Work is a not exactly a sport. Some people seem to think it is a game. Quite often, I write about places to identify career opportunities or assist with a job search. Let's take a different look today.
Let's look at some strategies regarding work that you might not want to copy.
Not to oversimplify a highly valuable skill, but one of the basic keys to hiring someone is knowing the skills and personality traits you are looking for in a candidate.
Some people are born… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on August 2, 2009 at 2:25pm —
How often do we do things that just feel right? We don’t know why we do them, we probably can’t explain why but we just know it’s right. It’s been the same in recruitment for years. Recruitment consultants will tell you they get a gut feel when meeting a candidate; that they somehow know when they find someone who is right for their client, but how reliable is ‘gut feel’?
I must admit, I definitely do experience gut feel. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a woman – after all aren’t we… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on July 31, 2009 at 12:15pm —
It’s a tough job market out there! You’re struggling finding your next job and it dawns on you… “I should use a recruiter!” “They can be my agent, and they’ll find a job for me!” Wrong!
There’s no question, a recruiter can be a wonderful resource. I am one… have been for over 20 years and love the fact that I often get to help people find their dream job. I feel like it’s been a good day when I’ve been of value to someone. However, although I want everyone I have conversations with… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on July 31, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Does anyone really think that Cash for Clunkers is going to help the economy? What a laugh. I happened to be out last week trying to help my mom trade in two cars and buy a better car for her, so I got to see the Cash for Clunkers program first hand and in full swing at as many dealerships as we could handle going to in order to shop her potential trade ins and get a good deal on a new vehicle. No doubt about it, the salespeople at all the dealers we visited were busy because of the program. We… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on August 2, 2009 at 7:03pm —
I attend two or more trade shows per year. Most of the work (business development, recruiting and client service) is accomplished on the telephone, of course. But there's nothing like getting out there and meeting people in person. Both candidates and clients.
You can see what's happening in the market and people can meet you. There's a wonderful, energized information exchange during the compressed time of a trade show.
Because of my concentration on companies making… Continue
Added by Eric Raynard on July 30, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Why use a recruiter when I’m getting piles of resumes from my ads?
In times of economic downturns companies often decide that one way to “save” money is by eliminating fees to recruiters when looking for new employees. Why shouldn’t they? After all, they post an ad online, or in the paper, and there’s a much larger stream of applicants than they’ve had in the past. “Why pay a 20% to 30% fee when I seem to be able to get plenty of people on my own?” Good question.
Added by Harry Urschel on July 30, 2009 at 3:42pm —
It's true. I am Sarah White, P.I.M.P, C.I.R, A.I.R.S, B.A and every other thing that ever came along that I can tag onto the end of my name. Over the last few weeks there have been some lengthy discussions amongst my tweeple (those are my people on twitter) about the value of certifications in our industry. I have also gotten calls from people asking me to discuss new certifications they are coming up with. Apparently, now that I have a blog, some… Continue
Added by Sarah White on July 30, 2009 at 12:54am —
There are many different opinions when it comes to this topic. In highly competitive niche industries the best talent is typically gainfully employed by your top one or two competitors. Why settle for table scraps (active applicants) when you can go after "all the fixins"? Is it more acceptable for a Corporate HR department to put this request into the hands of a Third Party recruiter? Is it unethical across the board?
Personally, I think it is the best resource for applicable talent… Continue
Added by Mike Avillion on April 30, 2008 at 3:12pm —
The changing demographics of our country have been making headlines. As the population ages and baby boomers begin to retire, labor shortages seem imminent and in some cases, potentially catastrophic. Most of the forecasts focus on a dwindling pool of applicants for entry level positions. However, leading edge health care organizations also have to be able to replace key leaders with little interruption to the business.
A number of hospitals and health networks are turning to… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on July 29, 2009 at 10:41am —
Original source: http://community.ere.net/blogs/pauljacobs1/2009/07/wtf-is-social-recruiting/
The term ‘social recruiting’ is soooooo hot right now. It’s on the lips of recruitment commentators, consultants, recruiters, and vendors. There is even a global wave of conferences and seminars on the topic.
So what does social recruiting mean? Well, from my observations, it… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on July 28, 2009 at 8:01am —
It certainly has been a while since I've done any active posting, and while I've enjoyed taking in some of the posts and discussions as a lurker figured it is about time I put something out there of my own again.
Over the past couple of months there have been a couple of big wins and some equally disappointing mishaps. Oddly enough, I find myself crediting and blaming the same thing in both instances...the process. My recruiting team has a very well-defined process by which a manager… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on July 28, 2009 at 11:56am —
I have some indelible memories, like when my daughter was born and the day I got Google Voice. The Sun broke through dark clouds and I was totally like thank you Jesus! Finally, I can make free VOIP calls anywhere in the U.S with free SMS messaging!
Queue the Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” and slip away from away from all this high unemployment shouting, “I have Google Voice! I have Google Voice!”
GV opens up a whole new world for… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 27, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I have been giving a lot of thought to dropping Facebook for personal use. Don’t get me wrong, it is really fun. Everyone knows girls (and boys) just want to have fun! I had originally joined with the idea of using it just for business, as I do with Twitter, LinkedIn, and many others, but slowly found that all my friends were on Facebook. We started conversing about our personal lives. I had a few business consultants say it was good to let your customers see the more “playful” side of… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on July 27, 2009 at 1:48pm —
I’m into tools. I’m not talking the software kind
, but the kind you can hold in your hand. I like the weighty feel of a 22 oz. framing hammer. The kind you can really use to bash stuff, with the life-saving pick-axe-like claw at the end. (In the event you start falling, you slam that sucker into the roof and then hold on!) Or, the fluid motion of a chop saw. Or, the rhythmic-clicking of a socket wrench. All that may sound funny… Continue
Added by Amy Renz on July 27, 2009 at 5:01pm —
Recruitment and staffing has been around a long time. And I have had the fortune to witness its evolution for almost 30 years. I have worked in many countries and recruited across many sectors.
And guess what I have learned.
The more things change… the more they stay the same!
It was not that long ago that if you walked into a successful recruitment office, every person you saw was on the phone. And why not? There was no computer to tap away on. There was no… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 25, 2009 at 8:27am —
I've been working like a dog and I was not feeling particularly motivated today so I put the question out on Twitter.....
Has anyone made a placement today?
I was promptly reminded by Jerry Albright (the Twittering Maniac) that, of course not, not this crowd. Everyone on Twitter is coaching or sharing advice, not making placements. The people making placements are busy doing the placement making work. So I thought if I wanted to find someone who made a placement today,… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on May 29, 2009 at 1:36pm —
Last time I wrote for Recruitingblogs.com, I suggested you pull your sourcing skeleton out of the closet. This month I have rehab on my mine. And that Amy Winehouse song is echoing...
Rehab occurs to me because I run. Or lately, I hobble. Had a series of minor injuries this year with the last being a pulled hip muscle. Every time I get an injury, there's a rest period, rehab and rebuilding my running program, from square one. I hate it. I like to run, it helps me focus and is a huge… Continue
Added by Kelly Dingee on July 14, 2009 at 7:00am —
Recruiting is a misunderstood art form. For the shortsighted hiring managers out there, the word recruiting brings to mind hours of distraction that could be better spent on their “real job”. One thing the recession has taught us (particularly the mortgage crisis) is that any decision based solely on short term ramifications will generally get us nowhere in the long run. This tendency to hunker down and avoid any tasks not directly associated with… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on July 14, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Who is (or was) the greatest guitarist ever
? I asked that question on recruitingblogs.com two years ago. It was a serious question. Someone recently replied Dolly Parton.
Think about it for a second. If you had to come up with a list of ten bands that really kicked ass where would you start?
Look, everyone has got an opinion here. But,… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 16, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Wetpaint and the Altimeter Group released a study today that confirms what seasoned communicators with several years of experience already know. Deep engagement with consumers through social media channels correlates to better financial performance. How much?
Companies engaged in social media grew company revenues by 18 percent over the last 12 months. The least engaged saw revenues sink 6 percent over the same time period.
"The closer any company is to its… Continue
Added by Rich on July 20, 2009 at 11:54am —