January 2011 Blog Posts (168)

Is it ever ethical to charge the job seeker?

There has been a spate of articles recently about TheLadders – specifically, how the site is a bad deal for job seekers. To wit:

when I see the new commercials for The Ladders, I want to puke on my shoes…the jobs on The Ladders can be found on sites like LinkUp, …


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 36 Comments

Interview Types: The Pros & Cons

Love it or hate it, interviewing is a part of life.  We are all dependent upon interviewing in some shape, form or fashion:  to find a job, to identify strong talent, to learn about others, to grow as humans.  For the longest time, interviewing was only possible in-person.  But as technology advanced, so did the interview.  Here is a break down of how the interview has evolved and the pros and cons of each method...



Added by Ty Abernethy on January 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Bullying on the Job

I read this amazing article yesterday on one of my favorite blogs (glassdoor.com).  Take a quick look at the survey that was conducted by AOL - According to an AOL Jobs Survey,”22 percent of the respondents have personally felt threatened or bullied at work. Of those, 57 percent state it was from their manager, while 47 percent say it was from a peer, and 79 percent say that the abuse they experienced was verbal. Twenty-five percent have witnessed someone being bullied at work. Out of those…


Added by Jason Monastra on January 25, 2011 at 8:03am — 2 Comments

Six Figures www.sixfigures.com.au Goes Free with Job Ad Postings

The job site Six Figures www.sixfigures.com.au is picking up on the ‘Freemium’ trend with the launch of their ‘freemium’ job ad model.  While other jobs sites charge near on $200 to post a classified job ad, Six Figures is offering this same service free of charge to all advertisers. From Monday 24th January 2011…


Added by Kelly on January 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Are we there yet? Is the hiring market finally taking off across the world? (an 'outside USA' perspective)

Perhaps the most common question I get asked these days is whether the dark days of the recession are truly behind us and specifically, are employers hiring again?

Well, I can certainly say that 2010 was better than 2009. But what of 2011?

As anyone in recruitment knows, the answer to that question is a moving target, hard to pin down at best, totally elusive at worst.

And of course it depends what sector we are talking about, what level of employee, and what country or…


Added by Greg Savage on January 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Playing to Win the Numbers Game

As most of you who follow my blogs know, I am an avid reader. I read and re-read many books that are often referenced in my blogs and I am always on the lookout for interesting stories, observations and bits of information from newspapers, magazines and other blogs that I find interesting and that I think others might find interesting as well.


The February issue of Inc magazine is filled with a number of articles and observations that are all blog worthy. Two items…


Added by Nick Tubach on January 24, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

HR Tech Overload!

Can someone please tell me why an organization would invest real money in any new, cutting edge, or industry-leading HR technology?  How are value propositions assessed?  Are purchasers identifying problems that need to be solved first, or are they being exposed to technologies and then building an argument for why the technology has value?

I think very few new technologies offer actual, realized value to the early adopters.  One area of recent growth and expansion of technology…


Added by Jason C. Blais on January 24, 2011 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Finding Out What Recruiters Think About Guarantees . . . by Asking Them

Guarantees aren’t exactly something that recruiters love.  However, the vast majority of recruiters offer some sort of guarantee to their client companies on the candidates that they place with them.  What percentage of recruiters offers a guarantee to their clients?  Well, that’s one of the questions we set out to answer in a recent survey that we conducted of recruiters all across the country.

We asked recruiters a number of targeted questions about the guarantees that they offer,…


Added by Matt Deutsch on January 24, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

Breakthrough Service

While many buyers view competing services as commodities, there are a handful of firms in most markets that have earned the perception of offering breakthrough service. From value-packed offerings to highly effective methods of responsiveness, the delivery of service by these firms has been carefully planned and crafted to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers.

To enhance the service you provide, take some time this week to categorize the interactions and impacts you…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 24, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Change Your Career Today

I went home this past weekend and I felt like Dr Phil for about the whole time with my brothers and sister.  Not about feelings and family issues, but about career management and decision making.  Not the position any of else wishes for however turned out to be a good way for us to bond.  With a large family, six siblings spread across 17 yrs there tend to be some lost communication and relationships differ.  That being said, this weekend in career counseling might be more difficult than…


Added by Jason Monastra on January 24, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

Why Australian job seekers should 'seek' elsewhere

If you've ever looked for a job in Australia, you will likely know that Seek's moto is that they are Australia's #1 job site and I'm not here to argue, thousands of jobs are posted daily. But I would like to point out some of the advantages to supplementing your seeking strategies with complimentary solutions!

The power of numbers
Seek is a fantastic resource if you are researching your options. If you want to know what is available out there, if you are…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on January 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stop Drifting and Start Driving Your Career

The ultimate purpose is to not just focus on the finish line but also understand the best method to get there and not hope or expect, but drive to achieve our career goals in the desired time.

If you are reading this you must have an interest in business, management, leadership and your own role in an organization. As students of these disciplines we constantly seek and find stories of success as defined by academics and executives that we identify as…


Added by Jose J. Ruiz on January 22, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Agree/Disagree: So you want to be an Executive Recruiter? Response

Hello, Everyone. I stumbled across this article written in 1998 and the words of advice and matter of opinion seem to be right on! I am curious to know what other recruiters out there think. Please respond to any parts of the article that you may disagree or disagree with. Have our recruiting methods changed significantly after 13 years? Tika


Original Article Copied and Pasted Below: …


Added by Delores Ipms on January 21, 2011 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn Concept

I'll give kudos where kudos are due. LinkedIn was a pretty nifty idea. It negated all the Myspace and Facebook triviality and packaged up something that resembled an interactive resume. Not bad. 


Recruiters gone wild! People just giving out content that is usually discovered by means of an internet scouring fest? Jockpot.


Well... now LinkedIn is trying to play jackpot. They invited us into their site, pampered us a little, spoiled us a bit. Little did…


Added by Justin McMillin on January 21, 2011 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments


"I want this job!"


Have you ever walked out the door after a successful interview and felt like you had just set the world on fire? Or maybe even before getting home from the interview you got a call from your recruiter letting you…


Added by Gary Marsh on January 21, 2011 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Recruiter Thesaurus

Congratulations new Recruiters! The market has picked up and so has the demand for fresh meat new recruiters. You have a lot to learn! Being a new recruiter is exciting and at times can be scary frightening. So here is a little list to get you oriented as you begin your new recruiting career


Talent Management System = Applicant tracking systems (AKA “black hole”)


Boolean Search Strings = Sacred secrets among nerdy…


Added by Michael Glenn on January 21, 2011 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments

Recruiters, Want More Job Orders? Here's 137,000 of Them

Every year, Fortune Magazine releases a list of its “100 Best Companies to Work For,” that group of companies that offers the best combination of compensation, perks, fringe benefits, and company culture.  This list, of course, is of great interest to recruiters.  After all, recruiters need to know which…


Added by Matt Deutsch on January 21, 2011 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

“Begin at the End” in Hiring

We all know Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  If you haven’t read it lately, take another look.  The first habit, “Be Proactive” is universal – it applies to everything we do. 

The second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind” has wonderful applications to hiring.  Combining the two habits, being proactive and beginning with the end in mind, will enable you to envision what the…


Added by Mark Bregman on January 21, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 1.15.11 to 1.21.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we'll be talking about Jeff Van Gundy's wisdom, DunBar's Number, Job Boards not being dead, evaluating your LinkedIn Network and Taking Risks.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:



Added by Chris Brablc on January 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Four winning talent strategies for the New IT

It happened again. One of your top candidates for a job you're desperately trying to fill just called to inform you that he has decided to accept another offer.  You knew three offers were already on the table, but your clunky hiring process prevented you from making an offer sooner. Now, this highly qualified, highly skilled IT professional is going to work for a competitor.

This scenario is not unusual. In fact, it’s becoming the norm within the technology industry. Industry reports…


Added by Jon Prete on January 21, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

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