February 2012 Blog Posts (214)

Survey Says Flexible Workforce is Here to Stay

A recent article from Staffing Industry Analysts confirms what we have been saying for a long time: the flexible workforce is here to stay.

The use of contract staffing has surged in this uncertain economy, a phenomenon that is not uncommon following a recession as employers use contractors to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Do We Really Want to Hire “Rock Stars”??

One of the interesting things I have taken special interest in recently is the usage, or often time’s mis-usage, of words in work place.  Have you ever googled the words talent and acquisition separately and then put the two definitions together?


“The act of acquiring or gaining possession of a persons special natural ability or aptitude.”  Kind of weird, right?  Doesn’t sound like a noble occupation, sounds like slavery.


I have being seeing the term “Rock…


Added by Kirby Cole on February 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Throw it and See What Sticks Approach will not work in your job search!

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“Hey Mark-

Thank you for accepting my invitation to connect on LinkedIn.

Please let me know how I can help you.

I am a Purchasing Professional in transition. Any…


Added by Mark A. Leon on February 28, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

US Online Job Market grows 5.8% in February 2012

Business as usual. This was the development of the online labor demand in February. The grow rate of 5.8% is consistent with average years at this time of the season. The number of online job postings was 1.3% below the level of February 2011. This suggests a grinding job market which slowly rebounds from the recession. Last year, US payroll grew by 1.8 million jobs despite natural disasters, rising energy prices and home made political problems. If last year’s labor demand is an…


Added by Henning Seip on February 28, 2012 at 11:48am — 6 Comments

How To Search Yandex for Free Resumes

How to find free resumes on Yandex is the topic of this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Jim Stroud gives a video tutorial on how to use the russian search engine - Yandex, to find FREE resumes on the internet. He also gives a cheer of thanks to his supporters. (Thanks again, by the way.)

Added by Jim Stroud on February 28, 2012 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Switching Recruiting Technologies? 3 Ways to encourage employee buy-in

The process of deciding to switch recruiting technologies can be daunting.  First, you spend several months determining the functionality you need and want for your recruiting organization.  You research solutions that fit this functionality and write up a feature list that you want (and probably a RFP).  Set up several demos with different vendors.  Schedule multiple demos with your top choices and make sure to get all the stakeholders on at least one of the demos.  And finally after all…


Added by Chris Brablc on February 28, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Never underestimate an investment in marketing

Several years ago, Recruiters Connection came on the scene.  I decided that for a few dollars ($199.00) I would invest in an ad which ended up giving me a lead position.  I renewed last year and kept my top position.  About a month ago, I received a call from a prominent health system in Maryland.  They found me on Recruiters Connection.  One thing led to another and we had a face 2 face meeting and signed a contract.  I am now working on four openings that they have asked me to fill. I…


Added by Joe Feldman on February 28, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Hey You!….Did You read our "Terms and Conditions"?….Didn’t Think So

(please note that the lack of fan-fare is intentional…Copyright protection seems to be everything..Read on..Daniel)

Welcome all to another thought provoking session hoping to leave you, the reader, “Something To Think About…”®. Social Media (So-Med®) is the arena which many of us use to interact, to promote (sometimes shamelessly), to share new tips and information on the horizon of exciting stuff, AND what’s even more awesome than all of that: Spread the news of original or exciting…


Added by Daniel J Smith on February 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

When Workplace Violence Reaches Critical Mass

Workplace violence can take place in different forms.  The more common variety of workplace violence is more or less the hazards of the job.   Healthcare workers and emergency medical workers often face abuse.  some of it is physical, but most of it is verbal abuse from ailing and often drugged out patients.    Taxi drivers, retail clerks, and others having to deal face to face with the public are subjected to robberies and battery, sometimes murder.  Law enforcement and…


Added by Gordon Basichis on February 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

SkillStorm's Tech Tuesday: Pinterest, iPad 3, and Wikileaks


Sources: PCWorld,…


Added by SkillStorm on February 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why Recruitment is like March Madness

Next week's Headline for Sale....

Added by Bill Schultz on February 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

LinkedIn Disruption

On 2/12/12 Forbes published an article titled “LinkedIn is Disrupting the Corporate Recruiting Market” (http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2012/02/12/linkedin-is-disrupting-the-corporate-recruiting-market/).  The article attempts to connect some dots between strong revenue growth (and assume market share) that has been captured by LinkedIn’s recruitment services and…


Added by Darryl Moore on February 27, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

4 Tips on Building a Talent Community for Facebook Recruitment

Creating a Facebook Career Page is a big step toward optimizing your social recruitment strategy, but what’s next? Now you need to build and engage the talent community that could potentially become your future hires. Here are 4 tips on building a talent community in order to optimize your Facebook recruitment strategy:

  1. Define your audience.You need to know who you are targeting as potential candidates to decide the best targeting…

Added by Merima A on February 27, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Don’t be De-Selected

If you are looking for a new job, do you know the difference between a get acquainted call, a screening call and a real interview?

Candidates sometimes go all out, trying to win the job, OR, take the opposite approach and act too casual, and in either case, get deselected before they really had a chance.

If you have submitted your resume to an employer,…


Added by Mark Bregman on February 27, 2012 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Have you got "The Fear"?

No, not the Lily Allen song by the same name, but the innate fear of breaking one’s comfort zones following the initial euphoria of being presented with an opportunity to work abroad.

Having completed my second international move (this time to the Cayman Islands), it has struck me just how many people say “Wow, what a…


Added by Chris Bailey on February 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Technology is Doing to the Paper Resume

The art of writing a resume is one that has been practiced for years and years as a tool to help job seekers define their skills and experience.  Over time the traditional and recognized way of formatting and writing a resume has changed minimally, or has it?  It use to be that you would print our resume and hand deliver it to the employer, then came fax and email, and now we have the concept of online job boards.  Over time will the printed resume even be necessary?  Has the content on the…


Added by Kara Stringer on February 27, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Why Social Recruiting is more about Implementation than Ideas

I had a very interesting couple of days at #truLondon this week. Over 170 recruiters, technologists and marketeers descended on the City Hotel in London to argue, discuss, debate and chat over 50 tracks on topics such as the Death of the CV (a very popular and hotly debated discussion), the Future of Recruitment and…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 27, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Whatever You’re Selling, I’m not Buying!

This is exactly what goes through the mind of a passive job seeker when the Headhunter calls to make him/her aware the exciting job opportunity of a lifetime.  Actually this is a defensive reaction whenever anyone truly believes that he/she is being sold.  It could be a product, a service or even their time.  But they sincerely believe that they don’t have a need especially for something that will end up costing them something of value they really don’t want to part with. 

Can you…


Added by Ken Forrester on February 27, 2012 at 9:59am — 11 Comments

Why Recruitment is like the Oscars!

I am one of those guys who likes to celebrate achievement. Society today can be too quick to judge something like the Oscars as sycophantic, narcissistic indulgence for the elite. But I disagree, in a world of 24-hour news that makes the heart sink, a night in front of the Oscars can really make you smile, especially now they cut the acceptance speeches right down!



Added by Chris Bailey on February 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Does the world really need recruitment consultants?

After a frustrating couple of months I’ve found myself asking this question on a more regular basis. Of course I already know the short answer….no, it doesn’t. What we do is definitely not rocket science and everyone knows what *astronomical fees we charge! (*no pun intended) But if you’ll permit me to continue, I’m going to try and explain why we’re here and why, when you find a good one, they can make your life easier and maybe even save you a few quid.

These days…


Added by Darren Scotland on February 27, 2012 at 6:47am — 6 Comments

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