March 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Hello I am a Recruiter's Worst Nightmare

Interesting pronouncement but I assure you you that it did not come from my mouth to heaven's ears. Several years ago when I thought about trying to return to the full time corporate side of HR a seasoned recruiter made the comment after looking at my resume. He was basing this on the fact that since graduating from college I have been in a number of positions within a number of industries. But the statement is more telling of the state of the recruiting industry then it is of my skill…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 30, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Reporting, and metrixes a hidden land mine!!

Reporting, and metrixes a hidden land mine!!

I have done several postings on reporting and on metrixes. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

smile

Some people smile, who so totally get life, that smiling is all they know. Do you?

Added by thomas duffy on March 29, 2013 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

questions

Asking yes and no questions is a good way to start people talking but the only way to get real answers if if you use open ended question my favorite is Can you describe what your company is looking for and who would a 'good fit' might look like?" What is your favorite?

Added by thomas duffy on March 28, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

5 Hot Tips for Better Brand Recognition

You’re working on building your brand, as you know you should—but no matter what you do, you’re left feeling like your target audience isn’t connecting with your brand as well or as frequently as you’d like. Sound familiar? Hey, it’s a common feeling: that nagging in the back of…

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Added by Nora D. Richardson on March 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Saving The Hearts Of Women

I'm posting to ask for your support to help me save women's lives!....  Let me tell you a short story why ... the past few years have been quite a journey!

Saving the Heart of Women!



Since having kids I started to get interested in health. The process started with baby steps, asking questions, like how much sugar is good or bad for my kids, or should we eat organic?  Then came trying to help my friends and…

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Added by Andrew Van Valer on March 25, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Conversations with Investors – Chapter Three

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

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Jack Biddle, Co-Founder and General partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

In this series of articles, I describe interviews with investors in the Washington DC area. They range from angel investors to managing partners in well established funds. I have…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on March 25, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Growth Lesson

Labor & Insurance is probably the highest expense of your business. How about trying a new employment program that can save you money, but also generate productivity within your business? Recruiting interns from local colleges or recent graduates can be a boon to your business - and their careers.

Added by thomas duffy on March 22, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

Conversations with Investors - Chapter Two

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growethers

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J. S. Gamble, Founder and CEO, Montis Group, LLC

In this series of articles, I describe several discussions that I had with investors in the Washington DC area. They range from angel investors to senior partners in well established funds. I have known most of them for many years.…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on March 21, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Planning step

Lists of goals, tasks and objectives are of no help unless they're written. Putting your plans on paper makes a seemingly elusive goal more concrete. There's a connection that takes place between the brain and the hand. When you don't write it down, it's fuzzy, but as you write it and revise it, it becomes clear. 
 

Added by thomas duffy on March 21, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Conversations with Investors - Chapter One

Dr. Earl R. Smith II

Managing Partner, Growthers

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Jim Hunt of The MITA Group

In this series of articles, I will describe several discussions that I had with investors in the Washington DC area. They range from angel investors to senior partners in well established funds. I have known most of them for many years. That allowed us to…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on March 20, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Technical testing when and how to do it!!!

Technical testing when and how to do it!!!



Within the staffing community, Hiring teams (HT, (this consists of Hiring manager, and possible first and second level interviewers) and businesses themselves there has always been controversy over how do you determine the expertise level of…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 19, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Spring Colors 2013: Soothing Neutrals & Energizing Brights

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Fashion designers, artists, and other highly visual types are inspired by what they see in the world around them. So if they’re seeing a new color fashion trend in bloom this spring, get ready for more logos and graphics with these…

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Added by Nora D. Richardson on March 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Motivations

If your motivation is because "helping people" is a somewhat "under the radar" way to get the approval and validation from others we aren't able to give ourselves. 

Added by thomas duffy on March 19, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Accept yourself

The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. ~C. JoyBell C.

Added by thomas duffy on March 18, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Please do not judge a book by it's cover - The Marissa Mayer Edict Part II

Over the past almost 7 years that we have been blogging int he HR space we have made much about the bad decision by corporate management to rely solely on the recruitment of passive candidates to fulfill their talent management needs. Now Yahoo has reportedly taken this to a new level -  Not only can you not work outside the office, you have to have ivory tower credentials to boot. Lets get some facts out on the table right upfront less someone accuse me of not appreciating the efforts that…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 18, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

learning

Two of the most common ways to deal with mistakes are invariably fatal to high achievement. The first common but uneducated way to handle a mistake is the failure to accept it when it occurs. According to statistics, 70 percent of all decisions we make will be wrong. That's an average. This means that some people will fail more than 70 percent of the time, and some people will fail less. It is hard to believe that most of the decisions we make could turn out to be wrong in some way. 

Added by thomas duffy on March 18, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!

Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!







You read it right, there are actually companies out there who are putting up signs or including in



their job descriptions that the “unemployed need not apply”.







How pathetic, how disgusting, how wrong. The bad part…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 15, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Liablity or Asset- The Marissa Mayer Edict

It has been an interesting week between Marissa Mayer's clamp down on telecommuters at Yahoo and Sheryl Sandberg's pitch that women sabotage their own careers.In both arenas there seems to be a criterion missing. That criterion is how do you view your human capital in your organization - are they a liability or are they an asset? Let's look at the two events separately:

Marissa Mayer contends that in order to make Yahoo more productive she wants all human capital assets under one…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 12, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

Branding – The Capability Statement

In the first article of this series, I described how websites can result in unexpected branding. I received a lot of emails from CEOs as a result. Most were, for the first time, realizing that their company’s website was making it more difficult for them to join teams and win business outright. In this article I want to focus on an often ignored next step in branding – the capability statement.

Many CEOs believe that their company has a brand – whether they understand adequately what…

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Added by Dr. Earl R. Smith II on March 12, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

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