May 2010 Blog Posts (188)

Are you a Farm Animal or are you Wildlife?

Anyone that has worked with me for a period of time knows that the Farm Animal vs Wildlife analogy is one of my favorites. I typically classify Recruiters and Business Development professionals in one of the two categories. My categorization is based upon the simple premise that there are some people that hunt for their food (you can use money if you prefer) and some that wait for the food to be delivered.

Instead of a long diatribe about what constitutes a Farm Animal and/or… Continue

Added by Kevin Womack on May 26, 2010 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

Top 5 Reasons why I Love Recruiting Metrics: Reason #5 – They tell me what I think I know

Originally Posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

I won’t lie, I’m in love with Recruiting Metrics! I’m totally enamored with them! I love the way they look with a big “+” sign in front of them, I love the way they look on my computer dashboard and most importantly I love the knowledge they possess. Overall, recruiting metrics rock…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 26, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Online Rep U. Nation

“We’ve seriously sold our souls to the internet, ….and it seems that now we are buying them back. Our need and desire to be individualistic and expressive about our lives, photos, feelings and views, is the price we have…

Added by Matt J Peter on May 26, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Take my socks please! A lesson on dressing for success to your next interview.

I’ll never forget the Sci-Fi story about the World ending because of the leading

characters’ dirty fingernails. Talk about leaving a lasting impression….

It reminds me of a more personal story when I first began in this industry; better

known to me then as “headhunting” circa 1995. Like a bright eyed novice I was

eager to serve my clients and candidates above and beyond the…


Added by Amos on May 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Winning resume for Gunning a Dream job

How to craft a Winning Resume?

There are some extraordinary articles written by experts on this

subject. This article presumes that the readers have read and are aware

of the basics. This article goes beyond the basics and generics and

focuses on the specifics related to job search in Asia region. If you

are in west, some of the things mentioned may not be applicable.

Please follow the link to read the full… Continue

Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on May 26, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Productivity does automatically ensure profit.Let us add value to productivity

What is productivity?

How do we define It.?

There is more than one definition for this term. An HR executive will

define it as number of man hours spent on the work station. For him

productivity increases with the number of man hours. For a technical

head or floor manager, the productivity is the output an employee gives

in his man hours. Similarly it has different meanings for the costing,

supply chain and other departments… Continue

Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on May 26, 2010 at 7:13am — No Comments

Changing a recruitment company and why it won't work.

I recently attended a HR and recruitment forum and listened to speaker, Carron Hinton , talk about Change management. I've never really though about this topic before and as I listened it dawned on me that I really wished I had.

Carron talked about the differences between Operational Management and Change or Project management. It occurred to me that the normal management style of my customers (recruitment agency managers) is that all about Operations management and nothing to do…


Added by Shane McCusker on May 26, 2010 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Network Effect Applied!

I get asked almost on a daily basis how to create an effective network and minimize networking time all while maximizing results. Giving an example from my everyday life, I will explain how to do just that……


Added by Jenn Francine on May 26, 2010 at 1:57am — 4 Comments

10 Benefits of using Twitter for Recruitment

Welcome to my first blog entry. Had many topics to choose from but I will start with a very common question I get asked. - "How does Twitter work for recruitment?"
After reading a number of blogs and posts, these are the main reasons why Twitter is a viable resourcing channel in my opinion.
It should be use in conjuction with existing routes and other social…

Added by Samuel Lau on May 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 22!!!

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 22!!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 25, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Fan Page

Earlier today, I hosted a free teleseminar discussing 5 Ways to Optimize your Facebook Fan Page. Facebook is approaching 500 million users. A recent study tells us that 7% of American households have a Twitter account while 41% have a Facebook account. Facebook is the most accepted form of social media more so than LinkedIn.

If you missed the call, you can always call in and listen to the…

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on May 25, 2010 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments

"Doing Things Right"

My wife and I recently made the trip to California to help celebrate the 90th birthday party of one of her aunt’s. We had a great time visiting with family and friends during the party and for a few more days, enjoyed the company of another set of friends in Northern San Diego County.

While waiting for our return flight home, it gave me a chance to watch the fever-pitched activity out on the airport ramp. As baggage was loaded and unloaded,…


Added by Steven Coyne on May 25, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Getting it Right: Social Network Recruiting

I've been spending a lot of time working on some new…


Added by Sean Ryan on May 25, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

What American Idol Contestant Lee DeWyze Can Teach Job Seekers

Tonight is the final showdown between the two remaining competitors for the “American Idol” title. Crystal Bowersox, the young, dreadlocked mother from Elliston, Ohio, will take on Lee DeWyze, a former paint shop worker from Mount Prospect, Illinois.

While Bowersox has been a consistent favorite all season long, Lee DeWyze has made a gradual climb into…


Added by The Execu-Search Group on May 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Boss

Why do employees change jobs? The most popular reason thought of is due to insecurity and instability in one’s position.

Although, how many people today can say they respect their…


Added by Neha on May 24, 2010 at 10:59pm — No Comments

How to best take advantage of your employees in a poor economy?

I have heard many people's anecdotal accounts of how the poor economy of the past 18-24 months has affected them from a job perspective; but I am particularly interested in this as we emerge from the other side.

I have heard how employers reduced the number of workers to substantially lower levels, seemingly to reduce overhead costs, trimming budgets while hopefully increasing potential profits. This seems like a sound idea, particularly for shareholders looking for strong returns.… Continue

Added by Lisa Howarth on May 24, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Are You Listening?

Have you ever had an entire conversation with somebody only to feel like your point was not heard? I can say that I have had this happen to me on several occasions. This phenomenon is even more frustrating if the conversation is one that was designed to settle a dispute or argument of some type, or a conversation that involved an important negotiation. Whether it be an argument between spouses, a…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on May 24, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Does Twitter’s updated Terms affect job tweet services?

In a blog post released today (May 24th, 2010) Twitter COO, Dick Costolo, covered a wide variety of topics regarding the Twitter platform. His main emphasis was on the fact that the Twitter management team is concerned with protecting the long-term value of the Twitter platform. Costolo’s main argument follows:

“It is important to keep in…


Added by Omowale Casselle on May 24, 2010 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Decoding "Recruiter Speak:" 21 Handy Definitions for Candidates

Every industry and profession carries with it its own distinct jargon. In fact, it is the measure of recruiters’ worth to be able to pick up on the unique lexicon of the positions for which they recruit. Being able to spout off the verbal equivalent of Google Adwords also preempts most candidates’ assumptions that as recruiters, we’re slightly above amoeba but slightly beneath bonobo monkeys on the evolutionary ladder. (The monkeys do admittedly win by default,…


Added by Matt Charney on May 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

The Similarities Between American Idol and RPO

Though it's not at all surprising, it's now official: Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze will square off against one another in the finale of the ninth season of "American Idol."…


Added by Barry Diamond on May 24, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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