Michael Sam as a player for the University of Missouri. Credit: Marcus Qwertyus
There was a lot of news this past weekend … Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on May 13, 2014 at 10:30am —
There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of Heaven… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am —
Let’s face it! Recruiters no longer network like they used. It’s all online these days. And it’s really pissing me off because I keep getting “ignored”. Folks, how can I stalk you if you want make any updates! Puh-lease, throw me a frickin bone here people. I want to network with you so I can offer you a better job. Is that too much to ask? And is it… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 4, 2012 at 10:40am —
A friend, who is working in the recruiting function of a medium-sized company, wrote to me recently. She was worried about her
company’s on boarding process, or lack of, and was asking how to improve
“We had a gentleman start in sales yesterday and I was really surprised at how disorganized we were… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on April 13, 2010 at 2:30am —
If you had a job this year you weren’t so lucky after all. If you did NOT have a job you probably played tennis, golf and did a lot of blogging, tweeting and other fun social stuff.
So here is the deal. For those of us that had to work like 80 hours a week, were little pissed. Sure we read your corny blogs and follow your tweets about looking for a job.
But now you’re back in the office, just like an eager Beaver, and wanting to take it all on.… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on December 24, 2009 at 5:00am —
SourceCon 2010 represents you, the Recruiter. It represents the hard working Americans fighting in the trenches every day to create a safe, clean, and healthy planet while using the latest in Boolean search string technology. That’s why I am challenging the folks at ERE to embrace my vision of SourceCon 2010 in Atlanta (Not San Diego).
The stage is your basic five story iPhone that comes with a 200 foot long video screen in the shape of… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 11, 2009 at 7:00am —
Once upon a time there was a magical land where Recruiters made heaps and piles of cash. Pit rooms, placement bells, residual commissions and 400% mark ups grew on every tree. Every day was sunny and every resume was perfect. Every submittal was a fit too, no questions. Then one day….
Depression 2.0 occurred.
We Recruiters couldn’t pay for afford Starbucks and were… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 11, 2009 at 12:00am —
I’m surrounded by programmers. Nerdy types that get to wear jeans, sneakers and T-shirts. I feel like a rent-a-cop at a Phish concert sometimes. But hey, I was here first. I hired all these mealy mouth geeksters that bitch and moan about the work environment – when they have to turn on the lights.
I may have arrived too early, but I signed up for KODA
(in Beta). It is an amazing social networking site for… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says 15 miles to…. Radio Shack
! They have a great online store for gamers.
I have a real serious problem with companies that don’t have some type of employee referral bonus program. It’s like being asked over for dinner and having to bring the food.
So if you are one of the unfortunate recruiters stuck without an employee referral bonus program, here… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 30, 2009 at 9:24am —
I have some indelible memories, like when my daughter was born and the day I got Google Voice. The Sun broke through dark clouds and I was totally like thank you Jesus! Finally, I can make free VOIP calls anywhere in the U.S with free SMS messaging!
Queue the Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” and slip away from away from all this high unemployment shouting, “I have Google Voice! I have Google Voice!”
GV opens up a whole new world for… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 27, 2009 at 11:30pm —
What’s the worse thing you can utter to Nerd? I mean what is the most terrifying, horrific, moment in a Nerds’s life? Jar Jar Binks.
I’d rather dance naked to “We Built This City” in a crowded mall than see Jar Jar Binks
in another Star Wars movie.… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 27, 2009 at 7:30am —
I’ve been playing Golf for seven years and I am bad. I’ve dropped cash on Ping Irons, Big Bertha Drivers, Dry-fit golf shirts, and even a Mack Daddy golf bag that I take family canoe trips in. No matter how good the equipment, I just suck palsy bad.
Most of the clubhouses around Atlanta have my picture posted on their bulletin boards. They warn their members via loudspeaker whenever I tee it up. My friends even started to wear a cup. “Dude, just throw the golf ball,” a friend once… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 10, 2009 at 7:56am —
It’s summer time already in the South, 90 degrees outside and humid as Vietnam 1969. The layoffs are still hot too. Not a whole lot of jobs reqs either.
Your Boss is pacing the office like a half crazed Nazi commander waiting for orders to drop kick more recruiters out. Everyone is doing their best to look busy, marching down the halls as they peck away on their blackberry and even giving Social Media Recruiting presentations.
Even a… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on June 5, 2009 at 12:05pm —
Willy dips Skoal, hunts, drives a tractor and is missing a finger. But he has a great personality and extreme likeability factor too.
When he is not outdoors killing defenseless animals he is updating his Facebook account. We are like his livestock and he is constantly feeding us daily tidbits and photos.
The single most incredible fact about Willy is that women love him. On his wall posts women leave flirty posts and even going so far to ask him out. That’s unheard of in… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Three things in life are certain. Death, Taxes and you will be in a Database. As soon as the Doc slaps your fanny and your mom cries your name – Boom in you’re in a Database.
Get a loan, a credit card, buy a house or a car – Boom in you’re in Database.
About the only thing you can do to escape being entered in a database is to be raised by wolves in the wilderness. But then you risk some scruffy environmental scientist discovering you, shooting you with a tranquilizer and… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 8, 2009 at 10:00am —
COLLECTIONS and ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Our family business has been around for years and we’re looking for a diverse individual – preferably strong male, Italian (Sicilian descent), 200 pounds and good at dealing with tough people. A real “go getter”. We need someone who has experience with collections and is not afraid of a little blood, sweat and tears. At times this person will need to hit the ground running and other times working on… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on April 10, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I was on the sofa picking my nose and watching MTV, when my Dad shouts, “Get a job!” I reminded Pops that I needed a car to get to a job. He reminded me (again) of my dusty moped. Again, I pleaded how hard it was to maintain a studly image riding a Moped.
“Get a job or find another home!” He ordered.
16 years of building my image – A collection of the finest samples of cologne, Polo collar turned up and advanced technology in Acne medication – all for naught.
Added by Michael Glenn on March 13, 2009 at 8:00am —
I wasn't thinking and ordered onions on a sandwich the other day. A couple of hours later, I could smell my own putrid breath. I almost had to work out of the bathroom to cover up my halitosis. To make matters worse, I had some meetings and a candidate was on the way. Something had to be done.
I reached for my survival kit. Actually, it’s a desk drawer stocked full of stuff. Here is what I keep and you should to: A toothbrush, toothpaste (d-uh), pressed shirt, deodorant, cologne,… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on March 11, 2009 at 10:24am —
Saturday mornings in the 70’s I’d watch the Superfriends. As soon as American Bandstand came on, I sprang outside and fled away on my Huffy bike. Back then the air was crisp, sky was blue, streets were safe, rock music was played and you didn’t have to wear bike helmets. Life was good.
Then a recession hit. Bam! Gas prices were high. Iran was the enemy. Jobs were lost, and the Carter administration was taking all the heat.
Things went from bad to worse. So bad, they… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on March 9, 2009 at 4:48pm —
I know what a friggin’ Recruiting Pipeline is. It’s simple! You bundle up some resumes and email them on a regular basis to a hiring manager. Done! Pipeline! Bam!
However, this fresh-out-of-school, Jonas Brothers listening, scruffy Nerf herder Recruiter was telling ME that I didn’t know what a Recruiting Pipeline was. He said I had it all wrong. Me?! Wrong!?! Wha..wha…I’m Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Recruiting!!!
I took a deep breath. I had to calm… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on February 23, 2009 at 11:00pm —