April 2008 Blog Posts (243)

Direct Recruiting from the Competitor -- Poaching or Aggressive Recruiting

There are many different opinions when it comes to this topic. In highly competitive niche industries the best talent is typically gainfully employed by your top one or two competitors. Why settle for table scraps (active applicants) when you can go after "all the fixins"? Is it more acceptable for a Corporate HR department to put this request into the hands of a Third Party recruiter? Is it unethical across the board?

Personally, I think it is the best resource for applicable talent… Continue

Added by Mike Avillion on April 30, 2008 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

The Recruiting Revolution: WEB 2.0

Looking for feedback on the webinar yesterday that TTC hosted: The Recruiting Revolution: Web 2.0....

I am looking for thoughts on new topics - your ideas are very much welcomed! www.talenttech.com/recruiting2.0 check out the recorded webinar...... Happy Wednesday!

Added by Alisha Smith on April 30, 2008 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment


There is a lot of information out there about how to use Linkedin and I will admit that I've been slow to recognize the power of Linkedin.

About 6 weeks ago, I had about 20 direct connections with people that I knew well and quite frankly didn't see any advantage in Linkedin over the mulititude of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and others...what was the point since I was already connected to my friends on Facebook.

And then I got clued in...one of my… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on April 30, 2008 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Hump Day Humor 4/30

Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.

With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or blog.…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 30, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

April 30, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...

This week Claudia touches on a tricky subject, answering a question from 'Uneasy:'

I recently challenged my recruiting team to source hard-to-find candidates from a department of a local competitor, and one of the recruiters came back with a whole roster for us...unfortunately, she slept with one of their engineers to get it. She doesn’t think it’s a big…

Added by Amitai Givertz on April 30, 2008 at 7:06am — No Comments

Podcast 55: Recruitment Advertising Galore

The latest digital recruiting news podcast from born is out now.

On this show this week AllTheTopBananas acquires D7's video CV site, job boards are failing SMEs and Phorm is in a storm.

Plus several online advertising stories that are relevant to online recruiters.

All this news, and more, this week on…


Added by Julian Stopps on April 30, 2008 at 6:04am — No Comments

Old Passive CV: Take a break

One of my friends found this Curriculum Vitae in a passive search. Just take a break and read this one!



Now look. I don't know what it is about recruitment agents that makes them unable to understand the phrase "I am no longer seeking work", so I have removed my CV from my website in a desperate attempt to get them to stop 'phoning me.

If you are an agent, then… Continue

Added by Masood Sayed on April 30, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Seven Habits of Successful e-Recruiters

Successful sourcing can be developed by adopting the best practices of successful e-recruiters.

1. Organize your research – in the form of organized bookmarks, favorites or a notebook. Maintain research folders for associations, company profiles, financial profiles, industry resource folders, news resources and other links.

2. Use Advanced Search Options Wherever Available - Prepare Boolean search strings ready for each type of advanced search in a search engine.… Continue

Added by Masood Sayed on April 30, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Wednesday Wisdom: Poached, please - with solicitation on the side

Dear Claudia,

I recently challenged my recruiting team to source hard-to-find candidates from a department of a local competitor, and one of the recruiters came back with a whole roster for us...unfortunately, she slept with one of their engineers to get it. She doesn’t think it’s a big deal, but I’m really concerned about using this information under the circumstances. What do you think?


Dear Uneasy,

Truthfully, I think you may have… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on April 30, 2008 at 12:30am — 25 Comments

Standout Jobs Partners with Scribd to Offer iPaper Integration on Resumes

Standout Jobs has partnered with Scribd to use their iPaper technology inside our applicant tracking system. This makes it possible to view, search and print resumes directly from the browser.

The goal is to provide the simplest candidate tracking system, with a great user interface and user experience.

Click here to read the full blog post.

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on April 29, 2008 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Beating Recession with Employment Branding

A colleague of mine Peter Sukonek, CEO of Big Gravity, a local branding firm recently wrote two articles on his blog about recession marketing. He refers to experts like Steve Abdalla and John Quelch about recession marketing. It is an excellent post and I recommend that you read it. Today I would like to expand on Peter’s article about recession marketing and how it applies to employment branding. Peter quotes John Quelch, a professor at Harvard Business School,

“It is well… Continue

Added by Mike Nale on April 29, 2008 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Twitter Me This, RecruiterGuy

Is there value in the random twitterings across the globe? Are they as random as they appear? Last night I was thinking about how someone new to Twitter might just feel like they've just entered a party and walked up on a conversation that's been in progress for 20 minutes... but where no one is sober.…


Added by RecruiterGuy on April 29, 2008 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Executive Job Market Intelligence Report 2008

As some members of RecruitingBlogs.com are aware, for the past 16 years ExecuNet has run a survey focused on the executive marketplace. It is called The Executive Job Market Intelligence Report.

It is a task that each time we do it we keep asking ourselves if we have the energy to do it again. It not only takes a great deal of time to put it together, but also an enormous amount of time in analyzing the data, and this year was certainly no exception as we had over 6,000 responses -… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on April 29, 2008 at 7:14pm — No Comments

IT Recruiter Needed in Toronto, Canada!


The IT Recruiter will be primarily responsible for sourcing and recruiting the best and brightest IT talent using a national scope. The IT Recruiter will utilize creative sourcing and sound, end to end, recruitment methodology to pinpoint, screen, and present candidates in the areas of: SW Development, Programming, Network engineers, and Systems Administration.


1-2 years full life-cycle experience recruiting/sourcing in the… Continue

Added by Julie Mathews on April 29, 2008 at 5:25pm — No Comments

The Recruiting Revolution: WEB 2.0

I just wanted to post and thank everyone that attended the webinar with Talent Technology Corporation! It has been brought to my attention that there are some who experienced technical issues with logging in - I will send you the presentation via email, or direct you to where it can be downloaded! Please email me at asmith@talenttech.com with requests, and/or feedback! Thank you again to everyone!

Added by Alisha Smith on April 29, 2008 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Layoffs bite

I've talked to several of my contemporaries over the past couple of weeks and the consensus was Q1 was not great for the IT Staffing business. Many of us haven't recovered from the usual drop in headcount at the end of the year and are wondering when things will start to recover. We've seen a couple of clients start to pick up and I am hopeful that Q2 isn't the disaster (maybe too strong a word - struggle?) Q1 was. I will stick with disaster personally because yesterday we were forced to cut 2… Continue

Added by Dave Templeman on April 29, 2008 at 10:37am — No Comments

Don't Be Afraid Of Change

I’ve always been a big proponent of self-assessment and of constantly evaluating and reevaluating things to ensure that I’m being and doing my very best in everything I set my mind to.

There is no distinction between my professional and personal life as I truly believe this philosophy should apply to both.

In today’s world, this approach should be absolutely critical if you seek long-term success (not to mention your very professional existence as a Peak Performer in your… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 29, 2008 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

Canada's Top Employers

Yesterday the annual list of Canada's best places to work was published.

It includes companies as large as TD Canada Trust (a national bank with 43,000 employees) and as small as Precision BioLogic a medical manufacturer with a mere 53 employees.

You can view the whole list here.

Added by Anthony J. Meaney on April 29, 2008 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

April 29, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Just in case you missed it, sourcing innovator and recruiter trainer Eric Jaquith just started InfoGIST News & User Exchange. If you are not familiar with Eric and his work you should be, InfoGIST too.

To get things rolling, here is an excellent webinar from… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on April 29, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Recruiting In Public Restrooms

Yesterday, I took the family on our first trip to the beautiful new Washington Nationals ballpark, simply named for now, Nationals Park. More on just how great of a ballpark this is in a moment...

I don't know about you, but as a Recruiter, I can spot a recruiting-related ad from a mile away. So when I enter the men's restroom after we get inside the ballpark, what's the first thing I see, you guessed it. You… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on April 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

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