Maureen Sharib's Blog – July 2008 Archive (9)

Sourcing Internationally and Recruiter Stress Levels - next week on MagicMethod!

MagicMethod Classroom Discussion Topics August 5 & 7

Discussion August 5

I would like to discuss the amount of stress that recruiters/sourcers experience in their jobs and how to deal with frustrations and angry people. Today (July 29) an article was published that according to research 85 % of recruiters experience a high amount of stress. Apparently they score the highest compared to other professions. Could we… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 30, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

At long last!

To rise off the ground wearing a jetpack is to feel the force of dreams. Very, very noisy dreams. On Tuesday, an inventor from New Zealand plans to unveil what he calls “the world’s first practical jetpack” at the EAA AirVenture, the gigantic annual air show here. The inventor, Glenn Martin, 48, who has spent 27 years developing the devices, said he hoped to begin selling them… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 29, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Have a Problem? Ask Everyone (And Pay Someone)

John Davis, a chemist in Bloomington, Ill., knows about concrete. For example, he knows that if you keep concrete vibrating it won’t set up before you can use it. It will still pour like a liquid.

Now he has applied that knowledge to a seemingly unrelated problem thousands of miles away. He figured out that devices that keep concrete vibrating can be adapted to keep oil… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 24, 2008 at 7:24am — No Comments

"Secret Salaries"

Do you know the salary of every employee at your company? I think you should.

I mean, who is being protected by secret salaries? Certainly not the employee—the more transparent salaries are, the more accurately an employee can assess his or her value to a company.

Fortunately a bunch of companies have arrived with tricked-out tools for figuring out what you… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 24, 2008 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Zimbra Desktop puts all your e-mail in order

Yahoo is expanding its popular e-mail service to the desktop in a bid to help consumers manage their e-mail accounts when they aren't online. At a conference for developers in Portland, Ore., Zimbra, a Yahoo (YHOO) company, is set to release a beta version of Yahoo Zimbra Desktop, an e-mail program that organizes Yahoo Mail, AOL, Google's Gmail and work and business e-mail accounts… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 24, 2008 at 6:43am — No Comments

Value in Training?

How important is training for your job and how seriously does your organization take it? What do you perceive its value to be to your organization and your career?

Chosen statements will be included in an upcoming white paper that will be widely distributed and your name, title and a hyperlink to your profile will be included in it.

Post your responses here or you may send them directly to maureen at or to shally at… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 21, 2008 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Don't miss Shally TODAY (Tues, July 22) on SourcersGuild!

Shally will be giving a FREE Internet Sourcing Classroom Chat on the SourcersGuild network on Tuesday, July 22 at noon EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Shally is one of the foremost trainers in this space and you don't want to miss the pearls of wisdom he'll be imparting tomorrow!

You'll be able to ask him your burning questions in the Classroom Chat and he'll answer you. For those of you who haven't met Shally before, he has a sense of… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 21, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

"It's me. Can you hear me?" The VoIP argument.

Re: For those using VoIP for your home and/or office lines: are you having issues lately?

This is a really interesting subject to me. I hear the argument all the time from would-be telephone sourcers who want to use VoIP.

"Go ahead," I say.

"But it works just fine!" they insist.

"No it doesn't," I reply.

"Yes it… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 18, 2008 at 7:27am — No Comments

Surprise! NYC Tops Nation in High-Tech Jobs

The Big Apple’s concentration of jobs surpasses major tech hubs such as San Jose/Silicon Valley, Boston and Washington, D.C.

The region had a total of 316,500 high-tech jobs in 2006, the latest year for which figures were available, states “Cybercities 2008: An Overview of the High-Technology Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities.” The report was conducted by AeA, a… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 1, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments


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