Think it can’t happen to you? Ha! I live in Ohio and on Sunday, September 14 at about 1 p.m. an ill wind started to blow in from the southwest. I was pulling weeds in my garden when the angry, dark and low-lying ominous clouds began to pass quickly overhead. Straightening, I watched as the 100-plus year old maple trees in my front yard began to sway crazily, dropping debris from… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on September 22, 2008 at 1:13pm —
, Video Cover Letters
or Video Interviews
- The benefits of video services like Vipe, as shown by Plugged-in Pete
I think that these video resumes, or as I call them, “video cover letters” can be a very good initial representation of a candidate. This is the candidate’s opportunity to get their best foot forward when presenting themselves. Or I guess in this case it’s their best face forward!
Sure, they can be done over and over… Continue
Added by Mark Tortorici on September 5, 2008 at 7:30pm —
I'll be co-presenting with Shally Steckerl at Kennedy
(Nov. 16-19) and ERE
(Oct. 28-30), both in Florida. Gerry Crispin also has me lined up to join him on an ERE panel. Others TBA, but you can always get the latest at www.recruiting-online.com
Added by Glenn Gutmacher on August 29, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Recruiting takes a holiday – leverage your position!
Woo-Hoo – a Holiday, Right? I mean, you’re probably thinking about staying up all night Sunday (probably trying some Jello Shot recipes
) watching the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and closing Monday afternoon out with a BBQ.
I don’t blame you. Before I was a big biller that’s how I spent my holiday time,… Continue
Added by Art Pitcher on August 28, 2008 at 11:11am —
I realized today that there is a great deal of similarities between courting a mate and courting our candidates.
when your courting your significant other, in the beginning you are possibly dating others and so you look to be the best, the best at talking, laughing and joking, hanging out, showing off all of you great assets, being YOU. BUT you dont show off the fact that you like to leave dirty socks on the floor or you like eating cold pizza... everyday.
This can also be related to… Continue
Added by Shift BPM on August 27, 2008 at 9:00pm —
I am sitting here thinking about writing another blog, as I am trying to build awareness around my company Shift BPM. I have been in the recruiting industry for many years and I have plenty of staffing and consulting information I can give, and I will. But I realized that as I am reading everyone's blogs, most of them have one thing in common the personal information. Now I am not saying I want to tell all here and give you my life's story, but couldn't it be said that relating life to… Continue
Added by Shift BPM on August 26, 2008 at 10:00am —
The more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that we need to return to the basics. I was involved in a discussion today about the need for recruiters to learn to create better job postings. There is still a lot of what we used to call spaghetti recruiting out there. For those of you not old enough to have heard that expression spaghetti recruiting is the methodology of throwing enough resumes at a hiring manager thinking one of them simply has got to stick!
As I… Continue
Added by Moises Lopez on August 15, 2008 at 8:00am —
We are sourcing for diversity candidates on behalf of our client, a 501c3 Member Organization and a 501c3 Foundation within the Washington DC area.
Our client is an independent non-profit organization, comprised of a diverse membership. The group's mission is to provide it's members with network and leadership forums that add perspective and direction to enable the achievement of excellence in business.
They are a unique, individual membership organization representing the… Continue
Added by Arthur Jones on August 13, 2008 at 6:28pm —
Q: But Art, isn't email sourcing in the domain of lazy recruiterdom?
A: If you can reach more ppl with a tool you're NOT using - THAT'S lazy!
For some reason, a couple of times a month someone will give me a referral to someone I'm looking for by senging me an email with a name and an email address - no other information.
I actually know the reason.
The people providing the information for me are very… Continue
Added by Art Pitcher on August 11, 2008 at 7:00am —
Okay, so I recently changed my long-time standpoint on this.
If I'm recruiting for a real Purple Squirrel or asking a LOT from potential candidates (for example, I'm currently performing a confidential search for a client in which I cannot divulge the company, the location or the specific job title - and neither do they in the phone screen) I think ultimately it's worth it to make a spliff available if someone helps close a deal by directing me to my superstar.
Added by Art Pitcher on August 8, 2008 at 4:25pm —
This is a blatant product pitch. It's okay to do this occasionally, says Jim Durbin, so I thought I'd showcase how the TalentFilter software works. Recruiters currently spend up to 65% of their day searching for resumes on job boards. Although fancy Web 2.0 services promise passive candidate results, the truth is most of us use job boards… Continue
Added by Talent Drive on July 1, 2008 at 12:10pm —
The Big Apple’s concentration of jobs surpasses major tech hubs such as San Jose/Silicon Valley, Boston and Washington, D.C.
The region had a total of 316,500 high-tech jobs in 2006, the latest year for which figures were available, states “Cybercities 2008: An Overview of the High-Technology Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities.” The report was conducted by AeA, a… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on July 1, 2008 at 11:00am —
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 —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary package includes base salary, 25% incentive, and stock equity.
Added by Cassie Dunn on June 13, 2008 at 8:45am —
Ever wonder whether you'd be better off working some place else?
A new Web site called Glassdoor.com is trying to make it easier to find out by compiling free snapshots of the current salaries paid by hundreds of major employers, along with reviews anonymously written by current and past workers.
Read the whole article… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on June 11, 2008 at 3:15pm —
Join me this Thursday, June 12th, at 1pm ET for a Kennedy Information sponsored webinar. Event information follows and registration is HERE
. You can also reference one of my previous articles Building a Recruitment Strategy in A Social World.…
Added by Susan Burns on June 9, 2008 at 9:00am —
Bob and I went to see the third film in the Caribbean trilogy “Pirates of the Caribbean” shortly after it opened last year in May, 2007. Just recently I watched it again on a lazy Sunday afternoon and was reminded of this piece I wrote, though not sure where (or if) I ever posted it. I offer it now for your amusement.
The usurper of the pirate ship "The Black Pearl"… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on May 23, 2008 at 4:28pm —
Added by Shally Steckerl on May 22, 2008 at 9:54pm —
We (HRpo Worldwide) provide CV Screening Facility to the Staffing Companies in USA ad UK.
We can really make the difference as the Recruiters in India can do the sourcing of profiles and while you come down to your desk, you are ready with the profiles to be called. Imagine a fine day when you have all the targeted profiles on your email. Recruiters in INDIA are very cheap and it can really save upon your cost.
From initial consultation and throughout the working… Continue
Added by Rishabh on May 20, 2008 at 2:25pm —
We are looking for a few good Men and Women to working VIRTUALLY for our
organization! (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY, office is in Lake Forest, IL)
Your responsibilities will include:
**Strategic sourcing of corporate or sales positions.
**Partnering with recruiters and hiring managers to identify passive
**Pipeline creation and management
**Proactive identification of sourcing solutions including cold calling,
database management… Continue
Added by Mary Raymond on May 12, 2008 at 10:40am —