Jessica Lunk's Blog – May 2012 Archive (4)

Chocolate Willpower, Decision Fatigue, and the Bottom Line

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The world was recently introduced to the Chocolate Machine, a device created by German psychologists to exercise and improve self-control. The idea is based on a study showing that the more people are forced to resist a temptation, the less persistence they have in solving problems.

Apparently willpower is like a muscle, and it can get tired. The more you use it, the weaker it gets.…


Added by Jessica Lunk on May 30, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

When Usability is King, IT Does Not Stand Alone

Enterprise software buyers agree that usability is just as important as feature offerings. If half of your company doesn’t use a software solution you’ve purchased, you’re compromising the benefits of your investment.

Achieving Software Success” provides insight from software buyers and sellers on the drivers, expectations, and responsibilities for…


Added by Jessica Lunk on May 16, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Getting Paid: 3 Recruiting Metrics You Need to Be Tracking

If you want to get paid, get paid more consistently, and get paid more often, you need to measure key metrics to highlight where your precious resources are best spent each day.

Here are three basic metrics to get you started:

Marketing Call Effectiveness

This is point A. To get a placement, you have to get a job order. Do you know how many calls you need to make before you obtain a job order or assignment - or are you just winging it? Measuring…


Added by Jessica Lunk on May 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Recruiting

The Kentucky Derby is known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” But it has nothing on recruiting. The recruiting game has plenty of the elements that make the Derby so riveting.


Speed wins the Derby - and speed wins placements. In an industry where second place doesn’t matter, recruiters have to work fast to deliver the best candidate first.


Some thoroughbreds are born to race. Some people…


Added by Jessica Lunk on May 3, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments


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