I'm sure you've heard the a saying, "The grass isn't always greener". Does this apply to you when it comes to your career? How many times have you left a company thinking it was the right thing to do?
Maybe you left for:
- more money
- loftier title
- closer to home
- more flexibility
- better people
The problem is once you get to the new company you realize they have their own warts that you didn't see during the interview process. This blog… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 31, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Let’s admit it, a consultant’s life is not exactly stress-free. Yes, there are no routine office pressures, no back biting to manage, no office politics to deal with and no boss to breath down your neck. That makes life much better for a consultant than for regular employees. But, there is always the uncertainty of work, low work periods, delays in payments and sometimes too much work coming your way. All these can cause grief, stress and in extreme… Continue
Added by Sia Collins on August 31, 2009 at 7:00am —
From Chuck Hudgins' Blog: $ apropos
Over the course of the last few posts, I have fleshed out what I take to be the important aspects/core concepts of cloud recruiting. Two of the main points were:
Making use of social networking technology (using the same technology that makes up the cloud to connect others to the cloud)
Understanding that, in order to harness the power of free and apply… Continue
Added by Chuck Hudgins on August 28, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Many people have fallen victim to the ever fragmenting employment industry. High job board costs force companies to explore alternative avenues for advertising available positions and the scattering of jobs force job seekers to post their resume to multiple employment sites. Millions of jobs are left unfilled, millions of job seekers are left out of work, and thousands of job boards are cashing-in on the failures of both.
Overhead and value perception have created an unbalanced range… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on August 30, 2009 at 6:40pm —
Staying fluid to the changing times is as necessary as the air you breathe to support your life. Change is constant. Inclement weather to clear skies, poverty to abundance, fear to certainty, unemployed to employed, in order to remain current you need to embrace change like an old familiar friend. Remaining flexible and being confident that change is imminent whichever way the wind is blowing will help you. Go ahead and bend really, you won’t break.
Your career will take shape when… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Saying that the job market has changed is an understatement. Everyday we talk to people who have come up short using the tried and true methods of ten years ago. Meanwhile success stories continue to emerge about people tweeting their way to their dream job or being discovered on their blog. Now of course this won't be everyone's experience, but there is a reason why this is becoming a growing phenomenon. These people have figured out that the people… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on August 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
“You are no one if you are not on Twitter”, a song by Ben Walker
is sure to become an anthem for those use social media to communicate every second. Though envisioned as an SMS based social network,Twitter has become a fast and an effective communication tool. Today, it has crawled over every form of business leaving its imprints on them. Recruitment is one industry which has jsut joined the bandwagon.…
Added by Padameshwar on August 27, 2009 at 2:03am —
We have all heard the hype on the baby boomers and the void they will leave in the workforce. In addition, the growing skills gap and talent shortage leave many organizations concerned about the future. This very concern has fueled a talent war as companies compete for highly skilled executives and superior performers to fill the void.
You don't have to take shelter yet. Succession planning
is your best… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 26, 2009 at 5:53pm —
This is going to be a post that will really be necessary to have a community discussion and feedback. I have had the experience to play in what I will refer to as the Direct Recruiting Marketing and the Indirect Recruiting Market.
Let me explain...Direct Recruiting
is the action of calling a specific person with the intent to sell them on a job and get them interested in a particular position you are recruiting for.
is the action of calling a… Continue
Added by Darrin Grella on August 26, 2009 at 5:30am —
Since the iPhone came out in Australia over a year ago, adoption of the device has been huge. Recruiters love buying fancy things and many of us have an iPhone. How many of us actually use it for work purposes? Below I will give you a run down of 10 applications that I think can help you become more productive at work.
reQall captures tasks and ideas… Continue
Added by Ian Lenehan on August 26, 2009 at 7:46am —
One of the things we were exposed to at the Disney Institute was a presentation on People Management in the Magic Kingdom. We were told all kinds of general facts, including that:
At Disney, all employees are referred to as Cast Members
Disney has over 2200 job titles with specific position descriptions.
Disney promotes largely from within. Phil Holmes, VP of the Magic Kingdom started his Disney career as a part time 3rd shift cast member zeroing out cash… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on August 24, 2009 at 2:39pm —
Jason Davis and I sat down at a desk of his a number of years ago when recruitingblogs.com was in it's infancy. To be honest, I think I was the 9th member to join up. There was definitely less than 20, and more than 5 members.. At one point, I had every single member as my "friend". I now have only 80 or so friends. Jason is both someone I respect professionally and a friend here in Toronto. Hats off to him.
Why the accolades now? Well, through recruitingblogs. i've met a contact… Continue
Added by Kalch on August 21, 2009 at 5:01pm —
Having spent most of my career of 20 years identifying and winning customers, I see the process of recruiting talent into the company in a similar light. Let us analyze the process of winning the right customers for a product or services company. First, the marketing team BUILDS a BRAND for the target audience. Then, the sales team is tasked to identify all the potential customers interested in the product by FILLing a sales funnel. It is then the function of the management team to SELECT the… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on August 24, 2009 at 11:00pm —
As a rookie recruiter many years ago, I was told a by an old hand in recruitment, while we were sharing a convivial drink, that ‘recruitment is simple but that doesn't mean it's easy'. Over the years I have had reason to reflect on the truth of that statement many times and it's hard to fault it.
It still amazes me when I see so many recruiters doing things, or not doing simple things that, if changed, would make an immediate difference to their results. It seems that ‘best practice'… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on August 25, 2009 at 12:18am —
Today posses an interesting time for all of us.
For months the media has been reporting how bad the market is and how unemployment and jobless claims are skyrocketing, that this bad and that is bad, the stimulus sucks and health care reform etc. blah, blah, blah. People are fearful, concerned and desperate. On the flip side, other people are absolutely slammed with work and may be the most productive they have ever been in their lives.
Hear me out on this...as an Executive… Continue
Added by Darrin Grella on August 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
I get tired of this, and I really want an answer from the people who send out lists of candidates to anonymous recruiters, like me every day.
So tell me, what exactly do you think you accomplish by sending me your best (insert technology here) developer? Perhaps you prefer the machine gun approach and send me a list of your 50 best candidates.
You have a list, probably a big list. I am guessing you are over-compensating with your big list to hide… Continue
Added by Julia Stone on August 24, 2009 at 2:03pm —
It's hard for me to believe that it was nearly a near ago when I took my first trip to Toronto to present at the inaugural Recruitfest
Upon my return I recall posting about my experience. It's only that it really is hitting me just how important this event was. I attend lots of events and speak at many as well. Recruitfest was different. The show was not large in size so it wasn't that there were thousands of… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on August 24, 2009 at 3:27pm —
I wanted to show you something that I think is really a great little tool that Hireability
has built and co-branded with RecruitingBlogs.com.
It is a resume parser that sits on top of Microsoft outlook and essentially, you take a folder of resumes and click a button and the system extracts all the information from that resume and creates a contact in your email for that candidate, including the resume which is searchable. It's… Continue
Added by Slouch on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am —
I often refer to the line used by Burgess Meredith (Mickey) in the Rocky films in the early 1970’s that, while training Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Mickey is insistent on the “need for speed.” “You need speed, lighting quick speed…” during my workday. A firm’s speed of delivery is one the best differentiators in how a company can stand out versus the competition.
As Sales and Recruiting professionals in an economy where competition is fiercer than ever, staff augmentation firms need… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Burkhardt on August 22, 2009 at 8:58am —
Let’s not fool ourselves. We are not a loved profession. Clients often use us begrudgingly, some even with open hostility. I have sat in client board-level meetings and heard with my own ears, the resentment felt towards our industry. I have listened, squirming, while clients plan to avoid using recruiters and any third party staff providers.
Even before the downturn, the evidence was all around us. The rise of internal recruitment teams, the clear strategy to reduce use of outside… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on August 23, 2009 at 8:36am —