Posts by mbrandt

Blame-A-Nitis: The very fastest way to destroy your career when you have been let go from your job

I have been in the recruiting software and HR technology industry for about 14 years and have seen some of the best and worst in most any company and any company’s personnel. I myself have been in a few very bad situations with my job on the line and have handled things both very well and very badly, which is what this article is about. I guess it was about 8 years ago now that I almost ended my career with what we will call blame-a-nitus. I was a senior manager within a top Recruiting Software vendor and I had grown very resentful because several of the team that had begun with the company around the same time I had, were being promoted and I wasn’t.

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BrightMove Announces the Release of BrightMove Unite

BrightMove, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of BrightMove Unite, an all free job distribution and analytics tool for recruiters. BrightMove Unite will enable recruiters, either 3rd party recruiters, or in-house HR recruiters, to distribute jobs to most major social networks, and numerous free job boards. BrightMove Unite will be offered as a free tool, and will be available in BETA beginning March 29, 2012. The official launch of the product is scheduled for the ERE Expo (http://www.ereexpo.com/2012spring/) in San Diego, CA, March 29-30.

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BrightMove Recruiting Software Announces the Release of BrightMove Social Bar

BrightMove Recruiting Software Announces the Release of BrightMove Social Bar St Augustine, FL – BrightMove, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of BrightMove Social Bar. The Social Bar will enable users of the BrightMove’s applicant tracking systems to view Social Network profile data of candidates, managers and contacts, in real-time, directly in-line with the…

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Dude. Your Candidate Has a Medical Marijuana Card. Now What?

After setting up a round of interviews for an open drafter position located in Los Angeles, CA, the hiring manager left me a concerned voicemail. “A candidate came in for an interview and asked if we require a pre-employment drug screen. Once confirmed, he stated that he has an MMJ (Medical Marijuana) Card. How should I proceed?”

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