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Mitch Sullivan commented on Barbara Goldman's blog post 'A Step Too Far: Candidate Ownership May Be Your Problem'
"This problem goes away if you educate the client on the enormous benefits to them only using one recruiter to fill any particular vacancy. Doesn't matter if that one recruiter is you, the internal person or one of your competitors - pick one,…"
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Here’s another recruitment myth that needs to be punched in the face

It’s kind of funny that recruiters are often considered to be “too salesy”.I suspect what people mean when they describe agency recruiters this way is that they act like salespeople. That they display all of the hackneyed stereotypes that are associated with salespeople – or more accurately, bad salespeople.Great salespeople don’t display these characteristics, because of the very fact that they are great salespeople. The chances are they’re…See More
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Mitch Sullivan commented on Nathan Vance's blog post '3 "Crazy" Ideas For Sourcing Talent (Not Using LinkedIn)'
"Sandra, I figured you were old, but dog?  Never! Pussy cat more like. "
Sep 19
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Sandra McCartt commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Lessons we can learn from dead people'
"Not only funny but true. If blogging about the famous dead fails just pick up a worn out topic like HR getting a seat at the table,secrets about hiring good employees and or writing a job description. I am waiting for the blog entitled "if Joan…"
Sep 6
Mitch Sullivan posted a blog post

Lessons we can learn from dead people

Lesson 1 – Don’t dieThis one’s a piece of piss. Somewhere close to 99.9% of us will wake up tomorrow, so the stats back-up how easy this one is.Lesson 2 – Become famousWhen people you’ve never met die and you can’t go anywhere without someone mentioning it, that normally means they’re famous.So there’s lesson number 2 in your quest…See More
Sep 5
Mitch Sullivan left a comment for Ronald Peterson
"Yes, especially for the client and candidates. Recruitment is filling jobs from creation of the brief to offer management and everything inbetween.  What most agencies do (especially if they are niche specialists) is trade a very small number…"
Sep 2
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…"
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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
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http://www.fasttrackrecruitment.com
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Here’s another recruitment myth that needs to be punched in the face

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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It’s kind of funny that recruiters are often considered to be “too salesy”.

I suspect what people mean when they describe agency recruiters this way is that they act like salespeople. That they display all of the hackneyed stereotypes that are associated with salespeople – or more accurately, bad salespeople.

Great salespeople don’t display these characteristics, because of the very fact that they are great…

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Lessons we can learn from dead people

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:21pm 1 Comment

Lesson 1 – Don’t die

This one’s a piece of piss. Somewhere close to 99.9% of us will wake up tomorrow, so the stats back-up how easy this one is.

Lesson 2 – Become famous

When people you’ve never met die and you can’t go anywhere without someone mentioning it, that…

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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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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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