November 2011 Blog Posts (195)

My Friend Steve and the Future of Recruitment ….AKA What's so Special about Specialisation?

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…

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Added by Robert Wright on November 2, 2011 at 1:02pm — 8 Comments

Salaries Will Rise, But Not Enough for Top Performers

http://resources.dice.com/2011/10/31/salaries-rise-2012/

 

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…

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Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

The HR Black Hole: Five Ways You Can Fix It

http://resources.dice.com/report/hr-black-hole-five-ways-to-fix/

 

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…

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Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Recruiter Uses Video - Wins!

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…

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Added by David DeCapua on November 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Challenging the Orthodox: #1 Cost per Hire, Time to Hire

'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…

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Added by Ian Harvey on November 2, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Are we in danger of losing our moral compass? Are we living in an overdraft mentality?

 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…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on November 2, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments

Gratefulness & Thanksgiving - Two Traits That Make for A Great Career

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 2, 2011 at 2:47am — No Comments

Reports of Recruiting’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

Three Steps to a New and More Effective Interview

http://resources.dice.com/report/effective-interviews/

 



Off-the-wall interview questions, lengthy printed job descriptions and rounds of repetitive interviews are a very 1989 — or even 2003 — way of recruiting. Gerry Crispin, Principal of CareerXroads, says it’s high time for a change. “For many years we’ve had a pretty bad approach in general to recruiting and we continue to have a bad… Continue

Added by Terry Starr on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"A" Players – Essential for your Success as a CEO

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”…

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Added by Mark Bregman on November 1, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

You Are the Laziest Job Seeker Ever!

I have to say, I have been a bit bogged down and late at…

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Added by Danielle Powers on November 1, 2011 at 12:12pm — 17 Comments

Mobile App and Program Development Skills in Demand

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…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on November 1, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

California Passes Law Against Mandatory E-Verify

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,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 1, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Halloween & Recruiting: Learning from your 10 year old self!

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”…

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

US Online Job Market drops 4.4% in October.

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 -…

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Added by Henning Seip on November 1, 2011 at 9:22am — 5 Comments

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