The recent closure of SpamIt.com in Russia has successfully reduced global spam by 20% over the past few days. It's bad enough that spammers are shilling ED drugs - as if sexual potency were the solution to the world's ills - but I've recently seen an uptick in jobseeker spam. This is simply insidious and unconscionable because the senders… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 27, 2010 at 1:56pm —
Back on May 22
, I noted that Tom Golisano, founder and billionaire owner of Paychex, decided that New York statutory environment was driving businesses out of the state. Under the now - and hopefully single term - Governor Patterson, New York is becoming a place that is unfriendly towards business; unfriendly to business means unfriendly to recruiting.
Yesterday saw an old fashioned coup up in Albany… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on June 9, 2009 at 7:05am —
Restraint of trade? Violation of the Sherman Anti Trust Act of 1890? I'm sorry but you can keep your best people - we don't want them!!
Oh Lord take me now! What is a recruiter to do???
Da Syndicate awaits da response from da FOKs...
Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2009 at 11:23am —
Eight people who were once big earners before seeing pink are profiled by Forbes
as an indicator that anyone can reinvent themselves and become more fulfilled.
We see a Senior Vice President at Wellpoint who refused to relo from New Hampshire to Indiana - and the company acquiesced; a web development consultant who fiddles with code on his cell while the barber trims his locks;… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 22, 2009 at 8:45am —
Involuntary part-time workers account for "...almost one in three of all part-time workers. Almost all the new involuntary part-time workers were formerly full-time workers accepting cutbacks in hours. Part-time employment invariably rises during recessions, but...the magnitude of the rise in this recession has been unprecedented since records were first kept in the 1950s. It also suggests that the jobs numbers and unemployment rate underestimate the extent to which employers have cut costs… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 19, 2009 at 11:30am —
Sung to Pat Benetar's Heartbreaker
Your thoughts are like a tidal wave, injecting into my mind
Takin’ me to another place where, recruiting isn’t maligned
You're a leading recruiter, you’re someone who I want to be
Will you be my tutor, and take me on a thinking spree
You're a Thought Leader
Mind reader, Idea breeder
Sumser cannot disagree!
You're a Thought Leader
Mind reader, Idea… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 15, 2009 at 9:41am —
Ann Taylor claims there aren’t any overweight – sorry, big boned - fashion conscious women anymore who can afford the company’s size 16 couture so they’ve made a decision to stop carrying the clothes in their stores only online
, women who pay $200 plus for a blouse will happily order it online without first trying it on for fit). Analysts on the other hand see an obvious strategy –… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 14, 2009 at 7:03am —
Kris Dunn wants to waterboard
candidates and as a mutual fan of 24, I say it's high time we Jack Bauer potential employees (you'll notice my Jack Bauer facts
on the right side of my RBC page).
I just don't call it asking for negative information as Kris puts it; what he's referring to is… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 1, 2009 at 9:30am —
As Sandra McCartt might say about the government pointing to all the positive signs in the economy, "Just because a chicken has wings don't mean it can fly."
Today we found out that Ken Lewis, the teetering CEO of Bank of America, testified that Bernanke and Paulson
and "...the government wanted him to keep quiet while the two sides negotiated government funding to help BofA absorb… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Food for thought...
For the past decade, a job at an investment bank has been coveted. Now the implosion of Wall Street has not only shaken a generation's ambitions, it has also unleashed them.
Click here for the NY Times video
Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 6:30am —
Robert Rivet, CFO of Advanced Micro Devices, reminded analysts during recent conference calls that "the current environment is pretty murky, visibility is pretty low."
It's not easy trying to plan your future workforce trends when even the CFOs are having a difficult time
making sense of it all...
Added by Steve Levy on April 22, 2009 at 8:25am —
A few hours ago I stopped in to PetSmart
to pick up a few pet items. The total came to $12.42; I pulled $15 out my wallet, counted out 42 cents, and handed the currency to the cashier - who in the transfer, dropped one penny onto the floor. She attempted to bend over to pick it up but didn't.
I turned away for about four seconds and she handed me $2.99 in change; the receipt noted that I gave her $15.41. I took the two dollar bills in my right… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I just finished reading this article
entitled, Let Them Eat Tweets
and like the author, I too can't help but think that social media is sucking users into a vortex whose pull and power from which they can never escape. In fact, as in
as social media may be - and I'm a heavy user so don't call me a… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 19, 2009 at 8:30am —
I like how Christie's
is handling the recession; they've created a new business unit
to sell corporate works of art. The rationale is that with balance sheets requiring more trips to the proverbial Home Depot, companies may be looking to sell their art. Someone at Chrtistie's sure is thinking.
Let's look at how companies and agencies have… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 17, 2009 at 4:32pm —
on how a 17 year old
from Winnfield, LA "hijacked" Twitter over past few days to highlight flaws in their platform.
He's a smart kid who has a history of identifying holes and needs to be hired...
Deborah R. Mooney (Mom) Aged: 45-49
Thomas E. Mooney (Dad) Aged: 50-54
Address: 549 Ed… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 14, 2009 at 8:53am —
Added by Steve Levy on April 12, 2009 at 10:02am —
When I read this
, I kept going back to Rayanne's threads; then it hit me why all the negative threads about ethics and recruiting have bothered me so.
One thing I have never
done in any of the recruiting ethics threads is pontificate about my personal opinion - others have cornered the market here. Integrity is a personal issue not one that others should be castigating about given someone's point of… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 11, 2009 at 9:30am —
Last week, I turned 50. The number means very little to me; to my parents it’s a sign that either they've lived too long or God has larger plans for them.
That wasn't me writing that last sentence; it was my Jewish mother - the one who still reads the obituaries on Sunday just to gasp at the ones who died of an obscure disease so she can tell my Dad, "See Charlie? You make fun of me but people die of those things."
Of course, this is the same woman who once told me that her… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 5, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Bill and Richard over at their Contented Cows blog write about being choosy about your next boss
. Ask your potential manager some pointed questions then be prepared to drill down into their
* What’s your proudest moment thus far as a manager? Listen carefully for “I answers” as opposed to “we answers.” Is this person a narcissist (a legend in their own mind), or someone who… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on April 4, 2009 at 3:09pm —