I am very confused. Not that is not a normal state of mind for me lately, but more so than ever. My confusion is about the current state of our profession. There are many excellent Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists and Sourcers employed and looking for employment. From the many on line resources we have access to we all see much of the same information regarding all of the open positions in virtually every occupation. We are all overwhelmed with 24x7 information from all media with… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on February 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
When business is booming and time is at more of a premium than gas was a few short months ago it sometimes becomes hard to justify spending the time to source excess candidates and fill your talent pool to the brim. Unfortunately for most, that time is not now.
So, what to do with your free time? Why not source a few A+ candidates?
Sure this takes work, and the time could be spent chasing down leads on jobs to fill. However, if you dedicate a little bit of time each day to… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on February 23, 2009 at 5:00pm —
"A Bain & Company study of layoffs at S&P 500 firms during the 2001 downturn showed that it took them six to 18 months to realize savings from job cuts. And, when calculating savings, most executives fail to account for the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new people who will be needed when good times return—let alone consider the damage to morale and productivity. Those costs are often much higher than people imagine, which helps explain why the study also found that firms that… Continue
Added by Peter Clayton on February 22, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Interns are your company's future. If your company wants to make money in the long term, you can't quit hiring. Hiring is essential to the success of any business, and without it, the talent pipeline runs dry. MBA Focus has the candidates to keep your business talent pipeline running.
Hire class of 2010 interns from these b-schools and more:
- The Univ. of Chicago - Booth School of Business
- Columbia Univ. -… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on February 17, 2009 at 10:40am —
I am a Senior Recruiting Rock Star in the Seattle, Washington area.
Below is a snippet of my experience.
· Exceeded all hiring goals by hiring over 100+ professionals while working in the difficult game, security and mobility spaces which was over 200% of goal. Averaged exceeding goal by 90% during career.
· One of only a handful of staffing professionals to receive 4.5 out of 5 review score. Won numerous awards related to staffing numbers and project… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 11, 2009 at 12:08pm —
Workshops and Social Media Seminar:
Very excited to be a part of this rocking event
in Appomattox, Virginia coming up on March 7th.
"Do you want to learn how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and more? Do you want to be inspired about connecting with your community as a business leader, educator, politician or resident? If so, then this seminar is up your alley. You will learn how to use… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 11, 2009 at 9:26am —
Some websites I like:
The Kitchen Table Blog
I love, love, love this blog. It is a back and forth, on-going conversation between two women:
Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University
Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.
These women are… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am —
Find Exceptional Candidates at MBA Focus
Finding talent in this turbulent economy is not an issue. Finding top-tier talent is. MBA Focus is your top-tier hiring solution. Using online resume books and job boards from more than 60 of the world's top MBA programs, is a quick and easy way to find the elite business talent your company needs.
Looking for Experienced Professionals?
MBA Focus has over 19,000 experienced professionals actively and passively seeking jobs. These… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on January 27, 2009 at 1:55pm —
At baitbox, we are slowly going to be introducing certain topical discussion points over the next few weeks to get our readers up to speed with the current market environment in terms of internet technologies and where they are headed from a sourcing and recruitment perspective.
Some of you may already be familiar with the concepts which we are to be discussing, but its very important that for future purposes, all readers are on the same page with regards to understanding the… Continue
Added by Matthew Gray on January 23, 2009 at 9:00am —
The South African online population is typically behind other first world countries such as the United States, or the United Kingdom in terms of internet usage. This is due to a number of factors including legislation, high pricing structures and education amongst others.
That said, the population of users who are online in South Africa has grown by just over 13% from 3.5 million in 2007 to 5.1 million in 2008.
With a population of just over 44,3 million, that represents a… Continue
Added by Matthew Gray on January 22, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Should you "build" or "buy" talent? It is the ultimate dilemma for entrepreneurs. Busines owners don't have time to train newbies (build), and they can't afford to hire experience (buy). So what do they often do? They hire mid-level people with average talents; obtaining average results.
The accounting and legal professions have perfected the "build" model. Every year they hire interns that turn into direct hires. They train and mentor the heck out of them; thus always having a… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on January 19, 2009 at 10:29am —
Is your Recruiting Team ready for tomorrow?
Many Recruiters and Recruitment Managers do not see that the recruiting profession is changing. The skills that made Recruiters successful in the past will not bring organizations to the front of the war for talent in the future and the Recruiters of tomorrow will not find success using the same techniques that make them successful today. The Recruiter of tomorrow will embrace online social networking and viral marketing techniques. The… Continue
Added by Mike Astringer on January 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
A friend of mine came by over the weekend to go over his job search plan. He had paid a good deal of money to a company that helped him rewrite his resume and then they blasted out hard and soft copies to thousands of companies.
Well, he hasn't gotten the results he had hoped for, so he was asking for advice. I was shocked to see that this company recommended that he limit his resume to one page! He has over 20 years of experience and I have always thought the one page rule was for… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on January 5, 2009 at 1:36pm —
My friend, Evelyn Rodriguez
has a great post
this morning on her blog, based on a quote that I love:
"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."
- Noam Chomsky
I love this quote, because it is a good reminder that it is not… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on January 5, 2009 at 11:13am —
The first post of 2009…
To those of you who Look, See and Tell The Truth...Thank You
Regardless of what your "job" is, if you are personally or professionally involved in the work of:
* building and supporting healthy, sustainable communities and organizations
* removing barriers to diversity
* challenging assumptions
* health, wellness, spirituality, awareness
* breaking stereotypes
* speaking the truth
* rejecting status… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on January 2, 2009 at 11:37am —
What makes me a smart recruiter is my ability to find a needle in a haystack; my ability to see the big picture; my communication skills (receiving & sending); my people skills; my persistence; my perspective; my creativity; my flexibility; my technical expertise and my business acumen. Also, what has helped me the most in recruiting and in life, has been working on my weaknesses (i.e. whether it be by working with a client; developing better search techniques; or by playing different… Continue
Added by Robin Gillman on December 22, 2008 at 4:17pm —
This response come from a questions posted the other day regarding the differences between Creative Sourcing and Deep Sourcing. This is a great topic to talk about and really defines the strategy in which you find yourself implementing. Well I hope this helps. Feel free to comment and post your thoughts as well. More questions and answers can be found in full at www.CruiterTalk.com
Question: What is your definition of Creative Sourcing… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on December 16, 2008 at 12:44pm —
This has been really interesting for me... trying to manoeuvre
my blog from Recruitingblogs
.com to blogger.com
. Only because I was looking for something a little more mainstream, I think it could be time for me to really start to get my voice tuned up.. I will continue to double post if you will as I cannot get… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 15, 2008 at 5:00pm —
As we continue to get unpleasant economic news and predictions
, more and more leaders and organizations are starting to think seriously about the actions they can take to be more financially resilient in the coming year. I have written before about how and why diversity and inclusion represent great value to organizations
, and… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on December 13, 2008 at 11:19pm —
I consider myself an experienced - actually very experienced - recruiter. I have over 15 years of experience and I have worked independently for most of that time. Only newbies benefit from rigorous programs like counting calls placed, messages left, emails sent and contacts made, right? Wrong!
I decided to count my calls for a few days to see if it would have an impact on my productivity and my results. I was actually shocked at the results. I got a lot more done when I forced… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on December 12, 2008 at 3:00pm —