We write a lot about top talent. That’s because everyone wants top talent. Who wants to hire average talent, right? It’s not that top talent is elusive – it’s always out there. You just have to know where to find it – and with our extensive network of IT professionals – Agile does. The need to hire and retain top talent is nothing new; it’s not a result of the Great Recession. But changes within IT organizations – due in part to the weakened economy…
I’m a big fan of lists. There, I said it. I make lists for everything from groceries to goals and everything in between. I’m an even bigger fan of short, concise lists. Can you achieve the exact same thing in three points as you could with ten points? Sure, why not?
It happened again. One of your top candidates for a job you're desperately trying to fill just called to inform you that he has decided to accept another offer. You knew three offers were already on the table, but your clunky hiring process prevented you from making an offer sooner. Now, this highly qualified, highly skilled IT professional is going to work for a competitor.
This scenario is not unusual. In fact, it’s becoming the norm within the technology industry. Industry reports…
Recently I attended a banquet and had the opportunity to meet and listen to Commander Bill Driscoll present on "How to maximize your peak pressure performance." Commander Driscoll is a member of the Navy's first and only team of jet-missile aces with the shoot down of five enemy fighters in combat. He is one of the highest decorated living Naval Flight Officers of the past 50 years. His major awards include the Navy Cross, two Silver… Continue
Woe for those who rely on job boards and advertisements to advance their careers. The cold truth is that most job vacancies are filled by word-of-mouth referrals and established relationships.
If you are ready to cultivate job opportunities rather than idly wait for them, take a look at trade shows. You will have to be on your game in this high-energy arena. Whether you’re actively looking for change or just flirting with the idea, these tips will help you attract the attention and earn…
Need to pinpoint the right MBA candidates fast? Each MBA Resume Book is an extensive database of profiles and resumes submitted by top MBA talent from one of our member schools. Online access to this powerful tool allows you to search the database by experience, certification, keywords, and more.…
Every year my family and I try and plan a vacation that will be an adventure of some sort. This year we headed out on a cross-country trek from our home near Dallas, TX through Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Tennessee,…
Leading authors are writing about it; conferences are featuring it; and many are calling on corporations to report on it. The triple bottom line—people, profits and planet—has unofficially become a leading indicator. Rather than being measured solely on profitability, companies, and their customers, are increasingly adopting “the three pillars” to define business success.
The term “triple bottom line” was first used in 1989 by sustainability consultant John Elkington to define…
As a fledgling blog I am delighted with the amount of interest there has been in what I have been talking about on Recruitmentdad.com. I am also really pleased to see how many people are returning to read each new posting. I trust that all
of you reading it find it both enjoyable and useful! As with any new blog the
build up of traffic can be gradual so I wanted to share with you…
When the economy is in bad shape, the job market is usually worse. Those with jobs are trying to stay employed and people without jobs are desperately trying to find a new job, both can be extremely stressful.
If you put in the time and effort into finding a new job you will be rewarded no matter how fierce the competition is. Stay motivated and persistent – finding a new job is your new job right now.
MBA Focus has exclusive partnerships with over 60 of the world's top graduate business schools, including all of the top 10, and 26 of the top 30, according to BusinessWeek. Resume Books from the Top 10 Available Now: (click on the MBA program to begin)
University of Chicago -… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 2, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Inspired by the New Zealand Prime Minister's (my Obama) 'Top 10 reasons to visit NZ' appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman (see video below), I've come up with my own 'Top 10 reasons to embrace social recruiting'. Please note that a team of script writers did not assist me to compile my list.
It's superstars who make the critical difference in your company's performance. Everyone wants the superstars, and you have to fight for them - both the ones you have and the ones you want. Winning takes a multi-faceted approach that includes building a healthy culture and involves everyone in the organization.
Profile of a Superstar:
The first step in the fight to win superstars is understanding who you are looking for and what they value. How do you recognize a superstar,… Continue
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
Recruit MBAs, Interns and Alumni from BusinessWeek's Best Business Schools
"The Best B-Schools" issue of BusinessWeek is on newsstands now! No surprise Chicago Booth lands the top spot again – and Harvard, Kellogg, and Wharton remain in the top 5. What might be a surprise is that nearly all of these top 30 BusinessWeek programs are a part of an exclusive recruitment network, thanks in part to MBA Focus™.
MBA Focus is “redefining the way companies recruit MBA…
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
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?