Glad to see things picking up out there...
Even though this post is not inline with Human Resources it is inline with being HUMAN.
Recently Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland regarding an extradition warrant filed by the USA approx. 30 yrs ago.
I am sure most know the story; Roman meets a 13 yr old girl promises her stardom then has a few photo-shoots, then alcohol and drugs come into the fold as does raping a minor...
Currently there are… Continue
The other day, I was thinking back to a factory job I held from 1987 until 1995..I worked the afternoon shift at an aluminum casting foundry, where we made parts for things like autos, fighter jets, and tanks..
Anyway, my job was to take the rough edges off of the castings, done by holding the casting "just right" on a rotating belt of very coarse sandpaper..the belt moved fast enough that if one was careless or in a hurry, a casting could be destroyed in seconds, or worse yet, one's… Continue
After an absolutely exhilarating day participating in the Annual Member Congress of the International Association of Employment Websites, I was prepared to sense some level of deflation as I entered day two of my trip, and day one of the ere.net expo. After all, I work for a group of employment websites , and this was a conference primarily geared toward full time corporate and 3rd party recruiters. These were the people paid to find the talent that’s theoretically not looking for work on… Continue
TipTopJob International Ltd are to exhibit at the forthcoming Onrec exhibition in Chicago on the 2nd-3rd November 2009 in the bid to expand it's exposure in the USA as it has become the second most popular location for Users using TipTopJob.com.
TipTopJob.com has separate country domains for which clients are able to post jobs, for example, us.tiptopjob.com, uk.tiptopjob.com. This allows TipTopJob to offer clients not only fully international recruitment across various countries, but… Continue
Added by Corinne on September 29, 2009 at 3:47am —
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I was walking down the street the other day when I ran into an old colleague, an ex-employee actually, from my days as the owner of accounting and finance recruiter, Recruitment Solutions.
We talked for a while, and as we parted she said with a huge smile, “ Still following that old success formula, Greg. It has made me millions!” At first I could not for the life of me work out what she was talking about. But… Continue
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I want to get my RecruitingBlog going. I realize that it will take some time to develop proper social media habbits, and actually set up all my RSS feeds and stuff. I tend to have a lot of things going on in my life both inside and outside of work, but I gotta make time for what is important to me, and I am super passionate about web 2.0. I dont think I can do a post every day, but am very inspired by the dilligence of some people like Rayanne Thorn, who do, so I am going to write a post once a… Continue
On the weekend I watched the AFL Grand Final and witnessed probably two of the greatest AFL teams in history battle out an exciting tight contested game. Neither team deserved to lose, Geelong prevailed in the end. St Kilda’s leaders will use the loss as a motivator for next and subsequent years.
Many parallels can be drawn between successful sports teams and businesses (teams of people as well). A quick review of the two teams leads to some interesting (though not unexpected)… Continue
Added by Aaron Dodd on September 28, 2009 at 5:31pm —
I often hear from business owners that they don’t have “time” to get a new employee up to speed. Excuse? Not at all. The reality is that business owners are extremely busy.
Based on staggering statistics that 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first forty-five days of employment, it makes perfect sense to delay a hire if you don’t have the time to onboard an employee properly.
Yet, most companies continue to hire new employees without providing effective training or… Continue
This week I traveled to Toronto for the second time within a week. First was to see U2 – totally awesome concert! It is a beautiful City fairly close to Upstate NY. I normally do not attend conferences, but learned of Recruitfest from Twitter. Then in having conversations with @jennydevaughn – she encouraged me to go, so I thought I would give it a try!
This was an “unconference,” described as an open forum to exchange thoughts and ideas with fellow peers and thought leaders within the… Continue
Let's suppose that all the planets align correctly and you wake up on the correct side of the bed (most days) and you are becoming an Actual Leader. This is confirmed for you on a regular basis by people who genuinely smile when they see you coming and also smile and thank you when they depart your presence. Some of these people come to you out of the blue to bounce ideas off of you or report progress because they know that you appreciate it and that they are appreciated. You are even taking… Continue
Hiring and keeping good workers begins with the job interview. A successful interview does not just happen, it needs to be planned, guided and prepared for. If your interview skills are a bit rusty here are a few pointers to get you back in the game.
1) Review the resume before meeting face to face with a candidate. Take time to know something about the person before you meet them. Otherwise you may come across unprepared or disorganized.
Life is just not fair. There are some roles that get the best out of a person, and then there are roles that were designed to make your life feel at times like hell on earth. It was only recently that I discovered that there is a life cycle for roles, similar as for a company.
The best roles are those with a great company and with a great boss. However, not all roles are created equal. In two of my roles I only stayed for one year, but started looking around after one month, as I… Continue
Remember college? Or maybe you can’t. You slept all day and partied all night. You had zero accountability except making good grades. Then you got a job, spouse, house and kids. And then, Boom! You’re responsible for a lot of things, pal. Like a mortgage, college and keeping your job.
Accountability, it’s the word of the day. And, it may be the Recruitment word of the year. Here is why.
Agencies are accountable for every hire they make, if the person bails or is… Continue
Inspired by the New Zealand Prime Minister's (my Obama) 'Top 10 reasons to visit NZ' appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman (see video below), I've come up with my own 'Top 10 reasons to embrace social recruiting'. Please note that a team of script writers did not assist me to compile my list.
Position: Developer - Richmond
Job Description: Note: This position is in Richmond, VA
Analytics: Default Risk Metrics Specialist (Analysis)
Responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of servicing analytics and developing related activities. Assisting in developing servicing analytics related to our portfolio, and warehouse mortgage loans and consumer products. Assisting in development of scorecard models, portfolio customer performance models/product mix models… Continue
Added by Kala Sridhar on September 25, 2009 at 6:13pm —
Attention: All Recruitfest09 Attendees: I need your help!
I am (or was?) the owner of the world's only Dave Mendoza Bobblehead. Now just why in the world would I have such a thing? And how did I get it? That's a long story so I'll not bore you with the details. This post is more important than that.
HE IS MISSING!
His trip started out as most everyone else heading to Toronto. In a van. Heading down Highway 402.…