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Mitch Sullivan commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Yeah, asking for a resume was definitely a mistake. Are you sure Jack is in executive search?  He sounds more like an agency recruiter to me."
Jul 29
Mitch Sullivan commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'The 5 Biggest Lies Recruiters Tell Candidates'
"Is this aimed at inhouse or agency recruiters? I think it's an important distinction because they do two very different jobs."
Jun 26
Mitch Sullivan commented on Leena Chhabra's blog post '"It's a recruiter's JOB to deal with candidates and put up with shit"....Really??'
"If the way you work is shit, then yes, it is a natural part of your job to also take shit from candidates. I never get any shit from candidates because I never work a job, or with a company, that I don't have a comprehensive understanding of.…"
Jun 26
Mitch Sullivan commented on Pete Radloff's blog post 'Actually, Recruiting IS Sales - How I've Come To Accept It'
"Pete, I agree with the basic premise of this blog, but felt Kyle's blog had some merit also.  I also think you're in overkill territory if you have to keep selling to the candidate throughout the hiring process.  At some point…"
Jun 13
Mitch Sullivan commented on Ross Clennett's blog post 'Headhunting: Unethical or a necessary part of a competitive job market?'
"Yes, I have seen that happen a few times. The other issue is the blurred lines between companies being clients and candidate sources.  Per recruitment agency, they should be one or the other, not both."
May 19
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Anna Brekka commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Employee Engagement. How far is too far?'
"Agree with you to a point Mitch. The manger you report to is often the reason for staying or leaving.                   That being said the company culture that the manager manages in as well as the…"
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Tim Spagnola commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Employee Engagement. How far is too far?'
"I appreciate the post Mitch. I always enjoy your perspective and comments. What exactly would this training look like? I get the point, but not sure employers know where to begin in finding the proper resources to accomplish what you…"
May 15
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Mitch Sullivan commented on Keith Halperin's blog post 'Why Self-Proclaimed "Recruiting Thought Leaders" are Full of ****'
"I posted on the damage recruitment trainers are doing to the recruitment industry on here a while ago. I think I described the relationship between the trainer and their audience as "munchausen by proxy".   "
May 15
Mitch Sullivan commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Employee Engagement. How far is too far?'
"Thank you, Matt. I'm not anti what Zappos are doing - on the contrary, from what I've read, they sound like a really interesting company. Just think the "zapponians" thing is a step too far.  Maybe it's an American…"
May 15
Matt Charney commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Employee Engagement. How far is too far?'
"Mitch: You were already one of my favorites until you dropped the Olivier on method acting anecdote. Stanislavski would be really interested in social personas, but without commenting on Zappos too much (who you're wrong about, by the way -…"
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Employee Engagement. How far is too far?

As Barry Flack opens with in his excellent blog The slow death of employee engagement, there are few people who think that having an engaged and motivated workforce isn’t a good thing.The problem is, as Barry points out, the concept is very new and with the exception of a few disruptive tech companies who have…See More
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Employee Engagement. How far is too far?

As Barry Flack opens with in his excellent blog The slow death of employee engagement, there are few people who think that having an engaged and motivated workforce isn’t a good thing.The problem is, as Barry points out, the concept is very new and with the exception of a few disruptive tech companies who have…See More
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Profile Information

Name
Mitch Sullivan
Job Title
Recruitment Manager
Company
Fast-Track
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
More than 15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.fasttrackrecruitment.com
Blog
http://www.fasttrackrecruitment.com/blog
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Employee Engagement. How far is too far?

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:00am 4 Comments

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As Barry Flack opens with in his excellent blog The slow death of employee engagement, there are few people who think that having an engaged and motivated workforce isn’t a good thing.

The problem is, as Barry points out, the concept is very new and with the exception of a few…

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“Recruitment is a sales job”

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 7:00am 1 Comment

This is a fairly consistent opinion of most agency recruiters and is, for the most part, only partly true.

Unfortunately, most buyers of recruitment agency services wish it wasn’t true at all.

That’s not because these buyers don’t like being sold to – many of them do, because buying the right stuff is part of their job and one of the ways they add value to their…

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The Recruitment Rush

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:00am 5 Comments

There are two polar opposites on the ‘How To Fill A Job’ spectrum.

At Point A you have the scenario where you have to do a lot of work, from defining the brief, getting the comms done, speaking to lots of candidates, interviewing, organising the admin and managing the offer.

At Point Z…

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Here's something I'd like to know

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:03pm 16 Comments

Why would anyone want to post a blog here at recruitingblogs and then censor any comments it might attract?

Wouldn't that change this site from one where people engage, to one where people just broadcast?

The author of this blog has chosen to delete comments.

I doubt there is a better way of illustrating that the argument presented in your…

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Interviews don’t work. But don’t worry, I have the answer.

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The Washington Post recently published a blog that suggests there is no evidence that interviewing job applicants prompts better hiring decisions.

My own 143 years of experience in the recruitment industry (that's dog years by the way) has brought me to a place where I find myself agreeing…

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At 7:53pm on April 19, 2012, Ronald Peterson said…

Did someone equate trading and recruiting? Do you really believe that being retained leads to a more successful effort? I do find your comments a tad strange. Ron P.

 
 
 

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