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Picking Employees from Job Candidates #hr #jobs

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I can tell you that the way I pick candidates to be interviewed is probably wrong, and the way I hire people is probably worse. It’s not that the people I pick are the wrong people for the job, it’s that I pick them based on my gut, rather than based on the metrics. Let me explain…

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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Social Networking Job Trends 2012 #jobs

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In 2008, and again early 2011, I wrote articles about the Social Networking Job Trends, again I checked the graph I’d included, continued to be updating and had shot over 1% of all the job postings on Indeed.com in December 2011. Perhaps these employers and sourcers should be reading Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”:

Social media is just another facet of marketing and customer service.
Say it with me.

What else could this mean?

It’s obvious to me that this graph shows that Social Media as a term is winning ground over web2.0, which is lost from the mid 2011 high of 0.35%.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Social Networking Job Trends #jobs

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In 2008 I wrote an article about the Social Networking Job Trends, today I saw that the graph I’d included continued to be updating and had reached almost 1% of all the job postings on Indeed.com in January. Perhaps these employers should be reading Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”:

Social media is just another facet of marketing and customer service. Say it with me.


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May 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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Inspired by Productivity #lifehacks #mashable

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Productivity

I was reading a Mashable item on productivity[1] which contained some interesting things that I will turn into a slideshow on this week.

Do NOT check your e-mail for the first 45 minutes that you are in the office in the morning. […] There are never meetings at that time and most people are settling in and reading their e-mails, […] — Amanda Feifer O’Brien, Marketing Manager at Firmenich Inc.

Take the first 30 minutes to plan the rest of your day. By plan, I mean make a list of the important tasks that you need to have done today and stay focused on these items. […] Make a list of the things that you want to achieve that day and work from that list until it’s completed. — Rohan Hall, Founder and CEO of rSitez, Inc

This is an excellent way to start the day, I have been using the 43 Folders system to unplan the year, this is my scheduled backlog, and take the day folder out and add this to my daily TODO list – which I write on Post-its. While creating the initial Post-its I like to create Post-its which contain:

  • Lunch
  • Coffee Break (x4)
  • Snack Break (x2)
  • Mail Break (x2)

And interspace these in the timeline of the day.

On my whiteboard I arrange the Post-its in the following grid:

First I take the Not Urgent and Not Important and bin them, obviously there is no reason to do them or they would have been graded differently.

Next I estimate the time and importance needed for the Urgent and Important tasks, and split the longer items into shorter tasks. Then I start the tasks by solving some of the important short tasks first to set the tone of the day to task completion, then I process the remaining tasks in order of importance. I like to use timeboxes for each of the tasks based on my estimates.

Next I estimate and complete the Not Urgent and Important items and don’t move on to estimating and completing the Urgent and Not Important until I’m finished.

  1. 37 Productivity Tips for Working From Anywhere

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