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers Collide At The Retirement Door

DALLAS, Texas (March 31, 2009) -- As unemployment numbers continue their worrisome climb, and as the stock market moves erratically up and down with so many retirement plans hanging in the balance, I have been thinking lately about the much anticipated shift in the workforce -- as Baby Boomers retire they will be replaced by eager Gen-Xers. For years workforce gurus and insurance actuarial analysts have been proclaiming the arrival of this moment in time. Now that the time has finally… Continue

Added by John G. Self on April 1, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

April 1, 2009

Above the Fold

Today Lance Haun grapples with some thorny issues the jab one at the point that controversy and dysfunction meet. Hmmm...“Why are recruiters such jerks?”

Read it here, in context...How To Advocate For (And Not Create) Controversy

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia is at ERE this week. So, something to remind you why we miss her… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on April 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Finding time to "Re-brand" and build my Social Network

Wow. I sat down this morning to another day of recruiting and realized that I had gotten into the rut of doing the same thing day in and day out. I am not getting the results I would like to achieve and can not blame it on the economy any more as a scapegoat.

I decided to explore more of the Web 2.0 scene and see what I could learn. So far, I have started with updating my LinkedIn profile and seeking connections with more of my colleagues as a way to quickly expand my network. The next… Continue

Added by Matt Hilleary on April 1, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Oh the irony of the EEOC

I am positively shell-shocked having just read that the EEOC willfully violated the FLSA.

The agency's practice of offering compensatory time off to its employees rather than overtime pay amounted to "forced volunteering" and was a knowing violation of the law, according to the ruling.

Nothing quite like… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 1, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

FREE Operational Excellence Webinar: Five steps to help your staff ENGAGE for better ROI today.

Join us for a Webinar on May 5, 2009, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

In today's economy, how your staff connects with your employees and customers is more critical to your ROI than ever before.

Amy Munroe, CSP, of MTS, Inc. and Staffing leads this highly interactive and fast paced session. During it you will learn the importance of having engaged employees who will impact your bottom line today. If you are a manager, let us help you determine the best path toward… Continue

Added by Phil McCutchen on March 31, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Blind dates and retention metrics

Recruiting and matchmaking - not entirely the same, but not so different either.

A friend is single, yet can't manage to find a guy/girl because work/school/life is too hectic - just like the customer who has a vacancy yet can't seem to find the right candidate on their own. You get to work thinking about who you know that would be interested and has a personality that will mesh with your single pal - sounds like sourcing a qualified candidate to me. You set up some sort of meeting,… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on March 31, 2009 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Spring Forward. Tally-ho!

How’s the market? I can’t even begin to guess how many times that I have been asked this question. Having worked in and around recruiting for over a dozen years, people assume that I see trends in the labor market that can indicate the overall health of the economy. To a great extent this is true. The companies that I have helped start and run for the past 10 years are proven leading indicators of market conditions, especially for the technology markets: people stop hiring when things get… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on March 31, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments


Recruitment sessions for the upcoming 2009 college scholarship

recipients for the San Onofre Career Preparation Program are scheduled

in April. If you would please forward this information to your contacts

that would be a great help in reaching potential candidates for the

program. We also have the May 5th recruitment date tentatively planned

at the Escondido Workforce Career Center in Escondido.

Southern California is offering:

* Full… Continue

Added by Heather Phillips C.A.C. CIR on March 31, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

I Hate Your Guts but I'll Represent You, You Stupid Dick.

I am finding that one of my biggest challenges of late is finding and having to represent the most abhorent, rude, arrogant, pompus, skilled, intelligent, well-educated, experienced jerks with inflated senses of self-worth. Originally when I came across these people I parked them in my database and said, "the hell with you, you stupid dick! I hope you never get another job again." However, I realized that my approach is immature. In real life I can decide to cut jerks out of my life (and do,… Continue

Added by See_Jane_Recruit on March 31, 2009 at 11:08am — 14 Comments

March 31, 2009

Above the Fold

Recruiting software that users want to use and gets...high productivity? No Web 1.0 blues. Is this crazy-talk?

Read Michael Johnson today...Why User Interface Matters

Tutorial Tuesday

You mean you can search for stuff on something other than Google. Mo' crazy talk?

Read Glen Cathey...… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 31, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments OK I tried it and guess what...

About 2 weeks ago I got an email from the guys over at

I've been a member of TL for a while so it was nothing new, they send out a weekly email with a link to the db with all the new "inductees" so you can send invites to them via linkedin.

Anyho, in the weekly update they mentioned that they started a new "" type database but now you can also grow your network on any (or all!) of the world's top 20 social networking sites including LinkedIn, Facebook,… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on March 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The end of employment contracts

Who would have figured that the employment contracts that have been written about ad naseum in the recruiting blog spaces would now be under attack? It's time to raid, raid, raid!!!!

Added by Steve Levy on March 31, 2009 at 7:04am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Steve Levy!

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 31, 2009 at 5:48am — 10 Comments

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