Archive | June, 2012

More on the vanishing cubicle: is it a good thing?

We recently wrote on the vanishing cubicle.  Then we came across this article that focuses on perhaps the best reasons for the gradual disappearing of the cubicle – collaboration and innovation. The old way promoted antisocial behavior and individual working, with workers popping their heads over the pegboard walls with the occasional question or request […]

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Not having any luck getting an interview? Could one of these things be holding you back?

If you believe you’ve got what it takes, but you’re noticing a pattern of rejection when it comes to job searching, don’t worry – you’re not alone.  And it doesn’t mean that you don’t have what it takes, not at all.  But it does mean you need to take a close look at your strategy […]

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Counterargument to the Skills Gap

As recruiters, we face the challenge every day of matching the right skills with the right job requirements, particularly during a time when there’s an obvious and growing talent gap.  We’ve written about it on our blog numerous times (just search “skills gap”).  Here’s an objection we’ve come across to the theory of the skills […]

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Pinterest for Recruiting?

No doubt, Pinterest has exploded over the past year, with more and more users, brands, and companies wanting a piece of the pie.  According to the below infographic, the majority of users are women age 25 to 54, with interests in fashion, PR, marketing, and graphic design to name a few.  Consumer products brands may […]

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What do employees want most?

At a recent ERE recruiting conference, Joel Spolsky spoke on the One Thing Employees Want Most. According to Joel, that’s opportunities to continue learning and growing in their career. Do you agree?  What are some other things employees look for in a job?  Perhaps: a boss and coworkers they work well with work they love […]

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Who is using what social media to recruit, and where?

U.S. recruiters are among the most active recruiters in the world using social media to source talent.  This recent report from Bullhorn looks at social recruiting by region and industry with some interesting findings. Recruiters post more jobs on LinkedIn than Facebook or Twitter, according to Bullhorn’s Social Recruiting in the U.S. report. Out of […]

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Innovation Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

How to Keep Innovating

Every CEO understands the importance of innovation, but few companies actually sustain a culture of innovation.  Why is this, and what can we do to ensure we continue to innovate as companies? As business grows, it becomes difficult for leaders to juggle maintaining creativity and innovation with the demands of a growing business.  Yet, innovation […]

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Despite challenges, things are looking good for the staffing industry.

Temp staffing revenue was up 17% in April, according to the latest Pulse Survey of 168 firms from SIA.  This rise is part of an uptick that’s been occurring since early 2011. With an increase in demand for temporary staffing, and a vocational skills shortage, staffing companies are in demand.  Yet with the current skills-jobs […]

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The right way to approach a cold call

In job seeking, recruiting, sales, or any other industry in which you need occasionally to reach out to strangers in hopes of obtaining an opportunity – so, pretty much every industry – many people have had to make the dreaded “cold call.” If you don’t take the right approach, the cold call can become quite […]

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