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War for Talent Warms Up Downunder

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 — 1 Comment

Please Sign In

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

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...

The End.

I think this… Continue

Added by Kristi Young on June 4, 2007 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Recruitment by Attraction

Recruiting with a blog takes courage.

That's the first line in John Sumser's May 29th post titled, Humanizing.

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 — 2 Comments

Numerator and Denominator of Cost Per Hire

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…


Added by Holly on June 4, 2007 at 11:33am — No Comments

A Big Hire for

Congrats To Marc Cenedella and his team at

Added by Slouch on June 4, 2007 at 11:03am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, June 4th, 2007

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,…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 4, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

An offer is not a transacton, it’s an event - closing great candidates

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 — No Comments

Web 2.0 Hire in the press

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



Christie Dean-Bower

Added by Christie Bower on June 3, 2007 at 12:24am — No Comments

Monitoring “CPH”– Cost Metrics in Recruiting

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 — No Comments

Why Sumser Made Me Laugh Today

"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 — No Comments

Top 10 Best Job Ads of the World

You can probably think of a half-dozen ads that you'll never forget. Courtesy of, 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…


Added by Jacob Share on June 1, 2007 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Friday, June 1st, 2007

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…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 1, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

According To Penny

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.

Penny: Click

Please see my response to the… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 31, 2007 at 10:33pm — No Comments

About my Blog

Find my blog on Wordpress:

Added by Troy Bettinger on May 31, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Thursday, May 31st, 2007

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…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Your Funniest Names Sourcing Tactic - Another Contest

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" series.

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 — 12 Comments

Mr. Harry Joiner Wins A Year Of The Fordyce Letter

Congrats to Harry Joiner.

Harry is the winner of the 1st ever 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 — 1 Comment

Which Will Be The First Web 2.0 Job Board?

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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

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 — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

On "whatever-it-takes"...

"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…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Israeli Job Search Myths Debunked

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 — No Comments

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