I ran into a co-worker yesterday, that had been denied application to a high profile (government vendor) company, because she was unemployed. I couldn't believe it. Yes, I hear from hiring managers that they don't want someone out of work because the stigma is the candidates are lowest performers. However, in this economy??? Get real. But its happening, and it's happening at companies receiving benefits from the bail out. Okay so that is disappointing, we could moan and complain. However, I'm going to focus on the complete opposite.
Let's focus on the Companies doing what they can to minimize job loss, or encourage labor. Lets talk about great Recruiters that can't help but get back to the applicants, or help those applicants network.
Here are My Three GREAT CHEERS for People and Companies doing great things.
These companies should succeed, because they put People, and Our Country First.
Hurray of the week
Biggest Hurray for FEDEX. Fedex (Kinkos) is giving free copies of resumes (up to 25) on March 10th.....YES FREE. They want to help!!!
Other companies post at the local DET office and actually answer applicants...Like Raytheon, L3 communications, and BAE systems.
There are also great Companies that have a GREAT employees like Iron Mountain, that had closed a job, but got back to every applicant with honesty and responsiveness. They showed they cared.
Kudos to all in this Economy doing what they can and not waiting for it to Pass. I'm on my way to Fedex to mail off some resumes......see you next week!