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Forget Millennials? Employers Want Baby Boomers Instead?

Here’s an interesting bit of information from this past weekend.

“More employers are catching on to the benefits of hiring older workers. They recognize the fact that mature workers bring good experience and skills to the workplace,” said Deborah Russell, Director of Workforce Issues for AARP in Washington.

First things first, clearly, it’s not surprising to hear this type of thing from a political…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 21, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

Social networking: IT vs HR

On the Radar: Monday, January 21st, 2008

Reported on CNET Networks:

Social networking costs UK businesses £6.5bn a year, according to a poll conducted by Global Secure Systems and Infosec 2008.

The poll was conducted "amongst 776 office workers, who admitted to spending at least 30 minutes a day visiting social networking sites whilst at work", according to their press release. "The end result is…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 21, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending January 18th, 2008

This week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on

Browse the archives of "That was the week that was..."…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 20, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Marathon

Sometimes I use Analogies to give me insight, motivation and ideas. I know sales people and recruiters use them everyday, "you have to go the distance", "let's hit one out of the park" etc. One of my favorite Sports analogies for recruiting is "Recruiting is a Marathon, and not a sprint". There are those times when you'll make that quick hit placement or sprint, but the majority of them take a longer time. Running a marathon takes preparation, training, mental and physical focus, support from… Continue

Added by Michael Policano on January 20, 2008 at 11:18am — No Comments

Recruiter Jargon

Written by:
Valerie A. Gonyea, CPA…

Added by Holli Maestas on January 18, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Fordyce Letter Online is 1 Week Old.

Today marks the end of the first week since we launched The Fordyce Letter blog. I’m really happy with it. I mentioned before that we launched it with only three years worth of archives. Now we will start

inputting the rest of the articles that have appeared over the last 25 years.

We are on a two year lag so you can only get up to 2005 on the site.…


Added by Slouch on January 18, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

LiveHire: Take two for inter-view

On the Radar: Friday, January 18th, 2008

From Michael Policano, RecruitingBlogs member nine hundred and fifty-something:

LiveHire, a Unique New Concept in Human Resources, was created by Recruiters to improve the hiring process for both employers and candidates. LiveHire is where the Interview Process meets Web Communications.

There are…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 18, 2008 at 4:31am — No Comments

Job Search Tips for International Students

Job Search Tips for International Students

Why don't more employers take the effort to advertise information about whether or not they will sponsor international students? These students are highly talented, but ignored and under-recruited by many employers. What is your company doing to reach out to them?

Added by Willy Franzen on January 17, 2008 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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Added by Brooke Bieda on January 17, 2008 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How Should You Interview Sales Professionals?

I’m often asked, “What’s the best way to interview Sales Professionals?”

Let’s face it, these are some of the most difficult people to interview and assess because they’re good at selling themselves and they do so on a daily basis.

As Jim Durbin points out, “so anyone who has ever held a…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 17, 2008 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

The end of sourcing/recruiting?

Open Question to sourcers & recruiters: What happens to our industry once we have “full market” involvement with Social Networks?

As any economist knows 100% employment (meaning 0% unemployment) is neither possible nor good for the market, and they (you know those experts) typically believe that something in the range of 3-5% unemployment…


Added by bill martineau on January 17, 2008 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Recruiting Brothers Forever

I can't let this one go by....

Dedicated to the Recruiting Animal - our Recruiting Brother,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on January 17, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

Have You Subscribed? Kevin Wheeler’s “Future of Talent” YouTube Channel

By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.

(720) 733-2022

Have you heard? Kevin Wheeler, Industry Thought Leader extraordinaire, is taking innovative steps to

integrate multimedia to advance thought leadership. He created a

Channel on YouTube,…


Added by Dave Mendoza on January 17, 2008 at 6:04am — No Comments

CareerBuilder and the demise of print

On the Radar: Thursday, January 17th, 2008

A sign of the times?

In the most radical move from print to digital advertising by a major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune announced Monday it is eliminating help-wanted ads from the newspaper on weekdays.

Instead, there will be a listing of basic information in the business section every Tuesday. The listing, called "Careerbuilder QuickFind," will refer readers to…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 17, 2008 at 5:18am — No Comments

Job Seeker Audience By Acquisition

Prompted by Trinity Mirror’s 1.9 million pound acquisition of The Career Engineer, I thought it would be interesting to do some calculations on the ‘cost of buying a job seeker audience’.

The following table shows…


Added by Julian Stopps on January 16, 2008 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Writing the perfect query

I’ve been reading a bit about how the effectiveness of a search is measured and have thinking how we can apply it to our sourcing/internet research efforts. I kept coming across several terms which you all may have heard of, terms like precision, recall, and fall-out, which are the most common measurements of search effectiveness. After reading extensively on the subject all I got was a headache. : )

Here is what I took from this migraine generating study. As best as…


Added by Moises Lopez on January 16, 2008 at 11:22am — No Comments

Data portability: Keeping up the standards

On the Radar: Wednesday, Januray 16th, 2008

Following up on Techcrunch's report that LinkedIn has now joined Facebook, Google, Plaxo in joining the DataPortability Work Group...interesting.

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 16, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

Podcast 41: Radio Is The Key

The latest born internet recruiting podcast is out. We've quite a show for you this week, including a fantastic interview with Jonathan Turpin of Emap Radio and news of two job board revamps.

This week's headlines:


Added by Julian Stopps on January 16, 2008 at 4:16am — No Comments

LinkedIn: Hands off our user data

On the Radar: Tuesday, January 15th, 2007

As reported on

A representative from business networking site LinkedIn has denied a claim from contact management service Plaxo pertaining to last week's controversy over transporting data from one social network to another. According to LinkedIn, it doesn't approve of Plaxo scripts that import LinkedIn contact information.

Last week, Facebook blocked…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 15, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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