Recruiting Blogs (19,210) OK I tried it and guess what...

About 2 weeks ago I got an email from the guys over at

I've been a member of TL for a while so it was nothing new, they send out a weekly email with a link to the db with all the new "inductees" so you can send invites to them via linkedin.

Anyho, in the weekly update they mentioned that they started a new "" type database but now you can also grow your network on any (or all!) of the world's top 20 social networking sites including LinkedIn, Facebook,… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on March 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The end of employment contracts

Who would have figured that the employment contracts that have been written about ad naseum in the recruiting blog spaces would now be under attack? It's time to raid, raid, raid!!!!

Added by Steve Levy on March 31, 2009 at 7:04am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Steve Levy!

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 31, 2009 at 5:48am — 10 Comments

Direct-Dial Directories: How to Research Staff via Phone Numbers

Tricks of the Trade

ERE Article: Direct-Dial Directories: How to Research Staff via Phone Numbers

THAT will be our class subject today (T, Mar 31) - how to "listen" for (and interpret) the nuances in research like that. Read the article (it's short!) and then come to class at noon EST to discuss the variegated ways building out a company's… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 31, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Day 1(ish) of the Social Media Project

Well, it really isn't day 1 but it just sounded like a good title. Journeys should always start with a Day 1. The last post was a preface.

A portion of my time... I mean focus... today was mostly on LinkedIn. Of all the social media tools suggested for recruitment purposes I see the most value in LinkedIn without any hesitations.

My hesitation - I am struggling with the idea that as corporations use these social media tools for professional purposes those of us that have… Continue

Added by Veronica A on March 30, 2009 at 9:22pm — No Comments

When your governor really doesn't want a robust state economy

Some knucklehead from another state with one of country's worst economic situations posted a Linkedin status that they supported Gov. Patterson's plan to raise New York state income tax rates on AGI income above $300,000 for joint filers and $200,000 for single filers. If only this person understood business instead of despising people who are successful!

The new plan by an inferior governor is sure to… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 30, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Organic Branding for Employers

I was recently asked by international employer branding news journal, Universum Quarterly, to be the guest writer for this quarter's edition. Subscribers in HR organizations worldwide will receive the publication this week.

Universum Quarterly began in 2006 and is the world’s first periodical for Employer Branding. Each issue brings feature…


Added by Craig Fisher on March 30, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

The Money Dance, Part 2: “The Discussion”

flyingmoney OK, you did all your homework and preparation so you understand your value in the marketplace, now you need to make the best of it when speaking to employers.

First rule of thumb: Don't ever be the first one in the conversation to speak about compensation. More than likely, your first contact with the employer will get around to asking. If you bring it up early in the game, it is a big… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on March 30, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Why user interface matters and why you should care

Having spent the last nine months building our Recruiting CRM application to interface with many different systems I've been given the unique opportunity to look inside many different HR and recruiting software applications commercially available on the market. I've also had the chance to respond to many RFP's, RFI's, and product bake-offs with competitors. I'm continually blown away at how poorly designed many of these applications are from a users perspective (but not entirely surprised given… Continue

Added by Michael Johnson on March 30, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Hello World.

Hello World.

Added by Jonathan McLeod on March 30, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

March 30, 2009

Above the Fold

When it comes to managing the message one wonders if the tail isn't wagging the dog, or something like that.

Read Rich Becker on the front page...Be careful what you believe about Social Media

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

And on the subject of dogs, where are have all the smart recruiters gone?

Read...… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

MagicMethod News


Thursday’s MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat was a great success! We had about twenty people show up on pretty short notice including Shally Steckerl and Glenn Gutmacher to give us some great advice regarding LinkedIn’s most recent (and some hints at coming!) changes. You can read through the Class Log here.

There's some great new content posted on the MagicMethod site that you might find interesting. Among… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 30, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Pie night clarity

Wow... what a night.

A night of mayhem, madness, excitement, order and anarchy, and let's not forget, pride and fun and smiles.

That was my night tonight. I attended my son's first football club meeting, in the form of a jumper presentation and pie night (A great Aussie tradition). It was Zach's first involvement in a footy club, and his excitement all… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 29, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Be Careful What You Believe About Social Media

Eric Clemons, professor of operations and information management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, drew some fire with his argument that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising. Enough so that he updated his post in an attempt to quell the criticism (or perhaps fan the flames) on TechCrunch, telling people how to properly frame their rebuts, ridiculing them for how they… Continue

Added by Rich on March 29, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

“3 email rule” improves communication immediately!

One of my MAJOR pet peeves is abuse of email. Way too often, email is used as a passive aggressive way of spouting off. The sender wants to tell you something, but they really don’t want to hear what you think, because if they did they would have called you and SPOKEN to you. Don’t get me wrong, I think email is a great communication tool - when used properly.

So, today I am going to share my “3 email rule” with you in the hope that I can do my small part to… Continue

Added by Cathy McCullough on March 28, 2009 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

The New Kid on the Block

I've been researching social media for my recruitment team. Last year we implemented an ats (Taleo) and now that we have such an awesome tool I think our recruiters are ready and eager to jump into the world of recruitment technology.

I am our Taleo System Administrator so it seemed like a natural project for me to accept - with the help of my good friend and colleague.

We've been exploring tools that both of us use for personal reasons (Myspace, Facebook, Bloggings) and… Continue

Added by Veronica A on March 28, 2009 at 9:26am — 5 Comments

How To Ask For A Raise?

As with negotiating salaries, negotiating a raise also requires preparation and organization of how you are going to go about it.

Find out about the company policy

Different companies have different policies regarding salary increments depending on the amount and the time of the year. Do your homework and be well prepared for the interview.

Read the Salary Survey Report

A Salary Survey Report will provide you the current value of your job which will help in the… Continue

Added by Faryal Humayun on March 28, 2009 at 2:20am — No Comments

BIWO - Talent Inventory Control

We're all reading about massive layoffs and cost cutting measures but are companies really getting it right? I don't think so. It seems that HR Leadership (oxymoron?) is still making the "easy" decision regarding their talent inventory, that being Last In First Out (LIFO). Severance packages will be less and they don't have to deal with uncomfortable dismissal discussions with tenured employees. This is very short sighted and while they can stand up in front of their executive team and say "we… Continue

Added by Robb Myers on March 27, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

State of the HR and Recruiting Profession Research

Let's face it, we are all undergoing a lot of changes in our profession. To help understand the major trends, demographic drivers, compensation, and business drivers of recruiting and HR roles, we are conducting a major research study on the state of the HR and training profession. I would like to invite anyone to participate - all participants will get a copy of the detailed study findings.

Click Here to… Continue

Added by Josh Bersin on March 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting and HR Networks

Two recent posts pointing to many recruiting and HR networks compiled by John Sumser

Link one

Link two

Added by Slouch on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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