Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

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Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion, pointed out that the jobless rate in October was the lowest since February 2008. The post Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 appeared first on Rezoomo Blog. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell marginally to 5.3% in October.

….what to expect from your recruiter

Tony Beshara

most people don’t know what to expect from a recruiter…they will act like they do because the don’t want to appear ignorant…. there are at least 9 or 10 different types of recruiters and they often function very differently…retained search folks, contingency recruiters, “placers,” internal corporate recruiters…all work quite differently.

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…”well, my severance is about to run out”

Tony Beshara

…hello! …wake up! what employer is going to want to hire a candidate that says that the reason he started looking for a job is that his severance is about to run out… on top of that, the candidate put off looking for a job for four months, and in the next two months his severance will end, and so he has decided to look for a job… THINK THIS: “How does what I say appear to a perspective employer?

common sense

Tony Beshara

one of our candidates “rewrote” her resume…left off a three month short gig at a company 2 years ago…she has had too many jobs and figured it would be better to do that. well, she forgot to “update” her resume on linkedin…so, one of our clients got it…went to linkedin to see what he could find out about her…found the “old” resume and decided not to pursue her.

take any interview you can

Tony Beshara

i referred one of my candidates to a company…he knew the V.P. of sales, the guy he was suppose to interview with…they had worked together before. my candidate didn’t like the guy and told me he really didn’t want to go on the interview…after down right cajoling him, i got him to go…”you never know what might happen,” i said. well, he got to the interview and the V.P.

Recession Fears Slam UK Staffing Stocks

Staffing Talk

Turnover (British for 'Sales') increased 38% in the 4th quarter of 2008 for Michael Page, not bad but not enough to keep its stock from falling some 50% during that same period. UK staffing stocks fell sharply in the last three months despite strong earnings and revenue growth.

Merry Christmas from TempWorks

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Another "Not Invented Here" Software Development Saga

Staffing Talk

Staffing Software Talk readers know about the "Not Invented Here" syndrome that causes staffing companies to piss away big dollars on failed software projects. We see it often. It's so commonplace, so sad as to be funny.

Bert and Ernie Recruit with Twitter

Staffing Talk

Staffing and recruiting professionals slow to take up Twitter may be missing out on a great way to recruit and prospect. Ernie and Bert think so! Hey if two puppets could drum up activity for a staffing company with it so can you. Steps: Get an account at Twitter.com.

Recession Strategy: Put the Kids to Work

Staffing Talk

On-the-job experience trumps education any day of the week, so you have to be impressed with this approach to fighting the recession: Is this a joke? Not at all. It gets the responsibility-not-entitlement message across from the get-go.

Recession Strategy: Better Sales Training

Staffing Talk

Three ways for staffing leaders to fight the recession with sales training: Do sales. That's right, the best training is not training at all. Let your example be the training. Spend 50% of your time selling. People learn best by following an example.

Man and Car

Staffing Talk

For other work by Vladimir Nikolic, check out his website and especially this clip of the orthodox cross performed to techno-beat as inspired by my favorite mathematician Blaise Pascal who said “Kneel down, move your lips in prayer, and you will believe

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XKCD

Staffing Talk

So what does XKCD have to do with staffing software? Nothing, but you can buy a Linux-Cheat-Shirt at their store

Ben Stein's Wake Up Call to Return to Acting

Staffing Talk

Watch this clip and tell me Ben Stein might consider finding a hide-out for himself or at least returning to acting.

Big Draw at Minnesota Recruiters Conference

Staffing Talk

[link] In my never-ending quest to keep up with the different dimension of staffing software, I attended with 300 recruiters today a conference held at Best Buy here in the Twin City suburb of Richfield.

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Taleo Revisited

Staffing Talk

I have no bone to pick with Taleo other than that I plan for Tempworks to eat their lunch. And so it is that earlier this year I did the video post below on Taleo's acquisition of Vurv about which I received nastygrams from apparent Taleo fans.

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Acquisition Hangover at Larger Staffing Firms

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French Staffing Market Down 20%

Staffing Talk

[link] « Surtout dans l'industrie. Par exemple, un client qui avait une trentaine d'intérimaires a tout stoppé », constate Mélanie Gramatyka, responsable de l'agence. Industrial staffing has taken the biggest hit, she says.

Articulate Gartner Guy Says IT Crash Around the Corner

Staffing Talk

Most of my peers with IT companies say the same thing: business may be down but it's not like the crash of 2002. This Gartner consultant says that the crash is around the corner, it's just taking longer because its origins are in banking and credit and not in IT like in 2002.

A Great Tempworks Employee Moves On

Staffing Talk

Chris (center front) has helped Tempworks deliver phenomenal web service solutions to clients for several years and is moving on to a great opportunity. We threw him a going-away party at Joe Sensor's, the local sports bar. Best of luck, Chris

Adecco and Manpower Ban Press Contact in France

Staffing Talk

This article, from La Voix Du Nord , where my good college buddy and history buff Jean Francois Guybert works as a reporter, tells a grim story about the temporary staffing situation in Dunkirk.

How Different Is Your Staffing Company's Employment Brand?

Staffing Talk

Manpower used to have a strong employment brand. Its ads and systems supported themes like the White Glove Girl which drove it to success in office services despite eponymous roots in labor. Today most staffing companies seem to avoid differentiating on employment brand.

Link Staffing Bucking Trends

Staffing Talk

[link] “Link has a very comprehensive training program and I knew that I would be able to learn about how the staffing industry works.

Happy Holloween from Tempworks

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Darn Near Anybody Invited Including Competitors

Staffing Talk

Tempworks highlights its participation at the staffing shows by throwing a party for clients, prospects, the press and actually damn near anybody including competitors. In this picture, I share some laughs with our client Dan Ponce of the Industrial Labor Management Group.

Call-Em-All Alerts Workers About Jobs and More

Staffing Talk

Call-Em-All President, Brad Herrman, caught up with me at the show to talk about his service that calls workers, soccer Moms, voters and church members. It's got an easy 1-2-3 setup and an attractive transactional price

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Cute Kid Hides the Evidence (in French)

Staffing Talk

If you've spent half your life as I have vainly trying to perfect your French accent, it just doesn't seem fair that the good Lord lets a child figure it out in no time.

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Press Conference Highlights CRM Win Over Salesforce.com

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The Medici Effect by Franz Johansson

Staffing Talk

Franz gave a keynote at ASA in San Diego and talked up one of my favorite topics, the Medicis and the origins of the Renaissance.

Obama: Is It Trick or Is It Treat for Staffing Companies?

Staffing Talk

This is really scary stuff. Stay tuned for frightening changes in employment law after Obama gets elected. With majorities in both houses of Congress, little stands in the way an anti-employer onslaught.

The Latest in Background Check Technology

Staffing Talk

Larry Stair, Vice-President Strategic Alliances at Trak-1 of Tulsa, OK, explains the latest trends in background checks

No Sign of Recession Here

Staffing Talk

No sign of recession at the Tempworks booth despite a sparsely attended trade show in San Diego as customers and prospects gathered around for personalized demos. The company announced two contract wins ahead of its press conference

CRM Contract Win Over Salesforce to be Announced at ASA

Staffing Talk

[link] Tempworks will hold a press conference at the ASA show in San Diego to announce a CRM (customer-relationship-management) win over Salesforce.com.

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Origins of Banking Crisis Explained

Staffing Talk

Crisis explainer: Uncorking CDOs from Marketplace on Vimeo

French Staffing Market Crumbling

Staffing Talk

The caption below says that even the guru IT guys are looking for work at temp agencies. Here's the link

Illegal Temps Make France Strong, Have No Rights

Staffing Talk

It's no secret that the engine of economic success in France comes not from their socialist labor policies but from how easy it is to circumvent those policies. Pictured here are illegal temporary workers protesting their abysmal working conditions and complete lack of rights

Unilever Uses Temps to Fight Union in Pakistan

Staffing Talk

Here's the link

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