Bonnie Brooks's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

IT and Motorcycles

Both are very loud - literally and figuratively. They can be driven by inspiration, ego or yearn for recognition. The mechanics of both may be complicated and only those dedicated to the early struggle, can appreciate the current boldness and the excitement of what the future may bring to the table.

I’ve never owned a Harley, but none of us can say the same for technology. I am a baby boomer and grew up on the cusp of the technology era when Programmers and Developers suffered the…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 25, 2013 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

DON'T WAIT FOR SMOKE SIGNALS

Being in the staffing business comes with its perks. For example, there are moments we attain the status of a doctor or plumber and when at a party are asked for advice about a leaky pipe or other orifice. I actually had someone say yesterday “well, I hate to ask advice when I haven’t made an appointment….”

 Of course, that never stops anyone from asking anyway, does it? Truthfully, I don’t mind and even welcome discussing recruiting. It is a relevant topic and we usually all know…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Ex’s “Aha” Moment

 A few weeks ago my ex-husband called and asked for my help. He has a small business and has had a rash of turnovers in his now-open office assistant position.

He asked me how to find a good candidate with a guarantee they won’t leave in a year. I told him there are no guarantees in life and that, my friend, goes double when it comes to recruiting and keeping good employees.

I work for a professional staffing firm and the good news is that there are ample…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 11, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments

The Job Interview and the Little White Lie

The Job Interview and the Little White Lie

 If you say you haven’t told one…that would be it right there.

 Little white lies are not necessarily a bad thing. In some situations, a little white lie could be humane. For example, let’s  say your best friend just spent every last penny of her savings on a non-returnable designer dress.  She asks you “isn’t this dress gorgeous?”  What would be the point in telling her the dress should have gone down with the…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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