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On job descriptions versus personal brand...

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

"Start right now: as of this moment you're going to think of yourself differently! You're not an "employee" of General Motors, you're not a "staffer" at General Mills, you're not a "worker" at General Electric or a "human resource" at General Dynamics (ooops, it's gone!). Forget the Generals! You don't "belong to" any company for life, and your chief affiliation isn't to any particular "function." You're…

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 5, 2007 at 5:00am — No Comments

Managing Change

Change happens. We might not be able to control it. However, we can certainly control how we respond to it. In dealing with organizational change, it’s important for company

leaders to have a clear understanding of what change management is in order to successfully implement it.

Managing change refers to making changes in a planned or systematic fashion. It involves supporting…


Added by Catherine Horgan on September 4, 2007 at 8:29pm — No Comments

On defining Web 2.0, exactly

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

"It’s bigger than 'web 1.9', but still smaller than 'web 2.1'."

Bob Wilson, What is Web 2.0?

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 4, 2007 at 5:43pm — No Comments

I'm On The Recruiting Animal Show Tomorrow

Tomorrow, I will be on the Recruiting Animal Show. I'll be talking about, The Fordyce Letter, The Recruiting Blogosphere, Domain Names, and anything else Mr. Animal wants to talk about.

I hope you can dial in and join the… Continue

Added by Slouch on September 4, 2007 at 10:36am — No Comments

On an architecture for civilization, modern living...

Quote for the Day: Monday, September 3rd, 2007

"Bridges are, with skyscrapers and dams and similar monumental structures, the visible representation of our technical mastery over

the physical universe. In the past half century, software has emerged

as an invisible yet pervasive counterpart to such world-shaping human


At first this sounds like an outlandish and self-serving claim. civilization got along just…


Added by Amitai Givertz on September 3, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

IBM STRIKE in Second Life?!?


IBM has a widely …


Added by Chad Sowash on September 1, 2007 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Second Life....Get a life!

As a recruiter I’ve been hearing a lot about how big corporations and recruiters alike have begun setting up shop in Second Life trying to woo the supposed 9 million people who sometimes reside there to buy their products or even come to work for them. Of course, I’ve also heard the funny stories including the one about the guy (his avatar is a blond women) who inadvertently handed the interviewer a beer instead of his resume.

Of course that story might not be quite real, and because…


Added by bill martineau on August 31, 2007 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Guy Kawasaki's Rules for Hiring with Craigslist

Guy Kawasaki recently posted a job ad on Craigslist for his new startup Truemors. He reveals some of the results and his experiences. Much of his experience was positive.

He wrote a follow-up post about how NOT to hire on Craigslist (or any job board for that matter.)

Both posts are summarized here:

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 31, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

On new metrics for talent management...

Quote for the Day: Friday, August 31st, 2007

"A War for Talent mentality also breeds bad habits that can harm your company. One of them is concentrating on the quality of talent instead of quality of performance."

Wally Bock, A War for Talent mindset may be hazardous to your results

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 31, 2007 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

China All The Rage - And It's All Hiring

As of writing China is all the rage in the world’s

media, and much of the focus is on the shortage of

skills here.

The New York Times frets about…


Added by Frank Mulligan on August 30, 2007 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Talent Should Not Complain

Hank, A guy like you will always be found by a good recruiter. Nothing now you can do about it.

All this reminds me of the post I referenced about Peter the SimplyHired Software Engineer who is not happy these days with the amount of calls he is getting at work from… Continue

Added by Slouch on August 30, 2007 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Remember The Recruiting Wall Of Fame?

I was doing something yesterday and all of a sudden, I remembered. Do you? Look at how old some of the branding on that is. I think i said it would stay live for 10 years or something like that. I need to check.

Added by Slouch on August 30, 2007 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

On HR falling of its seat at the table...

Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 30th, 2007

"After this conversation [automating talent management/business processes] most HR people recognize that this is not just plumbing or automation - but something way beyond their span of control. This kind of initiative must be led, supported and driven by Sr. Management. In most cases, what happens next is that there is some more conversation and then the idea dies."

Tom O'Brien,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 30, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

It’s a Great Job But…

Thank you to John Sumser and Donna Troisi for featuring our recent announcement about Job Seeker Search Trends and Employers Job Marketing Tips as a “Deep Release” in the August 24, 2007 edition of The Interbiznet Bugler.…


Added by R.L Polhill on August 29, 2007 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Dow Chemical Adds Social Networking as Latest Recruiting Tool

I have been vindicated! See my earlier post and read this;

Like a tether that binds current and past employees, The Dow Chemical Co. is hoping its soon-to-launch

in-house social networking plan will build real relationships among Dow alumni,

women, retirees, and current employees.

That's the concept behind the program known internally as…


Added by Chris Russell on August 29, 2007 at 4:05pm — No Comments

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