March, 2012

What “Hunger Games” Can Teach Us

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It has come to my attention via one of my teenage daughters that there is a significant percentage of people out there who labor under the mistaken impression that Hunger Games is a Young Adult trilogy-cum-blockbuster by Suzanne Collins that stars among others Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci.

6 Kinds of People I would Never Hire


Small business owners often receive advice on what kind of people to be hired. However, there are certain kinds of people who if hired could do more harm than good. This article identifies six kinds of people to avoid while hiring: The Self-Promoters. Be careful about people who talk too much about themselves. Self-centric people are rarely good team players. They always work for their individual success and not for the company. The Exhibitionists.

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How to Get a Great Job Using Twitter


Twitter works. How do I know? The senior visual designer I work with, Kenneth James Hamer, got his job through Twitter. Five recent high quality applicants I had for an interaction designer position came through … Continued. Hiring Recruiting Process jobs socialmedia

Using Cohorts to Build Educator Communities of Practice


As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012 , "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms." " As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012 , "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms." " read more.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

HiringThing Secures $1M in Funding, Launches

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I''m happy to announce that HiringThing is now out of beta. Over the last few months we''ve been busy working with our beta accounts, adding new features and finalizing our product. Today, we are officially launching and offering a free trial to all new customers

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Delta’s Flexible Staffing: ‘Win-Win’ Or No Win?

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Delta Air Lines is the only domestic airline to use a flexible staffing program. The name is Ready Reserve, and it’s used to fill numerous operational positions at all of its hubs nationwide. The airline calls it a “win-win,” saying it helps better manage staffing levels.

Unemployed Need Not Apply!

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Out of work for more than a year? You just might be lazy. Or perhaps you prefer to be home. At any rate you may have lost too much to be useful to me anyway, so I’m not going to hire you. Is this the way you feel about the ranks of the unemployed at your staffing agency or HR department?

Managing Expectations In A Tighter Job Market

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Are you finding a gap between the true, current market value of a candidate, and what your client, or company, is willing to pay? Is the hiring process taking so long the really good candidates are long gone? The Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association recently held its 3rd annual Job Summit.

Winning The Talent War With Effective Job Posts

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Recruiting is a sales job, and a marketing job. And effective job posts are where everything begins.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Wanna Job? Give Me Your Facebook Password

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I have heard – and read – enough about social media to understand I shouldn’t post anything, anywhere, unless I would in fact be willing to share it with the whole world. But share my Facebook password with a recruiter or HR person during a job interview? No thank you.

The Reality Of Employer Branding

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Your employer brand is all about recruiting, right? Wrong, says Susan Strayer, founder of Exaqueo and head of talent strategy at Evviva. Instead, it’s all about the people, the organization and the story you’re telling, both to current – and future – employees.

Staff Like An Apple Store

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The Apple Store is an extension of the widely popular (and super chic) Apple brand.

How Do You Make Loyal Temps?

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At PlaneTechs , there are two types of customers: “customers that pay us and customers that we pay,” says David Pearson, the company’s president. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., recruits and places aviation technicians all over the country to work on both commercial and military aircraft.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Millennials And The Quest For ‘Meaningful Work’

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For really the first time in our nation’s history, four generations are employed together in the workplace. Although this multi-generational workforce discussion kind of got tabled in the midst of the economic downturn, it is bubbling to the surface again.

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How Your Tax Dollars Bought French Prostitutes for Government Bankers

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His Defense: ‘I didn’t know they were hookers’. In defense of Dominique Strauss-Kahn who now stands accused in Lille, France, of procuring prostitutes for himself and his government banking chums, there’s not a whole lot to do in Lille, France.

Is Your Career Site An Ugly Baby?

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Seinfeld. “The Hamptons.” ” Carol enters the Bay-bee’s room with Elaine and Jerry. Elaine: Oh, he’s a cute little shnugly baby. Carol: Isn’t he gorgeous? Elaine looks at baby, only to be frightened and turn away). Elaine: Ugghh. Carol: Is he gorgeous?

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People Who Have It Worse Than You At Work

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Okay, so it’s been a while since we have aggregated some fun photos from the workplace…images that should always make you feel good about what it is you are called on to do for a living. We don’t really have a good hook to hang these on.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 8, 2012

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Low-cost ways to show employees they’re highly valued. Fast Company]. United States: Can You Refuse To Hire A Felon? mondaq]. Active recruitment in Korea as Asia remains cautious – Robert Walters. MarketWatch]. Swedish CFOs budgeting for weaker krona this year. Fox Business].

The Real Reason We Have Unemployment

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Italy’s unemployment crisis has escalated out of control. Peter Schrank of the Economist tells why with this caricature of Prime Minister, Mario Monti. Is the USA really any different?


Staffing News Of The Day, March 23, 2012

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Executive placement firm Witt/Kieffer opening sports practice. Witt/Kieffer]. Belcan Staffing Solutions opens four new offices in first quarter. [PR]. For long-unemployed , hiring bias rears its head. The Wall Street Journal].

Undercover Warehouse Temp Tells Her Story

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I have worked at a few warehouses in my life. I still have a couple scars on my forearms from one of them — caused by repeated burning. Working there sucked bad.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

British Employment Entrepreneur Named World’s Youngest “Young Global Leader”

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Twenty-six-year-old entrepreneur Rajeeb Dey says we are in the midst of a youth employment crisis. So he decided to do something about it in the form of , a website that connects students and graduates to internships in startups and small companies.

“Okay Guy” on Calculating the Unemployment Rate

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Staffing News Of The Day, March 7, 2012

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Posing as job-seeker, man abducts staffer. A woman working at The Reserves Network staffing agency told officers a man came in asking what jobs were available Monday.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 12, 2012

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Recruiter casting call: do you have what it takes? The TLC network is seeking an outgoing, experienced recruiter based in New York to work with an upscale recruiting firm on a new TV docu-series.

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Emerging Regulations in the Age of AI

New legislation regulating data use and privacy is on the horizon in many parts of the world and could have ramifications for companies leveraging AI in talent assessment and selection. Waiting until laws regarding AI are crystallized in the legal system will slow down your growth — and your future-readiness. Although we don’t know exactly what data privacy laws will look like in the future, we do understand the principles behind them. Download this eBook to learn how your organization can benefit from the use of AI in talent processes while staying on the right side of legal and ethical considerations.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 26, 2012

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The American Staffing Association has offered FREE ASAPro Webinars: The Art and Process of the Conscious and Powerful Interview, How to Never Negotiate Direct Hire Fees Again, and Recruiting in the Cloud. Visit to register for these upcoming Webinars.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 6, 2012

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British recruitment company Michael Page said its market had stabilised after a turbulent 2011, as growth in regions like Asia and Latin America helped to offset a stagnant financial services sector weighed down by the euro zone crisis. “In

Force the Employed to Pay for All?

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This cartoon was somewhat anonymously submitted by ‘Nina’ of New York. Nina, if you’re out there, this was great. Send more!