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Can Background Checking Screen for Attitude?

I just got back from a long flight. It was your typical business trip. Head to the airport – jump on a plane (after suffering the crush of too many people trying to avoid “Bag Check”), get off the plane, rent the car, find the hotel, sleep poorly, get up early to work out (this for maintaining sanity) then spend the day working with a client. Then off to the airport (30 minutes later than you intended to leave, which puts you in a heated rush) and do all the same in reverse. When I get on that… Continue

Added by Jerry D. Thurber on June 16, 2011 at 11:13am — 3 Comments

The Two Best Interview Questions You Should Ask

I’ll say up front that the subject matter of this post is a bit unreal. Great interviewing can’t be boiled down to a list of questions. It’s a combination of helping a candidate feel at ease, listening, observing, talking and, yes, asking the right questions. And what a recruiter or potential employer does (or asks) in any given interview depends,…


Added by Tim Giehll on June 16, 2011 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!

Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!


You read it right, there are actually companies out there who are putting up signs or including in

their job descriptions that the “unemployed need not apply”.


How pathetic, how disgusting, how wrong. The bad part is because the unemployed are not a

Protective class, there is nothing that can be done about it. Now of course if the company must



Added by Dean Da Costa on June 16, 2011 at 7:54pm — 11 Comments

Recruiters- Good VS Evil

You are looking for a job, your resume is posted on several job boards and you have a LinkedIn profile among others as well. It’s chum for recruiter infested waters! So, how do you choose between a good headhunter and a bad headhunter, and what should you know about the internal recruiters at companies you are targeting?

Let’s start with headhunters (they hate this name by the way). Many headhunters out there are bottom feeders that are scouring the internet for resumes that can…


Added by David Kimmelman on June 17, 2011 at 9:01am — 10 Comments

Living up or down to your reputation?

I was listening to a Wayne Dyer CD again. I like listening on the way to work because it distracts me from the long commute and it helps me focus on the important things in life. My take away from my last drive was the concept of reputation. He said something very simple and yet so true. He said that our reputation is… Continue

Added by Vasti van Rooyen on June 15, 2011 at 3:06am — 2 Comments

Your Road Map to a Successful Conference

These days, it seems that there are conferences for every profession, hobby or interest.  From Comic-Con to academic/professional conferences like… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on June 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Nursing Shortage Continues - Demand for RNs up 53% in 2011

Employers and staffing agencies posted over 121,000 new job ads for Registered Nurses in May, up 46% from May 2010. About 10% of that growth, or 12,700, were ads placed for positions at General and Surgical Hospitals, where annual turnover rates for RNs average 14% according to a recent KPMG survey. Year-over-year growth in hiring demand for hospitals is a strong 36%, but it should be…


Added by Carolyn Menz on June 16, 2011 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

“Candidate Experience” question….

Next week I throw myself back into recruiting (this time, corporate – something new!).  I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to handle the candidate experience.  Surely some things are out of my control – I will be working with a recruiting coordinator, flexing to the needs and schedules of my hiring managers, and of course the whims of the candidates themselves.  (Of course I want to work for your company.  Unless this other offer comes through.  I can interview anytime.  Except…


Added by Amy Ala on June 15, 2011 at 1:17pm — 14 Comments

How Many Corporate Recruiters Do We Need?

Recently, we have been spending a lot of time on the question “how many recruiters do we need in our corporate staffing function”? When corporate staffing budgets were decimated over the last three years, and have (very) slowly moved back up again as the economy has trickled upwards, there has been a renewed…


Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 15, 2011 at 4:25pm — 5 Comments

LinkedIn IPO - Good News for Staffing Industry

LinkedIn’s IPO a few weeks ago was a defining moment in staffing. I took it as a sign that we had reached an official turning point in the struggle to jump-start the economy. Yes, I know, we aren’t there yet – some people say unemployment hasn’t recovered quite yet at 9.1%. Although,…


Added by Perrin Peacock on June 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Facebook is losing users in US, Canada, UK and other early adopters

Interesting data on facebook Business Insider

The WOW factor is slowing down possibly, most people figured out what it is and are losing interest.

We have seen this affect Myspace a while ago. Is Facebook compelling enough for long term success ? We'll find out..


Added by Suresh on June 13, 2011 at 5:36pm — 7 Comments

The Recruitingblogs.com Site Up For Sale - Will You Maintain it's Value?

There are different message boards, blogs, and think engines abroad these days out in the world of staffing.  One we have grown to love is recruitingblogs.com.  It is a wonderful place where we gather to think, write, share tactics, and in so many words harness a collective wisdom of what makes greatness.


So many things to consider in how we approach our involvement here.  We the user community will be the important keys to ensure future success of this wonderful community. …


Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 15, 2011 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

Handling employment gaps (for job seekers)

A friend of mine lamented on Facebook that it has been difficult to get a job because he has an employment gap (since August) so he (and many others) are stuck in this Catch 22 of not being to get a job because he does not have a job. Was thinking of ways to productively address the gap in a way that would make him more valuable in the job search.

One conventional piece of wisdom that I think needs to be re-addressed is "looking for a job is a full time job".

People hear this and… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on June 10, 2011 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

Love Change, Learn to Dance and Leave J. Edgar Hoover Behind!

When I travel I like to bring a few books along to read on the plane, in airports, on trains and just have with me as I sit in some beautiful piazza on the Italian coast not wanting to look like a typical tourist.


One of the books that I brought along on this recent trip to Italy was…


Added by Nick Tubach on June 13, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Now Hiring...Rockstars!?!


As an Executive Recruiter and a Sr. Consultant charged with training internal recruiting groups on how to effectively grow teams to peak performance through recruitment and succession, I must track the trends of what key characteristics and skill sets employers look for.

Over the last 5…


Added by Jeremy Spring on June 13, 2011 at 3:51pm — 8 Comments

Cold Calling: A Junior Sales Activity?

Cold Calling: a junior sales activity? A topic of discussion in many an interview I've had with senior sales professionals is 'lead generation' and 'cold calling' and their willingness to pick up the phone to generate a new business opportunity. Many well established career sales people I've met feel as though they have moved…


Added by Steve Ludlow on June 13, 2011 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

Ask not what social networking can do for you...

…but rather what you can do with Social Networking...

Very simple and straight forward isn’t it?

A lot of time as a sourcer OR a recruiter, you wonder how best any specific tool or website can help you. I think it is about your…


Added by Vasti van Rooyen on June 14, 2011 at 7:34am — 4 Comments

Timeline To A Recruitment Scandal (In LinkedIn Status Updates)

Posted June 10, 2011 - By Hung | 4 Comments…

Added by Hung Lee on June 13, 2011 at 6:22am — No Comments

Reflections from My Brief Period as the Temporary Future Owner of Recruitingblogs

Yep.  I was in there.  Mentally I was already making my plans.......but I've already been outbid and the auction doesn't end for 11 more days.  What auction? This one. This place. Here. "We" are for sale!


Am I cut out for blog ownership?  Nope.  I'm a recruiter.


Would I be bummed out if the next owner of RBC decided to turn the place into something that wouldn't even resemble the place we've come to know and…


Added by Jerry Albright on June 10, 2011 at 2:59pm — 12 Comments

Recruiting Greatness - A Look at What is at the Heart of Success in This Business

This is a blog that has been waiting to get out for some time.  There are many definitions about what defines greatness in this day and age - specifically about what makes for recruiting greatness - it is a topic that I find interesting.  There are many definitions that one could look at, but at its fundamental core there is a differentiating factor - is it number of fills, is it ones grasp of boolean or superb negotiation skills, is it the ability to close difficult candidates, is it the…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 13, 2011 at 2:35am — No Comments

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