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Started Aug 12, 2009

What do you look for in recruiting software ?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Passen May 1, 2009.

 

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Silicon Valley Talent Poaching Highlights

We hear about it in the news every so often out here in Silicon Valley: a big player at Google has left for Facebook. Or a Yahoo executive has been seduced by Microsoft. Or some perky young startup has snatched a head developer from a venerable software giant.



Silicon Valley's human resources arena, ripe with star engineers and executives, is like a day time soap opera, full of unexpected surprises and shocking betrayals. Every time a transfer of talent occurs, juicy questions… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:27pm

The Flip Side of Applicant Tracking

The situation is all too familiar: a job seeker gets their hopes up about landing a position with a company, only to never hear back from the them. About three years ago I experienced this situation and wasn't willing to wait anymore.



When I first moved to San Francisco, I applied for a job at an *unnamed* internet start up,which was backed by a major venture capitalist who had his hands in several other successful projects. I made it through the Craigslist resume cattle call and was… Continue

Posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:25pm

Government Needs to Play Catch Up in Hiring

The US Federal Government is about to undertake one of the largest hiring initiatives in its history.



According to the Wall Street Journal, over the next three years, the government will attempt to attract nearly 270,000 talented specialists in various fields across the board, including the health, financial and administrative… Continue

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 5:09pm

Simplify your Hiring Process: One less headache

Recruiting is a misunderstood art form. For the shortsighted hiring managers out there, the word recruiting brings to mind hours of distraction that could be better spent on their “real job”. One thing the recession has taught us (particularly the mortgage crisis) is that any decision based solely on short term ramifications will generally get us nowhere in the long run. This tendency to hunker down and avoid any tasks not directly associated with… Continue

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 2:20pm

Small Business Hiring Gains Fire Power

We are witnessing the end of an era. Since the end of the World War 2, large companies have controlled the ebb and flow of the US economy: from the reign of the Detroit automakers to the rise of west coast tech moguls like Microsoft and Google. Small businesses have been the tiny vessels tossed in the wake of gargantuan tankers, forcing their products on consumers through sheer bulk.



The tides are changing though- the failing American economy has exposed the incapability of big… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

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