August 2007 Blog Posts (107)

Second Life....Get a life!

As a recruiter I’ve been hearing a lot about how big corporations and recruiters alike have begun setting up shop in Second Life trying to woo the supposed 9 million people who sometimes reside there to buy their products or even come to work for them. Of course, I’ve also heard the funny stories including the one about the guy (his avatar is a blond women) who inadvertently handed the interviewer a beer instead of his resume.

Of course that story might not be quite real, and because…


Added by bill martineau on August 31, 2007 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Guy Kawasaki's Rules for Hiring with Craigslist

Guy Kawasaki recently posted a job ad on Craigslist for his new startup Truemors. He reveals some of the results and his experiences. Much of his experience was positive.

He wrote a follow-up post about how NOT to hire on Craigslist (or any job board for that matter.)

Both posts are summarized here:

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 31, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

On new metrics for talent management...

Quote for the Day: Friday, August 31st, 2007

"A War for Talent mentality also breeds bad habits that can harm your company. One of them is concentrating on the quality of talent instead of quality of performance."

Wally Bock, A War for Talent mindset may be hazardous to your results

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 31, 2007 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

China All The Rage - And It's All Hiring

As of writing China is all the rage in the world’s

media, and much of the focus is on the shortage of

skills here.

The New York Times frets about…


Added by Frank Mulligan on August 30, 2007 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Talent Should Not Complain

Hank, A guy like you will always be found by a good recruiter. Nothing now you can do about it.

All this reminds me of the post I referenced about Peter the SimplyHired Software Engineer who is not happy these days with the amount of calls he is getting at work from… Continue

Added by Slouch on August 30, 2007 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Remember The Recruiting Wall Of Fame?

I was doing something yesterday and all of a sudden, I remembered. Do you? Look at how old some of the branding on that is. I think i said it would stay live for 10 years or something like that. I need to check.

Added by Slouch on August 30, 2007 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

On HR falling of its seat at the table...

Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 30th, 2007

"After this conversation [automating talent management/business processes] most HR people recognize that this is not just plumbing or automation - but something way beyond their span of control. This kind of initiative must be led, supported and driven by Sr. Management. In most cases, what happens next is that there is some more conversation and then the idea dies."

Tom O'Brien,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 30, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

It’s a Great Job But…

Thank you to John Sumser and Donna Troisi for featuring our recent announcement about Job Seeker Search Trends and Employers Job Marketing Tips as a “Deep Release” in the August 24, 2007 edition of The Interbiznet Bugler.…


Added by R.L Polhill on August 29, 2007 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Dow Chemical Adds Social Networking as Latest Recruiting Tool

I have been vindicated! See my earlier post and read this;

Like a tether that binds current and past employees, The Dow Chemical Co. is hoping its soon-to-launch

in-house social networking plan will build real relationships among Dow alumni,

women, retirees, and current employees.

That's the concept behind the program known internally as…


Added by Chris Russell on August 29, 2007 at 4:05pm — No Comments

On hard lessons about changing education...

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

"Perhaps it is just my native cynicism, but I don’t think that there will be a spontaneous societal recognition of the need for changing education, nor will there ever be a conversation amongst powerful people about ideas that will result in fundamental changes to our education system. Systemic inertia and myopic self-interest being what they are, nobility, goodness and wisdom are not the best way to get a…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 29, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

Video Vertical, Funny videos = YouTube

It’s nothing new, you’re having a bad day and need something to lighten it up, or you’re creating a new PowerPoint presentation and want to start with an ice-breaker, you know something funny. What do you do? You start searching for funny videos that will make you laugh, break the ice, or jumpstart your day.

How do you search for funny videos?

Earlier this month,…


Added by Chad Sowash on August 29, 2007 at 8:39am — No Comments

Job Interview Practice, Practice, Practice: Be A Hire has re-launched as a free online Job Interview Practice Tool for job seekers and candidates-with a video twist. As the “…


Added by R.L Polhill on August 28, 2007 at 6:30pm — No Comments

It's a good problem to have

There is a guy named Peter Chang who is a lead software engineer at SimplyHired. He left an interesting question on LinkedIn. Basically, he is getting called all of the time by recruiters looking to recruit him. It's wasting valuable time and he is not happy because some of the recruiters are calling him… Continue

Added by Slouch on August 28, 2007 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Breaking News: Price Hike

Monster raising prices...again. Read blog post on Job Boarders

Added by Chris Russell on August 28, 2007 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

OFCCP Rules in September 2007 may affect companies who contract with government offices

OFCCP Rules in September 2007 may affect companies who contract with government offices

As September 7, 2007 approaches it has many corporations worrying about if they will be able to meet the new federal OFCCP rules regarding Disabled Veterans, Recently…


Added by Kenneth George Dreger on August 28, 2007 at 1:55pm — No Comments

On the ethics and semantics of Search...

Quote for the Day,: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

"Maybe the word "ruse" is the problem. Let's call it something less sinister, like competitive intelligence (CI) gathering so it doesn't

sound as bad. Getting names through "competitive intelligence" has a

more sophisticated aura about it."

Lou Adler, Ethics, Poaching and…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 28, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

RecruitingFly TV in Syndication

Thanks to YouTube, they've made it easier than ever to watch my recruiting videos. With their new custom player you can now watch ALL of RecruitingFly TV from one page. Watch it here.

Now Available for Syndication

And if you want to put RecruitingFly TV on your site, its available for FREE. Just email me to get the code and you too can offer your site visitors recruiting tips &… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on August 28, 2007 at 9:07am — No Comments

Why are my employees leaving?

This was an actual question that was posed to me by a hiring official who I’ve worked with at several companies, but in his most recent move he went to a company that I had never worked with to place candidates. Of course, there are a million reason why people quit jobs and move on down the road, but he hadn’t had these issues previously and unfortunately wasn’t sure why it was happening now.

He knew he had gone to work for a company that had (in business terms) been…


Added by bill martineau on August 28, 2007 at 8:55am — No Comments

Blogging Blogging Blogging

Since I already have a recruiting/sourcing blog over on I'm just going to refer topics back from here... Or make it a more personal ranting/raving spot perhaps. Either way, this is my first entry here.


Added by Mike Notaro on August 27, 2007 at 4:20pm — No Comments

The New And Improved Cheez Factory

When I started blogging in 2003, there was not a whole hell of a lot of choices out there when it came to reading Recruiting Related Blogs. That changed real quick and it did not take long. One of the guys who started and really has not stopped is Joel Cheesman who has a blog called Cheezhead

Yesterday Joel launched a redesign of his site and added…


Added by Slouch on August 27, 2007 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

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