29
JUL
2010

Private Lives? Professional Profiles? When Work and Play BranchOut Across Social Media

BranchOut just launched on Facebook. Essentially this social utility app fills you in on where your friends work-or previously worked-provided they have filled out accurate career information on their Facebook profiles. The idea is for job seekers to leverage the work experience of Fa
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22
JUL
2010

On Your Way to the Recruitment Learning Conference! Pack Your…Boxes?

If you’re like me, business travel is a part of life. If you want to share ideas and grow as an expert, sometimes you’ve got to go where the ideas are being shared – off line as well as online. I’m very excited about this September’s Recruitment Learning
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22
JUL
2010

The Efficacy of Job Fairs

Ah, summertime – a time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  Many of us will end up at the many local festivals, carnivals and fairs that seem to be part of the season.   What do fairs have to do with recruiting?  Today I would like to visit an event absent of elephant ears o
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19
JUL
2010

Imagining American Jobs From Aspen to Full-time Inspiration

Reviewing the news, it sounds like many employed and unemployed workers are confused, angry, out-of luck or giving up. How are we failing to motivate the American workforce? The Latest Reports The job news in early July wasn’t very encouraging, again. The Labor Department report
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09
JUL
2010

ERPs Part 3: Employee Referrals Programs Employ Social Media

Fundamentally, employee referral programs and social media both rely on one key phenomenon: networking. To participate in an ERP (Employee Referral Program) you need to “know” people. To participate in social media you need to “reach out” to get to know people.
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07
JUL
2010

ERP’s Part 2: Best Employee Referral Practices

After examining the pros and cons of employee referral programs, it only makes sense to explore how to turn your program into a sourcing “pro” rather than a “con.” The best Employee Referral Programs are well planned and well managed. They get employees excited
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05
JUL
2010

ERPs Part 1: Where Employee Referrals Go Right. And Go Wrong!

Welcome back from the Fourth of July weekend! Summer is officially in full swing. Does this mean you’re off to a corporate picnic, co-worker wedding, neighborhood barbecue, or class reunion? Then it’s probably a good time to talk about employee referral programs (ERPs). Ov
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02
JUL
2010

Unnatural Selection Hampers Unemployed

Nearly 200 years ago, Charles Darwin sailed to the Galapagos Islands and met some turtles. Some had flat shells, some had arched shells, some had shells somewhere in between. From these slight variations – most only noticeable to a discerning eye – Darwin developed one of
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