Archive | May, 2006

How Not To Outsource Your Recruiting

31 May 2006

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This one is a little interesting, since I am and outsourced recruiter.  But, for the good of the community at-large, I’m passing along some snippets from a great article written by Kevin Wheeler, found at ERE today: Will Your In-House Recruiting Be Outsourced? …If your goal is to not be outsourced, here are a few [...]

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Avoid The Counteroffer

31 May 2006

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Can you tell that I’ve found a treasure-trove of great stuff over at Electronic Recruiting Exchange today? Jerry Land chimes in with an insightful piece about keeping your newly recruited recruit just that–your recruit. One of the biggest parts of helping defend against the counteroffer is what happens when the candidate gives notice. The way that I [...]

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What is Talent?

31 May 2006

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Kevin Wheeler writes about a very interesting question perplexing recruiters and managers alike: What is Talent? As he mentions, many people have the wrong impression: For many recruiters, talent is synonymous with "anyone who says yes." For others, it is any hire that stays for six months or a year. And for still others, it is [...]

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Bridging The Transactions

30 May 2006

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The greatest reason my clients use my services as a contingency recruiter is because they need somebody–now.  It’s gone from "nice" to "urgent" to "critical" and now "mission critical" But the thing to be careful of is that can also be the greatest problem for a contingency recruiting firm–needing people now. People use recruiters because [...]

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What to Do and Not Do On Your First Job

30 May 2006

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Steven Rothberg at College Recruiter shares this advice for recent graduates (and anyone on their first day at work): Take advantage of the employment help offered by your school. Understand your value.  Proofread everything you use to present yourself.  Involve as many people as possible in your job search and maintain that network even after [...]

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Staffing Industry Stronger Than Ever

30 May 2006

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The following note came across my desk today, noting how good a time it is to be in the staffing industry: Staffing industry employment set a new first quarter record, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. staffing firms employed an average of 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per day from [...]

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Senior Web Programmer/Architect ? US-UT-Utah County

30 May 2006

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Job Title: Senior Web Programmer/Architect Job Category: Information Technology Description: SOS Technical is seeking a Senior Web Programmer/Architect for one of the Internet’s leading business blog networks. They are looking for a senior engineer to lead development efforts. Qualifications: Must be actively involved in the open source community and have strong affinity for dynamic programming [...]

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I Hope You Relaxed

30 May 2006

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If you’re in the USA, welcome back to work after your three-day Memiorial Day weekend. I hope you relaxed, got some nagging chores out of the way, visited friends or relatives. Either way, it’s gone now, and you’ve got some work to punch in until your next legally mandated vacation kicks in. The fact is, [...]

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Hottest small cities for jobs

30 May 2006

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It’s not just booming in the big cities.  Thanks to big-city problems and accessible, fast Internet, job-growth in small towns are moving at a torrential rate. BizJournal explains it this way: "A lot of people and businesses want to be located in small towns. And for a long time, they really couldn’t do that. They [...]

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Pay ‘Em To Stay

30 May 2006

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More and more companies are using bonuses to reward employees for sticking around.Culpepper’s Global Trends and Benefits Surveys had this to say early in May: Results from last month’s Culpepper Trends Survey on Retention Bonuses indicate that about a third of technology and life sciences companies use a formal or discretionary retention bonus plan to [...]

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