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U.S. Worker Productivity Up, But That Raises Some Questions And I Need Your Input

I have question. Well, actually more than just one question. And I'm going to need your help. You might have all or part of the answer. Well, maybe more a solution than an answer. So, I would like to start a discussion on the Shaker Blog with your ideas, concerns and suggestions making a major contribution to the dialogue.

First, here's what has me thinking and somewhat worried.

U.S. worker productivity surged in the second quarter at a 6.4% annualized rate, the best… Continue

Added by Mike Temkin on August 14, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments


The one thing you'd take with you if the office burns down!

It's a rocky road out there, but the Professional “hard-core” Recruiters amongst us will remember that's why we love the job, the highs and lows of Recruitment are our drivers.

So to all those Roller coaster riding, margin making, bonus spending, candle burning, hard hitting Recruiters you cannot be without The Recruiters' Book by Graft.

The Recruiters' Book will help you get organised and liberate… Continue

Added by The Recruiters Book on August 14, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Where on Earth is RecruiterGuy?

RecruiterGuy at PepsiCo Recently I've fielded quite a few emails and questions about where I'll be speaking again or which events I'd recommend. While I do not profess to be the worlds best speaker or the best judge of what events someone should or should not attend, I thought it would be easier to add a quick calendar to the site that will include both.

Obviously I was excited to speak at the… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on August 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What I Learned & Taught at Camp (Google) So I'm back from the Social Recruiting Summit that was held on the Google campus in Mt. View, CA. And while I had a great time presenting to the attendees on the subject of mobile marketing for recruitment, I found that I had an even better time interacting with the people I've known online for over… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on August 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Do job applicants always tell the truth?

A common concern when hiring a candidate is whether the applicant has told the truth about various aspects of their background. It is not unlikely for applicants to feel that they are more likely to get the job if they distort their age, cover-up gaps in their work history and claim to have educational qualifications they do not actually have.

While there has been relatively little research on the accuracy of… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 14, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

Career Transition Companies - are they the right solution for IT Specialists?

The title of this blog is indeed the question I want to raise today. Are career transition companies (the outplacement firms that companies who are downsizing will sometimes engage to help those employees who have been, or are about to, get laid off) really offering the right solutions to IT professionals looking for work?

I had the honor of meeting with a very senior candidate recently, who is going through the career transition process. In fact, the candidate had their workshop… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 14, 2009 at 8:40am — No Comments

Increasing Returns by Understanding Talent

The VCs must ask themselves if their companies are run by management teams that are capable of driving companies as the recession eventually bottoms. Studying the shift in the current unemployment rates in the US, HireLabs can forecast a recovery in the international labor market - lead by the US - sometime around Feb 2010.

Very few CEOs of venture-backed companies have the experience of riding a company out of a recession successfully. The first sign that a management team is not… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 14, 2009 at 8:35am — No Comments

Looking for Sr Test Engineers

Mandatory Skills:

 3+ yrs experience in IT

 Good experience in Manual Testing & Product Testing is must.

 Excellent at writing Testcases

 Good experience in Database Testing and writing simple queries

 Understand the various Testing processes and terminologies.

 Perform various levels of testing (stress, Functional, system, regression, user acceptance, etc.)

 Log necessary, timely, critical Problem Reports into the defect tracking system.

… Continue

Added by Sabareesh on August 14, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Why Your Job is like a Hollywood Movie


Image by Jason Drakeford via Flickr

How to interview like you are in show business!

My wife Kyle recently attended a writer’s workshop in Portland, Oregon where she got the opportunity… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on August 13, 2009 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

The Four Least Wanted - how to counter and neutralize poor candidate etiquette

I recently read an article written by Jonathan Littman and Mark Hershon, summarizing their new book called “I Hate You.” This comedic take on a traditional workplace self-help book shows you how to identify the “Ten Least Wanted” --the people you hate in the workplace--while revealing the strategies to neutralize them.

It got me to thinking about identifying candidates in a similar light. In uncertain and stressful times especially, people aren’t on their best behavior, and this poor… Continue

Added by Mindy Slobodkin Fineout on August 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments

Announcement: "You’re Next Job Search/Networking Event" (San Diego, CA)

Hello and good day!

Brian will be lead presenter at

Do you need a Headhunter?

The program will help you learn how to find a Recruiter that can introduce you to appropriate candidate employers, and give you insight into "The Mind of the Recruiter."

* Why you work with a Headhunter?

* How does the job search typically flow when you use a Headhunter?--start to finish?

* How to locate… Continue

Added by Brian K. Johnston on August 13, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Feedback Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Recruiters crave feedback during the interview process, and why not? As contingency recruiters we are always accessing where our energies and efforts have taken us on a recruiting project and deciding if we need to continue recruiting, move towards an offer between both parties or simply move on to a new project altogether. However, most people mistakenly assume that feedback is only for the recruiter’s benefit when in reality it should be a prime concern for both the company and the candidate… Continue

Added by bill martineau on August 13, 2009 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

How do I get on Sumser's "Top 100" list?

Hi Everyone, I was just reading about John Sumser's "Key Influencers" project, and I have to say, I'm jealous. I'm envious. I help who ever will listen, try to keep active within my network, etc. etc. etc. How do I get on that list? No, how do I even get on the radar? Your opinions? your thoughts? your guidance? feel free to respond here, or my blog page.…


Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on August 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chicago, Texas and Berkeley MBA Resume Books Available Now!

The following graduate business schools’ resume book databases have been or will be released during the next month:

Resume Books Available Now: (in alphabetical order)

UT at Austin - McCombs School of Business…


Added by Ryan Pratt on August 13, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

Want to make Recruitfest Legendary? (For Free??)

Last year, I didn’t go to recruitfest. But I heard about it. A lot. Still do a year later. In the words of Barney Stinson, it was Legend (wait for it) dary.

This year – more legends are sure to be made with an amazing lineup of recruiting leaders guiding us on the journey that is an unconference. No stuffy conference rooms, no hiding in back, no boring powerpoints – just actual learning and interaction While I am excited for everyone –… Continue

Added by Sarah White on August 13, 2009 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

How to make candidates believe your employment brand

If there's one thing I've learned about employment branding in reality, it's that an employment brand alone really won't get you anywhere.

You might have your ad agency put together a fancy ad that resembles the key points of your employment brand and has imagery that encompasses the culture of your company. But even that only gets you so far.

There comes a point in a candidate's experience of your employment brand's message that they either buy into and believe your… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on August 12, 2009 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

Hiring Roulette

Among the all-time debates with no answers such as: nature or nurture; chicken or egg and of course DiMaggio or Mays there remains the nagging one of hiring or retention.

What is tougher, making a good hiring decision or retaining "A" players once you find them? These are issues that probably have been studied, surveyed, poked and prodded by more organizations than have sworn off applicant matching systems, attitude surveys and exit interviews… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on August 12, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My company is looking for recommendations on a global applicant tracking system

We are a global higher education company headquartered in Baltimore, MD. Most of our HR professionals reside in Baltimore but we currently have openings all over the globe. Do any HR professionals have recommendations on a Global Applicant tracking system that they have used? Any sales professionals who email or call off of this blog will be ignored.

Thank You

Added by Christian Dubbs on August 12, 2009 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

HRchitect’s Beauty Pageant Webinar Series Returns on August 21 with Talent Acquisition Systems

The HRchitect Beauty Pageant series of webinars, which has become the buzz of the industry, returns after a two month summer hiatus.

This series of webinars covers a different area of HR technology with each event. The concept allows attendees to see presentations from up to six leading vendors in a fun and informative format where the audience votes on the winner at the conclusion.

In November, iCIMS won the Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant and Cornerstone OnDemand won… Continue

Added by Matt Lafata on August 12, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Very Useful to all

Hi hope my blog should be useful to all

Added by Murugan Kesavan on August 12, 2009 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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