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Work/Life Balance and Labor Day

Labor Day in the U.S. is almost here. Many other countries also celebrate a labor day, which has always seemed an unusual event to me. We didn’t celebrate such a day at all until Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New…

Contingent & Temporary

Spherion’s Temp Life Is A Branding Phenom

Have you ever gotten a video resume where the candidate brags about her gorgonzola mashed potatoes? Or another where the candidate declares his faults, one of which happens to be that he lies? Trouble has. His given name is Nick…

Advertising & Marketing

SEO Manager Wanted. Bots Need Not Apply

If you were looking for an SEO manager, where would you advertise? Even if you follow all the rules Lou Adler laid out, it would be hard to top what the Daily Mail in the UK did. The newspaper embedded…

Job Boards

Monster Closes Deal For HotJobs

HotJobs officially became part of Monster today, completing the $225 million purchase announced last February. The acquisition — and arguably its most important part — makes Monster the exclusive provider of jobs and career services on Yahoo North America for the next…

Corporate Recruiting

5 Things Recruiters Should Stop Doing

First the good news: many companies are hiring again. Now the bad news: if your company is among them, you’re probably looking at too many requisitions and too few hands on deck to fill them. And, even if you’re not…

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.JOBS Expansion Vote had one Opponent

A preliminary report on the ICANN board meeting earlier this month shows that the decision to expand the use of .jobs Internet addresses had at least one opponent. Of the 15 voting members of the board of the Internet addressing…

Job Descriptions

Mock Trial: Are Job Descriptions Illegal?

If job descriptions aren’t illegal, they should be. Let’s hold a mock trial. You’re one of the jurors. We don’t need unanimity here, a mere super majority will do. Here’s a link to the public survey so you can be…

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Unemployment Claims Data Adds More Uncertainty

Data, data everywhere, But what of it to think? Data, data everywhere, It makes the markets shrink. My apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, but the unemployment claims numbers out today and Wall Street’s reaction made me think of that great…