Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 16th, 2007
"Confrontation is never easy. This is especially true with someone like a jerk, who actually thrives on confrontation. As you work though the other reasons to keep a jerk around that I’ve included on this list, keep in mind that confrontation is also an issue in the manager’s mind. What can you do? Simple: Partner with the manager to work though the other issues, and when the manager arrives at the conclusion that now… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 16, 2007 at 11:00am —
Attending my brother’s graduation from college some twenty years back has brought inspiration in what I do every day since. He was an industrial engineer and the speaker was talking about resolving problems (that’s what we do right!) and that an 80% solution today is better than a 100% solution that’s late, and being an IT recruiter many of my code delivering clients agree that putting in a system that handles most of the needs now is better than continuing to wait with no solution… Continue
Added by bill martineau on August 16, 2007 at 9:34am —
I’ve found myself slowly slipping into a world I knew little about a few short months ago. A world where there are new and wonderful things to discover, and terrifying unknowns lurk around every corner. I’ve slipped, deeper and deeper, into Recruiterworld.
Added by Katie Tierney on August 15, 2007 at 10:28pm —
who is coming to Toronto soon, talks about Video Resumes
and as a result, will sleep well tonight. Sweet Dreams Gerry.
Added by Slouch on August 15, 2007 at 9:26pm —
I was tagged by Karen Mattonen a few days ago and was holding off until I could find 8 more people to tag, but then I decided it might be more fun to let people tag themselves. If you want to be tagged, tag yourself in the comments. If no one does, then I'll add some names later, starting with John Sumser.
Here are eight things about me:
1. The moniker "Mr. Moustache" comes from none other than the Recruiting Animal. Now, I share the search term with a song by Nirvana. If… Continue
Added by Rich on August 15, 2007 at 6:51pm —
1. Accelerated learning curve.
Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's productivity.
2. Leadership. Continue
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans…
Added by Kenneth George Dreger on August 15, 2007 at 4:55pm —
Thanks to my colleague Allison who has this video on her MySpace page...tell me that doesn't ring a bell w/some of you!!
This guy needs some serious internet research and sourcing help!
Hilarious Job Interviews
Added by Suzy Tonini on August 15, 2007 at 2:17pm —
Shout-out to Jason Davis and The Fordyce Letter for sponsoring the Recruiting Roadshow starting with the upcoming bash in Atlanta. A really heartfelt "Thank you!"
If you haven't already visited, hop over to the new blog and check out what's going on starting with today's post:… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2007 at 1:30pm —
Quote for the Day: Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
"...Telling someone that a particular hedge fund is 'highly leveraged'
is a lot easier than saying, 'They've borrowed a lot of money in order
to speculate and multiply their positive returns using other people's
On the other hand, the vast majority of buzzwords exist for one reason: to hide. By… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2007 at 9:30am —
Quote for the Day: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
"Take a look around today's public market in Recruiting. The pros are quickly learning to make candidates a living breathing part of a network, allies in pursuit of a larger goal. While this is not new, it used to be a back office experience. Blogging brings the Recruiter to center stage. "
John Sumser, Humanizing
File under:… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 14, 2007 at 11:30pm —
What are people saying about you - your company - when they walk out of your door, post interview?
What can you do that will put your personal signature on your job?
I think Johnny hit it spot on...great service comes from the heart.
Check out Johnny's story here ... Simple Truths of… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on August 14, 2007 at 2:18pm —
This isn’t about teaching your clients to do your job, because as we know few have the inclination to spend the amount of time, effort and money required in hiring, training, and managing the team of people to do the job. So understand that this is about helping your companies understand what we’ve been teaching our candidates since the 2001 downturn in the IT market, and that is how to conduct a job search.
We’ve all had candidates that were unemployed and they all…
Added by bill martineau on August 14, 2007 at 9:08am —
Is Facebook taking over LinkedIn? Or more importantly, should it? I recently read a blog questioning the likelihood of Facebook taking over LinkedIn. It’s interesting, once you consider the facts. As of July 10th, Facebook announced that it hit 30 million active users, and by definition that means people who log in…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 13, 2007 at 8:45pm —
We talk about employer branding a lot. And for good reason. It is, and should always be, top of mind. Something worthwhile considering is a competitive view of your consumer brand versus your employer brand.
What matters most in brand marketing always has been, is now and always will be, the relationship between a brand and its consumers. And the key to the brand relationship - as it is in…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 13, 2007 at 8:44pm —
As a recruiter, you know it’s not just about quality. Yes, your job is to find and hire the most qualified candidates - but also to ensure a fit for both the job specifications and the culture of your Continue
organization. Once you hire top talent, how do you keep them
challenged? I met with a large corporation a week ago where this exact
point came up. One of the biggest issues they face after hire is
keeping employees engaged and challenged by the work that needs to…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 13, 2007 at 8:43pm —
I recently participated in an annual conference where the usual suspects attended. What became apparent early on was the lack of enthusiasm from both the members and the business partners. Granted, Continue
this is an event where you see the very same people each year and the
very same format for the conference is followed. Sure, people signed up
to be there … but they didn’t “show up.” They simply were not
attentive. Unfortunately, some were not even dressed appropriately.…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 13, 2007 at 8:42pm —
“Capture” Quality Candidates Continue
“People who go to an employer’s web site tend to be a higher quality candidate,” says Kent Kirch, global director of recruiting for Deloitte & Touche. Does your web site capture top talent by presenting compelling reasons why they should work for you?
A recent study indicated that 51% of all hires made in 2005 were sourced through corporate career sites. Large corporations have…
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:46pm —
Candidates Shop Employers! Prospective employees are increasingly behaving like consumers when selecting an employer. Candidates research, compare, and shop prospective employers via the Internet in their search for employment. Knowledge has made them very savvy consumers/candidates.
What do candidates learn about your company on the web? Do you have a compelling message in the employment marketplace?
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:45pm —
Remarkable People Continue
Remarkable people have the "juice." They are the "go to" folks who can fit in a variety of slots and come out hyper-productive. They multiply team effectiveness. They adapt and change rapidly. They view their early learning experiences (college) as the days when learning was slow. They consistently outperform and out-think their peers. And they are hard to identify unless you have seen many of them.…
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:43pm —
Attract the Best . . . Forget the Rest Continue
Tired of talking to mediocre candidates? To attract higher quality candidates . . . offer a better opportunity! More than a new title or higher compensation, a better job opportunity includes aspects such as increased responsibility, creativity, and ownership of results. Top performers seek challenges while average performers prefer safe havens.
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:42pm —