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Community managers and the evolution of the recruiting function

i_team_peopleperson The idea of a community manager isn’t unique to the recruiting function. The term is borrowed from the consumer world and emerged with the influence social media is exerting on brand engagement and reputation. While the role is still relatively new, companies have begun to realize the potential to attract, engage, nurture, retain and expand their customer / client base beyond traditional marketing and PR. Its about creating brand value through experiential engagement and listening… Continue

Added by Susan Burns on April 19, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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I just finished reading this article entitled, Let Them Eat Tweets and like the author, I too can't help but think that social media is sucking users into a vortex whose pull and power from which they can never escape. In fact, as in as social media may be - and I'm a heavy user so don't call me a… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

My Dog Ate My Cell Phone & Other Nifty Excuses Why NOT to be Successful

With all the talk of recession, depression, and obsession with how 'bad it is' it is tough for most people to keep their thoughts positive. Personal Empowerment begins with making a choice to be grateful, optimistic and committed to the present and the future as a possibility. Happiness is a choice and it's a choice we all must make daily, if not hourly.

Last March with recession looming in the background I chose to forge forward with launching… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on April 19, 2009 at 3:52am — No Comments

The End of a Good Thing or the Beginning of Something Big

Someone just told me he is busy, cause there are fewer people to do the job. Unfortunately, this individual had to lay some people off in the past few months.

He sounded down.

I told him it is all about attitude. He can either be high or low and it is hard to be high if everyone around him is low. Yet, it is hard to be low if he is so busy he doesn’t have time to dwell on it.

You would think, If you had the chance you would keep your attitude high, cause it… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on April 17, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Job Boards.... Not dead yet!

I was asked recently in an interview I did with Phillip Tusing on his site Destination Talent about the main source of my hires.

I know it seems to be en-vogue to proclaim the death of Job Boards, but I'm not convinced they are dead yet. Is it just because I am an internal recruiter and don't know any better? To… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on April 17, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

If you need to explain how something works, it probably won’t. Why designing ATS software for the critical users matters.

At Newton, we believe that the people who use our software the most aren’t necessarily the people that are critical to its success. Our “Critical User” is the person that uses Newton intermittently, every now and then, once a day, once a week, or maybe even less.

Up to this point, companies have designed business software almost entirely for what we might call a “Power User”, i.e. people that are going to use it day in and day out. If you… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on April 17, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Lemons and Grape Juice

I like how Christie's is handling the recession; they've created a new business unit to sell corporate works of art. The rationale is that with balance sheets requiring more trips to the proverbial Home Depot, companies may be looking to sell their art. Someone at Chrtistie's sure is thinking.

Let's look at how companies and agencies have… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 17, 2009 at 4:32pm — 3 Comments

I won't blame them for their ignorance

Being on the corporate side I have both enjoyed the benefits and suffered the frustrations of working directly with hiring managers. I find that the two are very closely related, though, and I have the ability to impact some the of trouble areas. In fact, I feel it is my responsibility in order to be productive and effective in my job.

I speak of the responsibility to educate hiring managers as to what the heck I actually do as a recruiter. Even though the managers and I are on the… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 17, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting is Like Dating, How to Make Pop Culture and Business Meet

I was recently sitting at my desk, going through the day as I normally would, shifting through the endless sea of resumes that covers my desk, interviewing, responding to emails, and the quintessential duties of a devoted recruiter as I suddenly had a crazy idea. Why not compare recruiting to dating? I mean there are some serious similarities when you really look at the breakdown of human capital management, our fancy politically correct term for how to find the right talent for your company.… Continue

Added by Krista Ardhuerumly on April 17, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Eagle Has Landed

Following an exciting month of March Madness filled with exciting opportunities I have made the decision to join Albin Engineering in San Jose as a Partner and Vice President of Sales/Marketing. Our firm focuses on Innovative Technology Services and staffing solutions. I have been busy getting to know my new team this week.

With three offers on the table I made the decision to join the Albin team for several reasons including to stay located… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on April 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Client Side - Building Strong Client Relationships. How do you do it?

Last week I touched on the subject of building a strong client base and how it is definitely, without question, a relationship thing. Over the course of the week a couple of conversations brought to mind the need to extend the subject to how it is done. Building strong relationships is a process. For me, it's a long term process, but I realize that there are all sorts of perspectives on how to go about this, what traits and what actions contribute to successfully building strong relationships… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on April 17, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Exit Interviews

Whether due to a layoff, a firing, or a voluntary separation exit interviews tend not to be very enjoyable. Generally speaking people don't line up to be the company punching bag when an employee sounds off about what upset him/her enough to leave, or how he/she feels about being released. That said, I think as recruiters we need to be the ones making ourselves available for these sessions.

In many cases it was us who brought the employee on in the first place, so it is appropriate… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 17, 2009 at 11:59am — 7 Comments

LinkedIn tag in your signature

Does anyone know how to add LinkedIn with their logo to my signature?
Dawn Williams

Added by Dawn Williams on April 17, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Citigroup Surprise?

I am not surprised they showed a profit (finally.) They laid off a ton of people and are lending "conservatively."

Added by See_Jane_Recruit on April 17, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Hear Dave Graziano and Maureen Sharib “model” the phone sourcing process.

Hear Dave Graziano and Maureen Sharib “model” the phone sourcing process.

If you want to HEAR what a real-time telephone sourcing experience is like – visit the “black box” (half-way… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Speaking in Seattle

On April 27th I will be in Seattle speaking in front of the national conference of the Society of Neurologists on life after retirement.

Added by Art Koff on April 17, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

How to Handle "The Offer"

offer Alright, you have cleared all the hurdles and the company calls you and wants to tender an offer. How should I handle this?

Well, most of the time the person authorized to offer you a job will give a verbal offer over the phone. Basically it will be a high level summation of the offer:

  1. Job Title
  2. Base Salary
  3. Bonus Plan
  4. Anticipated Start…

Added by Bill Meirs on April 17, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Job Search Tips for the Older Worker

As the economy continues to dwindle in many corners of the world, many older people are coming out of retirement to return to work or delaying retirement altogether.

Many people are worried they won't find a job because of their age, and older people are often the first to be fire. However, the older-than-50 demographic has been successful as of late in finding work. Click here for job search listings.

The following are some… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on April 16, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The procrastination of the job search ...seminar

No, I'm not looking for a new job. I like where I am, and I'm reasonably secure, so I'm sticking around.

However, about a month ago, I looked into offering a job searching seminar at one of the local library branches. It seemed like a good idea (which came from the owner), so I contacted the library. Well, within days I had set up a meeting at the library, selected an appropriate room (well, auditorium), booked dates (as my little seminar turned into three three-hour long seminars in… Continue

Added by Jonathan McLeod on April 16, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Check out Coach Colette on Blog Talk Radio on Sunday

Hello Recruiters!

Blog Talk Radio is hosting “What’s Your WOW! Factor?” featuring “Coach Colette” Ellis on Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 6pm to 6:30pm EDT. Join Annemarie Cross and Keith Keller of Career Communiqué Radio as they interview “Coach Colette” LIVE all the way from Australia!

She’ll discuss how to leverage your strengths and "create a buzz" about your accomplishments, and how you can position yourself for new opportunities to achieve your career and… Continue

Added by Colette Ellis on April 16, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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