Recruiting has changed significantly in the last 25 years. The primary vehicle of change has been the Internet. Other driving factors are business changes and technological changes not necessarily related to the Internet. I also think we have a different type of recruiter than we did even 10 years ago.In todays world it is all about speed and how quickly a company can adapt to change. The professionals sought by successful businesses need to be found quickly and they need to be productive almost overnight. This adaptation to almost instant productivity expected of a new employee requires a high degree of specialization to a very specific area of expertise. Therefore, the recruiter needs a very fast way of finding professionals with the exact type of skills. It wasnt too long ago when an employer just needed an accountant with experience in the retail industry. Today the employer needs an accountant with retail experience, plus experience in foreign markets, exchange rates, tariffs and knowledge of specific branded automated accounting systems. There is no time to bring the new person up to speed.So, the pieces of the big global economic engine are becoming more sophisticated, more minute, more specialized and more interchangeable.Now I finally get to my point. What can I bring to the table via recruiting software that will give our recruiting customers the speed and accuracy they need to find or attract these people who are becoming more and more specialized into fewer macro groups and greater micro groups?I have looked into my rather foggy crystal ball and saw that recruiting firms with an active functioning web site might be the way of the future. I am not talking about the web sites I see today which just simply talk about what a great recruiting firm they are and provide x number of reasons why they can help someones career. Some may even post jobs and accept applications and resumes via their web site. I see recruiting web sites of the future being content driven to areas of minute specialization; i.e. not just doctors but neurosurgeons specializing in spectrography, not just commercial pilots but helicopter pilots, not just web masters but web masters with PHP and video marketing.For right know, let us simply call this web site for recruiters an exchange where candidates of very specific skills and needs are drawn. A key emphasis of the exchange is the ability to quickly isolate very specialized and specific skills. If I know my customer base, the exchange will have to be highly customizable for each recruiting firm. Both candidates and clients will have to have the ability to interact with their own information. A lot of the information will need to be confidential and highly secure. But above all, this one to one interaction between candidate and client will be monitored by the recruiter. Wow, has the recruiters job changed or what!These web sites of the future will not simply be job boards like Monster, Career Builder or Dice. These exchanges will be run and operated by people with the knowledge of very specialized skills. The biggest change I see coming however is the ability of recruiters to market and the means with which they market to their customers and candidates. Currently this marketing is typically in the form of newsletters, emails and phone calls. The recruiting firms of the future will learn how to market through their web sites via "recruiting software" . No longer will the recruiter be the headhunter. The recruiter of the future will need to draw these people of infinite specialties to them because they will not just be found.Right now if a candidate was to search for a position with a specific skill in Google, Im willing to bet that not one recruiting firm would come up on the 1st page. This will change as recruiting firms learn how to add value to their web site, not just in the form of bringing employer and employee together but by offering information valuable to the specific industry; salary, latest news, trends, continuing education, etc. I believe above all else that there is one aspect of the recruiting industry that will not change. It will always be a cottage industry of firms averaging from 1 to 5 people. One to five people can never track the geometrical growth and infinite expansion of skills. The capitol required for recruiting startup is so small that no one recruiting firm can ever become a Google, Microsoft or Yahoo. It is too easy for a startup to out compete a giant conglomerate recruiting firm in a specific area with little or no capitol investment. It will be even easier with good recruiting software. Perhaps my last article was wrong How
Adware is on of those things that most internet users don't even think about until its too late. More often than not the majority of us do not even realise the existence of spyware until the damage has been done. Each and every day thousands of hidden applications are trying to gain access to computers all over the internet.The amazing thing is that only a small percentage of people protect themselves from this kind of adware parasite and most only seek protection once the damage has been done. There are many ways that spyware and adware can take advantage of those of us who tend to be lacking in the area of computer security. Most times it is just our internet usage details that these nasties are after but at the other end of the scale there are some adware programs that are acting in a completely sinister manner.If we all treated our computers like our bank accounts then you would not even be reading this article. The sad fact is we do not and every day there are thousands of people that are putting their private details at risk. None of us should have anything in our computers that we do not want and did not willingly invite but I would bet my last paycheque that anyone reading this article has a few unwanted extras lurking in the depths of their P.C's.It is absolutely essential that you be very aware of the possibilities with the latest of today's scumware. If you are not willing to purchase some internet protection on the grounds that you might be infected then you should at least take advantage of an online scan. These scans are free and easily accessed so to be honest it would be sheer madness to ignore their existence and simply carry on regardless.Run a free adware scan and the end result will be you are either spyware free or do in fact have a computer stowaway nestling inside your computer. If you are adware free then you can carry on without a care in the world, Your money will still be in your pocket and your computer will be running safely. If on the other hand you do find an intrusion then you can simply spend a little of your cash and rid the gremlin from your computer.There are many free adware help sites all over the internet and it is very easy to get the latest news on all the recent adware outbreaks. Listen to the experts and weigh up what you have to lose.If your computer is clean then a free scan will cost you nothing.If it is infected then just how much do you stand to lose should your data be accessed?
After a gap of nearly 5 years, Microsoft released the latest version of Windows which is named as Vista. With a name change from Longhorn to Vista, the stable version of Windows is expected to be released during November 2006. The beta version of this software is already available as a free download. If you have a lot of patience or a very high speed internet connection then you can download Vista which is nearly 2.5 GB in size.Microsoft promises that Vista will have plenty of new features which includes updated graphical user interface (GUI), Windows DVD Maker a new creation tool for multimedia and totally revamped audio, print and networking sub-systems. Vista will make use of peer-to-peer technology to make file sharing between networked computers easier. With the inclusion of Virtual PC in Vista, Microsoft claims that running previous versions of Windows simultaneously on the same machine will not be a problem.The developers can make use of the Net Framework version 3.0 introduced in Vista. This version is claimed to be easier to work with than the traditional Windows API.The most common criticism of Windows XP is its unstable security and its inability to protect the system from buffer overflows, viruses and malware. The stated goal of Vista is to improve the security considerably and make the system protected from the invasion of malwares and virus threats.Vista comes with improved performance of Windows Shell, easier and faster search functions, a sidebar resembling Apples Spotlight, desktop gadgets for applets, the latest version of Internet Explorer the controversial web browser of Microsoft -, Windows Media Player 11, specialized User Account Control, built in Firewall to control and monitor outgoing and incoming traffic, Windows Defender, a Windows version of anti-spyware and Windows mail which will replace the existing Outlook Express.Microsoft claims Vista will help in improving the performance of the PC in certain key areas which includes starting up, response to user actions, and waking up. The start up is going to be very quick and while background processing of scripts and applications are executed, the other desired tasks can be performed by the users.The new sleep state provision in Vista has combined features for standby mode, data protection and low power usage during hibernation.If you want to try Vista on your desktop computer then your system should have a processor which should be at least 800MHZ speed, 512 MB RAM and have the latest version of any good graphic card capable of executing DirectX version 9 or above. This is only a minimum requirement. For optimum results a better processor above 1.2GHZ is needed.
Computer security is a vitally important issue in today's society, a lot of the most critical aspects of our lives require computers, and keeping those computers secure is critical. The popularity of the Internet and the amount of time we spend making use of it has made it very simple to spread computer viruses. Computer viruses have become such a problem that they are now frequently mentioned in both the newspapers television news bulletins as well as in the online media. It is absolutely critical that you take steps to protect yourself against viruses, and you must be really vigilant if you spend a lot of time online. Virus can be transmitted through e-mail, or a file you download even if you do not install it, but they can also be present in the files on a floppy disk especially if it is being passed from friend to friend. Lots of computers get infected every day, and if you do not take precautions yours may be next, you may lose all of your data on your machine. Once gone, it will be irretrievable unless of course you had the good sense to take a regular back up! A "computer virus" is a small program that has the ability to duplicate itself, just like a real virus hence the name, also just like a biological virus it must have a host to exist. The virus payload, the end product of the computer virus, can be something harmless it can be as simple as displaying a message, or something very serious it could fully reformat your hard drive. Recent computer virus attacks have resulted in major disruption to both home computers and the networks of governments and multi national companies.The advance of the Internet has been the most essential issue in the increase of computer viruses. Originally viruses were spread when people swapped disks with their friends, by its very nature this tended to restrict the spread of the computer virus but today most people do not tend to use external media like disks to store data in the same way, This has resulted, most viruses being spread via the use of e-mail and file sharing on the Internet. All that is required is for you to open an e-mail attachment or download a dangerous program and this can give your computer a virus. There are by now, about fifty thousand viruses in existence, but there are several hundred new threats produced each month.There are a number of motives that encourage people to write computer viruses. The earliest virus programs were by and large written as pranks or experiments. However as some programmers began to learn their way about systems and the Internet, they wrote viruses just to see what they can do with them. For example, a programmer might write a computer virus code just to see how far it would spread. Unfortunately it did not stop there, other more malicious individuals, have far more hostile intentions and they took great delight writing computer viruses to harm websites or damage people's computers. An additional reason a [*_*] gets produced is to blackmail large corporations with the threat of setting off a loss of data on their systems. There have been lots of viruses written for revenge. Employees who are about to lose their jobs can sometimes leave viruses behind on the company system to do damage to their former employer's ability to do business. Also lots of viruses are written for profit. The [*_*]es may be used to send e-mail spam (so the original sender is disguised), causing your computer to serve as a host to illegal data, or engage in other illegal activities. Also, viruses can be used to spy on users, display pop-ups while the user is not on the internet, and acquire user data like bank accounts or credit card numbers. Viruses tend to fall into two major types, Worms or Trojan horses, but just to complicate things Trojan horses, can be a type of worm.A Computer Worm is a self replicating program, the first worm to gain wide attention was the Morris Worm this infected a large number of computers and earned its writer 400 hours of community service and over $10000 in fines! Trojan horses as the name implies are hidden viruses. This helps the program to get installed in the first place. They then quietly run in the background, while disseminating its malicious code. This code can do any amount of things. It can begin right away or it may simply install a program that won't start for sometime. Once it does start, it can delete all of the files on the computer or it can infect the computer and try to infect other computers on the network. There are a number of ways viruses are delivered, and as a Trojan horse is the most common. It generally comes with other pieces of software that a user might find interesting. This software is usually shared through a file-sharing network or downloadable off of the Internet. Once the user installs the software, the virus also gets installed.It is vital that you cover yourself against viruses, this can done very simply by installing a good anti-virus program and keeping it up to date. There are both free and expensive software applications around that can be set to self-update to protect from viruses.You can also help defend yourself by being cautious where you download files from; only use a reputable well-known source. You should also not to open any e-mail attachments unless you know the sender. Making these safety precautions will help to protect you from computer.Roger Overanout
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