Archive for 八月, 2009

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候选人也可以质量认证么?

   Posted by: TZ   in Recruiting

候选人 质量认证招聘者面临众多的求职者,如何辨识其中真正的实力候选人呢?美国一个网站推出了候选人质量认证的项目,希望通过对相关的(IT)候选人进行质量认证来帮助他们在未来的职位竞争中获得更大的优势,也帮助招聘者进行辨别。

这个网站叫做 The Quality Certified Candidates Difference www.qualitycertifiedcandidate.com,不知道有多少企业或招聘者会认可这样的认证,但也算是一种新思维吧。

25

智联招聘刘浩下课

   Posted by: TZ   in News

这个消息来得一点也不意外,“智联招聘CEO刘浩辞职 原COO赵鹏接任”。对照年初的预言和ChinaHR的变化,不难得出结论,烧钱厉害的都得走人。下面是关于智联的消息:

来自人力资源服务商智联招聘内部消息透露,智联招聘董事会正式发出内部通知,宣布接受CEO刘浩请辞要求,刘浩将不再担任任何管理职务,原智联招聘COO赵鹏将接任CEO。

根据董事会内部的通知,董事会即日起接受刘浩请辞,并同意刘浩不再担任任何管理职务。董事会对刘浩进行高度评价,称在刘浩带领下智联招聘已经进入互联网行业第一梯队,无论品牌、业绩还是市场份额上均取得长足进步。

网络招聘这一行业还处于“烧钱”的状态,但此前刘浩接受媒体采访时对该行业前景持有乐观态度。今年3月刘浩在接受新浪科技专访时表示,网络招聘行业目前依然是抢市场和用户阶段,外界质疑的广告烧钱在2-3年后将看到回报。(韩枝)

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如何利用微博客进行招聘

   Posted by: TZ   in Recruiting, Technology

微博客又叫Microblog,例如Twitter、饭否、叽歪、嘀咕、做啥之类的都是(可惜目前都被集体罚站)。

Twitter在海外已经成为招聘者非常关注的有用工具(也许仅仅排在LinkedIn、Facebook之后)。这里就有一则如何使用Twitter招聘的短文“如何利用Twitter在6周内招到3个人”。

微博客作为一种新技术在中国要能生存和发展(不是罚站)就一定要找到“大家”都能接受的方法,听说新浪也在试水,能否普及尚待观察。

日前GE前CEO杰克韦尔奇在SHRM的一次主题发言中提到

没有什么所谓的工作和生活的平衡,只有工作和生活的选择,这是个人的决定,个人也必须承担它的后果。”There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”

这段话让很多与会者、尤其是妇女代表大摇其头,并引发了后续激烈的讨论。

尽管很多雇主都宣称要支持雇员的工作生活平衡,但新员工在入职后都会发现这个目标和职业发展或企业的商业目标往往是相悖的。

韦尔奇在他的新书“The Welch Way”中也提到:

平衡就是一种选择,是你根据自我感觉和家庭的需求在个人和职业中做的决定。有人选择每周工作80小时,而牺牲一些和家庭在一起的时间。当你选择每周工作35小时,你就放弃了一个更快晋升的机会。这就是一种选择,有利有弊。

你怎么看呢?

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有这么一种用人观090816

   Posted by: tigerhaowang   in Tiger Diary

不同公司有不同的用人观,我曾经遇到过这么一种“深谋远虑”的。

有一个民营公司的经理对我说起,他们公司为了开发一个新产品,采取的人才策略是:高薪从行业内领先的外企中猎取高端人才,令其在公司设立的项目部中担任领导职位,然后选派公司技术骨干和大量新招聘的大学生担任他的助手和向他学习。当低薪的自己人有能力掌控项目的进展时,就开始把猎来的人束之高阁,用无聊和冷落暗示他主动辞职。于是一个新的产业方向诞生了,花费的不算多。

当我用怀疑的目光质询这种事的真伪时,对方也用毫无愧疚的目光迎接我。他说,这种事发生过很多次,所以大家认为这是种正常的人才策略。我没告诉他我替那些被猎取的人才不寒而栗。这间公司的创始人现在是中国知名的投资家,长期住在美国。在中国他有很多成功的投资和慈善项目,也始终保持着良好的声誊。我认为他不仅玷污了“企业家”这个名词,也教坏了一大帮未来的管理者。毫无疑问,他的同事们会认为这是商场的规则,谁被猎就是谁倒霉。

最近我也遇到类似的事情。一家客户的HR(也是民企),给了我一张清单,希望猎取一家外企在某个城市的一些基层的销售管理人员。当我质疑这些人可以不是好的猎物。因为学历不高,并且在同一家公司已经工作超过十年,猎取他们可能有如下的困难:一是他们在同一家公司工作十多年却没有升到经理的位置,可能已经证明是业绩不好或者是管理潜力不好,为何还请他们来做经理;二是他们的文化适应能力,民企文化和外企文化会有很大的差异;三是他们工资,也许经过这么多年的工作,他们的实际工资并不低。客户HR轻描淡写地对我说:问题不大,首先工资我们是很有弹性的,一定可以给到他们希望的水平。我们希望通过他们在公司里工作半年一年,能够把他们现在手里的客户带给我们,至于他们之后能在公司里做多久,看他们的造化了。

我又是不寒而栗。

在这个几乎是唯利是图的商场上,我很庆幸没有被这种有狼性的公司聘用过。同时我也很怀疑这样的公司究竟可以生存多久。毕竟这是一个信息公开的社会,一个公司,一个人做了什么有违公共道德的事情,都会第一时间传播开来。

而且我很为这些HR感到遗憾,我觉得他们和真正的HR相比,可能更类似于为虎作伥的打手。他们不知道有一种公司文化是很真诚地使用每个人才,尊重他们的人格,运用他们的才能,丰富他们的人生,视他们为终生的良师益友。他们想不到,这样“优厚”地对待员工的企业,反而会有更加出色的业绩和长久的员工忠诚。员工在这种充满温情的公司里,反而会有更快速的成长。

12

股市欢迎你

   Posted by: TZ   in Entertainment

又到了重温这个旧旋律的时候了…

Jobs & Careers - Simply Hired, 来源:猎头看世界美国领先的职位搜索引擎SimplyHired再次融资4.6百万美元,投资者包括IDG Ventures, Foundation Capital。

截至至今SimplyHired已经累计融资2千2百多万美金,尽管还没有看到任何盈利的希望,但能够在经济不振的时期继续融资也说明招聘这个领域的吸引力依然旺盛。

该公司对外宣布已经连续4个季度盈利。

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微软发布全球招聘网站

   Posted by: TZ   in News, Recruiting, Technology

微软Microsoft前几天发布了新的全球招聘网站 https://careers.microsoft.com/。做为全球最大的IT公司,职位机会分布在100多个国家,能够把这些工作都整合起来的确是利民利微的事情。

从界面看,有点像Bing(也是花花绿绿)。网站会根据候选人的IP地址自动选择显示语言。目前做好的国家主页有美国和英国,其它国家主页会陆续推出。

网站的设计理念包括:

  1. 全球统一的用户体验界面
  2. 全球微软候选人都有机会竞争同一职位
  3. 不放过任何一个几角旮旯里的优秀人才

写完这个以后,也许我也应该去微一下。

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43个最古怪面试答案

   Posted by: TZ   in Entertainment, Recruiting

【TZ】 CNN和Carrerbuidler日前一篇文章,归纳了43个候选人的古怪面试答案,算是开心一刻吧。
“I’m not wanted in this state.”

“How many young women work here?” 多少女孩在这工作?

“I didn’t steal it; I just borrowed it.” 我没偷,就是借

“You touch somebody and they call it sexual harassment!”

“I’ve never heard such a stupid question.” 从来没有听过这样愚蠢的问题

Believe it or not, the above statements weren’t overhead in bars or random conversations — they were said in job interviews.

Maybe you were nervous, you thought the employer would appreciate your honesty, or maybe you just have no boundaries. Whatever the reason, you can be certain that you shouldn’t tell an interviewer that it’s probably best if they don’t do a background check on you. (And yes, the hiring manager remembered you said that.)

We asked hiring managers to share the craziest things they’ve heard from applicants in an interview. Some are laugh-out-loud hysterical, others are jaw dropping — the majority are both. To be sure, they will relieve anyone who has ever said something unfortunate at a job interview — and simply amuse the rest of you.

Hiring managers shared these 43 memorable interview responses:

Why did you leave your last job?

“I have a problem with authority.” - Carrie Rocha, COO of HousingLink

Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it

“The resolution was we were both fired.”- Jason Shindler, CEO, Curvine Web Solutions

What kind of computer software have you used?

“Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks? My boss has one of those. He uses it. I don’t have one. He just gives me my schedule and I follow it.” - Greg Szymanski, director of human resources, Geonerco Management, Inc

What are your hobbies and interests?

“[He said] ‘Well, as you can see, I’m a young, virile man and I’m single — if you ladies know what I’m saying.’ Then he looked at one of the fair-haired board members and said, ‘I particularly like blondes.’” - Petri R.J. Darby, president, darbyDarnit Public Relations

Why should we hire you?

“I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time.” - Bill McGowan, founder, Clarity Media Group

Do you have any questions?

“If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?” - Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc.

“What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it’s raining? Can you pick me up?” - Christine Pechstein, career coach

“I was a Chamber of Commerce Executive once hiring a secretary. [The candidate asked] ‘What does a Chamber of Commerce do?’” - Mary Kurek, Mary Kurek, Inc. Visibility Consulting

“Can we wrap this up fairly quickly? I have someplace I have to go.” - Bruce Campbell, vice president of marketing, Clare Computer Solutions

“What is your company’s policy on Monday absences?” – Campbell

“If this doesn’t work out can I call you to go out sometime?” - Christine Bolzan, founder of Graduate Career Coaching

“How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate? I hear it’s some serious cash.” - Bolzan

“[The candidate asked,] ‘Can my dad call you to talk about the job and the training program? He is really upset I’m not going to medical school and wants someone to explain the Wall Street path to him.’ The dad did call. Then that dad’s friends called and I ended up doing a conference call with a group of concerned parents … long story.” – Bolzan

“If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?” - Bolzan

“When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public drunkenness arrests come up?” -Bolzan

“Can I get a tour of the breast pumping room? I heard you have a great one here and while I don’t plan on having children for at least 10 or 12 years, I will definitely breast feed and would want to use that room.”-Bolzan

“So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?” – Jodi R.R. Smith, Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting

Why are you leaving your current job?

“Because I (expletive) my pants every time I enter the building.” - Abbe Mortimore, Human Resources Manager, True Textiles, Inc.

“I was fired from my last job because they were forcing me to attend anger management classes.” - Smith

Why are you looking for a job?

“Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job.” - Pechstein

“My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I’m here.” - McGowan

Why do you want to work for us?

“Just for the benefits.” - Jennifer Juergens, JJ Communications

“My old boss didn’t like me, so one day, I just left and never came back. And here I am!” – Matt Cowall, communications manager, Appia Communications

“I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?” - Rebecca Gertsmark Oren, Communications Director at The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

What are your assets? (as in strengths)

“Well, I do own a bike.” - Pam Venné, principal, The Venné Group

What are your weaknesses?

“I get angry easily and I went to jail for domestic violence. But I won’t get mad at you.” – Pechstein

“I had a job candidate tell me that she often oversleeps and has trouble getting out of bed in the morning.” -Linda Yaffe, certified executive coach

“I am an alcoholic and do not deserve this job.” - Deb Bailey, owner, Power Women Magazine & Radio Show

“I’m really not a big learner. You know … some people love learning and are always picking up new things, but that’s just not me. I’d much rather work at a place where the job is pretty stagnant and doesn’t change a lot.” – Michaele Charles, Voice Communications

When have you demonstrated leadership skills?

“Well my best example would be in the world of online video gaming. I pretty much run the show; it takes a lot to do that.” - Rachel Croce

Is there anything else I should know about you?

“You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends.” - Venne

When can you start?

“I need to check with my mom on that one.” - Bolzan

Use three adjectives to describe yourself

“I hate questions like this.” - Katrina Meistering, manager of outreach, National Fatherhood Initiative

Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it

“I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for its replacement.” - Meistering

Have you submitted your two weeks’ notice to your current employer?

“What is two weeks’ notice? I’ve never quit a job before, I’ve always been fired.” - Meistering

Random responses

“One guy [said] ‘it would probably be best’ if I didn’t run a background check on him. Of course, I did, and learned all about his long, sordid past of law-breaking. Our client actually offered him a job as a staff accountant, but quickly retracted the offer when I had to tell them all about his recent arrest for a meth lab in his basement.” - Charles

“[A] guy said he did not have a mailing address, as he was living in a gypsy camp at the airport.” – Sandra L. Flippo, SPHR

“I went into the lobby to pick up a candidate. As he stood up, his trousers fell to the floor! [He said] ‘Oh, my gosh — they told me I needed a suit for the interview. I’ve got no money — so I borrowed this thing. It’s too big!’” - Beth Ross, executive and career coach

“Wow — I’m not used to wearing dress shoes! My feet are killing me. Can I show you these bloody blisters?”- Bolzan

“May I have a cup of coffee? I think I may still be a little drunk from last night.” - Smith

(During a telephone call to schedule the interview) “Can we meet next month? I am currently incarcerated.”-Smith

“[A candidate] was asked whether he could advocate impartially on behalf of the various universities he would be representing since he had attended one of them. He responded, ‘Well, I don’t like to poop where I eat, but I thought my education sucked, so I certainly wouldn’t put that school above the others.’” - Darby

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企业招聘容易犯的错误

   Posted by: TZ   in Opinion & View

企业负责招聘的HR常犯的错误包括:

  • 从来不和业务经理直接对话
  • 从来没有机会参加部门相关会议
  • 不了解业务经理的喜好
  • 不知道该职位的职位发展机会
  • 不清楚相关职位福利待遇
  • 面对许多待招的职位,但分不清轻重缓急
  • 当业务经理对候选人误判的时候,缺乏据理力争的底气