September 2009 Blog Posts (200)

Onboarding: Why Companies Fail

I often hear from business owners that they don’t have “time” to get a new employee up to speed. Excuse? Not at all. The reality is that business owners are extremely busy.

Based on staggering statistics that 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first forty-five days of employment, it makes perfect sense to delay a hire if you don’t have the time to onboard an employee properly.

Yet, most companies continue to hire new employees without providing effective training or… Continue

Added by Safari Solutions on September 28, 2009 at 5:10pm — No Comments

What's changed in recruitment since the crunch?

As a relative outsider to recruitment, I was wondering if anything has changed in recruitment?

I know things are tough but is everyone just waiting for the good times to return, for things to return to normal or has anything significant happened to change how the industry works?

I never fully understood the business model. It appears to reward poor performance. The higher an employers staff turnover, the more business a recruiter gets. It seems a bit strange and I… Continue

Added by Martin Gibbons on September 28, 2009 at 3:54pm — 10 Comments


This week I traveled to Toronto for the second time within a week. First was to see U2 – totally awesome concert! It is a beautiful City fairly close to Upstate NY. I normally do not attend conferences, but learned of Recruitfest from Twitter. Then in having conversations with @jennydevaughn – she encouraged me to go, so I thought I would give it a try!

This was an “unconference,” described as an open forum to exchange thoughts and ideas with fellow peers and thought leaders within the… Continue

Added by Chernee Vitello on September 28, 2009 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

ACTUAL LEADERSHIP, PART II - Now that you are leading...where to?

Let's suppose that all the planets align correctly and you wake up on the correct side of the bed (most days) and you are becoming an Actual Leader. This is confirmed for you on a regular basis by people who genuinely smile when they see you coming and also smile and thank you when they depart your presence. Some of these people come to you out of the blue to bounce ideas off of you or report progress because they know that you appreciate it and that they are appreciated. You are even taking… Continue

Added by Randy Levinson on September 28, 2009 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

How to Conduct a Great Interview

Hiring and keeping good workers begins with the job interview. A successful interview does not just happen, it needs to be planned, guided and prepared for. If your interview skills are a bit rusty here are a few pointers to get you back in the game.

1) Review the resume before meeting face to face with a candidate. Take time to know something about the person before you meet them. Otherwise you may come across unprepared or disorganized.

2)… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on September 28, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

The Life Cycle of Roles - Not All Roles Are Created Equal

Life is just not fair. There are some roles that get the best out of a person, and then there are roles that were designed to make your life feel at times like hell on earth. It was only recently that I discovered that there is a life cycle for roles, similar as for a company.

The best roles are those with a great company and with a great boss. However, not all roles are created equal. In two of my roles I only stayed for one year, but started looking around after one month, as I… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on September 28, 2009 at 2:13am — 2 Comments

Should Recruiters Be Accountable For Bad Hires

Remember college? Or maybe you can’t. You slept all day and partied all night. You had zero accountability except making good grades. Then you got a job, spouse, house and kids. And then, Boom! You’re responsible for a lot of things, pal. Like a mortgage, college and keeping your job.

Accountability, it’s the word of the day. And, it may be the Recruitment word of the year. Here is why.

Agencies are accountable for every hire they make, if the person bails or is… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on September 27, 2009 at 10:14pm — 6 Comments

Top 10 reasons to embrace social recruiting

Inspired by the New Zealand Prime Minister's (my Obama) 'Top 10 reasons to visit NZ' appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman (see video below), I've come up with my own 'Top 10 reasons to embrace social recruiting'. Please note that a team of script writers did not assist me to compile my list.

Top 10 reasons to embrace social recruiting:

10. The term ‘social’ makes it sound fun

9. The idea of building relationships… Continue

Added by Paul Jacobs on September 27, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Developer - Richmond

Position: Developer - Richmond

Job Description: Note: This position is in Richmond, VA

Analytics: Default Risk Metrics Specialist (Analysis)

Responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of servicing analytics and developing related activities. Assisting in developing servicing analytics related to our portfolio, and warehouse mortgage loans and consumer products. Assisting in development of scorecard models, portfolio customer performance models/product mix models… Continue

Added by Kala Sridhar on September 25, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Where is El Dave Bobblehead?

Attention: All Recruitfest09 Attendees: I need your help!

I am (or was?) the owner of the world's only Dave Mendoza Bobblehead. Now just why in the world would I have such a thing? And how did I get it? That's a long story so I'll not bore you with the details. This post is more important than that.


His trip started out as most everyone else heading to Toronto. In a van. Heading down Highway 402.…


Added by Jerry Albright on September 25, 2009 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

You Left With 3 Things, Didn't You?

Just a quick post to give you some food for thought over the weekend in regards to mobile marketing and recruitment. As I've spoken at several venues of various sizes over the last 4 months about social and mobile recruiting, I always love to ask the audience what they left the house with that morning. Check out this quick video posted where I posed the question to a local chapter of the… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on September 25, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

White Paper - Staffing Waste

Most companies do not measure and report the complete results of their staffing process outcomes.

With outcomes obscured by reporting in percentages and with blurred lines of accountability, companies miss out on better profits and competitive advantage from poorly measured staffing processes.

This white paper invites the reader to consider four forms of waste common to the staffing process.

What do you measure?



Added by Joseph P. Murphy on September 25, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

IT Recruiter


Added by manohar on September 25, 2009 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Junior recruiters 1-2 experience

Looking for Junior recrutiers 1-2 experience for Hyderabad Office. Excellent comm skills,
MSoffice usage, Emailing with technical background. Realtime expereince only.
should be able to provide references please.

call on 972-786-2618.
or 9347010183 .

Added by ravi patel on September 25, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Engaging Today's Entry-Level Talent

Now that the economy is beginning its slow uphill climb, boomers are beginning to think about retirement and the cycle of hiring entry-level talent is beginning again. Yet, a lot has changed in these past months and as any hiring manager can attest to, the Millennial Generation is like no other.

Three key factors make for major differences between the Millennial Generation and their predecessors when it comes to engagement and retention.

• Technology
- the Millennial… Continue

Added by Richard Bottner on September 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Cognos Developer/Architect/Admin

Hi Everyone,

Added by nanda kumar on September 25, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Are these the two dumbest recruitment executives in history?

Sometimes you just have to wonder at how dumb some people can be.

I know, not a nice way to start a blog post, but wait till you hear this.

Last week I was coming back to Sydney from a week in the Aquent London office. I stopped over in Bangkok, and had two hours in the Qantas lounge there, doing what all the other business dudes were doing. Blackberry, laptop, maybe the newspaper.

Now the seats in the Qantas lounge are fairly close together, and it is… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on September 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

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Added by Med Agents on September 24, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Manugistics Functional Req at NH for 3 months contract

We have two Manugistics Functional reqs. in NH.

1. Manugistics Demand Planning Functional Consultant:

Should have done at least 2-3 Demand planning Implementations being involved in Demand Planning Business process change(version 7x). Retail industry is a preference.

Should be able to configure Demand planning along with advising on Setting up parameters for different algorithms involved and also recommend suitable algorithm for statistical… Continue

Added by mohanrao on September 24, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Trust is the New Green

I wonder if this phrase will grow in popularity. It was respectfully plagiarised by Thomas Brown at a CIM seminar I attended last week and appears to originate from Graham Sadd. It resonates in the current climate where trust in various institutions has, rightly or wrongly, been eroded. In this post credit crunch age the successful new entrants to various market places will be… Continue

Added by Martin Naylor on September 24, 2009 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

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