December 2012 Blog Posts (124)

Why Do Most Resolutions Fail and What To Do About It

Scott explains how the Triple FT – fatally flawed follow through – can cause resolutions to fail. The best way is progress, not perfection.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on December 31, 2012 at 8:40am — No Comments

Locking in Your Passion

Thousands of locks line the rails of the Pont des Arts near the Louvre in Paris. For those who haven’t heard of it, here’s the story. A couple writes their names on a padlock and locks it onto the bridge. They then throw the key into the Seine River as a symbol of their undying love.

As I spend New Year’s Eve here with my wife, Holly, this popular site in the city of…


Added by Scott Wintrip on December 31, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

Winners and Losers

Tonight I watched the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins play each other for a chance to play in the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks.  Entering this game, you had the 2011 Heisman trophy winner with a sprained knee, and a rookie sixth-round draft pick Alfred Morris taking on Tony Romo, the all -time passing leader for the Dallas Cowboys.  Result? A…


Added by Will Thomson on December 31, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Big is not necessarily better

I admit it I have an addiction. Back in 2001 I was introduced to the writings of Kathleen O'Neal Gear and her husband W. Michael Gear who have written a series of 23 historical fiction books centered around the lives of the North American Native Americans( are fast reads but full of twists and turns. Their latest one is called People of the Back Sun in which the Standing Stone village is manned by about 400 warriors and they…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 29, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Google Can Be Your Best Friend Or Your Worst Enemy When It Comes To Job Searching

I recently “googled” my name and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realize were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job searching, employers are now able to see more about our personal lives than ever before through the internet.…


Added by Gavin Redelman on December 29, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Telecommuting...Good or Bad?

This is a hot topic in our industry, and is becoming more and more of a hot button to recruiters when looking for a new job. I know there are many differing opinions on the matter, which mostly hinge on your tenure, and how you produce in the office. How could your boss or your company trust you to work at home when it tough for you to stay focused in the office? The answer to this question would be depending on…


Added by Ryan Harding on December 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 challenges for MBA recruiters in 2013


MBA Focus recruiting and career services tips for 2013


Every recruiter deals with the challenges of the current economic state -- not enough time, money, or resources -- but beyond those basic pains MBA recruiters must also deal with these more complicated issues.

Despite predicted improvements to the MBA recruitment landscape in 2013, many employers will…


Added by Ryan Pratt on December 28, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get stock, and so on. He basically made it clear he was too good for the company but…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting 2013: Think Like Marketing

As the “battle for talent” heats up in 2013, the buzz will be about the hot trends in Social Recruiting: Employer Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Sharing, Talent Communities, and Recruitment Videos.…


Added by Jason Webster on December 28, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

What is an Employer of Record?

In a general sense, the Employer of Record is simply the entity that serves as the employer for tax purposes while the employee performs work for a different company.  The Employer of Record, often referred to as the W-2 Employer of Record because they are responsible for issuing W-2s to the employee, shoulders the responsibility for all the traditional employment tasks and liabilities.

When applied to a contract staffing situation, the Employer of…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 28, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

What Are New Year Resolutions Good For?

Scott shares why New Year resolutions are flawed, they fail, and they’re frivolous.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on December 28, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Why Use YouTube for Recruitment [Infographic]

A lot of companies have jumped into social recruiting feast with recruiting on facebook and twitter. But have you included YouTube in your social recruiting mix?

YouTube is a highly underutilized social network when it comes to recruiting. And if you haven’t looked at YouTube as a tool for recruiting and employer brand building this infographic will…


Added by Prafull Sharma on December 27, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Let Google Help You Find the Best Candidates - Search Engine Optimization

          One of the first things that a job seeker will do in their quest to find their dream job is to simply run a Google search of their desired job title, plus a location. If you were to perform a search like this, there will be too many results to go through (Googling marketing jobs in New Jersey yields about 40,100,000 results).…


Added by Keri Brzozowski on December 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Goal Setting – The Most Effective Ways

Scott encourages you to use your ‘grindicator’ – your visceral reaction to the rightness of a goal for you.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on December 27, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Your Attitude Is Your Own Darn Fault

Take a moment and see things through the eyes of a child, especially during this holiday season. Anticipation and excitement fill her entire being as she thinks about all of the possibilities that Christmas day will hold. Even when family members become impatient with her or one another, she still sees the glass half full, believing that wishes do come true.

Where does this attitude go when you become an adult? It gets buried under responsibilities, distractions, and the…


Added by Scott Wintrip on December 25, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

We Believe

‘Twas the night before Christmas

And all that was heard

Were Recruiters working swiftly

And spreading the word.


On clients, on HR, on employers and more

We can bring IT resumes flying through your door.


With a wink of an eye, and a click of a key

MY HR delivers candidates

Faster than a holiday shopping spree.


But today and tonight on this festive eve

My HR sends all our wishes and in Santa we…


Added by Bonnie Brooks on December 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Really, Isn't my job difficult enough?

Here we are on the weekend before Christmas and the Iowa Supreme Court handed us an early "gift" Before I explain what the gift was, let me take you back in time to when Bobby Darin was still performing and he sag the following words:

"WelI … I don’t know what you got But it’s got me and baby I’m hooked Like a fish in the sea. You make angles call from above. You could make the Devil fall in love. An-a … who-o-o wouldn’t fall for irresistible you."

Over the past several decades…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 23, 2012 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

Setting Quotas – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Scott discusses his four step system to get you where you want to be.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on December 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Holiday Edition

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about the best HR blogs of 2013, having respect for job candidates, 5 HR Technology trends, the downside of doing the same thing and getting into the mind of the sourcer.


Since, he typically gets his list out…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 21, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

A Lean Start Up Holiday for Recruiting Entrepreneur?

OK, I have been buried up to (and over) my head for the last couple of months getting our new product ready for development. I finally looked up from my desk and realized it was almost Christmas and I am way behind. Since we have been following the basic principles of the Lean Start Up I have visions of MVP’s dancing through my head, so what choice do I have but to try…


Added by Jerry D. Thurber on December 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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