I’m sure somewhere along the way you have been asked to take a personality test for a prospective employer. I especially love the Myers-Briggs personality test. Each time I take it, I hope the results will change to show that I am beginning to rely on facts instead of intuition - but I guess that is just who I am.
The original developers of Myers-Briggs created it during World War II. They believed that knowledge of personality preferences would help women who were entering the…
Added by Lori Fenstermaker on June 23, 2010 at 11:52am —
In recruiters' rush to take advantage of the social media phenomenon, the power of email may have been overlooked. In fact, in a number of business studies conducted during the past year, email has been found to convert more prospects to customers than social media efforts alone.
Recruiters have traditionally relied upon email to market themselves, their services, and their job orders to candidates and companies . . . long before social media sites like LinkedIn and… Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on June 22, 2010 at 11:30am —
Forget James Taylor – I love traffic jam.
Don’t care what highway or parkway, and I’ll tell you why….
As a kid with a parent in the recruitment business, I learned at a young age that there were many non-conventional ways to get a feel for
which way a job market, or economy for that matter is heading. Some people look at how full Trucks… Continue
Added by Matt J Peter on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and
technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.
Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in… Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm —
If I wasn’t already excited about the potential for 2010 to be a better year, the start of February cemented it. Three mega-deals were announced the first week of February by Monster, Manpower and Spherion,respectively.
Details on each here:
Added by Shannon Russo on June 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
After watching part of the congressional hearing during which the CEO of BP became a piñata for the posturing , lynch party of our illustrious representatives, I have come to a great realization. We, the American public, you and I Bubba, us folks, have made a giant hiring mistake of the… Continue
Added by Sandra McCartt on June 22, 2010 at 1:01pm —
(As frustration morphs into Monthy Python-esque borderline lunacy - our frustrated Human Resources professional has come up with some solutions. A user tax shall we say on Job Boards, a national effort amongst Human Resources professional to coordinate? Sounds ok, but when frustration bubbles over - sometimes you gotta laugh)
In addition to finding clever ways to chastise the unqualified applicant, I propose we begin to hold the job… Continue
Added by Matt J Peter on June 22, 2010 at 2:16pm —
Do you use search engines to look for resumes on the Internet? Do you use exclusions such as "-jobs" or "-submit"?
If you do. Stop it.
Read on and I'll tell you why.
First a story about Easter hams.
To understand what I am going to say about searching for resumes, you will need to be in the right frame of mind. Here we go...
A little girl was closely watching her mother prepare the Easter Ham. She was… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on June 22, 2010 at 11:32pm —
We all reiterate to ourselves the importance of optimizing our job efficiency; but it’s always a lot easier said than done. Such a vague demand on ourselves often falls outside of our work comfort zone. Why is that? Well, usually, we all work the best we can; for if we did not already, we would know exactly what needed to be done to increase efficiency. As such, the idea of improving efficiency can be a bit intimidating and stress-inducing. I think the solution is basic and… Continue
Added by Karen Bucks on June 22, 2010 at 11:15am —
One of the main concerns about using social media for recruiting is that employees utilizing these tools will take actions that will damage the employment brand of the company. While this is certainly possible, there is also the potential for damage to be done using the telephone, email, or in-person. Perhaps, it is the ever presence of the web or the publicity that well-known brand gaffes have received that is leading to an overabundance of caution when determining how to use these new… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 22, 2010 at 9:56am —
The recruitment industry is highly fragmented. There are about 20 major players accounting for almost 25% of revenues generated and the remainder of the sector is divided between several thousand smaller consultancies.
In the same way that candidates fight for jobs, agencies are fighting for contracts. How can agencies differentiate from the competition?
I was having the discussion with a consultant this week who identified a strong factor that had resulted in their agency… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on June 22, 2010 at 1:17am —
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Most of us are told that recruitment is a sales job. And it is.
But the truth of… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on June 22, 2010 at 5:06am —
In my previous blog, I indicated that there would be a series of blogs discussing mapping out your job search in order to navigate to the next destination in your career. This was a result of being asked Continue
by some of my former colleagues and employees at Lynx Aviation and
Frontier Airlines who want to know what they should be doing as they
face the uncertainty ahead in their job search. This is the second in
a series, which will address steps for those who face job…
Added by Gary Hamrick on June 22, 2010 at 12:56am —
When the hiring manager at one of your clients informs you that unemployed candidates will no longer be considered for their job openings, the best question you can ask them is also the simplest:
It's not the only question, by any stretch of the imagination, but just like any objection, it must be overcome by finding out the true reason for the objection. Once you find that reason--and are able… Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on June 21, 2010 at 10:57am —
Another Industry Radar
article that tickled my reality bone, Managers Behaving Badly: Five Killer Results
. How do these relate to hiring managers? Hmm...let's see:
Cargo Cult Management
It’s a classic - you see a successful practice at another company and copy it. To a “tee.” It’s the same thing that happened when Jack Welch… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on July 2, 2008 at 2:55pm —
Prior to starting Hamrick & Associates, I was the Director of Human Resources for a company that will be closing their doors in September of this year. Unfortunately, this company closing is not a unique situation but is representative of our nation’s economic conditions. I have been asked by some of my former colleagues and employees what they should be doing as they face the uncertainty ahead in their job search. Over the next few blogs I will be addressing:
1) steps for those… Continue
Added by Gary Hamrick on June 18, 2010 at 3:09pm —
As surprising as this might be, prospective candidates that engage with your employment brand are not always ready to apply the moment they become aware of available employment opportunities. Think about the candidates that find your career site using an iPad or iPhone. Yet, many employers force candidates to make an application decision. This can either lead to a rushed application in an attempt to signal interest or an abandoned/incomplete application because the candidate is not prepared… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 18, 2010 at 10:11am —
As I stated in my previous blog post, it's becoming more and more difficult to place the unemployed. Some companies are omitting them from the job search process, sight unseen, to the point where they're telling job seekers not to apply in their job posting and… Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on June 17, 2010 at 11:59am —
Social networking is going to die. This article is about how it will happen.
The focus for this article will be business social networking. If you are worried…
Added by Donato Diorio on June 17, 2010 at 4:39pm —
One of the obligations of socially-conscious professionals is to “give back” to the community –
mentorships, presentations, cash, etc. Not that it is a heavy burden and I do what I can. Recently, I agreed to sit in on a focus group of HR professionals to strategize ways of attracting a diverse workforce to the
city, and our respective organizations. Our economic development group is very helpful to local companies with the problems they face and this is one of the ways they bring… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm —