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Job Boards

Dice Bests 2nd Quarter Estimates

Job board owner Dice Holdings reported this morning that it earned 6 cents a share on 2nd quarter revenue of $29.9 million, coming in better than Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts estimated revenue would be right around $28.7 million with an…

Background Checking

Catch Me if You Can

You have a great candidate who seems ideal for the job you’re looking to fill and you start researching her online. You land on her Facebook page where you see a picture of her and your spouse or partner, which…

Hiring Process

10 Questions to Help You Hire Better People

As a recruiter, how would you describe the culture at Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, or at your own organization? Being able to distill the essence of an organization’s culture into a few well-thought-out adjectives is worth a lot. Sometimes I ask…

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The Next ERE Meetup is August 17th

We had a great time at our last meetup. If you missed you opportunity to attend, you’ll get another opportunity to meet with your peers. If you have any pictures from the last meetup, you can upload them and see the…

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Employees Want Stability, Money

“Give me a job, give me security, give me a chance to survive. I’m just a poor soul in the unemployment line. My God I’m hardly alive.” When Styx first sang that 32 years ago, the Netherlands went to the…

Employee Referrals

Referral Recruiting: Duh!

It has been interesting to note the recent re-emergence of referral recruiting ventures and ideas. Duh, everybody knows that (employee) referrals have been the No. 1 source of hires forever (as indicated by CareerXroads), and that according to professor Granovetter’s…