We would like to invite everyone to check out the group Service Provider Solutions a one stop shop for human resource managers, directors, recruiting agencies and staffing firms seeking solutions or seeking additional training or certification credit hours to connect with a multitude of industry service provider companies such as: educational, payroll, back office, financing, professional employer…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments
The answer is simple – it depends on what profession you want to enter into and then the question of whether this profession needs a degree is for professional bodies or employers to answer.
But then even if the professionals decide they need or want you to have a degree in their field,…Continue
As the Digital Era progresses, professionals at all levels and career stages need to develop and maintain a core set of digital competencies. These competencies can be developed informally, through online social learning communities, but they must also be developed through formal education and training programs. Academic and other…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on January 28, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments
Okay, so you have recruited just the right candidate. According to his resume his credentials are impeccable. He has all the required skill sets and vital experience in dealing with all the disciplines the job will require. His references provide you with glowing reviews. You have conducted background checks as part of your employment screening process, and your candidate emerges squeaky clean. Nothing that is noteworthy.
Or maybe there is some kid stuff type offenses on…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on January 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
From shifts in the economy to advances in technology, the career choices of Americans have changed dramatically since the 1900s. Since the days when “farmer” was a popular occupation, to the present when 50 percent of the top 20 fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, career choices have certainly shifted over time. To illustrate the shift, Bryant & Stratton College, an institution that has been at the forefront of workplace education & training since the…Continue
Many are aware of diploma mills. Diploma mills are nefarious services that either issue forged diplomas from legitimate universities or have bogus online unaccredited colleges that sell your a diploma earned for "life experience. For a certain fee you can get a Bachelor's Degree. A few bucks more and you can get a Master's or Doctorate.
It's a scam. As Corra Group, a background checking agency, we uncover bogus degrees issued from diploma mills with relative frequency. Some are…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Fish got to swim, and birds got to fly. And some employment candidates have to lie. About their education, mainly. Given the competitive job market, small wonder some will...ahem...stretch the truth in order to gain leverage when looking for a job. It's understandable. It's also pretty stupid.
Today,with most employers conducting education verification background checks as part of their employment screening programs, most likely the fictitious claim about having graduated or…Continue
Questions about social media education and training often result in passionate discussions about the relative value of formal and informal learning when it comes to acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective digital engagement. Most of the participants in these discussions are early adopters who have successfully…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on May 10, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Making a career change is a big decision, especially if it involves not only you, but a family and loved ones as well. In order to better assess what type of job in what kind of environment suits you best, there are several questions you should ask yourself as you prepare to make a move. Asking yourself the following questions will help you realize what issues are – or aren’t – deal breakers.
Additionally, career education or career training can be invaluable as you start the…Continue
Added by Crystal T on February 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Knowing what jobs match your skills is just as important as receiving the right career training when choosing a career. Luckily, LinkedIn has developed a great tool to help you learn more about the types of jobs that fit your skill set…Continue
Added by Crystal T on February 21, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
In June of 2009, the American Staffing Association Staffing Index bottomed out, after a loss of 1.14 million jobs – 37 percent of its workforce. Since then, the staffing and recruiting industry has seen month-over-month improvement in many segments and many geographic areas. That news analyzed and reported on a year later in 2010 by the ASA, was perhaps one of many factors that may have led the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to state that the recession of 2007-2009 ended that…Continue
Added by Phil McCutchen on October 27, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments
Last week I posted an article. The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification, about the ins and outs of education verification. I directed it toward recruiters and staffing groups as well as to human resources managers. Among other things, I wrote about various instances where employment candidates try to fudge on their degrees. I wrote about the different ways they may stretch the truth.
Alright, sometimes they just downright lie about having a degree when that…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on May 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process.
Education history, of course, outside of criminal records, is one of the more significant searches. For many positions, education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to employment candidate's…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
There are many things in today's world that are open to hyperbole. Among such considerations are employment candidate's claims to college degrees and how they…
Added by Gordon Basichis on November 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Benjamin McCall on June 15, 2010 at 12:37am — No Comments
Hi all, Fisher College of Boston, MA (www.fisher.edu) is the lead sponsor of a newly formed non-profit named: National Association of Recruiter Certification and Education (NARCE). The goal of NARCE is to provide a standardized educational and training program for all types of professional recruiters both agency and HR. There will be an online meeting next week to introduce and…Continue
Added by James R. Cote on March 29, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments
we’ve been busy so far this year. elements of frustration still, but overall, a move in the right direction. I think I’m still getting used to how different the US recruitment market is to the UK market.
We’ve just lost a client, who decided to go with the in-house approach (although i think they spun us that line to soften the blow). Real shame, but in light of the fact we had 4 offers rejected in 3 months, I must admit, I’m keen to focus our…
Added by Douglas Fowler on March 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments