Networking – Reaching Out with the Right Currency

March 8, 2009

Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the Never Eat Alone, one of the best single works ever written on the subject of networking.
If you don’t have a dog-eared copy of the book laying around somewhere, then it’s possible you haven’t pursued a deep understanding of real networking. 
What you don’t know may be killing your networking efforts. 
If you’re [...]

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Do You Use Twitter to Recruit?

January 26, 2009

 
 
Two weeks ago, on LinkedIn “Answers, I asked:  ” Have you used/Do you use Twitter to source candidates?   Would you share an example of successful hire made with a Twitter sourced candidate?”   Here’s a brief summary of the (whopping) 25 public and private responses I received from recruiters:  
 
Individual Reponses
Never heard of Twitter- 1
Not on Twitter – 10
On Twitter but not using [...]

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Boomer Exodus

January 12, 2009

Twin Cities Business writer, Fran Howard authored an excellent article about the impact of retiring “Boomers” (the generation born between 1946 and 1964). 
Because “Boomers” have longer tenures, they possess deeper knowledge and experience.  Losing a “Boomer” could cost an organization millions of dollars, cause a business continuity crisis or even a protracted slowdown.  It is critical [...]

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Don’t Fire Your Recruiters!

January 10, 2009

Lou Adler says “If you’re still considering cut-backs in your recruiting staff, think again.” 

With confidence that the enormity of  the new administration’s stimulus packages will quickly jump start the economy,  Lou is suggesting that NOW is the time to:

Set up a forward-looking workforce forecasting system
Create talent communities
Build a team of great recruiters

Don’t miss the lively discussion [...]

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Meet The Headhunter – Kick Start Your Job Search

December 13, 2008

We’re announcing the launch of Meet the Headhunter, a blog with content intended for job seekers and career changers.  Keep an eye on it as we add content.  Much more to come! 

Recruiters may want to use the site as a point of destination for job seekers needing job search strategy, networking, interviewing and job winning advice.

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Feed My Search!

December 10, 2008

In his article posted to The Source Newsletter, sourcing/recruiting guru Chris Hoyt (a.k.a RecruiterGuy) discusses how to leverage the power of RSS to convert your search strings into a continuous stream of new search result information and pop it into your favorite newsreader.
Chris recommends FeedMySearch as a tool of choice to better automate, consolidate and organize [...]

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SHRM’s Job Posting Center – Post Once. Pay Once. Be Everywhere.

December 8, 2008

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has yet another great value-add for the talent acquisition community.  If you haven’t reviewed or considered SHRM’s Job Posting Center (JPC) before, and you’re still looking for an easy, time saving way to get a single posting to multiple job boards with a few clicks, take a look. 

You can [...]

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Employee Referral Program Answers from Dr. John Sullivan

December 7, 2008

In corporate recruiting, few topics weigh in with more importance than the implementation of a world class employee referral program.  As a sourcing channel, ERPs have proven to be a primary (or the primary) source of high quality talent for companies making the effort to perfect this critical talent acquisition strategy component.
Dr. John Sullivan and Master Burnett held a webinar [...]

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ADA Amendments Act of 2008

December 5, 2008

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law on September 25th of this year and will be effective on January 1, 2009.  The Act contains the first substantive changes to the law since it was enacted in 1990. 
Review the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  To research ADA issues further [...]

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SHRM Releases FMLA Rules Update

December 4, 2008

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a summary of the updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Military Leave regulations issued by the Department of Labor on November 17, 2008.  The summary highlights the most significant changes and new Military Leave regulations to the FMLA. 
The complete FMLA rule which goes into effect on January [...]

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