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Veterans

Microsoft to Unveil Military Hiring Push

Marvin Smith tells me that Microsoft will soon launch a new site based around Microsoft hiring people from the service — to be found at westillserve.com, and planned for launch tonight. This is the result of a year of work…

Passive Candidates

Recruiting Passive Candidates with Multiple Offers

On the face of it, this title makes no sense. First, how could a passive candidate have multiple offers? Second, who cares? In today’s troubled economic times, when we make an offer, it’s accepted, no negotiations, no counteroffers, no competing…

Corporate Recruiting

How Should You Be Structured? 10 Questions to Ask

I see many recruiting functions wavering back and forth between centralized, decentralized, and some hybrid forms of organization. Recently this has been made worse by the increased number of virtual, contract, and part-time recruiters and the global spread of sourcing…

Sourcing

Twitter’s Hiring Strategies

Last week, SourceCon ran the first part of an article series on Twitter’s Hiring Strategies, outlining some of the significant new hires Twitter has made this year. I also showed you the video that Twitter put out to help its…

Uncategorized

Little Hiring Seen for Rest of Year

You’ve heard that old saw that if something quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck? Might as well apply it to the U.S. economy. Today’s Economic Trends Index from The Conference Board declined slightly from…

Sourcing

Sun Tzu on Sourcing

Is there nothing new under the sun? Sun Tzu was an ancient Chinese general. His Art of War is the oldest military treatise in the world. He thought spies were an essential part of war — and where is Sourcecon…

Background Checking

Navigating the Fast-moving Credit-check Laws

In the next Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, I take a four-part look at credit checks in the employment process. I outline the current federal limitations on an employers’ ability to obtain and use information regarding an applicant’s or employee’s…

Uncategorized

Wall Street Discounts ADP Job Loss Report

The U.S. lost 10,000 private sector jobs in August, according to the ADP National Employment Report. Released this morning, the report says the loss came from small and medium sized employers (those with up to 499 employees). Large employers added…

Job Boards

Beyond.com Becomes Network Partner

With the acquisition of HotJobs by Monster, Beyond.com now becomes the U.S. affiliate of The Network, a worldwide group of job boards that distributes employer ads globally. Beyond, itself a network of some 15,000 employment sites, replaces HotJobs. The former…