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December 16, 2011

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Monster 5 for Friday: Do-Over Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday: Do-Over Edition

while we might not be signing offer letters with seven zeroes, we know that, like the Lakers, we can’t do anything but accept the decision, move on and continue to utilize our professionalism and experience to go for the championship with the talent cards we’re dealt. Of course, if you can’t have Kobe Bryant running your floor, here are some articles to help your front office pull together a winning team.

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December 15, 2011

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Closing the Deal: Ten Steps To Successful Negotiations

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Closing the Deal: Ten Steps To Successful Negotiations

Don’t sell any deal until you know what can and should be sold. Listen with your ears instead of your mouth, and don’t interrupt. Also listen with your body and your mind. Challenge your assumptions and take note to see what’s missing. After you listen be Sherlock. Prepare to respond to questions that you do not want to answer. Prepare to say no and explain why. Provide solutions, not just problems. Remember that how you say something can have more impact that what you say.

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December 14, 2011

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Moving Towards Mobile Recruiting

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Moving Towards Mobile Recruiting

Mobile is an opportunity to differentiate; but more than that, it’s a transformation to our professional world that we can no longer ignore. Just as the internet changed the way we attracted candidates from newsprint to online; the mobile phone is revolutionizing the way employers must market to candidates. Close to 80% of job seekers use mobile applications to look for a job and quite frankly, the stats on speed and retention of mobile recruitment messages by candidates vs. traditional recruiting methods is stunning.

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December 8, 2011

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Social Media Can’t Fix What’s Broken With HR and Recruiting

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Social Media Can’t Fix What’s Broken With HR and Recruiting

A couple years ago, I thought that social media, at least when it came to HR and recruiting, was an online bubble bound to burst quicker than you can say Second Life. After all, HR professionals tend to suffer from stasis, and that’s slowed the growth of social media somewhat, but not the increasing awareness that we’ve got to do something different to really make a difference.

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December 5, 2011

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Future of Talent Acquisition: Why Partnerships Are the New Recruiting Reality

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Future of Talent Acquisition: Why Partnerships Are the New Recruiting Reality

The future isn’t coming; it’s here. As advances in social media and emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile media and online recruiting reshape the fundamentals of human capital management, organizations whose own headcount was negatively impacted by the recession have to start thinking more nimbly. Beyond buzzwords lies the new recruiting reality: talent organizations must do more with less.

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November 21, 2011

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What To Do When An Employee Violates Your Social Media Policy

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What To Do When An Employee Violates Your Social Media Policy

These days, status firings have become downright common. From CNN editors and waitresses, to hospital employees and, yes, even pieorogis, it seems no one is immune to being shown the door over a post that doesn’t sit well with their boss.However, despite the increasing number of dismissals related to social media, most have remained internal matters between employers and their staff.

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November 9, 2011

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The Veterans Talent Index: Tracking the Veteran Talent Gap

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The Veterans Talent Index: Tracking the Veteran Talent Gap

Connecting people with job opportunities is our mission at Monster. A big part of that mission is connecting employers with pools of largely untapped talent – like the slew of transitioning veteran talent making their way into our workforce today. One way (among many) we’re helping employers that want to tap into veteran talent is through a new data-driven tool we just unveiled this morning. The Veterans Talent Index is the first of an ongoing series of reports that will highlight both the requirements of today’s employers and the needs of transitioning service members, illuminating the gap that is responsible for the high unemployment rate rampant in today’s veteran population.

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November 1, 2011

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Millennial Myths and the Truth About Gen Y Workers

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Millennial Myths and the Truth About Gen Y Workers

While Generation Y is in the midst of booming into the workforce, the job market for millennials is anything but booming. The truth is, there seem to be fewer and fewer jobs available, a matter further complicated by the fact that many members of the emerging workforce have been pigeonholed into stereotypes that aren’t necessary reflective of reality.

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October 19, 2011

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Kids Today: On Generation Z

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Kids Today: On Generation Z

Whatever happened to Generation Y? Used to be a time when every employer out there couldn’t talk about anything else. They were going to invade our workplaces with their newfangled tools and fancy technologies, and we were rolling out the red carpet, helicopter parents and all.

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