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A Neat Christmas Idea

In a former life I worked for Xerox. A friend sent me a note telling me about something the company was doing in a effort to let our troops know that no matter how you feel about it personally, we very much appreciate the fact that they are out there for the rest of us.

The site is called: It allows you to send a card to a serviceperson. You just fill it out (takes less than a minute) and Xerox will print the card and have it delivered. The cards were designed… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on December 11, 2008 at 11:09am — No Comments

Are Your Candidates Full of Wakoopa?

RecruiterGuy Wakoopa Cloud One of the questions I receive weekly is in regards to what social networks or applications I find most useful for recruiting and employment branding. We as hungry recruiters can't help but wonder if we're the only ones using LinkedIn or Facebook for sourcing and if there is something out there that's easier or more powerful that could help us get the job done. Some of us still struggle with deciding what tweeting tool to use (… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on December 11, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dutch Multilinguals, Multilingual Telemarketing and Dutch Language Recruitment.

Dutch Multilinguals, Multilingual Telemarketing and Dutch Language Recruitment.

They offer Multilingual Telesales support to businesses in the UK, in The Netherlands or in a country and language of your choice. They help you to generate leads or increase sales nationally or internationally, using language skills to approach your leads in the language of the country you wish to do business in.

They sell any of your products or services via… Continue

Added by on December 11, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make Hiring in a Recession

Lance Haun guests writes a post on the Standout Jobs blog with 5 top mistakes that companies make when hiring in a recession. These include:

1. Thinking great candidates grow on trees.

2. Under-estimating your staffing needs.

3. Hiring now, only to layoff quickly thereafter.

4. Under-compensating employees because you can.

5. Not replacing necessary employees.

Please check out the full article at… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on December 11, 2008 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Smash the downturn !

Naturally everyone with a truly international business feels the economic downturn but there are some key areas we have that have simply not seen any kind of reduction. We have a large number of oil and gas vacancies for example in places you might at first not think of in this sector e.g. Spain and Greece. We have more IT/Telco and engineering job orders than previously in Kuwait, Oman, and UAE. Our LATAM job and India orders are up. If anyone wants more info or opportunities contact me here… Continue

Added by Dr Simon Harding on December 11, 2008 at 5:50am — No Comments

Firing Your Client

There is lots of news these days of people being fired. It's not good. In fact, it's really not good at all but there is nothing more liberating as a third party recruiter when you get to fire a client. goes something like this.

Recruiter: I can't work with you under these conditions. You don't give feedback, you make terrible offers and I'm firing you.

Client: what do you mean you are firing us, I pay… Continue

Added by Slouch on December 10, 2008 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 1&2)

See the first blog entry of this series here.

Okay, so to continue the story!

First I want to say I have received many messages from many of you and I want to say thank you! I didn't realize this was going to get such a great response. So let me tell you about what happened the first 2 days.

So the day of the news, obviously letting the Mrs. know was a treat. Tears,… Continue

Added by Steve on December 10, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Tip of the Week – Prove Your Performance

There is no shortage of reports available in applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help you with your everyday tasks. They allow you to quickly find candidates, set timeframes and plan for future efforts. However, the reporting capabilities are also a powerful tool to prove your performance.

For this weeks tip, try developing a report or a list of reports which highlight your performance over the past few quarters or years. Assuming you have a positive performance report, these can be… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on December 10, 2008 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

French Speaking - IT support Tech

Any ideas on where the best place to find French speaking IT support techs is?

Added by Heather Smith on December 10, 2008 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday to ME!

December 10th, 3:35 pm (early and convenient timing - I would point out)

As you know, if you have read or listened to me much, I am a strong advocate of telling people what you need or how they can help. I know that if I understand what I can do for you (and it is within reason), I am going to do my best to try to help. I introduce people all the time (no, not just candidates and clients), I write articles for others, give helpful (I hope) critique to others about whatever they ask me to… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on December 10, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Economic Challenges ... Welcome 2009

"To be successful in 2009 means doing the extraordinary. It means focusing even harder on your customer, improving the quality of service, being very efficient and ensuring that the peole that are employed in your business have the right skills, knowledge, attitude and capability to enable your company to survive and grow"

Please click on the link to the Full Article: Economic Challenges on December 2008 Edition - The… Continue

Added by Juntee Terrenal MA GMS on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Facebook or MySpace ? - Both Can Hurt and Help Your Job Search

No longer are sites like MySpace and Facebook just for college students posting their inappropriate pictures from the previous weekend, these sites now appeal to a different demographic—recruiters and employers looking to learn more about candidates they’re considering for employment.

As the amount of personal information available online to potential employers increases every second, candidates these days are making first impressions on employers long before they even show up for… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why a company chooses CONTRACT resource vs. PERMANENT employee?

I guess this is more of a question that I hope to get responses to...rather than a blog post.
I'm looking to compile various reasons a hiring manager or company would prefer to hire a contractor vs. a permanent employee.

Reasons OTHER than budgets and money. I understand the financial benefits...but lets talk about the OTHER reasons out there that managers hire contract resources for long-term positions.

Added by Kent Sims on December 10, 2008 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

QA With Strong Healthcare, RI

Need QA with Strong Healthcare(5-8 Yrs). Location RI


Added by Sudip on December 10, 2008 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Compassion for Your Unemployed Candidates

You're a decent person, and you care about others. So how do you deal with the growing number of job-seekers who show up at your door?

With kindness and grace, I hope. You may not be able to find everyone a position—which is true even in the best of times—but at the very least, you can show them respect and offer some professional guidance.

I remember my first recession as a recruiter, and the impression it made. The same candidates who wouldn't take my calls a year… Continue

Added by Bill Radin on December 10, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

Urgent Job opening for Operation Research Consultant

Hi All,

This is Rubina Mundra I am writing to you with reference to an urgent Job Opening for position of Operations Research Consultant described below. I would like to know if you or anyone in your reference would be interested in looking at this opportunity.

Project Details

• At least an MS in Operations Research or related area including Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (Ph.D. preferred)

• Exposure to contstained optimization techniques is… Continue

Added by Rubina Mundra on December 10, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Animal Show Wed Dec 10 NOON



Added by Recruiting Animal on December 10, 2008 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Job Evolution…

The evolution of jobs and positions within companies is directly impacted by the economic changes over time. The impact is felt across all industries at a global level. This evolution has affected organizational positions from non-exempt to the executive level. In essence it has affected the labor market in its entirety. Given the current economic climate, companies are struggling with reorganizations, cost containment, headcount, and other efforts to stay in business

We are in the… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on December 10, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

In Defense of Teasing

Today teasing has been all but banished from the lives of many children. In recent years, high-profile school shootings and teenage suicides have inspired a wave of “zero tolerance” movements in our schools. Accused teasers are now made to utter their teases in front of the class, under the stern eye of teachers. Children are given detention for sarcastic comments on the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 10, 2008 at 10:21am — No Comments

Accountant needed in Deerfield Beach, FL $60-80k

Responsible for preparation of U.S. GAAP financial statements for SEC filings. Applicant must have experience with SEC financial reporting requirements. You will be working with Vice President of Finance to prepare assorted financial reporting schedules. In addition, you need to work with SEC approved auditors to prepare financial statements for quarterly and annual reports. Position will require travel to China. In addition, you will be involved in many aspects of our core business, such as… Continue

Added by Leslie Lopez on December 10, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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