June 3, 2010

What I Learned From Armando Galarraga

I'm sure by now you've probably seen the horrible call from Jim Joyce that stole a perfect pitch game from Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers. Galarraga pitched a perfect 26 straight outs against the Cleveland Indians. On his 27th pitch, the hit was good to left center field, and was fielded as Galarraga made his way to first base for the catch. The battle for first base then ensued with Galarraga making the catch (and therefore, the out) a whole step before the hitter made it to first base. Unfortunately, for Galarrage, the first base coach, Jim Joyce, called the runner safe and Galarraga's perfect game was history. But this is not where the real story ends. In fact, the real story just begins at this point.

Charles R. Swindoll once said that "
Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.” On Wednesday night Galarraga was a living testament towards life and attitude. Where most would have stomped, shouted, argued, cajoled, whined, cursed, or resorted to violence, Galarraga just smiled. Jim Joyce ended up apologizing for the bad call. He was responsible and took accountability. Something that all leaders, for that matter all people, can learn a little more about doing. Galarraga said that Joyce was human and that we all make mistakes. He said he was disappointed but that things happen. He was the epitome of sportsmanship and his attitude made me think of how employees react to certain situations at work and how we can all learn a life lesson from this experience.

I will take Galarraga's attitude with me as a vision of what I would like my attitude to be. In the face of adversity and change, I will wear a smile on my face. When things seem too tough to handle and there is no end in sight, I will wear a smile on my face. When I feel like crying or screaming, I will plaster a smile on my face and keep it moving. Life will present its share of challenges and upheavals but if we can learn to smile (and maybe even laugh) in spite of these things, life may somehow be a little bit better for all of us. And in the end, anything that can make our outlook on life and our view on the future a bit better is a win in my book.


Recruiting Coordinator - Wilmington, DE ($12-$17/hour)

Posting this for a friend:

Our client located in Delaware is looking for a Recruiter coordinator for a contract through the end of the year!

Basic Job description:
This position supports the talent attraction, recruitment and placement for our cleint's Technology and Operations
functions in Wilmington, Delaware. Key focus of the position is to support the recruiter who partners with clients/hiring managers. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of professional maturity, customer service focus and computer skills.

Professional skills include the ability to plan, organize and interface with a high degree of confidence and competency with HR colleagues and managers at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will have an excellent phone presence with the ability to conduct
a majority of work through the means of the telephone and internet. A customer service focus is realized by the ability to prioritize competing tasks, escalate issues appropriately and maintain an optimistic / achievement oriented attitude. Necessary computer skills include Outlook to accomplish scheduling tasks and emails; Word and Excel skills to communicate with candidates and internal stakeholders.

Location: Wilmington, Delaware 19809.
Pay: 12-17 per hour
Duration: 6 months

Typically one year experience in Human Resources, Recruiting or other high volume environment demonstrating a high level of attention to detail and strong people skills.
-Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please email me your resume at lynn.parker@rosengroup.com

June 2, 2010

Project Management Scheduler Position in Central NJ!!

A friend of mine has a client that is looking for some candidates that are outside of Hr! If you are interested or know of someone that would fit please let me know asap!

Location: Ewing NJ
Rate: up to 36.00-40.00 per hour
Duration: 3-6 months

The focus of the temporary project management resource would be to organize and update "operate and maintain" project plans in preparation for transition to EPM (Enterprise Project Management Software).

The ideal candidate may also help manage certain aspects of AP, such as the change request pipeline or QMS ramp up.
QMS is the Quality Management System; The collective policies, plans, practices, tools, and other required supporting foundation and infrastructure (structure) which an organization uses to reduce and eventually eliminate nonconformance to documented specifications, standards, and customer requirements and expectations in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
Project plans loaded into EPM that allow all SBU actual hours on AP to be associated with a task in the project plan.
Must be a strong scheduler - more technical to develop and maintain the schedules and the documentation piece as well.

MS Project / Enterprise Project Management Software (an enhanced version of MS Project)
10 + years experience
Education: Prefers Project Management Institute Certificate and/or BA degree

If you are interested in this opening please email Lynn.parker@rosengroup.com