Figuring out when to speak up in the workplace can be tricky: maybe you were asked about something controversial and were afraid to speak about it or maybe someone wanted constructive criticism and you chose to keep to yourself instead. Do you know what you would do in situations like these? People usually don’t speak up because of fear of risk and specifically, fear of offending those above them. Employees who are afraid to speak up and communicate ideas at work may miss out on amazing… Continue
Added by SkillStorm on November 5, 2010 at 11:10am —
By Jerome Ternynck
LinkedIn kindly invited me to attend Talent Connect, their first large scale customer event hosted this week in San Francisco. Here are some of my key takeaways.
A Crowd of Innovators:
This was not just a crowd of happy customers. It was clear attendees came to learn and to help. It felt as if the…
Added by Max Luster on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Here’s a list of things that CEO’s almost never hear directly from members of their management team, although it would be useful if they could!
Added by Mark Bregman on November 1, 2010 at 1:26pm —
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to incorporate one of the season’s classics into our Movie Quote Mondays. For many “Halloween” with Jamie Lee Curtis or “Fright Night” or “Twilight” may be more in keeping with the season, but Linus in his pumpkin patch is one of my all time favorites. It’s a tossup between “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” but we will get to that in another season.
There were many who decided to do a reflection of the major… Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on November 1, 2010 at 10:03am —
David Als, Talent Attraction Strategist at Human Capital Management Solutions, reached out to me to talk briefly about the challenges of integrating Social Media into a recruitment strategy. It was terrific to be able to touch base with David before the upcoming… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 30, 2010 at 9:40am —
Client: No I never heard of Linkedin – What is it exactly? How do you spell that?…
Added by Amos on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am —
Added by Peter Lanc on October 27, 2010 at 5:30pm —
So here's the story. Last week I met a candidate who really impressed me - not only with his day-to-day skill set but with the person he is. He's an Eagle Scout, does mission trips (5 of them so far), sings TO ENTERTAIN THE OLD FOLKS at retirement homes, has coached Special Olympics and more.I posted a blog about this young man here
and was quite surprised by the discussion that… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Added by Daniel J Smith on October 27, 2010 at 10:08am —
Demand is increasing for seven positions that many staffing and recruiting firms often overlook. Within the next three months, demand will outpace supply and companies will be open to help in filling these roles on a temporary, contract, or full-time basis.
Law Clerks – 609.9% (increase in demand compared to last year at this time)
Forensic Science Technicians – 211.0%
Patternmakers (Metal and Plastic) – 693.8%
Petroleum Engineers – 85.1%
Sales Engineers… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 27, 2010 at 11:30am —
I messed up. I'm a douche bag. I'm an asshole. I'm a recruiter.
***Before going any further, I should mention that you MIGHT want to be familiar with Kanye Wests' "Runaway" to understand the pop culture reference. Click here… Continue
Added by Rich DeMatteo on October 27, 2010 at 11:05am —
It’s fun bashing job boards (ok, it’s fun bashing… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 26, 2010 at 9:26am —
We had a nice long summer here in Michigan; we had a cacophony of color and flowers this year and we experienced the warmest summer in years. Flowers flourished and blossomed. We enjoyed our vibrant garden with our friends.
Autumn is upon us and it is time to think of winterizing.
The sprinkler system has been switched off. Gone are the delicate flowers and colors of summer, gone the hanging baskets overflowing with buds and hanging trails, gone the butterflies, gone the… Continue
Added by Peter Lanc on October 25, 2010 at 9:00am —
Recruiters have a number of things to juggle day in and day out in order to run a successful desk, but it is always important to not lose sight of the little things in the bigger picture. Here are just two quick examples of… Continue
Added by Noel Cocca on October 21, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I'm introducing a candidate to my client this morning. (Yes - I do have clients. In fact it was 2 days ago my phone rang with my client on the other line. We hadn't spoken in a while but he keeps my number in his cell phone and doesn't call anybody else. But that's not the topic today......
We often hear from our clients the need for "character, motivation and taking ownership" among many other somewhat vague qualifications. Typically it's hard to nail those qualities down with your… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 21, 2010 at 8:30am —
After attending RecruitFest
a couple weeks ago, one session has been echoing in my mind. It was about increasing your influence and becoming a leader, but it also offered great advice about finding your path and being happy. You've probably read articles that say, "Think about what you would you do if money didn't matter..." Well, it DOES matter for most people, so that's maybe not a helpful approach to finding a happier,… Continue
Added by Jessica Nicholas on October 20, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Continue
1. Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time.
2. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the telephone in order to "sell" but remember that the customer comes first.
3. Keep reminding them where we are in the process because this is just one of a hundred…
Added by Donald Sonn on October 20, 2010 at 3:02pm —
It doesn't matter what type of recruiter you are, corporate or agency, or even if you are a job seeker looking for work, you have to be able to know good from bad when it comes to which candidates or open positions to focus on.
Added by Craig Silverman on October 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
In my experience, I’ve found that programmers often expect people to act linearly – going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal.
People don’t usually act that way. They use nutty search terms. They randomly click on ads. They open new browser windows and forget what they were originally looking for. They fail to notice some buttons and features, yet become fixated on others.… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 19, 2010 at 9:12am —
I've come to the point where I am not sure I can successfully write this blog post without using every four-letter word in the book, but I'll try. I've had it with 3rd party recruiting partners. Flat out had it. I've never made it any secret that I understand why everyone hated me when I was a "headhunter." But the lack of accountability and professional courtesy I have experienced as of late has my head spinning and my mouth spewing profanities. (Sorry office mates.)
Against my… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on October 18, 2010 at 2:25pm —