Chadd Balbi
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Not Hiring The First Candidate Interviewed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ferrante LoCicero Nov 19. 4 Replies

I would love to get various opinions and feedback about this topic: "Not Hiring the First Candidate you Interview"I am currently recruiting a manager level role for company. We had 3 interviews last…Continue

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PAUL FOREL commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"Hi, Chadd.... Let's just say that in its best form, candidates don't blink without checking with me, first. They don't apply for other jobs behind my back, they don't send resumes out on their own and basically we move as one. If…"
Dec 15
Chadd Balbi commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"I'd be interested to know your take on its true meaning, Paul"
Dec 15
PAUL FOREL commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"Chadd, you are suffering with a misunderstanding- "Candidate control" is a necessary facet to the business of executive search/the employment agency business but the confusion that exists here is that none of the cause and effects you…"
Dec 15
Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'The Truth About Agency Recruiting'
"Your article is written by someone who came from the same background as I did in my early days and I can totally vouch for the accuracy.  Different industries/third party recruiting companies have different 'issues', and what you…"
Dec 10
Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"I remember this phrase.....I looked at your profile on LI, Chadd, and saw you are an Aerotek alum, as am I..... I learned the 'basics' of recruiting when I started out, but a lot of the common sense stuff I either knew, or learned as I…"
Dec 10
Anna Brekka liked Chadd Balbi's blog post Stop Saying "Candidate Control"
Dec 10
Chadd Balbi commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"This phrase is more common than you think and it surprises me people can feel this way. Thanks!"
Dec 10
Matt Charney commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'Stop Saying "Candidate Control"'
"Chadd: Great post, but do people actually say this? It seems if you assume you can control candidates, you lead quite a blessed recruiting existence. Most of the time, it's the other way around :) Appreciate your insights and expertise as…"
Dec 10
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Dec 10
A blog post by Chadd Balbi was featured

Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.However here is one we need to throw away right now: “Candidate Control”.In fact I petition that not…See More
Dec 10
Chadd Balbi liked Anita Ginsburg's blog post The Six Most Common Reasons Companies Can't Retain Quality Employees
Dec 9
Chadd Balbi posted a blog post

Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.However here is one we need to throw away right now: “Candidate Control”.In fact I petition that not…See More
Dec 9
Ronald S. Jordan commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'The Truth About Agency Recruiting'
"Chad, I did read the article and it more of a hit piece concerning large recruiting agencies, which we both worked for. I might have been a bit harsh when I used the "word garbage" In that instance I can step back and admit it was the…"
Dec 9
Chadd Balbi and JobsInKent are now friends
Dec 9
Chadd Balbi commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'The Truth About Agency Recruiting'
"I agree Shriley. Candidates need to remember clients pay the bills. So as much as it would be nice for the recruiter to be out there finding them a job, it is not going to build revenue. But if you build a relationship with a recruiter, they will…"
Dec 9
George Genel commented on Chadd Balbi's blog post 'The Truth About Agency Recruiting'
"Ron, chad, you're both right on your points. I have owned my firm since 1991 grew it to 26 recruiters and have been in the business since 1986. I find the recruiters described by Chadd to be more on the novice side trained by large Robert Half,…"
Dec 9

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Chadd
Job Title
Corporate IT Recruiter
Company
InterDigital Communications
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Recruiter
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
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>50
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Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:00pm 6 Comments

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. 

And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…

I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.

However here is one we need to throw away right now:…

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The Truth About Agency Recruiting

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:00am 11 Comments

The world of contingent, agency recruiting is extremely competitive. The salesperson that visits clients will usually have a nice suit on and promise you the world, but as the saying goes, don’t ask how the sausage is made.

The main thing to understand is that contingent recruiting is a sales game and, as with any sales industry, it is all about earning…

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5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Getting a job in today’s market can be very difficult. As a recruiter people are always coming up to me and telling me their horror stories of how they are out of work, can’t get an interview or aren't being made offers. I sympathize with them because I know how hard it can be. If I post a position I am being flooded with resumes.…

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The Anatomy of the Counter Offer

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:52am 3 Comments



The subject of the counter offer is a very highly debated topic. If you are in a job search while currently employed and in fact entertain a new offer, it is a safe assumption that your current employer will do what it takes to keep you. And while having two companies fighting over your professional services can feel flattering, it is incumbent on you to fully understand the situation and not just take the highest offer.

This article is not written to persuade…

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At 7:40am on July 22, 2013, Debbie Brucks Teed said…

Hi Chadd,

Great posting- "Having a recruiter in your job search..."  

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