Does your company provide any such programs? If so, please share your experience with us and why it has been beneficial?
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take care of an ill parent, to move across country to be closer to family, etc.).
To not consider candidates who are currently not working only lengthens high unemployment rates across the country. I know several people with great work ethics, but cannot find a job for the life of them. Have you ever heard of the 99ers? If not, you should read this article: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/08/theyre_known_as_the_99ers_and.html
Even though companies lay off their "B" and "C" people, why does it make them "B" and "C" candidates? There are varying factors that can affect someone's production and "worth" at their current/most recent position.
1) Do they enjoy what they do?
2) Do they have management that will help them develop, or is their management unprofessional? (I speak with candidates on a regular basis who tell me that they left their most recent position due to a lack of professionalism in the workplace, and management that condones the behavior.)
3) Are they motivated? (The less motivated someone is, the less they will produce...)
4) Do they feel appreciated?
"Bs" and "Cs" can become "As" working in an environment that suits them with proper training and development.
If someone has the initiative and willingness to learn and succeed, why not give them a shot? They might surprise you...…
sales and internal recruiters for large firms vs smaller independents. Additionally there seems to be job functions and industries that SM is more effective with than others.
The upcoming IPO for LinkedIn and the required disclosures are beginning to reveal just what a major player they are in recruiting.
LinkedIn says in its most recent SEC documents that it has three revenue streams, including advertising, premium subscriptions, and hiring solutions for HR managers who tap its database (emphasis added). “The last category has grown the most quickly in recent months, accounting for some 41% of revenue in the first nine months of 2010. LinkedIn’s revenue reached $161 million in the nine months ending Sept. 30, 2010.
I don't believe that SM is transforming the entire recruiting industry, but it is definitely leaving a mark.
Added by James Todd at 6:06pm on February 14, 2011
ong IT focus. Open to listening to other things if they sound reasonable.
You can check out my profile on LinkedIn to get a feel for my most recent experience. A full resume is available upon request.
Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.