I have to say, I have been a bit bogged down and late at…
During a recent long car journey home I caught up with long time friend and fellow recruiter I used to work with; Steve Williams of Highstar Associates (http://www.highstar-associates.co.uk/). Although we both do the same job we have very different backgrounds.
I’ve always worked in recruitment (http://www.linkedin.com/in/robmwright), joined the…Continue
Salaries are expected to increase by 2.3 to 3 percent in 2012, according to SHRM and several prominent HR consulting firms, just slightly higher than the 2.6…Continue
Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments
Dice surveyed more than 300 technology professionals to find out how they avoid the HR black hole. While 46% said it can’t be done, 41% said they leverage web searches and social networking sites to bypass the normal HR process and apply directly to recruiters and hiring managers. Is this a blessing or a curse to HR teams? And…Continue
Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
Recruiting professionals realize that the unemployment challenge continues to plague our great nation and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Therefore, now more than ever it is imperative that you work smart and use technology to increase your odds for success.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results. Why do many recruiters continue to operate status quo when there are technologies that will enable you to…Continue
Added by David DeCapua on November 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
'Cost per hire, time to hire' is the modern mantra of the recruitment
industry. But like many mantras, the phrase continues to be chanted by rote long
after the real significance of the words has been lost. We are told that
securing and retaining top talent is a strategic goal for all
companies. Significant sums are now being spent on developing employer brands,
and there is a recognition that recruitment is no longer entirely the
responsibility of the…
Added by Ian Harvey on November 2, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Yet again this morning the headlines in the news revolved around the slow and sluggish economy and why we as citizens should look after our elderly counterparts and how many under 14 year old children would sacrifice their pocket money and entertainment time if their parents/guardians would give up smoking! It’s as if the media is requesting us to check our moral compass. Now not only are the powers that be asking that we start being prudent and put in as opposed to take…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on November 2, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments
As we come into the end of a very interesting year, with ups and downs, ins, outs and everything in between, it has been enjoying the journey that has been one very important lesson of 2011. In a unique year where I saw folks come and go in my life, as well folks go on separate paths as they explored career options, new family additions, and life's fundamental changes, it…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 2, 2011 at 2:47am — No Comments
There is so much noise out there regarding the death of recruiting. We’ve got Social Media taking over. Recruitment 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4! LinkedIn will have all our jobs, but only until Facebook becomes the new job board. Thanks to Google +, any hiring manager with a computer can now search for candidates. Not only does this mean the end of recruiting agencies as we know them, but it’s only a matter of time before corporate recruiters start singing Danny Boy.
Give me a…Continue
Added by Terry Starr on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Do You Have “A” Players in Key Positions?
Achievement of aggressive company objectives depends on the solid performance of key leaders who are uniquely capable of producing essential results.
Recent studies have shown that employers are developing new executive profiles as they select people to lead their company into the millennium, especially in early stage and rapid growth organizations.
These critical factors will differentiate fair-to-mediocre prospects from “A”…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 1, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments
I have to say, I have been a bit bogged down and late at…
As mobile banking, mobile commerce and mobile gaming increase in popularity among users, businesses are recognizing the need and benefit of connecting with customers through these mobile applications. Over the past 30 days, more than 15,000 new job ads were placed online for Computer Programmers with mobile developing skills – up more than 40% from one year ago.
Hiring Demand for Mobile Developer Skills – 4 Years…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on November 1, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments
While many states are passing laws requiring E-Verify, California appears to be going the opposite direction.
The Empoyment Acceleration Act of 2011 forbids California, as well as any of its cities, counties, and special districts, from requiring E-Verify,…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 1, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
When I was growing up, there was not a holiday that I looked forward to more than Halloween. Not only did I love thinking up a great costume and getting free candy but I always really enjoyed the Halloween route planning sessions the night before.
Every Halloween I’d go to one of my friends places (as they had a better neighborhood) and we’d map out the houses and areas we would hit up during the night. After years of experience, we knew the houses that gave the “good”…Continue
Employers in the United States continue to be concerned about the state of the economy and consumption. Demand for labor accelerated to decline in October resulting in a drop of 4.4% for the month compared to September. Year-over-Year labor demand has increased only 4.4% which further underlines the poor condition of the job market.
United States Job Openings (Online Postings)
January 2007 -…Continue