Your Career Site's Secret Weapon: Style

ClearCompany Recruiting

Over the years, I''ve seen some bad career sites. I don''t mean just a little sloppy, I mean honest to goodness embarrassing pages that send potential candidates running for the hills. Recruiting Attracting Talent Job Descriptions Career Sites

Recruiting Leadership Lab – Nov 7-8, 2013

Recruiting Toolbox

I’m excited to announce our 2013 US Recruiting Leadership Lab. Date: November 7-8, 2013. It’s a 2-day, scenario-based workshop to help Corporate Recruiting Managers improve their ability to build and deploy recruiting strategies, influence execs, build business cases, drive change, and help their recruiters become more strategic, consultative recruiting partners. “It It was the best workshop I have ever taken for my own career development.”. -


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Portugal 2013 road-trip gallery


Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

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Staffing News of the Day, November 4, 2013

Staffing Talk

ID Medical has been crowned ‘ Best Recruitment Company to Work for ’ at the Recruitment International Awards 2013 [PR Web]. BlackBerry abandons sales process as CEO steps down [Chron]. Explosive new report confirms decision among staffers not to test before launch was political [Forbes]. Randstad: American confidence in economy /job market drops in October, alongside an increase in “personal confidence” [PR Newswire].

LinkedIn Talent Connect Conference – Las Vegas – Oct 16-17, 2013

Recruiting Toolbox

Date: October 17, 2013 – panel, 11:30am PT. Location: Las Vegas MGM. Session: Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon. John Vlastelica Founder & Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. Many recruiting leaders know that hiring managers are the key to recruitment success, but getting hiring managers to be the talent leaders we need them to be isn’t easy.

The Biggest Staffing Talk Losers of 2013

Staffing Talk

As we prepare to close out 2013, we thought we would comb through the Staffing Talk archives to highlight some of the staffing lowlights of the year. It should make for some light and entertaining holiday reading. Here they are: The hiring manager who made a candidate wait for an interview for 45 minutes , and then took a series of phone calls once the interview commenced, including scheduling a time with the cable TV installer to come to their home.

Promising Better Data Security with ISO 27001:2013 Certification


RChilli is proud to announce that it is ISO 27001:2013 certified now. Resume Parser ISO datasecurity

Can't-Miss Sessions at the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Forum One

First, I am helping to organize the following by Forum One staff: Are you attending the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis this week? Well, here I am, once again, at another Nonprofit Technology Conference. This time, I''m in snowy Minneapolis. I''ve attended six – seven? I''ve lost count – NTC events over the past ten years. Each is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow innovators who are pusing forward the important missions of nonprofit organizations.

Staffing News of the Day, December 20, 2013

Staffing Talk

Nearly 70 percent of employees will not take all their vacation in 2013 [PR Newswire]. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent rate from July through September [Sacramento Bee]. Express Employment Professionals CEO pens seven predictions for the 2014 job market [SIA]. Jobless rate plunged in New Jersey “solely because people gave up looking for work” [NJ]. Even if Amazon wanted to replace human workers with machines, could they ? Wired].

Staffing News of the Day, December 16, 2013

Staffing Talk

Accountemps Acorn Alan Mulally Amazon AZ Central BBC Bloomberg CamperForce Cherokee Cherokee Phoenix Computer World Dallas News EIN News Eliassen Group Fast Company GED hiring veterans Mashable MasterCard Microsoft Montreal Gazette Not always recruiting engineers meme PR Newswire San Jose Mercury News Staffing Industry Analysts State Journal Top 25 universities to work for 2013 infographic

Staffing News of the Day, December 11, 2013

Staffing Talk

Congress may pass Family & Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 to allow employees to earn money while addressing serious health issues/births [Bennington Banner]. Responsible” was the most overused buzzword on LinkedIn profiles in 2013 [Web Pro News]. Congress gets job done for once and strikes budget deal to avoid another shutdown in January [ABC News].

Staffing News of the Day, March 4, 2013

Staffing Talk

Express Employment Professionals to host 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast in Houston [Your Houston News]. News 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast Amazon Businessweek Capital Gazette CSB Group Cyber Security ERE Express Employment Professionals Harlem Shake How Monday looks meme Huffington Post Inc. Economists say persistent long-term unemployment is starting to mend [Businessweek].

Pieces of Me – March 29, 2013 Edition

Unbridled Talent

Upcoming Goodness: On April 11, 2013, I’ll be hosting the Sourcing and Recruiting Social Summit 2013 in Washington, DC. “Pieces of Me” is a regular feature here on the blog, where I’ll share a bit of what’s happening, what’s kicking around in my head, resources I’d like to bring to your attention and a peek into the world as I see it – through lenses colored by Human Resources, Recruiting, Leadership and Career Development.

Staffing News Of The Day, January 3, 2013

Staffing Talk

Employee Retention Crucial in 2013; Glassdoor Survey Reveals Nearly One in Five Will Look for New Job in Next 3 Months. Reminder: OSHA Recordkeeping Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1, 2013. Private Sector Adds 215K Jobs in December. FOX Business]. Job Gains Lure Investors to Employment-Services Stocks. Bloomberg]. Marketwire]. MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”) announced that it has made a significant equity investment in All Systems Holding LLC.

Staffing News of the Day, March 21, 2013

Staffing Talk

Express Employment Professionals to host 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast on April 17 [International Business Times]. Claims for jobless benefits actually rose by 2,000 last week, yet still cling near 5-year low [Market Watch]. Proposal would prohibit staffing firms from bringing in H-1B talent [Staffing Industry Analysts].

Staffing News of the Day, February 8, 2013

Staffing Talk

Inavero & CareerBuilder release the 2013 Best Of Staffing list for service excellence. The states people are fleeing in 2013 [Forbes]. Restaurant job growth hit 17-year high in 2012, and is third-largest job creator [PR Newswire]. Canadian jobs market flattens in January, unemployment rises [Reuters]. ACA hasn’t caused a shift toward part-time , as some anticipated [Star Tribune]. A breakdown of an employer’s legal obligations when putting a veteran to work [Mondaq].

Staffing News of the Day, October 23, 2013

Staffing Talk

News 2013 Most Influential Recruiter List Biz Journals CNN CTG Economix Employment Plus ERE Fox 8 government shutdown New Orleans Police Department Our work generations infographic Press Europ recruiter Robert Half Sacramento Bee Staffing Industry Analysts stupid brain meme TempWorks WKYT WSJ WWLTV Staffing firms accounted for 20,000 of the 148,000 jobs added last month, indicating businesses hunger for efficiency [WSJ]. The U.S.

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Staffing News of the Day, February 21, 2013

Staffing Talk

46% of companies plan to hire additional customer experience professionals in 2013, up 6% from last year [PR Newswire]. Chamber of Commerce gives Irving Express Employment Professionals honor of 2013 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award [Irving Weekly]. 23% of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job , the highest measurement since 2008 [Gallup]. Demands of job at stress ball-packing plant provoke disgruntled temporary employee to punch boss in face [Huffington Post].

Staffing News of the Day, February 26, 2013

Staffing Talk

Express Employment Professionals makes Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing list for fourth straight year [Braintree Patch]. How the Affordable Care Act will affect your staffing firm in 2014 [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Yahoo CEO’s new “no remote” work policy spurs frustration among employees and recruitment by competitors via Twitter [Business News Daily]. Temporary staffing revenue growth accelerated to 15% in January, but other indicators slipped [Staffing Industry Analysts].

Staffing News Of The Day, January 8, 2013

Staffing Talk

New analysis of China’s economy in 2012 has pundits predicting a likewise slow 2013 for the world’s second-largest economy [International Business Times]. Staffing Robot suggests 10 solid marketing strategies for staffing firms in 2013 … and not all of them are related to social media! Michael Page announced today that its CEO has been appointed to a non-executive director position at the department store Debenhams [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Rhode Island paid $13.1

Staffing News of the Day, March 6, 2013

Staffing Talk

14% of CIOs plan to expand their IT staffs in second quarter of 2013 [Dispatch]. Best Buy workers say goodbye to working from home , following Yahoo’s example [USA Today]. adds 198,000 private-sector jobs in February [Market Watch]. 18 predictions for the staffing industry in 2018 [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Nissan union speaks out against election intimidation and excessive use of temporary workers who do the same work for less [Detroit News].

What I Learned About Life and Business by Biking Across the Country

Forum One

Over eight weeks in the summer of 2013, my son and I cycled 3,700 miles across the country, from San Francisco back home to Alexandria, Virginia. Over eight weeks in the summer of 2013, Forum One CEO Chris Wolz and his son cycled 3,700 miles across the country, from San Francisco back home to Alexandria, Virginia. The trip was something my son Alex had long been dreaming of and planning to do since graduating from high school.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013: Our Reflections and Predictions for the Future

Forum One

Last week, at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis , Forum One attendees were busy making the most of the annual nationwide meet up of technologists and non-profiteers. Our conference presentations included data strategy, mobile strategy, Drupal upgrades, and Drupal Administration. Last week at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Forum One attendees were busy making the most of the annual nationwide meet up of technologists and nonprofiteers.

Staffing News of the Day, February 18, 2013

Staffing Talk

5 health care recruiting trends for 2013 [HR News Daily]. Amazon fires security guards who intimidated temp workers at German center, while the staffing company that supplied them may lose their licensing [The Washington Post & Staffing Industry Analysts]. According to a new workforce trends study , 80% of US employers will sustain or increase hiring levels [Yoh].

Staffing News of the Day, March 19, 2013

Staffing Talk

Top 2013 priority for HR leaders in North America is having a solid recruitment and talent acquisition strategy [Market Watch]. In January, California and Rhode Island tied for last place at 9.8% unemployed ; North Dakota soars at 3.3% [LA Times]. Gender imbalance comes to light at Senate hearing: more men have H-1B visas because “companies prefer to hire men over women” [Inside Bay Area].

Staffing News of the Day, January 15, 2013

Staffing Talk

Five sourcing resolutions for 2013 [Fistful of Talent]. IRS tells employers there’s no circumventing ObamaCare [The New American]. Michael Page reported a drop in profits for 2012, and expects the first quarter to be challenging as well [Daily Post]. The most promising industry for hiring in Australia is IT, according to Hudson recruitment agency [ARN]. IT unemployment rates remain low and job rates outpace growth in other industries [ComputerWorld].

Staffing News of the Day, January 24, 2013

Staffing Talk

The newly released annual economic outlook says payroll tax hike and federal spending restraints will slow the US economy early on, but the second half of 2013 will bring lots of growth [Bloomberg]. New guidance released by U.S. Treasury Department to assist employers with health care reform requirements [JD Supra].

Staffing News of the Day, July 12, 2013

Staffing Talk

35% of CIOs plan to hire new IT grads in 2013, according to Robert Half Technology [Staffing Industry Analysts]. France investigates activities of Adecco, ManpowerGroup, and Randstad [Staffing Industry Analysts]. CareerBuilder says employment rates will hold steady while temp and contract hiring increase 10% [Chicago Business Journal]. Illini Precast, a concrete fabricator, must pay female laborer $27,682 after turning her away due to sex [HR BLR].

Staffing News of the Day, May 7, 2013

Staffing Talk

eQuest wins 2013 TekTonic Award for its Big Data for HR services [PR Web]. Amazon could owe workers more than $100 million in back wages/penalties for unpaid time spent in security lines [Security Info Watch]. It’s National Nurses Week. Let’s talk the serious nurse shortage that will occur as our population ages [Poughkeepsie Journal]. Man who embezzled more than $100,000 from Staffing Consultants turned himself in [Black Mountain News].

Recruitment Predictions for 2013

Hiring Thing

Ok, so maybe I''m a little late to the game with predictions for 2013. But unlike so many resolutions that occur at the beginning of the year, I wanted to analyze the recruitment trends to make sure that the chances for these results fare better than your attempts to make more visits to the gym

Staffing News of the Day, September 20, 2013

Staffing Talk

Petroleum engineering ranks as the highest-paid college major, with 2013 grads receiving an average starting salary of $96,200, according to this new college grads salary survey. Hiring managers, are you the last to know your recruiting strategy may not be working as well as you think ? Here are some reasons why it may not be working. Huffington Post]. What is your workplace like? Does your office resemble a scene out of Game of Thrones ?

Staffing News of the Day, March 15, 2013

Staffing Talk

Florida healthcare staffing firm Avant will pay $27,750 to resolve charges for discriminatory job postings [HR BLR]. Day & Zimmerman NPS, supplier of services to the power industry, resolve racial discrimination harassment scandal with $190,000 [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]. GOP congressmen aim to eliminate “overlap” in 35 job training programs through SKILLS Act [WVNS TV].

Staffing News of the Day, March 13, 2013

Staffing Talk

North Carolina mandates E-Verify among some employers [WRAL TechWire]. TheLadders is being sued in NY district court for questionable online job-application practices [PBS]. IT employment still growing “briskly” [Sacramento Bee]. Two CA entrepreneurs plan to park cruise ship in the Pacific, where talented foreigners could live and work in order to bypass lagging visa laws [LA Times].

Staffing News of the Day, December 18, 2013

Staffing Talk

Temp worker is crushed to death at Amazon sorting facility in New Jersey; OSHA investigates [USA Today]. Federal job satisfaction plummets to 10-year low. Compare that to private sector satisfaction, which rose slightly [Next Gov]. Plunked in the middle of the week, Christmas on Wednesday is a test for employers /employees [Detroit Free Press]. Outspoken socialist won Seattle City Council seat on promise to boost pay to $15/hr [Komo News]. Madison, Wis.

Staffing News of the Day, February 28, 2013

Staffing Talk

Pro Staff (Atterro) gets proactive on ACA by offering insurance coverage to eligible temp workers [Houston Chronicle]. Tech companies: gay marriage ban has negative affect on recruitment [C Net]. tops list of most trafficked job sites for Americans [ERE]. Manager of a city-owned, NY golf club funnels hundreds of thousands of dollars away from city through staffing company [The Tennessean].

Staffing News of the Day, February 22, 2013

Staffing Talk

Labor groups and businesses lay out shared goals of immigration reform [The New York Times]. Businesses need Linux IT pros…they need them now… and they’ll shell out big bucks to land them [ZD Net]. Leader provider of ATS,, simplifies nurse recruitment by integrating Prophecy Healthcare Assessments [Digital Journal]. On Assignment focuses on supplying math and science workers , grows faster than “most publicly traded staffing companies” [Investing Daily].

Staffing News of the Day, March 8, 2013

Staffing Talk

Jobless rate falls to four-year low of 7.7% in February [Bloomberg]. Online advertised job vacancies fell 44,000 last month [The Conference Board]. American workforce has shifted dramatically in 20 years [CBS News]. Staffing agency owner will spend over a year in prison for employing illegals [PR Dispatch]. Among white collar workers, temp work and skill shortages are up while salaries are down [Source Wire].

Staffing News of the Day, November 21, 2013

Staffing Talk

Number of wage and hour settlements (as well as total spending) trend downward in 2013 [SIA]. Jobless claims fall by 21,000 – the biggest drop in three months & the lowest level in two months [Market Watch]. This is about money for them. This is about safety for us:” workers at all University of California hospitals went on strike yesterday [CBS Local]. No charges have been made yet against a medical practice that fired an employee who was on jury duty [Journal Gazette].

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Staffing News of the Day, September 16, 2013

Staffing Talk

1,000 U.S. businesses are notified they must verify workers’ employment status.[Wall Wall Street Journal]. Affordable Care Act’s special rules for grandfathered and self-insured health plans. [JD JD Supra]. Tom Golisano, the founder of payroll processing giant Paychex makes the Forbes 400 list of richest people in America. Forbes]. Silicon Valley start-up Box teams up with Google Docs creator and former Microsoft Office leader to create “document engine of the future.” Wired].

Staffing Talk News of the Day, September 13, 2013

Staffing Talk

Co-working offers another option for a remote workforce. Forbes]. Labor unions criticize Affordable Care Act. New York Times]. Canadian hospital uses controversy over religious symbols in recruiting new health care workers. The Star]. Average salaries for new college grads increases. NACE]. What does it mean when companies get 80% of their value from 20% of their employees ? Fast Company]. Be careful about those recommendations you make for others on LinkedIn. CNNMoney].