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Honesty, Integrity, Compassion, Respect.



It's what we look for in a recruiter. Someone who is going to help in the job hunt, coach on how to get through the interview process, and provide all the…

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Added by Laura Vezer on February 17, 2010 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

Giving up the lottery job

After a long conversation with an established Account Executive this morning, my brain started thinking in overdrive. Why on earth would a successful sales executive want to leave a position with a top tier company when she has met quota quarter after quarter, year after…

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Added by Sharon Alderson on February 19, 2010 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

Stand Down, Tiger...



This morning at 10am, Tiger Woods will hold a press conference from that beautiful course that is TPC Sawgrass. (have I mentioned I'm a huge golf fan?) I frequent his official website from time to time and while… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 19, 2010 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Recruit or not to recruit...that is the question!

You own a small business or you help manage one. You feel responsible for the lives of the people who work for you and you think the market is going to pick up at some point in the next year. Maybe an “extra” sales person would help your business grow. Maybe you have the right sales people, but they are starting to get busy…

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Added by Travis Furlow on February 18, 2010 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

What Matters Most?

I’ve been reviewing my posts the past few weeks, and I realized they’ve revolved around my blogtalkradio show,…

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Added by Margo Rose on February 16, 2010 at 1:01am — 4 Comments

My Letter to Gen X & Boomers: The Debate is about Expectations, not Respect

I’ve been writing, blogging and speaking on Gen Y issues since 2006 when ERE gave me a…

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Added by Sarah White on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Buzz Off!.. No, On. Uhm, Off.

buzz Okay, so we've had Google Buzz for what boils down to a week now. And we've heard phrases like "what Wave should have been" or "the Twitter killer" or "the best thing in my Inbox." But on day 7 I think I'm going to assign my own analogy to… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Generation Bowie – the original flexible workforce?

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it” (George Orwell)

“Talking ’bout my generation” (Pete Townsend, 1964)

‘Trying to forget your generation/I say your generation don’t mean a thing to me’ (Billy Idol, 1977)

I’m reading a lot of blogs lately concerning generational demographics, particularly looking at how the attitudes of…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 16, 2010 at 5:13pm — 1 Comment

GPS for Recruiting Passive Candidates

Recruiting activities have been slow as of late and like most of my clients, I have become more focused on my own operating budget. Now that I have fully accepted that cost consciousness is the new normal, I’ve done my part and have successfully completed my personal and corporate tax returns. That’s right, I did it all by myself!…

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Added by Ken Forrester on February 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Guess what? Candidates are customers too!

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Added by Greg Savage on February 16, 2010 at 6:10pm — 4 Comments

Job clouds, job boards, and the job seeker

Matt Alder published a fascinating piece last week about ‘job clouds’ and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those “I wish I had written that!” moments for me, to be honest.



In brief, he posits the creation of a ‘job cloud’ created by multiple employer Twitter feeds of their jobs. This cloud would be much larger than any individual existing… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

5 Guiding Principles for a Modern Recruitment Business

I love working as part of the Stopgap Group, not least because it’s a values driven business that places the welfare of its people and the quality of service given to clients and candidates at the very top of its priorities. Consultants have always been rewarded on feedback – since the day the business was launched 17 years ago – and we always look for consultants with who have compassion, a real interest in people and a…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 11, 2010 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

No rocket science in salary negotiations

How much? There is no easy answer for this question but the best way to address is it is to understand a company’s typical thought process. Regardless of what companies…

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Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 11, 2010 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

What is your "Key to Happiness"

This past week I watched Disney/Pixar’s movie - UP. If you have not seen it then you are missing a telling tale of what it means to come to what you think is the apex of your life, only to find out you have more life to live and more life to give.



It made me think to a few years back when I came across a short video called “The Key to Happiness.” It is only a 2 1/2 minute animation but it tells so much of the work of… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on February 9, 2010 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

6 Timesaving Social Media Tools for Business

Time management is something that most of us struggled with long before social media. As we become more involved in the world of social media and the see the importance of building personal business relationships, managing your time both inside the social media space and outside as a business professional and human being becomes ever more important.



Once a month I host a free teleseminar where I discuss a topic related to social media. This month, I discussed “How to Manage… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on February 9, 2010 at 12:57pm — 3 Comments

Making Interviews Great ~ 5 Tips

The competition for jobs is fierce right now. Companies and law firms everywhere have been downsizing resulting in good people looking to find a new job. Reports abound of companies being overwhelmed with hundreds of resumes instantly after positing one available position. Making it through the resume screening process is the first daunting step, followed by the all anxiety-producing interview.



Whether or not the interview is the most appropriate way to assess a candidate’s ability to… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on February 11, 2010 at 3:06pm — 7 Comments

Integrity. It’s a bit like virginity. Either you have it…or you don’t!

For all my blog posts please visit 'The Savage Truth'



I have been in business a long time. And all of that time has been in the rough and tumble world of recruitment and staffing. Having worked as a recruiter, manager, and owner of recruitment businesses all over the world, I have seen my share of dubious business practices. Indeed I have, sadly, been witness to many instances of outrageously deceitful and unethical behavior.… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2010 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Psychology of a Counter Offer – The Trust Issue

We have looked at two different angles of how accepting a counter offer can change or limit your relationship with your current employer. I am now going to try and explain the employer perspective.



So after you bring your new offer to your current employers and they frantically piece together a counter offer, here is how the next few weeks play out in their head.



Stage 1 – Relief

They are happy and relieved that they have averted losing one of their top people. Whoa,… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 10, 2010 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Get Primal With Your Recruiting Instinct

How to Successfully Use That Instinct



Have you ever interviewed a candidate and in the back of your mind…

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Added by Jenn Francine on February 10, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

The Ugly Truth Why Recruiters Are Horrible At Finding Work.

You know what? Recruiters suck at finding themselves work. We give out great job hunting advice to complete strangers but the ugly truth is that we struggle finding a job too.



Every time I tell somebody I’m a Recruiter, they want help finding a job. And there I am with arms crossed listening attentively while they prattle about job prospecting hardships.



Yet, the sick sad reality if I lost my job, I’d do the same thing every unemployed Tom, Dick and…

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Added by Michael Glenn on February 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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