"1. Set the candidate's timeline expectations at the beginning of the process and get a feel for where they prioritize this opportunity over others they may be pursuing (fairly easy)
2. Educate the client on supply/demand competitive pressures…"
"Morgan, you make valid points, and I dont pretend to have the market on all the answers. I will say that I have a very solid reputation for communicating regularly with my network of candidates, and as I add ppl to that network they too…"
"Great post, and right on!
@Morgan: not too busy to respond to all candidates, but to address Alban's 3rd point (less stories, more productive activity)- which couldn't be more spot on, btw - just too busy to waste with candidates…"
"@Morgan: believe me I was thinking the same thing! But its an important issue for this industry and actually deserves some thoughtful dialouge. It is a best practice for sure, but the realities around the demand…"
"Take Sandra's time estimate and multiply times 2, since in reality not only are you spending that time on a wholly unprodutive task but you have also lost that time for what you should/could have been doing - spending it with candidates who…"
"@Kelly: one last quick note on this (with no malice intended btw :-)... I personally feel that the more appropriate statement would be: "If someone has taken the time to evaluate a position and apply for it because they…"
I am a very good recruiter (feel free to reach to my LinkedIn network and confirm it)... I have 51 contractors billing right now (down from my high of 59 in late Q32010) and have built a substantial network of candidates I stay in…"
"I respect everyone's position and individual experiences, but I disagree to the extent that you can't reply in "bulk response" to various individual emails or other responses (phone, board posts, blogs, etc, etc). …"
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