Added by Daniel J Smith on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Speaking with an affiliate who specializes in recruiting, I was asked what rights do recruiters have in an employment relationship around termination. My answer, a whole lotta grey.
First thing to determine is was there an employer/employee contract in the first place. There are legal payroll requirements, standard employment contract agreements and many more conditions that determine if the relationship was actually an employer/employee one. With that said, there are also…Continue
Added by Lisa Switzer on October 19, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments
In a recent HR magazine called “Network” that is distributed through Alberta there was a story posted about an interview appointment gone wrong. I had to read the story about three times over before I could believe what I read. My question is, have candidates really degraded to this level of foolishness?
1. Trust your gut instinct; if the project that you are contemplating seems solid- Move ahead; This works in both your personal and professional life. There is only one person who will allow…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on October 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
After a great discussion with a colleague Rebecca B. Sargeant (RBS-Staffing), this blog entry hit me. So thanks Rebecca for nudging my blog-ism today!
Let me set-up a picture for you, one that if you are a recruiter you are likely very experienced in such situations.…Continue
Added by Lisa Switzer on September 14, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments
It’s natural to think that your LinkedIn profile belongs only to you. It’s contains so much of your hard work and personal knowledge, it seems out-of-the-question that anything else
could possibly be the case. However, as business begins to recognise the
value social media brings to the bottom line, the issue of ownership of
social activities is coming to the fore. So, if you tweet for work,…
As a seasoned Recruiter I have been extremely frustrated with how to practically apply the use of “Social Media” to my full desk environment. The more times I posted positions to my LinkedIn signature, groups, et cetera the more silence I seem to have been creating. As my frustration reached a…Continue
Throughout my life there have been so many times that I have "wanted" to do something or "thought" about doing something, but I just never followed through with or completed. There have been lots of things actually, like going back to school, becoming a police officer, writing a book, and the list goes on and on. I'm almost certain that I am not alone in this category either. Things always seemed to come up or I just never took the initiative to get something started as it related to my…Continue
Added by Matthew Hakaim on July 7, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments
Added by Matthew Hakaim on June 9, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments
I have recently heard from many DFW professionals in the IT Staffing and Solutions business that tell me their business is back in a big way and are seeing dramatic increases in Job Requisitions both on a contract and direct hire basis.
Added by Kevin Womack on May 4, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments
Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian…Continue
Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments
I have often heard that a good plan is essential for success, and for the most part I agree. That being said though, a good plan was definitely something that I was lacking when I entered the recruiting industry. I began my career as a recruiter out of necessity. Why necessity? Well I had just lost my job, and it was necessary that I have money to eat, pay bills, and ultimately survive. A new career was not in my game plan by any stretch of the imagination, and recruiting was foreign to me…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 28, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments
It's funny the way life works sometimes. For years I was a bartender at a very popular local bar, and I was damn good at it too! My customer base was very large, I was making a lot of money, and I loved my job! What more could I ask for?? Life was really good! It was during my tenth year at this particular bar that I heard the terrible news, the bar was just sold to an individual who had no intentions in keeping it open. My "perfect world" had just crumbled in a matter of seconds. I was…Continue
Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 16, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 11, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments
Once HR understands the situations that surround a position, they will be able to reduce the risk…Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments
Added by Saleem Qureshi on February 22, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments
Added by Kevin Womack on February 15, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments
I was having lunch with my good friend, and former business partner, Rex Kurzius* the other day. During lunch, he informed me that he is only looking to hire people from USC. I let the statement pass for a few moments because Rex has a tendency to throw out statements for shock value and sometimes it’s best to let it go; however, this time I had to ask him why he would only hire people from the University of Southern California. As it turns out he wasn’t referring to the University of…Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 8, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments