February 2011 Blog Posts (173)

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Recently I was asked how I recommend you use the information in our Market Demand Reports and what are the potential results. Here are two examples of what some of our clients are doing with this information and the latest list of the top 25 jobs.



1. As part of a strategy we discussed in a coaching conversation, a healthcare staffing company in Colorado printed the Top 25 Jobs report from our site and took it to their client meeting. Upon learning and seeing the increased demand…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on February 24, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Give your Job Ad some Personality!

So you’ve already set up your job distribution strategy and sending your job ads to the recruiting channels (job boards, social networks, email) that work the best for you according to the recruitment metrics you collect.  You’re doing everything right except you are still not getting the number of qualified candidates that you want out of your recruiting strategy.

 

What are you doing wrong?

 

Well, one of the first things you may want to check out is your view…

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Added by Chris Brablc on February 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Making a Big Hit with Succession Planning

Good bench strength makes for good succession planning, and with baseball opening day upon us, we want you to hit it out of the park with your bench every time.  Many companies over-simplify succession planning, relying on just an intuitive sense of who could move up when top leaders move on or retire.  Good succession planning is a process within a system of excellent Talent Management, and when done well, it ensures long-term company growth.  A solid succession planning…

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Added by Mark Bregman on February 24, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Preview: The Staffing Industry Executive Forum

eEmpACT’s parent company, Bond International Software, is proud to be a Pinnacle Sponsor of the 20th annual Staffing Industry Executive Forum. The forum will take place at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, FL from Monday, February 28 through Thursday, March 3.

The Executive Forum is a meeting place for individuals from all sectors of the staffing industry. It is a venue for the industry’s top thinkers to come together and discuss strategic issues and trends as well…

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Added by Tim Giehll on February 24, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

Business is my Sports, and I am a Talent Scout

In a previous post (Want to become a successful CFO?...) I discussed how I love to follow business. For the longest time I've said that business is my sports.



That is not to say I don't have a favorite sports team (Go Habs) or mourn for the nostalgia of what could have been (R.I.P. Expos), it's just that if sports was not a part of my life, it wouldn't be a great loss.



I do follow business like some people follow sports. I… Continue

Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on February 24, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Listen to YOUR employees, PLEASE

Irish poet William Butler Yeats once said, “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”  I think this quote embodies a really important thing that we sometimes forget not only in the office, but in all aspects of life: how to properly communicate. We talk to strangers, friends, colleagues all the time, but there are many techniques we could employ to enrich our communicative experience for us and those we are communicating with. That’s what I’ll be talking about…

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Added by Tim Giehll on February 24, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top talent isn't enough

We write a lot about top talent. That’s because everyone wants top talent. Who wants to hire average talent, right?  It’s not that top talent is elusive – it’s always out there. You just have to know where to find it – and with our extensive network of IT professionals – Agile does. The need to hire and retain top talent is nothing new; it’s not a result of the Great Recession.  But changes within IT organizations – due in part to the weakened economy…

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Added by Jon Prete on February 24, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

3 Top Ideas for Success





I’m a big fan of lists.  There, I said it.  I make lists for everything from groceries to goals and everything in between.  I’m an even bigger fan of short, concise lists.  Can you achieve the exact same thing in three points as you could with ten points?  Sure, why not?



I recently had the opportunity to hear… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on February 24, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The unexplained behaviour....

Being in search and recruitment for a while now I have met and spoken to different strange people here and there but there are some interactions that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

 

About a year ago we had a candidate that we were representing to one of our clients at the time. Let's call the candidate John.

 

After several interviews John decided not to proceed with the role (or the client decided not to proceed, I can't exactly…

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Added by Navid Sabetian on February 24, 2011 at 5:50am — 13 Comments

Golden Opportunity for the Educational Institutions to get National & International Exposure

 

Golden Opportunity for educational Institutes in India to get National and International exposure.



I am writing an article on education in India titled "Elite Educational Institutions in India ,& Eluding patronage" 



My previous articles on education have been great success with thousands of views worldwide. At the end of this article I am giving a chance to some educational Institutions to showcase & promote their…

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Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on February 24, 2011 at 1:19am — No Comments

How to have the needed "Social Oomph", for social media!!

Along the lines of Hootsuite, Twitterdeck, and the like comes another social media management tool, Social Oomph, http://www.socialoomph.com/. Social Oomph allows you to Schedule tweets, Track key words, Extend your twitter profile, save and reuse draft tweets, Set up automatic thank you to new followers, Has a URL shortening tool, Automatic following of those following you, Facebook features, scheduling of blog postings, and more.  There are 2 types…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 23, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Succession Planning Doesn't Work: Just Ask Mubarak and Gadhafi

Aren't you amazed that senior executives of major companies still believe that succession planning works! I know I am. From the looks on the faces of Hosni Mubarak and Colonel Gadhafi during their last televised rants to their street side citizens, I can tell they are surprised their sons won't be succeeding them in the family business.

Why is it we (meaning just about every large company) aren't able to develop and plan our successors any better than the average tinpot Middle East…

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Added by Kim Bechtel on February 23, 2011 at 6:09pm — 7 Comments

Is The Ladders Giving Recruiting A Bad Name?

Let me say upfront so there are no misunderstandings, I haven’t used your service and most likely never will but thought I might as well chime in with my thoughts on your company, (which remains a topic of discussion) as so many others have. While I will agree that financially you seem to be on track, your business model and brand could probably use some tweaking.

First off, don’t air offhanded and offensive commercials as it affects the entire community of companies within…

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Added by Travis Yeager on February 23, 2011 at 4:33pm — 19 Comments

The Power of Listening.....

Look at the title, and think about whether or not you pay attention to everything said to you in a given day; or do you hear only what you want and fill in the blank spaces with noise?  In a job such as recruiting or sales, the ears are almost more important than the eyes when it comes to making decisions. Any time a decision needs to be made; it is best made when all the information is at hand, and that no nuances or misinterpretation is at hand. I have a calendar at home, and one of the…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on February 23, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Motivating the Office Mob!

Motivation is the key to success! We all know this. A lack of motivation means a lack of results. If you ask an employee what will motivate them, they will usually leap out of their seats with neck stretched, eyes bulged, and teeth wide, and exclaim “MONEY” without even thinking. Sure, you’ll get the select few who can do their job with as little motivation as a Twinkie on a…

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Added by Michael Stoyanoff on February 23, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

Advanced Google Search for Recruiters



We all know how powerful Google is and how internet recruiting has revolutionized the hiring process. Nearly everyone has placed their resume online at some point or another. But that means there are millions of resumes online. At the time of this writing a Google search for the term, "resume speech pathologist", returned 174,000 results. Who has the time to sift through all these pages in search…

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Added by TM Claude on February 22, 2011 at 10:21pm — 5 Comments

one way to get a job...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbJHkwHZCCM

Added by Christopher Poreda on February 22, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Inbound Recruiter: Book (Video) Testimonial “CRUSH IT”

In this video blog, Brian your Inbound Recruiter discusses his key takeaways from the book CRUSH IT, “Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion”, by Gary Vaynerchuk. (@garyvee)

Key takeaways:



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Added by Brian K. Johnston on February 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4 Current Facts Affecting the Future of Staffing

If you been in staffing for any length of time, you’ve seen many changes take place that affect how the staffing industry gets things done.   It’s more important now than ever for staffing professionals to be online both as a way to do their job better and as a way to keep current with all the changes taking place every day.

Here are 4 current facts…

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Added by Tim Giehll on February 22, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

4 Low Maintenance Ways to Source candidates into your Talent Network

Building your own Talent Network can be very time-intensive from active web sourcing to searching resume databases.  The fact is many recruiting organizations don’t seem to have the time to build their Talent Network with all the other recruiting activities they need to do on a daily basis.

 

The key is to find ways to build your Talent Network that require less maintenance by your recruiting team and that fit into activities that you already do on a daily basis.  There are…

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Added by Chris Brablc on February 22, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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