Managing your Recruiting Identity.

Friends, I’m thinking about all this social media and how it’s used in recruiting today. 2009 just sucked for recruiting. And, the only thing that kept Recruiters sane was social media. Let’s focus on social media for a second here. You are what you eat, right? Therefore, you are what ...

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UI claims going down in December

Is this a good sign? UI claims are going down weekly for the month of December. Advance Prior1 WEEK ENDING Dec. 26 Dec. 19 Change Dec. 12 Year Initial Claims (SA) 432,000 454,000 -22,000 480,000 508,000 Initial Claims (NSA) 557,155 565,243 -8,088 555,383 717,000 4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 460,250 465,750 ...

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What has changed in the last 10 years and what has not…

America the last 10 years: Enron,  9/11, American Idol, MySpace, Google IPO, Dubya, Katrina, Tsunami, Apple, Housing boom, Gas hike, Foreclosures, Facebook, Obama, Economy, and Tiger Woods. Recruiting the last 10 years: Dot Com crash, Emergence of ATS, Sourcing, Outsourcing, SOX, OFFCP, Gen Y, Telecommute, Economy, Networking, Unemployment and Social ...

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Social Media and Net Neutrality

Social Media will be stale, crusty and old as chat rooms from the late 90’s unless you are willing to fight for it. It is a bubble. But it is a new technology bubble that created bandwidth issues some say. The truth is not so simple. Social Media was simply ...

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Monster.com has a good product – TMS

Testing or watching Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is Bah-bah-boring. Don’t ATS me Bro! Seriously, shoot me in the face with a taser gun if you’re going to make me  sit through an ATS demo. But… If you are looking for a better than average ATS, then take a look Monster’s ...

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Welcome Back Eager Beavers!

If you had a job this year you weren’t so lucky after all. If you did NOT have a job you probably played tennis, golf and did a lot of blogging, tweeting and other fun social stuff. So here is the deal. For those of us that had to work ...

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An Interview with a Mall Santa

Interview with Christmas Mall Santa Q: You worked for a season in the Mall as Santa Claus tell us about it. A: I was Construction manager when the real estate market just collapsed and I just lost my job. A buddy of mine got a job at the food court ...

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The Kids Need to Work.

On the day I turned 16, my Dad bounced my head off my pillow, threw open the window curtains and shouted, “Get a job!” As a young man, I had a lot of jobs and I definitely learned some important life lessons. I learned responsibility, accountability, and what it means ...

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