August 2010 Blog Posts (213)

You’re Rescuing Others and It’s Killing Your Interviews

In observing an interview on-site with a client earlier this month I recognized a disturbing trend across everyone in the organization that, upon further research, is happening in nearly every company and in every interview. When asking someone a tough question, instead of waiting for a response, the…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on August 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Job Interview... or First Date?

Author: Franco Fernando at TheSavvyIntern.

Coy looks. Stolen glances. Awkward conversation.

If you’re lucky… undeniable chemistry.

We’ve all been on that first date. And we all experience the same feelings: excitement, anticipation, hope and sometimes disappointment.

I’ve had my share of first dates, and observed many more from a…

Added by Mark Babbitt on August 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Day 19 - Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters – I am learning much, are you? #myjobhunt

Today I tried to get back into the mood of the first two weeks, focused on how to try and build again a strong pipeline of opportunity. I knew I didn’t have the time to focus on it today but I had to think it through. Over the…


Added by Gary Franklin on August 27, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Day 18 - Job Hunting means having to say Goodbye & Thank You, then Striding on #myjobhunt

Day 18 was dominated by it being my last day in my current job and the day my gardening leave honeymoon period came to an end. All of the company property needed to be returned; laptop and power lead, PDA, fuel card, company…


Added by Gary Franklin on August 27, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Corporate Recruitment: Really Just a Superhero Search?

What better way to spend a weekend than by thinking about your corporate recruitment strategy?

For those of you now rolling your eyes, roll them back this way and press play:…


Added by Tim Giehll on August 27, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8/21/10 – 8/27/10

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 27, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Each recruiter you hire costs you $100,000 before you pay them a salary!

Yes, the staffing market may be recovering, but every day we read of recruitment companies going into liquidation. And even in the best of times, I know plenty of recruitment business owners are frustrated by how hard they work for such modest returns.

And the tendency is to blame clients, or the market or the government.

But often the real culprit is much closer to home. Profitability of a recruitment business is totally…


Added by Greg Savage on August 27, 2010 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

Jobs2web Conference Review

Companies are beginning to change the way they recuit employees with the use of web 2.0 and its rapidly evolving social networks. To some, the idea of recruiting through Facebook or Twitter comes off as ludicrous, but after a recent Jobs2web conference downtown Minneapolis, MN, it appears these outlets will now be the driving force behind finding the…


Added by Benjamin Bush on August 26, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The official Top 15 Best College Websites!

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Rate My Professor…


Added by Gavin Redelman on August 26, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Operational Excellence Depends on Cultivating Talent’s Strengths

HR professionals have been trying to control health care costs by continually tweaking the medical plan designs, which result in shifting more costs to employees but do not reduce the cost of health care. That is why the new focus needs to be on prevention and wellness.

While this is not a new concept there needs to be more focus on it in order for it to make a difference. Some of the moderate plan designs (such as 100% coverage for preventative testing and wellness exams…


Added by Shannon Russo on August 26, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Physician Recruiting

I am trying to locate the latest stats on the hardest to recruit specialties - any suggestions?

Added by Lynnette McBride on August 26, 2010 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Transparency is key to setting candidate expectations!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

I’m a huge movie buff and I have to say that I love movies that keep me guessing. Movies with plot twists…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 26, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Day 17 - Job Hunting Optimism is Essential so long as it’s not Fantasy #myjobhunt

As #myjobhunt has progressed I have been considering options and opportunities in Central London.

I have not worked in London on a daily basis since 1986! Back then they still had horse drawn carriages, smog and the…


Added by Gary Franklin on August 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Your Beach Body isn’t the Only Thing You Should Shape Up this Summer!

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”

–Russell Baker, American journalist and humorist

Monday marked the official start of the summer and while most of us may be concerned with losing a few extra pounds around our midsection or toning up our pecks before hitting the

shores this season, this might not be the only shaping up that needs…


Added by SkillStorm on August 26, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Should HR Go Away?

In HR technology, you get pretty used to dealing with HR departments of all types. Proactive, innovative and creators of real business value … and the rest. In the most frustrating of days, we really start to wonder what the world would be like without HR.

Consider this scenario… when you show up for work tomorrow, the HR department has disappeared. Your first thought is:…


Added by Greg Moran - on August 26, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Recruitment and the BP crises: Why technology can get in the way of top talent

This is less of a blog of thought, and more a blog of questions proposed to all of you.

Recently the BP spill occupied front pages around the globe. Yet with all of our intellectual capacity on earth no one fixed the problem. Why?

I know of several engineers and folks with products that could have aided. They tried to get through. They wrote, they sent emails, they made calls to no avail. Then one day a man drove down to Louisiana and…


Added by Susan Hand on August 26, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Association of Employment Professionals Summit is coming

Mark your calendars and register at

This is an incredible event, reasonably priced and a breadth of knowledge share. Come and learn from experts, experience with peers, and take away tools for future of employment.

Here is the information:

Click the above link for more detail on speakers & sessions and to register.

$85 Early-bird discount applies if pre-registered and pre-paid by… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on August 26, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

Are You Delusional???

Are You Delusional?

I was watching…


Added by Lea McKay on August 26, 2010 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Firms helping firms: a collaborative network

Whether referred to as splits or recruiter networks, there has been scattered buzz around the true value of agency to agency collaboration in the staffing and recruiting industry and the quality of supporting tools out there.

After meeting with a significant number of agency recruiting professionals over the past several months, I’ve generated the following takeaways:…


Added by Rob Kornblum on August 26, 2010 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Video Resumes Could Kill Your Job Search

Video did more than "kill the radio star". They could also seriously handicap your job search if you are not careful. Read this brilliant article by SmartMoney that in my opinion perfectly frames the discussion about the value (or lack thereof) of video resumes.

What really burns me is that there are companies out there who are completely taking advantage of…


Added by Beth Gilfeather on August 25, 2010 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

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