In the spirit of the season, I thought it would be worthwhile to give some thanks (sometimes you forget about it in the midst of everything else). So, in no particular order, here are a few things that I’m particularly thankful for this year:
* You: Seriously. I appreciate the time you spend reading this blog. I hope you find it worthwhile.
* Monster: It’s very useful for our industry to have a ‘big’ company to kick around. Plus it keeps the target off everyone else.
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 23, 2009 at 4:48pm —
I left a long comment on an ERE thread realated to Monster's new search offering.
My organization has been intimately involved with resume search since the first hour of business. It's a complex subject involving multiple audiences and multiple uses for search results. There are multiple material unanswered questions involved:
- is there anything specific to resume search… Continue
Added by Martin H.Snyder on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —
There is much discussion on Social Media Groups and by people posting blogs about Branding.
When you think about it…what is Employer Branding? Isn’t it employers doing the right thing by running a company that people respect and where employees want to work? Often I think if an employer has a catchy slogan they believe it is enough to attract attention, get people interested in their product and their brand is… Continue
Added by Paul Paris on November 20, 2009 at 1:12pm —
I was out for a hike in nearby state park with my son's Cub Scout den on a beautiful North Carolina day today and had an interesting conversation with a friend whose son is also in the den. I love those conversations with smart people in other businesses where you can share and gain perspective outside of your normal business routine. This friend has a renewable energy business. It's a neat business model, he's got VC capital (something most of us in our business couldn't fathom), and he's in… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 21, 2009 at 8:38pm —
Just posted a story about the six biggest applcaint lies we see from an empyment screening point of view. Wondering how it jives with what recruiters see. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/989/the-six-biggest-job-applicant-lies
Although statistics vary widely, there is widespread agreement that a substantial number of resumes belong in the “fiction” section of the bookstore.… Continue
Added by Les Rosen on November 21, 2009 at 2:19am —
Let's face it, we've never before lived in an age where such a plethora of job opportunities are accessible to us at the mere touch of a button. But is this instantaneous solution really all it's cracked up to be? Is the constant search for new and supposedly better ways to reach the job seeker really an advance, or merely adding to the woes of the already stressed out candidate who, when faced with a huge list of all too often bland and uninspiring job posts, struggles to separate the wheat… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 5:30am —
One of the questions I get often asked as a blogger, is what to right about. So in preparation for the blogging track I led at the Recruiting Unconference
, I put together a take away for the bloggers that attended my tracks.
So if you blog about recruitment, in any way and constantly get stuck for subjects to blog on, take a… Continue
Added by Andy Headworth on November 20, 2009 at 8:39am —
By David Kippen
Brands are fascinating. Search Google and you get 525 million hits. Search your home and you’ll find virtually every surface either branded or displaying something branded. Shut your eyes and think for a moment and chances are good even your internal landscape is cluttered with brands. And if you’re among the top 15% of consumers, you (and the other 14.xxx%) account for approximately 1.5 billion brand… Continue
Added by Featured Writer Series on November 20, 2009 at 12:00am —
It funny how people get so anxious and nervous about interviewing. Sure the people you meet with during an interview aren’t people you know and it won’t be easy to judge the meaning of their words and inflections much less their body language, but is it really that different from what you do everyday?
In your current position you’re constantly making sure your boss, peers and clients/customers are pleased with your work, attitude and effort. So aren’t you really interviewing everyday… Continue
Added by bill martineau on November 19, 2009 at 9:26am —
Do you lead one? Do you have one? It's a pretty good question these days since there's a lot of talk about Tribes going around. And it seems to be an evolving situation but an interesting one since it's apparent that it's becoming a very powerful cultural phenomenon. I would say that it's probably because of the increased connectivity we all have allows us access to people who have the same views and values. For more on Tribes, I would recommend Seth Godin's book, oddly enough titled:… Continue
Added by James Seetoo on November 19, 2009 at 3:42pm —
Reflections on the unconference TruLondon
Today was an auspicious event: Trulondon an unconference planned by Bill Boorman and his merry band of geniuses. I have admired Bill from afar because he embodies something sorely missing from the industry of recruiting: a heart of gold.
It has been an honor to participate in Bill’s blogradio show over the past few weeks. I am the girl who toots the horn of compassion. We simply can’t take the “human” out of human resources, yet so… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on November 19, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Please read all my blog posts at "The Savage Truth"
Currently I am speaking to large groups of recruiters at RCSA
events around Australia and New Zealand, on the topic of ‘Riding the Recovery’
. Feedback has been good I am relieved to say,… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on November 18, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Having the technical competencies necessary to perform a job function seems to be a pretty universally accepted requirement in order to be considered a viable candidate. However, it is perhaps equally important what the personality and attitude are in the package-deal that is a new hire. With more and more companies adopting behavioral or corporate culture-based interviews it seems the trend is to hire based on soft skills as well. The only question is, what makes a person a good fit for a… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on November 18, 2009 at 11:47am —
By Lizz Pellett
Welcome to Thursday Thrasher with Lizz Pellet, the Culture Vulture.
This blog is dedicated to cruising company websites, identifying key elements of organizational culture and dissecting the employment branding message. We are going to look at companies from company A to Z to find organizations that are crystal clear about what kind of an employee they would like to attract, retain and yes, even… Continue
Added by Featured Writer Series on November 19, 2009 at 3:20am —
With cutbacks from the economy, more recruiters than ever are running a full desk. You may have been thrust suddenly into the role of Account Manager or Business Development in addition to your normal recruiting duties. If you're new to the world of staffing sales, then you may not know that not all job orders are created equal. In fact, you might be so anxious to get a "yes" out of a client that you forget all about some important factors that will predict the outcome of any job… Continue
Added by Robin Eads on November 17, 2009 at 10:44am —
Recruiter. Headhunter. Staffing Consultant. Placement Specialist. Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!
Let’s call it what it really is – we are your Agent. OH YES – think Jerry Maguire “Show ME THE MONEY”
Cuba Gooding yelling in the bathroom kind of agent. And no – I will not scream into the phone for you. I love you – but that just seems weird and it’s been done… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on November 17, 2009 at 2:30pm —
In keeping with the football theme from last week’s post, not only did I marry a man who loves football, my Father also has a tremendous love of the game. My Dad played for the mighty undefeated Marcellus Mustangs in a suburb of Syracuse, NY in 1963. I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard about that team or how certain aspects of how that high school senior year season impacts my dad’s life. Since my dad grew up in the Syracuse area and went to… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on November 18, 2009 at 6:51am —
Have you ever seen the Fox hit television show, 24? It is gripping, action-packed and beyond unrealistic, yet I am hooked every season. 24’s hero and main man, Jack Bauer, is infamous for his 9 lives and vicious interrogation tactics that pry anything he wants out of his unsuspecting victims. Looking back on a few interviews I have been on…maybe Jack Bauer was the one who was sitting on the other side of the table, not the Hiring Manager.
There’s nothing worse than getting grilled by… Continue
Added by Laura Gargolinski on November 16, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Recruiting Blogs and Twitter allows for free conference access!
I have so many blessings to count. Recruiting Blogs, Twitter, and the friends I’ve made as a direct result is one of these vital connections. My connections on twitter and other sites have made it possible to attend conferences for free. As a professional in transition, this is an invaluable asset for which I am extremely grateful.
Thank you recruiting blogs for showing a live stream of Social Recruiting. It… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on November 16, 2009 at 4:12pm —
MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IS HERE!
There is a lot going on in our world right now, and it means more than ever that to be thankful for the gifts you have of life, perspective, career opportunity and rising to the mark, the occassion, and filling that difficult req means more now than ever.
I can't but help relish, the power that is in my career this very day to make a difference. That can happen by any means-becoming a brilliant superstar is all about your… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 14, 2009 at 2:50am —