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The economics of the talent shortage and what employers need to do NOW

Prior to the GFC we saw articles almost daily on the so-called talent shortage. Such clichéd headlines as “Winning the War for Talent” were commonplace. My own company, Mindset used them as did everyone else. These headlines and articles have subsided of late but the talent shortage is still there. It's like a wild beast hibernating; waiting for the thaw - which will be here sooner than most Australians think. In fact, many would argue that it’s waking now as the extra cold metaphorical winter… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on October 9, 2009 at 3:32am — 2 Comments

interesting view on the difficulties of innovating in the recruiting Industry

From the reason closed it's doors.

"The online recruitment space has its own unique market dynamics that restrict innovation on the company side. From the outset, online recruitment spend is huge. Its a market with the right fundamentals from the outside looking in. Its a large market ($10B/year spend), with rich customers, and poor innovation. It sounds like an entrepreneur's dream. The truth is that there are barriers to adoption of newer technologies which come down… Continue

Added by Slouch on October 8, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Would you hire Gladys Kravitz?


Would you hire Gladys Kravitz?

Gladys Gravitz was the infamous “know-it-all” snoopy neighbor on Bewitched. If you are unfamiliar with her character, you can read more about her here.

I was channeling Gladys Gravitz the other day when I read this Job Posting:

“Seeking super smart person to join our wildly successful global team. Proven track record of brilliant thinking, complex… Continue

Added by Heather Gardner on October 8, 2009 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

C# Developer

I have a Senior C# developer position you might be interested in. The key skills are C#, Winforms, multi-threading, past C++ experience. Knowledge of Convertible financial products (brokerage experience). Resume must express strong C# development, manager is NOT interested in, etc developers. Please send qualified resumes to:

Added by Martin Kunat on October 8, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Why are we having a jobless recovery?

The stock market is up, the economic news is cheerful, and people are calling an end to the recession by 2010. However with all of this, what has happened to the jobs that were to be created with stimulus? What has happened to new jobs overall? The ideas are numerous and the points of views countless on where the jobs are, when we will see them, and in some cases if we will ever see them again.

Searching for the north, the way out of this hole we have placed ourselves in is much more… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on October 8, 2009 at 2:03pm — 15 Comments

My Blog has moved

Added by Mark Spoor on October 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

No one wants to follow your Recruitment Agency on Twitter

I had an interesting call from a Recruiter today. He was complaining about the fact that no one wants to follow his Recruitment Agency on Twitter. I spent some time talking about the ways you can use Twitter in the Recruitment process. But he didn't care.

We talked about creating a social recruiting strategy to interact with the users. He didn't care.

This is not an unusual situation I find myself in. Nearly all Recruiters I talk with about using some type of social media… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on October 8, 2009 at 7:38am — 8 Comments

The 2009 NAPS Conference - An Insiders Perspective

I just got back from the 2009 Annual Conference for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) and wanted to share some of my experience with you…

It was a real honor for me to be asked to present the Opening Keynote at this years event and to follow in the footsteps of amazing people like Danny Cahill,… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on October 7, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Read it before rushing to a white collar job

People are rushing to white collar job. White collars are admired in the family and society. Parents are interested to see their wards in white collar job.

However, is white collar job so lucrative? Should we be crazy for a white collar job?

Answer needs introspection. How much it costs to get a white collar job? How much do we get in return? We have to calculate before rushing to a white collar job.

Who is benefited by it. employers or employee? Are the… Continue

Added by Jyoti Kothari on October 7, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

The Nerdy IT Manager

The Nerdy IT Manager tried to order a life sized iron cast of Han Solo. The purchasing department caught it. It was rejected. An uprising occurred. Corporate HR surge was sent in to quell the unrest. You were caught in the middle. Now the Nerdy IT manager hates HR; therefore he hates you, the Recruiter.

As you recruit, the manager shoots down all your candidates. He despises every candidate you send him. Everything you do just sucks.

New recruiting plan:… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on October 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Telecom Recruiter - Atlanta, GA (3-6 month contract)

I'm looking for a telecom recruiter in Atlanta to join our team for a 3-6 month contract.

Email me:

Include your resume and a paragraph about your greatest accomplishment this year.

Added by Dennis Smith on October 7, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

TWINS WIN!!! ...and an Effective Job Search

If you’re not from Minnesota or Michigan or not an avid baseball fan, you may not know that the Minnesota Twins won the division title from the Detroit Tigers last night. As a Minnesotan and a Twins fan, I’m pretty excited. The tie-breaker game the two teams played last night was one of the most exciting baseball games I’ve ever seen and it took 12 innings for the winner to be decided. But what’s incredible is what the Twins did to get there. The… Continue

Added by Harry Urschel on October 7, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Niche job boards: how to find them

Much has been written about the big 3 job boards as a place to find work. But those sites are just a small slice of the available job market. In the past few years companies and recruiters have begun shifting their jobs to many niche job boards - local or industry specific sites and online communities. Recruiting today is all about location and quality of hire.

Thats why these niche sites are so popular. Many charge much less (for job postings) than the big… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on October 7, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

What is Talent???

He was nothing less than extraordinary. It’s been more than a decade that I last saw him, and in all these years I have not come across a more talented person than him. And the best part is, he makes talent look simple, and not complicated.

He topped the University in MBA and got the gold medal. He set a record of 5/5 CGPA. But strangely, I never saw him reading the books. He was early to bed. You can always find him chatting up with friends.

He did not seem to have any… Continue

Added by Kiran Gali on October 7, 2009 at 1:11am — 6 Comments

RN positions n N Jersey. Would anyone be interested in splitting?


Added by Roisin Horgan on October 6, 2009 at 11:11pm — No Comments

The Magic of Recruiting by Splitting a Role

Fast-tracking the recruitment process, without taking the time to fully understand all the role requirements, can often distract recruiters. This dilemma was again highlighted to me recently, after a coffee meeting with a recruiter friend, who was asked to fill a difficult role.

Companies may often struggle to fill a role without being able to attract the right candidates. Sometimes, this could be a strong signal for the role to be redesigned.

A lot of my early HR… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on October 6, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Planting a Resume Garden

Many candidates are not told this, but how they distribute their resume can contribute greatly to the response they receive from prospective employers. To demonstrate this I will use the analogy of a garden to show your resume's relationship to the job market.

In this example you should consider each copy of your resume as a seed with the potential to grow your ideal job. The soil is represented by the places where your resumes end up, such as companies, organizations, job… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 6, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Is BumpTop the next step?

Even since seeing the movie Minority Report I've been patiently waiting for touch screen computing. Then Microsoft started teasing me with these incredibly cool Surface videos a couple years ago which about sent my… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on October 6, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Premier Colleges Collaborative Alumni Job Fair: Chicago, Illinois!

Hello friends and friends of friends and friends of friends of friends (networking humor. terrible, I know).

I want to just post a quick blog this week about MyWorkster’s second collaborative job fair for alumni. As you may know, our first was in New York city this past June and was an incredible success. Two of those participating schools, Indiana & Notre Dame, just couldn’t wait to duplicate the event, but in a neighboring… Continue

Added by Tarek Pertew on October 6, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

Pay per posting vs. pay per response

For the past 15 years, the job board industry has been dominated by the ‘pay per posting‘ revenue model: an employer purchases a job posting (and sometimes resume access or other add ons).

Yet there’s another model that has been around a while: ‘pay per response‘. In other words, you post your job, and when job seekers apply to your job, you pay for each application.

On the surface, it seems that pay per response would be more attractive to most employers – after all, if… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 6, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

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