The Australian newspaper's IT section today has a lead article Pay to continue rising as skill squeeze tightens
. The article reports that the tech skills squeeze forced salaries in the IT industry up by 5 % last year.
The article draws on the just-released Ambition Technology Recruitment Market Trends and Salaries Report. That report says salaries overall had jumped 10% on a 12 month basis and contract… Continue
Added by Des Walsh on June 4, 2007 at 11:07pm —
I'm all about social networking, but will someone please create a
website where I can sign into all of my profiles at once?!?! I had to
create a spreadsheet just to keep up with them all. I came across Ning
and the RecruitingBlogs.com
social network today, and I can't believe I was so out of the loop on
this one! I'm loving the idea, but I swear if I have to create one more
profile I'm going to set my eyelashes on fire...
I think this… Continue
Added by Kristi Young on June 4, 2007 at 4:00pm —
Recruiting with a blog takes courage.
That's the first line in John Sumser's May 29th post titled, Humanizing. Continue
When I added a blog to my recruiting
arsenal toolkit back in 2004, I didn't necessarily think it took a great amount of courage. In fact, I felt like I was jumping on the blogging
bandwagon a bit late, assuming I would just be one of thousands of
Added by Dennis Smith on June 4, 2007 at 11:48am —
Measuring an accurate “cost” in the cost per hire (CPH) metric must include three separate elements; direct costs, indirect costs and risk costs.
How you determine these costs and apply the number of hires to the equation will determine whether your metric is worth… Continue
Added by Holly on June 4, 2007 at 11:33am —
Added by Slouch on June 4, 2007 at 11:03am —
On talent management...
"After this [talent management] conversation 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 June 4, 2007 at 9:00am —
The WAR for talent is on! Great candidates have lots of choices in terms of where they go to work. We have more clients knocking on our door than we can handle. A client MUST understand how to partner with us to hire the talent they want: How do you, the company differentiate yourself once you’ve identified a great candidate? Some tips I have learned over the years:
- Get the hiring manager 100% involved. Hiring managers must…
Added by Scott Dunlop on June 4, 2007 at 8:56am —
Small quote from my co-founder/partner but hey, it is free press!
Regardless, great article on Web 2.0 recruitment in the valley.
Web 2.0 Hire
Added by Christie Bower on June 3, 2007 at 12:24am —
Measuring success is critical in recruiting. There are four general types of metrics on which to concentrate – cost, quality
, quantity and time.
Possibly the most… Continue
Added by Holly on June 1, 2007 at 4:36pm —
"We see the tip of the iceberg in our own Recruitosphere. The Animal, Cheezhead, Mr. Moustache and a host of other characters signify that our online personalities are not necessarily what our friends and family see. We're all experimenting with the difference between our public and private selves while those distinctions are changing." — John Sumser.
Gee John, that is some pretty funny stuff. I cannot speak for The Animal or Cheezhead, but I don't have an online personality that… Continue
Added by Rich on June 1, 2007 at 2:33pm —
You can probably think of a half-dozen ads that you'll never forget. Courtesy of Adsoftheworld.com, below are 9 companies from around the globe that are trying to replicate that success. Warning: close your door so that no one else hears you laughing out loud...
Read the full… Continue
Added by Jacob Share on June 1, 2007 at 1:45pm —
On stupid interview tricks...
"Mind games, puzzle tricks, gotcha impromptu zingers, irrelevant “IQ tests”, “moving Mount Fuji’isms and Chris Sells’isms”, sneaky hidden trapdoors of the Spolsky sort and all the usual Microsoft shenanigans are a wash. Smacks me more of Geeky Eliteisms, people cut off from the real world."
Christopher Coulter comments on… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 1, 2007 at 1:30pm —
According to Penny
, This is the kiss of death.
Penny: Penny speaking
Candidate: Hi Penny, it's candidate here.
Penny: Hi, how did the interview go?
Candidate: It was GREAT! I did really well, I think they were really impressed and I'm really interested in the job.
Please see my response to the… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 31, 2007 at 10:33pm —
Added by Troy Bettinger on May 31, 2007 at 5:30pm —
On the business of recruiting...
"Recruiting is about driving the business forward. Competitive advantage. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t exist to get people jobs and it doesn’t exist so that people who couldn’t get jobs being a camp counselor can make 6 figures. That means that you figure out the positions that will make or break your company and you get the perfect person for that job, and you pour your blood, sweat and tears into that, and… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am —
Submit your Funniest Telephone Names Sourcing Tactic
and be immortalized by the talented Jim Stroud
in one of his famous cartoons in his " The Recruiting Life
The winner will also receive
1. The Magic In The Method
- all past and upcoming training courses
2. One year of the… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on May 30, 2007 at 5:47pm —
Congrats to Harry Joiner
Harry is the winner of the 1st ever RecruitingBlogs.com contest. He
submitted what he considered to be the best recruiting lesson he ever
learned. Harry wins a year of the Fordyce Letter
. There were about 16
other great submissions
. Thanks… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 30, 2007 at 2:01pm —
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In all the articles in the mainstream press trying to educate the masses about what web 2.0 is, almost none include a site solely dedicated to Continue
employment classifieds among their lists of prototypical web 2.0 sites.
A few articles might make reference to LinkedIn, but usually more as a
social networking site than primarily a vehicle to find a job or an
Added by TobyDayton on May 30, 2007 at 1:27pm —
"I'm a little surprised that anyone would have a problem with John Sullivan's stand on aggressive recruiting tactics. In my opinion, once you've made the decision to poach another company's employees, you've already crossed the line. Other than misleading a candidate about the merits of the job, everything else a recruiter does to find… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am —
Even in the Age of the Internet, it can still take a lot of time for changes and trends to become publicly known among a volatile group of people like job seekers. As a result, when the job market evolves in Israel or elsewhere, what once was true can become myth. Here are how some of those old truths look today.Please read the full article here
Added by Jacob Share on May 30, 2007 at 8:39am —