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So, you want to be a recruiter?



Good question, but what sort of recruiter do you want to be?

Much has been written this year about the failings of the recruitment industry.

Many have tried to put a positive spin on this.

But in reality it’s not the industry itself, but management within the industry.



There has been, for many years a universal expectation within the industry that for recruitment consultants to succeed they must be highly skilled salespeople, be able to account manage clients and…

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Added by Michael Webb on June 13, 2011 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

15 reasons why ‘exclusivity’ is in your clients’ best interests

I have written before on the farcical chaos that results when recruiting clients engage multiple recruiters to work on the same job order. And I have offered advice on how a recruiter should sell exclusivity to…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 13, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Killing Your Comfort Zone

My palms were not the only thing sweating as I came in for only my third landing as a student pilot. It was after this moment that I acknowledged how much out of my comfort zone I was by taking on the challenge of learning to pilot a Cessna Skyhawk. “Why am I doing this,” I had to ask myself? Because many of the great things in my life have come as a result of pushing myself out of my comfort zone.



As an executive, leader, salesperson, or staff member, you have the opportunity to… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on June 13, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Hiring Demand for Recruiters Continues to Grow Despite Recent Employment Reports

Although the pace of US job growth appears to be slowing for most sectors, hiring demand for recruiters by corporate HR departments and staffing agencies has boomed this year, up 64% since January. On a year-over-year basis, demand was up 36% over May 2010, with over 10,100 new job ads posted. Hiring by direct employers made up the bulk of this activity, with over 6,600 ads or 66% of overall demand. Demand by direct employers has also increased at a faster pace, up 44% over May 2010 vs. a…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 9, 2011 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Robots Lure Kids To ManufacturingRobots Lure Kids To Manufacturing

The National Tooling and Machining Association is using Robots to make engineering and manufacturing jobs look cool to kids and young adults.

A recent article by NPR called Robot Wars Prepare Kids For…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 8, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

May Unemployment Numbers Still Suck!

I am, like most CEO’s and entrepreneurs, optimistic by nature. But the recently released May unemployment statistics tested my propensity to be cheerful.

Here are the key numbers from the …

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Added by Tim Giehll on June 8, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Don’t Act Your Age – Act 90!

I spotted an article last week by OC Register columnist (and frequent writer on aging well) Jane Glenn Haas entitled Tips for keeping your mind, body engaged.  Haas points out… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on June 8, 2011 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

An Unconventional Hiring Story

Below is my newest recruiting contribution on our Groupon Blog, about a somewhat non-traditional and unconventional candidate journey to fulltime employment here. Feel free to comment and to add your own stories about "outside-the-box" (cliche alert!) hiring!
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From Job Fair to Job Offer…

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Added by Dustin Carper on June 8, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

End of an Era

 

I'm not sure "saddened" is the right word, however I was moved the other day when I saw that Jason Davis had decided to pull the plug on his involvement with Recruitingblogs.com.

 

The institution in Recruiting circles, OK my Recruiting circles that is Recruitingblogs has done…

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Added by Dan Nuroo on June 8, 2011 at 10:49am — 4 Comments

Illinois To Deny Workers Comp to Those Who Fail Drug and Alcohol Testing

Illinois has decided to make Workers Compensation benefits more difficult for those  who may be inebriated on the job.  The state has passed the "Presumptive Denial Law."  Which means if you test positive for drugs or alcohol  you are denied your workers compensation benefits.  The State's Governor is expected to sign this legislation, which would take effect September 1st.

According to the new statute,  it must be demonstrated that intoxication is indeed the "proximate cause" of the…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on June 7, 2011 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

Ban this sick filth now!



I couldn't help notice the controversy over Geoff Webb's posting of that picture of Fergie and then I saw that RBC is not the only media outlet having these kinds of problems.



Here is a posting from the Hurry Up Harry blog about much the same thing:

 

Readers looking for some quick titillation in the…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on June 7, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Life, Unplugged





In this fast-paced world, we’re all connected 24/7/365.  We have Google,  iPhones, Skype and many other devices that make our lives easier.  But, do they really make things easier or is all this connectivity causing more complexity in our lives?  This Sunday, my wife and I attended church service while we were home visiting family.  The pastor asked the very question above.  Is technology causing… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on June 7, 2011 at 10:02am — 5 Comments

Occupational Therapists - A Talent Shortage

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced their Employment Situation Summary for May.  Although job growth was lower than expected, they did point out 3 areas that were up: Healthcare, Mining and Professional and Business Services.

 

The U.S. Healthcare sector has seen consistent job growth during both good and bad employment times.  Over the past 120 days, recruiting…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 7, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

5 Ways A Recruiter Can Improve Their Interview Technique

Last week I had a very interesting debate with Hung Lee of Wise_Man_Say regarding the relevance of face-to-face interviews as a credible assessment tool in the selection processes of today.

 

One of Hung’s arguments is that, for…

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Added by Ben on June 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

The Next Generation Job Listing

When it comes to introducing new products in the online recruiting space, innovation is an over used word. I’ve seen too many press releases that claim to be the “be all, end all” tool that you need. It’s now just a word with hollow meaning.



So I won’t be using it to describe JobSpeek, my new mobile…

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Added by Chris Russell on June 7, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Recruiters, at last! Social Media for dummies

They call it ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’, and some might quibble at the word ‘social’ because a lot of it can be done alone, from the confines of a darkened room.

And most recruiters don’t have the faintest clue how to get the best out of the…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 6, 2011 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Recruiters are Lazy?!

I want to be clear - as a recruiter and veteran in the HR/Recruiting field for almost 18 years, I like to think I know how to recognize a good thing when it relates to job seekers and candidate engagement. Heck, trying to find better and sustainable ways to connect talent to big recruiting teams is something I've been passionate about for years.  So it should be no mystery that I'm certainly interested in features or updates like the one recently at…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Social Media is a fad...

...maybe.  Certainly the phrase is.  Ok I hear ya about the evangelism and all the hype, but that happens whenever you have a new thing on the block of any magnitude.  Over time it dies off and we get to making the most of the opportunity.  I've been around long enough to know, and the Internet was the last time we had such frothing at the mouth.

Back then people argued the toss over…

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Added by Gareth Jones on June 3, 2011 at 3:27pm — 8 Comments

Women Now Outnumber Men In The Workforce – What Does This Mean for Our Future?

In February 2010, The New York Times reported that, for the first time in recorded history, women outnumbered men on the nation’s payrolls.

What does this mean for the American workforce?

Unfortunately, women’s ascendance in the workplace is partially related to the recent recession. More men work in industries hit harder by the recession, such as financial services, manufacturing and construction. Women tend to predominate in industries such as education and…

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Added by Tim Giehll on June 2, 2011 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

Looking for an IT Project Manager in the Mid-Atlantic? Try DC or Baltimore.

As employers increase spending on IT projects, IT project managers are high up on their list of talent to add quickly. In the past 30 days, employers posted more than 18,700 job ads for IT project managers, a 25% increase over the same time frame last year.

 

Of the top 25 locations where employers are looking for this IT talent, six are located in the Mid-Atlantic region. But where are employers having difficulties sourcing project managers, and where is there an adequate…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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