""Here’s an idea! Instead of pitching them a job similar to the one they presently have, why not make it your mission to find out what they are looking for in their next job. This might take a while, but you will now have a legitimate…"
I read this post three times and hardly any of what you wrote addressed the 'headhunter fee' as you call it.
And by the way, Ken, it is more properly referred to as a 'Recruitment Fee', not a 'headhunter fee'. You…"
I tend to believe your 'concern' that LI, Monster, et al are negatively impacting the recruitment business is contingent on whether one is in the Employment Agency business or that of Executive Search.
In the case of the…"
"Ken, Good Morning...
FWIW, 'Headhunters' are both contingency and retained search agents. There is no longer a distinction between the two when referring to 'Headhunters'. The 'qualifier' is whether such a person is…"
"Great insights into those numbers Amy, I really like your perspective.
One question that I would have like to see was how recruiters are affected by the skill-gap problem.
In 24 years of recruiting I have never presented anyone without a…"
"well fellas I think anything is possible... :) to your point about Company A losing employees to Companies B and C - it happens, but the thing is A is going to want to hire similarly qualified peeps from Companies X, Y, and Z which does nothing…"
There AREN’T desperate employers with money, or we'd see all sorts of money related-enticements as we did during Dot.com Boom. Instead, we see a bunch of whiny, entitled Founders, CXOs, Sr. Execs, and Hiring Managers…"
"Whenever anyone tells me that something cannot be done, I say it is because they are limited to their own knowledge. I have a headhunter friend who once generated over $900K in placements in one year. If that sounds hard to believe…"
"ok Keith, I'm game. :) Who are the desperate employers with MONEY? And wouldn't those employers (with all this extra money) be more likely to either invest heavily in solid internal recruiting resources OR even engage really good TPRs to…"
"@ Ken: You're welcome. "..why do you think agencies are ranked so low on the source of hire list and why do employers imply that they will use less agencies in the future?."
IMHO, 3PRs are EXTREMELY VALUABLE. Highly experienced,…"
"Wait - so the opportunity is that a skills gap exists, and the problem is that employers are leaving jobs unfilled. How do agency recruiters (no matter how successful or tenured) fix that? Start teaching coding courses? I'm not trying to be…"
"Amy, let me clear the air and let you know that I have been a niche recruiter in the same Industry for twenty four years. To survive for this many years would means that I know what I am doing and I have seen some changes in the Industry over…"
"@Ken - I'm still grappling with your claim and example below:
How exactly does CP3 or NBA drafts and trades correlate to this particular topic? Running a professional sports team or league doesn't seem analogous to running (or…"
"Just curious... how many government employees does it take to teach people how to run a french fry machine, pick lettuce, screw a car together, or use an EBT card?
I'm sorry. This entire topic and debate is beyond absurd.
"What is the meaningful change in recruiting we're trying to achieve here? While I'll admit that the small number of jobs filled by agency recruiters might be concerning for - well - agency recruiters, I'm still not sure how this…"
"Keith thanks for sharing that source of hire link. They say that numbers don’t lie, so based on the numbers, I say that you have a valid point. The number of jobs filled by agencies is way too small to move the needle to impact…"
While I'm a strong fan of "employee churn" (it creates work for us) robbing Peter to place at Paul doesn't create any net new jobs. Furthermore, if Peter was making $80k , Peter's boss is quite likely to try and…"
"Companies are using headhunters. If there's actual urgency around a job to be filled, companies will choose to fill it. KFY (Korn Ferry) earned $896-million in the last 12 months and that's just one firm. If your firm…"
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