August 2010 Blog Posts (213)

Need Help With Holiday Cover This Summer?

The school holiday is up on us and for most families it is a time to get away and enjoy a well earned break.

However, if like many companies over the last two years redundancies / scaling down and a ban on recruitment have left you lean enough to survive but too thin to cover holidays then we can help.

Temp Network specialises in providing businesses…


Added by Mike Waterton on August 5, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Business Opportunity

I will be looking for some partners shortly for some very cool technology I have developed. More details will follow shortly but worldwide licenses will be available. Its a walk in the park for anyone in the recruitment business, purely additional income for expanding your portfolio of products / services.

Added by Martin Gibbons on August 5, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

New Guidelines For HireFriday Plus A Big Announcement!

Since I wrote the first Guidelines For HireFriday in May of this year, our community has grown exponentially. As an omnipresent social media community, or more accurately, cluster of online communities; we have learned new lessons about how to grow, and incorporate best practices that will benefit: the job seeker, the recruiting community,…


Added by Margo Rose on August 5, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments

Change the Odds…Hire Only People You Know…Build a Talent Community

Who are your best hires?

Aren’t they the ones that were in your little black…


Added by K.C. on August 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Art of Networking

Whether you are looking for a new job, trying to win more business, or

just need to find a solution to a challenge, networking is often the


Most people need some help to capitalize on their own contacts, and

certainly when calling strangers. Here's some key tips on how to get

people to joyfully help you:

  • Walk in their shoes. Understand who they are, where they are in life, in business, and what…

Added by Mark Bregman on August 4, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Pull vs Push in the Candidate model

In the course of our talent acquisition work at Kinetix we invariably see both the good and bad habits of both companies and candidates in the process. One item that regularly bothers me on the company side is a behavior practiced by so many corporate and HR folks that we call it the “Heisman”…. that is to say that they feel so overwhelmed by all the applicants to their job postings…many of which may not be…


Added by Shannon Russo on August 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hide and Seek

The Recruiter’s Game of Hide and Seek…


Added by Lea McKay on August 4, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Is It All About The Money?

This business has a way of cutting you open and letting you look deep inside yourself. And sometimes, you don't like what you find.

I've trained thousands of recruiters. I've visited dozens of search firms and staffing agency offices. I've personally coached scores of people in our industry. And from what I've learned about the business, every single reason why a recruiter is not…


Added by Sue Booth on August 4, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Webcam Job Interviews Are On The Rise

Technology is advancing at an extraordinary rate and we must embrace it, not resist it. Among those technological advances include the popularity of webcams and services such as Skype. This advancement is contributing to the rapidly changing landscape of the recruiting process by making it possible for recruiters to conduct interviews with candidates all over the world, without anyone even leaving their house. As with most technologies, sometimes it takes awhile for it… Continue

Added by Julie Calli on August 4, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Biggest False Assumption in Sales

A discussion was recently started in the sales training forum titled, “How to shorten the sales cycle”. Here is a copy of the original post:

“For sake of discussion let’s say that… …the prospect trusts you, respects you and values the relationship. …you are working with a prospect who has the authority, budget, want and need for your product or service. …the prospect feels you have the most compelling value proposition.… Continue

Added by Jeff Blackwell on August 4, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

Traditional Sales Training and Professional Selling

A question that surfaces in the sales training community every so often is whether or not traditional sales training has been rendered ineffective by changes in technology, economy, etc.

Without an agreement on what is meant by "traditional sales training" and "ineffective" any discussion on the matter is likely to have a high probability of misunderstanding especially among participants who are not familiar with each others communication… Continue

Added by Jeff Blackwell on August 4, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

From Cradle to Cot

It's been an interesting few days... sitting here in Limbo, a week without a worry. No job to worry about, to check in on, or wonder if they are going alright without you. Yes, there is a heap waiting in the new role, but that isn't feeling real yet.

Gives you some time to think. And that my friends is a dangerous thing when it comes to my blog. For those who keep up with my ramblings here, you'll know I draw a lot of inspiration from my family, draw heaps of comparisons from daily… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on August 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

On Toronto Star: Is the phone call dead? Only if you're lucky -

Is the phone call dead? A very interesting article posted todayin the Toronto Star.

Added by Brian Pho on August 4, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments


Living in a vibrant urban environment is chock full of sensory input every day. Lights, sirens, televisions in airports, all add to the constant din of people in perpetual motion. It's irrepressible, and can make this girl very grateful for her little personal sanctuary at the end of the day. I'm a fairly energetic gal and have a job that keeps me on the go, so I am out and about regularly. Like many urban dwellers, I rely heavily on public transportation and, often for business meetings, use… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on August 4, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Recently, I was looking over some of my recruiting material from about 14+ years ago. I reviewed all the sections about sourcing candidates (from cold calls to referrals), picking up job leads from newspapers (remember those) to references and many other "old school" techniques. Here is what I realized; Nothing today is really NEW!

Think about it; what "inventions" are really new? Data storage; sure the way we store the data has changed from… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on August 3, 2010 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Innovation comes by trying new things and measuring them!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

I love the saying "Throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks!" That's experimentation at it's finest in trying to solve important…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Hiring Managers, Please get a Clue!!!!!

Hiring Managers, Please get a Clue!!!!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

WHO’S WHO: Woo-hoo or pooh-pooh? Is there any virtue in Vanity Publishing?

By Nanci Lamborn, SPHR, and BrightMove Recruiting Software and Employment Software

Last week I received a resume from a candidate who listed in the “Accomplishments” section of his resume that he had been named in the 2009 Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities. Upon reading this line, I had a flashback to my own baccalaureate transition and a similar “honor” that I once also claimed. I…


Added by Michael Brandt on August 3, 2010 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Infographic: Social Media Recruiting & Employer Branding - 10 Reasons to Engage

Hey everyone,

we just compiled a nice infographic showing 10 reasons to engage in Social Media Recruiting & Employer Branding and thought it might come in handy for the recruiting consultants among you, when talking to your next client. Also feel free to post it on your personal blog, a link would be nice.


Added by Jan Kirchner on August 3, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

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