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So do recruitment agencies really have a future?

Got sent a link to this fantastic article and made me wonder if recruitment agencies really do have a future. This guy seems to think they…

Started by Paul ThomasLatest Reply

STICKY STUFF -"I am not a bully".

Dear Sticky Stuff,Help, we had a new employee join our group this week. She didn't start to work, she exploded into the department like Won…

Started by Sandra McCarttLatest Reply


i don't know about the rest of you but i am sick to death(pun intended) of all the self appointed thought leaders, gurus and myopic purveyo…

Started by Sandra McCarttLatest Reply

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Why do Reference and Background Checks Suck?

Seriously, I haven't spoken with a single recruiter or HR manager who hasn't professed their disdain for those things. What do you hate mos…

Started by Dor Rubin

5 Dec 20, 2014
Reply by Linda Ferrante LoCicero

Carts and Horses and Google and Search

Has anyone dealt with this problem before?  Successfully?  It is a difficult one, and yet it is a fascinating problem.  Does it have a solu…

Started by Nicholas Meyler

0 Nov 20, 2014

Dealing with Reductionist Critics of Our Profession

When people attempt to belittle us with radical reductionism, we might try responding with: "Sure, archaeologists and paleontologists are j…

Started by Nicholas Meyler

0 Aug 3, 2014

Recruiting is Sales! Recruiting is Not Sales! Why do we care?

I've seen a lot of posts lately about whether recruiting is or isn't sales. A large part of recruiting is sales. We're production and money…

Started by Becky Northrup

5 May 22, 2014
Reply by Becky Northrup

RESUMES: are you willing to ACCEPT or do you REJECT a HOT MESS?

Should a resume with inarticulate or incoherent content, misspellings, grammatical gaffes, poor punctuation, typos or funky format be rejec…

Started by Kelly Blokdijk

4 May 21, 2014
Reply by Chadd Balbi

Start-up Hires and Age Discrimination

 Have you ever noticed how few people over 30 or so get hired at early-stage startups, and while age discrimination is sometimes discussed,…

Started by Keith Halperin

0 May 19, 2014

Me wants headhunter

The title is "caveman / cavewoman" speak for one of the most common questions / requests I get from people looking for a new job.  Here's h…

Started by Kelly Blokdijk

8 Mar 6, 2014
Reply by Keith D. Halperin


A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) against words, objects, actions, discussions, or people that are considered undesirable by…

Started by Maureen Sharib

12 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by Keith D. Halperin

Please tell me why (again) I'm supposed to give you all my contacts on LinkedIn......

For the life of me I just don't get it! I've built solid relationships from the ground up and now you want to see them all? And I don't eve…

Started by Jerry Albright

43 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by Keith D. Halperin

Back-Door Reference Checks...

As an Independent Recruiter trying to build a solid reputation among clients, fellow recruiters and candidates, it can be rather dishearten…

Started by Rayanne

11 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by Keith D. Halperin



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