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 —
When you stop to think about it, perception is an extremely powerful branding tool. It can make or break you. It never ceases to amaze me how well social media enables us to brand ourselves, our company and/or our service.
But there are some downsides to branding and perception via social media.
Here’s my story:
A few weeks ago, I received a note from Twitter that @Tweet05 (not his real name to protect his identify) was following me.
I always check… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on July 6, 2008 at 7:02pm —
10 L&D Staff Hiring Best Practices for IT Vendors
(as published in CEDMA newlsetter)
By William Vanderbilt
Avondale Search International
Senior Industry Consultant
One of the common complaints about the Learning and Development (L&D) function in any organization is that the group can lack relevancy to the overall business. This is particularly true in the IT vendor world where there is a constant struggle to provide relevant training on… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on July 6, 2008 at 6:57pm —
SMEOracle Offers Many Features!
And Its Services are FREE to Recruiters!
by Staff Writer
provides a wealth of features for both the SME and Recruiter -- many features and services that our competitors do not offer.
is not just a "job board" and it is not just a professional network site that allows you to… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on July 6, 2008 at 4:33pm —
In the Q & A section on LinkedIn, few questions should have as much impact as the one that follows:
This is just a reminder to focus on what really matters.
So much time today is focused on work and more work. At times we forget about those who are most important to us. My question is - "Who do you love? How do they know?"
Added by Rayanne on July 6, 2008 at 2:00pm —
There I was 40 feet in the air, having just climbed the pirates net to the top of the high ropes course. Sitting on the perch looking at where to go next, it occurred to me that I was scared x&*%less.
I called to “Big Dog,” the group leader, and asked what I do next. His response was to “follow your instinct”. For 23 years in recruiting I followed my instinct and for the most part it led me the right way. Other times that old instinct got me in trouble. “What if my instinct is… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on July 6, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Well, it wasn't too long ago I wrote a post here about how potentially my company was changing the perception it has of its Recruitment Division.... Maybe I was a little early in my prediction.
I have been a little disappointed in recent reactions I'm afraid, and for those who may read this with the hope of getting some pearls of wisdom, you too could be disappointed, it has the potential to become just a me venting session... (my apologies in advance)
My work environment… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on July 6, 2008 at 10:00am —
It's Independance day and I can think of no better way to spend it than with family and friends. My daughter Claire chose to ride her razor in the West Lake Pond Parade, while my son Jackson rode in a two seater wagon with his buddy Shea. As usual, it was a fun family adventure mixed with friends we hadn't seen in a while and some professional networking -… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on July 4, 2008 at 4:23pm —