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Meghan Mulhearn commented on Gino Conti's blog post 'Tree-hugger, bleeding heart, idealist...call me what you like, I just prefer to do the right thing.'
"Great post! I feel the same way. I had a guy do the same as Jeff today, even though I had nothing in his area for him. I know it's because a year ago I related to him in an honest and compassionate way about his job search. Yesterday I…"
Jan 28, 2010
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Dec 15, 2009
Hassan Rizwan commented on Gino Conti's blog post 'Why I Wouldn't Hire My Clone'
"Great thoought Gino. I really like the last part of the blog. I personally prefer hiring 2 or more in a group of 8 or 10. We also play a trick while hiring the new candidates by planting an employee of ours in the discussion as a candidate who acts…"
Nov 19, 2009
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Why I Wouldn't Hire My Clone

Having the technical competencies necessary to perform a job function seems to be a pretty universally accepted requirement in order to be considered a viable candidate. However, it is perhaps equally important what the personality and attitude are in the package-deal that is a new hire. With more and more companies adopting behavioral or corporate culture-based interviews it seems the trend is to hire based on soft skills as well. The only question is, what makes a person a good fit for a…See More
Nov 19, 2009
Gino Conti posted a blog post

Why I Wouldn't Hire My Clone

Having the technical competencies necessary to perform a job function seems to be a pretty universally accepted requirement in order to be considered a viable candidate. However, it is perhaps equally important what the personality and attitude are in the package-deal that is a new hire. With more and more companies adopting behavioral or corporate culture-based interviews it seems the trend is to hire based on soft skills as well. The only question is, what makes a person a good fit for a…See More
Nov 18, 2009
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Aug 25, 2009
Claudia J. Samuelson commented on Gino Conti's blog post 'Maybe those brainless single-celled blobs have it right after all...'
"Gino, I love it! It takes a great recruiter to creatively think about the best way to do it. You likely built huge credibility with the hiring manager, made progress in building a talent pipeline, branded your company and learned from your mistake.…"
Jul 28, 2009

Profile Information

Name
Gino Conti
Location
Farmington Hills
Company
Nissan North America
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate, Human Resources/staffing
How many years have you been in the business?
2 - 4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Other
Website
http://www.nissanusa.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/8a/aa8

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Why I Wouldn't Hire My Clone

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Having the technical competencies necessary to perform a job function seems to be a pretty universally accepted requirement in order to be considered a viable candidate. However, it is perhaps equally important what the personality and attitude are in the package-deal that is a new hire. With more and more companies adopting behavioral or corporate culture-based interviews it seems the trend is to hire based on soft skills as well. The only question is, what makes a person a good fit for a… Continue

Maybe those brainless single-celled blobs have it right after all...

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 11:56am 2 Comments

It certainly has been a while since I've done any active posting, and while I've enjoyed taking in some of the posts and discussions as a lurker figured it is about time I put something out there of my own again.



Over the past couple of months there have been a couple of big wins and some equally disappointing mishaps. Oddly enough, I find myself crediting and blaming the same thing in both instances...the process. My recruiting team has a very well-defined process by which a manager… Continue

Dignity in Downsizing

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

Having friends and contacts in the industry (both recruiting and automotive) I've been involved in numerous conversations about layoffs recently. One in particular stuck out to me, though. A fellow corporate recruiter at another local OEM was groaning to me about how one of their contract agencies handled a recent round of staff reductions. I'll withhold the name of both companies since I'm not looking to drag any names through the mud, but it is worth discussing what happened.



This… Continue

I won't blame them for their ignorance

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 4:17pm 1 Comment

Being on the corporate side I have both enjoyed the benefits and suffered the frustrations of working directly with hiring managers. I find that the two are very closely related, though, and I have the ability to impact some the of trouble areas. In fact, I feel it is my responsibility in order to be productive and effective in my job.



I speak of the responsibility to educate hiring managers as to what the heck I actually do as a recruiter. Even though the managers and I are on the… Continue

Exit Interviews

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 11:59am 7 Comments

Whether due to a layoff, a firing, or a voluntary separation exit interviews tend not to be very enjoyable. Generally speaking people don't line up to be the company punching bag when an employee sounds off about what upset him/her enough to leave, or how he/she feels about being released. That said, I think as recruiters we need to be the ones making ourselves available for these sessions.



In many cases it was us who brought the employee on in the first place, so it is appropriate… Continue

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At 5:12pm on December 15, 2009, Slouch gave Gino Conti a gift
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Thanks Gino for letting us use the post you wrote about being a smart recruiter in the eBook we released today. It's a good post.
At 8:40am on April 3, 2009, Bill Meirs said…
Thanks for your comment Gino. I think the cover letter is something that causes way too much undue stress for job seekers. Also, I LOVE the swimsuit analogy. a classic!
At 4:37pm on February 3, 2009, Deborah Denman said…
Welcome
At 3:08pm on January 27, 2009, Patrick Frost said…
Thank you for your comments Gino. People always associate recruiting with sales. But I completely agree with your point that PR is important as well.

I enjoy connecting with other corporate recruiters. Thank you for the invitation. If I can be of help to you, please feel free to contact me directly.

Best regards,

Pat
At 3:11pm on January 21, 2009, Becky Metcalf said…
Hi Gino! Glad to see you posted your ATS/paper app question here!
 
 
 

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