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The Secret Law of Business Attraction

I've come to the conclusion that most of life is just like dating--the job search, climbing the corporate ladder, or working as a consultant. Generally speaking in life everyone is out to make a connection, a sale, more money, or their soul mate. The law of attraction is widely accepted and thought of in a romantic context. And since most business relationships require a form of emotion, attraction,…


Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 4, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Is green the next opportunity for recruiters?

Unless you've been living under a rock lately you've probably heard talk of green/cleantech energy as the linchpin of the 21st century economy.

Over the past year and a half I have started a number of green job boards to take advantage of this trend. After seeing first hand, the number and types of jobs being created I am convinced more than ever of this industry's potential. I've also…

Added by Chris Russell on March 4, 2010 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Is the recruitment database dead...?

Before I got into recruitment I spent a period of time developing and implementing technology solutions for the recruitment industry. For years ‘the database’ has been a key competitive edge, the USP for many recruitment businesses, especially those that operate in a niche. They guarded it fiercely and bragged about it in equal measure.

How ironic then that…


Added by Gareth Jones on March 4, 2010 at 9:03am — 9 Comments

You're not bigger than your people - seriously you're not!

If you ever start thinking that you are bigger than your people – stop! You’re not. I have written about companies who say “their people are their biggest asset” and then proceed to talk about the bottom line and guest complaints with no mention of their people (remember that oh so valuable asset we just talked about?). I have been in way too many of those meetings.

You can’t manage what is inherently within someone. Yes people who are passionate about what they do and “live”… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on March 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

The art of Situation-based Hiring

The cliché “Hiring the right person for the right job” continues to be loosely used by the HR industry. In order for HR to recruit “mister/miss right”, HR would need to put emphasis of conducting a job analysis, which will help HR in understanding the current and future situations that impact the position. Unfortunately, this seldom happens.

Once HR understands the situations that surround a position, they will be able to reduce the risk…


Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Jumping - Success Through Repetition

At the gym I go to there's a particularly dedicated young man who is a

competitive basketball player. How do I know this? I know this because

I observed this guy strapping on some extremely ungainly shoes and

jumping up and down off of a static wooden box for 30 minute stretches.

These shoes are extraordinary - they give you a 6" lift on the ball of

your foot but no heel equivalent, so you can't stand back. The result

is that you are strengthening your calf muscles… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on March 3, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

The conversation that never sleeps…

Social media is a conversation; it’s a number of platforms, a set of tools that enables conversation, engagement, transferal of thoughts, ideas and information……


Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 3, 2010 at 5:55pm — 3 Comments

When ambition outweighs ability

We all know them, have seen them, snickered at them when they aren't looking. Hey, I'm sure we've all been that person.

I had to sit in a review the other day and tell a guy that basically he wasn't as good as he thought he was. I didn't enjoy being the teller, and I'm sure he didn't enjoy being the hearer. But it's part of the gig.

I sat down Saturday night and looked at the job I had ahead of myself. We are doing renovations at home (I know... long drawn out story,… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 3, 2010 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

I Don't Care...Are They A Fit?

Originally posted on my blog "Let's Talk Recruiting" (

I am entering my 17th year in recruiting and it still amazes me to hear how corporate recruiters will not utilize the sources that are most readily available to them but only focus on new or trendy sources. In addition, over the years I have read articles about best sources, and how if I didn't use a certain source before…


Added by Mark Sullivan on March 3, 2010 at 1:50pm — 7 Comments

Where "Math" Intersects with Recruiting/Sourcing & Weapons Systems, Talent Pools & Terror Cells

Originally posted at my blog here.

Earlier this morning, I stumbled upon an extremely interesting overview of a "Mathematics Event" presentation offered at the 2010 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).…


Added by Joshua Letourneau on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Seeing what is really there, a story of how to X-Ray

Seeing what is really there, a story of how to X-Ray

The term “X-Ray” sounds so cloak and dagger that it confuses Recruiters more than anything. The…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Leaders are Listeners

Added by James Robbins on March 3, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Facebook Fan Pages, What Are They Good For?

If your company is focused on hiring entry-level employees, being active on Facebook is an essential element of your overall recruiting strategy. Looking at Facebook demographic data from, one sees that 18-34 year olds are well-represented on this social networking site. One way to leverage Facebook is to connect with this demographic through the use of a… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on March 3, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

The Job Market Longtail

The Long Tail Book Jacket Chris Anderson's The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More describes how shifting technologies create opportunities for some businesses and ruin others. It turns out that when we have unlimited access to everything for nearly free we purchase more niche products and less blockbusters. How has the Long Tail influenced the job market?


Added by Tim Collins on March 3, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Climbing the New Career Ladder in the Great Recession

Last post, we discussed how to get started in the new, self-employment-based careers of the Great Recession. In today's post, we'll describe this in more detail, along with the career paths available in this new environment. To get an idea of the new career ladder, let's explore a hypothetical worker who has reached the top of the traditional ladder, and show what it looks like to start over as a self-employed worker.

For this example, we'll use a CEO of a small…


Added by Jay Fenello on March 2, 2010 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

Six Key Elements of Social Recruiting

About 6 months ago I wrote a post on which was a first attempt to group together some of the key elements and themes of social recruiting. For my first post on UK Recruiting Blogs I thought it would

be worth revisiting them to see if they are still relevant and to see if

anything has changed. This is what I came up with last July -…


Added by Matt Alder on March 2, 2010 at 4:54pm — 9 Comments

Top 5 articles on

As a fledgling blog I am delighted with the amount of interest there has been in

what I have been talking about on I am also really pleased

to see how many people are returning to read each new posting. I trust that all

of you reading it find it both enjoyable and useful! As with any new blog the

build up of traffic can be gradual so I wanted to share with you…


Added by Recruitment Dad on March 2, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Confessions of a job board doctor

It’s been a year since I started blogging – a year filled with both good things and not-so-good things. But the best thing? I’m still blogging, you’re still reading, and we’re all still learning.

I rarely (well, actually, never) write about my personal life. Why? Because I’ve always assumed that: a) it’s pretty boring; b) you have better things to do; and c) why would you be reading the Job Board Doctor’s blog, if not to learn about job boards?

That being said, I’m going a… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 2, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

How Do I Get The Phone to Ring?

The telephone has become mobile, and it has transformed recruiting from a 9-5, to a 24/7 work day!

But it is also an irony that this effective device is vastly becoming the most overlooked tool in recruiting passive candidates.

The content of this blog post did not start out as a study; it started out as a mission of a fast start in 2010 and to erase some of the bad memories…


Added by Ken Forrester on March 2, 2010 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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