Amitai Givertz's Blog (371)

Quote for the Day: Friday, June 15th, 2007

On preaching to the choir...



"Repeated exposure to one person's viewpoint can have almost as much influence as exposure to shared opinions from multiple people.

This finding shows that hearing an opinion multiple times increases the

recipient's sense of familiarity and in some cases gives a listener a false

sense that an opinion is more widespread then it actually is."




Dale T. Miller,…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 8, 2007 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

Quote for the Day: Thursday, June 7th, 2007

On HR 2.0...



"There is a revolution happening right now, the world is changing and it may represent the most significant change in human relations since the industrial revolution. The revolution is the move from manpower to knowledge power and the medium is Web 2.0."



Scott McCarthur, Does Web 2.0 provide us with the opportunity for HR… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 7, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

On writer's block...

"it used to be that whenever i'd stumble upon an interesting article or blog post about recruiting, i'd immediately blog about it here. but now, it's so darn easy to just send such a page to recruiting.com, that i'm left thinking what am i going to blog about?"

Jason Goldberg, this blog is a changing

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 6, 2007 at 10:51am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

On competitive advantage in the war for talent...



"Your challenge, if you want to build long term profitability and competitive advantage is not to engage in an undifferentiated, scorched-earth war for talent. Instead you need to make sure you hire as many talented people who fit your culture as possible, then use your systems, supervisors and your culture to help them become as effective as possible."



Wally Bock,…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 5, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, June 4th, 2007

On talent management...



"After this [talent management] conversation most HR people recognize that this is not just plumbing or automation - but something way beyond their span of control. This kind of initiative must be led, supported and driven by Sr. Management. In most cases, what happens next is that there is some more conversation and then the idea dies."



Tom O'Brien,…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 4, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Friday, June 1st, 2007

On stupid interview tricks...







"Mind games, puzzle tricks, gotcha impromptu zingers, irrelevant “IQ tests”, “moving Mount Fuji’isms and Chris Sells’isms”, sneaky hidden trapdoors of the Spolsky sort and all the usual Microsoft shenanigans are a wash. Smacks me more of Geeky Eliteisms, people cut off from the real world."





Christopher Coulter comments on…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 1, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Thursday, May 31st, 2007

On the business of recruiting...



"Recruiting is about driving the business forward. Competitive advantage. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t exist to get people jobs and it doesn’t exist so that people who couldn’t get jobs being a camp counselor can make 6 figures. That means that you figure out the positions that will make or break your company and you get the perfect person for that job, and you pour your blood, sweat and tears into that, and…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

On "whatever-it-takes"...



"I'm a little surprised that anyone would have a problem with John Sullivan's stand on aggressive recruiting tactics. In my opinion, once you've made the decision to poach another company's employees, you've already crossed the line. Other than misleading a candidate about the merits of the job, everything else a recruiter does to find…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

On social networks...



"Social networks suck. There is a new social network launched every other day, and they suck as well...The biggest risk to all social-networking players is the flighty, unpredictable behavior of Internet users...In an attempt to keep visitors hanging around, many social networks are integrating entertainment, such as videos, music clips, blogs, and instant messaging into their sites. But with each new update, social networks become harder to…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on May 29, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, May 28th, 2007

On blogging etiquette...



"The professional world is increasingly the last outpost of civility in a world where 'upper class' is defined by Paris Hilton instead of Jackie Onassis. 'You are what you blog,' is the order of the day here: if you call Bill Gates a coprophagic pederast, I'll take your word that's honestly representative of your feelings, but I'll also back slowly away from you while looking for the exit."



Colin Kingsbury,…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on May 28, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Virtue of Short Posts

Hmmm...Need I say more?

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 27, 2007 at 12:05pm — 5 Comments

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