Well,what they DIDN'T show was that I recruited that very same ape-man, I mean: " Sr. Mechanical Engineer" for another band of sons-of-apes. They paid me a haunch of rotting wildebeest, AND I WAS GLAD FOR IT TOO!
Neanderthals? Sheesh: NEWBIES! I tell ya: these young recruiters today.....
d the client/ candidate tends to be very much like chewing gum which to me is not sustainable. Those that are in it for the long haul will look to build their personal brand by developing real relationships and servicing the client as required (well at least that is my approach and the rest of the team). Those that are just in it for the buck are always looking for the next better deal. We choose our clients carefully and work with people that believe in what we are doing rather than the commoditised approach where I have seen companies throw vacancies at a whole lot of recruiters and watch them wrestle like dogs to a bone! I have comfortably walked away from people who want to use me as a transactor rather than some form of sustainable partnership.…
gas with that agenda, more nationalization, more spending, more government control. Big government competes with the private sector (and stifles it) and the only way the economy recovers is with a strong private sector. Obama seems to be trying to throw a bone here and there to the more traditional conservative value people, but he comes right back to the big stimulus package (much like Bush's last spring which did absolutely nothing to help the economy) and other similar policies. It's good that he has a high approval rating right now and that may help a little, but in the end he can't spend his way out of this.
I don't think any of these politicians are evil or have an il will. I think they are all the same and are all more concerned about how things look on their watch, so they'll spend and intrude for short term help to the situation, but long term they are doing big damage. I think we all have to realize that they aren't going to help us, we need to do the work ourselves and hope they don't do too much damage until we get someone in there who will reduce the size of government and support the private sector.
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Added by Todd Kmiec at 11:52am on January 21, 2009
ck of cohesion between the two, do you push on, hoping that deficiency goes away quietly into the dark? Sometimes the rug isn't big enough under which to sweep the insufficiencies.
Finding the balance in a candidate where their areas of strength coincide with the needs of the Hiring Manager or department can be tedious but that is part of the gig, right? Knowing needs and also deciphering the needs you don't know can be difficult but not impossible. The sometimes mind-numbing task of debriefing the Hiring Manager to ascertain every nuance of the job or team is, unfortunately, elemental to drive success in hiring.
Recruiting 001, coined by Jerry Albright, requires you, as the recruiter/staffing agent/HR professional/search consultant/talent acquisition specialist/personnel officer to discern this basic before you even start. How can you possibly identify a valid field of potential candidates if you don't truly know the position and environment into which you are hiring?
In conducting professional reference interviews, do you ask the universal question, "What would you say John Smith's strengths are?" And, of course, the converse follows, "If John Smith had an area that needed improvement, what would that be?" Discovering the weaknesses of a candidate can be a little more difficult than having a former supervisor extol the virtues of said candidate. Weakness is such a strong word and strength is so passé.
I love the deadly answer for both - "He is a perfectionist." Of course, aren't we all? It is even more precious when it comes from the candidate, himself. Discovery. Detective work. Sorcery. (sourcer-y) Magic. Archeology. Digging up the bones for the dog to chew on. Asking the right questions.
Not such a simple task but not that difficult either. It is as simple as..., cake or death?
sn messenger, myspace and youtube. Just like what happened back then, a lot of the younger folks are wasting so much time on social media sites just chatting to their friends about how bored they are at work and so on... instead of doing any real work at all.
They are getting away with it a lot more now because it's seen as acceptable to be on social networking sites whilst at work - and it's extremely hard for bosses to tell whether their employees are getting any real value (making money) from their time on social media - or just using as a way of getting through the day without having to do too much at all in the way of real work.
It's all quite funny though - literally 10 mins ago there was a big piece on a UK chat show all about Twitter and how it's becoming so mainstream. You could literally tell that the bosses of twitter wrote the piece, and are still trying to flaunt it as something new - keeping it in the spot light. However, all they focused on was the fact that Barack Obama now uses it, the Queen uses it, and so does the Prime minister of England. Well horrah ... now our we can sit and watch what our leaders give us a running commentary about what they are doing every 5mins too...
"One just took a trip to the bathroom, where one found that one's butler forgot to leave rose petals on the toilet seat. Awwwff with his head!"
Oh... and they also did a piece about the fact that more and more people are now getting sued due to posting tweets which can be seen as libel against those in the spotlight. Apparently we all have to be careful about what we are saying online, and who we are talking about, because "1000's" of people could soon come to hear about it. Come on now - since when did "sticks and stones may break my bones...." stop being relevant??
"Oh no, that person has called me a terrible name, I'm sooooo offended, and I must now sue their ass for doing that to me!"
So what... you're offended - get over it!…
e the word "if" is for the purposes of conjecture not assertion. I don't think you're a racist. Was it a harsh thing to say? I guess that depends on what you read and how you read it. I don't think it was disproportinately harsh given your original and subsequent comments.
>> Your anti-black speeches and videos that frame me as pushing intolerance to yourself
We need to distinguish between issues. The first is the H1-B immigrant worker thing and the other is the stereotyping of people with that age-old "their taking jobs from my friends and family" nonsense.
Watch the video and research the history. Enoch Powell's predictions of how the U.K. demographic would emerge as a multicultral one was correct. The bone of contention then lay in whether that is a good thing or not. To my point, his arguments for curtailing immigration -- whether you agree or not -- were lost in his failing to persuade people to his point of view. Rather he chose, like you, to stereotype immigrant workers and play to people's "fears" about losing their jobs and being overrun by a "banana boat" worker. He went for polarizing views not building consensus.
Enoch Powell reminds me of the adage: "There's little point in being a visonary if you choose to stick your head up your you-know-what."
>> My stance is against the business practices of mass H1-B importing, not against any group of people.
I'm sure. I think we can agree then that your choice of allusion was a poor one and we can drop it.
>> So getting back to the point, what's your opinion? I stated mine - what's yours?
I don't have an opinion on H1-B's per se but I have an opinion about how people should be treated with respect, as people. I think its a shame that companies exploit workers for economic advantage and pervert the system to disadvantage community-based workers to save a buck or two. But you know what, so did Charles Dickens.
I do think it sucks that the mattrees I sleep on was made in a prison-industry factory. I do resent my garments being stitched by children in a boiler room in Vietnam. I weep for the disadvantaged youth I see being produced by our schools and for the impoverished workers who have to work three jobs to keep their families off the street.
If the underlying sentiment of your commnets is the injustice of at all perhaps we more in agreement than not.
Hopefully the above addresses the first of your concerns.
>> My understanding was always that an H1b could ONLY be issued when a suitable U.S. worker was not available.
That rule has been thrown out the window. And THAT is something that makes me absolutely sick.
Who could disagree with you that corruption is a bad thing?
How do you answer a cynic you might accuse you of being more concerned for your own economic loss than the well being of the cheap labor that is being exploited to replace you?…