March 2009 Blog Posts (231)

The New Kid on the Block

I've been researching social media for my recruitment team. Last year we implemented an ats (Taleo) and now that we have such an awesome tool I think our recruiters are ready and eager to jump into the world of recruitment technology.

I am our Taleo System Administrator so it seemed like a natural project for me to accept - with the help of my good friend and colleague.

We've been exploring tools that both of us use for personal reasons (Myspace, Facebook, Bloggings) and… Continue

Added by Veronica A on March 28, 2009 at 9:26am — 5 Comments

How To Ask For A Raise?

As with negotiating salaries, negotiating a raise also requires preparation and organization of how you are going to go about it.

Find out about the company policy

Different companies have different policies regarding salary increments depending on the amount and the time of the year. Do your homework and be well prepared for the interview.

Read the Salary Survey Report

A Salary Survey Report will provide you the current value of your job which will help in the… Continue

Added by Faryal Humayun on March 28, 2009 at 2:20am — No Comments

BIWO - Talent Inventory Control

We're all reading about massive layoffs and cost cutting measures but are companies really getting it right? I don't think so. It seems that HR Leadership (oxymoron?) is still making the "easy" decision regarding their talent inventory, that being Last In First Out (LIFO). Severance packages will be less and they don't have to deal with uncomfortable dismissal discussions with tenured employees. This is very short sighted and while they can stand up in front of their executive team and say "we… Continue

Added by Robb Myers on March 27, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

State of the HR and Recruiting Profession Research

Let's face it, we are all undergoing a lot of changes in our profession. To help understand the major trends, demographic drivers, compensation, and business drivers of recruiting and HR roles, we are conducting a major research study on the state of the HR and training profession. I would like to invite anyone to participate - all participants will get a copy of the detailed study findings.

Click Here to… Continue

Added by Josh Bersin on March 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting and HR Networks

Two recent posts pointing to many recruiting and HR networks compiled by John Sumser

Link one

Link two

Added by Slouch on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Client Side - Splits,, Twitter, etc.......

I'm really looking forward to seeing how things evolve with and Twitter along with other aspects that may tie in with them. As an interested observer who does a lot of splits, I think the idea and effort behind this so far is innovative and has a ton of potential. For me, splits have always been a relationship thing. You connect with someone and work together a little bit and as the trust and comfort level strengthens you are able to do business together profitably. On the other… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on March 27, 2009 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Penetrating interview questions

From somewhere on the Internet, I saw these questions; I think they hold potential:

Which of the "Facts of Life" girls are you most like?

If you were a deodorant, would you be a roll-on, stick, or spray?

Do you prefer Emanuel Lewis or Gary Coleman?

Would you rather have ebola or smallpox?

Would you rather have bamboo shoved under your nails, Chinese water torture, or your ankles chewed off by a pack of wild dogs?

If you were a… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 27, 2009 at 10:39am — 9 Comments

The Money Dance, Part 1: Being Prepared

Salary discussions with a prospective employer are at best uncomfortable, so I am going to talk about how to maintain the advantage in these interactions. Since this is fairly complex, I am breaking this into 2 posts. One to discuss how to prepare, and the other to help you through the actual discussion.

Ken from Massachusetts asks how to respond when an potential employer asks what compensation he is looking for. He was thinking his default would… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on March 26, 2009 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Looking for a Senior Workload Simulator Tester - Baltimore, MD

Hi Partners,

We have an urgent requirement to be filled out for the following position. Kindly forward any of your consultants who fit the bill.

Position: Senior Workload Simulator Tester

Location: Baltimore, MD

Duration: 2 yrs

We have an exciting opportunity working as a Senior Workload Simulator Tester with a Federal Government Client.

The candidate must have strong experience with IBM Web Sphere Workload Simulator for z/OS to validate…

Added by RT on March 26, 2009 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment

Talent Community - or just a pipeline?

I have been a recruiter now for almost 10 years now. I started out in a hiring manager role and then moved into general IT staffing. From there I moved into more of a niche field of recruiting. In my years I have always maintained a certain "method to my madness". This method consisted of sourcing candidates, qualifying them and placing them into what I would consider is my pipeline. These were always people that I have placed on positions and people that I WANT to place on positions. This… Continue

Added by Jake Wyant on March 26, 2009 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Louisianna Jobs Added During February

While most of the country is losing jobs, Louisiana jobs were actually added during February.

During February, the State of Louisiana had a total non-farm employment of 1,942,400 workers, an increase of 800 jobs from January and 6,200 jobs from last year.

A report by the Louisiana Workforce Commission notes… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on March 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hot list of Consultants

Hi friends,

Here is the available hotlist of my consultants.

Radheshyam Isukapalli……….. J2EE Lead
Prakash Parte ……………………Sr. Java Architect Developer
Ramesh S ………………………….Sr.JAVA J2EE
Poornima …………………………..QA Tester
Raja s Jakkilini……………………….Peoplesoft Techno Functional Consultant
Krishna I..................................SAP CRM

Please send me your direct client requirements to

Added by chetan on March 26, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Split placements are encouraged.. contact me at

Hello Friends,

This is Sravan working with Globaltek Inc as a Sr. Business development Manger. I am looking for split recruiters who can place my consultant. If any one are interested please contact me at 908-821-9714 immediately. I have bunch of people who are available for projects right away... the number is 75 sounds great to make good placements isn't it....???? So lets have a win-win relation and start the game now.... what do you say....???Any help and suggestions are really… Continue

Added by Sravan on March 26, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

Never have another offer declined again!

There is very little in the world of recruiting that is more disheartening or frustrating than having an offer declined. After all the work that was done to source the candidate, sell them to the customer, arrange interviews, and negotiate an offer, the whole deal falls through and you're back to zero. It stings, most notably in the wallet area for my compatriots on the independent/agency side. As a result, developing a method to boost offer acceptance is key for any recruiter.

There… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on March 26, 2009 at 9:12am — 5 Comments

Business , convinience and spice

does business necessarily have to be bundled with spice ??

Added by Ravi on March 26, 2009 at 1:51am — No Comments

So... how was your day?

So today, it turns out, is one of those days where things just fall into place. A day where birds chirped as I woke, interview feedback was great, fabulous news came for a long time candidate (an offer 2 years in the making) and to top it off I logged on to RBC to find a lovely spotlight piece by Rayanne for Bonus Track that made me blush.

I even got a chance to catch some snippets of the… Continue

Added by Becky Metcalf on March 25, 2009 at 9:51pm — 7 Comments


Hi Friends,

Please find the attached list of my consultants available. If you have any Tier1 or Direct Client Requirement please reply to or you can call me @ 732-709-0329.










PM… Continue

Added by kumar on March 25, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Construction recruiting

My partner and I own and operate our small company specializing in construction recruiting. He has 30+ years experience in construction and started this company a couple of years ago. My experience is primarily in the healthcare industry. I joined my partner about a year ago after needing a change from my medical transcription career. We work really well togeter in the company and in life. Over the past year our industry has been hit really hard by the economic crisis. Many of our clients who… Continue

Added by Michele Knudson on March 25, 2009 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Who Are You Online?

We’ve all heard the stories and realize the importance of building your online brand and presence. I think a fair question would be how do you measure what this really does for your career and your job search? If you are looking at this from a business point of view, you may wonder what is the ROI, or more accurately, ROTI (Return on Time Invested) in building that online presence. Why do it?

For clarification, I’m not talking about your XBox 360, WoW or PS3 presence. I’m talking… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on March 25, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

What about my bling bling?

Every time I’ve had an interview, I’ve taken my earring out of my ear. The last interview I had, I wanted to leave the earring in but after speaking with my wife, I decided it was best to remove it. I guess I was concerned and a bit apprehensive about the image it would convey. But the question is, should I have been? Should we be so worried that we remove an earring or hide a tattoo before an interview?

Given the tough market that you face, I would propose that you as a job seeker… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on March 25, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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