Posts Tagged ‘free’

Managing Talent During The Downturn In Today’s Economy – An Executive HR Perspective

November 16, 2008

I’m the secretary of the HRCA volunteering my own time to network and surround myself with other HR leaders and professionals.  Here is another FREE event we are putting together this upcoming Wednesday November 19th evening from 6-9pm at Paypal.

I highly encourage you to attend if you are a Human Resources/Staffing SVP, VP, Director, Senior Manager or even a recruiter so you not only networking with peers, but improving, learning, and challenging yourself.

Tickets are going fast and nearly sold out!!! Register now (its Free) at:

This is HRCA’s BIG HR Event of the year hosted at PayPal at their San Jose, CA facility.  We will be having the distinguished David Swanson (VP of HR at SAP), Amy Cappellanti-Wolf (VP of HR at Cisco), and Sonia Clark (VP of HR at Align Technologies) share their perspectives on “Managing Talent during the Downturn in Today’s Economy”.

There will be an Open Bar along with Free Food and a networking hour starting at 6:00pm.

This is the Bay Area HR event to attend!

This event is FREE for both Members and non-members of HRCA.  If you are planning to attend please Pre-Register NOW as seating is limited and our last event sold out in less than 7 days.

Wednesday, November 19th 2008 starting by 6:00pm with an Open
Bar/Drinks/Wine/Beer and Food. Discussions to start at 7:00pm with the event ending by 9:00pm.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Open Bar & Free Hordouvers
7:00pm – 7:15pm HRCA Updates and introductions
7:15pm – 9:00pm Panel Discussion with Sal Giambanco, Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and others

PayPal Inc
2211 North First St.
San Jose, CA 95131


Please join me at the Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow

October 15, 2008

The RecruitingRoadshow is coming to the bay area.  This is a FREE event to attend! I will be participating on the sourcing panel and would love the opportunity to network and meet you in person!

Here are the details:

Thursday, October 23, 2008
9:00am to 2:00pm
Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow
Adobe Systems – Park Conference Room
321 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95110

Register by visiting

The Recruiting Roadshow is a half day of networking and professional education for recruiters.

Learn more at
Registration begins at 8:00am. The event starts at 9:00am. Presentations are finished at 1:00pm. Lunch begins at 1pm.

The presentations begin with “Spiky and Flat: Why Local Recruiting is Critical in a Flat World”. John Sumser, Founder and CEO of the Recruiting Roadshow, describes critical changes in the Labor Market that offset the trend towards a flat world. The material is a logical follow-on to last year’s Multi-generational Recruiting presentation.

A panel of Silicon Valley’s greatest Sourcers will gather to discuss their best practices and trade secrets. Featuring Dan Harris, Chris Murdock and Mark Tortorici, the panel will field detailed questions and provide useful documentation.

Nicole St Martin makes her living using Search Engine Optimization techniques to fuel Recruiting initiatives. Her talk will cover the ins and outs of SEO for Recruiters.

The final piece of the puzzle is an offering from Don Ramer, CEO of Arbita. Don’s breathtaking presentation, Recruiting as if People Mattered has been the high point of the Roadshow over the past year.

We’d love to have you join us. Register by visiting:

A Free Favorite Resume board

June 19, 2008

One of my favorites & is a free resume board is turning into a pay subscription model. So you may want to consider using this site while you can. On July 9th, 2008 you will no longer be able to use Gadball for free.

Here’s a hint for other researchers, sourcers & recruiters! You may see some of my other favorite free resume sites (at least 15+ more other free resume boards) I shared with Jim Stroud in the past by visiting his website and searching for my collection of links.

[Quick additional note: While some of the websites I shared with Jim are now defunct, there are still more than a few good ones on that list that may help you in your research/sourcing/recruiting efforts today!]

Jigsaw is one of my Favorite Tools

June 4, 2008

One of my favorite tools is giving away free company data! You heard that right – Free! Today on June 4th Jigsaw is declaring their Data Independence Day. Its an open data initiative that now company data is FREE and accessible to all. I think the founding fathers of Jigsaw – Jim Fowler and Garth Moulton are doing it right.

Per their words: Now you can download millions of company records – all for free! Every record, includes an address, industry, revenue, and number of employees. Say Goodbye to the old companies that charge you for this data – the data dinosaurs – and experience the next revolution in data.

I encourage other researchers and sourcers to check out jigsaw (if you haven’t already)!

Pick up something new in sourcing

April 25, 2008

A friend, Searchologist, trainer, blogger, and all-around nice guy Jim Stroud has something free to give away to all fellow HR staffing professionals. Check it out and pick up something new to help you find passive talent out there on the web!

Per his words…

With my new book – Resume Forensics, you will learn:

* How to search Google for free resumes
* How to search Yahoo for free resumes
* How to search Live for free resumes
* How to find additional keywords for your resume searches
* How to create search strings that work on Google, Yahoo and Live
* How to take a job description and create multiple search strings from it. (As an example, I take one job description and create 56 pages of search strings from it.)
* How to automate your resume searches so you can (literally) source resumes while you sleep.

If you would like to get a free copy of it, go to this link below for details:

(It will redirect to you my blog where you will find more instructions.)