"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him."
— Jonathan Swift
In my spare time (loosely defined term), I have committed myself to go back and re-read some of the classic literature assigned to me during my formative years. As I have started this new year out with a moral constitution directed towards happy, positive thoughts - Heart of Darkness is still collecting dust on my bookshelf. Mr. Kurtz… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on February 2, 2010 at 1:20am —
I was pondering on the great business book, "The Discipline of Market Leaders" written by Michael Tracey & Fred Wiersema. The authors in their research work came out with three disciplines that exist for successful companies in the world:
1. Operational excellence
2. Product leadership
3. Customer intimacy
and I had to ask myself this question - "Where does recruiting fall into?" Any suggestion from any one?
Added by Akiode Segun on January 14, 2010 at 3:28am —
My New Year’s Resolution is quite simple. I will no longer be brainwashed by Pat Sajak
In a less cryptic manner of speaking – I intend on imposing a ban on “Ceramic Dalmatians
.” Wait. What?
For reasons unbeknownst to me, memories of my childhood are cluttered by the recollection of watching daytime… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on January 6, 2010 at 7:00pm —
(1) Sales / Business Development - King of Prussia, PA
(2) Branch Manager (Selling) - Wilmington, DE
Base + Commission = $100+K Potential
My client, a Premier Staff Augmentation Firm specializing in the Administrative Staffing field, has a need for a Business Development Account Executive for its established King of Prussia, PA office. With multiple locations around the Philadelphia Metro area; this growing firm is now looking for a Sales Professional to grow their… Continue
Added by Harry Dougherty on December 14, 2009 at 3:59pm —
The unemployment rate dropped from 10.2% to 10% for November. Economist thought that the rate would maintain 10.2% for November so the news I’m reading is overly positive about the .2% drop. Most of these same economist however thought the unemployment rate would peak at 10.2% in February of 2010 but we saw that number 4 months earlier in October of this year. So forgive me if I am cautiously optimistic.
According to the New York Times, Allen L. Sinai, the founder of the research… Continue
Added by Darin Manis on December 4, 2009 at 3:19pm —
About a week ago I read an article in the New York Post entitled “Merrill Flinch: Retail banking push meets broker resistance.” I’ve read similar articles in Registered Rep and so on. Anyone could have (and many did) predict that this and more would happen. This is one of many instances where completely opposite and conflicting corporate cultures are going to clash.
BofA is pressuring Merrill brokers to start pushing retail banking products. The big brouhaha in the news is that BofA… Continue
Added by Darin Manis on November 20, 2009 at 5:41pm —
On October 9th I posted a blog about how it might take 4 years to get unemployment back to normal. I referred to a Wall Street Journal survey of 48 economists which shows that on average these economist believed that the official unemployment rate would peak at 10.2% in February of 2010. They were half right.
The Department of Labor released the October unemployment numbers and the official unemployment rate is now at 10.2% (a 26 year high) while the true unemployment rate (including… Continue
Added by Darin Manis on November 20, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Here are the available MBA resume books for each graduating class (get started by clicking on the MBA programs below or by copying this link into your browser - https://www.mbafocus.com/orders/
Class of 2009 Resume Books:
Many of our partner schools have added their graduates from last year's class directly into the experienced-recruiting alumni resume… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 17, 2009 at 11:18am —
You’re off to the big conference, your booth is ready and the iPhone is charged but do you know how to utilize Twitter to squeeze every possible opportunity out of this conference?
1. Identify Yourself!
Any technology conference that is not held out of someone’s garage will have a hashtag associated with it. Hashtags make your tweets more easily searchable and let readers know what content your tweet will include. Confused? Search #hrtech on Twitter or twitterfall.com and… Continue
Added by Adam Weise on November 9, 2009 at 2:38pm —
More companies have made the strategic decision to hire MBA students through summer internships the past several years. This year is no exception. MBA Focus
has been helping these companies identify and attract high-potential interns from the world's top-ranked MBA programs by using resume books powered by MBA Focus.
What are your MBA recruiting plans? Do they include summer interns? If so,… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 4, 2009 at 8:47am —
Want to make hiring an MBA easier?
Pre-ordering your class of 2011 MBA intern resume books can help. You'll be able to contact top MBA professionals as soon as their resumes are posted online, and have the best shot at landing your first-choice prospects.
MBA Intern Resume Books Available Now:
Baruch College -… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 27, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Hiring MBA interns
is a cost-effective and essential way to build your leadership talent pipeline regardless of business cycles. Smart firms have learned from past mistakes and realize they cannot afford to fall behind in leadership recruiting again. And despite the economic downturn, internship offerings increased in 2009 by 2.0% over 2008.
Firms like Kaplan, SAP, Amazon.com, Citi, and Deutsche… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 14, 2009 at 11:25am —
In military terms, the Rules of Engagement determine when and how much force should be applied to a given situation. The amount of force applied varies with increasing intensity depending on the level of resistance that the troops are coming up against. An example of how to respond to a level 3 resistance according to the US Marines' ROE goes as follows:
Level 3:… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 5, 2009 at 3:25pm —
So I had a really great time at RecruitFest! I knew it would be awesome. I thought I would have known what to expect, since I went to the Original RecruitFest, but I guess that’s the thing with unconferences, they are fluid, organic, and changing. Personally I love the unconference style of things. Probably because I don’t actually like rules all that much :P
There were so many new faces at RF2! It was really great to meet so many wonderful people. I was able to… Continue
Added by Carolyn on September 24, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Take a Break from work, this webinar is all about having some FUN!
The Near (and Far) Future of Recruitment
Register here (FREE)
There is a storm brewing. Technology forces from outside recruitment will steer the future of the recruiting industry. Many top producers in the recruiting industry have avoided… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on September 22, 2009 at 3:35pm —
Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? Surely it can't be true?
But it is! There really is a hiring boom in one organisation, in contrast to the hiring hibernation occurring almost everywhere else in the recruitment forest. And you don't have to have ANY previous relationship with the company to submit candidates.
Surely this is too good to be true? So what's the catch?
You bet there's a catch. And this catch provides a revealing glimpse into… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on August 31, 2009 at 7:12pm —
A DoD Agency, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.
NGA is accepting online applications for our November 2009 Invitational Hiring Event. If you are interested in performing exciting work that makes a difference everyday, then consider a career with NGA. We will be interviewing for a variety of entry to mid level opportunities. Apply by September 4 to be considered. For more details and to apply, please see the Hiring Event… Continue
Added by Debra Fitzwater on August 26, 2009 at 6:57pm —
I attend two or more trade shows per year. Most of the work (business development, recruiting and client service) is accomplished on the telephone, of course. But there's nothing like getting out there and meeting people in person. Both candidates and clients.
You can see what's happening in the market and people can meet you. There's a wonderful, energized information exchange during the compressed time of a trade show.
Because of my concentration on companies making… Continue
Added by Eric Raynard on July 30, 2009 at 12:40pm —
The following graduate business schools’ resume book databases will be released in the next 30 days for you to begin searching and filtering though the world's best MBA candidates. If you haven’t already pre-ordered, you can now. Get a jump on your competition today!
Upcoming Resume Book Releases:
(in order by release date)… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on July 27, 2009 at 9:36am —
Ready for a reality check from your current employees?
It's time for NAS Intuition, a web-based survey tool. Intuition generates online surveys, then accumulates, aggregates and analyzes the results. Any function that can be improved through analysis can benefit from Intuition.
Intuition can be used to solicit employee opinions on a variety of subjects, from your compensation and benefits packages to perceptions of your company as an employer of choice. It can assist in… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —