Mike Astringer
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  • Philadelphia, PA
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  • Human Capital Consultants, Inc.
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Are Startups Having a Difficult Time Recruiting Software Engineers Even in this Job Market?

I recently read an article on the Bloomberg Businessweek web site titled “Entrepreneurs: Struggling to Recruit Software Engineers”. The article’s subtitle is “Startups vie with bigger rivals as demand for programmers

returns”. According to the article “In many industries, high

unemployment means abundant available labor. That’s not the case for fledgling

tech companies making their crucial first hires.” They report that

finding software engineers is as hard as it was…


Posted on November 1, 2010 at 9:08pm — 13 Comments

Is your organization ensuring a positive candidate experience?

Is your organization ensuring a positive candidate experience?

Anyone who knows me professionally knows that I believe one of the most important aspects of any recruitment program is a positive candidate experience. For over 15 years I’ve watched both agency and corporate Recruiters act dismissive and even disrespectful towards candidates who may not be a fit for the req sitting in front of them despite the fact that the candidate who they do not move forward with can be their best… Continue

Posted on March 9, 2009 at 11:32am

Recruitment Video is an important part of an Employment Branding Strategy

Recruitment Video is an important part of an Employment Branding Strategy

Video is the #1 form of Internet communication and can be one of the most effective medium an organization uses to build its employment brand. Recruitment videos posted on an organization’s career site, distributed via podcasts and posted on YouTube and social networking sites can create excitement for the organization by allowing potential candidates to experience an organization’s corporate culture, values,… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 2:26pm

Is your Recruiting Team ready for tomorrow?

Is your Recruiting Team ready for tomorrow?

Many Recruiters and Recruitment Managers do not see that the recruiting profession is changing. The skills that made Recruiters successful in the past will not bring organizations to the front of the war for talent in the future and the Recruiters of tomorrow will not find success using the same techniques that make them successful today. The Recruiter of tomorrow will embrace online social networking and viral marketing techniques. The… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 11:30am

Is employment branding a part of your organization's recruitment strategy?

Is employment branding a part of your organization’s recruitment strategy?

One of the most important aspects of your organization’s overall recruitment strategy is developing and managing your employment brand. Candidates rate an organization’s employment brand the 2nd most influential factor when considering employment opportunities. Google is the world’s most recognized employment brand. Google’s employment brand was built in a short period of time and exclusively through viral… Continue

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 1:04pm

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