Amitai Givertz's Blog (371)

Quote for the Day: Monday, March 26, 2013

On "If you want to fix shit" [as in our industry]

Let’s require anyone that intersects with HR to pay a toll…that of becoming a SHRM member and supporting our accreditation process and outcomes. Apply this to everyone…vendors trying to sell you software to analysts that sell reports to bloggers that write about workplace stuff. Filter them. Are you a SHRM member? No, then fuck you. Yes, how are you supportive of HRCI? Oh, you’re not… then fuck you. It really…

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, March 25, 2013

On "Does a “like” really mean anything?"

Recruiting and hiring is really about developing relationships. Relationships require time, trust, and mutual interest. So while setting up a jobs page on Facebook or a company twitter account may be great for brand awareness, I’m not sure what it does for finding the right person to hire.

John Sumser, Social…


Added by Amitai Givertz on March 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Feeling swamped?

Having been one of the first four or five original members on I decided, after an 18-month absence, to see what it would be like to be the 274477th member.

For some reason I am reminded of the stories Auntie would tell about arriving in Miami in 1947 and refusing to buy land because it was swamp.

Like South Beach, one wonders if one is beautiful enough to be seen out in public or if it is even worth fighting the crowds for.

What say you?

Added by Amitai Givertz on October 15, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Google’s messing with you and me both!

In reply to Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari hopefully these two Tubes will help...…


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July 9, 2008

Above the Fold

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have careers thrust upon them."...Sia Collins waxes lyrical

Bonus Track

Rayanne wants to you to test your mettle...The Gold Standard

Recruitopian Footnotes

30-seconds in blogging… Continue

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July 8, 2009

Above the Fold

Greg Savage takes us on a intercontinental trip to the unemployment office, finally gets to China and asks...Are we there yet?

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Undeterred by arguing "reasonableness" with a cat-herder Claudia finally bags it by reminding us that there are always consequences, even if… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

June 30, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser gives us an update on his progress compiling his list of rain-makers, booty-shakers and HR-placators...Top 100 Influencers Progress Report

Tutorial Tuesday

Rich Becker reminds us that you can't please all the people all of the time. "What goes on in Vegas Stays in Vegas" used to be a virtue. Now it seems it is a vice. Or vice… Continue

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June 26, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser introduces us to the first of the funny accents as he chalks another one up...Top 100 v 1.10 Rob McIntosh

Friday Features

Bill Radin posts on the importance of Language in Business. Recruitomatic replies with more… Continue

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June 25, 2009

Above the Fold

Bill Meirs helps us understand why The Lone Ranger slept with one eye open. Yeah, Tonto loved him alright...Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side!

Bonus Track

In a post fittingly titled "Secure Your Own Mask First" Rayanne asks: How's that mask… Continue

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June 24, 2009

Above the Fold

Jason Monastra makes a good case for employers not to throw the baby out with the bath water. How else would we make soup?...Laid Off and Done Badly

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia tiptoes between cognitive bias, discriminating employers and dress code reminding me of the candidate who said that the stud in her tongue was for opening beer bottles and would shnot… Continue

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June 23, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser adds Bill Vick to his Top 100 Influencers, a veritable Who's Who...Top 100 v1.09

Hey, me sometime: (561) 283-4744, um, yeah both of you! Why I Recruit - And You Should Career Search - Using Social

Bonus Track

Today Rayanne… Continue

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June 22, 2009

Above the Fold

Margaret Graziano shares 10 lessons learned at the Florida Staffing Association Owners Conference. I wonder how many things the others learned, so many hard pills to swallow...He Who Owns the Talent Pool, Owns the Market

Mendoza's Monday Members' Showcase

Today, say howdy-doody to Bruce Tracy who gives this advice on networking:

"Do it… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 22, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

June 19, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser continues his celebration of our homegrown diversity with another profile in his Top 100 Influencers series. Ladies and Gentlemen, raise your glasses of V1.08 and toast...Bill… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 19, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

June 18, 2009

Above the Fold

Some people know how to post. Dhruti Shah knows how to write, punctuate too...Current Economic Scenario - Effects on Recruiters & the US Economy

Third Party Thursday

One expects rapturous applause when preaching to the choir but evangelizing the virtues of mobile recruiting to a Camel-smoking die-hard may require rupturing… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

June 17, 2009

Above the Fold

Chad Sowash applies military training to recruiting strategy. At ease Recruiters...

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Today, tenderly as usual, a message for the crazies: Hang in there!...Stalked by my own recruiter

Bonus Track

Rayanne says: "Social Media Experts. Is there such a thing? I think we are all still in the infancy… Continue

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May 13, 2009

Above the Fold

Rob D. says: "Another radical way to prove that you are a solution to your problem is to offer to work for free for a certain time period."

Recruitomatic says: "Oh, my...oh, dear."

Any you sez? Be the Solution

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

A titillating question gets an unadulterated answer.

Indeed, sales and HR are strange… Continue

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May 12, 2009

Above the Fold

Ann Clifford points to eight winning strategies she calls The Bill Gates Method.

Maslow, weep.

Tutorial Tuesday

Take a few minutes to watch Glen Cathey dissect LinkedIn and then take a stab at answering the $64 something question… Continue

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April 1, 2009

Above the Fold

Today Lance Haun grapples with some thorny issues the jab one at the point that controversy and dysfunction meet. Hmmm...“Why are recruiters such jerks?”

Read it here, in context...How To Advocate For (And Not Create) Controversy

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia is at ERE this week. So, something to remind you why we miss her… Continue

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March 31, 2009

Above the Fold

Recruiting software that users want to use and gets...high productivity? No Web 1.0 blues. Is this crazy-talk?

Read Michael Johnson today...Why User Interface Matters

Tutorial Tuesday

You mean you can search for stuff on something other than Google. Mo' crazy talk?

Read Glen Cathey...… Continue

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March 30, 2009

Above the Fold

When it comes to managing the message one wonders if the tail isn't wagging the dog, or something like that.

Read Rich Becker on the front page...Be careful what you believe about Social Media

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

And on the subject of dogs, where are have all the smart recruiters gone?

Read...… Continue

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