My company is merging with a competitor, and after attending some transition meetings I'm really concerned about the culture clash that is happening between the two companies. The business leaders may be in favor of this deal, but the rest of the employees are not at all convinced. I recruited most of our employees in the last five years, and many are already starting the process of posting resumes and looking for new jobs. What can I do to stem the… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on November 26, 2008 at 8:32am —
The balance of power has shifted – and not just in the White House. As Obama takes his seat in the oval office, he looks out over a world economy in tumult – and a recruitment industry finally feeling the effects.
Where once, confident financiers sat deliberating the next sky-high step for their salaries, now, quivering bankers fill recruitment agency waiting rooms, not knowing where their next pay-cheque may come from. The financial industry is just one of a glut of traditionally… Continue
Added by Kevyn Robins on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am —
Best Remark of the Day
"I've interviewed and hired a ton of Recruiters and Sourcers. There are MANY that can talk a good game...within 90 days they have either made it or failed."
~ Paul Davenport
12:02pmMaureen Sharib Everyone read today's topic? What happens when you have a dissatisfied customer? How do you handle it? What do you do to correct things? Are there unreasonable clients?
12:03pmRyan Haire… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am —
KeenHire is celebrating our 1st 6 months, I am grateful that we are here, engaged and working
I am grateful for my coach Jeanna Gabelini
I am grateful for my beautiful, caring and supportive sons
I am grateful for my previous husband Jim and all the support he has always shown me
I am grateful that the "War for Talent" was branded by McKinsey
I am grateful that I got certified in OD when I… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on November 26, 2008 at 12:00am —
The Pachera Group is hosting a webinar on December 9th at 10am Pacific.
Whether you are in the job market or positioning yourself for future success, you need a strong, memorable, personal brand in order to stand out. We now compete nationally for opportunities and differentiating ourselves has never been more important.
In this seminar, executive recruiter, Vikki Pachera & team, will show you how to create your own brand to ensure you stand out. We'll start with your… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 25, 2008 at 7:11pm —
Social Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid!
by Pierre Coupet
No doubt you've heard of the tongue-in-cheek expressions, "Keep it simple, stupid!
" and "It's the economy, stupid!
" However, in today's day and age, the appropriate mantra for those who belong to social networks should be, "Virtual organize it, stupid!
". Let me tell you why:
Great Investment of Time & Effort
You spend a great deal of time joining social… Continue
Added by Pierre Coupet on November 25, 2008 at 6:24pm —
A young couple is golfing one day on a very exclusive course lined with million-dollar houses. On the third tee, the wife slices her shot right through the large front window of the biggest house along the course. They walk up, knock on the door, and hear a voice say, “Come on in.” Opening the door, they see glass everywhere and a broken bottle lying on the floor.
A man on the couch says, “Are you the people who broke my window?” The husband begins to apologize, but the man cuts him… Continue
Added by Faisal Javed on November 25, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Shared by Ryan Leary (www.CruiterTalk.com
I’ve noticed recently many people adding VirtualCV to there list of online media to promote themselves. What is it? I hate when I get pictures on resumes, I think it’s silly (though that mindset can change tomorrow and probably will).
But this is different. It’s a way to add some pizzazz to your on-line brand.
VisualCV is highly indexed… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on November 25, 2008 at 4:30pm —
It’s been a few very exciting weeks for SmartRecruiters! Almost four in fact since SmartRecruiters Beta was officially launched at the ERE Expo in Florida. And since we are nearing the end of our first month, this seems a great opportunity to say a big Thank You to everyone that became part of this bold new concept – from some of the most influential people in the industry who wrote about us, such as Gartner’s… Continue
Added by SmartRecruiters on November 25, 2008 at 4:21pm —
I am looking for a requirement where I can provide my candidates for Embedded Software Engineer, Electro Mechanical experinece at Mass area.
If any one has please do send it to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks in advance!!!!
Added by Rajeev C on November 25, 2008 at 3:25pm —
I found the replies to my last post interesting...
Rayanne's comment went straight to my point; how many people have that negative view of "sales"? Yet, if we communicate at all - we sell. (see Sales Skills are Life Skills)
It is definitely not about "selling someone" and I understand where Ben is coming from. That being said, to lump all into "you Americans" is not exactly fair. I think Jim's point lends to motivation and persistence. Our solutions may not help everyone.… Continue
Added by Shawn Lacagnina on November 25, 2008 at 1:16pm —
"team-player" has got to be on the top ten!!
Sometimes I see "people person" also...
Added by Donna M. Gogal on November 25, 2008 at 1:08pm —
... (or for anything). It seems that there's a lot of interest in mastering one's skills to look for resumes and contact information on the web. Some people think that creating a search string is straightforward and all you need to know is AND NOT and OR - those operators you learned in college x years ago. Well, it turns out that just refreshing your mind about these operators in not enough. There are several ways in which Google syntax is different
form the "classical" Boolean search… Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on November 25, 2008 at 12:02pm —
Great advice.....especially if you type and think at the same time - vs. thinking then typing then thinking again. All good tips but IMO the most significant is not being reactive....where you could hurt yourself the most.
How to Leave Effective Blog Comments
November 24th, 2008 by Pete Kistler
Commenting on other people’s blogs demonstrates your ability to produce insightful… Continue
Added by Tina Huckabay on November 25, 2008 at 10:48am —
The top 5 things to keep in mind when interviewing and hiring sales reps for medical sales, healthcare sales, DNA sales, medical supplies sales, clinical diagnostics sales, pharmaceutical sales, laboratory sales, biotech sales, pathology sales, or imaging sales: what to make sure you do, and how to avoid common hiring mistakes.
1. Use a results-based decision-making process. What does this mean? Look at your current reps (most importantly -look at the high performers). What are their… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on November 25, 2008 at 8:06am —
s are nowadays crucial for Recruitment.
The URL is the place where you offer your Apply NOW button, where you tell your audience how good and successful you already are, and will become better if YOU join us...
All the activities online are to create the best traffic to your URL, your site, your landing page.
So why take the chance people… Continue
Added by Gordon Lokenberg on November 25, 2008 at 5:45am —
Following up to a recent blog post: “Some applicants say the darndest things” - Here are the 6 most highly abused phrases found on resumes according to a recent LinkedIn study.
•“Proven track record”
Wondering if anyone can help me finish out a top ten list?
Added by Luigi Lupo on November 24, 2008 at 10:26pm —
In an Op-Ed column in the New York Times, David Brooks tackles the notion of an emerging group in the United States that he refers to as the formerly middle class
This is a vast swathe of unhappy professionals who, in their halycon days(last month), would consume lattes, IPods and SUVs with the reckless abandon of a cashed out dot com millionaire. They now find that what they had become to… Continue
Added by Frank Mulligan on November 24, 2008 at 9:57pm —
It’s a ditch that is so deep, it’s really mind boggling how we are going to get out. The ditch I’m referring to is Detroit.
Though I’ve long since moved away to pursue a career in high tech, I have an affinity for the area that is rooted in a respect and awe that goes back to my childhood. The Ford plant in our home town was one of the biggest buildings I had ever seen and all those employee cars in the parking lot–wow, it seemed like they… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 24, 2008 at 8:09pm —
I wish to know that whether we are suppose to share blogs with each other or not? Is it nice to share those blogs which we like OR just leave it to their search and taste.
Added by Faisal Javed on November 24, 2008 at 7:42pm —