All Blog Posts Tagged 'Microsoft' (13)

Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.

This is…

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Added by Bert Shimabukuro on August 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

Danielle Monaghan "An HR Journey Leads to Insights on Asia" Interview Article, HR Magazine july 2013 * Cross-Cultural HR Experiences

Interview by John Scorza, SHRM, Danielle Monaghan, HR director at Cisco Systems Inc., learns from cross-cultural HR experiences. "as HR director for Cisco Systems in North Asia, she delivered a range of HR services to more than 7,000 employees in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Back in the U.S. since last year, Monaghan is director of human resources overseeing leadership…

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Added by Dave Mendoza on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Here’s Why the Indeed.com Deal Sucks for Monster

In all the hoopla last week surrounding the Indeed.com acquisition, most pundits overlooked how bad it was for Monster and its job board brethren.

According to a source who wanted to remain anonymous, Recruit Co., Indeed’s buyer, had a deal with Monster on the table as well. Indeed’s pricetag was rumored to be $1.2 billion while Monster wanted $1.4 billion.

So, a measly $200…

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Added by Joel Cheesman on October 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Best in the Northwest

When you're invited to join the Seattle Times' photo shoot featuring one of the "Best in the Northwest" companies, you say yes. And I did. And this experience reminds to take a moment and enjoy the realization that my job is truly one of the…

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Added by Lauren Ciminera on May 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 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

How Important are Work Ethics to You?

 

Ethics are a big deal in the corporate world. Companies want to be seen as ethical, therefore making them a top notch company to work for and trust in. Not only should a company be ethical, but so should their employees. Would you work for an unethical company just because you need a job? Some people would, but you need to figure out for yourself how important ethics are to you!

We have all seen the scandals on TV…

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Added by Shana Borwegen on March 29, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

I Am Still a PC

Friday was my last day at Microsoft. I was afforded a great opportunity to create and impact recruiting; an outcome that I did not anticipate when I joined the company five years ago. It was a humbling experience working with the best and the brightest; I was amazed by my colleagues. Amazed, not by just how smart everyone is; but by the quality of human beings they are and the values that are shared. We did some great work together that changed the face of recruiting not only at Microsoft…

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Added by Marvin Smith on February 20, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

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

An Interview with Scott Pitasky, Corporate Vice President, Talent & Organizational Capability at Microsoft. Recorded at ERE Expo

"There's no question if you look out the next 12 to 18 months, we will hire thousands of people to Microsoft around the world."



Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company’s learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. I recorded… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 8, 2009 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Updated - Video use at MSFT

Today, in Susan Burns' Talent Talk Cafe, we were discussing the use of video in recruiting (advantages and disadvantages from both the candidate and the company's perspective).



Microsoft uses several blogs to attract, and share information with candidates, sometimes through video posts.



Here are some examples:

http://blogs.msdn.com/jobsblog/…

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Added by Carolyn on October 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — 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

10 Tips to Beef up Employee Referrals and Win the War for Talent

So you’re the CEO of a company and you need to beef up recruiting. You can always take the easy way out and just pawn it off on recruiting or HR, but in this ultra-competitive landscape that’s unfortunately just not going to net you the best people. In today’s marketplace, where great candidates have options up to their eyeballs and are well-paid and well-retained, leaders need to ensure they are doing everything in their power to make sure their company is attracting all of the top candidates… Continue

Added by BINC Search on April 8, 2008 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Meet Kevin Stakelum, Staffing Manager at Microsoft

By Dave Mendoza, SixDegrees fromDave.com Master Cybersleuth, Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc. Connect With Dave Join "Six Degrees" Linkedin Group



Kevin's Email Kevin's… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on March 31, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

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