Archive | November, 2006

Money vs. Money

30 November 2006

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I’ve said before that the choice of using an external recruiter is a choice between time versus money. In many ways though, it’s a choice between money versus money as well. I know a great company famous for not using external recruiters (they have their internal staff) and for using billboards among other ways to […]

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Good to know…

30 November 2006

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… that someone stands up for ethics!

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Tasks in Google Calendar with Remember The Milk

29 November 2006

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Thanks to Ajaxian for noticing this, I am now able to track my tasks in my calendar (instead of creating “appointments” that are tasks).  The grocers at Remember The Milk worked up an ingenious way to get my tasks in my calendar, using simply a Calendar feed that connects my Google Calendar and the Remember […]

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CIO Insight — Tips for Hiring; Retaining IT Staff

27 November 2006

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CIO Insight is a great industry magazine which I enjoy regularly online and off. A recent article hit home for me, as a consultant to help companies with their technical recruiting: Three Experts’ Tips for Hiring, Retaining IT Staffs When it comes to hiring and retaining IT staffs, the future doesn’t look so bright. The […]

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Jobless rate: All-time low

27 November 2006

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The Salt Lake Tribune published an excellent article on Utah’s current record-low unemployment rate: State’s extra-tight employment market makes businesses scramble to find skilled, experienced staff By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated:11/15/2006 01:19:14 AM MSTJoblessness in Utah is at a record-low 2.5 percent, statistically equating to full employment for the state. […]

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Great CEO Blog — Almost

24 November 2006

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Jet Blue’s CEO and Founder David Neelman has a blog… well, a “flight log”… JetBlue | CEO David Neelman’s flight log Hi I’m David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of JetBlue Airways. Each week I fly on JetBlue flights and talk to customers so I can find out how we can improve our airline. This is […]

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No Recruiters, Please!

23 November 2006

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With "Joblessness in Utah is at a record low 2.5 percent" (Salt Lake Tribune, 11/14/06) many companies who’ve avoided recruiters like IRS Auditors are having to re-think their strategy. Speaking recently with an executive of a local company, I was sung two verses of an increasingly familiar tune: We don’t work with outside recruiters because […]

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Chimby

23 November 2006

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Sponsored Review  Chimby, brainchild of Job Hunt Safari Guide CM Russell, hopes to aggregate and pass along the collected wisdom of the internet’s recruiting and job-hunting advice in a cool, chunky, easy-to-consume format. This follows a new trend in the Internet search space of narrowing search engines down not only to vertical search (where your […]

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Jobs Search Engine

22 November 2006

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Using Google Coop, I’ve created a jobs search engine

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Utah’s Top Employers Tout Their Talent

20 November 2006

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Utah Business Magazine just released their list of the best companies to work for in Utah: This year, Utah Business scoured the state looking for companies that were… succeeding at making sure their employees love their jobs. From monthly parties to competitive salaries, the 2006 Best Companies to Work For are implementing the policies that […]

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