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MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Popularized by "mad men" marketing wonks in days gone by, "must be present to win" is the tag line you've heard a thousand times in contest rules. Face it, no one is going to hand you the keys to the pretty sports car in the window based on you scribbling your name on the equivalent of a cocktail napkin - you have to be there when the drawing is conducted with legitimate identification at the ready. With the evolution of online media, being "present" has taken on new meaning. With the a few… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on January 28, 2010 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting Going Mobile in 2010

She who texts the fastest WINS!! OK, not really, but to be on the forefront of recruiting, mobile is where it's at. Think about this... In the month of January alone, I have sent 6,272 SMS messages. These messages served a variety of purposes. They were to friends, family, charities for donations, etc. I accomplish my main personal communications all through text. I am not saying that everyone is using text as much or even half as much, but you cannot deny it continues to grow. My son… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

It’s amazing what you can uncover when you visit customers.

Today I was dismayed reading a twitter feed from a recruiter boasting that she had managed to talk her way out of meeting with a client who wanted a face-to-face with her. When I queried her she went on to boast that with technology she no longer had to even visit clients.



I have been in sales for most of my career. I first learned to sell with Pitney Bowes PLC in the UK, a truly excellent and professional sales environment that gave me a grounding and a sales ability that has… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on January 28, 2010 at 4:42am — 7 Comments

Building Networks

Great recruiting goes far beyond referral programs. The most effective recruiters build on their personal connections and create a talent network. A talent network or “connectors” are a web of motivated people who know potential candidates and can bring those candidates to you. Below are a few ways develop your network:



  • Focus on developing a talent network rather than a talent pool.
  • Use your…
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Added by Jenn Francine on January 27, 2010 at 6:26pm — 3 Comments

Personal Brand: What's on your chalkboard?

Twitter: @BenjaminMcCall

Website: http://ReThinkHR.org



When I was in College obtaining my first degree I worked with students. I was a Diversity Advocate and later became a Resident Assistant and Residence Life Coordinator within the dormitories of the university. This was probably the subconscious start to my career within HR and Learning… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 27, 2010 at 12:03am — 5 Comments

Truth Be Told...

Aesop and Son I've been meaning to touch on this topic for a few months now - and I was just never able to find a gentle way to kick it off. I haven't been able to find a funny analogy or humorous quip to kick off an article that hits on such an important topic. And the more I thought about how I should start a talk about ethics in the workplace or within our industry the more I just kept coming… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Tomorrowland Blog

Next week, I head out to mainland China, then Thailand. Then Cate's going to Cairo and Sharm-el-Sheikh. Then I'll go to Dubai and Mumbai.



Want to come? Awesome!

Just follow this space.



Every day, I'll send postcards from tomorrow from wherever I am. I'll send pictures. Maybe videos. I'll keep it light, lively and interesting.



And that's easy to do. You may think of… Continue

Added by David Kippen on January 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?

Twitter, Xing, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.......there is no escaping the continuing dominance of social media in the press. Just as you think you have got your head around it all, someone invites you to connect with them on the next big social networking platform. The question is, just how important is social media to the recruitment industry?



I must start with a confession. I am a big fan of social networking and Web 2.0 platforms and whilst the debate as to whether social media can… Continue

Added by Gary Melton on January 26, 2010 at 11:05am — 6 Comments

Using Social Media to Qualify Instead of Disqualify Candidates

As mentioned in an earlier post, Social Media sites should be used in the character reference portion of the background checking phase once you have narrowed down your top 10 or 3 candidates for the position. Avoid using these sites as the only verifying source for your candidate's skills, education and abilities. This would be a smart choice.



Don't Do This Yet



If you are still a little uncertain about using social media, then give yourself a little time to adjust, because… Continue

Added by Yonica Squires-Pimentel on January 25, 2010 at 10:41pm — 1 Comment

Picture worth a thousand words? LinkedIn thread debates for diversity

Should Minorities, Women and Seasoned (older) Workers post their picture on LinkedIN? This question on LinkedIn posted by Derrick Douglas MBA got 118 comments! Wow I am amazed at the perceptions and believe there is an obvious disconnect. One of my favorite activites working with companies is to identify chinks in their corporate armor in terms of Diversity Recruitment. This is where we look at the difference between what we say we value and how we show that. These comments generally ran in… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on January 25, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Managing the 2-job employee

The era of the two-job employee (let us call him “Sam”) has emerged as a result of the global recession. Sam is a new breed who developed entrepreneurial survival skills to battle the recession, and learned how find and keep a second job.



You, the employer, do not need to be too alarmed if Sam takes on a second job as a baker, or a mechanic, because this would require Sam to be physically present at that location. However the situation is more complicated if Sam takes on a second job… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 24, 2010 at 3:12am — 4 Comments

How Does the Boss Tweet?

I really can't help it. I am a business owner with many internal employees as well as thousands of contractors and I blog, Tweet and, yes, Foursquare. While I try to avoid religion, politics and friends' most embarassing moments; I get personal and real and try to do onto others…



I struggle over this terrain. Using my weekend as an example, I enjoyed self-respect this morning in that I had governed myself by not publicizing attendance at Forty Deuce's Burlesque Cafe Was in West… Continue

Added by Diane Prince Johnston on January 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Dry Powder Job Market (Part 2)

In Part 1 of "It's a Dry Powder Market," I introduced the dry powder theory. The dry powder theory is an investment term used to describe tactics investors employ during an economic recession where they maintain a very liquid amount of assets that are quickly… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 25, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Death of Cheezhead

I've recently noticed the Cheezhead and HRSEO domains are redirecting to Jobing.



You might ask.. So what?



Well for those of you who compete with Jobing, all of the back links (aka Google Juice) your blog or site was giving Cheezhead and HRSEO are now providing the "CheezJuice" to Jobing, resulting in a healthy heaping helping of "… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on January 25, 2010 at 8:56am — 6 Comments

Looking ahead to TruLondon II and TruSource in London

Wow, less than 4 weeks to go and the Bill Boorman phenomena takes on its latest iteration with TruLondon II and TruSource.



Inspired by RecruitFest in Toronto last year, Bill has grasped the Unconference model with both hands and taken it into places and worlds unknown. We have all gratefully jumped on board, giving us a chance to share… Continue

Added by Alan Whitford on January 23, 2010 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

Big 3 Recruiting Mistakes – Continued

I have received a lot of feedback on my post about recruiting mistakes personally and on Recruitingblogs .com. so why not continue the thought!



Reputation is HUGE, especially now with social networking and immediate feedback. People talk, especially when they feel like they have been treated unfairly.



Your reputation is a consideration at every level of your business. Here are some areas you may not have thought of:

How you advertise your positions. Are you targeting… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 21, 2010 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

There's Always Next Time

Well, I’m not sure how many of these sports analogy blogs I’ll be doing since my Packers lost to Arizona but there’s a good lesson here so I’ll take the opportunity while I can.



Like playoff fever, it’s natural for a candidate to be excited about a position as she’s going through the interview process and each round brings more and more excitement because naturally, the goals seems to be getting closer. And it really is a competition since one blown interview means “one and done” in… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on January 22, 2010 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Manage by Rate? Manage by Margin? It's a confusing world out there ...

In the past few years, I've seen the increasing trend of Corporate HR and Procurement departments paying attending to their contractor spend.



Back in the good old days, when a hiring freeze was put in that generally meant a wealth of need for contractors .. after all, the work has to get done right? It seemed like the wild west when I first got into the business .. companies just wanted a body in a chair, and didn't get too concerned about how much money they were being charged… Continue

Added by Lisa Howarth on January 24, 2010 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Would you recruit someone with a visible tattoo?

Tattoo at work

Within the workplace, there is still - I believe - one subject that creates very strong opinions and pre-conception discrimination when it comes to new colleagues and even worse prospective employees... and that is tattoos.

Tattoos used to be considered taboo, connected to…

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Added by Andy Headworth on January 22, 2010 at 9:06am — 3 Comments

Nice Legs

I like nice legs. We are in the midst of a little rally in the recruiting business and I hope this one has the legs to keep going for a while. Job orders are flowing in at a little better pace. The interview process in most cases is moving along a little more quickly, and our pipeline of deals looks better than it has in a long time. So this feels pretty good and many people will be tempted to call it a recovery. Recession over.



I don’t think I can buy that scenario. In the post… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on January 21, 2010 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

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