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Gaming the Interview Process
The Undercover Recruiter
APRIL 22, 2014
Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80 million young adults born between 1976 and 2001 make up Gen Y, and as of this year will […]. There’s no getting around it – Millennials are taking over the world.
Resume to Referral
OCTOBER 2, 2012
People retire, change jobs, and, sadly, like 172 corporate vice presidents on September 11, 2001, die unexpectedly. commentary : Succession happens. Of course, the terrorist attacks that killed so many employees in the World Trade
Resume to Referral
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
People retire, change jobs, and, sadly, like 172 corporate vice presidents on September 11, 2001, die unexpectedly. Succession happens. Of course, the terrorist attacks that killed so many employees in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a a field in Pennsylvania didn’t change the fact that by one means or another, every
Economics for HR Geeks: The Quitter's Index
JULY 6, 2012
Let's talk after the jump: -White line is the number of people who voluntarily quit their jobs fromm 2001 through 2012. Take a look at this graph. Yellow line is the number of people who were fired/laid off in the same time period.
CHANGE: Randstad's Purchase of Monster Proves Your Should Budget R&D to Kill Your Primary Business.
AUGUST 9, 2016
There were two very fat phases of Monster's existence - namely 2001 and 2007. This one is about change and the conversations we get into as HR leaders related to strategy. It's also about change management in a way that HR pros will understand. Ready? Let's go.
My September 11th Memory
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
On September 11, 2001, I was driving to Kansas City from Western Kansas to attend a mandatory work training when my cd ended and I heard the news of the second tower’s fall. The year 2001 was supposed to be a year of dreams. The year 2001 was the end of our dreams.
I Was Fired For Recruiting on LinkedIn
OCTOBER 30, 2012
I first used social recruiting in 2001 when I recruited online for store retail positions using chat rooms, forums, and dating websites. Back in 2001, there were really only two reasons to be on the internet, you were either viewing porn or looking for love. Recruiting on LinkedIn.
? This Checklist is Key to Leaving Any Company Successfully
NOVEMBER 24, 2016
Here's an inspiring story of why you should never burn your bridges : “Fairly early in my career, I had to implement a RIF (Reduction In Force = layoff) for 1/3 of my department about 15 people in the terrible economy of late 2001.
CHECKLIST: Make Sure You Get the Company Twitter Password From Gen Y Early in Mass Layoffs.
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
In 2001, you delivered the news with compassion, took the time necessary and then went through the Exiting Employee Checklist. You're going to have do layoffs at some point in the future - it's a reality.
3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College
MARCH 18, 2014
Recently, an alarming article came out on Bloomberg , which addressed the increasing amount of ‘underemployed’ college graduates. They quoted a study that showed 44% of Americans ages 22 to 27 with a bachelor’s degree now work a job that doesn’t require their level of education.
7 Kinds of Job Search Kindness To Make You Squirm
MARCH 31, 2011
When I started my first Israeli job search in 2001, my friend Assaf S. In that same 2001 job search I mentioned above, another friend, Assaf B., What is sometimes a small thing for you can be a big deal for someone else.
The 9 Most Publicized Firings in Corporate History
MARCH 7, 2012
2, 2001, Enron stunned the world by declaring the biggest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in history at the time. Whose idea was it to associate something as sweet and nice as the color pink with something as nasty as firing people?
Introducing the Five Generation Workplace
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
0% are Generation Z born between 2001 to present. Celebrating National Employee Appreciation Day. Tomorrow is National Employee Appreciation Day , and yet only a small percentage of bosses and employers are taking tomorrow to formerly recognize, engage and celebrate their employee.
Here's Why You Should Never Be Afraid to Fire Someone Resistant to Change.
MAY 10, 2013
Raise your hand if you thought in 2001 that AOL''s sub base would decline by 90%. Check out the chart below as Exhibit A: Change and taking risks is difficult.
How to Find a Job Using Social Media
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Launched in 2001, Lingo24 now has over 170 employees spanning three continents and clients in over sixty countries. For many people social media sites are exactly that; a place to socialize, and keep in touch with friends and relatives.
No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?
Hiring Technical People
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth ? It’s a fascinating article. What Crisis? A Contrarian Perspective. For those of you who don’t know the four letter acronym, STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It refers to anyone in a technical field. Anyone. Back to your originally scheduled blog post.).
Who Are the 5 Generations At Work? #fivegenwork
APRIL 6, 2016
Born between 2001 to present) It’s hard to think of my 4 year old daughter in the workforce but this future candidate pool are digital natives times 1,000.
How To Find Out If Your Company Is About To Lay You Off
NOVEMBER 21, 2010
In 2001, there were about 2,000 mass layoffs and plant closures which were subject to WARN advance notice requirements and which affected about 660,000 employees. Kudos to my pal Karen Mattonen for not only being cited by Inc.
How HR Metrics & Big Data Can Transform Your Hiring
AUGUST 4, 2015
” As first discussed by Gartner researcher Doug Laney in 2001, what makes big data big data is historically three things: 1) velocity, 2) variety and 3) volume. Learn more about how data can transform your recruiting efforts by registering for our webinar on Aug. 20, 2015 at 12 PM CST.
Resume Downfalls That Prevent You From Getting That Dream Job
Corn on the Job
MARCH 31, 2014
Kevin joined Robert Half in October 2001 in the London West End office, before moving back to Sydney in 2003 to manage and grow the Australian business. From relevant job experience and achievements, to qualifications and skills, we all understand what is supposed to appear on a resume.
Tight Job Market Expected Until 2017 #shrmtalent #ere15
APRIL 28, 2015
This is the reason I first used dating websites to source candidates from in 2001. Learn more about non-technical recruiting in a tight job market with our May 28th webinar at 1 PM EST. SHRM and HRCI approved recertification credits. Click here to register. .
5 Expert Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover
Corn on the Job
JULY 30, 2014
Kevin joined Robert Half in October 2001 in the London West End office, before moving back to Sydney in 2003 to manage and grow the Australian business. It’s a fact that if a business has a high rate of staff turnover it can hurt a company’s profit levels.
Bill Simmons and ESPN: 5 Times When It's Time to Fire Your Biggest Star.
MAY 13, 2015
ESPN found him and brought him aboard in 2001, where he continued to write his column under the ESPN banner. Many of you probably aren't aware of a guy named Bill Simmons, who got fired by ESPN last week. Simmons is one of my role models, and if you like what you read here it's fair to say it's heavily influenced by the stylings of Simmons. Simmons started out doing his own site with long columns about sports with tons of pop culture and movie references mixed i n. Sound familiar?
Why Internet Sourcing Isn’t Your Recruiting Savior
MARCH 24, 2015
In 2001, I successfully sourced candidates on a dating website and made a number of hires for the retailer where I worked. Social media combined with the power of the internet has re-invigorated a once overlooked skill of sourcing within recruiting. Simply put, sourcing is the proactive searching for qualified job candidates for current or planned open positions. In terms of internet sourcing, it is research for the purposes of recruiting. What is Internet Sourcing?
BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Job Seekers Can Learn Resilience From.
JUNE 13, 2011
It was in 2001 in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. Feed List Posts RSS 2.0 Comments RSS 2.0 The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog.
Ep 39 – What’s Important in #SocialRecruiting with Andy Headworth
JUNE 3, 2015
I was one of those early adopters first using dating websites to recruit candidates in 2001. I was one of those early adopters first using dating websites to recruit candidates in 2001. When it comes to using social media sites for recruitment and hiring, we still have a long way to go. Our use and application is still in it’s infancy. I had success with forums, chat rooms and Myspace. That success is what spurred the creation of this blog in 2007.
How Shortsightedness Is Hurting Your Long Term Recruiting Strategy #ere16
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Back in 2001, I was a certified resume and application snob. Are You a Recruiter , Resume Snob? Do you fancy yourself a resume snob? Are you one who creates hoops for qualified candidates to jump through?
Really, BUY this book.
MAY 30, 2011
Even in the brutal economic times we have been going through, this country has shown a net job growth every year since 2001. As those of you have been reading The Job Stalker over the past year and a half will know, I've plowed through a LOT of job-search books, and discussed them in here.
Be Easy To Do Business With
APRIL 26, 2012
From my experience, plus the wisdom of Ram Charan (whose 2001 book What the CEO Wants You to Know is a small gem), here are some guidelines for HR leaders in working with the CEO and other business heads. HR Blogger Liz Ryan just published an interesting piece, at the Business Week Management Blog, titled "What every CEO needs to know about HR." I was drawn in, expecting to read a post addressed to CEOs. Actually it's a list of points for HR leaders.
Veterans Hike from Maine to Georgia to Raise Awareness of Unemployment
AUGUST 14, 2013
Armed Forces since September 2001 (a group known as Gulf War-era II veterans) is nearly 10 percent, approximately two percentage points higher than the unemployment rate facing others in the U.S.
Mobile Recruiting is a Form of Employee Age Discrimination
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
This lower adoption percentage is due to the simple fact that smartphones have only been around since 2001. Register for our webinar on mobile HR and recruitment on 11/21/13 at 8 AM PST/11 AM EST by clicking here. The free webinar is worth 1.0 HRCI recertification credits. .
9 Mistakes Boomers Make In The Job Search
MAY 1, 2013
Thinking that any experience prior to 2001 is relevant today. This is a guest blog post by Randy Block. “I I just want a job” is a familiar refrain I hear at my presentations; usually from someone with gray hair.
How to Use Military Experience in Your Resume
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
” (Peter Newfield, President, Career Resumes, www.headhunter.com, October 10, 2001). For over nine years, I worked as a bilingual employment counsellor at a military base. It was my role to help hundreds of clients make the transition from military to civilian life.
The Most Under-Used Resource To Find Jobs Here or Overseas
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
In 2001, I moved back to Israel from France after leaving my web development production manager job at Amazon.com. And this was in 2001, before another 30,000 French citizens moved to Israel. There’s probably one not too far from you right now.
Isn’t Hiring Easy: We’re Recruiters Not Miracle Workers
DECEMBER 2, 2014
The length of time to hire is at its peak since 2001. Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register. . That’s the question I get asked a lot these days. Mostly from non-recruiting and non-HR types who are frustrated with their companies current hiring practices. “Recruiting and hiring isn’t tough,” they say.
25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search
JANUARY 21, 2015
In December 2001, I started looking for a career job in Israel for the first time, having taken a few months to relax after resigning from my managerial position at Amazon.com in France. How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results.
Ditch the Day Job: Turn Part Time Dabbling Into Full Time Income
APRIL 4, 2014
Since 2001 there has been a 14 percent increase in people who have become self-employed , with over 10 million workers in 2012, according to EconomicModeling.com. There may be economic recovery in parts of the U.S., but it’s not being created by big business.
How to Cut Costs and Improve Cashflow in Your Recruitment Company
The Undercover Recruiter
JANUARY 13, 2014
He formed his own turnaround practice, KSA Group Ltd in 2001, and he is acknowledged as an expert in the delivery of CVAs for SME companies faced with financial difficulties. There may come a time when you have to start cutting costs to ensure the business continues to flourish.
Recruitment Profiling: The Hogwarts Way
The Undercover Recruiter
MARCH 13, 2013
In Harry’s second year, the Slytherin Quidditch team becomes highly successful after a generous ‘donation’ of seven Nimbus 2001 brooms, the fastest brooms in the world. (Warning: to anyone who has never read or watched the Harry Potter series, this post may not make much sense.