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Phil McCraken
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • United States
  • Bungle in the Jungle Recruiting
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Apr 20, 2012
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Phil McCraken commented on Phil McCraken's blog post 'RPOs - A Cancer on Recruiting'
"Yes, it's very Sharks vs Jets I find."
Feb 13, 2012
Brian C Hayes commented on Phil McCraken's blog post 'RPOs - A Cancer on Recruiting'
"Wow so much hot air and bravado in a forum full of recruiters who would have thunk it. Interesting points, you always get what you pay for. "
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"Very true, love it  "
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Phil McCraken
Job Title
Recruiter and Champion of Critical Thinking
Bungle in the Jungle Recruiting
Which best describes your profession?
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
Republic of the Congo University and Kolache Factory
Are you interested in split placements?
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
"Hi, my name is Phil. What is your name? Sprechen Sie English? Habla English? Answer me!"
Name someone you most admire
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
A pen and a sheet of paper. And bananas.
What do you like best about
I love the people here. Wide spectrum of talents, nationalities and industry experience
...and what would you change and why?
Perhaps less blatant prostituting of Webinars and less cutting and pasting of articles people didn't actually write themselves. This is a blog site, not a Penny Saver free ad paper

Phil McCraken's Blog

Nazi Zombies from Outer Space

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 11:22am 4 Comments

There are no Nazis in this blog, nor does outer space enter into the diatribe. However, zombies are briefly touched upon. Had I titled this blog "Candidate Types and Methodologies of Communication" or something Recruity (that's a word), I would have been bored before I even started writing. So, now that I have your attention, let us begin.


After you’ve been a Recruiter for fourscore and seven years, you’ve probably spoken to tens of thousands of candidates.  And each one…


RPOs - A Cancer on Recruiting

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:17pm 25 Comments

Harsh? Perhaps. But let me explain. One, if I just titled it RPOs, no one would read it, and I am too narcissistic to allow that to happen. And 2 (or B for those who prefer diversity), I truly believe that the RPO business model is antithetical to professional recruiting. For those of you who may not be aware of what an RPO is, let me explain, or cut and paste from Wikipedia, whichever you prefer:

Recruitment Process Outsourcing is a form of…


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