Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (39)

Top 5 Blog Posts about Motivation

At the suggestion of Kristen Doyle, our Director of Strategic Marketing, I'm going to begin occasionally sharing some Top 5 Lists of great blog posts that I have read around certain areas of Recruiting and…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on September 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The 12th Man

After a long Spring and Summer wait, the college football season is here. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to watch the Arkansas vs. Alabama (click About to see which team I rooted for) game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was a special event, celebrating my best friend’s 30th birthday. If you’re not keeping up… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on September 28, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments


I've been a successful technical recruiter for 30+ years. Now that I'm in the twilight of my career I look back on my career and I am so glad I'm almost at the finishline. For the past 10 years I feel more like an admistratrive assistant, rather than a professional recruiter. For those of you who don't remember. Back in the old days you spent most of your time sourcing and recruiting and interfacing directly with the Hiring Managers. You didn't spend half your day tracking internal…


Added by Michael Ruskin on September 27, 2010 at 8:31pm — 16 Comments

Agency Recruiters: Before you go home today ask yourself these simple questions. The answers should determine whether you should feel good about peeling out of the office this afternoon. Do you have…

Agency Recruiters: Before you go home today ask yourself these simple questions. The answers should determine whether you should feel good about peeling out of the office this afternoon.

Do you have a new candidate for your client today? Not a resume that looks good or the phone number of someone you heard “might” be looking. I’m talking about a qualified candidate…


Added by Jerry Albright on September 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 21 Comments

Expect Referrals

The recruiting profession is blessed with a number of tools for finding and attracting quality candidates. The Internet, social media, telephones, ads in newspapers and magazines, and job fairs are just some of the avenues available to connect us with people in today’s marketplace. What all of these have in common is that they put you in touch with people who know other people. As a result, you might think that most recruiters get lots of referrals.…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 27, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Do you want a career or a pay cheque?

I received a call from a Recruiter today asking for information about a particular agency they are scheduled to interview with later this week. To aid Recruitment Professionals in their career search we provide this information to Recruiters for free, making these kinds of calls a part of our everyday routine. Issues only arise when the same Recruiter calls over and over again wanting to make a lateral move and their expectations are that the…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on September 22, 2010 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

A word on SPLIT placements

A good percentage of my business involves split placements. I thought it would be good to take a minute and make a note of some of the principals those of us who do splits should think about. Here are a

few of mine:

In order for me to continue providing the level of service my clients have come to expect from me I must have a strong network of trusted partners. I will do my very best to make

sure our relationship is financially…


Added by Jerry Albright on September 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Job boards must evolve or die

Over a year ago, I wrote about the changes in the job board world. I also promised myself I wouldn’t write about job boards ‘dying’ for at least a year. Well, time’s up!

Are some job boards dying? Well, of course they are. All industries have some companies that are dying – and some that are growing. So,…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 21, 2010 at 9:15am — 10 Comments

Change is Inevitable

The past decade was an incredible time of change, not all of it positive. I’m confident most of us would have chosen different changes or circumstances instead of two recessions, two wars, multiple natural disasters, and terrorist attacks across the globe.

None of us has the ultimate power to change global events. We can, however, make changes in our businesses to make these our best years ever.…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 20, 2010 at 10:29am — 19 Comments

What I Know About 'Social' Recruiting

Here's what I know about 'Social' Recruiting:

  1. It isn't social until myself or my staff has seen our candidates face-to-face. A candidate can be an absolute rock-star on paper (or LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter), but if I haven't seen whether the candidate is fully capable of engaging me, making eye contact, firmly shaking my hand or composing their body language... they aren't going to my clients. On the rare occassion I can't meet a candidate, I have taken to Skype; at…

Added by Karen Russo on September 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Closing the Interview...at all costs!

Ok, I came across this video during my weekly research binge on recruitment. I seriously had to watch it 5 times, one right after the other as I was busting my gut with tears running down my face thinking “Nice Job Kid – double fist pump in the air”. So it is a must watch – check it out because the rest of this blog is based on this…


Added by Lisa Switzer on September 19, 2010 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

A Friday Quickie

Attention Agency Recruiters: You are NOT in Human Resources. You are NOT in PR. You are not in

Employment Branding, Social Work, Social Media, Job Hunting Tips, or Candidate Experience


You. Are. In. Sales. Get it?

If you are not making presentations all day, every day, you are going to…


Added by Jerry Albright on September 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 38 Comments

Entreprenuer or Working for somebody?

There are really two sides to an entrepreneurial venture. Either a) you find some partners and invest money into a venture that eventually will become successful or b) invest your own cash and run with the idea. I've seen and know many serial entrepreneurs that have made it successful in their career path. It is not easy. Sometimes, the entrepreneurial path is so frustrating that we give up and want to work for someone else. The problem is can entrepreneurs really work for somebody else? Their… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on September 16, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Have you suffered the Wrath of Social Networking? Or are you using it to your advantage

After reading the news papers in Australia over the last week, there have been two very interesting cases that have caught my eye. One is the spectacular fall from grace of Stephanie Rice and her faux pas on Twitter, which cost her a car, a contract and caused her some major grief.…


Added by ryan morphett on September 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Bicultural Executives Have an Edge

The term globalization has been thrown around for decades but it has never applied as much as it has in recent years as organizations become more focused and specialized within a specific industry or product, and reach beyond their traditional regions of business. Globalization has evolved from being a commercial exchange to a multifaceted integration of many aspects of the business. This trend has created a need for strong leaders who can manage…


Added by Jose J. Ruiz on September 15, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Diluting The Employer Brand: How Your Company Can Avoid This Strategic Misstep

In my last blog, I talked about the critical importance of employer branding. Let’s talk about diluting the…


Added by Karen Russo on September 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Fantasy Football and Recruiting – A marriage made on the cyber gridiron?

I have some wild ideas about how to attract and source for applicants. After all, I have been in the “Internet Recruiting” space since 2000 and have watched applicant traffic come from places you’d never imagine. So today, Toby Noding and I went out on a live presentation and the first thing we got to talking about with a Senior Director of Global Staffing was fantasy football. He mentioned that he picked up a guy named…


Added by Doug Kerken on September 14, 2010 at 9:22pm — 8 Comments

Social media, recruiting, and job boards: which way are we going?

If you follow my Twitter stream, you no doubt noticed I spent last week at #truManchester. It was a great experience – I listened to many recruiters and HR pros talk about how they use social media in their recruiting (or hope to), and what they think about job boards. (I also learned that the British have switches on their power outlets, are extremely hospitable, and don’t open their pubs until noon).

A few observations:

  • Company attempts to outlaw or…

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 14, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

Recruiting: It's More than Just Showing Up

In the current economic state that our country (and others around the world) is facing with the recession, the unemployment rate is sky-high despite the efforts of many. What we’re beginning to see is the light at the end of the tunnel, with companies starting to hire again, actively recruiting in their communities.…


Added by Kirk Baumann on September 14, 2010 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Reaching your Recruiting Apex: What it will take to succeed in Life and Business

This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

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