This recruitment community is so interesting - it has become part of my daily routine. I really enjoy reading the posts of various member. Up to this point I've not really been connected to a professional community - except for the professionals at BCBSM. But I'm really glad my sm research led me here.
The social media project is going well - I am learning a lot about the value-add and shortcomings of the mediums. You can't ignore social media - our world works in social media and my… Continue
Added by Veronica A on April 12, 2009 at 10:22pm —
I recently left a recruiting company working as an independent consultant to pursue another opportunity in a different field. I recruited several quality candidates during my two month interim. I just found out that my neighbor got placed in a position and she approached me and thanked me for placing her. I didn't get any credit for it, although I was the one who recruited her. I just left the position last month (March). I worked there from January -March. My question is...do I legally have… Continue
Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com V 2.14 5 Recent Things
I have fun at my job. Recently, I've been writing about some things that I think are particularly interesting. The sustained downturn is causing innovation in recruiting to explode. I've been looking closely at trends and examples.
I have a weird perspective on the 'future'. I think it's already here and we are in the process of trying to uncover it. The best descriptions of what's actually going on sound like science…
To those of you who have decided to venture out on your own and have little money for marketing I have a solution for you.
Putting together a website that is attractive on a shoestring budget is next to impossible especially in today’s economy. Creating a website that tells your story and reaches a vast audience with your story is even more challenging. Though, referring potential clients and candidates to your website gives tremendous credibility, especially if you are a Technical… Continue
A few days ago I visited Belgatos Park in Los Gatos. Los Gatos literally means the cats. It is in this park where Mountain Lions, Deer, Bobcats, Boar, Hawks, Coyotes and a whole host of wildlife call home near the perennial Silicon Valley. It is interesting to return to nature, and view from a distance the downtown of the valley that has been at the forefront of so much change.
When I read this, I kept going back to Rayanne's threads; then it hit me why all the negative threads about ethics and recruiting have bothered me so.
One thing I have never done in any of the recruiting ethics threads is pontificate about my personal opinion - others have cornered the market here. Integrity is a personal issue not one that others should be castigating about given someone's point of… Continue
One of my favorite movie scenes of all time is from Jerry Maguire. Rod Tidwell, Jerry’s client, is telling him about the Kwan. Basically it equates to everything. Rod says, “I want the Kwan.” And Jerry answers him with “I am out here for you. You don’t know what it’s like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, ok?” Jerry, you speak to me, man. This is my life – the life of an HR Director.
Social networking has stirred up quite a buzz in the past few years. By now, most people have checked out or at least heard of sites such as Facebook.com, LinkedIn.com, MySpace.com and Twitter.com. These are a few of the most popular, and better yet, they are free to use!
These sites have benefitted the recruiting business immensely and can be extremely effective for sourcing and recruiting job candidates. Many companies are using sites like these to post open jobs and keep potential… Continue
COLLECTIONS and ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Our family business has been around for years and we’re looking for a diverse individual – preferably strong male, Italian (Sicilian descent), 200 pounds and good at dealing with tough people. A real “go getter”. We need someone who has experience with collections and is not afraid of a little blood, sweat and tears. At times this person will need to hit the ground running and other times working on… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on April 10, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Sales, cold calling small to medium size businesses for online advertising and media sales. Initiate sales calls and work assigned prospects, leads and self-prospects within a given time-frame. Plan and prepare the daily sales activities. Preparation of advertising content sheets, daily sales report, a weekly sales summary and market summary. Willing to make 80 + calls a day
I talk to a lot of people about business development and client management, especially in this market where things on that end are really challenging. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat and I hear all kinds of approaches to landing job orders. No matter how you land the job order, that's not the same as developing the client and building a strong client base. There is no doubt about it. Building a strong client base is a relationship thing. You may be able to land a job order with a good… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on April 10, 2009 at 11:20am —
Being on the corporate side of the recruiting world I regularly field calls from agency and independent recruiters looking for business. There is nothing wrong with this, and I actually enjoy many of the conversations I've had with these recruiters and salespeople. Many of them are quite personable and have begun to cement a pretty good relationship regardless of the number of jobs I can have them work on.
Earlier today I got a call from one such person, but rather than feeling good… Continue
To say that my recruiting team is stuck between good old Scylla and Charybdis is putting it nicely. For several years we've had strong relationships with colleges and universities to hire summer interns and entry-level talent each May/June. Unfortunately we've been on something of a hiring freeze for a few months now.
While we are still recruiting for key strategic positions bring a bunch of interns and entry-level employees has not exactly been deemed as business critical hiring… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on April 9, 2009 at 9:35am —
"There's no question if you look out the next 12 to 18 months, we will hire thousands of people to Microsoft around the world."
Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company’s learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. I recorded… Continue
The five minute walk from your car to your (hopefully) future office can be minutes filled with anxiety or minutes spent getting you in the right frame of mind.
A zillion things race through your head as you check yourself in the mirror, grab your resume and work samples (whew- you remembered to bring them!), and begin to navigate an unfamiliar parking structure and find the elevator bank.
You’ve prepared for this interview for days. You know that you are a savvy, smart professional… Continue
It would seem to me that now would be a very good time for companies to carry on as if it was business as usual. Other than some cost containment and fewer people around, what has really changed? Organizations must continue to move forward with their strategic plans (albeit somewhat modified) and they should always include looking the skill sets you have today versus the skill sets you'll need tomorrow and get a talent plan in place that will address these needs in a timely manner.