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Job Boards

SHRM Minutes Show Concern With Secrecy

From the beginning, SHRM’s .jobs advisory council agreed to veil its meetings in secrecy, withholding its minutes and cloaking the names of speakers with numbers. The minutes, released Wednesday, also show the council wrestled with the reasons why Employ Media,…

Resumes

Full Body Photo Required; Resume Optional

For several days now, Gawker has been shining a light on hiring practices at American Apparel, a 10,000-worker garment manufacturer where “employee relations” is, apparently, a double entendre and provocative ads are the norm. Over the last few days, Gawker…

Passive Candidates

How to Become a Corporate Headhunter

At Chicago’s SMA Symposium last month, I presented an updated version of my corporate recruiter scorecard. Here’s a link to the handout and the ranking form (when you get to the site, see my June 13 post, top center). Before…

Cold Calling

20 Calls to Change Your Attitude

Most sourcers would rather admit their mothers wear Army boots than admit they’re afraid of the phone. This reluctance to own up to the real matter at hand only makes things worse. Admitting we’re all human is the first step…

Passive Candidates

Should We Be Telling the Unemployed Not to Apply?

A report in The Huffington Post two days ago has sent the recruiting world into a paroxysm of self-examination. Dozens of comments here at ERE and more at RecruitingBlogs and probably elsewhere too, are condemning the practice of excluding the…