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Does anyone have a great web based ATS collecting dust?

Started Oct 5, 2011 0 Replies

My mind is a curious thing and I am currently investigating a potential recruiting-like opportunity that came to me while I was meeting clients on a different subject. I think it could be the next…Continue

Why did you become a recruiter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sathish Ganesh Oct 23, 2011. 14 Replies

For me I found out early on in a stint…Continue

What makes a Recruiter Great!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by bill josephson Jan 30, 2012. 21 Replies

In the hope of sharing and helping all…Continue

What made you a better recruiter? The Story of Old Joe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Sep 28, 2011. 15 Replies

For me it was the opportunity to work for a couple of years with "Old Joe" who showed me that you do not need any fancy tools to recruit, just your briefcase (stuffed with resumes), your phone, your…Continue

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Maisha Cannon commented on Francois Guay's blog post 'Klout is the Future of Performance Management'
"Lisa, I couldn't agree more with your statement --> "Popularity does not necessarily equal value." Sandra, "A lazy lout with lots of Klout" should immediately be printed on bumper stickers and t-shirts worldwide! Oh wait,…"
Mar 17, 2012
bill josephson replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
"In this economy, a great recruiter is filling a position mired with enough problems making it "unfillable" from corporate's standpoint.  Finding that "two-headed astronaut" or "Purple Squirrel.""
Jan 30, 2012
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Jan 30, 2012
bill josephson replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
"In this economy, a great recruiter is filling a position mired with enough problems making it "unfillable" from corporate's standpoint.  Finding that "two-headed astronaut" or "Purple Squirrel.""
Jan 30, 2012
Paul Alfred replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
"Lots of great answers ... Mine are:   Establishing major Trust with the Client that means sometimes telling a client you are not going to make a submission if you can't find the right candidate and if that means losing out on a fee so be…"
Jan 30, 2012
Valentino Martinez liked Francois Guay's discussion What makes a Recruiter Great!!!
Jan 29, 2012
Valentino Martinez replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
""What makes a Recruiter Great!!!", you ask?  Well, they are the same things that make a great recruiter. Experience, smarts (formal, informal & street), skill, tenacity, hunger, creativity, endurance, great timing,…"
Jan 29, 2012
A discussion started by Francois Guay was featured

What makes a Recruiter Great!!!

In the hope of sharing and helping all recruiters on the site lets share what makes a great recruiter. Is it an innate ability to identify talent? Is it an ability to locate talent? To identify the proper fit for a particular role? A massive rolodex? Persistence? Relationship building? What do you think makes a great recruiter?See More
Jan 13, 2012
Francois Guay and David Pritchard are now friends
Jan 11, 2012
Francois Guay replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
"Hi Elise, Good comments, your absolutely right on identifying the impacts of poor hiring on the hiring manager and how identifying deal killers ahead of time is key. Cheers."
Jan 11, 2012
Elise Reynolds replied to Francois Guay's discussion 'What makes a Recruiter Great!!!'
"All those things you mentioned are important.  What I think is very important is respect and caring.  You are intimately involved in people making tremendous life changes.  These changing can have far-reaching consequences both…"
Jan 11, 2012
Valentino Martinez commented on Francois Guay's blog post '28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy'
"@Sylvia,   Interfacing effectively with candidates under employment consideration is a given priority--but Francois is suggesting that nixing your ATS is ok as long as you’re focusing on candidates.  I agree if hemeans not to become…"
Nov 18, 2011
Sylvia Dahlby commented on Francois Guay's blog post '28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy'
"@Valentino I think what is meant by "nix the ATS" is not to let it become a barrier & so process bound that it diminishes the human interaction... or at least that's what I meant."
Nov 17, 2011
Valentino Martinez commented on Francois Guay's blog post '28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy'
"@Francois, You're actually right.  I will remove my earlier objection (was in a lazy mood at the time I read "28 tips" and thought 28 tips to slog through). It wasn't bad after all.  As you suggest, a good tip, whether…"
Nov 16, 2011
Francois Guay commented on Francois Guay's blog post '28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy'
"Thanks for your thought but it's amazing to get naysayers to tips. Tips are there to be used or not used depending on what your strategy needs are."
Nov 16, 2011
Cora Mae Lengeman commented on Francois Guay's blog post 'Klout is the Future of Performance Management'
"I finally found out what Klout is.  I think it's a game people play and the people with the lowest scores work the most and the ones with the highest scores spend too much time on the internet!"
Nov 14, 2011

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28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:25am 6 Comments



1. Build talent pipelines and recruitment strategies to key business groups

Business units love to engage and buy-in to recruitment strategies that are tied to their groups and units vs. the whole company where job requirements and competencies can get watered down to meet all requirements.  Sourcing…

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Klout is the Future of Performance Management

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 10:14am 35 Comments

Hate them or love them Klout is here to stay. While we may all question Klout’s scoring algorithms, we can probably all agree on the value of the outcome; identifying people with the ability to persuade via social media.

So why not develop and reward employees based on a…

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Spin the Bottle – How HR Better Start Taking Risks

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:12am 2 Comments

Remember that cute little blonde you had a crush on when you were ten but were to shy to approach or even kiss during that awkward game of spin the bottle. Well you're a big boy know so you better start taking action, especially if you're in Human Resources otherwise some big finance guy is going to waltz…

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Dare to Be Different – Why you Need to Change How you Hire?

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Amazing that most companies still look for talent the traditional way. In a world topsy-turvy with change, rampant new technology, social media, new competitive entrants and a global economy, companies are still hiring the old-fashioned way. Most companies are still embracing the status quo, slumbering thru the new…

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At 12:58pm on October 6, 2011, Richard Cialone said…
Happy to connect, Francois.
At 11:00am on October 4, 2011, Chantelle Legg said…
I love your blog posts! Just thought you should know :)
At 11:09am on September 16, 2011, Tom Dimmick said…
Thank you for the connection Francois - Tom
 
 
 

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