August 2007 Blog Posts (107)

On social networks and the "reverse domino effect"...

Quote for the Day: Monday August 27th, 2007

"User generated content sites, like Digg, are often rigged; Facebook is no longer the exclusive community for students; MySpace has become a pedophiles source for soft porn; Orkut is every spammer's favorite toy, etc. The future of the big players does not look too promising. What happens when the tide begins to turn the other way and a few of my friends begin leaving? There is a very good chance that I will too. In…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 27, 2007 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Job Seekers Work- Life Balance Search Trends: Not Necessarily Good For Employers

Happiness In America’s Workplace vs. Happiness In America’s Homes: A Lot Of Job Seekers Are Now Considering Traditional, As Well As Non-Traditional, Factors When Looking For Their Perfect Job. Can Today’s Job Seekers Really Have It All? And If So, At What Cost To Employers With Job Openings To Fill?

Many of America’s job seekers are…


Added by R.L Polhill on August 26, 2007 at 9:11pm — No Comments

On what recruiters do with leads, passive candidates...

Quote for the Day: Friday, August 24th, 2007

"If you’re interested in gainfully employed, successful individuals, then you’re going to have

to pick up the phone and call companies, because that’s typically where

you’ll find that type of person - at work. They probably haven’t

spammed their resume out to hundred of recruiters so you might actually

have to talk to them and ask them for one. As far as what I’ve…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 24, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Social Media Measurement

Social media participants and bloggers keep talking about traffic, rank, sponsors, connections, and influence as being the end all measures of success. And then I read that Southwest Airlines attributes $150 million in ticket sales generated by a widget, which is part of their social media program.

Maybe it's just me, but it reads as the period at the end of the sometimes long and… Continue

Added by Rich on August 24, 2007 at 9:08pm — No Comments

What do you think about prospective candidates who demand clients's name?

Has any of you come across propective candidates who demand to know your clients name? How do you deal with such people especially if they are qualified for a position? I was thinking of writing something where they would sign and promise not to apply directly to the client. Uuuugh!!!



Added by will on August 24, 2007 at 3:55pm — 2 Comments

Dave Lefkow Update

From Dave Lefkow - The Recruiting Bacon King:

"(at this point all I can say is Craig's List rocks for small businesses, my cost per hire so far is less than $25 and my quality of hire is stupendous)"

Read the article here

Added by Slouch on August 23, 2007 at 11:58pm — No Comments

On transforming HR...

Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

"Many attempts at HR effectiveness start without defining value. For example, some companies invest in e-HR services such as portals and online employee services and believe that they have transformed HR, but they have not. While e-HR may be a part of an overall transformation, it is merely a way to deliver HR administrative services. HR transformation must change the way to think about HR's role in delivering value…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 23, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

EGrabber - Resume finder..

This week Jim Stroud has a guest columnist that discusses EGrabber and their resume finder software. I was interested in hearing if anyone has used this software and if it has helped in internet research and finding candidates? I looks promising to me, but many have before and disappointed.

Added by Amie Ernst on August 23, 2007 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

On [not] having a shared vision...

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

"Few professionals would argue with the need for a shared vision. It's pretty much accepted as good management practice nowadays - the way we

try to get people more engaged. But I'd argue that shared visions are

not all they're cracked up to be. If you think about it, the more

diverse a team of people are, the less chance there is of arriving at a

common vision. Diversity and a…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 22, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa here with goodies for good boy and girl recruiters and managers.

If you are trying to find good resumes and information for recruiting new employees or consultants, come to

It is a free site with lots more coming to help you find people to fill your assignments and jobs. …


Added by Jeff Altman on August 22, 2007 at 4:53pm — No Comments

On Murphy's Law and other systematic complications....

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

"The religious person may blame it on. original sin. The historian may cite the force of trends such as population growth and industrialization. The sociologist offers reasons rooted in the peculiarities of human associations. Reformers blame it all on "the system", and propose new systems that would, they assert, guarantee a brave new world of justice, peace, and abundance. Everyone, it seems, has his own idea of what…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 21, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Employability - Is Lisa more Employable then Lakisha?

Two prospective employee resumes come across a hiring manager’s desk. Both candidates have the same skills and qualifications as well as have degrees from prestigious colleges. One candidate however, may have an unfair advantage, a traditionally non-ethnic sounding name.

According to an article by David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal, "A white sounding name on an…


Added by Nicole St.Martin on August 21, 2007 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Company Blogs For Recruiting

Just yesterday, I was having lunch with an acquaintance of mine discussing various recruitment strategies by incorporating the voice of the customer or voice of the employee in this case. No doubt company blogs came up. Why? Because they build relationships and engage ongoing, multi-faceted conversations. And while some companies are leery of

allowing their employees to speak freely about their work…


Added by Catherine Horgan on August 21, 2007 at 2:07pm — No Comments

How would you pay a retained firm for a candidate you referred to them?

A retained firm is working a position for your company. Your company gives that firm a name to connect with regarding that position. Do you pay the same fees on that candidate?
How do you construct your agreements with retained firms to account for referrals from your company that get placed at your company? What are best practices for this?…

Added by Joshua Kahn on August 21, 2007 at 1:04pm — 4 Comments

I'm on Recruiting Animal's Show Tomorrow (w/Amybeth Hale) - YIKES!

Should be interesting (well, at least I HOPE)- never been grilled or roasted on a radio show and Amybeth will be there to back me up (THANKS!!!!).

The topics? Who knows- it will involve Internet Research, possibly SourceCon, and for SURE- no phone sourcing questions. Why? Because that's just not what I do and I have almost zippo experience doing it.

Tune in tomorrow at Noon EDT here:

Hey Animal: Internet Research is…

Added by Suzy Tonini on August 21, 2007 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

On compensation double standards...

Quote for the Day: Monday, August 20th, 2007

"Why is it that the same managers who use “people don’t work for money” to justify underpaying workers are convinced that their own bonus and long-term incentive plans are great and highly motivating?"

Know HR Blog, Why is Money Not Motivating to Employees, But it is to…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 20, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Homer Simpson can boost your traffic!?!

Burger King struck pure advertising gold in July with the clever Simpsonizing of their commercials, which provided a 774% increase in site traffic.…


Added by Chad Sowash on August 20, 2007 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Jim Durbin Gets His First Blog Sponsor

Now we're talking.

Added by Slouch on August 20, 2007 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

"We were candidates before we were recruiters "

"We were candidates before we were recruiters…


Added by Recruitnik on August 19, 2007 at 11:08pm — 3 Comments

Jim Stroud Sells His Blog

Congrats to Jim Stroud who says here that he reached a deal with the mystery organization. Jim says he will release more info later.

This is great and I bet we will see more of this sort of thing in the years to follow.

Good work Jim

Added by Slouch on August 19, 2007 at 10:43pm — 3 Comments

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