Archive for April, 2010

Transformative Change, Relocation, and Cheap Sourcing Tactics

Did you see the contest to get a free trip to the #socialrecruiting summit?


Why Not Having a Plan Can Be the Best Plan of All

This weekend I went back to Princeton University, where I was a student over twenty years ago, to give a speech. As I traveled to the campus I remembered a single question that haunted my last few months of schooling: now what? I had no good answer. I didn't have a job.


True Cost of Ownership: Contingent vs. Retained

Search is expensive, exponentially so relative to the level of talent that you are seeking. A failed search is expensive; even more exponential is that cost relative to its particular need. Let’s talk through this one. You just made a hire. For the sake of round numbers and because it is too early in my day for me to break out my Ti 89 , let’s call this person a manager making $100,000 plus 15% target bonus.


Craigslist Recruitment Revenue to Jump This Year

A new report says Craigslist will bring in $65.3 million from job postings this year, an amount rivaled only by the $36.3 million take from its adult ad istings.


Win a Free Trip to the #socialrecruiting summit

The #socialrecruiting summit is coming up quickly and it is hard to not get excited about what we have lined up for all of our attendees. We have some great speakers and facilitators set to talk about some of the more practical applications of social recruiting. It is going to be held at Best Buy headquarters in Minneapolis and we’ll be hearing about how they use social media across their business


Curb Your Enthusiasm

Looking for a job as a recruiter ? After a long lean period, things are looking up. The long night has ended and we’re still here. It’s over. After two years of layoffs the economy is now creating more jobs than it’s losing


2010 Creative Excellence Awards

In our world, how you advertise and promote your company makes a huge difference, whether you are trying to attract college students or designing a new employee referral program. For more than 30 years, the Creative Excellence Awards have celebrated and recognized the forward-thinking people and advertising agencies behind the creation of such ads and promotional materials. With the 2010 Creative Excellence Awards only a little over six months away, we are gearing up toward announcing the 2010 CEA categories, and during the process we have realized that not much has changed with these categories in some time. So, after conversations with many of you and other internal discussions, we have put together what seems to be a more current list of categories, shifting from a less print-heavy concentration to more web-based and up-to-date understanding of new ways companies are advertising today. So here is one more chance to provide your feedback.


The Escape from Corporate America Mindset — Free NYC Event and Advice

Tonight, I am pleased to be speaking at a free Employaid event and mixer in New York City for career changers and those in transition . Employaid founder Barbara Poole and I will present information and resources to help you seize control over the next phase of your career — whether you’re an employee, a job searcher, or an entrepreneur


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