January 2011 Blog Posts (168)

When Recruiting International Candidates, Check Education Verification for Fraud

There are many things in today's world that are open to hyperbole.   Among such considerations are employment candidate's claims to college degrees and how they…


Added by Gordon Basichis on January 4, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Employee Retention in a Recession

Many employers are mistakenly feeling secure about their current workforce, under the possibly erroneous assumption that no one would dare leave now. There is in fact a real danger of losing great people

within the next year.

Here’s my rationale. I’m assuming that any employer who has let people go has tried hard to keep the “A” players, and let go of only the poor performers. Now the “A”s are overworked, and possibly

under-utilized or under-challenged. If your…


Added by Mark Bregman on January 3, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Deflation Interruptus, and Paths Out of the Great Recession

For a little over a year now, I've been writing this blog about the Great Recession -- how it began, and how it is likely to proceed. Back then, I predicted a deflationary cascade, brought about by the collapse and panic surrounding the mortgage backed securities market. I believed that, as the bad debts that existed in the market were recognized, the effect would…


Added by Jay Fenello on January 3, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

2011 New Year's Recruiting Resolutions

Happy New Year everybody!!  As I was Facebooking and LinkingIn my New Year optimizim, I started pondering my peers and curiously wondering about their New Year recruiting resolutions.  I have come up with a few resolutions that I would like to share (and keep).


1.  Spend more time calling (presenting), set away distractors (email, pins, blogs, tweets, etc., etc.) from the actual phone and compartmentalize those modes of communication to times before calling my list or after…


Added by Kevin Cure on January 3, 2011 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

Zebras and the New Year

The most discernible difference between an elderly zebra and its offspring is the fading of the older animal’s stripes. Yet, it’s still a zebra, with all the characteristics that differentiate it from other species. Like these majestic equids, we remain much the same throughout our lives. Our “stripes” (character, personality, integrity, and behavior) may fade as we mellow and grow wise with age, however, our core attributes, such as our strengths and weaknesses, are always with… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 3, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Job hunter activity trends

I hereby declare the opening of the 2011 job hunting season!


The next 5 months will be the busiest time of year for job seekers as they begin looking for a new job. It starts in earnest today. My job board network has released our first ever job seeker activity stats from last year. It shows the busiest times of year when job hunting occurs. 


As you can see from the chart below, Jan - May is the busiest time of…


Added by Chris Russell on January 3, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Most Viewed Recruiting Blog Posts of 2010

Here is a list of the top posts on RecruitingBlogs.com for 2010. Top blog posts mean viewed the most.


1. Stupid Girl Loses Job Because of Facebook status

2. The Best format For Your Resume

3. …


Added by Slouch on January 3, 2011 at 8:38am — No Comments

What Are You Willing to do to Secure Your Next Position?

Today is Sunday. It is 6:49am and I am gathering the last of my things and putting them into my truck so that I can get on the road. Actually...strike that...I am taking 10 minutes away from

doing that to type this. Then, I am going to finishing gathering what needs to

be gathered, make a cup of coffee, load my daughter…


Added by Rachel Salley on January 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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