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Recruiters, TIME TO RECRUIT!!!

The Labor Apartment announced this week that the number of job openings across the U.S. rose to a 14-year high in April. This number means that job growth is only going to continue to surge in the coming months. Employers posted 5.4 million job openings in April,...

I’ve Quit, But I Haven’t Left!

Especially in today’s economic conditions, every business needs to pay close attention to their team members to spot and eliminate one of the single largest killers of productivity and profits – “I’ve Quit but Haven’t Left Yet” Syndrome! Just like any other ailment,...

How Karma Plays a Big Role in Recruiting

We’ve all heard the saying “what goes around comes around.” If you do a quick Google search of karma, you’ll find over 12 million results about the energy you put out into the world and what you get back as a result. Although I don’t believe in some of the...

Candidates in the Driver’s Seat

I recently spoke at the Recruiting Trends conference in Las Vegas regarding Candidates in the Driver's Seat: Shifting Gears to Competitively Recruit in a Candidate Driven Market. Understanding the shift in mindset among today's top performers is crucial in order to...

Can’t We ALL Just Get Along?

4 Steps for HR and Recruiting to Streamline the Hiring Process  “If a new hire fails, it’s not my fault!” I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard this argument in Recruiting and HR! More often than not, when a new hire fails to deliver, fingers start flying to find out...

Obamacare’s effect on Michigan employees

There has been so much political jockeying about the so called Affordable Care Act that it's hard to decipher what's real and what's not.  Both sides of the political aisle do a great job of spinning the stories to meet their agenda without really talking about the...

Recruiting “Trends” Not Trends At All: Beware of Impractical Advice & Remember Effective Metrics

I recently read an article in Forbes that was of little real value to the recruiting community. The article, titled The 9 Hottest Trends in Corporate Recruiting, lists “new” recruiting concepts and ideas, but there’s a problem - most of the “trends” listed have been...

European Leadership Forum Session #1

On Sunday May 26, 2013 I had the opportunity to share some of the basics on social media and best practices in social media in Wisla Poland at the European Leadership Conference.  Social Media is a global topic and I was fortunate to share this information with...

What Type of Recruiting Leader Are You?

I'm often amazed at how different recruiting leaders across the country are, and how their differences lead to both high and low performing teams. Most recently I met with three Corporate heads of staffing that had very different views of their teams, and outcomes...

Give Me a Break with the Titles!!!!

Remember when titles like “sanitation engineer” and “domestic engineer” were the politically correct term for garbage man and housewife? I remember hearing those terms when I was in my 20’s and chuckling to myself at the silliness. Fast forward 20 years later and it...

Monster reports profit…….

The recent news about Monster.com earning a profit was all over the newswires. The same news sent their stock soaring 10% as investors regained a bit of confidence in their model. One article in particular was titled A positive sign for economic times.  Now I am a fan...

Webinar – Recruitment Metrics That Demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI)

About 2 years ago I received an odd telephone call.  Here is a summary of the call: Caller:                  Is this Steve Lowisz (he said almost whispering!) Me:                       Yes.  Can I help you? Caller:                   I can’t tell you who I am, but I am...

Well Done Chicago!!!!

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the 2011 Chicago Staffing Management Symposium that was held inthe Mid-America Club at the top of the AON Corporate Center.  Although my blogs generally do not endorse an event or conference, I feel obligated to share to my...

LinkedIn Secrets to Success

Today, most of us in the talent acquisition space have a LinkedIn profile that we hope to leverage in order to find candidates for our open professional positions. What’s interesting, however, is how few recruiters actually leverage the full power of this social...

Every Recruiter Should Read This………..

I generally do not repost blogs or articles written by others, however; I have decided to make an exception for a recent article written by sourcing guru Glen Cathey.  Glen does a fantastic job of debunking some of the myths regarding the 'freeness' and effectiveness...

Hiring is Back with a BANG!

Fireworks may not be the only boom to start off the new year. Even though some degree of uncertainty is expected to linger in 2011, one thing looks more than likely: higher levels of hiring. Experts predict slow growth but competitive recruiting in the upcoming year....

What Have We Learned Today?

I recently had the opportunity to be a "fly on the wall," as the saying goes, during a number of 2011 business strategy meetings with companies both large and small.  Many of the items discussed included people - finding, recruiting, and retaining them.  It was...

Recovery Demands Rethinking the Org Chart

We hear a lot about down-sizing, right-sizing and restructuring these days. In order to meet twenty-first century demands, it seems we need to re-imagine and reorganize everything from the way we produce energy to the way we manage personal networks of friends. The...

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