Albert Einstein defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting your results to change!”
I often use this quote during my training/speaking engagements to reinforce the fact that creating good habits and/or breaking bad habits is a very difficult thing to do.
In my last blog post, I touched on “attitude” and how it will either positively or negatively affect you, your day, and ultimately . . . your passion for recruiting!
My advice… Continue
Added by Mike McLean on July 8, 2008 at 11:28am —
As noted in my last post, I just started my own company and I'm in training with Microsoft
As a result, I've missed out on all kinds of wild logo fun
! And, I'm going to miss another Talent Talk Cafe...sorry Susan
I'll be back on track soon and look forward to… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on July 8, 2008 at 11:16am —
This week I'm back in the gym like I should be every week (shame on me) and I'm reminded of my slightly peculiar talent (yes, I said it - RecruiterGuy has some peculiarity to him) to correlate my off-work experiences or journeys to goals and missions in my professional life. While punishing my abs and upper body last night I drew a correlation between the creation of (or at my age the maintenance of) my muscles and the 'm4d & cr4zy' skills I try to keep flexed and always honed… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on July 8, 2008 at 10:53am —
In recruiting, time is of the utmost importance. It is what I tell my clients and my candidates that I won’t waste, and that I’ll respect their time throughout the process as we move to making a placement. However, it seems that both candidates and client companies forget this when it’s time for a telephone screen. Recently I’ve had a rash of no calls from clients and missed calls by candidate requiring us to reschedule it for some later date and not only causing a delay in the process, but… Continue
Added by bill martineau on July 8, 2008 at 9:48am —
Susan Burns' Talent Talk Cafe
Join Talent Talk Cafe today at 3pm ET/12pm PT for a conversation on Generations.
What are the myths and realities of attracting and retaining multiple generations in the workplace? There's always a lot of talk about each emerging generation and their "unrealistic expectations" for joining the workplace. We'll explore the realities and myths and most importantly how to leverage the skills of a multi-generational… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 8, 2008 at 8:30am —
The past nearly 2 years I have been telling the world, there is more than spending money in Online Recruitment. You can also save your money.
The "how to" is easy, by not doing anything online.
But for those who would like to be successful in their Online presence, be successful in Online Recruitment, they will have to know what is happening out there. In my… Continue
Added by Gordon Lokenberg on July 8, 2008 at 5:19am —
Article Title: Heraclitus, Change Management, and Innovation
Author Byline: Philip Aust
If you are up on your Greek history, you know who Heraclitus is. If not, here is the Cliffs Notes version. Heraclitus was a Pre-Socratic philosopher who lived circa 530 to 480 B.C. Whereas history credits him with penning over 100 proverbs, he is best known for one basic idea: Heraclitus believed the universe is in a… Continue
Added by Holli Maestas on July 7, 2008 at 10:01pm —
I get a lot of great comments from my readers, which I love. One of these was a response to MySpace Killed the Candidate…critical job interview tip, in which I told the cautionary tale of one of my candidates leaving too much information on her MySpace page and losing a job opportunity: avoid such issues by ”setting your social networks to private.” I agree that it is best to set your social network sites to private, and be careful who you accept as a friend.
Still, there are things… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 7, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Added by Nancyjobirn on July 7, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Work-life balance is firmly on today’s business agenda and fast becoming a subject that organizations ignore at their own risk. HR professionals need to develop a basic understanding of the subject ready for the day when senior managers ask them to deliver a briefing on work-life balance or to draw up a work-life balance policy.
Here are 10 tips to help HR professionals/recruiters in organizations of all sizes develop an awareness of the key issues.
1. Understand why… Continue
Added by Luigi Lupo on July 7, 2008 at 3:58pm —
Our climate is pretty moderate here in the Pacific Northwest. We have a gorgeous fall season with chilly temps, morning frost, and rain. We occasionally get snow in the winter – along with more rain and chilly temps. Then spring comes along and we have more temperate days with lots of rain, occasional thunderstorms, and beautiful spring flowers. The one constant throughout the year is rain… or as we call it – liquid sunshine. It’s good for the complexion.
The best part about our… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on July 7, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Commission aside, what is the typical base salary of an entry-level recruiter in the SE region?
Added by Farah on July 7, 2008 at 3:12pm —
1. Understand your place on the totem pole (ears open, mouth shut)
2. Study your craft, do your homework, learn all aspects of your companies business. The bigger the picture you understand the better
3. Pick traits both positive and negative from those above you and either emulate or shy away from
4. Own your work in all situations
5. No question is too stupid the first time you ask it, the second time you have to ask something you are not learning
6. Pay your dues,… Continue
Added by Jordan Shaw on July 7, 2008 at 1:38pm —
Candidate Control is about as basic as you get with recruiting; right behind picking up the phone and dialing. But time and time again I see it as a best practice that is totally ignored. If you are going to recruit the top talent, you better be respected by that group and LISTEN to them.
Getting Roundkicked into Yesterday
This includes knowing what your candidate knows. I work on the corporate side, so if I tell you as an agency recruiter that I want to speak with a… Continue
Added by Kyle Smith on July 7, 2008 at 11:40am —
As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:
Author Byline: Lisa Orrell, Millennial & Generation Relations Expert, Author of "Millennials Incorporated"
To many employers, the Millennials (aka: Gen Y) entering our professional work environments are a mystery. And research shows they are certainly a unique generation that has no trouble… Continue
Added by Paul DeBettignies on July 7, 2008 at 10:53am —
Can anyone help me here? I am aware of Sourcepoint, but don't know the rest - any thoughts? Is there functionality in today's Sourcing apps that you'd like to see? Are there methods that would make your life easier, meaning ranging from search string generation to campaign management? I know Salesforce.com can be configured . . . but unless you're purchasing a comprehensive solution (add-on), customizing SF can be rough.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 7, 2008 at 9:04am —
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Oracle PL/SQL… Continue
Added by Suresh on July 7, 2008 at 8:46am —
One time, my husband and I went to Puerto Rico and, since my foreign language classes consisted of Latin and French (read: useless), I was a bit worried about the prospect of Spanish. He assured me that he was On. It. His extensive training in high school and college Spanish would fare us well.Flash forward to our vacation…going through the drive through line at Burger King (again).
-What do you want?
-Uh, gimme a medium Coke, please.
-They don’t have Coke.… Continue
Added by Shannon on July 7, 2008 at 7:30am —
www.saferef.com which helps recruitment companies collect job references faster by easily sending out an automatic notification to referees will be adding some more applications so as to get an even faster response. The application available now is quite robust and we are adding as much to make it more easier for recruiters. Job references can be delay when offering job to candidate but with saferef.com we make it easier now because of the pre-employement status we give jobseekers, their… Continue
Added by mike crop on July 7, 2008 at 7:23am —
That was the week that was...Week ending June 6, 2008
A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...
If you're a regular to the site you'll start noticing a few changes in the weeks ahead, mostly little tweaks. A couple are here in this week's round-up including the Monday morning slot. [Yeah, yeah -- I'll get it up over the weekend...sheesh!]
Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase:… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 7, 2008 at 2:47am —