It is clear that the current recruitment market is a tough place to be at the moment. Over the last 10 years, the £26bn UK industry has been saturated by small entrepreneurial businesses looking for a slice of the action. The vast majority of the smaller agencies owners, by which I mean a business with less than 15 employees, would have started life with a larger agency where they… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 2, 2009 at 12:28pm —
To me the internet is the shining light on the economic horizon. I see it opening up so many doors. This world of social networking is amazingly powerful. That fact that people from all over the world can connect and relate is wonderful. I think we are on the edge of some remarkable changes where the "little guys" voice and influence can effect great changes.
Added by Lisa on August 8, 2009 at 10:15pm —
By applying specialised search techniques, online talent search specialists are able to uncover passive candidates in the shadowy Deep Web - wherever they gather to work and play.
The employment market is generally categorised into three main talent pools, namely the unemployed Job Seekers, the employed job seekers and the passive (non-job seeking) candidate. By understanding the nature of these various talent pools, Recruiters are in a better position to attract the right… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on May 15, 2009 at 5:16am —
I've previously expressed my views
on the role corporate recruiters need to play in delivering a good message on behalf of the company, so it should come as no surprise that I put a lot of effort into making sure any candidate I recruit is really pumped up about coming to work here.
I generally let the candidate take a lead role here, directing me on the tour of my company to the various… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on April 14, 2009 at 4:07pm —
8 tools to find semantic similarity between words
The big news this week has been Google announcing their use of semantics to enhance the performance of the search engine. This will not come as a surprise to computer scientists working in the language field (IR, NLP etc…). There are also already quite a few semantic search engines around like cognition for example. I think we were waiting for Google to take this step for a while and now it has it’s really… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on April 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
People are running to and fro suspended in disbelief regarding the economic downturn and the announcement of ever increasing layoffs. Passions are at a high, and people are lucky to get a job is the general view all around. Does that leave no room for negotiation I was asked? If I get selected, can I still negotiate salary or are they simply going to select the next person out of the 100 applicants. What am I to do?
Lets talk about Jennifer.
Jennifer is a mid level systems… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on February 4, 2009 at 2:51pm —
This is a subject and conversation that I have had with so many people over the years. With it there comes a lot of strong opinions from all sides stating their perspective on why/why not to do this, or how to approach it. It surfaced this morning in a discussion about why people will not take certain jobs, and the fact that a high powered engineer we were working with has been turning down job offers in this economy. Do people do that I was asked……the answer is YES and for good… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 21, 2009 at 11:37am —
We all want to increase business. This means that we establish a marketing strategy to put ourselves in a position where prospects buy from us. But what makes a good quality prospect?
A prospect has a need or can be convinced of the need and can authourise payment to you.
Ric's 6 Keys to a quality prospect for your business
1. Someone who already recognises the need
2. Have the financial budget to pay you
3. History of using or purchasing… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on January 12, 2009 at 5:00am —
Everyone is searching for answers on how to sell in a down economy. Many feel that the sales game has changed, but in reality the economic challenge has forced sales people to improve their skills and refine their approach.
When I present to sales organizations searching for the Holy Grail to sell in this economy, I start with a very basic question. "What is your job as a sales person?" Usually, that question is met with silence for a moment; and then I'm peppered by a… Continue
Added by Lee Salz on December 15, 2008 at 6:00pm —
In the last several months, there have been a huge number of layoffs. Lots of very talented, experienced, and motivated folks have unfortunately been affected. Earlier this week, I read an article written by GL Hoffman on US News entitled When HR is Bad PR
. The article highlights the efforts that should be made to reply to candidates. The article made think - “How many more resumes are recruiters… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on December 12, 2008 at 2:58pm —
We have an urgent rek of Unix with C and Sockets at Warren NJ for a 6 mnths contract,Start Date Monday
Position : Unix with C and Sockets
Duration : 6 mnths contract
Location: Warren NJ
In person interview today or Monday at 10 am
Client wishes to close the profile for the project by Monday itself.
Please respond with updated resume with contact details, current location and availability
Added by SUMITA HALDAR on December 5, 2008 at 10:43am —
Every successful professional can recall the exact moment when the "seed" to succeed was planted by their mentor.
In most cases it was that moment you and someone kind enough to help your career forged a bond in mentorship. That one person you fondly remember as your first (and maybe only) mentor was the catalyst that woke you up to the potential that lay within your mind and soul. Your mentor was the person who showed you what you could become with effort and attentive skills to… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on September 27, 2008 at 9:00am —
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 —
IT is widely accepted that, in small pockets around the world, the second iteration of the war for talent is well underway. Emerging companies in China, for example, are invading small rural villages in an effort to convert agrarian citizens into knowledge workers, and professional service firms are eagerly grasping at once undesired college new grads.
It would be logical to assume that growth-oriented firms would be devising new methods to uncover hidden sources of talent and fend off… Continue
Added by Jobsabode.com on August 7, 2008 at 6:30am —
Author of nearly a dozen books, Jeffrey Fox shares, “The job interview is a sales call to sell yourself." The goal of the interview is for the hiring company to “buy” you. At which point you receive an offer letter, you have a clear picture of the exact value of the transaction. However, the decision to buy happens long before the offer letter.
Hiring decision are made much earlier than most people imagine. Neil Anderson (1992) states "interviewers are far… Continue
Added by Mitch Byers on July 16, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Harvard Business Review on the Long Tail
Anita Elberse of Harvard Business School has completed a new look at consumer data to write a piece entitled Should You Invest in the Long Tail? Her article seems to be written as a corrective to some of the hoopla around Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail. Her article is worth reading but mainly for the quality of her research. The analysis,… Continue
Added by william fischer on June 30, 2008 at 5:49am —
Problem: You're a hiring manager, not a professional recruiter, who needs hire the best candidate quickly while still doing your day job. Quickly, your email inbox fills with resumes, you forward them on to other decision team members for feedback. Some respond quickly, others more slowly. Meanwhile, you are trying to keep track of peoples thoughts on each candidate while still more resumes and follow-ups are filling your inbox. All you need is a… Continue
Added by Mike Wagner on June 3, 2008 at 2:41pm —
anyone that knows me knows that i am in love with wikipedia
. if you watch the office
, michael scott says that wikipedia is the best thing ever
. now, while i do not share his viewpoint, i do agree that it is a great resource.
in having a conversation with a coworker regarding employee engagement, i went to google and did a search for "… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on April 10, 2008 at 2:15pm —
I received an email the other day from LinkedIn pal, Larry Megugorac
, who is a Business Development/Sales professional, saying:
“I’ve got to hand to you....I cannot figure out how a former Accountant goes into Recruiting.
Obviously being in sales before-hand helped tremendously. I always thought that Accountants were a conservative group. Recruiters only get paid when they make a successful placement right? I thought… Continue
Added by Valerie Gonyea on March 2, 2008 at 10:00am —
ERE Article Published 2/27/2008 by Maureen Sharib
I'd forgotten the fun of Internet search.
I had a job come in during January. The position was for a senior-level manager in the R&D software group of a major storage business. The customer told me in the specifications that the person we were looking for was "an uber-geek who has the capacity and the desire… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 27, 2008 at 6:28am —