All Blog Posts Tagged 'Development' (27)

Handling business calls the right way

I am constantly amazed at how poorly many company switchboards handle incoming telephone calls. How your phone is answered and how that call is handled says so much about your business.

Just today whilst phoning clients and prospective clients I have had company names barked at me, been put on hold…

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Added by james nathan on May 17, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

What Does Your Business Say About You?

One reason I find business so fascinating is the intrinsic ability to create something so unique and specific.

Enzo Ferrari created a company that sells and races absolutely mad expensive cars and carries enormous prestige. It didn't just "happen". He envisioned it, he planned it, he worked at it, and he enjoyed it. The same applies to every other great company. The inverse is true for the mentally handicapped companies.

Anyone who thinks great companies are a matter of "right…

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Added by TJ on May 12, 2013 at 3:47am — No Comments

First Steps Of Networking

I f you’ve started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. You may be thinking you don’t know any professionals in the career that interests you, or find the task daunting. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

The 'Lucky Seven' Business Development Strategies for Recruiters

Nothing interests a CEO more than the topic of increasing revenue. Nothing.  If anyone tries to tell you different, they may be fooling themselves.  Sure, leading a company to greatness takes specific skills that are both innate and learned but the most important aspect of being a CEO is creating the pathways that will…

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Added by Reena Gupta on August 3, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Hiring Managers Say The Craziest Things – Okay, Everything!

Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States.  Most of whom have never been trained how to interview.  If they haven’t been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select the best fit.  Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party.  Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party; and I will share some of those also.

 

The…

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Added by Bill Humbert on April 27, 2012 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

Do You Confuse “Sourcing” with “Recruiting?”

“I recruit using Dice.” “I recruit using social media.”  “I recruit using LinkedIn.”  “What is the best job board to recruit Sales (or IT or Marketing or Finance, etc) candidates?”  These are all questions I have seen repeatedly in recruitment Yahoo! Groups or in LinkedIn Groups.

 

It appears that many companies confuse sourcing with recruiting, possibly since many sourcing tools try to sell themselves as recruiting tools.  While sourcing is certainly important, it is the third…

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Added by Bill Humbert on February 20, 2012 at 7:01pm — 5 Comments

Is it time to leave your job? Do you know when that time is?

If you look back in time, maybe around 40+ years ago, employees found a job within a company and were expected to stay with that same company for their entire career in exchange for a pension and a gold watch or pen. Now times have changed dramatically, most people have 5-8 career changes in their lifetime.

So now employees are faced with a new decision, how to determine when to leave their current job. This may…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on November 16, 2011 at 5:51am — 4 Comments

Duplicability Factor: Are you easy to duplicate?

This lesson is learned frequently, often dismissed quickly, and tends to be a major player in the success of any aspiration, service or product. Duplicability.

 

During my brother-in-law’s career path he reached a turning point that offered him an opportunity to gain a skill set that was very specialized, few have, and was on track for future expansion and demand based on the growing trend towards environmental responsibility and renewal. Did he have all this…

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Added by Lisa Switzer on March 17, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

If you are not turning into an expert you’re in trouble. The generalist is dead.

For many years I wondered what the real difference was between being good and being great. How do you clearly define it? What is it that puts a person or an organization at a different level than the rest? And I did read Jim Collins’ book which addresses the subject but I got my simple answer in a Homer Simpson DUH! moment watching TV. (How else do you achieve a Homer Simpson DUH! moment?) Ironically it was a General Motors…

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Added by Jose J. Ruiz on May 14, 2010 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Why Singapore? Technology and Development

With the technological world advancing at a rapid speed, Singapore has become one of the forerunners in the race towards innovation and advancement. Following in the footsteps of California and India, it has been dubbed by Eyal Gura, founder and CEO of PicApp, as on its way to becoming the third Silicon Valley of the world.

Serving as the host to Echelon, Asia’s leading web technology event, Singapore is currently attracting hundreds of new business ventures that concentrate on computing… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on May 14, 2010 at 4:01am — No Comments

Building your Success

When I was younger I had a friend ask me what I felt his faults were. I thought to myself “what an awkward question” and asked him why he had asked me that. He responded “how can I be a better person when I don’t know or can fix my faults”. That conversation has stuck in my head for over 15 years and most recently has been useful in changing my mind on personal…

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Added by Chuck Summerland on April 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Being Creative Vs. Being Artistic

Over Thanksgiving I had a chance to catch up with some old friends from college and reminisce about some of the great times we had. That was several years ago now, and quite a few things have changed, but nothing has changed more than the definition of spending the evening "chasing girls". Just take a look at the difference in the meaning of the phrase in 1999 and present day:



* 1999 - Going to college parties and staying out until 3 am trying to give any attractive single ladies… Continue

Added by Eric Osterman on December 1, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - Impressive Interviewing

You can imagine what a daunting task it is to write a blog on a topic that has generated enough books to pave the way from St. Louis to San Diego. However since this blog is another in the series of high level blogs on Recruitment Strategy Development, it must be done.



Is interviewing taken seriously in corporate America? If it were, hiring managers would be trained to be more effective in the interviewing process. As a matter of fact, trained and “certified” hiring managers from… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - The Dreaded Job Description

In our last blog, “Recruitment Strategy Development – The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets Hired”, we discussed if a Hiring Manager has not been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select a qualified candidate.



For the purposes of Recruitment Strategy Development, RecruiterGuy ties the job description and the interviewing process together. Why? The job description should be specific enough that the skills required to be successful are crystal clear… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 14, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets Hired

That may get your attention. Generally when RecruiterGuy presents to groups on the topic of interviewing, people ask about the interviewing process.



How many times have you sat in an interview and wondered, “How will this person (the Hiring Manager) be able to determine if I am the best qualified candidate? Instead of probing my experience, capabilities, and motivations, he/she just asked me what kind of tree I would choose to be.” Obviously the person advocating that type of… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 8, 2009 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Strategy Development – Applicant Tracking Systems

So far we have discussed why you should develop a recruitment strategy, corporate and third party sourcing and recruiting. Now that you know how you will source candidates, how will you store their resumes? In this blog RecruiterGuy discusses Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).



To define applicant tracking systems in their simplest terms, they are an automated system that allows you to store resumes and candidate information, retrieve resumes, candidate process tracking, and develop… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 1, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Successful Third Party Recruiting Relationships

RecruiterGuy has been on all three sides of the recruiting process. Three sides? Sure, I’ve been a third party recruiter, a corporate recruiting manager, and a candidate.



Today we are discussing the use of third party recruiters as a sourcing and recruiting partner. Wait! Stop rolling your eyes! Remember I’ve been on both sides of the desk. Currently as a contract recruitment consultant often I am on both sides in the same company.



Why would you want to include contingent,… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Successful Third Party Recruiting Relationships

RecruiterGuy has been on all three sides of the recruiting process. Three sides? Sure, I’ve been a third party recruiter, a corporate recruiting manager, and a candidate.



Today we are discussing the use of third party recruiters as a sourcing and recruiting partner. Wait! Stop rolling your eyes! Remember I’ve been on both sides of the desk. Currently as a contract recruitment consultant often I am on both sides in the same company.



Why would you want to include contingent,… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 28, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Corporate Sourcing

RecruiterGuy has noticed over the years that the words “recruit” and” source” are sometimes used interchangeably. Sourcing is certainly part of the recruiting process, and you may be communicating with candidates during the sourcing process, but it is not “recruiting”. It is the candidate introduction step of the process.



For the purpose of Recruitment Strategy Development we will separate corporate sourcing from third party sourcing. This blog covers corporate sourcing. Depending on… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 26, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

A Ten-Year Framework for Afghanistan

Hello:



To all my interested colleagues and industry contacts... this is a great paper on Pres Obama's vision for working with Afghanistan...



Executing the Obama Plan and Beyond

This report offers an implementation framework for translating the goals of President Barack Obama's administration into feasible processes and actions in Afghanistan. It identifies four major threats that need to be tackled: Al-Qaida, insurgency, narcotics and poor governance and corruption.… Continue

Added by Erik Plesset on May 12, 2009 at 4:50pm — No Comments

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