27
SEP
2010

Quality of Hire – “Put Up” or “Shut Up”

Its amazing to me how many times I ask two very similar questions and get very opposing answers: Q #1: What is the primary function of recruitment/talent acquisition professionals?  A #1: To find the highest quality candidates to fill each job. Q #2: Should recruiters be held accounta
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24
SEP
2010

Conference Room or Cubicle: What type of recruiter do you want to be?

 I am adding this blog entry at 30,000 feet as I return home from Seattle where I spoke at the local SMA conference.  The SMA board and volunteers did a great job of planning, arranging, and executing a great educational event for anyone involved in recruiting.  My hat goes off to Cha
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14
SEP
2010

What Do Starbucks and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Have in Common…..

The answer to the headline question is very simple:  Starbucks and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be at the 2010 Recruitment Learning Conference being held in Chicago on September 28-29, 2010. Tito Magobet from the Gates Foundation and Phil Hendrickson from Starbucks will
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06
SEP
2010

It’s all in the Brand – 2010 Recruitment Learning Conference

So lets face it, not all of us have the luxury of recruiting for a brand as well known as Adidas, Starbucks, or Cisco Systems. Although the brand is not the only piece of an effective recruitment strategy, it sure makes a difference when calling a perspective candidate from one of the
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