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The VMS Test

Posted by Scott Wintrip on August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Not all VMS opportunities are bad; they’re just not all created equal.

Next time you have a prospect you are pursuing using a VMS system to manage the process, apply the VMS Test. Your results will guide you in learning if it is worth your time, energy, and effort to accept this business.

Answer each question “yes” or “no.”

  1. Have you been provided with detailed job descriptions, required and desired skills, details on cultural fit, and specifics on…

Where are you on the Recruitment Technology Curve?

Posted by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Recruiting Technology

Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition.

If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve above.

So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the…


The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

Posted by Amy McDonald on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…


Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

Posted by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am 0 Comments

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …


How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Wendy Matyjevich, SPHR on August 19, 2014 at 8:18am 0 Comments

I teach and mentor others in a tongue in cheek manner on the topic of: How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps.

1. Hire the wrong people
2. Dont train them
3. Dont pay or reward them effectively
4. Dont hold them accountable
5. Keep them employed too long



5 Things My Vacation Can Teach You About the Candidate Experience

Posted by Justin Miller on August 18, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments


I recently took a cruise on Royal Caribbean with my girlfriend. It got me thinking about the services we provide as HR

and agency recruiters. Some of these may not be a total surprise to you, but realize just how effective these five points can be if you truly invest time and energy into accomplishing…


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