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Help working with a difficult hiring manager

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katy Sep 3, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi, I was hoping to get some advice on a problem I'm encountering with recruiting right now.  I am the director of HR and recruiting for a company in the DC area focused on government contracting.  I…Continue

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Katy replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"Hi Bill, it's that our CTO is extremely busy and has other priorities at the moment.  I'll play it out for now, I'm hoping that things turn around because I  don't have much time to get folks lined up for this new…"
Sep 3, 2013
Bill Schultz replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"That's a tough one Katy.  Did he give you any hint as to his lack of responsiveness?  Other priorities or candidates not meeting his standards?  I would be reluctant to go to the CEO with it.  Unless this guy is the one bad…"
Sep 3, 2013
Katy replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"Hi Tiffany, thanks!  I'm still not getting great responses from him so I think it is time to bring in the boss.  I appreciate the advice and I will definitely use the "hold" trick some time!"
Sep 3, 2013
Tiffany Branch replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"Keep doing what you are doing and document. Sometimes, although I hate to do it, you have to bring in their boss. Also, keep your boss in the loop. Maybe copy him/her in a view emails. Maybe that will light some fire under the hiring manager. This…"
Sep 3, 2013
Jai Turner replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"That's excellent Katy, sometimes having dialogue with those "higher than us" can open them up to see that they can be misunderstood or not clear in their expectations. If they want us to do what they requested, it's good to be on…"
Aug 29, 2013
Katy replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"Thanks, Jai!  That's great advice.  I had a good talk with him and I'm hoping for the best going forward."
Aug 28, 2013
Jai Turner replied to Katy's discussion 'Help working with a difficult hiring manager'
"I know what you mean by difficult managers.  You are doing the right thing by reaching out to him to let him know your concerns.  You're doing your job and doing it well, but it's important that you continue to back up everything…"
Aug 23, 2013
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Help working with a difficult hiring manager

Hi, I was hoping to get some advice on a problem I'm encountering with recruiting right now.  I am the director of HR and recruiting for a company in the DC area focused on government contracting.  I primarily hire Java developers and other members of a typical Scrum team.  Recruiting can be challenging here because I sit in the company headquarters and the team I'm recruiting with and for sit in a cleared facility.  I try to get over there as much as possible but due to our different locations…See More
Aug 20, 2013
Katy commented on Cristina Lewis's blog post 'Hi HR/Corporate Recruiter! It's Me, the "Different Agency Recruiter"?'
"I'm the internal HR and recruiter for a small company and coming to me with a couple of solid resumes and a clear plan of action on how we can work together and I would be open.  I agree that simple and direct is the best way to get my…"
May 29, 2013
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Feb 4, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Katy Theranger
Job Title
Director of HR & Talent Acquisition
Company
GreenLine Systems
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology
How many employees in your company?
>10
Website
http://greenlinesystems.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin.com/in/katherinetheranger
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http://twitter.com/KatyTheranger
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