Added by Todd Kmiec on December 31, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
The speech messages you deliver in words are accompanied by vocal messages. The manner in which the words are spoken often makes the message clear and understandable. The vocal tones which accompany words may affect the acceptance the listener has of the message.
For example, because your voice is an audible representation of your physical and emotional state, the vocal tones may reinforce positively the words you speak. Or the tone may send a conflicting, negative, message. Think of…Continue
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Added by JT Patel on December 30, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
In a typical contract staffing situation, a company utilizes the services of a worker for a specific amount of time and outsources the employment of that worker to a third party. That third party is often referred to as the Employer of Record and serves as the W-2 employer for that worker. As the Employer of Record, the third party takes on the legal liability and the responsibility for the following employment…Continue
For those who read my blog, you'll know I've recently changed jobs, and I've been pretty slack in posting here in the last year. Some will say "again?" others have been congratulatory, I have to say it has been an interesting experience. I'm 37 years old and I'm into my 5th professional job (not counting the moss farming, kitchen hand and service station attendant during University and high school). Being the new boy again, facing those nerves of the unknown, will they like me? will…Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 29, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments
Who should you follow!!
So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide you valuable information about staffing and recruiting. This list is not all encompassing, but hits allot of the biggies.
Now as I am sure I do not…Continue
After celebrating the holidays, Guido gets bored and decides to pass the time by making fun of Jim Stroud. Special thanks to Jason Bax of Business Unusual! (http://businessunusual.net)
There's a lot of good news about contract staffing as 2011 comes to a close.
Citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Staffing Industry Analysts has reported that the number of contract/temporary workers increased by 22,300 in November, bringing the total of…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
When it comes to qualifying, there are 3 questions I live by. The first is "Why is this position open?" The second is "What are the details of the job?" And last, but certainly not least, "What is the budget for the project?" These seem simple enough, and easy to say...but so many people I have worked with don't ask these questions, and then wonder why their candidate doesn't get hired or the company goes dark on them.…Continue
2011 was a huge year for Technology news, both good and bad. We gained the robot we dreamed of as kids when Siri was introduced this fall, but we lost one of the greatest minds technology has known just one day later with the…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on December 27, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments
We've reported this year that hiring demand for Software Engineers has been strong this year while the talent supply remains limited, making these jobs one of the hardest to fill in the US. We noticed that many job ads for Software Engineers required Linux or Unix skills and one of the following programming languages: C++, Java, XML, or Ruby. If you are currently recruiting for these skills, the below charts can be shared with the hiring manager to develop your strategy for sourcing the…Continue
What makes a Christmas Merry? There are a lot of good answers for this….Family, Faith, Good Presents (my kids would say). What I believe makes a a Christmas Merry and a New Years Happy for most people is optimism.
There are many people starting a new career or advancing their career with a new company. I know, we’ve placed a bunch of them. There are many companies growing and looking forward to reaching greater levels in their business. I know this as well, we talk…
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 25, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments
As some may have noticed, not everything I write about concerns employment screening,staffing, or the pitfalls of the job market in this current environment. I have done a fair share of articles about all that, and my concerns are with the rudiments of staffing and job acquisition and how they apply to employment screening.
But then there is the other side, that literary side the creeps in every now and then, causing me to abandoned all he distractions in the wee hours of…Continue
Cross-posted from The Green Suits:
In every year past, we predicted that things were going to get better on the green and sustainable career track. While some of us have made gains and landed great jobs, most of the rest of us struggle to establish…Continue
Added by Dan Smolen on December 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Talking with a client today he said “It is going to be a very slow 2012 for technology hiring.”
Really? That’s one of the most surprising things I’ve heard recently. That is not what I’ve been hearing from others and not what we are currently experiencing. For this client, and really for all of us, what is happening in our world is far more important to focus on than what is happening in the rest of the world.
It is important to pay attention to what is going on…
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 23, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments
Many companies out there are still trying to figure out how to best leverage the power of social media for their marketing efforts and recruiting and staffing firms are no different. Lots of firms have set up a presence on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with a larger audience and publicize their job posts but are still trying to find their footing.
I’ve found that the big challenge these firms are facing is that they’re unsure of how to manage the…Continue
Added by Rachel Lai on December 22, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Job boards have gotten a bad rap over the past few years. A lot of it has to do with the reputation of the big boards like Monster and social media fairies exclaiming the end is near. The naysayers could not be farther from the truth.
Now, I have all the proof I need to know that job boards are…Continue
Like thousands of people around the world you may be contemplating updating your CV whilst you enjoy a spot of R&R this Christmas but will you get it right?
Speak to three recruiters and you’ll get three opinions as to how to lay it out, what to include, etc. There is no correct answer as we all have our preferred style because we believe it works.
However, some things are fundamental and you should get them right so here is a short list of…Continue
Recruiting a new employee from a competitor can result in finding a person who is skilled, works in the industry and might even bring clients with them. As great as recruiting from a rival might seem, caution is needed along with a certain amount of tact, especially if you operate a small business. Here is what you need to…Continue
Added by Philippe Gauvin on December 22, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments