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Any Great Software Recruiters Out There? Ruby on Rails, C#

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My clients where I have made software placements are coming back to me telling me what great work I did for them, and asking me to fill more positions.  However, due to my experiences with a very…Continue

Invasive Interview Questions: It's Your Wallet!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Meyler Jan 20. 4 Replies

A new trend in recruiting that I just read about is recruiters asking candidates to provide 'partial' SSN and birthdate information (like 4 or 5 SSN digits and day and month of BD).  This is actually…Continue

How Was Your 2014 Year of Recruiting?

Started Dec 30, 2014 0 Replies

The often unreliable and rather disreputable Fordyce Letter published an article recently claiming that 2014 was "the best year ever for Search".    …Continue

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Nicholas Meyler liked Nicholas Meyler's discussion Any Great Software Recruiters Out There? Ruby on Rails, C#
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Any Great Software Recruiters Out There? Ruby on Rails, C#

My clients where I have made software placements are coming back to me telling me what great work I did for them, and asking me to fill more positions.  However, due to my experiences with a very small percentage of mentally unbalanced (i.e. deranged, sociopathic) people in that industry, I have been turning down the searches.  So far this year (and it'st still technically January), I have turned down three major searches in software, at least.  The problem is simply that wackos have been…See More
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Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'Invasive Interview Questions: It's Your Wallet!'
"There is nothing wrong with tracking employees to prevent fraud, etc., as far as I am concerned.  However SSN and partial DOB are completely unnecessary to request to accomplish that.  If they are 'former employees' being…"
Jan 20
Linda Ferrante LoCicero replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'Invasive Interview Questions: It's Your Wallet!'
"Actually, companies that DO track employees/former employees/candidates are trying to protect themselves against fraud.  People who worked there in the past and perhaps stole, damaged product, violence in the workplace, etc. If you don't…"
Jan 20
Nicholas Meyler commented on lisa rokusek's blog post 'Dopamine and Desire'
"Verbum sapientiae ("word to the wise"):  Recruiters are not stalkers.  Rather, we are persistent and aggressive interlocutors attempting to purvey and share our philosophical ideologies (and that of our Clients) in such a fashion…"
Jan 20
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Jan 19
Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'SPHR Certifications for Headhunters'
"Thank you, Linda Ferrante LoCicero , for your thoughtful reply. In my mind, HR and recruiting/headhunting have strong areas of overlap, so I find it a bit hard to distinguish an actual 'line' or 'border' between the…"
Jan 19
Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'Invasive Interview Questions: It's Your Wallet!'
"Definitely illegal in California, but maybe not so in Detroit. However, given the many bankruptcies of Detroit companies, and the need for a federal bail-out of the city, I would question the judgment of anyone providing crucial identity data to…"
Jan 19
Linda Ferrante LoCicero replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'SPHR Certifications for Headhunters'
"I see a lot of recruiters with no HR experience at all, so I am pretty sure they wouldn't qualify for it.  If you have a strong background in HR, and your company/clients rely on you for your HR experience, then it definitely could set you…"
Jan 19
Linda Ferrante LoCicero replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'Invasive Interview Questions: It's Your Wallet!'
"The caveat to that would be companies that track candidate submittals/former employees using the last four of the social security number.  There are some large automotive companies here in Michigan that track their employees this way.  If…"
Jan 19
Nicholas Meyler posted a discussion

Invasive Interview Questions

A new trend in recruiting that I just read about is recruiters asking candidates to provide 'partial' SSN and birthdate information (like 4 or 5 SSN digits and day and month of BD).  This is actually totally illegal in the state of California (or at least extremely poor form).  Recruiters who are endorsing this practise need to be made aware that they are potentially/probably in violation of the law. No excuses.  It doesn't take much intelligence to figure out that two criminals working in…See More
Jan 17
Katrina Kibben liked Nicholas Meyler's discussion Recapping 2014: The Year in Recruiting
Jan 16
A discussion started by Nicholas Meyler was featured

Recapping 2014: The Year in Recruiting

http://www.recruitingblogs.com/forum/topics/how-was-your-2014-year-of-recruiting?xg_source=activityShould I conclude that the underwhelming response to my query about whether this last year was the best year on record for the Executive Search business (I received 0 responses), might be due to the fact that for most of the audience (at least those who might have read my discussion…See More
Jan 16
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Jan 13
Nicholas Meyler commented on Debbie Fledderjohann's blog post 'Is Your Recruiting Firm at the Mercy of the Economy?'
"Smart idea.  My thought is that it would be equally effective to focus on recruiting in 'niche-markets' where growth is still strong, instead of switching my paradigm or business plan to recruiting on a contract basis.  For some…"
Jan 8

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Nicholas Meyler
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GM/President, Technology
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Wingate Dunross, Inc.
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How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
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All Industries, Basic Materials, Industrial, Technology, Utilities
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Nicholas Meyler's Blog

Uncertainty, Indeterminacy and Salary Negotiations

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I'm trying to understand the principles of "Information Asymmetry and Salary Negotiation".  Has anyone read any new research on this topic which can prove one way or another whether the 'first person to name a number' loses?  I don't believe that entirely, although in some situations I do.  My client was upset that I told a candidate the top of the salary range, although the candidate was $100K per year above the salary range, but still interested in the job, even after I tried to…

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Executive Search as A Science

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:49am 0 Comments

I think Executive Search is a field of study with somewhat contradictory parts to it -- for instance, that there is an emphasis on thoroughness, diligence, exhaustiveness, finding ALL possible solutions, etc.; but, there is also a high emphasis on intuitionistic processes, like deciding which candidate to call, guessing who might be most interested, anticipating what objections a client might have to a specific candidate, etc.

So, I see it as both an Art and a Science.  Nonetheless,…

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Carts and Horses and Google and Search

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

My friend, a candidate I placed 15 years ago at MicroOptical Corporation (the company Google bought the "Google Glass" patents from) is a former Everest climber, who wrote the book on the search for Mallory and Irvine (first team to summit Everest in 1924, but died on the descent).

He has a client who has developed a search engine that is much better than Google or Bing (much more specific, no extraneous results, searches text perfectly to find results, understands text rather than…

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