I am currently using DISC profiles as a tool in hiring sales and recruiters. I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions? Profile XT seems good, but pricey and takes an hour! Any suggestions?
Added by Erin Lau on April 11, 2008 at 2:50pm —
Any ideas on direct mailings that work to recruit candidates?
Added by Tracy Lowery on April 11, 2008 at 12:09pm —
take the time to read this blog
Added by Recruiterdude on April 11, 2008 at 11:09am —
I just had lunch the other day with a wonderfully talented VP of HR of a Fortune 1000 company whom I greatly admire. She asked me how I and my recruiter friends were faring in this economic slump.
Really, an economic slump or recession in my opinion is good for our business because it flushes out the wannabes and the job board surfers and those who just create alot of noise and useless calls to busy decisionmakers who need the help of those of us who are experienced no… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on April 11, 2008 at 11:00am —
I met with a candidate this week - very nice fellow. Was engaging in the interview, able to articulate his background quite well, seemed to be someone that likes to go above and beyond, good image / body language / eye contact and just left me with an overall positive impression. We quizzed him about his education and he seemed offended that we'd have the audacity to ask a question about his educational credentials. That's where it all went south. It's right there on the paper - see - it says… Continue
Added by Dave Templeman on April 11, 2008 at 8:00am —
TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!
John Sumser unravels the world of recruiting and puts it back together again
Anyone who has been around the online water cooler -- the community blogs where a caravan of recruiters come to gargle and spit -- will know that Jason Davis [aka… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 11, 2008 at 8:00am —
There was a post over on the Yahoo group Sourcers Unleashed
"Can anyone share some proven methods of getting the names of individuals in construction companies? They are usually not typically found in googling etc, and they are usually not found at the office locations of the… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:30am —
Many people ask me about business development techniques for sourcing. I tell them most BD techniques are pretty much the same - effective IF YOU USE THEM! This is one of the best ones you can employ - starting and cultivating discussions around subjects you know. This is one way to become recognized in our business and it's a good way to grow your business.
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:00am —
I've been exploring the Electronic Recruiting Industry for nearly fifteen years. These days, I do it mostly through my pet project, the Recruiting Roadshow™. For those of you who don't know, Recruitingblogs.com is the official online network of the Recruiting Roadshow™… Continue
Added by John Sumser on April 11, 2008 at 6:00am —
I found this floating around....I hope you catch a Big One!
Is this your day for Fishing?
One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.
About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to… Continue
Added by Sally Raade on April 11, 2008 at 3:36am —
Who would have thought that Recruiters, usually intense competitors, could come together in a social network like this to share ideas and lift spirits? What a transformation I have encountered over the last several years in recruiter socialization and how networks like LinkedIn, Talent Bar, Xing, ZoomInfo, and of course, Recruiting Blogs are bringing like- and unlike-minded folks together.
I have always thought there was plenty of room in this world for all of us recruiters, although I… Continue
Added by Rayanne on April 10, 2008 at 2:30pm —
anyone that knows me knows that i am in love with wikipedia
. if you watch the office
, michael scott says that wikipedia is the best thing ever
. now, while i do not share his viewpoint, i do agree that it is a great resource.
in having a conversation with a coworker regarding employee engagement, i went to google and did a search for "… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on April 10, 2008 at 2:15pm —
The way that job boards display search results hasn’t changed much over the years. Traditionally vacancies have been listed in a rather flat textual manner, but that might be about to change.
The reason: we are beginning to see some new innovation [continue reading]
Added by Julian Stopps on April 10, 2008 at 12:58pm —
We recently commented on how information, through the various media outlets, can be reused and unfortunately create more misinformation in the process. However, I wanted to step back into the guts of that article to discuss one of the key points on relocation and compensation.
On many levels the article is spot on about making sure that the actual costs of the move are covered including not only the movement of household goods, but all of the other aspects that go along with turning… Continue
Added by bill martineau on April 10, 2008 at 12:03pm —
Added by Dennis Smith on April 10, 2008 at 11:30am —
The Recruiting Animal’s Morning After Show
On Wednesdays he barks, on Thursday he bites!
Following last week's show
with special guest Papa John Sumser, Atlanta-based Josh Letourneau
posted comments, sent me emails and we even spoke on the phone!
Rather than spoil the fun by giving you my impression… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 10, 2008 at 7:30am —
After sharing with everyone some of the crap that comes out of candidates during the interview process, I thought I should even it up with some b******s from the recruiters angle!! Of course this is all hearsay (!!), as I just can't believe we have been known to use any of these, can you??!! Go on, how many have you heard us utter?
- Research shows = I’ve made this up
Added by Andy Headworth on April 10, 2008 at 7:25am —
Anyone who has been involved in recruitment, agency or client side will have heard most if not all of these in their time. They are of course statements from candidates to recruiters that are of course blatant b******s!! So you fellow recruiter, how many of these can you say you have heard?
- I need to speak with my wife = It's a no
- I'm perfect for the role = You can't afford me
- Can you call me back in ten minutes..... so I have time to…
Added by Andy Headworth on April 10, 2008 at 5:35am —
The Director of Recruitment and Staffing reports to the Vice President, Talent Management and Leadership Development and oversees the enterprise’s employment, recruiting, and retention functions and is accountable for their operational excellence. In partnership with the Vice Presidents of Organization Effectiveness and their OE team members, this position develops and manages programs that are aligned with companies goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Establishes an… Continue
Added by Jerry Medley on April 9, 2008 at 5:01pm —
I read a blog today that threw out the "BIG R" word - it posed the question "so, are we in a recession". So what do I think? Q1 certainly didn't set the world on fire for us. We're a contingency IT services firm in the midwest. We service a variety of industries but two of them are "early adoptors" of a recession (marketing agency & print/publishing). Both are struggling to hit numbers.
So, are we in a recession or not? I'll tell you at the end of Q2.
Added by Dave Templeman on April 9, 2008 at 4:28pm —