Okay, here we are in March 2011 and the job market in the US has finally begun to expand again. After a promising start in 2010, activity was fairly lackluster during the second half of the year running up to the mid-term elections. When we entered 2011 employers did not increase their postings for the first two weeks and we thought the recession may come back (has it actually ended yet?). Then, towards the end of January things started to move and postings increased. It continued through…Continue
I recruit niche, in demand technical skills across the UK and Europe, technical skills that companies are continually looking to hire, as well as wanting to retain.
It is becoming more evident that companies do not want their prize technical assets taken away from them by “head hunters” and are implementing a variety of methods to ensure their technical staffs are not being poached.
Here are some of the ploys companies are using to make sure their…Continue
Make no mistake, industrial espionage is on the rise. That and an increase in employee theft have given more than one executive premature gray hairs. Large multi-national corporations and smaller business entities are all vulnerable. All you need is something the other guy wants. It can be everything from advanced, first in your space technology to intellectual property. It can be sensitive databases, customer rosters, proprietary data.
Call it a sign of the times or the…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on March 1, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Social Media, recently and over the past few years, has gotten bigger and bigger. With websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others, a whole new path of interaction for staffing businesses has been opened. It gives companies a chance to make new connections with potential candidates and customers. Just like with anything, there are many great ways it can be utilized by Temporary Staffing firms, but there are also a number of things to look out for if you want to make sure to use…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
New Legislation proposed in South Africa could see the end of the Recruitment industry as we currently know it. It is proposed to outlaw all forms of temporary and contract recruitment forcing all employers to employ staff on a permanent basis only.
This will of course have very dramatic effects for the industry and the millions of temporary and contract workers currently employed in South Africa whose employers will be forced to offer permanent employment or terminate…Continue
Just a quick thought here for us split recruiters.
Once the handoff has taken place – it is very important to let the recruiter who is working directly with the client also be the one who the candidate talks to.
Why is this? I have found the phrase “too many cooks in the…Continue
RSS and Recruitment
RSS, or really Simple Syndication is a group of web feed formats used to publish constantly updated content, like blog posts, news captions, audio or video; all in a standard format. These documents call feeds or channels benefit a web publisher by allowing a simple means to syndicate their content. They benefit the reader, in…Continue
Added by TM Claude on February 25, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
A fellow HR–industry colleague, Andrew just checked in to run something by me about an interesting experience he recently had. He wanted to get my take on whether “we” collectively as peers in the same talent acquisition, talent development and talent management realm, have a shared obligation to support each other career-wise.
Prior to this particular conversation, my…Continue
I have been thinking a lot about job boards recently, as both a customer and a jobseeker. In these socially enabled times, it strikes me that the job board user experience should be something like this:
Jobs are displayed in easy on the eye tag clouds, instead of ordered lists we know are manipulated by the recruitment organisations who post them. Jobs are highlighted to me by other job seekers and I can rank them by most viewed, highest rated or…
Wow... it's been a while since I've blogged on here. It's not that I haven't been writing, it's just that I've had some other outlets, which make the something's Dan says a little quiet.. not my normal style. October 2010 it tells me... oops
So today it is... a quiet house, a busy mind and the need to write something has made this happen.
I've been Recruiting for a number of years now... maybe too many, but I heard something the other day which I hadn't heard…Continue
Being in search and recruitment for a while now I have met and spoken to different strange people here and there but there are some interactions that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
About a year ago we had a candidate that we were representing to one of our clients at the time. Let's call the candidate John.
After several interviews John decided not to proceed with the role (or the client decided not to proceed, I can't exactly…Continue
Aren't you amazed that senior executives of major companies still believe that succession planning works! I know I am. From the looks on the faces of Hosni Mubarak and Colonel Gadhafi during their last televised rants to their street side citizens, I can tell they are surprised their sons won't be succeeding them in the family business.
Why is it we (meaning just about every large company) aren't able to develop and plan our successors any better than the average tinpot Middle East…Continue
Although it may not seem like it at times, the job board industry is a technology-driven industry. After all, it was the combination of a database and the web that gave it birth so many years ago. After a fairly lengthy period of incremental and erratic technical growth, the industry is seeing lots of change – and I suspect that those sites that ignore these changes may suffer.
So, which technologies (and technology trends) are changing job…Continue
If you pay attention to some commentators on recruiting and human capital management, we’re at war. No, I don’t mean the one in Afghanistan, or even the one against terror. I mean the War for Talent.Continue
I had to write this little blog because I just got an email from someone looking for a position with my company.
There are a lot of tips and advise that I can give to job seekers. but this is a piece of advise that seems so basic that I feel like it should be well known. Unfortunately, many people don't do it. The advise is....be basic with your email address. Or maybe not basic, but try not to be so off the wall.
If you are applying for a position,…Continue
Over the years I have read numerous surveys regarding the reasons that job seekers use when looking for a job, considering a career change or deciding on a job offer. When job seekers are asked why they are looking for a new job or a career change or when asked what was their reason for leaving (RFL) their last…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on February 14, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments
I find this whole recruiting train of thought amusing...
With Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other avenues of engagement - worrying about where the best site to place a job ad...well, er - it sounds like a discussion from a 100 years ago listening to two buggy whip salesmen chatting about which blacksmith to…Continue