April 2014 Blog Posts (164)

Marketing Advice

I have been marketing my bench for a few years now and have had a lot of success ( Definitely not Phenomenal though), for Q2 I have been asked to focus on two skills i.e SAP and Drupal, All along I have been marketing a wide array of skills i.e Generic IT.

Can any one give me some advice on the following?

1.How do I go about identifying SAP and Drupal Resources (My Preferences would be OPT Candidates, L2 EAD or VISA TRANSFERS)?

2. Presuming that I build a good…

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Added by Ross Marian on April 25, 2014 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

The Case Against Having Prerequisites For Jobs

Just about every job description lists a series of prerequisites. Three-to-five years’ experience, a certain college degree, etc.

Why?

Look at it from a 10,000-foot perspective. Let’s say you have a lack of customers and you think it is time to hire another marketer for your company.

Does that mean you need five…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

The Gospel of Thomas

I was a bit excited to learn about the recent statements by a Harvard University Professor of Divinity that the famous fragment of papyrus which discusses Jesus Christ having had a wife is not a forgery.  Nonetheless, scientific skepticism requires us all to retain some doubts as to whether such a thing is even possible.  I was in a liquor store, purchasing my nightly dose of 100 Sapporos when the interview with the Harvard Professor was on TV.  The proprietor of the store asked me…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on April 25, 2014 at 3:44am — No Comments

The ‘Build My Desk’ Challenge Is On…Now WHAT???

On-Your-Mark...

 

When starting a desk from scratch, there are a million things that you could be doing. That list could take you two days or 5 years, it depends on your focus. For the 360 Challenge, I am limited on time, so I will work with what I have: The Curta infrastructure and our market brand.

Curta is branded as a “training company,” specializing in training, coaching, and placing…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 24, 2014 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Build Your Desk & Make More Revenue



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Since embarking on the path of professional coaching and training, I often hear the old saying that “Those who can’t, teach; and those who can, do.”Now, I’d be lying if I said that this comment didn’t ruffle my feather just a bit, as it implies that I can’t do and therefore I teach. In my…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 24, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.

There's a lot of people out there talking about the skills gap out in my chosen line of work.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, women decided that the necessities of stuff like going through a horrific physical transformation in order to ensure the survival of our species, around the same time that high schoolers figured out that majoring in liberal arts involved way less…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 24, 2014 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

3 States Recruiters Hate to Place Contractors In

The legal compliance and liability that comes with placing contractors is no treat no matter where you are located, but in some states, employment regulations are getting so complicated that recruiters are turning down contract business in those areas.

Let’s take a look at the three hardest states in which to place…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Questions I Ask Every Applicant (And You Should, Too).



I ask almost every applicant I screen the following questions: One, “What have you personally done in your career that has either saved your employer money or increased their revenue?”  and two, " How much in dollars and cents ? ”

I guess I don’t have to…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Crafty Ways To Repurpose Content

Writing great content doesn’t always come easy.

In fact, the content creation process takes a great deal of time and effort, so it’s important to make sure you get full usage from everything you generate.

While people will stop clicking on your social posts if they always contains the same content, there are a number of stealthy ways to repurpose it across…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 24, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

5 Steps To Hiring The Right People All The Time

Hiring, as we have argued before, should be treated like a zero-tolerance industry. Making strong hiring decisions is crucial to any organization’s success and wrong hires are incredible expensive mistakes that bring down the morale of everybody around them.…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 24, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

4 ways to better manage remote recruiting

One of the most important roles of the HR department at any company is to improve recruitment services, as bringing in talented workers is key to ensuring long-term business success. Recruiting effectively has become more challenging over time, as widespread technology has made it more common for people to apply for jobs in faraway locations.

Hiring is now dramatically different…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on April 24, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

Is the Number of Female Graduates Impacting the Gender Gap in Manufacturing?

Earlier this year, we highlighted the decreasing number of women in manufacturing. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How to Implement a Mobile Recruiting Strategy in 2014

Technology is progressing at a frightening pace, and anybody who doesn’t adapt to the latest tech standards is surely risk

ing being left behind.  From desktop to laptops to mobiles, recruitment has also come a long way, with mobile recruiting becoming the latest buzzword.

There are countless ways in which mobile is transforming the…

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Added by saurabh tyagi on April 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Winning Ways of Head Hunting for Passive Candidates

Why this great urge to try and recruit a passive candidate rather than simply seek to hire the most qualified individual who best fits your company? It is important to understand what a passive candidate is before comprehending why they are in demand like never before and have become such a hot commodity in the recruitment market, being chased and courted by companies of all sizes and stature.

Three things separate the passive employee from the…

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Added by Vasudha Pradhan on April 24, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments

Employment Lawyer on Severance and Larry Lebofsky, Recruiter

Well, we had a very controversial show this week. I don't know why. I didn't expect it to be.

My friend's son got an offer from a company. He saw that they put all new employees on a 3 month probation period so he wondered if he was let go what his severance package would be. I think he was due 7 weeks from his old employer.

I thought it was a fair concern, part…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on April 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

4 Key Strategies for Improving College Recruiting

As they look for creative ways to improve their approach to , many HR offices opt to focus their efforts on the college ranks. Today, colleges and universities represent a ripe area to pluck talent cheaply and efficiently, and countless businesses are taking advantage.

It’s an ideal situation for them. When surveying places to explore available talent, every potential…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Why "Who's Viewed Your Profile" on LinkedIn Doesn't Matter

There could be any number of reasons why someone looks at your LinkedIn profile and why your profile shows up in a search. 

A few possibilities include:

1) Nosy lookie-loos just curious about what you have going on.

2) You’ve changed something on your profile and it shows in their timeline, so…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Do Companies Hire?

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So why does a company hire a person?

It isn’t to have more people around. The goal of any company isn’t to rack up its number of employees. In…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why the Basics are Not So Basic

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

Back to basics is one of the worst strategies ever conceived. Having to engage in such a…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why HR Is The Most Underrated Aspect Of Your Company

Having a great human resources team is crucial to any successful company. The problem is, they aren’t always seen that way to outsiders or even to fellow employees.

Why? Any longtime business owner understands the importance of having a great human resources team and yet it is hard to quantify their value in real dollars. But the truth is, they provide tremendous value, with much of their worth coming from the dollars you don’t have to…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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