February 2011 Blog Posts (173)

Which technologies are changing the job board industry?

Although it may not seem like it at times, the job board industry is a technology-driven industry. After all, it was the combination of a database and the web that gave it birth so many years ago. After a fairly lengthy period of incremental and erratic technical growth, the industry is seeing lots of change – and I suspect that those sites that ignore these changes may suffer.

So, which technologies (and technology trends) are changing job…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 22, 2011 at 9:03am — 6 Comments

Making a Great Impression on Your First Day

You shined in your interviews and landed a new job!  The interviews you went on were your first and only time to make a great first impression on important people at the company.  Since you were offered the job, they clearly had a great first impression of you!  Now it’s important that you maintain that.

Here are some tips for a successful first…


Added by Shana Borwegen on February 21, 2011 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

The Use of Social Networks in Recruiting Continues to Grow

In two previous posts I discussed whetherLinkedIn will Replace Monster & Careerbuilder and shared 5 Ways…


Added by Tim Giehll on February 21, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Breaking Into Human Resources...It's Easier Than You Think

I received an email recently through my LinkedIn profile. One of my connections, a woman currently working in the Real Estate field, was unsurprisingly looking to make a career

change and wanted to know how to break into Human Resouces, having never worked

in the field.…


Added by Rachel Salley on February 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Pre Employment Screening Worth the Hassle?

If you’re an employer considering launching a pre employment screening program you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed by the rules and regulations surrounding such a seemingly simple endeavor. What begins as a basic desire to conduct “due diligence” on a prospective employee soon opens up a slew of obligations. For the inexperienced and time-starved manager, it’s tempting to throw in the towel and continue hiring as usual. Here we present the many reasons to pursue pre employment…


Added by Michael Gaul on February 21, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

What Message is Your Sales Strategy Sending?

Nancy, a current member of my coaching program, shared with me the following success story…

“I called on a new prospect for a number of weeks. Each time, I got his voicemail and left him the Front-of-the-Box message you taught me. Within two months, he called me back to give me an order. He said he picked me because I had called him six times (WOW, he counted the number of messages I left!). And he said that he appreciated my follow-through and that this made him hopeful that I’d be… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on February 21, 2011 at 8:49am — 3 Comments

Automate your Resume Screening by Tenfold

Identifying the right candidate is the highest cost component in a recruitment business. Recruiters and HR managers find it difficult when they have numerous clients looking for multiple job openings.


Today, Recruiters and Hiring Managers find matching resumes from job portals and email inbox that are…


Added by Umamaheswari.K on February 21, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

I Am Still a PC

Friday was my last day at Microsoft. I was afforded a great opportunity to create and impact recruiting; an outcome that I did not anticipate when I joined the company five years ago. It was a humbling experience working with the best and the brightest; I was amazed by my colleagues. Amazed, not by just how smart everyone is; but by the quality of human beings they are and the values that are shared. We did some great work together that changed the face of recruiting not only at Microsoft…


Added by Marvin Smith on February 20, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?

People look at me strangely when they ask, “Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?”


“Come on,” they say, “I can easily just write my own resume – what are you going to do that I cannot just do myself?”


Of course it’s true that anybody can write their own resume. The same is true that anyone can attempt to build a house or change the plumbing or paint some artwork, however in each of these examples you’d prefer to call on an expert because of…


Added by Gavin Redelman on February 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Foreigners working for Japanese companies (in Japan)

Nihongo hansemasu ka? Can you speak Japanese?


Many foreigners who work in Japanese companies can answer that question in the affirmative with a resounding “Hai!” Morgan Shimizu, an American working for Aero Asahi Corporation told Majirox News that working for a Japanese corporation “has taught me how and when to say things as well as when not to say things.”


Timothy Marshall, a New Zealander working in the semi-conductor industry for Samco, Inc. confirmed…


Added by Joe Peters on February 19, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Why you should think Hospitality

Want to change industries? Here's a tip that might help you land your dream job: think Hospitality!


Typical Hospitality roles

The Hospitality Industry is made up of many and varied jobs and positions. The most commonly thought of positions in Hospitality are those found in Restaurants and Cafés: Wait Staff, Bar Person, Chef, Cook, Kitchen hand,…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on February 18, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

There's a stalker lurking near you !

You may relate to “The world’s in my backyard” if you own an online profile. Social media has enabled us reconnect with long lost friends, have an online profile, made business easier and even saved us money (a status update on LinkedIn is read by hundreds of thousands – now compare doing the same with letters) However Social media also comes with a price. Be warned of the dangers lurking.

One of comments I received on my blog “Are you a technosaurus?"… Continue

Added by Alban on February 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments


A Recruitment Professional captured these pics at Staffing Agency that came under attack!…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on February 18, 2011 at 3:51pm — 6 Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.11.11 to 2.18.11

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 UPS hiring through social media, one thing that we could change about HR, knowing what type of employees you are looking for, mobile recruiting and the importance of influence.

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


Added by Chris Brablc on February 18, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments


You’ve asked all of them on your mind. The questions. Those incomplete thoughts or flashes of brilliance that you feel needs some sort of vindication that your opinion is valid. Those things burrowing into the dark places of the mind that prevent you from moving on rationally. What if I appear ridiculous? What if my lack of knowledge shows through? Am I that much of a know-it-all?, I know we covered this topic 1000 times, yet for some reason I just don’t understand. These are all thoughts…


Added by Daniel J Smith on February 18, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

How to Sell Staffing in 2011

In our last post, we outlined some of the key trends (and implications) you’re going to face in 2011. So how can you ensure that you have a great year?

1) Have a Plan

a. Define your target client – what kinds of employers are the BEST match for your capabilities and approach to service?

b. Clearly define your positioning – determine exactly how you want to be…


Added by Tim Giehll on February 18, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Using Contractors to Help Clients Complete Projects

In a recent blog post, we reported on an article by The Kansas City Star that discussed the trend of hiring workers on a contract basis to complete projects, a practice the article referred to as "adhocracy."  As many of the recruiters we work with can attest, this trend is very real. And for some, it lead to their first contract…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

One Simple Way to Overcome Hiring Freezes

Hiring freeze.  Those two words can stop recruiters dead in their tracks.  After all, if a client says they are unable to hire, where does that leave you?  It's the one client excuse that there is no easy argument against.

Or is there?  Several of the recruiters we work with have discovered another word that can immediately melt the ice on a deep hiring freeze . . .contracting!  In fact, for many, hiring freezes lead them to their first contract placements.

Hiring managers are…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

How to Help Clients Solve Unique Problems

p>These days, companies are faced with endless unique staffing situations and problems. Direct-hire recruiters who made contract placements in 2010 had clients faced with those types of situations.  Their willingness to offer contracting to those clients resulted in placements they wouldn't have been able to make otherwise.


One of these recruiters was…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Contractor Salaries Increasing

Not only is contracting becoming more popular, it is also becoming more lucrative for contractors.

Citing data from the Yoh Index of Technology Wages, Human Resources Executive Online has reported that hourly wages for skilled temporary workers increased 4.3 percent between last November and December after hitting a…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

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