Sat.Oct 05, 2013 - Fri.Oct 11, 2013

Making Your First Hire


We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right.

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Temp Employee of the Year Does the Unthinkable

Staffing Talk

As staffing professionals, it’s easy to get frustrated at the people who let us down. After all, from that first point of contact to the day they start their first work assignment, we have a lot of time, and sometimes emotion, invested in them.

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Introducing Jobvite Video – Your Video Interviewing Solution


Are you ready for your close up? If you’re at HR Tech this week—and I sincerely hope you are—I invite you to come by booth #325. Not only will you be able to see Jobvite’s … Continued.

ComNetwork Gumbo


Recently I attended the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, and had the opportunity to cover the event as a guest blogger with Philanthropy411.

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!

In-house Physician Recruiting Tips from an Ex-contingency Recruiter

Hospital Recruiting

Tip #1 Always Share Financial Information About Your Jobs. Although both in-house physician recruiters and contingency based physician recruiters share the primary objective of placing physicians into jobs, some of the methods they use to achieve these goals are very different. Both types of physician recruiters must source candidates, prescreen and interview them, schedule interviews with others, and do a lot of follow up with all of the involved parties.

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HR Tech Delivers on Promise of “Awesome” and SMAC Talk


The annual HR Tech show, a favorite of many in the world of technologies surrounding the human capital management space, wrapped up its second Las Vegas appearance this past week. The event provides a revue for software creators, the analyst community and the end users to see all the newest innovation and share end user […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers

"Getting Going with Mobile!" Our Workshop from the Communications Network


Recently I attended the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, and had the opportunity to cover the event as a guest blogger with Philanthropy411. Coverage on how-to get started with mobile from the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference. read more. Influence Mobile

Contractor: Staffing Agencies Will Spell Downfall of Google

Staffing Talk

An embittered Google contractor recently took to the blogosphere to sound off on what it’s really like to work at the revered tech company. Raphaela Weissman was contracted through a staffing agency at one of Google’s peripheral offices near Seattle.

Visionary Staffing Firm Shares a Secret

Staffing Talk

We all know about the growth of mobile. But do you think of mobile as being a catalyst for the growth of your staffing company? Bill Peppler, managing partner of Florida-based Kavaliro Staffing Services has thought about it, and what he’s found has helped propel Kavaliro to the Inc.

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.

Is This Truly The Worst Cover Letter Ever?

Staffing Talk

Cover letters. Big subject, right? We all know the tips about how to write great ones that get you noticed. We’ve all read plenty of them ourselves; the good, the bad and the ugly. We’ve long heard about the death of the cover letter – and the resume.

Wen It Comes To Happiness, Time With Children Beats Time At Work

Staffing Talk

Moms are more tired – and fulfilled – than dads. Both parents find caring for their children to be more exhausting than the work they do for pay. And parents find more meaning in the time they spend with their children than in the time they spend at work.

5 Must-Do’s At Staffing World

Staffing Talk

The theme park capital of the world turns into the staffing industry capital this week as Staffing World , the largest, most comprehensive staffing convention in the country opens in Orlando.

An Open Letter to America’s Companies: Give Your Part-Time Staff a Hand

Staffing Talk

It’s no secret that more and more businesses are switching to a part-time workforce.

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.

Obama Official Fails In Attempt To Sell ACA To Younger Audience

Staffing Talk

It probably sounded like a good idea at the pitch meeting.

Recruiting the Homeless in Barcelona

Staffing Talk

Talent can literally be anywhere you look. That’s the attitude behind a new venture in Barcelona that puts the city’s homeless in charge of historic walking tours. Who better to show you around the streets of Barcelona than someone who has lived on those very streets?”

Staffing News of the Day, October 11, 2013

Staffing Talk

Fortune releases annual list of 50 most powerful women in business [CNN Money]. Thousands of workers may be forced to leave country as visas expire amid shutdown [KALW]. Apple is poaching BlackBerry employees as the rival tech giant flounders [All Things D].

Staffing News of the Day, October 8, 2013

Staffing Talk

Survey shows ACA hasn’t impacted hiring plans at 78 percent of firms [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Opinion: “This stupid government shutdown could improve the perception of federal employees ” [Washington Post].

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, October 10, 2013

Staffing Talk

WeGoLook, Zarrly, Fiverr, TaskRabbit, (etc.) help provide government workers with temp gigs [PR Web]. Shutdown blamed for spike in jobless claims , which reached a six-month high [Market Watch].

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Staffing News of the Day, October 9, 2013

Staffing Talk

CIA director calls back some furloughed employees to reduce national threat to safety, and a salmonella outbreak forces CDC to lift its furlough [Washington Post]. Warehouse workers sue to collect wages for time they spent passing through security [Citizens Voice].

Staffing News of the Day, October 7, 2013

Staffing Talk, which went live last Thursday as a job resource for furloughed feds, already crashed twice from high demand [Business Insider]. On Saturday, the House passed a bill that will give 800,000 federal workers retroactive pay [CBS Local].

Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect


This year we had a marathon week in Las Vegas with back to back HR technology conferences and lots to share. In this blog I will highlight some of my thoughts on where the HR technology markets are going. The HR Technology Conference was bigger than ever (8,000 people apparently) and most of the […]. Assessment & Screening HR Service Delivery Providers Learning Providers People Analytics Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers

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.

No “Relevant” Work History? No Problem.

Staffing Talk

. If they graduated in three years rather than four. If they have a good reason they didn’t graduate. If they survive the coffee scenario. If they’re passionate about playing the violin or writing short stories or something that doesn’t require a suit and tie.