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When to Extend the Offer - Closing the Candidate

Many employers, correctly seeking to act quickly on a good candidate, put together and extend offers as soon as they decide a candidate is right for them. The minute the offer is extended, all control moves over to the candidate, and the employer’s ability to influence the decision, or help “close” the candidate is diminished. An important strategy is to test-close or pre-close the candidate, mostly to surface…


Added by Mark Bregman on April 19, 2010 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Effective Vendor Management: A Framework for Selecting Suppliers and Partners of Recruitment Related Services

The attraction and management of a total workforce requires a significant number of providers to bring this function to life. Some of these providers are transactional “plug and play”, but others require a bit more thoughtfulness when scoping the need, implementing and managing this solution. This article will review the different types of…


Added by Tracey Friend on April 19, 2010 at 6:29pm — 1 Comment

Podcast: Inside the The Catalyst Award: What Makes a Winner?

The Catalyst Award annually honors innovative approaches with proven results taken by organizations to address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all managerial women, including women of color. Valerie LaSusa and I… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 19, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

RecruitFest! Press Release

On Friday we announced that in partnership with Monster, RecruitFest! will take place in Boston next October. Here is the press release that went out this morning. It's going to be a great event and I hope you all mark early October off on your calendar. I hear Boston is a nice place that time of year.

Added by Slouch on April 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Help! What Should I Exclude From My Resume?

When sitting in front of your potential next employer, in a job interview, the most essential piece of paper which adds instant credibility to your personal brand is not your college degree – it’s your resume!

We recently turned to Certified Resume Writer Violet Nikolici Lowery, President of A Plus Professional Resumes and Creator of “Pimp My Crappy Resume”, to address a frequently asked question by Job Seekers – “Should I include… Continue

Added by Carlos Gil on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments Gets Creative in Encouraging Job Seekers To Find Work: $1 Million Giveaway

Recognized as one of the fastest-growing free job boards in the country, announced on Monday they were launching their own Stimulus Plan, a $1 Million giveaway.

“When we have 1 Million…


Added by Tanya Willette on April 19, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Burpman, and other views from here

Wow, it feels liks a long time since I've done this... blog... seems like forever, but it's probably only a few weeks. Honestly it's been hard to find the time, when I've been immersed with my recently expanded family. I gotta tell you, it's been a blast. Seeing the strength of my wife, the growth of my elder 2 children, and watching our recent addition carve out her early place on this planet. Whilst this time has been absolutely precious, there are of course learnings which I think we can… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on April 19, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Messaging: The Personalized Touch

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Recently, I’ve been using to find a designer for a web project I am doing. I received over 46 bids for the project and sifted through every one of the responses. What surprised me the most was the lack of personalization in the messages we…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 19, 2010 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Don't bite off more than you can chew! Why not??

When you engage with a client, do you make your capabilities sound grander than they are, the search easier than you think it is? Do you add fluff or do you keep it straight? How do you keep that balance between integrity and getting work in the door? I wrote this blurb earlier this year on our corporate blog site RecruitingArsenal and it is timeless as ever.

Everyone wants results – parents, teachers, siblings, workers, employers,…


Added by Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari on April 19, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Gen Y – Tear down your walls

Every so often, we have a generational shift – Baby Boomers, Generation X, Gen Y. Every time this happens, all the changes in behaviour, in interests, in work ethics, in motivational drivers are being dissected and highlighted, new modi operandi imagined, claims made – out with the old, in with the new.

Within recruitment, Gen Y is currently a really big, serious and hot topic, discussed in…


Added by Felix Wetzel on April 19, 2010 at 5:46am — 1 Comment

What makes you more employable in 2010 # 10 Dependability/Reliability

To make you more employable in 2010 today we are discussing trait #10 - Dependability/Reliability…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 19, 2010 at 4:01am — No Comments

What makes you more employable in 2010 #9 Problem Solving

Today we are discussing trait #9 Problem Solving, to make you more employable in 2010.

Problem solving is a skill that enables you to tackle issues in a rational and systematic way. It is a strategic-thinking process that involves attention to detail, setting goals, evaluating alternatives and finding…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 19, 2010 at 3:48am — No Comments

How do you manage your workload?

In business, there are many functions handling different responsibilities in order to produce a particular product/service. We have operations, finance, support, and administration…etc to name a few. All of which are critical functions to make a business work.…


Added by Neha on April 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Each Loss is an Opportunity to Learn

The other day I had the privilege of attending a speech from the world champion of the Toastmasters organization. For those of you who are unfamiliar with toastmasters it is an international organization that has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an…


Added by Chuck Summerland on April 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn - Professional Networking OR Job Board?

My Ex-CEO forwarded me a site called LinkedIn in 2006. I was instantly impressed and connected to this very concept of being professional in networking. At the end - that's the most important identity to know for any recruiter eh? However before going GAGA over it - I had to understand the mechanism behind LinkedIn and how I could connect to potential talent. However over the few years,…


Added by Sarang Brahme on April 18, 2010 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 7!!!

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 7!!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 18, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

How to Use Your Employees' Skills

We may be sitting on a gold mine when it comes to our employees. Savvy leaders know that they can use their employees' skills to move their organizations forward and look good in the process. See the article I wrote on using your employees' skills.

Take care,


Added by Guy Farmer on April 18, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Looking for a database of US IT Professionals

Hi All,

I am looking for database of IT professionals in US.

I have the logins of Job Boards, however I am looking for some more database apart from job boards.

If you are or you know anyone who would be interested in sharing the database please let me know.
We can work out on the compensation part if…

Added by Kamlesh on April 17, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Why PSAs Suck

One of the more humiliating recent events within the Australian recruitment industry was Chandler Macleod’s withdrawal from the $400 million Australian Defence Force recruitment contract it had won from incumbent provider, Manpower.

At the time of the contract win in July 2008, Stephen Cartwright, the CEO at that time of Chandler Macleod, described it as a ‘landmark contract’. And so it proved to be a ‘landmark’ in how quickly a contract ‘win’ could turn into a morale-sapping, PR and… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on April 16, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!

Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 16, 2010 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

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