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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…

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Economic Trends Index Rises, But S-L-O-W-L-Y

Another sign of the weak U.S. recovery: The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index, released this morning, added three-tenths of a point in July, and now stands at 97.0. To put this into perspective, the ETI stood at 100 in 1996,…

Passive Candidates

The Sad Existence of the Active Candidate

“To see the right and not do it is cowardice.” –Author Unknown A recent article by John Zappe entitled Should We Be Telling the Unemployed Not to Apply? was excellent. Furthermore, judging by the varied, contentious, and well-thought-out comments, John’s…

Job Boards

.Jobs Expansion OK’d; Next Steps Outlined

UPDATE: Employ Media issued a statement today saying it was pleased with the decision and offered some guidance on the next steps. “We’re very pleased with the decision rendered by the ICANN Board,” the statement quotes Tom Embrescia, chairman of…

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And the Winner Is…

We had almost 200 blog posts in the month of July from all walks of recruiting that participated in our ERE Community iPad contest. Every topic imaginable was covered and there was a lot of great content that was covered….

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Baker’s Dozen: Top RPO Firms Listed

Who’s the top RPO? There are 13 of them, according to the Baker’s Dozen list in the latest issue of HRO Today magazine. At the top, and placing first in the “Quality of Service” category for the third time in…

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Doing Performance Management the Right Way

Dr. John Sullivan joined us this week to discuss the fine art of implementing an effective performance management process. Topics covered included establishing a high performance culture, the consequences of poor performance management, succession planning, and how to integrate your…