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Manpower Takes Action to Empower Survivors of Human Trafficking

When preparing for a job interview, do you scheme ways to shift attention away from your perpetual tendency to quit jobs every nine months or your incomplete coursework from the mid-nineties?  There are plenty of difficult things we are forced to confront when looking that potential employer in the eye.  Imagine, however, that you are looking for work after surviving an adulthood marked by sex...

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Fewer Promotions for American Workers

In the current economy, many workers are resigned to staying in their current places of employment until opportunity knocks sometime down the road.  This hunkering down may take many different forms-- from a heightened effort to getting along with that cranky co-worker to asking a boss for additional responsibilities.  Does this loyalty to one's employer have beneficial, fiscal results for...

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556,000 No Longer Unemployed as of December 2010

During the month of December alone, 556,000 people ceased to be unemployed-- dropping the unemployment rate by 9.4 percent.  Those who benefited the most from this shift were adult men and white people.  When examining the data, the United States Department of Labor found little change in the unemployment rates of other demographic groups.  One oft-forgotten group that shoulders a staggering...

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TweetMyJobs and myStaffingPro Launch JobBurst

TweetMyJobs, a social media job board, and myStaffingPro, an applicant tracking system, announced they have joined forces to provide recruiters with greater access to social media job posting and applicant tracking capabilities.  The new JobBurst software will enable recruiters to manage the social media distribution of all their jobs from a single control panel. Gary Zukowski, CEO of...

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Dangerous Jobs: Mining Fatalities Skyrocket in 2010

In the 1946 folk song "Dark as a Dungeon" by Merle Travis, the singer laments about life working in the coal mines.  "It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew, / Where danger is double and pleasures are few..."  Unfortunately the danger of working in the mines remains perilous in the twenty-first century - you can count it still in the top most dangerous jobs. According to the U.S....

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The U.S. Labor Department Busts Joe's Jeans

Have you ever received a phone call from someone you placed who wound up working under unfit conditions?  It's comforting to know that maltreated workers can sometimes find justice. In California, the clothing manufacturer Joe's Jeans decided to violate labor laws.  They eschewed the minimum wage requirements, preferring to pay their workers on a piece to piece basis.  By paying workers...

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FCC Challenged to Further Combat "Bill Shock"

Successful recruiters keep their fingers close to the Internet, so that they can be among the first to know who needs new employees. Recruiters also tend to be voracious mobile users, as it is a recruiter's job to talk to people constantly.  Unfortunately, this winning attribute of the recruiter is often costly.  What seems like a solid and clear mobile plan too often results in giant bills and...

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A Social Network Admin for your Recruiting Department

Social networking is certainly useful for recruiting departments. However, social networking is often neglected as a separate skill and so recruiting departments never realize its full potential. Many of the qualities of a good recruiter do not necessarily equate with the technical and communications requirements of social networking. Recruiting departments therefore usually approach social...

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Mistakes Recruiters Make on Linkedin

For the first time, millions of professionals have their job descriptions, titles, and work history laid bare for all to see on Linkedin. Though some people have postulated that Linkedin would reduce recruiting fees and bring about the destruction of the recruiting industry, quite the opposite has proven true. Linkedin is simply another source of rich data to augment candidate databases - to...

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A Sign of Green Jobs to Come?

Back away from that nozzle!  Expect a fleet of Ford Motor Company's first all-electric passenger cars in 2013.  These cars won't need a drop of gasoline and won't emit any of carbon dioxide.  This new model will be called Focus Electric. Green jobs have been promised for some time. This new development may be one indicator that green job opportunities are becoming real. The car can...

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Economy-Defying Indeed.com

Probably many readers have sought the help of Indeed.com to find out about local hiring companies, post jobs, or to find a new job themselves.  This inviting search engine for jobs enjoys an existence unscathed by the country's glaring unemployment statistics.  This past year reports indicate an 88% more job postings than 2009. If any reflection on the real economy, this jump in job posts is...

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Recruitment Marketing

Recruitment marketing refers to the process of attracting candidates to employers through the process of posting jobs and employment branding initiatives. The marketing aspect comes into play with recruiting when a recruiter is asked to "sell" both the company and job order through the web copy of the job order and any and all information about the company and the employment experience....

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Talent Acquisition

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Sourcing

Sourcing is the process of finding resumes within the recruitment process. Recruiters, both third party and corporate, need to find qualified candidates for their open job orders, oftentimes with very unique or niche work experience. Sourcing refers to the initial part of recruiting (actually finding the candidates through a variety of methods.) Some recruiters perform the sourcing function...

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College Recruiting

Of course, college recruiting is used to describe how college coaches get players to their team each off-season. However, in the recruitment industry, college recruiting refers to the process of hiring talent just graduating from colleges and universities. The function of hiring talent from colleges is considered quite a separate function within large talent acquisition and HR departments;...

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Contingent Labor

Contingent Labor refers to a certain form of employment between employees and employers. In regular language, contingent labor can mean any type of work which is not secure or regular. However, in the recruiting industry, contingent laboring refers to working which in general is paid hourly and in which the employer is a separate entity than the company where the employee works. Contingent labor...

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Five Vital Pre-qualification Questions

Recruiting has a culture of "closing." Recruiters want to meet face to face with candidates and if they are good, sell them on the job and close the req. When corporate recruiters find great candidates, they many times want to quickly bring them in for an interview. Usually phone interviews precipitate the in-person interview. Recruiters will focus on company fit, soft skills, and company culture...

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VMO

VMO stands for Vendor Management Organization or Vendor Management Office. VMOs are implemented by companies to regulate and track spending on third party recruiting and staffing companies. VMO companies essentially track and manage spending on recruiting vendors and ensure discipline and transparency. A VMO is essentially a procurement regulation system applied to the function of recruiting and...

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Social Recruiting

Social recruiting is used to refer to the process of acquiring candidates and sourcing talent through social networks and social media. Social networks refer to websites like Facebook and Linkedin which provide users a way to create a personal profile and update that profile with their personal information. The user profile is then used to interact with other users on the system, often by some...

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RPO

RPO or Recruitment Process Outsourcing is the practice of outsourcing (having a third party person, agency, or company) certain elements of recruiting. Generally speaking, RPO is meant for corporations, versus third party recruiting agencies. The company looks to improve productivity, save recruiting costs, and perhaps improve hiring compliance by outsourcing some aspects of the recruiting...

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Trade Agreement with Korea may Impact Workers

NAFTA might seem like a long time ago, but it opened up a precedent of trade policy that changed conditions for laborers and the environment. Trade agreements such as this can impact everything from the levels of toxicity in the ocean to the everyday safety in a factory. Currently, another pact is in the works between Korea and the United States. President Obama is urging Congress to revisit the...

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Diverse Careers Hosts Career Fairs in California

Can you name five different jobs that you would like and could do?  Maybe it's time to see what you haven't thought of, but someone else has!  Enjoy a shot of wheatgrass, ride the newest public transportation California has to offer, and see what this job fair has to offer. Diverse Careers, Inc. will be hosting several career fairs this year.  Whether you are looking for a job or looking to...

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Time for a Wellness Program Check-up

How well do you feel today? Is your health satisfactory or is it time to take a few days off? Employers have tried to eliminate their spending on health care and increase their productivity by encouraging their workers to stay healthy by adapting wellness programs. Although this new trend has swept the nation, only 37 percent of employers take the time to measure the success of these...

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Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant tracking systems, (sometimes referred to as ATS) are software systems used by recruiters and talent acquisition professionals to keep track of candidates. Applicant tracking systems track applicants throughout the hiring process, from initial contact, to interview, to hiring. The applicant tracking systems often resemble CRM or Customer Relationship Management Systems, in that they...

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Recruitment Software

Recruitment software is any type of software used for recruiting by recruiters, recruiting teams, or hiring managers. Specialized software for recruiters is a relatively new phenomena, with most major new developments and customizations developed starting in the 1990's. Recruiting software has evolved into a major industry and component of business process software and generally, business...

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Hang up on No Call RPO

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the practice of outsourcing all or certain aspects of talent acquisition, sourcing, recruiting, and staffing. RPO providers promise cost savings and efficiency in the procurement of a company's most precious commodity, human talent. Outsourced recruitment and staffing is a relatively new practice, and has gained traction so far with mostly large companies...

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What Do Open LinkedIn Groups Mean for Jobs?

Last night, LinkedIn announced that they are rolling out "open" LinkedIn groups. Open groups mean that the content of those groups will be available to the Wild West that is the Internet. This means that search engines like Google and Bing will pick up discussions from LinkedIn groups and that users will be able to share LinkedIn Group discussions on Twitter, Facebook, and other sharing...

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Are You Done Building your Social Network?

If you were on Linkedin back in the good ol' days of maybe 2004 and 2005, it felt like a bulletin board back in 1992 - only the not cool kids were there. It was more like a club than a web forum. Facebook grew to power during the same time, but for me it was all about Linkedin. The gates of the professional world were thrown open; communication, it seemed would never be the same. Trumpets around...

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Does Software Shape Talent Acquisition?

I had an interesting discussion today with a software vendor in the talent planning and development space. Their software occupies a very specific niche in the analysis and forecasting aspect of workforce talent demand planning. It is a common and smart strategy for HR software vendors to approach one particular angle of the employee life-cycle mess continuum instead of trying to own the entire...

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This Social Network's for You

Ever since we announced the news about the Recruiter domain name back in September, people have been asking what we have planned. Thank you, by the way, for your curiosity! It's been fun to talk about it with the different recruiting vendors that I often talk to. Today, we're happy to launch some design changes that set the stage for great things to come. We are going to continue down the...

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Why 2010 Changed Internet Recruiting

The recruiting domain landscape looks completely different this year than last. Five major Internet recruiting related transactions took place in 2010 which will shape the functioning of online job search, HR, and Internet recruiting:   Monster bought Yahoo HotJobs Kenexa bought Salary.com We started Recruiter.com as a new company Jobing bought Recruiting.com The .jobs...

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Internet Marketers are Moving into Recruiter Software

Every day, I get the chance to talk to a lot of very interesting and passionate people. I end up talking to more recruiting and HR technology and service vendors than recruitment practitioners. You might think that I would start losing touch with the recruiting industry because of this, but I think the opposite is true. Vendors, now more than ever, are usually the most intelligent, informed, and...

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Bad Company Pictures and Glamourshots

It was 5pm on September 1st, 2010. I ran out into the backyard where the kids were playing in a small pool. "I need a great picture of me in the next hour for our About page. Can you take a bunch of pics of me?" What happened over the course of the next twenty minutes was duly embarrassing. A makeshift photo shoot took place, set with a background of poison ivy climbing various unknown bushes...

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First day on the job: I'm outta here!

No, I'm not quitting. I'm heading to Iceland tomorrow for 9 days. It was very easy for me to convince Miles why this trip was critical to the success of our company. My argument made extensive use of keywords like "recruiter", "recruiting", "technology", "seo", "linked in", "twitter" and "trust me". Then I threw in something that sounded like Eyjafweslfkjjsdhfahsjkfhkjasjhflqkzx. You know,...

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Maybe it was meant to be...

Today is a very special day for me. In precisely 6 minutes, the Recruiter.com announcement will hit the news wire. This will probably be a very big talking point in the industry. But none of that matters, because at the precise moment that the world learns about the Recruiter.com merger, half way  around the world, a mother is expecting a call from her son. Today is my mom's birthday - and this...

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Grand Statements and Growing Legs

To get really noticed with a company launch, you have to do something big. Make grand statements about how your product is going to change the world. You know the drill: We're going to kill A. Recruiters will no longer have to B. X is the new way of the world, Y stinks. But here's the thing. We're really excited about our new company Recruiter.com not because we're doing something that hasn't...

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