February 2009 Blog Posts (293)

Massachusetts DUA: Unemployment Insurance Hearings

Today I experienced my very first unemployment insurance hearing. I was representing my company against a claim made by one of my former consultants. The following document is a must read for anyone looking to file for unemployment. It is essential that both employers and employees understand just how vague the law delineates why someone may or may not file for unemployment.


Essentially, if you quit, get fired, or refuse a… Continue

Added by Gene Leshinsky on February 28, 2009 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

It's WHO You Are Coming Out Of The Recession That Matters!

I was speaking to my mentor and coach the other day about the long hours that I have been working and as the words came out of my mouth I caught myself and shifted the context from mild complaint to abundant gratitude.

Even though I am only 44 years old, this is the 4th recession I have been lucky enough or crazy enough to participate in during my career in Talent Management. I began my career in 1983 and Chicago at that time was crawling out of a recession. In my ignorance I thought… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on February 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

"Everything is hard before it is easy"

Everything is hard before it's easy" - Thomas Fuller.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

I'd love to hear your responses and thoughts about this.

There's a rhythm to this statement which I find to be very profound and simple to digest. The statement or idea, "Everything is hard before it's easy" is applicable to most everything in life that's new to us whether we are learning to walk, communicate, find our way or prospect for a new client. If we… Continue

Added by Michael North on February 27, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Don't be a lemming...just like me

Lately candidate treatment, technique, and discussions of the like have been pretty hot, and two posts in particular got me to thinking. One was Becky's admission to on-the-job bullying, and the other was Dan's response touting the virtues of being true to yourself. The more I thought I about it the more I realized that I actually had a very hard time coming to terms with these issues when I first began recruiting.

When I accepted my first job as a recruiter I actually had no idea… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on February 27, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Thoughts on where we are..........

I am very confused. Not that is not a normal state of mind for me lately, but more so than ever. My confusion is about the current state of our profession. There are many excellent Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists and Sourcers employed and looking for employment. From the many on line resources we have access to we all see much of the same information regarding all of the open positions in virtually every occupation. We are all overwhelmed with 24x7 information from all media with… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on February 27, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Perpetual Motivation

I once heard a motivational speaker talk about how she continually stayed positive- in the face of adversity, in spite of the doom and gloom life (and the evening news) often brings, and despite the propensity we all have to enjoy some good old-fashioned negativity. After all, it is difficult enough to remain optimistic and thoroughly positive every day when life is bouncing along normally, but is much more challenging in extremely difficult economic times and intense market downturns, such as… Continue

Added by Jason Weaver on February 27, 2009 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

25 Random Things... about IIPE (moving the FB trend to RBC)

25 Random Things ... about IIPE (moving the FB trend to RBC)

1. Despite IIPE being headquartered in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico- not one member of the IIPE team is a native to Playa Del Carmen.

2. Karen Russo, CEO has been recruiting for over 20 years.

3. IIPE meetings usually take place after the work week; on the beach... we all actually really like one another and don't mind spending a Saturday on the beach to strategize.

4. The IIPE team speaks… Continue

Added by Kristen Durkin on February 27, 2009 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment



Added by James, CPC on February 27, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

Furloughs Only Work for the Military

The global economy has gotten so bad that Japan and some countries in Europe have tried to save jobs by implementing "work-sharing" programs. Here in the U.S., employers are equally concerned with keeping employees on staff, while still cutting costs. Their response is to implement furloughs. Furloughs are unpaid days off and Dr. John Sullivan, in his article for ERE, Employee Furloughs Can Be a Bad… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on February 27, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Social networking Status: Dismissed

A 16-year-old girl from Essex was fired after she described her office job as "boring" on her Facebook page.

In the last five years social networking has exploded into everyday life with most people now having a Facebook, Myspace or Bebo account. Users of these sites will however been thinking twice before sounding off too much about their everyday life.

This week a 16 year old girl from Clacton working at a marketing and logistics has been given the sack for suggesting… Continue

Added by Matt on February 27, 2009 at 8:33am — No Comments

Staffing Swagaholics

It's a common sight at conferences whether it's ERE, ASA, local staffing conferences or job fairs - droves of people with "bags of swag". Along with this phenomena, comes the related "swag swap" where you get together with colleagues and make strategic trades of promotional products for their most important clients (translation get the stuffed toy for their son, daughter, nephew or niece). There is nothing like watching staffing professionals in tense negotiations, "I will give… Continue

Added by Moshin Manji on February 27, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Web 2.0 in Recruitment presentation

Hi guys, thought I would share my presentation on Web 2.0 in Recruitment that I did for the Inspecht HR Futures conference in Melbourne Australia today http://hrfutures.inspecht.com.au

You can download the pdf here http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/web-2-0-in-recruitment-a115.html

If you know slideshare.net - the presentation… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on February 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Persevere - Providing Good Customer Service Even When It's Outside Your Purview

Establishing a new telephone account the other day, I noted that there was going to be monetary credit if I simply logged on to the cell phone company's home page and filled out a simple survey. Obviously I am going to take full advantage of such an offer, so I dutifully went online, filled out the survey, clicked their "submit" button and then checked my account balance. No credit. "Okay," I thought, "maybe it takes 24 hours for their system to credit the account. I'll check… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on February 26, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Recruiters are jerks

Imagine the shock when I actually had a candidate tell me this on the phone today. His statement was so matter-of-fact that it blew my mind. He was adamant about it too, completely unwavering in his opinion. Fast forward through several minutes of conversation and although his tone had lightened, he stuck to his guns. "Think what you want, but I'm still convinced recruiters are jerks…"

What could possibly have led him to such a fervent belief? Why automatically classify all… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on February 26, 2009 at 2:57pm — 9 Comments

Need interns? Try "NYC Ladders for Leaders"

I met Andre Joseph at a recent NYC meetup. He is the Deputy Director, Corporate Relations and leader for the NYC Ladders for Leaders Program.

Let me tell you about the program and why it is essential for metro NYC employers.

NYC Ladders for Leaders is a corporate internship program that was launched by Mayor Bloomberg… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 26, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Success with Twitter

Twitter is officially a viable recruiting tool, we all know that. It's also pretty easy to record your success, especially when others do it for you. Big thanks to @thecoleorton for documenting a recent hire I had through Twitter.

Source: http://thecoleorton.com/post/81436248/how-i-got-someone-a-job-via-twitter…


Added by Brad Hogenmiller on February 26, 2009 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

Interviewing for the WIN!!

I've been watching candidates interview for years as I would always ask my client to sit in during the conversation. The one thing I've quickly noticed is the candidate’s inability to close the interview. What do I mean by closing the interview; I'm talking about gaining the right to advance through to the next round.

If you ask most people this question, "Are you a Salesperson?" the instant response is "no way" or "I could never do that" or "I can't sell anything." That is simply… Continue

Added by Patrick Ryan on February 26, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

My visit to Columbia University's ACM student chapter

After a day of uncertainty as to if I could even make it to the city (my gentle stomach was revolting) I traveled to Columbia University at the behest of the VP for Corporate Affairs for the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery to talk about careers… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 26, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Looking for Simadyn Controls Engineer

Hi All,
My name is Carlos and I am contacting you from Soft Source Inc. Currently we are looking for Simadyn Controls Engineer for Saudi Arabia: 2 - 4 weeks The roles are gas turbine startup and commissioning. Compensation: Excellent salary plus expenses (include hotel, food and lodging) will be offered. Interested candidates please send their resumes @ carlos.fonseca@softsourceinc.com

Carlos Fonseca

Added by fccc on February 26, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Candidates with Quality Over Candidates in Quantity

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* Each partner school is highly-rated by professional magazines like Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and Wall Street Journal to ensure the candidates are high quality.

* Registration for the resume database is behind each schools’ career service intranet to ensure the pool of candidates is exclusive and authentic.

* Reach only qualified candidates across all industries and… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 26, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

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