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You Didn't Tell Me That

Dearest candidate,



It has been a pleasure to interview you this past week, and I appreciate how much time you were able to spend with me. Your answers to my probing questions, as well as your stated logic for your career moves and claims of successful track record encouraged me to share your resume with my team.



In taking an extra step of due diligence, we learned that there appears to be a well-documented contradiction of reasons for you moving from one position to the… Continue

Added by Suzanne M King on September 6, 2009 at 5:26pm — 5 Comments

Ten Strategies to Keep Your Good People

Incorporate the following steps as part of your talent management strategy and you're sure to have employee retention.



1. Set Expectations; have a clear, concise description of the job and the expectations of the person in that job.



2. Move your talented people around the organization, let them experience other jobs in the… Continue

Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 6, 2009 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Easy Recruitment Model for Today's Economy

Added by Michael Glenn on September 3, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Recruiting Model & Actionable Information

From $ apropos



This post will be somewhat tangential in terms of the SNS line of thought, although I would like to respond/think about Ken Forrester’s blog post “Searching for the New Recruiting Model”. Ken describes a conversation with a contact about how everything is being turned upside down, and that we now have a need to reassess what constitutes a workable recruiting model.



A lot of information is… Continue

Added by Chuck Hudgins on September 3, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

RANT! Cowboy recruiters beware!!

Today I met with an exceptional IT professional, a candidate who has extensive experience in healthcare infrastructure (a rare skillset in Canada) who is in between contracts. It was a great conversation, and after a good 90 minutes, I came out of the meeting with my head spinning.



You see, this candidate has had a terrible experience with recruitment agencies in Canada. And for the first half of our interview he was putting me in the same cesspool as the other 'recruiters' he's… Continue

Added by Laura Vezer on September 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Searching For the New Recruiting Model

A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and it was obvious that something was weighing heavily on my mind. Actually, it was this free-to-fee recruiting business model that I read about on a LinkedIn group.



This new model appears very practical, it fulfilled a need, solves a career progression challenges and could possibly stimulate jobs growth and pull the economy out of this downward spiral.



But it was the perception and the lack of clarity on how to sell… Continue

Added by Ken Forrester on August 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Generic recruitment - why so many ads look the same!

Far too many position descriptions are complicating the recruitment process, rather than helping recruiters to recruit the right person. Good recruitment always starts by having a crystal clear understanding of what the role is (and not is). This is also fundamental for any advertisement, as role clarity is the key for finding the right person.



As I indicated in a previous blog, having a well-written role competency profile is critical - not a flowery or generic description of tasks… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 30, 2009 at 5:06am — 5 Comments

Elbow Grease

I'm not a handy man. I try, but to be bluntly honest... I'm useless, light globes I can do, mow the lawn... OK, cut stuff up.. OK, but anything useful, work on the car, fixing broken things in general.. no way! Much to the distress of my wife and probably embarrassment of my Dad, who is the most MacGyver type guy I know.



However I was partaking in some blokey (for those in the US, read REAL MANLY) outdoor activity, had the women folk inside tending to the young 'uns. OK I was outside… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on August 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

HashLove

I love twitter for a lot of reasons. I'm happy that I am alive in the same era that twitter arrived in because I love it that much. What I love the most about twitter though is how it works and how it enables a lot of possibilities and how it works with job distribution but the great thing is that twitter works I think with almost everything.



About a month ago… Continue

Added by Slouch on September 2, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Devil’s Advocate for the Luddite - $ apropos

From: $ apropos

In the past couple of posts I have spent some time pondering how SNS can/will be incorporated into recruiting efforts. I looked at how Asurion Mobile Application’s AddressBook might integrate with an ATS, such as Jobvite. Both are focused on making use of and managing SNS based efforts, and therefore offer a way to capitalize on those technologies.



So at this point I feel the need to play devil’s… Continue

Added by Chuck Hudgins on September 1, 2009 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

A snippet from a day in the life of a recruiter

Dearest candidate,



Thank you for spending the time to conceive and prepare your resume. The multiple-colored fonts, 24-point type and boldly framed five pages documenting your experiences have, indeed, caught my eye. In addition, I appreciate your sleuthing skills in having found my contact information, and I remain impressed by your initiative to leave me five voicemail messages this week.



Unfortunately, the hiring manager with whom I am working has already selected a… Continue

Added by Suzanne M King on September 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

The Client Side - The Success Model

The other night I had the pleasure of being on the HR Happy Hour show with Steve Boese. I'm a bit of a fish out of water when getting heavily into HR talk because I'm not an HR guy. I'm a recruiting business guy. However, it was fun and there were several topics that came up that I think are worth exploring in much greater detail. As an aside, one that did not come up was the story of the night Tracy Tran missed the game of the century in order to save the planet. A night I'll never forget and… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on August 30, 2009 at 1:11pm — 6 Comments

Can the staffing industry really learn a lesson on customer service from Qantas, of all companies?

I see a lot of the inside of planes. Being responsible for a recruitment business in upwards of 25 cities, in 15 countries, takes care of that. And I have been a Qantas “Platinum Frequent Flyer” for 8 years straight as a result.



Lately I have been assessing why I usually fly Qantas, as I have been getting more and more aggrieved at the airlines pricing policy. Seriously, Qantas regularly have Business Class seats at TWICE the price of comparable airlines to places like Shanghai,… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on August 31, 2009 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

Have You Ever Had a Boss You’d Call Friend - Burning Bridges

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 — 1 Comment

How to manage life as a consultant – stress

www.consultgenie.com



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 — 1 Comment

Cloud Recruiting Nuts and Bolts - from $ apropos

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…
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Added by Chuck Hudgins on August 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Unifying a Fragmented Employment Industry

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 — 3 Comments

Bend, You Won't Break ...

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 — 1 Comment

Get Noticed, Get Hired

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 — 2 Comments

Recruitment through Twitter

“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.…



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Added by Padameshwar on August 27, 2009 at 2:03am — 2 Comments

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