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Arbita Lays Off Sourcing Group; Job Posting Business In Flux

Following the departure of master sourcer Shally Steckerl, the recruitment services company Arbita has closed its sourcing unit, laying off its employees, and may dispose of its job-posting business as well. Don Ramer, CEO and founder of Arbita, said three employees were laid off Friday. One or two independent sourcers will close out…

SourceCon Musings from @infosourcer

As per the request put forth by Amybeth last Friday, I definitely wanted to share my personal experience with SourceCon because it was a special part of my previous career as a recruiting researcher! My involvement with SourceCon officially began when I took on the first ever Sourcecon challenges back in the summer…

The ROI of Cheap Training

Co-written by Shally, Maureen Sharib, and Glenn Gutmacher. Have you noticed a slew of emails lately for free or cheap training? Is it tempting, when budgets are being cut back, to say that having everyone pick some of those and/or sending a handful of staffers to a conference and report back to the…

Sneak Peek at the Week Ahead

Here is what is going on this week around ERE: On Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET on our sister site FordyceLetter.com, tune in for the fourth episode of Jeff Kaye’s Fordyce TV show, Next Level Live. On this week’s episode, Jeff along with his special guest Karen Pickens, focus on the top 10…

Three Minutes of Advice On Social Networks For Recruiters

You’ve read about them. You’ve heard about them at conferences. Glenn Gutmacher did a webinar (still available, scroll down) on them. In fact there’s even an entire conference dedicated to corporate social networks. With the growing number of providers, starting a private label corporate network or participating in a MySpace or Facebook is…

ERE Expo Opens With Busy Workshop Schedule

ERE Expo Fall opened this morning in Hollywood Beach, Florida, starting with a series of practice workshops covering everything from how to source passive candidates to how to interview for results, improve Latino recruitment and plan strategically. Dozens of recruiters are attending these special workshops and pre-conference events. In all, some 800 registrants…

Weekly Update: Quality of Hire, Cuil, Assessments

Quality of Hire Measurement Reporting and metrics is always a hot topic for recruiting, but so few companies do it right. In my research over the years, most companies measure time-to-hire and cost-per-hire but ignore quality-of-hire. Lisa Shapiro Mendell is an exception. She is interested in adding this key performance indicator to her…

Webinar: The Sourcer’s Daily Dozen

A recent ERE survey conducted with Knowledge Infusion indicated that the greatest individual challenge companies are facing in recruiting is identifying enough quality candidates (71% of respondents). Yet, 95% of companies believe that their sourcing efforts are average or above average. Hmmm…this left me wondering if we needed to revisit e-sourcing and find…

Ecosystem

A Recruiting Ecosystem is a combination of multiple elements connected together in order to achieve ongoing results for common goals. For those that are interested in the origin of the term “Business Ecosystem”, below is a link to the Wikipedia definition. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_ecosystem But what defines a truly self-sustaining ecosystem? One where the Ecosystem…

Recruiting Sustainability

The product is names sourcing, a subject that some people equate with pulling resumes off the job boards and searching the Internet with brilliant Boolean to discover those tantalizing names contained within a search engine. Some call it Internet research because most participants engage it in only this form. In its most productive…