Every so often I get an email or comment posted on my RecruiterGuy blog that strikes a chord with me. This weekend was no exception. I received two, however - both with ultimately the same message, "Thanks for hearing me."
If you've ever been unfortunate enough to be trapped in a conversation with me when I became incredibly passionate about one of my favorite topics then you know - I'm a huge fan of the two way communication that is social networking. I've been lucky enough… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 11, 2008 at 9:18am —
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-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 —
So Siobhan has been an amazing friend, collegue and business partner of mine for close to 8 years now. A few years ago she got hooked on this idea of going to Uganda to help out in a birthing clinic. She quickly realised that the people in this village were lacking basic necessities for life let alone for giving birth. When she came back to San Francisco she put together a non-profit organization called OneMama with the intention of providing basic healthcare needs for mothers in the… Continue
Added by Jeff Weidner on July 25, 2008 at 11:00am —
Lack of technical talent slowing clean-tech industry
Posted by Martin LaMonica
The much-heralded clean-tech revolution needs a bigger army.
The absence of technical and managerial talent in the clean energy sector is putting a strain on the development of the industry, a survey finds.
Research firm New Energy Finance and recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles queried 75 executives in clean energy companies from around the world and found that the lack of… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on July 16, 2008 at 12:36pm —
Although modern social networks such as MySpace.com, FaceBook.com, Orkutt, LinkedIn, and XING are enjoying a great deal of notoriety and success these days due to their popularity with--and wild embrace by--today's youth and the business community, their roots can be directly traced to Classmates.com and SixDegrees.com, both of which were formed in 1995 and 1997 respectively. In other words, it took 13 years for modern social networks to finally reach their peak--become ascendant--instead… Continue
Added by Pierre Coupet on June 20, 2008 at 4:30pm —
When I started as a recruiter in 1993, my first job was to develop an IT contract staffing business to complement the agency's existing direct IT placement business. Over the next 3 years, I was able to build a substantial business, and saw the advantages of the contract side of the business. The ongoing, growing revenue stream was the best part.
By 1996, my comp plan was "changed" by the agency owners, (not in my favor). This change pushed me to consider starting my own firm to… Continue
Added by Michael Saulnier on June 16, 2008 at 2:46pm —
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 —
Tandel Systems is helping SAIC and DIA in developing various aspects to acquire contractor personnel to assist it in supporting the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative (CNCI) vision by bridging key relevant communities within DIA to assure action leading to the establishment of a cyber defense capability, leveraging pre-existing capabilities to ensure maximum yield. The services to achieve this vision include but are not limited to providing: insider threat/cyber investigative detection,… Continue
Added by Ron Vogt on June 13, 2008 at 11:14am —
I just wanted to get the word out that I have 2 salaried level recruiter positions open at the Wal-Mart Corporate Office in Bentonville. We are looking for highly qualified individuals with full-cycle recruiting experience and innovative sourcing skill. Relocation is required. If you're interested, send me an email at email@example.com. Salary package includes base salary, 25% incentive, and stock equity.
Added by Cassie Dunn on June 13, 2008 at 8:45am —
I read an article by Debra Walker at NetTemp's Crossroads Newsletter titled the "Ten Things a Recruiter will never tell you". Naturally I was curious, since I consider myself a fairly open book and am not afraid to discuss much of anything with a candidate. I still can't figure out how to paste a link into this blog, so my apologies for you having to cut and paste this into a browser: http://www.net-temps.com/adcgi/banner.cgi?ref=crnews&ch=2885&id=crs_2885.
Here's the Ten… Continue
Added by Dave Templeman on June 2, 2008 at 10:06am —
I. THE ROLE OF PARENTHESES IN BOOLEAN SEARCHES
AM I SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU 5 MILLION DOLLARS OR 6 MILLION DOLLARS??
You’ve heard it said when looking at your paycheck, or looking at buying that new boat, “It’s just a matter of ‘zeros’.” Well sometimes it is just a matter of ‘parentheses’.
It makes a difference how you group the numbers below by putting in parentheses:
1+2x2=$5 million? $6 million?
1+(2x2)=5 Here we did the “multiply” first, and… Continue
Added by Hasan Mirza on May 29, 2008 at 10:23am —
Recruiting is like sales and marketing rolled into one. If a company has a great brand, a great job, and a great hiring manager, not too much marketing or recruiting is required. But if your company lacks one or more of these factors — or if you're targeting hard-to-fill positions — then stronger recruiters are required.
Use the following "10 Commandments of Recruiting" as a guide to assess yourself, your team, or any new recruiter about to be hired when these strong recruiting… Continue
Added by Hasan Mirza on May 28, 2008 at 1:26pm —
I know some of you recruiters out there have worked in the different venues of recruiting, ie. corporate versus contingency or agency. Have you ever noticed the less than friendly attitude you normally get as a third party vendor when you are working the contingency side and call into the corporate recruiter or HR?
I have worked the corporate side also where, yes, you get a few calls from recruiters trying to drum up work. I always try to treat them with respect, and it doesn’t take… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on May 23, 2008 at 1:31pm —
I'm searching the job opportunity for USA-International Market
Seasoned business development professional with 17 years of experience in penetrating competitive markets and propelling outstanding sales revenues in a worldwide business environment. Strengths in strategic product introduction and brand positioning that eliminate cultural barriers and adapt business protocols to international needs. Goal-oriented leader who excels in account… Continue
Added by Uday on May 10, 2008 at 3:08pm —
Do or Die situation for IT recruitment consultancies in India
Recruitment consultancy business in India is flourishing like anything. Apart from domestic consultancies the international IT recruitment companies have entered into India market for developing there business.
In metro cities almost on every main road you could find a recruitment consultancy. In all of these consultancies there would be hundreds of people working on the IT clients.
According to… Continue
Added by NADNUK on May 9, 2008 at 2:23am —
In a somewhat interesting conversation on ERE
, I've observed a trend in response to a Talent Acquisition Director seeking information on how to implement a Sourcing Process into the current mix. Fellow TA Directors seem to be extremely guarded against any non-TA thought processes or insights from 'outside-the-bubble' per se. Being a… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on May 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
Sourcing 1.0 (Sourcing as Name Generation) has begun to show its cracks . . . much like the notion of CRM ("the right message to the right customer at the right time")
did in the early 2000s. Frankly, most organizations we speak with that are using a Sourcing 1.0 process are just not seeing desired results. Yeah, they may be a very marginal improvement in COH numbers, but there is a coinciding cost as well. Because… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on April 21, 2008 at 8:00am —
via The Sourcer's Corner - San Diego Employer
This month at San Diego Employer eMagazine, we feature a handy web resource that is sure to please any sourcer. 20Search.com features just about every major search engine you can imagine - all neatly placed on one page. 20Search labels itself The Web's Best Search Engine List, and it delivers quite handsomely by auto-populating each of the 20 boxes with your search string. Accompanying… Continue
Added by Steve Cherry on April 16, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Excellent question posed by another senior exec in my network: During an active job search, how effective is it to keep in touch with recruiters who only work on a retained basis? The key part to this question is “an active job search” as opposed to “keeping in touch”
This has nothing to do with you (!) by the way. As I’m sure you know, though, active job seekers frustrate easily and, on the other hand, retained recruiters are trying to fill positions at the same time they’re… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on April 14, 2008 at 9:12am —
The beauty of a dysfunctional team at the Office is . . .
That despite it all, things still find a way to get done.
I mean, how many times have we seen a team of buddies that all loved one another, and spent nearly every minute of every day together . . . but couldn't collaborate together to change a lightbulb if they needed to?
Sure, there's probably a happy medium (well, not probably), but before we lower the gavel on dysfunctional teams, let's keep one thing in… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on April 7, 2008 at 6:30pm —