Mike Rasmussen's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

Your LinkedIn Brand - A Powerhouse of Staffing & Networking Potential

You know what, earlier this year I reached my 2500th connection on LinkedIn, as I saw that I thought whoa, how did THAT happen?  Well by utilizing my networking strategy which harnessed a network so vast that it's value to me has never been more pronounced, on any given day - I come up in about 45 searches, and have about 20 people looking at my LinkedIn profile.  That's almost 140 hits a week and that there are solid folks I can check on to see where they come from and due to my $25 premium…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 25, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Who Moved My Cheese? A few lessons from an Ever Changing World.....

Change.  It's a word that sparks both intrigue and delight, irritation and zest, as well puts on the table very interesting circumstances.  This week my work prepares for an office change, and with it comes intriguing moments that will test our courage as we accept the new, and let die the old.  The past is behind us, and we have a gift of now.  Here are some quotes that caught my eye on change this week:


"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 24, 2011 at 2:54am — No Comments

Why HR & Staffing Will Always Be ONE - Never Separate the Two

Take it from a HR Professional, HR and Staffing are one. How? Why? Because in order for your HR department to add its maximum value, you must realize that Staffing and HR are joined at the hip. HR Managers, and Directors need to be connected to their recruiters, and Hiring Managers need to partner as one in order to reduce time to fill, and increase the performance metrics that are needed to find great talent. It is so key to know each other, to keep that department chugging along at its…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 22, 2011 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

When Staffing Offers You A Pick Me Up! Counting Your Staffing Blessings One By One

It happened this week, in some interesting way the challenges were there, my colleagues needed a freindly and positive outlook to spur them on their way.  Recruiters are much like sales people, they both need an inspirational word now and then.  As well my fellow sourcers on my team needed a pick me up, as one got down on himself, and another is new finding his way.  I am one who has to manage my desk in such a way as to lift others up.  Such a powerful thing is positive energy - case in…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 19, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments

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