At this point you may be wondering what a highly creative “1 + 1 = 3” advertising campaign for Schweppes has anything to do with the title of this piece. Most likely, your eyes were drawn to the image and then your brain tried to make some sort of semantic connection between these two disparate elements. *PLEASE DO NOT STOP READING* I realise that I may have lost some of you, but in this article I will attempt to explain how this mathematical improbability is a…Continue
Once upon a time a dear friend told me about the issues he was having in his apparel manufacturing plant where certain employees were in business for themselves. This meant their raking off inventory, dresses, blouses, and such, and selling the stolen merchandise to anyone who would pay cash. Upon doing researcher, my friend found is otherwise unaccounted merchandise in the flea markets in downtown Los Angeles and with different off price venues. The stealing or shrinkage, as it was…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on March 13, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Once upon a time, a college degree was considered a ticket to success. If you had a diploma, a sheepskin, if you will, you could easily find a job. You would make more money. You were almost guaranteed a promising start to a career. Not so much anymore.
An article in the …Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on February 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This was originally posted on http://blog.jeremyrobertstx.com
In their own words:
"StreetID is an innovative online career matchmaking and networking site designed specifically for professionals in the Financial Services Industry.
We offer job seekers the chance to join our online database which enables Hiring Managers to locate the best candidates in compliance, operations, portfolio…Continue
Added by Jeremy Roberts, SPHR on February 1, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Criminal records background checks are not a one size fits all. While most employers do conduct criminal background checks as part of their employment screening program, the idea is to use them wisely. Wisely, in this case, means don't be indiscriminate to where you can get yourself in trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Pepsi Beverages just found its blanket policy, regarding criminal records background checks, cost them a hefty $3.1 Million in settlement…Continue
Let’s be honest, recruitment can be expensive both in terms of time and money. But does it really have to be that way? Here we list some great free tools out there that recruiters can use to find and hire people for free. A cost per hire of $0 is not so far fetched as you imagine.
Free job boards……..are you using them?
There are loads of free job boards out there. Ok, so they may not quite…Continue
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on January 18, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments
One of the biggest highlights at Sendouts for 2011 was the release of the revamped Sendouts mobile. The mobile recruiting landscape had changed quite a bit from the initial launch of Sendouts mobile in 2004. Advances in technology, not to mention the proliferation of touch-screen devices meant that it was definitely time to reinvent our mobile app. Mobile will…Continue
Since we largely train recruiters and businesses how to leverage the power of social media as a sourcing tool, an employer branding tool and a business development tool, one common question we get asked all the time from nervous HR managers to company directors is advice on a social media policy that will enable…Continue
This was originally posted by Dave Ryan on the Illinois SHRM Blog. Big thanks for Dave for promoting!
This is another call to action for those of you out there who are still sitting on the fence about an upcoming event in the Chicago area. TNLive is coming to the Chicago area. Please click the link then you can see a video…Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on November 17, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments
The Occupy Wall Street Movement has caused its fair share of consternation to a good many persons and organizations. In certain areas where Occupy Whatever is taking place, small business owners are losing business due to the congregations outside their doors. Often regular customers will not patronize businesses where large crowds are gathered outside or nearby. People are intimidated. It's that simple, really.
Then, of course, there has been vandalism where various businesses…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on November 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
A colleague got me going on this blog idea...and after a little research I love it!. For those of you who don’t know who Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is, he’s one of the main characters in Full Metal Jacket and is…Continue
Say good-bye to traditional job fairs and say hello to the America Hires Virtual Job Fair, an online and interactive event aimed to help 1MM+ career professionals find employment…Continue
Added by Carlos Gil on September 20, 2011 at 1:53am — No Comments
Last week it was announced that JobsDirectUSA.com is organizing the America Hires Virtual Job Fair, an online mega-recruiting event which will run from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 at AmericaHires360.comand aims to connect millions of job candidates with hiring companies throughout the United…Continue
Added by Carlos Gil on August 24, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments
Recruitment Strategy is probably one of the most misunderstood and misused terms tossed about in our industry today. Try asking your clients and colleagues to define the term, and we guarantee that you will get very different responses. Recruitment Strategy means entirely different things to different recruitment stakeholders (line managers, hiring leaders, HR professionals, recruitment professionals). Still searching for answers…try googling the term or searching through respected industry…Continue
Added by Granite Consulting on July 12, 2011 at 3:11pm — 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
Part 1 of “The ever expanding staffing function” Series!!!
So this is part 1 of the series. Here we are going to focus on the monofunction model also called full lifecycle, and A-Z.
The monofunction model is very simple. 1 staffing professional does it all A-Z; they help with the job description, they source candidates, they screen candidates, they walk them through the interview and hire process and work directly with the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 6, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Apparently certain employers discriminate in their hiring practices. According to a recent report in the National Employment Law Project, or NELP, their survey of Cragi's Lit reveals that no hire policies are routine. According to their Press Release, NELP posted the following--
"The new report highlights the widespread and illegal use of blanket no-hire policies by providing…Continue
I know what you are thinking, what does a Disney song; have to do with the Pyramids? Well the connection is really very simple.
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 9, 2011 at 12:16am — No Comments