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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…

Corporate Recruiting

The Language of Success

There is a common language used by top-level managers in every company. It is a language centered on business concepts and understanding a handful of concepts. For example, CEOs instinctively move toward the action that will maximize profits and minimize…

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Kenexa’s Profit In Line With Expectations

Kenexa’s second quarter financial report yesterday was a mixed bag. The HR technology vendor reported that it grew revenue by 14 percent over the same quarter last year, but it cut its full-year earnings per share projection by 7 cents…

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ADP Report Says Small Employers Creating Jobs

Eyes are on Friday’s U.S. employment report following today’s surprise from payroll processor ADP that showed more private sector jobs were created in July than economists expected. Though far from the 150,000 monthly new jobs considered the minimum necessary to…

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Three Reasons to Make the Fall Expo a Priority

The Fall ERE Expo is less than three months away (Oct 26-28 in Hollywood, FL to be precise). Maybe you’re thinking about coming, but you’re still firmly straddling that fence. Maybe you’ve already ruled it out. In either case, here…

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StepStone Solutions Buys MrTed

Recruitment tech vendor MrTed is being acquired by StepStone Solutions, a global talent management provider based in the United Kingdom. The sale gives StepStone Solutions a stronger presence in the U.S., where London headquartered MrTed has been gaining brand awareness…