As the marketplace and economy continue at their snail's pace, it's a challenge to engage in "income-producing activities" (my favorite work term). Playing "catcher" to candidates and selectively choosing job orders is not the way the game's going to be played out right now. And therefore, it's time for this old dog to learn some new tricks.
Searching... I will continue to hone my internet search string capabilities and run searches for candidates whom we particularly place, even if… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on March 4, 2009 at 3:58pm —
Please forward this info along to anyone you may know of on the Boston's South Shore area who could benefit from free job search support.
I am one of several volunteers that are helping to put together a support group for laid off, unemployed/underemployed people on the South Shore. This will be an ongoing weekly meeting that any and all are welcome to attend and will be held in Hanover, MA. Below is a press release with the details. There is also a nice article in the Hanover… Continue
Added by pam claughton on March 4, 2009 at 3:30pm —
BlogCatalog.com, the premier social network for bloggers, has launched BloggersUnite.org
, a new social network that allows members to submit nonprofit events from around the world and work together to promote awareness campaigns, raise funds, and take action.
BloggersUnite.org was developed out of an initiative as the first blogger-driven social awareness campaign on the Internet in 2007. The initial campaign raised funds to buy classroom… Continue
Added by Rich on March 4, 2009 at 2:47pm —
With New York State State Assembly announcing that it will take steps to repeal
much of Rockefeller's 1970s-era drug laws which forced judges’ to impose mandatory prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses, I'm thinking that we may have found an untapped pool of talent that has evaded deep web Booleans and good old fashioned telephone names sourcing.
Hello, Warden Lockemup,… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Just recently, a company posted an add on Careerbuilder.com (HR Jobs) on Google Money Profits. I guess there is a business model built around marketing trends based on search engine results. This third-party company is offering a Risk-Free-Trial Kit to make instant Google cash. Has anyone heard of this risk-free trial kit to make fast cash? on Google??
Added by Phil Chernesky on March 4, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Just this morning I received a request from one of my contacts to write a recommendation for his profile. Although I had met and spoken with this gentleman a few times before I didn't quite know him well enough to write anything but I clicked on his profile out of curiosity all the same. Not very surprisingly he has a lot of recommendations which were likely solicited in a similar manner from his other contacts. What did shock me was the sheer number of them, though - over… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 4, 2009 at 2:03pm —
Here's one new survey
that seems to indicate the company executives are bowing to Obama and reconsidering their outsourcing strategies. The report by BDO Seidman, detailed the responses from 100 CFOs from hardware, software, telecommunications and Internet companies nationwide.
Apparently these CFOs are concerned about Obama's position on outsourcing; recall that during his address to Congress last week, he… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 1:22pm —
I would be interested in working as a Virtual Recruiter from my Pittsburgh, PA based office. I have 5 years of experience in the staffing world as a Branch Manager, On-Site Staffing Manager, and now Virtual Recruiter. I now specialize in IT, Marketing, Advertising, Healthcare, Banking, Automation in a Direct HIre Capacity. Have worked with 4 employees under me, moved a branch from rating of 4th two 2nd in the course of 1 year, have worked in both the Fast Paced world of Temp-to-hire lite… Continue
Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 12:22pm —
Looking for a candidate for an IT Healthcare company located in Pittsburgh, must have 7 years of building test automation systems from the ground up. Great Pay -- stable company. email@example.com if you would like to hear more
Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 11:23am —
Looking for a Systems Engineer for the downtown Pittsburgh area. Must have 5-6 years with experience in Redhat Linux. Great pay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 11:21am —
A majority of national job boards today boast about their millions of job postings, except for one, InovaHire.com.
"Our goal isn't quantity, " says Tanya Willette, Co-Founder of InovaHire.com, "our goal is quality."
InovaHire.com, the first and only free job board and live interview site, has set the stage for a new generation of national job boards.
"We have several features on our site that control the quality of our search results, " says Willette. "These features… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on March 4, 2009 at 10:56am —
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
This week Claudia addresses a Metrics Schemtrics
issue with a little chicken soup of her own.
Sip slowly, darling -- it's hot...Measurement and the Art of Recruiting
Added by Amitai Givertz on March 4, 2009 at 8:30am —
Why do some managers insist on measuring everything in the recruiting process? I think that metrics can be demoralizing and can affect a person's way of doing things, sometimes making them less effective. If I know that I can get better results by following my gut instinct, I will do so. Perhaps I will make fewer calls than my cubicle-mate. Should I skew the results by following a prototype of the ideal search? Or should I do what is right?
Added by Claudia Faust on March 4, 2009 at 7:54am —
There was a developer from ning
Who created a chat box that could sing
But then he futzed with the code
And the problems did explode
It's now like a bird with clipped wings.
~ Steve Levy (RBC Poet Laureate
Suggestions to ning to fix the dang thing:
REINSTALL the copy and paste.
REMOVE the double spacing.
MAKE the chat history LONGER - as it is it goes abt 15 mins on an active chat -… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on March 4, 2009 at 7:52am —
Nothing really special about this article
if you've been in the Human Capital space for years but at least someone's writing about it
Still, if you've never been part of the process that decides who gets a pink slip, the balance between fiduciary responsibility and intellectual capital is presented well here.
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 7:37am —
The anonymous comment on the Web site RateMDs.com was unsparing: "Very unhelpful, arrogant," it said of a doctor. "Did not listen and cut me off, seemed much too happy to have power (and abuse it!) over suffering people." Such reviews are becoming more common as consumer ratings services like Zagat's and Angie's List expand beyond restaurants and plumbers to medical care, and some doctors are fighting back.
They're asking patients to agree to what amounts to a gag order that bars… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on March 4, 2009 at 6:54am —
The thread that won't die
now has competition: Collecting from the dead
What I honed in on in reading the article
Not everyone has the temperament to make such calls. About half of DCM’s hires do… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 6:49am —
My buddy just called me up to complain about a recruiter who called him today about a job opportunity.
Apparently the recruiter had picked up his name on Monster and had called him to Inquire about his job search. He told the recruiter that while he was content to be where he was he was also open to new possibilities. The recruiter then proceeded to berate my friend about having his resume on Monster and not really looking for a job and wasting her time.
Added by Gene Leshinsky on March 3, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Anxiety is a natural consequence of everything happening around us today. But is anxiety or fear helpful? If they are on display in your next job interview or for your team at work, they are likely to cause you to stumble badly.
How do you keep it from hurting your performance?
Here's what I've learned about anxiety
and how to make it work for me instead of fighting it.
Added by Eric Shannon on March 3, 2009 at 5:19pm —
An economic slowdown is a time of increased stress, especially on small business owners. Here's what a recruiting or staffing business owner should be doing to reduce costs and prepare for the turnaround.
David Jenkins, founder of TDnJ Consulting (operations consulting for SME's) and CIO and Managing Director of Analysts International, offers his insight on nine specific activities staffing and recruiting business owners MUST focus on to assure survival and… Continue
Added by Phil McCutchen on March 3, 2009 at 3:40pm —