Last week, Jerry Jerry and I were talking about recruiting and propaganda.
Jerry Jerry said: (more or less) Ah shore wish ah could make a livin' outa sitting round jawin' bout recruitin'. But so far - them checks ain't appearing too regularly.
Jerry is in his subtle, non-offensive way putting forward the idea that a productive recruiter should be on the phone not on line. And that time spent on social media discussion groups should be sharply curtailed.
But there's a guy on the Recruiting Animal Show tomorrow, Mr Fishdogs, who claims that social media activity should be part of every employee's daily routine.
Is the point of recruiting to treat candidates as unwitting victims, as fools for the taking? No wonder people have low regard for recruiters.
No. Who said that? You're erroneous conclusion is what perpetuates negative stereotyping not any assertion that I've made.
Also, I would like to suggest that anyone who would prefer to refashion the popular stereotypes about their profession would do well not to perpetuate the stereotyping of others. Used-car salesmen and divorce attorneys perform services to society equal to that of a recruiter. I might add they too have the same problems realizing an examination of truth is a first step to developing the trust-worthiness that marks a true professional from the riff-raff.
I shall leave it here by inviting you to read the preceding thread, follow the links and think it through. You might conclude that rather than candidates being "unwitting victims," average/lame recruiters are the unwitting victims of their individual weaknesses and self-deception.
Steve Delaney said:Is the point of recruiting to treat candidates as unwitting victims, as fools for the taking?
No wonder people have low regard for recruiters. You might as well be used car salesmen - or divorce attorneys. -sjd
what did I miss? Mike, please explain with words I'll understand. Thanks