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Christopher Lihzis

Christopher Lihzis

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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Pretty much everyone I talk to says they would be better at their job if they had more time to think.

Also, when I ask, “What are your biggest time sinks?” the vast majority of people say “email.” But almost no one says that email is the most important thing they do.

The Facebook changes announced last week at the developers conference, and those in the weeks before, have major implications for the way employers use the site to brand themselves and build relationships with potential candidates and future hires.

Recruiters who now use Facebook exclusively or mostly to push out jobs will become even more marginalized by the increasing emphasis the social site is placing on engagement. Those who actively invest in courting their Facebook “fans,” offering content of value, and real conversations, will reap even greater rewards than they do now, earning their brand a place on user’s forthcoming Timelines, and the ability to broaden and measure their reach as visitors “Share” content with their own FB friends.


This study conducted by SHRM and commissioned by the Drug and Alcohol Testing Association (DATIA) examines the use of drug testing programs by organizations.  Poll results indicate that more than one-half of employers (57 percent) conduct drug tests on all job candidates. Most employers who use tests on job candidates have done so for seven years or more (69 percent) and 12% have used them for five to six years.

Interesting stats to consider for HR executives and managers.

Full cycle recruiting means a Recruiter knows how to obtain a search and evaluate the parameters of that job order, negotiate the fee, find an ideal candidate, manage the interview, offer, and acceptance process, close the deal, and get paid within 10 days preferably. Today there are thousands of people in the business world calling themselves Recruiters who, ironically, don't know the fundamentals of recruiting!

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