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Personal vs in or out?

I sit here on the plane, contemplating what is important in life and how so many things can get lost in the day-to-day. Conversely, there is so much to add to your life if you take the time to experience and

appreciate as it happens. Platitudes, I know…..Yesterday a colleague and I got to spend time with some new friends, learn a tremendous amount, share experiences and begin to build a relationship. I am at once overwhelmed and energized by the trip.… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on January 19, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Recruitment in Asia- A Political Perspective

The fabric of Asia differs widely between each country, due to its size, range of cultures, environments, history, and government frameworks. Below is a brief snapshot of the environments in certain countries where Employment Agencies (EA’s) have operations.


Singapore has been a strong entry point for many EA’s who operate within Asia, particularly for industries such as: Finance, Life Sciences, Medical, R&D, Gaming and Animation.

Lenient… Continue

Added by Dee Allan on January 19, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

The ROI Monster Is So Because He Often Leads Us Down a Path of Futility . . .

A few days ago, I wrote a post titled, "Social Media Strategy: Let's Stop Talking ROI Already". This is a delicate subject and I may not have been as direct as I should have been. Let me cut to the chase as I'm not suggesting we come to the table with no financial justification. It's bigger than that. Let me explain:

1. ROI is a weak metric. It's the laughing stock metric of the Finance… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on January 19, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Upcoming HRPA 2010 in Toronto

Being a big fans of Twitter, we've setup a hash stream for the upcoming HRPA 2010 conference January 27th, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Join the conversation by using hash #hrpa2010 and follow what others are saying at

Added by Geoff Clendenning on January 19, 2010 at 4:07pm — No Comments

A Tidal Wave of Change (Part II)

Even with all the recent economic disruption and financial turmoil, companies must prepare for an oncoming tsunami. Companies need to rethink their relationship with employees. They need to change internally and externally the way they engage and communicate with their employees and prospective candidates.

Management will have to change their idea of organizational structure from hierarchal or matrix to peer-to-peer structures with their group work philosophy and power cliques. A new… Continue

Added by Geoff Clendenning on January 19, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Painting a Rosy Picture

Do you remember when you were young and your dad promised to take you for ice cream if you behaved? You tried so hard to play nice with your younger sister and did everything in your power to listen to your babysitter in order to get that delicious chocolate dipped cone at your local Dairy Queen. If he did not follow through with his promise (and those times were few and far between), you would be disappointed and let down. How could he do this to me?

Making false promises or… Continue

Added by Sandra Gallacher on January 19, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Interview Strategies for Recruiting Top Performers

By David Freeman

Even though I work for an applicant tracking software provider, it’s no secret that in order to hire top performers, you need to be savvy in your interview strategy. No matter what recruiting software you use to source your candidates, your recruiting success depends on interviewing.… Continue

Added by Ian Alexander on January 19, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

A Giddy Gander

Staring out across the frozen tundra that is Martelle in January, I began to apply layers of clothing to my frame, as protection against the bitterness. This, like many of my missives, is a complete exaggeration, it is actually around 25 degrees and not bitter at all. (Now, back to the story) Fearing certain death, or worse, disappointment, I took a pull of diet dew and was about to leave, when suddenly, much to my surprise, the familiar bong of an arriving email caught my… Continue

Added by Brian Meeks on January 19, 2010 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

New Career Resources Available for Jobseekers in Greenville, SC

A new job search engine,, finds all Greenville, SC jobs with one search.

GREENVILLE, SC – January 19, 2010 – has launched a new search tool for jobseekers in Greenville, SC that finds all local jobs with one free and easy search at Job seekers interested in a wider field can also use the sister site for Greenville County at

Both… Continue

Added by LatPro Public Relations on January 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recruit for a Purpose - Not merely a role

Originally posted here

This conversation unfolded over Twitter, where I tweeted that most commonly people got disengaged between the time of getting their offer letter and actually joining. And that is because they are most "orphaned" then. Some HR people recognise this - but the vast majority don't.

Then Kirti tweeted back, what about the people who get an offer and then "shop around"? How does one deal with… Continue

Added by Gautam Ghosh on January 19, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

A Case of the Mondays??

I LOVE the movie “Office Space” – a lot (seriously – why are fax machines so tricky??). And let’s face it – it can be easy to slump ourselves into work letting the world around us take over. And why shouldn’t we be sad/mopey/sleepy (or any of the other 7 dwarfs) – just turn on the television. Tiger Woods – bad guy. Healthcare – not reformed. Unemployment – still pretty bad. Job hunting – pretty brutal.

Case in point: One of my dearest friends this week made a video reel to apply to a… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on January 19, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

How many job boards is too many?

It’s true: anyone and his or her dog can have their own job board. Actually, the dog could probably run the board, thanks to Job*a*matic (well, maybe not my dog – she sleeps too much).

How many job boards is too many? Peter Weddle says we have 100,000 or so – but only a small percentage of these makes money. If it seems like there’s been an sharp… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 19, 2010 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

TRULondon 2 and Unconferences - what they are all about (video blog)

TruLondon 2 kicks off in a few weeks time, and I wanted to share my thoughts on what an Unconference is all about, and the upcoming event in a few weeks time - TRUlondon 2.

So in the spirit of unconferences, I have forsaken the keyboard and recorded this short video blog instead:

Ifyou are having problems viewing, here is the direct YouTube link

For more…


Added by Andy Headworth on January 19, 2010 at 5:20am — No Comments

Company culture most important factor for Job Seekers in Auto industry, finds survey

Got an interesting information shared by my friend AK Menon whose firm Options did a survey focused on the Auto sector.

attraction to company culture plays the most dominant part in a job seeker’s preference of a future employer. While the job seekers were divided about their most preferred future employer, irrespective of the company they voted for, the company culture was a major decision making factor.


Added by Gautam Ghosh on January 19, 2010 at 4:03am — No Comments

Dropping Active and Passive Candidate Labels

My first blog - ever, folks! I was listening to Recruiter's House Party last week on Blog Talk Radio, and one the hosts – Geoff Webb suggested that he would like to see “active” and “passive” labels dropped in the next year. I half way agree with him, it’s so “y2k-ish!”

The term “active” is good and will probably continue to be used because it still refers to a candidate who is actively searching or has already applied for a position. But, I have never liked the term “passive.” Geoff… Continue

Added by Brenda Le on January 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Is It Ethical To Record Your Candidate Interviews?

There are many times when it would be great to have a recording (either audio or video) of an interview with a candidate. You could go back through the interview later to review responses, it could be used afterwards for coaching the candidate, and you could forward recordings of great prospects to the hiring manager/company. We believe there are two major issues to consider when deciding to record:

1) Is it legal to record, and if so under what circumstances?

2) Is it ethical,… Continue

Added by Alan Fitzpatrick on January 18, 2010 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

In Honor... MLK

It is said in a Call to Conscience (the Landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) “that his dream of American moral possibilities expressed a universal hope for mankind.”

I was barely 10 days old when he gave the Eulogy for the youth of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church who were murdered. But these words are still fitting today in many ways..

“And so I stand here to say this afternoon to all assembled here, that in spite of the darkness of this hour (Well), we must not… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on January 18, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Big 3 Recruiting Mistakes

Even in this market some operations are having a hard time attracting talent. If this is you I am going to share with you the Big 3 reasons why you might not be attracting the talent you are hoping for.

Now I must warn you, these might not be easy to read and your first reaction might be to dismiss them. Don’t! If you can be honest with yourself about your business and procedures, be accountable to your business and be brave enough to make changes these can have a real and measurable… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 18, 2010 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

LinkUp Announces New Android Application For Job Seekers

LinkUp, the fastest growing job search engine on the web today, announced the release of its free Android application for job seekers. Exactly like LinkUp’s iPhone app and website itself, LinkUp’s new Android app allows job seekers to search job listings that are found exclusively on company websites. LinkUp’s job search engine indexes over 22,000 company websites and updates those job listings every night. As a result, jobs on and its mobile applications are always current, often… Continue

Added by Molly Moseley on January 18, 2010 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

Frustrations to change you life!

I'm frustrated. Should I expand? It could go for a while? Alright, I'll try to keep it straight.

That said I also have had a ground breaking revelation which should change the lives of all those that will read this.

OK let's start with my frustration. I'll start this by saying I am a pretty positive person, however of late, I've learned the path of the cynic and am starting to appreciate their journey! I digress, sorry. We've been doing renovations on our house of late.… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 18, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

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