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2009 - What will be different

Well, 2008 came to us on a high note and ended on what many have said is the lowest of lows. Mortgage crisis, housing decline and the US automotive industry on brink of collapse were the highlights of the low lights.

Going into 2009, what can we expect recruiting? I do not have a crystal ball, or even a magic eight ball, but I would venture to say to following should happen in your departments during the upcoming year:…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on January 4, 2009 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Moses on Management

I just finished a book by David Baron called Moses on Management : 50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time. I must say this book gave a unique perspective on a subject that has been extensively written about within organizations, Management Principles.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on November 17, 2008 at 6:40am — 1 Comment

Commentary re: Snack Vendor -- or Undercover Job Recruiter?

I read the article Snack Vendor -- or Undercover Job Recruiter? the other day in the WSJ and I have to tell you I am not so sure I would want to retain a firm that would use such non traditional methods to recruit candidates on my companies behalf.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 6, 2008 at 8:48am — No Comments

As a Talent Management professional who has been involved with executive recruitment, it is always a challenge to make individuals whole on certain components of their compensation. I found a website the other day that highlights unique aspects of executive compensation as reported in the SEC filings.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on August 24, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Leadership - A leader is like a shepard, he stays behind the flock......

Recently I read an article in the Harvard Business Review that changed the way I look at leadership and the competencies of a good leader. In the article "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders" by Linda Hill, she talks about leadership in the global economy.......

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on June 22, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

All we have is our reputation

When I read the article "Former HR Chief at AIG, Others Charged in Alleged Headhunting Scam" late last year in Workforce Magazine, I was extremely disappointed that the recruiting profession was exposed to this negative press regarding a situation that was extremely avoidable.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on May 8, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Market Intelligence - Linkedin

I know I am late to the game and this topic has already been covered on some of the major recruiting blogs, but I just had to comment on Linkedin's Companies section that can be seen on people profiles.

I find this feature as a valuable tool.......

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on April 27, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Most Influential Headhunters

On January 31, 2008, BusinessWeek announced the "World's most influential headhunters." BusinessWeek considered multiple items when choosing their list including their "individual reputations; their years of headhunting experience; the global scope of their recruiting practices; their accessibility and responsiveness; their high visibility within the client markets they serve; the recognition they enjoy within their firms and/or global executive search communities."…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on April 7, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

ERE 2008 - San Diego

I am off to San Diego tomorrow for the Spring 2008 ERE Expo and I am excited to network with folks to see how our profession has progressed over the last 6-9 months.

Listed below are the top things I want to do/accomplish while at the Expo.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on March 30, 2008 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Events

I listed a number of upcoming recruiting events on my blog.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on March 16, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Millennials - are we ready for them, we need to be! Part II

I was sent this 60 minutes video the other day and it turned out to be a nice addendum to the post I placed on this blog last September.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on March 8, 2008 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Reducing Voluntary, Avoidable Turnover Through Selection

I would like to thank Dr. Zimmerman for giving me the opportunity to speak to his graduate and undergraduate classes at Texas A&M. I had a great time, and I think I actually taught them something on what it takes to be a successful recruiter.

During my time at Texas A&M, I spoke to Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Boswell about their research papers they have published ............…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on February 24, 2008 at 11:13am — No Comments

Do you belive in Miracles?

During the past week, I have been preparing for a presentation that I will be giving to undergraduate and graduates students studying Human Resources at Texas A&M. I have decided to speak on what makes a good recruiter in today's market and while I was developing the "back-story".......…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on February 10, 2008 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Update and thoughts on 2007

It is a little early to to be writing a year in review, but I thought I would take a few minutes and jot down some of the year's highlights that I see have had an impact on Recruiting in 2007.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on November 23, 2007 at 11:05am — No Comments

ERE Expo - Pre Conference Workshop D

The second pre-conference I attended was Kevin Wheeler's presentation on Techniques & Tools to Adapt Technologies for Workforce Planning. His approach to workforce planning is not tactical because ........

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 30, 2007 at 9:43pm — No Comments

ERE Expo - Pre Conference Workshop B

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Pre-conference workshops on day one. The first workshop I attended was The Integrated Talent Management Technology Strategy Workshop given by Rich Fletcher of HRchitect. Having implemented 2 ATS systems.........

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 22, 2007 at 10:01pm — No Comments

The ERE Expo Fall 2007 Conference

I thought I would write a series of posts on the ERE Expo that concluded on October 19, 2007. I must say, this was one of the most informative conferences I have been to in a long time. To me the tone and the information was geared towards taking recruitment to the next level and what does it mean to really support the business.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 21, 2007 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Global Selection

"Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm." Donella Meadows, The Global Citizen

The other day, I read an interesting section in the GPHR preparation......

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 11, 2007 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Sourcing - Have we found the answer?

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem."- Henry Kissinger.

I must say to me this quote sums up my experiences in my sourcing journey through my recruiting career. As each recruiting search/project was completed, a new and more challenging recruitment effort is put in front of you. When I first started in recruitment, finding source for searches was a series of cold calls and networking with other recruiters for phone…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 8, 2007 at 11:14am — No Comments

It might be nothing

As a read the article Workforce Planning: Preparing For the Next Economic Downturn by Dr. John Sullivan, a cold chill ran up my spine and a wave of memories came rushing back to me. My mind went back to when I was the Recruiting Supervisor for CTS Corporation in late 2000 and into 2001 and a few articles…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on September 26, 2007 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment


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