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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Pains of Recruiting, part 3

Here is the 3rd of 4 videos from Kevin Wheeler's session at ERE on the challenges of workforce planning and recruiting. In it a HR professional discusses the 'pains' his table came up with.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Pains of Recruiting, part 2

Here is the 2nd of 4 videos from Kevin Wheeler's session at ERE on the challenges of workforce planning and recruiting.

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Monday, October 29, 2007


Pains of Recruiting, part 1

At the ERE conference I sat in on a sessions led by Kevin Wheeler about the challenges of recruiting and workforce planning. He had each table come up with their own "pains". Here is the first of 4 videos from that session. I thought other recruiters would find it interesting.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007


100 ways for finding, attracting and retaining women

HRworld put together a nice post with 100 links for finding, attracting and retaining women.

Women are a powerful and valuable force in today's workplace. They represent some of the best and brightest that industry has to offer, but many organizations aren't set up to properly attract and retain them. Check out these resources that will help you recruit and retain talented female employees.



Video: Dr. John Sullivan

John Sullivan is one of my HR Heroes. He speaks the truth about human resources. Sometimes his views get him in trouble with the establishment but his ideas and beliefs are what HR needs to hear if they want to become a player. At the recent ERE expo I interviewed him after his presentation.

Part I

Part II

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Odd things I learned at ERE

Last week's ERE fall expo was an interesting experience. I had some great conversations, heard lots of stories and met interesting people. But these 4 things were perhaps the oddest stuff I heard all week.

1. I actually met a 22 year old who DOESN'T have either a MySpace page or Facebook profile.

2. I learned a new word called "drunk-texting" (no, it wasn't me)

3. One twenty-something female I met admitted to texting 6500 times in one month. (that's mind boggling)

4. A vendor told me the story of how he found his latest sales person --- at a bar. Talk about innovative sourcing! A sales manager was at a bar after work with some colleagues. They struck up a conversation with another group of people who were having a good time. One of them was a 27 year old woman who sold radio advertising. He gave her his card and she looked him up a few days later. He offered her a job.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Video: Joel Cheesman on the Hotseat

I thought it was time to turn the tables on Joel Cheesman at ERE last week. So i put him on the Hotseat and he sounds off on the future of Monster, Jobster, Job Boards, SEO and his beloved Indians. Fortunately for him he did not predict an Indians victory. Turns out that was a good idea.

Part 1

Part 2

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The most interesting phrase overheard at ERE

On friday morning, the last day of the ERE expo, I went down to grab a quick breakfast before my morning train back home. I picked up a croissant and heard Neal Bruce of Monster speaking in the main room. So I stepped in.

He was having the sparse crowd recite some phrases about recruiting/monster when he told the crowd to chant;

"Joel Cheesman Secretly loves Monster."

And the crowd went along.

Alas, I dont think Joel was there to hear it.

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Monday, October 22, 2007


ERE: the job boards

A look at the various job board booths at recent ERE Expo in Washington DC.



Video: Jason Davis Q&A

Jason Davis of sits on the Hotseat. Oh yeah, he also won the charity poker tournament, again!

Filmed at ERE Expo.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007


ERE, the pics



Random video from ERE

By all accounts the ERE show in DC was a terrific event. The city was great. The hotel was first class and there was plenty of interesting conversation. It's size is very manageable. Not too big (like shrm) or too small like some other conferences. The ERE staff told me about 1,000 people were there (including those from about 100 vendors). I hope to attend the next one in San Diego.

Here's a brief video with a few of the sites and sounds including the expo setup and a few of the speakers.


Thursday, October 18, 2007


ERE going strong

Today was a busy day. Lots of sessions, exhibit hall opened and met tons of interesting recruiters and HR folks. I'll have upcoming videoes of:
And a host of others. Look for them starting monday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


RecruitingFly HOTSEAT: Dave Manaster

The RecruitingFly guy puts David Manaster on the HOTSEAT.

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Monday, October 15, 2007


Taking the train to the recruiter's game

Tomorrow I'm taking my first Amtrak Acela to Washington DC to attend the ERE fall expo. I am shunning the plane in favor of the train. As I start to travel more I am realizing that the experience of flying sucks. So a short drive to my local train station is in order. I'm looking forward to a relaxing ride with no long security lines.

While at the expo I'll be doing lots of interviews with recruiting leaders and taking lots of video from the expo floor. So stay tuned to this blog for some interesting recruiter content.

Now if I could only get my Redskins to get back on track, but that's another story.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


New ATS tool: Catch the Best

Here's a new low cost ATS tool that is targeting small businesses. According to their founder, Benjamin Curtis;

Catch the Best is a collaborative applicant tracking system (ATS) built just for small businesses. Basically, that means it gives you a place to track your job postings and the applicants for your open positions, but without all the extra junk (and extra cost!) that you get from the guys trying to sell you an "enterprise-class" product.


Monday, October 08, 2007


Next gen recruiting podcast

Recently I listened to Lou Adler's podcast on next generation recruiting techniques. It was a good listen so I wanted to pass it along. You'll have to register first to hear it. Here's the link.


Thursday, October 04, 2007


Aquent's YouTube Job ad

Staffing firm Aquent just put out their first video job ad on YouTube. Here's a look:

Not a bad first attempt. Most of the background stunts were a little corny but I like how they involved everyone in the office. And they shot it in multiple locations so you can see the office environment. Most importantly the last shot tells job seekers how to apply.

I'll give it a grade of: B minus.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Quoted in Workforce Magazine

Workforce Magazine has a new article out in which I'm quoted for Jobs in Pods.

Job Boards Tap Facebook For Gen Y Workers

Recruiters are getting a vital new tool to hire Generation Y workers as major job boards such as CareerBuilder, Jobster, Yahoo HotJobs, and begin linking to the social networking site Facebook.

Read it here >>

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Monster spamming the Irish

Luck of the Irish?

Michele Neylon, a blogger from Ireland says Monster is spamming him. Worse, now they're trying to cover their tracks.

I guess there's no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.

(ok that was lame, but I couldn't think of another anecdote!)


Monday, October 01, 2007


New recruiter blog: Top Recruiter Tips

Written by 15 year recruitment veteran, Kimberly Schenk, Top Recruiter Tips will offer tips, strategies, and articles designed to help you make more placements!

About the Author
I'm an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience as an Executive Recruiter and trainer. I have owned, managed, and sold a variety of businesses and am dedicated to helping professional Recruiters reap all the rewards available in this wonderful profession. Fundamental training in recruiting methods and principles is critical to long term success as a top Recruiter!



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