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Recruitment Tracking Systems - What do you love, what do you hate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Passmore Sep 18, 2012. 6 Replies

So I am moving into a new role shortly back into a passion of mine - recruitment technology.  I know - hated by many (most?) recruiters but I love technology so making it work for recruitment,…Continue

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Erin Passmore commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'If You Don’t Want My Advice…'
"Love this!  Drives me nuts as well - ex husband and now boyfriend rant about recruiters and recruiting processes but when I give suggestions - that won't work! I had to laugh when boyfriend had to recruit for a contract role for the first…"
Nov 11, 2013
Eve Jamiolkowska liked Erin Passmore's blog post Hiring the “Aged”
Nov 21, 2012
Judi Wunderlich commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"LOL!  About the men and dying their hair thing. I know several over 50 men who dye their hair regularly - and they look great!  The key is, they get is professionally colored.  I believe the men you are talking who look silly are…"
Nov 19, 2012
Chrisman Wilkey commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Bob, problem with that is that they are locked out for the most part here as well, conversation goes something like this...you were a "whaever" why would you want this lesser job?" Or the thought is, offer them the job and as soon as…"
Nov 19, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I thank you as well. I have many frustrated mature workers (40 and over, according to the DOL) who are running up against hidden age discrimination. Many would be fine taking a lesser role and less pay to shuck off the responsibility. "
Nov 19, 2012
Erin Passmore commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I agree also with the men and dyed hair - it never looks great and they have to do it constantly if they are fully grey.  Not worth it!  I also think that women who are very obviously on the later side of 70 look a little silly with a full…"
Nov 19, 2012
Valentino Martinez liked Erin Passmore's blog post Hiring the “Aged”
Nov 18, 2012
Sally Appenzeller commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Oh my,  Men dying their hair is not a good idea!!!!  For some reason on a man, you can tell it is died, or they have a wig on.  If the candidate dress's professionally, is up beat, sells himself then he should have nothing to…"
Nov 17, 2012
Sandra McCartt commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I agree with Peter re men dying their hair. I had a vp sales candidate who was in his early 60's. His LinkedIn pic was classy, gray hair ,distinguished look. After several phone screens he was flown halfway across the country for a full day of…"
Nov 17, 2012
Peter Ceccarelli commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"To Judi: Awesome post.  Very insightful.  This entire discussion if great.  And have you noticed, we're mostly all if not all of us responding are the demographic being discussed.  To Chrisman: Dye your hair for an interview…"
Nov 16, 2012
Judi Wunderlich commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Peter: Ageism is just another flavor or racism or sexism. Overweight people also face discrimination, as do people with 'foreign-sounding' names or accents. Because as long as we have humans judging candidates, we will have certain classes…"
Nov 16, 2012
Peter Ceccarelli commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Spot on assessment!  Everything you shared is unfortunately true and happening at epidemic levels all over the World,not just the U.S.  I'm on the north side of 50, and have been with my company for 7 years.  However, even with…"
Nov 16, 2012
Chrisman Wilkey commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I think the guys suffer from gee, do I really need to color my hair? Yes DUDE you do....give up the bell bottoms. Seriously it's a balancing act, do you wear a tie, do you go up scale business casual or jeans? Depends on where  you are…"
Nov 16, 2012
Judi Wunderlich commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Sally>  I realized that of all the over 50 people I've interviewed or met with, the women were always up-to-date in their looks/style. It was the MEN who looked woefully 'old.'  Yes, the wrong kind of clothes can make you…"
Nov 16, 2012
Sally Appenzeller commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"Judi,  I agree as far as attitude, and I must say Ihave not interviewed any candidates lately that looks as you described.  I am in the 60's full of energy, dress up to date, no gray hairs, ( it is now red ); I read the box wrong and…"
Nov 16, 2012
Erin Passmore commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I wish this issue would take care of itself with the economy, but I fear that for many it will be too late.  Retirement funds, housing all gone.  I really see this as a significant danger in the long run.  Let's keep up the call…"
Nov 16, 2012

Profile Information

Name
Erin Passmore
Job Title
Recruiter
Company
TheMIGroup
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?
Services
How many employees in your company?
>500
Are you interested in split placements?
No
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
Hi, my name is Erin.
Name someone you most admire
Most people I admire no one on this site would know - they are everyday people. The only one that some may know (if you are from Ontario, Canada) is John Tory.
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
My ATS, LinkedIn, my brain...
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
Reading about the challenges and triumphs that others in my career path face

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Hiring the “Aged”

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:00am 29 Comments

Recruitment can be a crazy business.  We are at the whim of our candidates and our hiring managers, some days it feels like I am a babysitter more than recruitment professional.  Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend, one that may have been present for some time but I am noticing it more and more.

 

Hiring Manager and Recruiters are focusing more on fit, which is great – except they are “fitting” those over 50 out of work.  I have worked at a few companies…

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It's so hard... but is it?

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 10:28am 0 Comments

 

So my last post was about how tough the hard knock stories are to manage some days.  Today it’s more about why so many recruiters/HR/managers don't effectively communicate with their candidates - especially when declining them.

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I can't help everyone - I'm sorry!

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:32am 7 Comments

 

Some days this job is tougher than others.  Some tough days are pain in the ass hiring managers, candidates that do ws, or just overwhelming volumes of works.  But the toughest days for me are the candidates that are desperate.  Not just a little, but a lot. 

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How can you do this job everyday?

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:25pm 4 Comments

Don’t you get tired of asking the same questions every day?  I don’t know how you can do this job.  Now I admit to having asked my day care provider how she can do her job every day without moments of insanity, but that is another story.  In truth, I may ask the same questions, but I don’t get the same answers.  But to be honest, especially with the phone interview, that is not why I love doing this job.  It is for a very different reason.  It is the same reason that I strongly disagree with…

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