All Blog Posts Tagged 'Management' (140)

Mirror , Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of them all?

On two separate times in the past week, my inbox contained entries which centered around the image that the corporation puts forth to the marketplace. In each one to some degree the organizations involved forgot what their purpose is -- to acquire and maintain customers. To do that we need to have the "right person, in the right job, at the right time and in the right place."

Consider these events. The first involved a cheerleader on the Baltimore Ravens. She was banned from being…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 3, 2013 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

The moving target that is the job Description!!

The moving target that is the job Description!!

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Boolean Operators Updated!!

Boolean Operators Updated!! 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Big is not necessarily better

I admit it I have an addiction. Back in 2001 I was introduced to the writings of Kathleen O'Neal Gear and her husband W. Michael Gear who have written a series of 23 historical fiction books centered around the lives of the North American Native Americans(http://www.gear-gear.com)They are fast reads but full of twists and turns. Their latest one is called People of the Back Sun in which the Standing Stone village is manned by about 400 warriors and they…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 29, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Really, Isn't my job difficult enough?

Here we are on the weekend before Christmas and the Iowa Supreme Court handed us an early "gift" Before I explain what the gift was, let me take you back in time to when Bobby Darin was still performing and he sag the following words:

"WelI … I don’t know what you got But it’s got me and baby I’m hooked Like a fish in the sea. You make angles call from above. You could make the Devil fall in love. An-a … who-o-o wouldn’t fall for irresistible you."

Over the past several decades…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 23, 2012 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

How do I Add Value to the Relationship?

I recently was involved in a conference call with a prospective client who was asking me whether I would be available to come speak to their office meeting about how the staff could work closer with corporate HR professionals. I got off the call and began to look back to the time in my career when I was in the external recruiter's seat and what was important to me to establish that relationship.

So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts.

  1. The Toyota Production System…
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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 6, 2012 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

The Diversity Scam: We Talk the talk but do we walk the walk

We have just recently undergone a decisive election era in which some very strong views have been expressed. Some of those comments made me take a moment and reflect on the status of diversity within this country and the workplace in particular.

One of the facts that became abundantly clear is that there is a dramatic change in the demographics of the society in which we live. Change is tough but when the majority suddenly finds itself in the minority it raises a wide range of…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 2, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Effective Desk Management - A Little Bit of the Magic That Makes For Great Recruiting

Prioritization, Passion, Grit, Determination, Goals, and Steadiness.  Some adjectives if you will that define my desk management strategy.  On any given staffing day, in any given state, nation, or country, across the US and across the World, talent management continues to evolve, change and bring with it new days and new ways of seeing the world.

 

Often I sit back as I start and end my day with a review of the tasks ahead, the activities that will propel me to staffing…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 27, 2012 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

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

Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!

 

Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!

There have been numerous books written on the subject of communication. One of the best is "Conscious Business" by Fred Kofman. I am reading this book now, but have read numerous others on the subject. The one thing that sticks in my mind…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 24, 2012 at 12:35am — 1 Comment

Western Canada Leads in Management Wage Increases

Statistics Canada divides up labour to track and measure performance.  One pool of talent is identified as the ‘Management Occupations’ that includes a number of white collar professionals such as (not a complete list):

  • Legislators
  • Financial, Human Resource, and Purchasing Managers
  • Engineering, Computer and Information Science Managers and Architects
  • Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
  • Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications…
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Added by Darryl Moore on March 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mobile....What Happened Recruiting Technology?

In 2010 I wrote an article Recruiting Goes Mobile In 2010 predicting that with so many candidates on mobile, this is where we need to be.  I attended SourceCon last week and the topic much of the content was surrounding mobile sourcing.  It made me ask the question...Why are we behind always in recruiting technology?  Why are we not making it happen BEFORE the trend hits?  2 years ago I was…

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Added by Jenn Francine on February 12, 2012 at 6:04pm — 4 Comments

The Career Magic - It's About Knowing You

8 years in and I have been there done that.  Although much more is always still to be learned, I spoke with a former boss of mine - we worked together years ago at Venturi Staffing - this evening who still remains to this day a Selling Branch Manager at Manpower one of the largest staffing firms in the world.  He mentored me early on in my days out of college providing the type of role model we all hope to have.

 

Since that time I have been through my own journey discovering…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 21, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The Job of finding a Job!!

 

That is right finding a job is a job, if you cannot commit a minimum of 3-4 hours a day looking, than you will…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 19, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Check out the 2011 Human Capital Management Buyer’s Guide

I’ve always been impressed with the Human Capital Management Buyer’s Guide, so I submitted a success story about our recruiting software for this year’s edition. I was pleasantly surprised when the Guide’s editor accepted it.

In the article (which starts on p.60 of the Guide, by the way) I…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 2, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Companies Recruiting College Grads May Need to Increase Their Budgets

I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose son is starting his sophomore year in college and just changed his major to Petroleum Engineering.  When she asked her son why he chose that major he informed her that is has the highest starting salary potential of any job for college graduates.  He obviously did his research as you will see… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 1, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!!

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 1

 

Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!! 

Your resume, think of it as the key to opening doors to new possibilities and opportunities.  So given it is the key, you should probably learn how to write a great resume. First there are 3 main styles of…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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