(with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres) …
Brand Strategy. Brand Energy.
Added by Ellen Levinas on December 31, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments
I admit it I have an addiction. Back in 2001 I was introduced to the writings of Kathleen O'Neal Gear and her husband W. Michael Gear who have written a series of 23 historical fiction books centered around the lives of the North American Native Americans(http://www.gear-gear.com)They are fast reads but full of twists and turns. Their latest one is called People of the Back Sun in which the Standing Stone village is manned by about 400 warriors and they…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 29, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments
The Ever expanding staffing function!!!
So this is going to be the start of a 5 part series in the expansion of the staffing function. What I mean by expanding is not that we as staffing professional are expanding what we do, although that will be a subject of future posts. But rather that the SLC((Staffing Lifecycle)see past…
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Here we are on the weekend before Christmas and the Iowa Supreme Court handed us an early "gift" Before I explain what the gift was, let me take you back in time to when Bobby Darin was still performing and he sag the following words:
"WelI … I don’t know what you got But it’s got me and baby I’m hooked Like a fish in the sea. You make angles call from above. You could make the Devil fall in love. An-a … who-o-o wouldn’t fall for irresistible you."
Over the past several decades…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 23, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
Every time you stop for a distraction, it takes you 8 to 20 minutes to refocus and get back to where you were before you got distracted. Every time. Distractions are a common problem in most workplaces, and are an especially pesky problem for freelancers, solopreneurs, and others who work from home.
It’s time to take charge of those distractions—and just in time for the New Year. This month on The Branding Spot, we’ll be focusing on, well, focusing!
Research - To find it, you must understand it!!!!!
Research Comes First – Research is the key to success for any great sourcer. Research to learn what you are looking for, what it might be called or known as, and were it might be found. Research is the beginning step for all great sourcers. Every great sourcer should have an organized library of…
This afternoon we continued our family tradition and attended a performance by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra who introduced a new show entitled the Lost Christmas Eve. The center piece of the performance was a story of a business man who years earlier had the unfortunate luck of losing his wife during child birth and having a supposedly disabled child who he essentially disowned. It was a fitting response to some of the feelings that I have undergone in the last 48…
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 15, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments
The secret to having a resume that is searchable!!!
As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge database, were the recruiter then searches based on skills and buzz words. The problem is of course sometimes it is hard to know what words they will search on, and without these words in your resume someplace, you resume may not get pulled as…
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 13, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments
It’s a small world after all, and the Pyramids!!
I know what you are thinking, what does a Disney song; have to do with the Pyramids? Well the connection is really very simple.
Let’s start with the pyramids, or the premise of a pyramid. There is an old adage, if you tell a secret to someone, they will tell someone else, who will tell 2 more who…
I recently was involved in a conference call with a prospective client who was asking me whether I would be available to come speak to their office meeting about how the staff could work closer with corporate HR professionals. I got off the call and began to look back to the time in my career when I was in the external recruiter's seat and what was important to me to establish that relationship.
So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts.
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 6, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments
We have just recently undergone a decisive election era in which some very strong views have been expressed. Some of those comments made me take a moment and reflect on the status of diversity within this country and the workplace in particular.
One of the facts that became abundantly clear is that there is a dramatic change in the demographics of the society in which we live. Change is tough but when the majority suddenly finds itself in the minority it raises a wide range of…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 2, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments