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In a recession, should companies use 3rd party search MORE or LESS?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hard Apr 14, 2010. 2 Replies

I think MORE - but that's just me. What do YOU think? Of course in a recession we all got budgets cut - and recruiting got the meanest cuts of all. But most companies still need to hire and keep some…Continue

Tags: bountyjobs, recruiting, marketplaces, recruitment, headhunters

Fire a shoddy employer or just roll over and take it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by pam claughton Feb 18, 2010. 3 Replies

I think an employer behaved badly to a headhunter on our marketplace. We're kicking the employer off the site. Question - Are we right to think this is shoddy behavior or should we just roll over and…Continue

IT job market recovery?

Started Jan 13, 2010 0 Replies

I noticed Forrester's announcement today about the recovery in the IT market – and wondered how quickly job growth will follow. I think we’ve already turned the corner. In the BountyJobs marketplace,…Continue

Tags: job, growth, Forrester:, jobs, IT

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Mike Hard and Anna Brekka are now friends
Mar 12, 2014
Mike Hard commented on Chris Grove's blog post 'Headhunters - Valuable resource?'
"Chris Great post - altho given that this site is probably the widest read forum for third party agencies I think you'll have several that agree. Headhunters/agencies are critical parts of the recruiting ecosystem. In the US alone companies…"
Jul 19, 2012
Mike Hard commented on Nick Leigh-Morgan's blog post 'Staffing agencies: do they have a future?'
"Nick - while it's true that you gave a vague qualifier that "agencies that adapt will survive", so many of your specific predictions are just not backed up by experience and evidence. Agencies needing to reduce fees in order to…"
May 31, 2012
Mike Hard replied to John Kreiss's discussion 'RecruitAlliance'
"John - I'll leave it to others to comment on your questions, but if you'd like to know more about BountyJobs, send me an email at mike@bountyjobs.com or call me at 646-381-6508 and I'll ask someone on our agency team to walk you…"
Jan 31, 2012
Mike Hard is now friends with Louis Bina and Theresa OKeefe
Jan 4, 2012
Mike Hard replied to Cora Mae Lengeman's discussion 'I need some good info on www.bountyjobs.com'
"Hi Cora Mae   This is Mike - I'm CEO of BountyJobs and the person behind the changes in the company/team 2 years ago. As Sandra says, you can find lots of comments about BountyJobs both before the changes & after.   If you'd…"
Jan 4, 2012
Mike Hard commented on Robert Wright's blog post 'My Friend Steve and the Future of Recruitment ….AKA What's so Special about Specialisation?'
"Sorry for the jargon, Robert. One could start a whole separate thread on what to call contingent agencies: headhunters, agencies, third party recruiters, TPR's, independant recruiters, search...   Steve, I think your path to specialization…"
Nov 4, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Robert Wright's blog post 'My Friend Steve and the Future of Recruitment ….AKA What's so Special about Specialisation?'
"Based on what I see on Bounty, the data leans towards the "specialists" but generalists can and do have an amazing role that surprised me until I just accepted it. I don't mean an "all your eggs in one basket" specialists,…"
Nov 3, 2011
Mike Hard replied to Paul Thomas's discussion 'So do recruitment agencies really have a future?'
"Thanks for sending this along Paul. Every couple of months someone gets attention by writing a "RIP for headhunters" article. Usually a retread of the same old arguments, but this one is entertaining. My 5 favorite quotes in this…"
Oct 25, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Jessica Lunk's blog post 'Does Social Media Technology = Hasta la Vista to Third Party Recruiters?'
"Sandra! Anyone who can artfully use spanish, potty puns and macbeth in her comments deserves the last word....you win."
Aug 25, 2011
Mike Hard replied to Jason Babyak's discussion 'Thoughts on Bounty Jobs?'
"Hey Greg - give me a call offline. I can help. If you want to use this as a forum to question our payment policy and terms, feel free, but there are a couple of things you mentioned re: your bounty that I think aren't entirely true and I…"
Jun 29, 2011
Tim Spagnola and Mike Hard are now friends
Jun 29, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post '10 More Tips for Getting a Staffing Contract with an HR Gatekeeper'
"Hi Bert - interesting post (i'm sure you'll get alot of kudos)    I'm interested, between all of the cold calls, linked in requests, lunches, etc...how much time are you spending every week with search firms? I like…"
Jun 29, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Sean O'Donoghue's blog post 'A Sinister Cloud On The Horizon For The Recruiting Industry...'
"Sorry Sean - I didn't realize you were advocating a competing service. I thought you were an agency posting a question/concern about our model. I'll bow out of the public discussion but wish you and your company the best of luck both in UK…"
Jun 13, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Sean O'Donoghue's blog post 'A Sinister Cloud On The Horizon For The Recruiting Industry...'
"I should have added this to my post and am sorry I did not make it clear - I am the CEO of BountyJobs, feel very passionate about what we are trying to do, and so am very biased."
Jun 13, 2011
Mike Hard commented on Sean O'Donoghue's blog post 'A Sinister Cloud On The Horizon For The Recruiting Industry...'
"Hey Sean: interesting post :) While I disagree with some of your points (Jason "stifling" debate?), and confess I was confused at first with the Walmart analogy, kudos on bringing up a good debate in an entertaining way.   There are a…"
Jun 13, 2011

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At 2:38pm on June 29, 2011, Tim Spagnola said…
I just left you a VM Mike- look forward to connecting
At 6:38pm on February 26, 2010, Barbara Goldman said…
I just wrote to you on this site, look in your in box.
At 10:05am on February 26, 2010, Barbara Goldman said…
Sure, call me in the afternoon, anytime. If I'm on the phone, (normally the case) I'll get right back to you,



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