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What Business and Human Resources can Learn from Football

Would a football coach ever think about playing and winning at football without their playbook? A playbook contains offensive, defensive and special team plays with techniques and vocabulary relating to game plays as well as information about team formations. Football playbook's are given to each team member at the…


Added by Francois Guay on October 25, 2011 at 10:18am — 6 Comments

What if Recruiters Stopped Using Social Media

It could happen? Ok not really but what started me on a very passionate post that I had to quiet a bit after a few drafts were the comments from an infograph on How Recruiters Use Social Media, by Erica Swallow about how recruiters use social media to screen candidates. The comments were spiced with bits about how people cannot believe a recruiter would eliminate…


Added by Danielle Powers on October 25, 2011 at 9:46am — 12 Comments


I have always enjoyed meeting and connecting with people – my husband has always joked that I ‘work the room’ where ever we go – weddings, parties, concerts, waiting in line –any line -, political functions, vacations, cruises – anyplace there are people. I seem to have a natural knack to talk to people I don’t know and get them to tell me more about themselves. Actually, meeting people in this way is pretty easy – you have at least one thing in common, you’re at the same event and that is a…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on October 25, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Contract to Permanent Position

Are you a contractor desiring a permanent position?  Some professionals desire the stability of a permanent position, while others enjoy the evolving and changing aspects of contract work. There are some things you can do to help you take steps towards a permanent position, if you are looking for that stability.  Here are some steps to help you stand out among your competition.


Treat the position as more than just a “stepping stone” to another position.  You need to work with…


Added by Kara Stringer on October 24, 2011 at 3:38pm — 6 Comments

How did I become a recruiter?

I was recently asked why I went into recruiting.  Did I loss my job, was I unemployed for awhile... The truth is not that easy and perhaps sounds a bit strange to others...


I got into recruiting by having a recruiter try to recruit me from my loan officer position with a major regional bank back in 1989; apparently another loan department at another bank was interested in talking with me.  I had never heard of recruiters or headhunters and was confused and puzzled by the…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on October 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

What HR Can Learn from Hannibal

In 216 BC Hannibal crossed the Alps in terrible conditions to attack Italy. His generals pleaded with him not to attempt it saying it would be impossible to cross the Alps with elephants. On hearing this Hannibal said “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam” or translated from Latin, I will either…


Added by Francois Guay on October 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

An Intro to Diversity and Diversity Recruiting

An Intro to Diversity and Diversity Recruiting

I’m back from a trip to CA and a week of vacation...feeling pretty good.  I wanted to get started on a small series about Diversity and what Diversity recruiting means to me.  It’s an issue that is a real…

Added by jeffreytmoore on October 21, 2011 at 7:37pm — 9 Comments

How Virtual Footprints Affect Employment

How Virtual Footprints Affect Employment

Typically, an individual seeking a job prepares, as is recommended, in the following ways: developing a valuable skill set; networking with professionals in his or her field of interest; writing a succinct, yet captivating resume; researching the organization for an interview, if such an offer is extended. However, many applicants neglect to consider a fifth, equally significant…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on October 21, 2011 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 10.14.11 to 10.21.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about PNC sourcing strategies, talent communities, moneyball & HR, candidate experience, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:



Added by Chris Brablc on October 21, 2011 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - TheSocialCV

TheSocialCV is a semantic people search engine.

It gathers information about an individual that is scattered all across the web and pieces it together.

Then it ranks the person on the basis of the info it gathers (eg school, company)

Download -…


Added by Recruiting Animal on October 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

You Applied to How Many Jobs This Week??

How many job applications are too many?  One night I was clicking around the blogosphere when I stumbled across an entry from July 2010 entitled Dear HR Pros, Be Transparent. This blog was written by a recent college grad and intern who was struggling with his job search. He thinks craigslist is a joke (don’t tell my boss, that’s where she found HER job). He wonders if…


Added by Amy Ala on October 20, 2011 at 2:12pm — 9 Comments

Would you supply via an RPO?



This is inspired by Jerry's blog on recruiters refusing to work through HR and the rant I had in the comment section. Thanks for the idea, hope I'm not copying!

I've been working through an RPO for about 18 months now. I came from an agency background, but had always been interested in taking the leap to…


Added by Samantha Lacey on October 20, 2011 at 12:41pm — 4 Comments

How long will a hiring manager or recruiter spend reading my CV?

Recruiters and hiring managers have their own rules on how much time they will spend reading through a candidate's professional CV. For a specialised role or more senior role, a HR Manager will receive much fewer CV applications and are more likely to read through…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 20, 2011 at 6:04pm — 9 Comments

I don't work with HR.....

........and I have the Little Mrs. wait in the car while I go into the bank and talk about the important stuff.


How old are you?  Where have you been the past decade?  Watching All in the Family reruns every night?  They call me old school – but I’m starting to wonder if I no longer deserve that label.  Perhaps you’re the one more deserving…….


Don’t work with HR?  What clients do you work with?  The mechanic down the street?  Your cousin’s Insurance agency? …


Added by Jerry Albright on October 20, 2011 at 10:36am — 16 Comments

Dear Mr Recruiting Manager: The open letter we will never send.

This was written "in jest" by a colleague. We didn't send it... We wont send it... but perhap we should??


Please Note: Names have been "redacted" to protect the innocent (and not so innocent).



Dear Mr Recruiting Manager,


I hope this email finds you well.  I would like the express my thanks that you have included us as an agency to help you with the recruitment for the XXXXX vacancies.


The purpose of this email is…


Added by Jon Terry on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

What do We Really Want from Hiring Managers?

If there is one thing that both internal and 3rd party recruiters can agree upon it's that it's always the hiring manager's fault.  They seems to be the universal scapegoat.  Geez, Amy blames one 10 times a day for something or other.  



But, since we will probably never get a hiring manager masochistic enough to come on and get spanked…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 19, 2011 at 10:14pm — 16 Comments

Social Media: Let's Get Some Perspective

The rise of social media is a modern-day phenomenon and the idea that any business, particularly a recruitment business, should want to ignore it is madness.  Clearly, social media is particularly well-suited to recruitment: it provides ease of access to information about individuals and their networks; it provides the ability to exchange information rapidly with a community of interested and interesting individuals; it communicates with people in a…


Added by Ian Harvey on October 19, 2011 at 5:28am — 4 Comments

This October - Staffing Ghouls, Ghosts and Sourcering The Good Old Fashioned Way

It's just so hard to believe it will be 2012 before we know it.  Around the corner - November, December and holidays.


As I write this this forum has been developing and evolving just like everything else in staffing land.  Sourcing or as I like to call it sourcering or working the staffing magic has…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments


Hi Everyone-

Quite a few of you have asked for the Resignation Package.  Here it is.  As Lisa said, Jeff Skerteny (sp) is responsible for most of it:




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  Give notice  as soon as you sign the offer.…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Recruitment - maybe it deserves a bad name.

The recruitment industry gets a bad rap and whilst a lot of it is unjustified, the saying that there is no smoke without fire has some truth here. I am proud of being a recruiter and truly believe the job I do is important and worthwhile to both individuals and companies. So I get very annoyed with those people who let our industry down with their poor service or dodgy behaviour.

The reality is that the entry barrier into recruitment is almost zero. You don’t need a qualification, any…


Added by Luke Collard on October 18, 2011 at 7:35pm — 12 Comments

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