August 2011 Blog Posts (208)

To Survive, And Perchance To Dream…..

Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…


Added by Daniel J Smith on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Paid Analytics Applications

The first two blogposts in our ‘career website series’ focused on the seven basic components of a great career site, and how Google Analytics can help you widen your traffic funnel. In our final post of the series, we will look at how you can optimize your site performance even further by analyzing how individual visitors interact with your site.




Added by Dana Feigel on August 25, 2011 at 2:29am — 2 Comments

Virtual Job Fair Recruiting 101

Last week it was announced that is organizing the America Hires Virtual Job Fair, an online mega-recruiting event which will run from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 at AmericaHires360.comand aims to connect millions of job candidates with hiring companies throughout the United…


Added by Carlos Gil on August 24, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Spot on!




I could not agree more with your comments.  I feel absolutely no obligation to return a phone call or an email soliciting business.  However, if the approach and content are informative and professional, I am much more inclined to listen, consider, and respond. I am also turned off by atrocious spelling, grammar, and sentence construction. This…


Added by Kathy on August 24, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Key Questions to Ask On a Staffing Sales Call

Whether you’re calling a new prospect or an old customer, don’t make the mistake of asking the same old questions. The first (and worst!) that most people think to ask is “Are you hiring?” What if they say no? Then you’ve just effectively ended the conversation before it’s had a chance to start.

If you ask the same questions, you’ll get the same answers, and these answers won’t get you anywhere. When you’re making sales calls, adjust your mindset. Instead of seeking out orders, try to…


Added by Tim Giehll on August 24, 2011 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Does Social Media Technology = Hasta la Vista to Third Party Recruiters?

This post originally appeared at


In 1984, Sarah Connor narrowly escaped being terminated by a cyborg assassin from the future.

Are we in for another cyborg attack?

The job board giants, their niche job board counterparts, the usual social media suspects, new platforms like…


Added by Jessica Lunk on August 24, 2011 at 9:33am — 17 Comments

Demand for Human Resource Professionals with Social Media Skills Continues to Grow

We are starting to see growing demand for Human Resources professionals with knowledge, skills and experience in social media.  In July, 438 job ads for Human Resource jobs included social media skills in their job requirements – up 140% from July 2010.

Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Social Media…


Added by Carolyn Menz on August 24, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why Amazon is Wasting Their Money on Pay-Per-Click Recruitment Advertising

I was conducting some research the other day on the keyword “java jobs” and noticed that Amazon is utilizing ppc to try and recruiter some java developers. Let me preface this post by saying that I am in no way picking on Amazon in particular as we will discuss other brands in other posts. However after a little and I mean a little investigation, it’s clear that whatever agency that Amazon is using to manage their recruitment marketing grades a big fat F.

Here are the top 5 reasons… Continue

Added by Jason on August 23, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

What should be the goal(s) of your recruiting campaigns?

I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”.  The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”


You can’t argue with that.  If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting.  But when you are looking at the main…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

CATS Gets Clicky

Tracking your website traffic, sources and interactions is crucial to any company that has any online presence. The more you know about where your visitors are coming from, what they searched for to find you and what they did on your site once they did find you, the better you can focus your efforts to grow your business.

The Standard

Most of you are probably familiar with… Continue

Added by Louis Bina on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!

There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…


Added by Bill Boorman on August 23, 2011 at 12:28pm — 25 Comments

What are the experts predicting for the fall in the recruitment industry

I have just heard that a number of the leading job boards in the UK market are spending big on their advertising campaigns for September.

However what do people think the recruitment industry is likely to do next month?

Added by Robert on August 23, 2011 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

El Dave's Linkedin Resurrection!

My Linkedin Profile - long story, but what matters is that as of today you can see it again and you can reconnect directly with me at

I encourage all faithful members who remember the glory days of olden times when we were a real thriving community to send me an invite and join the resurrected six degrees from dave group again - tell your colleagues…


Added by Dave Mendoza on August 23, 2011 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

The 10 Most Difficult Jobs to Fill

It’s hard to believe that in this world of high unemployment rates, there are actually many companies having trouble filling certain positions. This might also be a good list for job seekers who are willing to consider re-training as a path to their next job. For example, here are the ten of the most difficult jobs to fill based on a Manpower survey of 40,000 employers in 39… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on August 23, 2011 at 9:56am — 5 Comments

Talent, Passion and Ambition – The Keys to Performance Management

Getting the most out of your people will give you the edge in pulling out of the recession.  Most leaders agree that people are their company’s #1 asset.  Yet, HR leaders struggle to find the best metrics by which to achieve solid performance management.  Talent acquisition is usually done based on candidate competencies.  Specific job objectives are used to manage people…


Added by Mark Bregman on August 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Background Checks Becoming Catch-22 For Employers

Should an employer conduct background checks on its potential employees? Should a recruiter conduct them on their contract candidates?

Well, on one hand, background checks can protect the employer from negligent hiring lawsuits, which arise when an employee hurts someone and the employer should have known they were a risk based on their background. If you are a recruiter who serves as the Employer of Record for your contractors, the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 22, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Internships As a Way to Evaluate Future Employees

Companies that simply view interns as cheap labor could be missing out on a great opportunity, according to a Bloomsberg Businessweek "Today's Tip" post by Jim Belosic, Founder of ShortStack.

Instead, Belosic recommends that employers look at internships as an "extended…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 22, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Double-Dip Recession Unlikely Based on Contract Staffing Numbers

With unemployment still around 9 percent and all of the uncertainty that has stirred up in Washington over the debt ceiling debacle, talk about a potential double-dip recession is resurfacing. But a sequel to the Great Depression is unlikely based on the demand for temporary/contract workers,…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 22, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Why Companies Should Love Millennials

We've all heard the negative stereotypes about Generation Y, also known as Millennials, which roughly encompasses those born in the mid-70′s to the early 2000′s.  They have an entitlement attitude. They think too highly of themselves.  They need constant feedback.

Whether these stereotypes are accurate or just gross generalizations is up for debate. But our HR staff learned at the 2011 Cleveland HR Star Conference that these younger…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 22, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

2010 Record-Breaking Year for EEOC Claims

Discrimination charges investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a record high in 2010, and 2011 is expected to outpace last year, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

In fiscal year 2010, there were 99,922 charges of…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 22, 2011 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

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