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January: Data Management Market Skyrockets and More

January report: The Data Management Software Market Is Surging; Healthcare IT Employment is on the…


Added by Terry Starr on January 19, 2012 at 10:01pm — 2 Comments

The Top Spots on Hiring Managers’ Wish List

Tech hiring managers are resolute in their staffing priorities for 2012 — they need innovative professionals who design, code, build and operate. Indeed, developers dominate the new year’s most pressing hiring needs for a second straight year, although ops professionals make their list debut. Read more.

Added by Terry Starr on January 11, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Facebook's Four Principals of Success

There are a lot of…


Added by Terry Starr on January 6, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Where Tech Managers See Their 2012 Priorities


The search for tech professionals has become less urgent this year — but that doesn’t mean it’s less important...

Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Five Steps to Getting Quality Referrals for Tech Professionals


Yes, you can hire an ad agency to help you create award winning employee referral posters, or give out big awards to drive awareness. But, top technical recruiters and hiring managers know that it takes a lot more than big bonuses and attractive posters to get their referral pipelines filled. Below are time-tested, practical techniques…


Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Ten Tips on Screening Resumes


How do you screen through the masses quickly and effectively so that you spend your limited time on the candidates who are most likely to succeed? How do you improve your chances of filling that precious head count with a top performer?

Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Do Your Policies Send the Right Message?


Does your company advocate innovation and creativity, but not offer a reward for great ideas? Does your policy support workforce diversity, though you have a homogenous management team? Your employees notice those dichotomies, and failing to practice what you preach can negatively impact their motivation and engagement……


Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Interview Horrors, Just in Time for Halloween


Every seasoned recruiter has experienced a nightmarish interview, so in honor of Halloween, here’s a collection of ghoulish tales from around the Internet. Enjoy!

Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Salaries Will Rise, But Not Enough for Top Performers



Salaries are expected to increase by 2.3 to 3 percent in 2012, according to SHRM and several prominent HR consulting firms, just slightly higher than the 2.6…


Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

The HR Black Hole: Five Ways You Can Fix It



Dice surveyed more than 300 technology professionals to find out how they avoid the HR black hole. While 46% said it can’t be done, 41% said they leverage web searches and social networking sites to bypass the normal HR process and apply directly to recruiters and hiring managers. Is this a blessing or a curse to HR teams? And…


Added by Terry Starr on November 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Three Steps to a New and More Effective Interview



Off-the-wall interview questions, lengthy printed job descriptions and rounds of repetitive interviews are a very 1989 — or even 2003 — way of recruiting. Gerry Crispin, Principal of CareerXroads, says it’s high time for a change. “For many years we’ve had a pretty bad approach in general to recruiting and we continue to have a bad… Continue

Added by Terry Starr on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thirty Innovative Recruiting Tips for 2012


Recruiting is a tough job. It’s especially tough if you’re doing it the same old tired way. There are tons of new technologies, new ideas and new attitudes to finding and hiring the absolute best talent. We asked some of the best and brightest recruiters (at ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit; #RIS11 and online) to give us their most innovative…


Added by Terry Starr on October 28, 2011 at 4:38pm — 9 Comments


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