This is my story. What I’m about to tell you are graphic details of my early days as an IT recruiter. If you can’t stomach this, then stop and read John Sumser's Recruiting 101 (actually, he blogs relevant stuff).
I was part of corporate experimental recruiting program in the late 90’s.
My job? Infiltrate a ring of IT user groups. Know them. Study them. Learn their habits and even live with them. I did just that for years. But then, something went terribly… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 17, 2009 at 8:00am —
wants ....needs...4p's ...6p's ....compelling people to one's wish's and whims ??
so what is in a job ...challenge?? ...zeal...zeast ...what are or what could be the compelling factors??
vis ...vis...sales ...as a career ...and other job roles and functions ...
career risk ....financial risk...opportunity ...to make money ...make a life ...make a living??
Discovering life ??
if management is all… Continue
Added by Ravi on May 16, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Back in 1982, the number of H-1 visas was unlimited – can you imagine? All professionals were eligible for H-1 visas. There was no maximum duration for H-1s either and employers could petition for H-1 workers all year long. The program did not generate anywhere near the amount of controversy that it does today. It was a market-based system which allowed employers to fill jobs in a global economy – a relatively simple program.
The Immigration Act of 1990 started the government control… Continue
Added by Luigi Lupo on May 15, 2009 at 10:53pm —
though am n't great at psychoanalysis ....
raising ...money...stashing...money ...splurging money ...
how money markets ...corporate firms ...motives behind power ...position ....ability to sustain in a market based economy work.
when a individual transistions from academic [parental ] to self dependancy or corporate world
.....it is practical that one experiences some jitters ....
how do you think ....or what do you think… Continue
Added by Ravi on May 15, 2009 at 10:09pm —
The team at InStep Consulting recently looked through our archived blogs and found some “ oldies but goodies”. We continue to demonstrate helpful tips to reveal your competent advantage, personal strengths and improve your communication skills. The tips found within these blogs we consider to be some of our “classics.” We will be posting links to these blog articles periodically to help support this community and your professional development.
Added by Colette Ellis on May 15, 2009 at 8:00pm —
After twelve years working at the boutique firm The Creative Network
, the downturn in the economy forced them to let me go. Studying abroad currently, I am quite vulnerable to any changes in my financial situation and this development hit me hard. I have found new employment at a global investment firm that suits my hours and my studies - the environment is great and the people are very nice. I can sincerely say that I enjoy the work and it's… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on May 15, 2009 at 5:15pm —
"I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is there anything you can say to change my mind?"
-Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
"Well, when you do find yourself in that position, you're gonna want Twitter. You might want to type out the message 'Help.'"
-Biz Stone, co-founder Twitter
Twitter, which allows you to send 140-character text messages, and other… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on May 15, 2009 at 5:03pm —
In today's economy, as industry giants are faltering, much of our hope rests with the small and medium sized business owners across the country. Small businesses have the ability to adapt to the current economic environment and provide consumers or other businesses with exactly what they need at this integral moment. Small businesses can rapidly change direction and point their bottom-line at goals that fit niche necessities. Big business wears the iron-clad boots of shareholders, age-old… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on May 15, 2009 at 2:10pm —
Why is military-experienced talent being recruited for green jobs
The reasons have to to with military candidates' related training, work ethic and sense of service
that all feed into the energy sector's job profiles. The New York Times
published a good article yesterday about how companies hire military for green jobs such as in the solar, wind and biomass industries.
Added by Bradley-Morris, Inc. - Delivering Military-Experienced Talent to America's Top Companies on May 15, 2009 at 11:41am —
Some years ago I saw a TV show where one of the characters had to write an essay on their "fatal flaw". For some reason that stuck with me and I put some real thought into what my fatal flaw is. It was well worth the time and through the process I determined that what I viewed as my "fatal flaw" or the characteristic that I could not change and that caused me the most trouble was also my greatest strength. The characteristic that I came up with is tunnel vision. I have it, there is no doubt… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on May 15, 2009 at 10:53am —
Image via Wikipedia
Human Resources and Social Media Continue
"I don't have the time"....
"I'll get on there when the time is right is…
Added by Michael VanDervort on May 15, 2009 at 10:14am —
I just finished reading Chris Brogan’s blog entry for Tuesday, called “Shut The Hell Up You Self-Promoting Turd”
; a diatribe against businesses that shamelessly self promote themselves. It occurred to me that the same principles apply to people looking for work...
..Like in business, nothing is more powerful than word of mouth advertising, or external referrals from people that stand to gain nothing… Continue
Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on May 15, 2009 at 10:00am —
Sung to Pat Benetar's Heartbreaker
Your thoughts are like a tidal wave, injecting into my mind
Takin’ me to another place where, recruiting isn’t maligned
You're a leading recruiter, you’re someone who I want to be
Will you be my tutor, and take me on a thinking spree
You're a Thought Leader
Mind reader, Idea breeder
Sumser cannot disagree!
You're a Thought Leader
Mind reader, Idea… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 15, 2009 at 9:41am —
Alright - pay attention. Because this one is one of those interesting ideas that at a glance would seem to be either falling flat or just not getting noticed. Granted, it's no CraigsList
killer or E-bay
Eliminator - but it's certainly an interesting take on how to conduct a job search... or recruit.
Anyone that knows me knows that… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 15, 2009 at 8:00am —
I have been, that's why I designed the Recruiters Book.
It works 100% of the time, unlike those recruitment systems.
I do acknowledge that we need them for stats, but this book is a safety net. You can use it as your handover when you have been sooo successful you have booked a 3 week holiday in the Maldives. Take a closer look at The Recruiters' Book, its 2 page a week spreads includes details of roles and assignments you are recruiting for, client contact details, candidate… Continue
Added by The Recruiters Book on May 15, 2009 at 6:29am —
By applying specialised search techniques, online talent search specialists are able to uncover passive candidates in the shadowy Deep Web - wherever they gather to work and play.
The employment market is generally categorised into three main talent pools, namely the unemployed Job Seekers, the employed job seekers and the passive (non-job seeking) candidate. By understanding the nature of these various talent pools, Recruiters are in a better position to attract the right… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on May 15, 2009 at 5:16am —
India is one of the most famous and popular destination in the world visited by tourists from every part of the world. Visit to India and you will come to know about its beautiful geographical feature and the tourism destination that is so captivating and enthralling. There are many captivating destination in India one can visit and make the time spent in this place a life time memories. It is impossible to visit every state and part of India so it is better to visit some of the most popular… Continue
Added by mahi on May 15, 2009 at 1:14am —
Prepare for a Shock
These seven appointments by President Barack Obama
are going to have a huge impact on practitioners
in HR in 2009 and… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on May 14, 2009 at 10:27pm —
Added by Recruitnik on May 14, 2009 at 9:17pm —
It seems as though one of the topics up for debate within the HR community, as technology seems to thoroughly pervade our daily activities, is the usage of social networks within the workplace. On the one hand, proponents argue that they increase productivity, but on the other hand, opponents say that social networks within the workplace can become addictive and ultimately diminish workplace efficiency.
Both sides have their merits, but, as a member of the Gen Y workforce, I would… Continue
Added by Dayna Racow on May 14, 2009 at 6:39pm —