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 —
Check out this free webinar next Tuesday. It should prove to be both interesting and informative. Call me if you have any questions or simply click on the "register" button below to sign up. There is no cost to attend but attendence is limited.
The Power of a Sourcing Pipeline at Microsoft
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Presented by Doug Berg, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Jobs2Web, Inc.… Continue
Added by Ken Horst on December 11, 2008 at 11:35am —
From Our Time To Act
I may be a bit odd.
It is actually quite likely. But one thing that has always seemed strange to me is our level of deference to “experts.” I understand that experts become known as such for a reason and I appreciate the value of advanced educations, years of experience and unique insight. While certainly valuable, I believe that the significance of expertise is greatly over-rated. Experts still make… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on December 10, 2008 at 9:30am —
I for one hate lose ends... Drives me crazy. Great article!
Author: Toni Bowers TechRepublic.com
Having an employee who can complete a task and tie up loose ends is a godsend to bosses. Are you that type of person?
There are two types of people in this world: Those who close drawers after they get something out and those who don’t. My husband is the latter. That man cannot close a cabinet door to save his… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 21, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I am a full life cycle recruiter so I like to stay on top of all the new sourcing techniques out there. Today I attended Geoff Peterson’s wonderfully informative, free webinar 30 Recruiting Strategies in a Downturn Economy
. (Not sure "attended" is the correct word. What DO you call it when you sit at your desk and listen in?)
Geoff covered all kinds of techniques for using new media – Twitter, Facebook, podcasting, etc. to attract and source passive candidates. For more… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on November 19, 2008 at 8:00pm —
The landscape for employment opportunities took a huge turn this year. Our office, like so many other executive recruiting firms, is being flooded with emails, resumes, and recurrent phone calls on a daily basis. You can imagine the deluge that is happening in the Human Resources offices of the attractive (and let’s be honest, even the not-so-attractive) corporations.
For some this is undoubtedly a painful time of transition. Sadly, many will need to revisit their expectations,… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on November 18, 2008 at 3:00pm —
This mentions The Ruthie List and RBC as a place to find recruiters, cool. I joke about how many interviews I have been on and not yet landing that perfect gig, but it's HUGE that I am getting so much help and virtual friends are opening so many doors. I am doing my part as well, helping others with resumes and making referrals for all the jobs I wasn't a fit for. These are indeed scary times that we are witnessing, thankfully there are people stepping up and being people, being human beings… Continue
Added by Tina Huckabay on November 18, 2008 at 2:34pm —
Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive
Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A. Craske,
A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.
Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons.
This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 2:17pm —
What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine
Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?
In his provocative new book,… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Recently a friend of mine wrote a fairly pointed column
on a recruiting site regarding the term that is so overused these days "The War For Talent." His perspective was that it is actually a "war ON talent" meaning that there's so much talent out there but recruiters, HR managers and Hiring Managers are too arrogant/ blind/ stupid, etc...(fill in the blank with your derogatory adjective of choice) to see it. I, of course, posted my… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on November 12, 2008 at 11:30am —
In every economic environment, companies need to recruit and groom their next generation of leaders. Smart firms have learned from past mistakes and cannot afford to fall behind in leadership recruiting again. Hiring summer interns is a cost-effective and essential tool for leadership recruiting regardless of business cycles. MBA Focus
provides tools (online resume books
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 23, 2008 at 11:52am —
My original thought process when developing this seminar and webinar was to provide HR directors and business leaders with a blueprint to help them increase their hiring success, thereby elevating their employee retention and productivity, and reducing turnover costs. I am from a marketing background, and understand that much of the information and expertise provided by an employment advertising ageny or recruitment advertising agency, can be learned and developed internally by the in-house… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on October 17, 2008 at 8:23am —
There's a reason people associate used-car salesmen with charlatans. Cars went from a luxury to an absolute necessity, and with the proliferation of models, brands and personalization of automobiles, who's to know if the one you're getting is better or worse than an equally priced one next door?
Similarly, Software Professionals have gone from targeting their careers to sophisticated design of top secret military programs or higher education applications to being requested for pretty… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 9, 2008 at 2:01pm —
Does your company have a Talent Brand or Employer brand? Why would someone want to establish a lasting career with your company? What do you offer your employees?
My colleague wrote a great article on Building an Employer Brand.
Read it and if you like it Digg or Stumble it.
I am always interested in recruiters comments on Recruitment Branding or Employer… Continue
Added by Patsy Stewart on October 6, 2008 at 11:24pm —
Free one hour webinar
Career website transformation in healthcare and beyond!
Monday, October 6, 2008
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Presented by Doug Berg, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Jobs2Web, Inc. and Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director of National Recruitment, MinuteClinic, Inc.
In a land of "take a number" and wait healthcare scenarios, it's easy to see why hiring compassionate and highly-competent medical professionals would be a difficult job… Continue
Added by Ken Horst on October 3, 2008 at 12:21pm —
To the recruiter from India's point, how do you expect to get good talent if you don't keep up with industry standards? Well, there actually is a way to do this. In fact, it's as easy as understanding your own employee's engagement to your company, understanding EXACTLY what kind of employee is best for your company, and communicating in the right spaces with the right message to reach the right people and motivate them to apply. If you don't pay as well as other companies, but you have a very… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on October 2, 2008 at 9:30am —
A recent New York Times article entitled “Economy to Entrepreneurs: Turn Back” (September 13, 2008) written by Julie Bick stated that “Amid the current economic turmoil, many entrepreneurs… and small-business are debating whether it makes sense to seek safety in the corporate life — and deciding that it does.” In the first two quarters of 2008, there were roughly 18,500 business bankruptcies, according to Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist of the federal Small Business Administration. As an… Continue
Added by Roy Notowitz on September 17, 2008 at 8:30am —
Top 5 Ways to Fail at Hiring
Posted by Jason at 9:14 PM Links to this post
If you're in the majority of businesses out there, you handle most or all of your recruiting in-house- no recruiters or staffing agencies in your hip pocket... or wallet. That is, you write your own job postings or advertisements, you research and make your own media buys, and you handle the pre-screening and interview process. If your company attends career fairs, you and your team conceive the design for your… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on September 16, 2008 at 11:22pm —
While organizing 4 job fairs in different states this month, I've been keenly aware of our need to differentiate our events from the rest. When it comes right down to it, all that really matters is that local job seekers find good opportunities, and the local employers who exhibit connect with high quality local candidates. Sounds simple, hunh?
Actually, it really is. When we hosted events earlier this year and last fall, we were able to get a much higher quality of job seeker than… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on September 12, 2008 at 6:00pm —
From time to time I have had the opportunity to teach my client the power of ‘fishing’ vs. the one time benefit of handing them ‘fish.’ The power and extensibility of creating a repeatable process has many benefits which include having ownership of a passive pool of candidates, creating a branding strategy to build credibility in high potential candidate eyes and the maximum benefit of identifying true ‘A’ players. Contrasted with hiring one talented employee per requisition, and the benefits… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on July 25, 2008 at 10:12am —