April 2011 Blog Posts (211)

Rock your 2nd Quarter Recruiting

Overall hiring in increasing! Recruiters I've recently spoken with, including many at last week's ERE Expo in San Diego are all off to a great 2011. The forecast for the 2nd Quarter of 2011 is extremely optimistic for all industries.

What is the best way to take advantage and cash in on the new wave of hiring?

1) Get Organized to Maximize Your Bandwidth

I've been fortunate…


Added by Jeff Schwartzman on April 4, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Top Ten Job Boards

This list, of our Top Ten Job Boards, is just for general job boards (not specialised ones) and is based on feedback we have heard, people we have worked with, awards we have noticed and pretty websites we've been entranced by.

It's not quite like the list of Top Ten little-known facts about your feet, which is strangely fascinating, but for people in the recruitment business, job boards are fairly influential.

So, (alphabetically), here we go:

Career Builder -… Continue

Added by Emily Stevenson on April 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

Employer No Hire Polices Because of Criminal Pasts

Apparently certain employers discriminate in their hiring practices.  According to a recent report in the National Employment Law Project, or NELP,  their survey of Cragi's Lit reveals that no hire policies are routine.   According to their Press Release, NELP posted the following--

"The new report highlights the widespread and illegal use of blanket no-hire policies by providing…


Added by Gordon Basichis on April 4, 2011 at 4:30am — 15 Comments

The Profession I Love: Staffing/Recruitment/HR and The Success Principles

It was a year ago when I sat in a conference where I met the legendary Jack Canfield, CEO and Founder of the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" Franchise and Books, and author of many books including "The Success Principles - How you Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be".  On that day, I shook hands with Mr. Canfield and got to receive an autograph from this giant among men in my copy of his book, which I received for free as a part of this conference, the best part - I was among fellow…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 3, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Dukes vs Walmart: Supreme Court Hears Argument in Sexual Discrimination Suit...

Quoted from Blog - Posted on by Regina Caffey…


Added by Valentino Martinez on April 2, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Moving to Australia …. A True Story


Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.

Having arrived in…


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 2, 2011 at 3:56am — 6 Comments

Are employers balking at Generation Y candidates?

Generation Y is nearly as big as baby boomers, and since Yers started entering the workforce, this new cohort has been raising eyebrows. To be sure, your typical Gen Yer is very technologically savvy, resourceful, self-confident (uninhibited by the self-doubt of the older generations) and up to any challenge. They are creative, learn quickly and are not shy about contributing their opinions and suggestions.

But these revered aptitudes and attitudes come as a package deal. And the… Continue

Added by Ilona Jerabek on April 1, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

For those like me........ready to unplug.....


This is the event you've been waiting for!


Tired of going to a conference, having a beer and finding your picture slapped up on Facebook before you can get the bartender's attention for #2?


Amazed when you find yourself in some sort of important discussion only to find half the room tweeting and blogging themselves into a…


Added by Jerry Albright on April 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 3.26.11 to 4.1.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting, mobile recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about job advertisements, HR 2.0, failing forward, recruiting assumptions, Monster’s Employment Index…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 1, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Insider Tips for Technical Resume Writing

If you are an information technology job seeker you have probably emailed your resume in response to several job postings and received limited response.  Do you feel that your resume goes into a black hole and no one is even reading your resume?  Well, you are probably right.


The art of writing an effective resume has changed significantly over the last 20 years especially if you are in the information technology field.   In fact, many of the typical resume writing standards…


Added by Nick Nordin on April 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Recruiters ~ How many hours do you work a week?

Just a quick question...

I coach a number of Recruiting Professionals and I am seeing a large swing in the amount of hours these Recruiters are work to be productive. I am curious to know....

On average how many hours do you work a week?
What are your most productive days and times during that week?
What is your least favorite day and time of the week and why?

Thanks for the insight!!!

Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 1, 2011 at 7:14am — 23 Comments

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