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David Wells commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Josh, fair enough I do not expect you to give away your corporate strategy.  But in order for someone to "find you" you have to have some way of getting your message to the market.  However you want to dress it up it is what it…"
Jun 2
David Wells commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Josh now that I have thought about this for a few more minutes I realized your whole business model depends on having a large candidate subscriber base.  Since companies are paying a monthly fee for a possibility of acquiring zero talent you…"
Jun 2
David Wells commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Josh how do candidates find your resume portal that connects them to start ups? Do you advertise in any way?  Go to trade shows or conferences?  Isn't advertising a form of poaching?  I am sure you are guys are not just sitting…"
Jun 2
David Wells commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"@davidwells - It sounds like you provide a lot of value to your clients. But, I still have a problem with this paragraph: "I can understand your point of view in fact in speaking with non-clients who are transitioning into being clients we have…"
Jun 2
David Wells commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"Hi Josh, "But, I have a problem with your assumption that reaching my employees makes you unique. Good tech talent get hit up constantly. It's relatively easy to find & spam people these days." Reaching employees does not make…"
May 30
David Wells commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Keith, I just reread my answer and I realized the tone sounds kind of cranky.  Sorry about that I did not edit before I posted and was already putting out fires this morning.  "
May 27
David Wells commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Keith,  Let me address a couple of main points and then get into a more detailed response.  First I would be wary of using the study in your Washington post article.  The study they cite was conducted by Arin Dube relying HEAVILY on…"
May 27
David Wells commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Keith minimum wage was never meant to support a family.  In fact the vast majority of households that have people in it who earn minimum wage are above the national median in income as the person who earns minimum wage is usually a secondary…"
May 22
David Wells commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Considering that the two companies are similar,  Actually Paul they are not even close.   Costco is a specialty retailer with a vastly smaller number of SKU's per store.  They have HALF as many employees per square foot than…"
May 22
David Wells commented on Adam Krueger's blog post 'Why I Don't Connect With Other Recruiters on LinkedIn'
""but the situation I don't want to be in is going to figure out whether I have 'candidate x' purely as a result of my connection to another recruiter." Why does that matter?  Honest question. If connecting with a…"
May 22
David Wells commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'Stop Trying To Reinvent Recruiting'
"Thanks for the laugh. The last year I have spent more time on the phone and meeting candidates live than at any point in my career, consequently I had the best year of my now seven year career.  I am all for incremental improvement at the…"
Feb 5
David Wells liked Rahul Sonawane's discussion What Steps can be taken???
Dec 2, 2013
David Wells commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.'
"Edit: "Moreover I do agree with all her comments", should say "moreover I do not agree with all her comments..." Past five oclock I seem to be terrible at multitasking."
Nov 13, 2013
David Wells commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.'
"@ Derdiver, I totally get it.  She took the time to slam agency side, and admittedly backtracked a little, so I just wanted to make a nice little defense.  Moreover I do agree with all her comments, nor do I agree with all of Greg's…"
Nov 13, 2013
David Wells commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.'
""Another agency enemy" Not even close.  If you read over your first comment you slammed agency recruiters (just read it again, you did multiple times) and you did that based on your limited experience. I simply pointed out how…"
Nov 13, 2013
David Wells commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.'
"@ Jackie. Right. So you spent your entire first comment slamming agency recruiters, but then close your final comment with the line below. "Bottom line is we are all trying to make a living here and recruiting is our commonality so really…"
Nov 13, 2013

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Name
David Wells
Job Title
Recruiting Manager
Company
Alliance Resource Group
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
How many employees in your company?
<10
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http://allianceresource.us/
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Love the "no."

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Love the “No.”

As recruiters we are trained to love hearing yes.  “Yes, please help me with this position.”  “Yes we are going to make your candidate an offer.”  And best of all, “yes I will accept that offer and here are seven of my highly qualified friends that need work.”  I may have exaggerated with the last one.  But you get my point. 

The word “No” is something we are trained…

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