June 2010 Blog Posts (193)

Rant: Death to the VMS

In the course of the staffing portion of our business, occasionally we are asked to be part of a VMS (vendor management system) program. While we normally decline the business at that point, for a variety of reasons we have chosen to be part of a few of these over the years. Nearly every time I regret being convinced that this next account will be different. Now I will say, with my finance background, I get the logic that managing rogue spend is important and a system can be a good way to do… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on June 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Do I remember you?

The challenge that job seekers face in today’s world is very similar to that of most sales/marketing types, namely:

  • It can be very difficult for you to differentiate yourself
  • You often have 30 seconds or less to make that first impression
  • Invariably these and other reasons make it relatively difficult for the person you meet to truly remember you…

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Added by Shannon Russo on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

FIRED WHY?!?! How the “at-will employment” clause can make for a difficult placement.

by Nanci Lamborn, SPHR and BrightMove Recruiting Software

If your candidates are some of the recently unemployed masses within the majority of states operating under an “at-will employment “ clause, which is almost all US workers not employed under a contract, chances are that some of them may have a little difficulty in explaining that pesky “reason for leaving” question to potential future…

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Added by Michael Brandt on June 28, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments

Is Your Employment Brand Creating Enough Buzz?



Unless you’re living in a cave or have been buried under a pile of unsolicited résumés, you, like the rest of the world, have caught World Cup Fever. This is especially true for those in our country since Team USA has finally made it to the round of 16. Even for those diehard non-soccer fans, it is hard not get caught up in the excitement of this world spectacle. But you certainly wish that those… Continue

Added by Nick Tubach on June 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Building Your Own A-Team

This weekend, I had the opportunity to see the new A-Team movie as part of my birthday celebration. Throughout the movie, I took several mental notes that have inspired me to write this post. Believe it or not, it was my wife’s idea to see the movie! Needless to say, she has excellent taste. To quote Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

I…

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Added by Kirk Baumann on June 28, 2010 at 10:37am — 2 Comments

A diverse workforce is a better workforce

As business becomes more global, it increasingly encounters a more culturally diverse customer base. Hiring a varied workforce shows respect for customer diversity, may increase the extent to which customers identify with the company, and secures internal innovation.



Recruiting is one of the most difficult tasks an employer can face, and many can often be heard complaining that it is difficult to secure the right talent, particularly at the top end of the scale.



Could it… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish

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But only because it’s going to cut close to… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on June 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Two Tribes – The Battle for Respect (or handbags at dawn!)

I think we will all agree that Inhouse Recruiters (IHR) and suppliers don’t always see eye-to-eye, in the majority of cases I would say that we might as well be in a different markets, who’d have thought we are all in recruitment! The biggest rift is in the non-relationship between agencies and theirs customers, which…

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Added by Gary Franklin on June 27, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

Advanced Personnel Systems releases SmartSearch Version 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…



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Added by Sylvia Dahlby on June 26, 2010 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Interviewing: Bring Your Red Stapler with You!





Just like Milton in Office Space… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on June 25, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

#Onboarding at PepsiCo

PepsiCo Onboarding with RecruiterGuy Wow - what a ride. My first 30 days at PepsiCo have been the busiest and most travel-heavy 30 days I've experienced in a long time. I've worked directly with a workforce more diverse in their ideas, backgrounds, and cultures than I've ever met collectively within any single organization. I've pitched new ideas that, as I write…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on June 25, 2010 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week (6.19.10 to 6.25.10)

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 25, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

Are You on Linkedin? If Not, Learn How to Use Linkedin Here!

Before I give you my non-paid sales pitch about Linkedin and how to use Linkedin. Let me explain the background information needed to understand sites like Linkedin, Facebook & Twitter

First thing you want to know is that all social…

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Added by John Sanders on June 25, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

Game Changer? LinkedIn Messages As Evidence in Non-Compete Case

Did anybody else read this most recently emailed NAPS Legal Update for June?



If you… Continue

Added by Jeff Skrentny, CERS on June 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

I want to give candidates specific feedback... but...

Feedback is such a difficult task.

I would love to give exact feedback to every candidate, but unfortunately it seems like anything somewhat specific opens you up to discrimination lawsuits or candidate backlash. I try to be as specific as possible but ultimately it's my job to protect the company.

Candidates who were declined have a tendency to interpret feedback as unfair, "fixable" or something that is up for debate, irrelevant, or…

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Added by Amy on June 24, 2010 at 1:57pm — 6 Comments

What’s the Future Hold for Direct-Hire Placements?

There's no doubt that the most recent recession (or current one, depending upon who you talk to) was much different than previous ones. As a result, it stands to reason that the recovery will be much different, as well. According to a recent CNNmoney.com article ("Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits"), those who work a full-time job in the future may count…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on June 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

The Women in the Middle East Workplace 2010- Survey

"The Women in the Middle East Workplace 2010" survey is a measure of women’s perceptions, attitudes, experiences and satisfaction with various elements of their role in the Middle Eastern workplace, particularly regarding their treatment relative to that received by their male counterparts.



Data for the Women in the Middle East Workplace poll was collected online between the period of 26th April and 23rd May 2010 with a total of 2086 respondents, including locals, Arab expats,… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on June 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

How can video resume benefit job seekers?

Technology improves almost every day and such advancements have created life easier and quick in how we work. Similarly people are now making use of technologies in their daily lives by searching websites to hunt their dream job and establish their career. One such way is through the use of video resumes.



Video resumes are a unique way for job seekers to convey their abilities, talent and personnel beyond the limitations of ordinary resume that contains information, employment… Continue

Added by Lee Fossey on June 24, 2010 at 6:57am — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness In Recruiting & Life - It's Like a Light House

Ahh. Now that is a statement that says it all doesn't it. Sometimes we wish life would come with an instruction manual, or for that matter a staffing manual? We wish at times we had all the clues, all the instructions we would need, but that would make for a boring life. This statement hangs on a wall at Moss Landing at the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 24, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Top Job Interview Questions Answered

It has happened to all of us. We are on a roll then out of no where we are asked a job interview question that we don’t have an answer for. Until that point, you were answering all of the job interview questions like a pro.

But now, you are sitting there wondering what to say next. Each millisecond seems like an eternity as your interviewer stares at you waiting for your response.

Never again! In this article, I am going to answer the top job interview questions…

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Added by John Sanders on June 24, 2010 at 2:26am — No Comments

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