Bill martineau's Blog – August 2007 Archive (4)

Second Life....Get a life!

As a recruiter I’ve been hearing a lot about how big corporations and recruiters alike have begun setting up shop in Second Life trying to woo the supposed 9 million people who sometimes reside there to buy their products or even come to work for them. Of course, I’ve also heard the funny stories including the one about the guy (his avatar is a blond women) who inadvertently handed the interviewer a beer instead of his resume.

Of course that story might not be quite real, and because…


Added by bill martineau on August 31, 2007 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Why are my employees leaving?

This was an actual question that was posed to me by a hiring official who I’ve worked with at several companies, but in his most recent move he went to a company that I had never worked with to place candidates. Of course, there are a million reason why people quit jobs and move on down the road, but he hadn’t had these issues previously and unfortunately wasn’t sure why it was happening now.

He knew he had gone to work for a company that had (in business terms) been…


Added by bill martineau on August 28, 2007 at 8:55am — No Comments

The 80% solution for those tough to fill openings

Attending my brother’s graduation from college some twenty years back has brought inspiration in what I do every day since. He was an industrial engineer and the speaker was talking about resolving problems (that’s what we do right!) and that an 80% solution today is better than a 100% solution that’s late, and being an IT recruiter many of my code delivering clients agree that putting in a system that handles most of the needs now is better than continuing to wait with no solution…


Added by bill martineau on August 16, 2007 at 9:34am — No Comments

Teaching your client companies how to conduct a search

This isn’t about teaching your clients to do your job, because as we know few have the inclination to spend the amount of time, effort and money required in hiring, training, and managing the team of people to do the job. So understand that this is about helping your companies understand what we’ve been teaching our candidates since the 2001 downturn in the IT market, and that is how to conduct a job search.

We’ve all had candidates that were unemployed and they all…


Added by bill martineau on August 14, 2007 at 9:08am — No Comments


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