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Keith Halperin commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'How Yahoo Hires: Recruiter-In-Chief'
"@ Nicholas: IMSM, most CEOs are over 6 ' tall, but we don't generally discuss how that may make them more  effective. I really don't like a lot of what Marissa Mayer has done, but I'm not going to go down the road that…"
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Keith Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"I don't think it's unreasonable to professionally and politely ask for someone's resume who's indicated they're open to an opportunity, aka (haven't bothered to "opt out" of the default setting). I…"
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Keith Halperin commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'How Yahoo Hires: Recruiter-In-Chief'
"@ Nicholas- what does her appearance have to do with anything? How many good-looking CEOs are referred to as "hunks" or "hot"? That being said, having a CEO micromanaging recruiting is one of the WORST things a company can do,…"
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Keith Halperin commented on Mike Rasmussen's blog post 'The Elusive, Ever Hard To Find Purple Squirrel'
"Thanks, Mike. I learned a long time ago that it is vital to make sure hiring managers' expectations are realistic and to keep them that way. If they aren't: there's trouble ahead.... Keep Blogging, Keith"
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Keith Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Thanks, Will."
Jul 21
Keith Halperin commented on Mike Rasmussen's blog post 'Your Staffing Resiliency'
"Thank you for the very personal approach of your article, Mike. have a Great Weekend and Keep Blogging, Keith"
Jul 18
Keith Halperin commented on Jim Stroud's blog post 'I was for using big data in recruiting before I was against it'
"Thanks Jim. Isn't you speaking at a LinkedIn- run sourcing event sorta like an angel being asked to speak to a convention put on by demons? Have a Great Weekend, Keith Cheers, Keith"
Jul 18
Keith Halperin commented on Julie Salerno's blog post 'How to Convince a Combative Hiring Manager to Change'
"Thanks Julie, Video seems very sensible for remote candidates or mass hiring. Who's reluctant to use it for those purposes? -kh"
Jul 18

Profile Information

Name
Keith Halperin
Location
San Francisco
Which best describes your profession?
Contract, Recruiter, Vendor/Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
More than 15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries

Keith Halperin's Blog

Big Recruiting Conventions: Good for Recruiters?

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:00am 2 Comments

PROBLEM:

Most major recruiting conventions aren't for regular, workaday recruiters like US.

I've been to a few major recruiting conventions (and was even a panelist at one), but not many. Most of the people there seemed to be mainly senior corporate, staffing and recruiting professionals, aka, THE PEOPLE WHO CREATE AND OVERSEE THE PROBLEMS THAT WE IN RECRUITING AND HAVE TO SOLVE. Their companies paid thousands of dollars (if you include travel and accommodations) to be…

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Have You Ever Noticed: Too Much 3PR Attention

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how much attention is placed on and by third party recruiters, when actually, only a *small portion (3.1% in 2013, Source:…

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Have You Ever Noticed: Startup Age Discrimination

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 3:57pm 4 Comments

Have you ever noticed how few people over 30 or so get hired at early-stage startups, and while age discrimination is sometimes discussed, how rarely (if ever) you hear of startups being cited or working to age-diversify their early-stage hires?

 

Keith

Recruiting BS: Engagement/Passion

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

As recruiters, I think our jobs are to put quality butts in chairs affordably and on time. Other things we're often encouraged to do/consider take us away from our core mission. One of these things is"employee engagement/passion" aka "employees giving a ****". ISTM that if you want employes to "give a****":

 

1) They…

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Big, Expensive Recruiting ConventionsCreate MoreProblemsforRecruitersthanTheySolve

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 3:22pm 0 Comments

PROBLEM:

Most major recruiting conventions aren't for regular, workaday recruiters like US.

I've been to a few major recruiting conventions (and was even a panelist at one), but not many. Most of the people there seemed to be mainly senior corporate, staffing and recruiting professionals, aka, THE PEOPLE WHO…

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