Consider using MBA Focus as your virtual recruiting tool to:
- Source hard-to-fill global positions
- Reduce executive search firm fees
- Cut expensive on-campus recruiting expenses
- Post jobs to all core and non-core schools at once
- Promote employment branding
- Build relationships with passive candidates
- Improve diversity candidate attraction
- Eliminate job board waste of unqualified candidates
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 23, 2008 at 11:55am —
I specialize in insurance, and we are humming along. If you have a pulse (and I'm assuming you have an internet connection since you can see this) you have seen/heard lots of doom & gloom talk out there. I live and specialize in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area.
This is my best encouraging word for the industry. We are looking for insurance sales and service people alike. There is a lot of action in our immediate geographical area as well as nationwide. I guess… Continue
Added by James, CPC on October 15, 2008 at 3:12pm —
When it comes to holiday hiring, employers need to put together a recruitment plan well before the radio stations start playing “Jingle Bell Rock” every half hour. Whether you’re the hiring manager of a restaurant franchise or you own a small clothing store in the mall, there’s no denying that business picks up starting as early as November 1. In fact, according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, both independent and chain stores have seen a rise in sales between 45 and 170 percent… Continue
Added by Brittany on October 10, 2008 at 2:43pm —
It’s difficult to put your best foot forward when your China hiring report is released as major financial institutions have just gone into a major meltdown.
Such is life.
Of course, the Hudson Report for July to September 2008 is as deep and accurate as you would normally expect from them. We just have to adjust many of the results downwards.
The trends should be much the same as in the report but the optimism is much less warranted. 2009 looks like a bit of a… Continue
Added by Frank Mulligan on October 6, 2008 at 11:23am —
We are excited to offer you our latest white paper, "A Single Path to Hiring MBA Talent: The expanded role of career services to students and alumni, and what it means to recruiters.
Since the publication of last year’s white paper (“New Directions in MBA Recruiting”), it has become clear that the importance of career services offices to hiring firms has greatly increased. This year's paper focuses on the fact that MBA career services… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on September 23, 2008 at 3:49pm —
Top 5 Ways to Fail at Hiring
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If you're in the majority of businesses out there, you handle most or all of your recruiting in-house- no recruiters or staffing agencies in your hip pocket... or wallet. That is, you write your own job postings or advertisements, you research and make your own media buys, and you handle the pre-screening and interview process. If your company attends career fairs, you and your team conceive the design for your… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on September 16, 2008 at 11:22pm —
They say there are two seasons in Washington state: Rainy season and Construction season. Although I have heard that slogan used for other areas in the country, it is particularly true in The State of Liquid Sunshine.
Driving home from work, I found myself approaching a construction site. Noting the neon orange signs, traffic cones, and large portable reader board lit up with orange lights asking me to merge left, I dutifully signaled, cleared, and proceeded to change lanes. Now I… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on September 16, 2008 at 12:27pm —
While organizing 4 job fairs in different states this month, I've been keenly aware of our need to differentiate our events from the rest. When it comes right down to it, all that really matters is that local job seekers find good opportunities, and the local employers who exhibit connect with high quality local candidates. Sounds simple, hunh?
Actually, it really is. When we hosted events earlier this year and last fall, we were able to get a much higher quality of job seeker than… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on September 12, 2008 at 6:00pm —
There are a lot of buzz words floating around in business these days. Mentoring, Coaching, Paradigms, Teamwork, etc… But I’d like to give you the scoop on really impressing someone who is interviewing you for a position. I like to call it the New Buzzword- WORK ETHIC.
I’ve interviewed numerous people for positions and fellow colleagues ask me what it is that impresses me the most from applicants. It is too easy to ask people to tell if they’re a team player or if they’re coachable.… Continue
Added by Todd Moss on August 22, 2008 at 10:00am —
Here I am in sweltering Phoenix, AZ, waiting impatiently for a certain new arrival to make an entrance. I am the designated Birth Coach for my sister who is having her second child, and this little boy (Joel) is taking his sweet time in exiting the womb! My view of this process from the Birth Coach side has really changed the way I have traditionally understood this role.
When you have your own kids, and you're the female, you just expect the father to Man Up - be there for you,… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on August 14, 2008 at 11:21am —
I remember having debates with classmates regarding the question of nature versus nurture - which one is more important? Are all things predetermined by your genetic code? Is the environment in which you were raised more relevant in the formation of your personality, your likes and dislikes?
I got to thinking about this the other day at the hairdresser's. Yes - the hairdresser's. Going in for my tri-annual cut/color ritual, I noticed that the weather outside was beautiful. The… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on August 5, 2008 at 3:52pm —
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-Present more critical career content to sell clients
-Provide a high quality & professional candidate presentation
-See what people are saying
Once your candidate's have created their… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Calannio, CPC on July 29, 2008 at 1:42pm —
In the early spring of this year, the flowers were blooming, birds were singing, and I began to plan my summer garden. The previous year was a complete bust for my container garden. Poor location coupled with an unusually cool and cloudy summer doomed my basil and tomatoes from the outset, and my peppers didn’t fare much better. Relocating the container garden to my back yard would afford it better sunshine (if there was sunshine to be had) and a location that would make it easier to water and… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on July 21, 2008 at 3:49pm —
Top 50 MBA Programs Online Resume Books at Your Fingertips
If you want top-tier business talent to fill positions in your office, look here first! MBA student and alumni online resume books are available to order right now! Access to 2nd-year class of 2009 students are shipping every week. Dozens of school’s alumni resumes are already available to search! Or pre-order 1st-year class of 2010 students. At the MBA Focus Direct Order website you can get access to all the MBA candidates… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on July 17, 2008 at 11:10am —
Years ago before debit card usage became the norm, writing checks for goods and services was commonplace. A friend of mine went to her neighborhood grocery store, bought the items she needed, and patiently stood in the checkout line. When the clerk told her how much money she owed, she pulled out her checkbook and fished around in her pocket for a writing implement. Hand clasped upon a cylindrical object, she drew it out of her pocket and went to fill out her check… until she realized the… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on July 15, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Taking advantage of our recently gorgeous Northwest sunshine the other day, I decided to take a walk. As I started out on my three mile trek, I noticed a home that had a beautifully landscaped yard. The grass was green and weed-free, the flowers thrived in rich brown soil with plenty of sunshine, and there were decorative pots on the porch containing healthy looking plants. This was the kind of yard that made you want to go home and set your yard on fire, you know?
Except for this… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on June 30, 2008 at 1:42pm —
Everybody has their weakness, that one irrational fear that triggers an uncontrollable-squeal-like-a-little-girl reaction in you. Do you know what I’m talking about? There’s no explaining this fear; it’s primal and undeniable. For some people this fear is manifested in spiders, or snakes, or even squirrels. Mine is frogs.
I’ve always hated frogs, ever since I was a little girl. Strangely and perversely enough, one of my dad’s more “interesting” hobbies was frog jumping. My dad would… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on June 16, 2008 at 1:50pm —
Problem: You're a hiring manager, not a professional recruiter, who needs hire the best candidate quickly while still doing your day job. Quickly, your email inbox fills with resumes, you forward them on to other decision team members for feedback. Some respond quickly, others more slowly. Meanwhile, you are trying to keep track of peoples thoughts on each candidate while still more resumes and follow-ups are filling your inbox. All you need is a… Continue
Added by Mike Wagner on June 3, 2008 at 2:41pm —
Everyone loves a bargain, but when hiring talented professionals it can sometimes come back to bite you as you continue to grow your staff. We recently worked with a client that has experienced just such a problem and the fix is hard to swallow. The client has (with our help) found some very talented professional as they moved from a three to a ten person team. Originally they weren’t able to offer top dollar salaries, but because of the strong growth and current technology they’re jobs were… Continue
Added by bill martineau on May 15, 2008 at 11:19am —
About the Company:
Agency Assist, Inc. is a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company dedicated to providing staffing agencies with outsourced recruiting solutions. Agency Assist combines its recruiting resources with "best of breed" tools, a collaborative approach and a proven methodology resulting in a highly cost effective solution. By leveraging the global workforce, Agency Assist delivers the quality and accountability for the demand by reducing the overall recruiting costs… Continue
Added by Michael Joseph on May 13, 2008 at 3:00am —