[thnks to Scott Adams for being so astute about HR issues & for the use of his intellectual property]
My thesis is that most have no idea what is meant by employee engagement:
That employee engagement isn’t something that company leaders can inspire just by being leaders.
That engagement is not an HR initiative… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm —
There’s simply no science that a career and job search expert can refer to that can be used to guarantee that a recruiter will call you once your cover letter (if you’ve actually sent one) and résumé hits their Inbox. Even a spot-on performance match can’t get past the dumbass biases – or just plain dumbassability – that many recruiters and hiring managers carry with them to the office each day.
Where do people get their job search advice from? Do they even ask these experts… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 26, 2014 at 12:30pm —
Peter Clayton recently posted "The Job Interview..." where he discussed the ubiquitous Candidate Experience. After a few decades of recruiting, I know that the CE is a by-product of both sides of the fence. The Good, the Bad, and the really freakin' Ugly.
Perhaps using humor is a better strategy for teaching the Do's and Don'ts of interviewing. Do any of… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm —
No one really checks the Internet for my past stuff
But that was five years ago – I’m a different person now…
Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm —
I really can't improve upon the work of the author who put this together - which one is your… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 18, 2014 at 1:24pm —
Here in New York City there's one of SHRM's major chapters: HR/NY. In correspondence and on conference badges, it is typically shortened to "HRNY."
Now if you're like others, you have learned to pronounce the acronym for the Society for Human Resources Management as "sherm"; how might you pronounce "HRNY"?
Yes, HR thought leaders at their finest...
My friend works at Management Recruiters in Vancouver, WA; their toll free number is 877-695-4688. I just called… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on May 6, 2014 at 4:30pm —
“Experts” roar –
Leaves fall from the trees
No one hears barren limbs
“Love” works – Continue
Matching buzzwords with more love
Added by Steve Levy on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm —
Does #TChat really hate recruiting? Frankly, I don't know. What I do know is that my original post has caused many people to voice their strong opinions one way or the other - which in a sense is what I wanted to accomplish. The #TChat team heard the opinions of an especially vocal faction and are in the process of making a few changes that in my opinion will make their product better.
So - we'll see...
Added by Steve Levy on May 1, 2014 at 4:00pm —
What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, personable sixth, and resilient seventh – of course these are equally valid in other arrangements. Continue
Too many people who call themselves recruiters don’t take pride in their…
Added by Steve Levy on April 6, 2014 at 11:30am —
[Hello RBC - Long time no see]
‘Twas the night before Christmas and somewhere online
A recruiter was puzzling over which webpage to mine
With visions of revenues and managers content
This recruiter was no ordinary Clark Kent
Dark horn-rimmed glasses covered his eyes
He was better than any of the CIA’s spies
His fingers were dancing on his silent keyboard
Looking for instances of names he could hoard
His Boolean strings would always… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 26, 2013 at 11:32am —
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 —