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How Does Your Firm Pay Out On Interoffice Splits?

I am currently one of the managers at a 25-person, primarily contingency-based search firm that does a lot of interoffice splits.  We have been in business since 1991, and have a long-standing company policy of our recruiters being able to “own” candidates in our database, ad infinitum, as long as they were the first person to bring in that particular candidate’s resume.  We have even gone as far to allow those that put in meaningful information on a candidate into the database without…

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Added by Kevin Glassel on March 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Candidate Experience - What is it, What is it REALLY, and What should it be?

The candidate experience is getting more attention.  It can be, yet always is a differentiator in the candidate's mind.  A recent quote from a candidate highlights this.  "You should talk to COMPETITOR, their process is terrible, this is cool."  The nature of the candidate experience left a differentaited and brand positive impression.

 

How are you thinking about your candidate experience?  More importantly, what are you doing to use it to your advantage.  Effort to improve…

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Added by Joseph P. Murphy on March 14, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

"We work with the best candidates"...No You Don't!

I worked for two national recruiting firms before opening my own shop.  The heads of these firms are fantastic and I have nothing but respect for them and the firms they built...multi-office, multi-vertical, highly successful businesses in their own right; more than most of us can ever attest to.  But one thing that drove me crazy at every national meeting was that the only difference between their addresses to the managers/directors/VPs and top billers was the sign…

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Added by Christopher Poreda on March 14, 2011 at 7:02pm — 6 Comments

Customer Experience is KEY!

 

Inside the Deluxe Corp recruiting department we are trying to put our best foot forward when it comes to our customers.  What seems standard and routine to us can be a mystery to them.  Let's admit it - when customers submit an application, they often feel like it went straight into a swirling vortex of the…

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Added by Stacy Van Meter on March 14, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

The ABC of Recruiting

The first thing they teach us as toddlers is the alphabet. In much the same way, new recruiters should also be guided to the ABC's of Recruiting.



A - Advertising - the good ol’ post & pray method



B - Blogs - even if you don't write them, you'll be exposed to plenty



C - Clients - in case you didn’t realise, they pay the bills !



D - Data Base - the resting place for candidates until you… Continue

Added by Alban on March 15, 2011 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

Are you awake? Lots of changes in the online recruiting world!

There is a lot of activity in the online recruiting industry now – more than I’ve seen in many years. Money is flowing in, startups are blossoming, and established players are branching out.

So why now? Part of it stems from the (slow) retreat of the recession – more people working means more interest in finding candidates. Part comes from the rise of social media and mobile, spurring innovation and new thinking about old recruiting…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 15, 2011 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!

Ok. I'll admit it. I too got pulled into believing that as a newly independent IT Recruiter I could jump-start my desk with Bounty Jobs by getting right into the recruiting as the job orders are already there, (due to non-compete agreements, I had no JO's initially.) Also there are big companies involved and the playing field is somewhat leveled with big firms. Their model clearly has potential.

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Added by Travis Yeager on March 11, 2011 at 2:17pm — 52 Comments

Top 10 Things Students Can Do to get an Internship

 

Well here it is! A possible Top 10 list based on all the responses to my request to build a list together:

#1 Get on LinkedIn, develop a network, and find advocates at the companies where you want to work.

#2 Build relationships, not just…

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Added by Simon Meth on March 13, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Value Versus Price

Selling value over price is so powerful that even procurement and HR may choose to buy in. If you have any doubts, listen to what Jen, one of my clients, had to say just a few days ago:



“You had suggested we go back to procurement and share the value we added and not drop our price as they wanted to see. They said our competitor, who was bidding for the business as well, was lower across the board. We did that and we just got word on Friday afternoon that we won the account This is… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on March 14, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Recruit Better-Not Faster

I recently read Maureen Scharib’s blog post and it really got me thinking.  Maybe it was the timing; because prior to reading it, I was looking at my own call-sheet (calls made/calls returned/people reached) wondering what to do to improve the results.   So, I was thinking a lot, about the telephone!

So here we…

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Added by Ken Forrester on March 14, 2011 at 11:19am — 8 Comments

Leader of the Pack! With so much competition, how do you differentiate?

I work for a recruiting corporation in Northern VA.  I focus on accounting and finance and place professionals on temporary and temp to hire positions. There are a lot of factors that are in play with our market.  Yes, we are one of the best markets in America.  However, that also means that we have some of the toughest competition because everyone that is anyone is here.  To top it off, many of the larger users of temp are moving their lower level operations out of town because labor is…

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Added by Ronald on March 10, 2011 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Inbound Recruiter: List of My Favorite Recruiters/Industry Experts

Hello and good day! 

I thought it woud be a great idea to share a list of remarkable recruiters/staffing thought leaders, I know personally, or "follow" intentionally, to gain inspiration, which has supported the Inbound Recruiter vision, (Get Found, Convert, Analyze.)  Inbound Recruiter could not have been formed without each of these industry leaders "original thoughts" (innovation) and accomplishments in our field. (Order unimportant, They ALL…

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Added by Brian K. Johnston on March 10, 2011 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

I'm sorry...but we just can't help you right now.....

Yep.  Just had to say that.  It pains me greatly.  But what else can we do?

 

I'm sure many of you are (hopefully) off-the-hook BUSY!  I am absolutely thankful to be in the position I find myself in. 

 

But can we - more importantly - should we take on every new search that comes our way if we're too busy?  I've decided it's better to let a potential client know we're simply not in a position to entertain a new search with them.  I've done this twice now.  This…

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Added by Jerry Albright on March 10, 2011 at 5:51pm — 9 Comments

FOCUS ABILITY in this Multi-Tasking, 24/7, Instant Gratification Information Age

 

 

Information exchange is flowing at lightning speed and we are all expected to keep up.

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling the need to shut the hell up (after I finish this) reassess and declutter.

This time of the year calls for a good spring cleaning in my home and in my head.  It feels natural to reflect, re-examine and adjust focus.

My fear is that I am so used to having so many distractions, will panic set in when I don’t allow…

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Added by Tracey Cress on March 10, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

High Demand - The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Demand is outpacing supply for the following ten titles in the cities listed. As a result, prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.



Accountants and Auditors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (146% normal demand)



Computer Specialists in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (163% normal…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on March 9, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

One thing [Overloaded] Corporate Recruiters value in Recruitment Agencies...

I was a "Head-hunter" (on contingency basis) for over 11yrs and have been on the "other side of the desk" for over 5yrs. Having worked on both sides, I can understand the frustrations both agency recruiters and corporate recruiters feel when dealing with each other.



Ironically, some of the frustrations are similiar such as response time, communication, content of requested information, etc. We both have the same complaints in many cases, the difference is from which side it comes and… Continue

Added by Mauricio on March 9, 2011 at 2:47pm — 56 Comments

The Liberal Arts CEO and Shakespeare

A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 10, 2011 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

Ninety Percent of the Nursing Homes Hire Those With Criminal Records

CBS News did a study and found that ninety percent of the nursing homes in the nation hired employees with criminal convictions.   According to CBS News, when the government ran background checks on employees in some 260 nursing homes, 92 percent of them had criminal records.  Pretty remarkable.

This is not some curious group of do-gooders reporting that much of the healthcare industry is populated by convicted…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on March 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

The best you'll ever get is 8 out of 10

Nothing drives a recruiter crazier than having a client say, "I love your candidate and there is no compelling reason not to hire them.  We'd just like to see one or two more candidates".  Makes my pulse race just writing the words.



What I'm finding, particularly in this market is clients want 12 out of 10; the "perfect candidate". They have the belief that because of the poor labor market "perfect candidates" are simply lying under trees waiting to be tripped over.  This couldn't be… Continue

Added by Christopher Poreda on March 8, 2011 at 9:49am — 17 Comments

What do job seekers want? (Hint: a job…and a wee bit more)

Why do job seekers go to job boards? Ahem – to find a job.

I might add that’s why they network, Tweet, post profiles on LinkedIn, and troll through company career sites. They just want a job. Right?

Well, no. Not exactly. They want a lot more than a ‘job’. They in fact have an entire laundry list of desires:

  • work that fits their skill set
  • work that pays well
  • work that lets them…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 8, 2011 at 10:22am — 4 Comments

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