Remember the quaint old days when it was considered a risky proposition to work from home, given the limitations of technology back in the day? Now, with smart phones, the Internet, video conferencing and widespread acceptance of the work-at-home model, it’s not only entirely possible to operate a successful home business, it’s becoming the way…Continue
I have been thinking lately and I was wondering if people still have dreams of all the things that they wanted to do or be when they grow up? It seems like people just happens to do the things that they encountered or by chance. I still have dreams of writing a novel, being able to buy lots of people gifts (I love shopping!) having a british short hair kitten, having a motorcycle, having a big hobby room, and the list is too long for this blog.
After reviewing the list of my…Continue
One of my biggest concerns for job seekers around the world is the gap that is opening up between the unemployed and the minimum requirements that surround the jobs that are about. The general global trend seems to be for rising open vacancies, that’s great news. The bad news is that the level of unemployment continues to grow. Not quite at the same rate, but the figures are going up just the same.
What this tells me is that the jobs that are coming…
The jury has spoken!
Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers:
The loud talkers,
The Open Mouth Chewer
The Blame Shifter
The Cubicle Ninja
The Rude co-worker
What does your hiring process say about your company?
We talk about culture, employer brands and employee brands...we talk about social recruiting, attraction strategies, talent
pipelines and puddles...but what of the process in between?
You can find the talent and onboard the talent but in between you have the hiring process itself...it’s often said ‘you can tell a lot about a…Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on May 13, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Its not often I experience a first these days – I am after all the wrong side of 40! However, yesterday I was stunned into silence (This does not happen very often with me!) At our weekly ops meeting my colleague wanted to read out an email she had received from a client with whom we are on formal preferred supplier arrangement, regarding fees.
I have to confess that the prospect of listening to yet another set of excuses for driving down the…Continue
For as long as I've been a recruiter (and probably even longer than that) there has been a methodology perpetuated among recruiters that 'passive' candidates are somehow better than 'active' candidates. The truth is, neither of these talent pools is very desirable. At least, not nearly as desirable as an 'Active Passive' candidate.
What's an 'Active Passive' candidate?
This is a candidate who is probably happy in their job but for the sake of making…Continue
After working on a website re-design and some client marketing materials with freelancers over the last few weeks, I’ve begun to realize how important communication is to my ultimate satisfaction with just about anything. When communication is bad, I’m nearly never…Continue
Many CEOs claim to have exceptional intuition about hiring for their executive team. “I know in my gut if someone will be a fit,” they say. Much like the stories of gamblers, who will brag about their winnings (but not tell you about their losses), you only hear about the successful hires.
Too many executive candidates today are good salespeople. They know how to create a good first impression, and hit the CEO directly in the gut with their personality, and win the job offer. A…
Requirements intensive (i.e., laundry list format) job ads serve no purpose other than to undermine your recruiting…Continue
Well mine does, sometimes!
I’ve always had a tough time being succinct. Blame it on being a detail oriented, “transparent with the client”; hate to leave out anything Ms. Perfectionist”. My boss’s boss likes to say my middle name is “one hundred percent”. (Actually I quite like that though am not sure who’s getting the last laugh here) And, on the other hand, one of my managers says I write too much aka The…Continue
Have you ever heard the following?
My sales reps can’t sell. They don’t prospect for new business. They can’t close. They don’t seem motivated to earn more money.
When I hear these comments from business owners, I ask 3 simple questions.
1) Do you have the right sales people?
2) Do you provide the right sales training?
3) Do you have the right sales management?
It takes all three…Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on May 10, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Added by Sean Ryan on May 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I’m 40 years old. Female. A Scorpio. 5’ 4.5” (yes, I included the ½ inch) and weigh 116 pounds. No, this is not a personal advertisement. I love a dog’s soft tender underbelly, extra dark chocolate, cherry red scarves, stick shift convertibles, sauvignon blanc on the beach, and Don Julio 1942 for a really good time. I donate to animal shelters, the Alzheimer’s Association and the…Continue
About 3 years ago I met with a senior HR contact who worked for a FTSE 100. An intelligent, well-rounded and high potential individual and very charming to boot. The sort of individual who rarely stays on the market, if at all, instantly being snapped up by probably any of the other blue chip organisations.
We chatted for about 90 minutes and by the end of the discussion I had drawn a very strong conclusion – that he…Continue