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Added by Michael Wright on February 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Iron Man Commitment

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Added by Todd Wilson on January 14, 2013 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time…

There is a story I heard many years ago when I first got started in the recruiting business. As I recall, it went something like this:

"A reporter asked Bill Gates to name who he thought was Microsoft’s biggest competitor. Rather than name Apple or Oracle or some other up-and-coming technology or software firm, he answered simply and quickly: “Goldman Sachs.” When the reporter inquired further, somewhat surprised with Gates’ answer, he explained that…

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Added by Josh Hale on June 8, 2012 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Tech Tuesday: Saving You Money & Keeping It Local

This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog

The App That Tells You Which iPhone Carrier Is Best For You

Image courtesy of SwayMarkets

You choose your mobile carrier for a variety of reasons. Maybe the choice was based on the latest phone, the discount you received, or a friend’s referral. Regardless of the reason, when it comes to…

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Added by SkillStorm on April 24, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

How Do I Determine a Mark-Up for a Contract Placement?

A common question we often hear from recruiters is "How do I determine a markup for my contract placement?" Mark-ups are also referred to as multipliers.  For those of you who are not familiar with this term, a multiplier is the result of dividing the bill rate by the sum of the pay rate and…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 13, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Is it Time for a Candidate Bill of Rights?

Fairly recently, influentials such as ERE and Monster were working to build momentum regarding the creation of a “Bill of Rights” for job seekers; specifically, to greatly improve the candidate experience. Due to the enormous amount of talk at the recent #truBoston event and on Twitter chats regarding employer branding and applicant black holes, I’ve been thinking about this issue again.



With recruiter transparency and forced accountability through social media, organizations clearly… Continue

Added by Mark Babbitt on August 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

Your Road Map to a Successful Conference

These days, it seems that there are conferences for every profession, hobby or interest.  From Comic-Con to academic/professional conferences like… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on June 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

“What Makes a Top Performer in Business?” Series: Part I

Sitting on my shelf collecting dust bunnies since last fall, I finally decided to pick up and open the book Talent is Overrated by…

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Added by Chernee Vitello on May 18, 2011 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

Tips for Negotiating Contract Candidate Pay Rates

When negotiating a contract candidate’s pay rate, it may feel like you are between a rock and a hard place. After all, both the client and the candidate are your customers. You have to make your client happy if you hope to get future job orders, and a satisfied candidate will likely turn to you for future contract opportunities and may even refer friends looking for contract work.

So where do you start? A common rule of thumb is to divide the annual salary for a comparable direct…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 12, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

My thoughts on The Recruitment Unconference

So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…





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Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

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

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

R.I.P. Recruiters?



This week i’ve been on a talk show that is fast becoming a favourite. H.R.Happyhour which is organised by a host i admire, Steve Boese. The topic of conversation and debate, is HR Dead? I read a number of blogs this week commenting on the death of the job board. Despite the much reported demise they seem to be still around. The latest to join the nearly dead list are recruiters. It seems we are on… Continue

Added by Bill Boorman on October 31, 2009 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Job Orders and Bedside Manner

There’s nothing more basic—or more vital to your success—than the ability to write a strong, clear and qualified job order or search assignment. After all, you’re only as effective as your ability to fill jobs. And the best way to fill jobs is by having a compelling story to tell your candidates, and a clear mandate to do YOUR job to the best of your ability.



Writing up a great job order is part art and part science. The science revolves around information: getting a description of… Continue

Added by Bill Radin on January 26, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Too Much Training?

I know this sounds weird coming from a trainer, but it occurred to me that as an industry, we might be a tad over-trained.



For example, some recruiters seem to be information addicts. They’re constantly on the lookout for all manner of training and coaching, but seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with training, as long as there’s some LEARNING going on.



Of course, at the other extreme are the recruiters who are totally self-taught. As… Continue

Added by Bill Radin on January 12, 2009 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Compassion for Your Unemployed Candidates

You're a decent person, and you care about others. So how do you deal with the growing number of job-seekers who show up at your door?



With kindness and grace, I hope. You may not be able to find everyone a position—which is true even in the best of times—but at the very least, you can show them respect and offer some professional guidance.



I remember my first recession as a recruiter, and the impression it made. The same candidates who wouldn't take my calls a year… Continue

Added by Bill Radin on December 10, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

Interview and Stuff (about joblish)

I just completed a video interview with Bill Vick, the recruiting guru and publisher of http://www.xtremerecruiting.tv/. We talked about joblish, how it came to be and how it's used. I'll post a copy here when Bill releases it.



On the "Stuff" front, here's a suggestion for how an HR professional or recruiters should use joblish. (www.joblish.com)



When you're using joblish to write job ads, or code resumes, just use it. There's no need to register or to log in if you are a… Continue

Added by Mark Bielecki on October 8, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

If I Were Running Google...

If I Were Running Google...

by Aaron Goldman , Wednesday, August 6, 2008



MY LAST INSTALLMENT OF Searchery Rhymes had me wishing Sergey Pagerhoffer Schmidt were my name too. Over the last couple weeks, I've been living out that fantasy -- strictly in my head, of course -- and came up with a Top 10 list of things I'd do if I were running Google. And, since we're dreaming here, I'm assuming money's not an issue -- although, with a $145 billion market cap, it's really not much of… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on August 6, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

Bill G's last day

So today was Bill Gates' last official day at Microsoft. All of the employees here at Microsoft Canada - Meadowvale were invited down to the caf to watch the webcast of his last day and conversation with Steve Ballmer on a big screen :) It was really cool to see all of my co workers sitting there watching our founder talk about the early days of the company, his vision, and what he is going to do next. Here in Canada and around the world, Microsoft employees are really feeling the impact that… Continue

Added by Carolyn on June 27, 2008 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

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