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Playing to Win the Numbers Game

As most of you who follow my blogs know, I am an avid reader. I read and re-read many books that are often referenced in my blogs and I am always on the lookout for interesting stories, observations and bits of information from newspapers, magazines and other blogs that I find interesting and that I think others might find interesting as well.

 

The February issue of Inc magazine is filled with a number of articles and observations that are all blog worthy. Two items…

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Added by Nick Tubach on January 24, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

HR Tech Overload!

Can someone please tell me why an organization would invest real money in any new, cutting edge, or industry-leading HR technology?  How are value propositions assessed?  Are purchasers identifying problems that need to be solved first, or are they being exposed to technologies and then building an argument for why the technology has value?



I think very few new technologies offer actual, realized value to the early adopters.  One area of recent growth and expansion of technology…

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Added by Jason C. Blais on January 24, 2011 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Is it ever ethical to charge the job seeker?

There has been a spate of articles recently about TheLadders – specifically, how the site is a bad deal for job seekers. To wit:

when I see the new commercials for The Ladders, I want to puke on my shoes…the jobs on The Ladders can be found on sites like LinkUpMonster,…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 36 Comments

Screening Resumes – Are you an Inclusive or Exclusive Recruiter?

I was speaking with a wise and knowledgeable colleague the other day who brought to my attention a major flaw with how most of us screen resumes and in turn recruit.   Most of us go through the screening process looking at “who can I eliminate from contention for the job” (a negative mindset) rather than approaching the responsibility with “what does this person offer that can really bring value to the job” (a positive mindset).

There are three important reasons for us to be aware of…

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Added by Kelly on January 20, 2011 at 10:38pm — 10 Comments

LinkedIn Concept

I'll give kudos where kudos are due. LinkedIn was a pretty nifty idea. It negated all the Myspace and Facebook triviality and packaged up something that resembled an interactive resume. Not bad. 

 

Recruiters gone wild! People just giving out content that is usually discovered by means of an internet scouring fest? Jockpot.

 

Well... now LinkedIn is trying to play jackpot. They invited us into their site, pampered us a little, spoiled us a bit. Little did…

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Added by Justin McMillin on January 21, 2011 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Recruiter Thesaurus

Congratulations new Recruiters! The market has picked up and so has the demand for fresh meat new recruiters. You have a lot to learn! Being a new recruiter is exciting and at times can be scary frightening. So here is a little list to get you oriented as you begin your new recruiting career

 

Talent Management System = Applicant tracking systems (AKA “black hole”)

 

Boolean Search Strings = Sacred secrets among nerdy…

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Added by Michael Glenn on January 21, 2011 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments

Top 10 most popular UK recruitment groups on LinkedIn

With the UK recruitment sector showing signs of recovery there’s never been a better time to mingle.  Sharing thoughts with peers is both invigorating and educational, all the while adding important values to your personal…

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Added by Simon Lewis on January 20, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Competitor Insight – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Here’s your latest peek into the job titles your competition is currently seeking.

Our data comes from 14,793 staffing and recruiting firms, from which, we’ve listed the top 25 candidates being sought and the number of jobs posted for each in the past 60 days. In addition, we’ve included the increase or decrease in demand compared to the same 60-day period last year.

Data:…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on January 19, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Stuff that has nothing to do with me.

 

 

Cultivating Leadership

Stories about flash in the pan social media companies.

Most everything related to the Employment Industry outside of the USA.

How much Facebook is allegedly worth.

College recruiting.

Whatever TED is.

The demise of MySpace.

Any and all news about iPads or iPhones.  I use neither.

Reasons my company can NOT ignore Social Media.

Increasing Employee Retention.

Google…

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Added by Jerry Albright on January 18, 2011 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Computer says 'no'. Or, why technology is destroying creativity

Browsing Twitter recently I came across a pretty senior level role for a prominent UK organisation. Nothing unusual there. But, upon reading through the job advertisement it soon became apparent that no thought whatsoever had gone into its make-up. Indeed, this job post was over 200 lines long and consisted purely of dull cut and pasted content taken straight from a job description.

I decided to ask the advertiser why, as a leading light in their field, they saw fit to post such a…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on January 17, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Is Common Courtesy a Bother?

How many times have you posted a resume to a job that you thought was perfect for you? I know I have quite a few times. You get that little sense of satisfaction and walk around with a smile the entire day because you are certain that they will consider you. As the week progresses a timeline of emotions ensues:

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Added by Michael Stoyanoff on January 17, 2011 at 10:38am — 25 Comments

I had a Dream

I know - very original title on the Friday before MLK day, but at least I’m current! Usually I try to write about something that touches me or inspires me that is related to recruiting. This week, ESPN did a story on Dr. King and how “whites and blacks” agree and disagree on various race issues in sports. I tried to find it on youtube to post it here for you and was unsuccessful. I get the feeling, knowing ESPN, that they’ll show it again so hopefully you get an opportunity to see the…

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Added by David Jacks on January 14, 2011 at 10:34am — 5 Comments

Hire for Attitude, Train for Skills

It’s not a new saying, but whenever it’s used now everyone instantly agrees, it should be a resourcing mantra, particularly in tougher times.

As recruiters we spend most of our time looking for people with a skillset, with a historical CV that ticks the boxes that clients want.

It’s changing.

Job description tick lists are no good, because you will rarely find the people who tick every box, and if you do there is no guarantee that they will succeed.

Past…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 13, 2011 at 6:55pm — 26 Comments

People Are Not Widgets/Resources or Capital, They are INDESPENSIBLE

Okay.  So this particular topic has been itching to get out and it has been driving me nuts.  Quite frankly, I just can't stand it when I hear people being referred to as Resources, Capital, or anything other than a Human.  Does that not bother anyone in staffing.  I mean come on now.  We are looking for people to fill a project or two, or a long term career interest, and a marriage of two happy customers in a business relationship.  We aren't talking about a piece of equipment here…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 13, 2011 at 4:36am — 11 Comments

What hiring managers & recruiters miss

When I was in transition, I spoke with plenty of recruiters. Most of them had a job description in hand and would look for a mirror image of that job description on a resume. It was easy to see that if there was one bullet on the job description that wasn't listed on the resume, the conversation stopped. I want to know why recruiters treat intelligent people like they're incapable of learning? Learning is ongoing for professional people and let's face it, the Internet provides an amazing… Continue

Added by Kimberly Roden on January 13, 2011 at 8:59am — 17 Comments

What do you think about splits?

Seems there are some people absolutely dead set against splits.  Others owe their success to incorporating them as a key part of their business.

 

I for one am a strong advocate of working with other recruiters.  In fact I consider my network of trusted split partners to be quite an advantage over my competitors.


What do you think? 

Added by Jerry Albright on January 12, 2011 at 2:40pm — 33 Comments

The Fundamentals of Great Leadership.



 was re -reading the fabulous book “ The Leadership Challenge” by Kouzes and Posner. Found it accidentally when I was clearing our basement! It was written some time ago.…

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Added by Peter Lanc on January 9, 2011 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

Great Minds Think...Differently!

“Great minds think alike.” We’ve all heard this phrase before.  It typically warrants saying when someone has an idea that you were already thinking about.  “Great minds think alike, huh Kirk?”  Think about that for a moment.  If all great minds thought alike, where would we be?  If… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on January 11, 2011 at 8:49am — 10 Comments

A January Unlike Any Other - 2011 - The Year of Recruiting Success's Brightest Beacon

The time has come.  It will be a year unlike any I have seen in my life to date.  So full of hope, so full of promise, and with an incredible amount of opportunity.  This picture shows one of my favorite places in San Jose.  Belgatos Park.  It is here on a hill before you reach a San Jose Mountain known as Mt. Umuhnum, you can…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 9, 2011 at 3:54am — No Comments

Do You Believe in a Glass Ceiling?

I am not sure one exists.  I do know that there is a shortage of female C level executives.  We recently hosted an IFRS update luncheon for CFOs and sent an invitation to every CFO of a publicly traded company in the Boston area and I only came up with 1 female CFO out of 70. 

glass ceiling

Is it a “glass ceiling” or something else?

I believe it is something else or maybe a combination of these 2 observations...

1)  Women…

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Added by Saundra Lee on January 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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