You own a small business or you help manage one. You feel responsible for the lives of the people who work for you and you think the market is going to pick up at some point in the next year. Maybe an “extra” sales person would help your business grow. Maybe you have the right sales people, but they are starting to get busy… Continue
Added by Travis Furlow on February 18, 2010 at 9:29am —
Okay, so we've had Google Buzz
for what boils down to a week now. And we've heard phrases like "what Wave should have been" or "the Twitter killer" or "the best thing in my Inbox." But on day 7 I think I'm going to assign my own analogy to… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on February 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
Recruiting activities have been slow as of late and like most of my clients, I have become more focused on my own operating budget. Now that I have fully accepted that cost consciousness is the new normal, I’ve done my part and have successfully completed my personal and corporate tax returns. That’s right, I did it all by myself!…
Added by Ken Forrester on February 16, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Added by Greg Savage on February 16, 2010 at 6:10pm —
“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it” (George Orwell)
“Talking ’bout my generation” (Pete Townsend, 1964)
‘Trying to forget your generation/I say your generation don’t mean a thing to me’ (Billy Idol, 1977)
I’m reading a lot of blogs lately concerning generational demographics, particularly looking at how the attitudes of… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 16, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Matt Alder published a fascinating piece
last week about ‘job clouds’ and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those “I wish I had written that!” moments for me, to be honest.
In brief, he posits the creation of a ‘job cloud’ created by multiple employer Twitter feeds of their jobs. This cloud would be much larger than any individual existing… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
I’ve been reviewing my posts the past few weeks, and I realized they’ve revolved around my blogtalkradio show,… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on February 16, 2010 at 1:01am —
I’ve been writing, blogging and speaking on Gen Y issues since 2006 when ERE gave me a… Continue
Added by Sarah White on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
Or Facebook. Or YouTube. Or many places in the world of Social Media? It's been a subject we've obviously noticed and been aware of for a while - especially as we're successfully involved in recruitment/employer branding ourselves.
Why the reticence? Many have set up Twitter accounts that tweet infrequently. Have they that little to talk about?… Continue
Added by mark rice on February 14, 2010 at 7:43am —
Today's NY Times reports on something I saw first-hand in Shanghai and Beijing: the Year of the Tiger got off to an early start and the Central Bank is trying to cool things down
What's bad news for the central bank is good news for the jobs market, at least from the candidate's perspective. From my perspective, this is good news about the recovery to come in the U.S. market,… Continue
Added by David Kippen on February 13, 2010 at 4:36pm —
How much? There is no easy answer for this question but the best way to address is it is to understand a company’s typical thought process. Regardless of what companies… Continue
Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 11, 2010 at 11:00pm —
I love working as part of the Stopgap Group, not least because it’s a values driven business that places the welfare of its people and the quality of service given to clients and candidates at the very top of its priorities. Consultants have always been rewarded on feedback – since the day the business was launched 17 years ago – and we always look for consultants with who have compassion, a real interest in people and a… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 11, 2010 at 6:45pm —
The competition for jobs is fierce right now. Companies and law firms everywhere have been downsizing resulting in good people looking to find a new job. Reports abound of companies being overwhelmed with hundreds of resumes instantly after positing one available position. Making it through the resume screening process is the first daunting step, followed by the all anxiety-producing interview.
Whether or not the interview is the most appropriate way to assess a candidate’s ability to… Continue
Added by Alisa Tazioli on February 11, 2010 at 3:06pm —
You know what? Recruiters suck at finding themselves work. We give out great job hunting advice to complete strangers but the ugly truth is that we struggle finding a job too.
Every time I tell somebody I’m a Recruiter, they want help finding a job. And there I am with arms crossed listening attentively while they prattle about job prospecting hardships.
Yet, the sick sad reality if I lost my job, I’d do the same thing every unemployed Tom, Dick and… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on February 10, 2010 at 3:00pm —
How to Successfully Use That Instinct
Have you ever interviewed a candidate and in the back of your mind…
Added by Jenn Francine on February 10, 2010 at 2:43pm —
We have looked at two different angles of how accepting a counter offer can change or limit your relationship with your current employer. I am now going to try and explain the employer perspective.
So after you bring your new offer to your current employers and they frantically piece together a counter offer, here is how the next few weeks play out in their head.
Stage 1 – Relief
They are happy and relieved that they have averted losing one of their top people. Whoa,… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on February 10, 2010 at 11:00am —
For all my blog posts please visit 'The Savage Truth'
I have been in business a long time. And all of that time has been in the rough and tumble world of recruitment and staffing. Having worked as a recruiter, manager, and owner of recruitment businesses all over the world, I have seen my share of dubious business practices. Indeed I have, sadly, been witness to many instances of outrageously deceitful and unethical behavior.… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2010 at 3:00am —
As you can see, it has been a month since our last blog post. Let this be a sign for those of you on the job market that better days are coming. We have been working on some hard to fill positions that did not allow me to complete some of the blog posts that I have started. This post was one of them. The inspiration for the title came from the fact that behind the scenes of every job posting, there exists a complete network that is constantly expanding and contracting, bringing in… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on February 9, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Time management is something that most of us struggled with long before social media. As we become more involved in the world of social media and the see the importance of building personal business relationships, managing your time both inside the social media space and outside as a business professional and human being becomes ever more important.
Once a month I host a free teleseminar where I discuss a topic related to social media. This month, I discussed “How to Manage… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on February 9, 2010 at 12:57pm —
This past week I watched Disney/Pixar’s movie - UP
. If you have not seen it then you are missing a telling tale of what it means to come to what you think is the apex of your life, only to find out you have more life to live and more life to give.
It made me think to a few years back when I came across a short video called “The Key to Happiness.” It is only a 2 1/2 minute animation but it tells so much of the work of… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on February 9, 2010 at 10:13am —