Up at 7an Tuesday morning. Our delegation’s 1st “work” day lasted 13 hour (note to self on feedback form to ask for an afternoon wine break). Now, back at the hotel late at night, I'm having that nightcap in a quiet corner. Everyone else has headed up.
By mid-morning I was at Delhi’s Management Development Institute that is noted for its MBA, PHD, Business and HR programs at the graduate level producing 900 graduates a year. (The bus ride there and all thsat entails is still being… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 8, 2009 at 8:19pm —
I hate to be the Friedrich Nietzsche of OD; however, the question begs to be asked, is learning and development dead? It is because the economy killed it. The need for statistically valid organizational diagnostics did not go away, nor did the necessity for strong coaching and professional development programs. The recession decimated OD and Learning and Development departments. So, the next question that begs to be asked is what are companies going to do? If they are smart, they will pay… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on December 8, 2009 at 7:55pm —
You finally got that phone call; you know the one that is more elusive than a smiling DMV clerk? You have been invited to interview for your dream job. Your suit is back from the cleaners, your resume is polished to a shine, and you just invested $100 on a good haircut.
You are all set, right? Nope. Between now and the interview, you have some important work to do.
Don't stress. The following are 5 easy research tips that will put you ahead of the others, even before the race… Continue
Added by JC Simon on December 8, 2009 at 7:31pm —
Historically we have always seen 3rd party recruitment as a sales business. We employ recruiters who are rewarded for their ability to open doors and sell to clients and to place as many people as they can…irrespective of how they do it, and of what experience they deliver to their clients and candidates.
Social media is beginning to change that…whether on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, recruiters now have a relationship with their candidates and clients which is both visible and… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on December 8, 2009 at 5:56pm —
As further evidence of an improving economy, LinkUp reported today that new job listings in its job search engine rose 9% in November, while the total number of job listings in its search engine rose 4%. The Department of Labor reported this morning that in November, the U.S. economy only lost 11,000 jobs, a stunning development given the consensus estimate from economists that 125,000 were lost during the month. Unemployment dropped to 10% in November from a 26-year high of 10.2% in… Continue
Added by Molly Moseley on December 8, 2009 at 5:30pm —
We took on the subject of paid job sites this month at OnlineRecruitingNews.com:
From the start of job boards in the mid 1990s until now, the vast majority of job and career sites have worked on a simple economic model: job seekers don’t pay, employers do. In fact, the concept
of free access to a job site’s listings was so ingrained that…
Added by Eric Shannon on December 8, 2009 at 5:19pm —
Social networks are the new job boards. Recruiters and employers heavily rely on business communities such as LinkedIn and are even exploring Facebook and Twitter to extend their search for talent. Business groups on social networks are exploding and the want ads and job boards are becoming a thing of the past. If you are in the market for a new position, it is critical that you use these networks to your advantage.… Continue
Added by Andrea Persico on December 8, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Is common courtesy essential in the interview process? Do manners matter? The obvious answer is yes. Yet recently, I have witnessed a number of candidates that seem to think otherwise. Despite the economic climate candidates are still no-showing interviews, blowing off client requested tests and not returning calls. I am left wondering….do candidates really think this is acceptable?
People don’t blow off doctor, hair, or even car maintenance appointments for fear that they will be… Continue
Added by Andrea Persico on December 8, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Does it take a village? Or is it more of a fellowship of sorts?
I tried to get a team together for the DARPA Balloon Challenge. I posted everywhere, there were a few patient onlookers who mostly were curious how we would collaborate on googlewave to accomplish this crazy task. Find 10 red balloons hidden on street corners throughout the US in 1 day.
2 people were able to do so much. I have never been more proud to have a sourcer like Lisa Offutt working with me & for… Continue
Added by Julia Stone on December 8, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Job Qualifications are changing as rapidly as the markets themselves. A year ago everyone was desperate to hire the most technically savvy candidate they could find. If you made less than six figures you were quickly dismissed because it was assumed that you didn’t have the skills to fit these high tech roles. In the last year, like many markets, that paradigm has changed. Budgets are cut, firms are folding and suddenly the most sought after candidates of yester year are plentiful. Every day I… Continue
Added by Andrea Persico on December 8, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?
To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system
. Most applicant tracking systems provide:
* Interface to manage and post active job openings
* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue
Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm —
Is blogging a help or a hindrance in your career?
If you listen to some commentators, having a large online footprint will be THE only way you'll be found in the future. Job boards will die, and all Recruiters will be all over Social Media tools writing Boolean strings, mining LinkedIn, Facebook, reading blogs (etc) and just finding you when they need you.
So therefore, you need to have a Facebook account a LinkedIn profile, a Twitter presence and be furiously writing… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 8, 2009 at 8:05am —
Arrived Delhi 9pm last night. Refresehed.
I checked in to Newark and my boarding pass read "Seat 20A Window". At least it was in an exit row. Walked up to the friendliest flight attendant just before boarding and, with all the smile I could muster (as if that would make a difference), said, "Just checking to see if miracles really happen". She looked up, smiled and said "if your name is...(then looked quickly down at a ticket) Gerald Thomas Crispin they do".
Yes!!! Scored… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 7, 2009 at 9:09pm —
Friday I attended the MN Recruiters Unconference at Best Buy HQ I arrived late due to previous engagements and only got to see the last 2 presenters. What a contrast! A great job by MN Recruiters bringing in differing opinions on Social media Use by Corporate America. Teresa Thompson from Fredrikson and Byron took a very legal point of view and showed us scary pics of workplace incidents like employees bathing in the dish sinks at fast food places and posting them online... I agree these need… Continue
Added by Patti Yaritz on December 7, 2009 at 6:09pm —
K.A. Recruiting, Inc. is looking for an experienced recruiter to help with our increasing client needs. We’re a boutique sized, healthcare recruiting firm based in Boston’s financial district. We cover the entire US working predominately with hospitals and reference labs. To better meet our existing clients overall hiring demands we’re seeking a recruiter to expand our business into other verticals within the healthcare space. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing recruiting firm that… Continue
Added by Alisha Taylor on December 7, 2009 at 10:56am —
Don’t Do This At The Office Holiday Party
Holiday Party Poopers
Lisa Collins, JD SPHR
#1 Don't Get Drunk: Unless you work for Jim Beam then getting sauced at your company party is one of the worst things you can do to ruin your image. Companies are starting to limit drink tickets to two per person. There is a good reason why. If an employee gets intoxicated and drives home and causes some… Continue
Added by Lisa Collins on December 6, 2009 at 8:49pm —
I’m hearing from more and more from people I meet with and interview how difficult it is out there. Particularly during the holidays when you are reminded about a holiday bonus, giving gifts and sharing good times with friends and family. You may not be in much of a mood to celebrate, but you have to show up, put a smile on your face, and pretend anyway. It’s not that you can’t be a good actor but why do you have to try so hard? It’s times like these where you have to hold onto the vision and… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on December 6, 2009 at 7:37pm —
2 hours to takeoff. Leaving 8:45pm from Newark tonight and landing 9:30PM in New Delhi….Monday (would be 9PM but they are 10 and a half hours ahead. 14 hours in the air.
Safely ensconsed at the moment in Continental’s Int’l Club.
Passport and visa. Check
Intinerary and Emergency #s. Check
Extra reading material for when I get bored studying India and tune in to the latest Patterson thriller. Check.
Tech Equip. Check.
Headphones w whitenoise.… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on December 6, 2009 at 7:20pm —
I have been busy, busy, busy this week! Now I’m back working 5 days a week it’s a real change of pace. It’s actually a bit alarming how quickly you get used to enjoying a 4 day weekend… [Note to self: Challenge for the new year is to get Mr J into a top notch job so that I can laze around more and he can keep me in the manner to which I’ve always wanted to become accustomed!] So anyway, my social media play time has fallen by the wayside somewhat and I’ve really missed it. But actually not… Continue
Added by Wendy Jacob on December 6, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Ok, call me “snarky,” but I don’t believe in making predictions. Why? Because A) I’m not Kreskin B) I’m not an HR Wizard C) Most predictions don’t come true. Before you call me the “bah hum bug” of HR, think again. How many times have you read year-end predictions, or recaps and thought, “Yeah, so what?”
While I love reading year-end recaps, and predictions for the coming year, I rarely take stock in them. With that said, a few of my colleagues have stepped up to the plate and… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on December 6, 2009 at 2:02pm —