Perrin Peacock's Blog (8)

LinkedIn IPO - Good News for Staffing Industry

LinkedIn’s IPO a few weeks ago was a defining moment in staffing. I took it as a sign that we had reached an official turning point in the struggle to jump-start the economy. Yes, I know, we aren’t there yet – some people say unemployment hasn’t recovered quite yet at 9.1%. Although,…


Added by Perrin Peacock on June 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Running a Marathon - Stress Relief for a busy Recruiter!

As a member of the busy staffing community, one way I deal with stress is by running. Ever want to run a marathon? Check out this real-time, up-close-and-personal video I did of me running the 2010 Columbus Marathon just a couple of days ago...

See Marathon Video:

See what its like to run a marathon. Experience it from watching short interviews along…


Added by Perrin Peacock on October 21, 2010 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

Bureau of Labor Stats Monthly Report Out Today

Good News for Staffing Firms!…


Added by Perrin Peacock on October 8, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Exit Strategies for Staffing Firms - Sell or Grow?

At Openreq, as we help staffing firms fill their own jobs in recruiting, we very often run across firms that are either looking to sell their firm or potentially acquire other firms. The sellers are looking to exit for a variety of different reasons - retirement, lifestyle, cashing out, etc.

The buyers are interested in acquiring for a variety of reasons as well - faster growth,…


Added by Perrin Peacock on September 21, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Monster Acquires HotJobs

Monster officially acquired HotJobs from Yahoo last week, paying $225 million for the third largest U.S. job board, and setting in motion what may be a new chapter in the race for market share with Careerbuilder.…


Added by Perrin Peacock on August 31, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Pipelining for Great Candidates - How it May Affect Recruiter Jobs

When we speak with people who don’t work in the staffing industry regarding the number of candidates on the job market and the availability of candidates to place, they typically assume that since there are so many people unemployed, that we in the staffing industry should have plenty of candidates to represent to our clients.

Not exactly…they haven’t seen what recruiters and staffing professionals have seen - that there are lots of candidates on the market, but clients are being…


Added by Perrin Peacock on June 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Resume Building Tips for Recruiters looking for Recruiter Jobs

Even recruiters need to remind ourselves of a few resume do's and don'ts when preparing our own resumes for recruiter jobs. It's like the old adage about the cobbler and his kids (his kids never have new shoes). Same thing can apply for recruiters. We're all so busy helping everyone else with their resumes, that when we need one for ourselves, we sometimes don't take the time needed to do it justice.

Let's take…


Added by Perrin Peacock on June 1, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

"At Your Earliest Convenience..."

At Your Earliest Convenience

In the spectrum of faux pas, pet peeve, and taboo, this grammatical goof may…


Added by Perrin Peacock on April 14, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments


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