Nobody likes recessions, especially when they're as long as the most recent one (and some people claim that the recession really isn't over, regardless of what the National Bureau of Economic…Continue
With every recession, recruiters learn lessons—many of them hard lessons—and this latest recession was no exception. Top Echelon Network interviewed a number of its recruiters and asked them what they’ve learned as a result of the recession.
1. Staying positive is more important than you realize.
Being positive is more than just a frame of mind. It also translates into every interaction that you have with candidates and clients and can ultimately affect how…Continue
Click the image to see a larger version of this info graphic, courtesy of CNNMoney:
If this info graphic is to be believed – and I do – the four best jobs in America are:
Added by Tim Giehll on September 10, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments
Many companies have held off hiring new employees for quite some time. The question is how much longer can they continue to do so?
From all indications, not too much longer.
On Tuesday, the Labor Department released its worker productivity numbers for the second quarter. The numbers weren’t that pretty, since they indicated productivity fell 0.9% during the second quarter. That represents the first time that productivity has…Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on August 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It’s bad enough that many companies are taking the stance that they will no longer consider unemployed job seekers for their open positions. Now it appears as though a growing number of them are using credit checks more frequently…Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on July 23, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
The numbers get thrown around in the national news media all the time. Nearly eight million jobs lost during this recession . . . with only about 600,000 of those jobs recovered . . . and the national unemployment rate expected to hover around 10% for quite some time.
Added by Matt Deutsch on July 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
There's no doubt that the most recent recession (or current one, depending upon who you talk to) was much different than previous ones. As a result, it stands to reason that the recovery will be much different, as well. According to a recent CNNmoney.com article ("Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits"), those who work a full-time job in the future may count…Continue
It's not the only question, by any stretch of the imagination, but just like any objection, it must be overcome by finding out the true reason for the objection. Once you find that reason--and are able…Continue
As I stated in my previous blog post, it's becoming more and more difficult to place the unemployed. Some companies are omitting them from the job search process, sight unseen, to the point where they're telling job seekers not to apply in their job posting and…Continue
Apparently, they are even more prone to doing so in the current economic climate.
According to a recent CNNMoney.com article ("Looking for Work? Unemployed Need Not…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on April 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include the top Talent Management influencers , Twitter’s new…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 16, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments
Added by Tim Giehll on March 23, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Saying that the job market has changed is an understatement. Everyday we talk to people who have come up short using the tried and true methods of ten years ago. Meanwhile success stories continue to emerge about people tweeting their way to their dream job or being discovered on their blog. Now of course this won't be everyone's experience, but there is a reason why this is becoming a growing phenomenon. These people have figured out that the people… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 7, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments