February, 2009

A Good Old-Fashioned Friday Rant

The proposition below in italics has apparently been sent to many people. I guess in some sense, I might perpetuate the potential problem I am going to point out but I think a posting on this board will not be as damaging as sending this to totally random people on LinkedIn. I don’t…

Jeff on Call: Enforcing Candidate Acceptance Agreements

Welcome to Jeff on Call…your opportunity to “Ask Jeff” a placement-related legal question. This article is the first in a long-term series of Q&As, and I invite you to participate — email me directly at jeff@placementlaw.com with your question. (Keep in mind you should always consult with your own attorney. Nothing contained herein…

It’s Your Turn Chicago!

After the success of our Meetup in Cincinnati, we received a ton of interest from people all over the country to bring our Meetups to their city. And Chicago is where we are headed next. Thanks to our sponsor Wolters Kluwer, we will be hosting our Meetup on Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30-…

A Fine Line Between Cold Calling and Full-On Stalking…

Good third-party recruiters bring real value to the table, but a corporate recruiter who is “mad as hell and doesn’t want to take it anymore” doesn’t share that sentiment. The anonymously signed “Your Corporate Recruiter” sent an email to Fistful of Talent to rant about cold-calling third-party recruiters: “I was so excited that…

Dismal Science

It’s not news to ERE readers that recruiting is a cyclical business, and that times are tough. This morning, Indeed released data that they are calling Industry Trends, which compare the current number of online job postings in the United States today with the same data from a year ago.  It’s no longer…

Finding People Who Make a Difference

My name is Brett Blair, and I am a relatively new recruiter and owner of a Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search firm. I opened my first office in June, 2007, in Howell, Michigan – a suburb of Detroit. Over the next 18 months, I was able to grow the company to 7 employees,…

Become a Lobbyist and Earn Big Bucks

Just in time for some stimulus dough comes a continuing ed program for lobbyists. Sponsored by LobbyingJobs.com, a job board we didn’t even know existed (but should have guessed would), the WebEx courses already available offer a best-practices workshop, one on using video for advocacy and a third on negotiating. “Specialized lobbying training…

Sneak Peek at the Week

Happy Presidents Day to our U.S. Readers! Here is what is planned this week around the ERE world: On Tuesday at 2 pm ET, tune in to the third episode of our sister site’s Fordyce TV show Next Level Live with Jeff Kaye. This episode will focus on how to juggle demanding clients…