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Amy Ala
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Amy Ala's Discussions

Free CRM for Recruiters?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Roberts, SPHR Nov 3, 2014. 24 Replies

Why I Love Recruiting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Leary Jun 9, 2012. 29 Replies

The Sticky Stuff !! Confused about outplacement services...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra McCartt Oct 26, 2011. 4 Replies

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Glenn Fox liked Amy Ala's profile
Nov 5, 2014
Jeremy Roberts, SPHR replied to Amy Ala's discussion 'Free CRM for Recruiters?'
"When nimble first launched it was free... I LOVED it. I'm not sure what their cost is now but you should check it out."
Nov 3, 2014
Malia Jorgensen replied to Amy Ala's discussion 'Free CRM for Recruiters?'
"We use it's not free, but has it's own section for adding prospects without having to attached them to a specific job."
Oct 30, 2014
Stacey Boyer replied to Amy Ala's discussion 'Free CRM for Recruiters?'
" Tough to set up, you have to be technical and have some sort of web host.  But it's an actual ATS and completely free.  Much better than any other free ats options out there.  I've been using it for…"
Oct 24, 2014
Amy Ala and Kurt Hynes are now friends
Oct 19, 2014
Allan Leung liked Amy Ala's blog post 10 Tips to Surviving as a Corporate Recruiter
Oct 15, 2014
Amy Ala replied to Shari Burke's discussion 'Recruiting Burnout'
"well I threaten to quit on at least a weekly basis :) it happens, often - to the best of us. One thing you can try is a quick "touch base" call with hiring managers who's roles you've filled or even the candidate you filled it…"
Oct 9, 2014
Amy Ala commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'What Every James Cameron Movie Says About Hiring'
"I fully expected the takeaway to be "if people are involved, you can expect things are going to fall apart". ;)"
Oct 9, 2014

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Amy Ala
Job Title
Staffing Consultant / Recruiter
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
How many employees in your company?
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Twitter Profile!/AlaRecruiter

Amy Ala's Blog

Trust Me, I'm a Professional

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:59pm 8 Comments

Oh RBC how I've missed you... my divorce fueled hiatus has come to an end and in the immortal words of Elton John, the bitch is back.

So much has happened since we last chatted... one thing that hasn't changed? My love/hate relationship with my profession. Don't get me wrong,…


Hey That's MY Candidate!

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 3:35pm 8 Comments

A recent RBC article shined a light on the concern many recruiters have about connecting with other recruiters on LinkedIn. I was perplexed as I’ve always considered public profiles (on LinkedIn or elsewhere) to be, well, public and therefore easy to…


Life, Interrupted

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:51pm 17 Comments

This is the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Some will say it’s too personal, and they’re probably right. My regular readers know this blog is a diary of sorts, I generally write about whatever is top of mind and damn the consequences. Others may feel…


I'm a Recruiter. No, a Salesperson. NO, a RECRUITER!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm 17 Comments

I’ve always thought of my profession as sales. Always. I started recruiting in the early days of the internet, where training was basically “wanna buy a chicken? No? How about a duck?” until I got my hands on some Danny Cahill Placement 2000 VHS tapes.Ahhh then I was in…


A Numbers Game: A Corporate Recruiter's Take on the State of Staffing

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:00pm 11 Comments

Bullhorn done did it again. Today, the staffing software giant released its fourth annual Recruiting Trends Report.

In December 2013, Bullhorn polled 1,337 agency professionals to get a sense not only of…


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At 7:52pm on June 6, 2014, Keith Halperin said…

Celebrate like there's tomorrow- you deserve it, Amy!

At 11:33am on June 6, 2014, Mark Tortorici said…

Happy Birthday, Amy!  Have a great one!  :) 

- Mark Tortorici

At 4:51am on March 2, 2014, PAUL FOREL said…

Hi, Amy...

I am new here and am catching up on old posts.

"...great agency recruiters act in the best interest of whoever's writing the check. Nice crap-stirring post though I'll give you that..."


See 'ya....


At 4:49pm on March 14, 2013, Daren J. Mongello said…

Oh does every friend see this?
If so...."no bueno"
My email is if you want to ping me.
Good luck on the new gig btw.

At 10:09pm on March 12, 2013, Cristina Lewis said…

Thanks, Amy. Thank goodness for this page and network of recruiters. I love it. 

At 3:32am on June 14, 2012, Dyll Davies said…

Thanks for the reply Amy.  It sounds like you (or your UK people) have it well covered and I am not sure Zones would be in my sweet spot (finding C/VP level staff for early stage software start-ups) - but, heh, if anything does come up you (or they) think I could help with, I always say a conversation is never wasted. I am very open and honest about what I can and cannot do with clients and potential clients so I wouldn't take something on I couldn't deliver on.

Anyway, as I say, it sounds like you guys have it covered.  Good to touch base with you.

All the best,


At 3:56am on June 13, 2012, Dyll Davies said…

Hi Amy,

Sorry for the rather random wall post out of the blue but I have seen a few of your posts on RB and you seem a very sensible and knowledgeable internal recruiter.  I checked out the Zones website and it seems you guys are soley US based which probably means I can't be of much help to you (more than your existing US based recruitment partners at least) as I am UK based and specialise in mainly start-up companies based or looking to set up in Europe/EMEA. . . but if that ever changes let me know.

It is refreshing to hear an internal recruiter who understands the value of a good external head-hunter.  You clearly know your job and your company's needs and know that working with good 'externals' can help you achieve your goals too.

Apologies again for the random post but I thought I'd take some time to point that out :-)

At 2:59pm on February 21, 2012, Kyle Schafroth said…

Amy -

Thanks for connecting! I really enjoy the content you put out and I look forward to tackling some other 'debates' out here!

At 4:33am on January 3, 2012, Brigadier YR MAINDIRATTA said…

Dear Amy,

Would you please share your email id? I want to ask you for professional advice in the field of recruiting.


Brigadier Maindiratta

At 7:33pm on June 23, 2011, bill josephson said…
I noticed your recruiting is like dating comment.  I'm a 3rd party recruiter doing extensive cold calling which also seems like dating.  To me, it's like being in a social situation and either striking up a conversation with a guy or asking a girl out.  Feelings are very much the same.  With the girls, so are the 'turndowns.'

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