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Rebuilding the Image of the Recruiting Industry

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To say I’m an outsider to the recruiting industry is very much an understatement

At the time this post was written I was entering my 4th month as Marketing Manager for Stride & Associates. I was excited to take the job because I saw a lot of potential to get in there and get my



Added by Justin Miller on November 22, 2010 at 4:35pm — 3 Comments

Your Pop-Up Indicator

This week, thousands of household cooks will be watching for the red indicator to appear that indicates the turkey is ready. How’s your company’s pop-up indicator doing? What’s it telling you about how effective your efforts are to cook up deals?

Every company has it’s own version of a turkey pop-up timer, whether it’s just a gut feeling or a set of metrics that are monitored carefully. As you take… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on November 22, 2010 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

Five Frustrating Employee Habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line – here are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than you would like.

1. Absenteeism and Tardiness. When an employee misses work, it not only costs money but can inconvenience customers and co-workers. When it comes to issues with tardiness and absenteeism, strict policy…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 22, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

More cool tips on dealing with clients who want a fee discount

Last week I blogged about how you need to move the focus away from dollars and percentages when clients negotiate fees, and on to your value and your differentiators.

One of the comments on my blog from Matthew Lancey raised the point that sometimes clients keep pushing, and they say something like “but your competitors charge…


Added by Greg Savage on November 21, 2010 at 8:34pm — 12 Comments

Making Recruiting New Years Resolutions..

Forget all of the "Get fit quick" schemes, I am talking about something that benefits you and your company. Do you make Recruiting New Years Resolutions? Hard to believe we are getting close to that time of year, I know.

My resolutions, so far, are focused more on the people side of recruiting. I think in a time where virtual communication is as easier than actually picking up the phone and dialing a phone number, my resolutions this year will be catered towards putting the human… Continue

Added by Christine on November 22, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

And now You’re Director of Talent Management!

Its 5 am on Monday morning and you’re up ... But Holdup! (My Jamaican expression for wait a minute) You don’t get up this early on a Monday for work, after all you’re one of the Recruitment Player Veterans who normally strolls in at 10am for work after you’ve had your work out at the gym, Juice, coffee and bagel with cream cheese; oh yea let`s not forget your morning newspaper...…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 21, 2010 at 11:47am — 10 Comments

I can’t leave unless it’s for a Promotion…Really?

Last week toward the end of my blog I was commenting on how the most liked people, not always the most gifted people, receive promotions. I intimated that I was going to expand on that topic this week. That comment was in response to the number of candidates who

have told me that they can’t make a move unless they get a promotion. I typically say something like, “OK, but I’m

not sure I understand, can you explain what you mean?” They think I’m a bit off at this…


Added by David Jacks on November 18, 2010 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

Has HR Traded Do'ers for Managers?

What ever happened to core business competencies?! Bret Starr of StarrTincup will be releasing a survey of HR professionals focused on their view of the HR-vendor relationship and value proposition. I was shocked to learn that only 6% of all HR professionals surveyed stated that it was better to develop solutions internally than go to a vendor for help. All I could think to myself was that our businesses have become full of managers at the expense of do’ers.

I worry that entry level… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on November 19, 2010 at 8:51am — 4 Comments

Preparing for Counter Offers before they Occur!

Slouch’s blog post on “ A Counter Offer of Biblical Proportions” enticed me to share some thoughts on why it’s important to deal with the Counter Offer issue very early on in the recruitment cycle; regardless of whether or not your candidate will get a Counter Offer.…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 17, 2010 at 9:38am — 35 Comments

The Human Touch Is What Recruiting Is All About

When I first began my recruiting career I had an old school manager that explained to me how the job is really sales and that it is best to view your commodity as being people. I took it for what it was and went

on my way to begin building my desk. Sure there were a number of sales

techniques that I learned along the way. Some that worked, and others

that I need not mention again, but I never lost sight of that people

aspect. In fact I would often tell people that my…


Added by Noel Cocca on November 17, 2010 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Is social recruiting a symptom – or a solution?

Is social recruiting a symptom of larger problems in the world of recruitment – or is it a solution to recruitment woes? Let me argue both sides of this…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 17, 2010 at 9:13am — 11 Comments

Can Leaders Learn Anything from Baseball?

The Hot Stove was fired up early this year with the new policy of Major League Baseball being anyone who was eligible automatically become a free agent upon the last pitch in the World Series. As a Cardinals Fan, this was a welcome change because it meant that I had an excuse to start paying attention again.…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on November 16, 2010 at 12:01pm — 13 Comments

Timing, timing, timing!

If real estate has "location, location, location" then recruitment should certainly coin "timing, timing, timing" for our industry!

Once, I had a candidate in final stages with a client on a Friday. I was buzzing about my weekend happy as a bee. Monday morning, I learn the hiring manager went to lunch over the weekend and bumped into someone that used to work for them at a different company, but they hadn't seen each other in 10 years. They got to talking about their current companies… Continue

Added by Jessica Nicholas on November 15, 2010 at 11:22am — 17 Comments

Thrown Under the Bus

On Monday my expertise gave sound advice to a group of unemployed at a church employment networking meeting. For once in about a year I felt needed….like my expertise in recruitment was valued again. It was a great feeling!…


Added by Becki Dunaway on November 12, 2010 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

HR for Better or Worse

Yesterday Yahoo posted a great article on their home page, “10 Things the HR Department won’t tell you.” The article covers everything from getting an interview and passing its initial screening to staying off HR’s radar screen while employed. The author, Kimberly Fusaro, makes a lot of

great points. I…


Added by David Jacks on November 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

TOPGUN Peak Pressure Performance

Recently I attended a banquet and had the opportunity to meet and listen to Commander Bill Driscoll present on "How to maximize your peak pressure performance." Commander Driscoll is a member of the Navy's first and only team of jet-missile aces with the shoot down of five enemy fighters in combat. He is one of the highest decorated living Naval Flight Officers of the past 50 years. His major awards include the Navy Cross, two Silver… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on November 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Where do job descriptions go to die?

I wish I could find a lovely place to send job descriptions to die.

You know what I want instead? Job clouds.

Doesn't that sound lovely?

A job cloud is a lovely, puffy arrangement of projects and functions that need to be completed in order for a company to be successful. Job clouds can overlap across functional areas as the needs of the company change and the people in each cloud can change as their experience and education…


Added by Jessica Nicholas on November 11, 2010 at 10:53am — 4 Comments

CareerBuilder Says - Social Networking Shall Not Be Cheap

I was finally happy to see that CareerBuilder is building something for recruiters and it's going to be expensive. I read about it on ERE and essentially, Careerbuilder will build you a talent network. It seems they are the first to admit that it can be done without their help but of course if someone wants to help, why not. Help can be good.

I'm not going to describe what it is they… Continue

Added by Slouch on November 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Top 10 Reasons WHY Having ADD Is Truly A Benefit When You Are a RECRUITER!

1. Compassion ~ People with ADD have a tremendous power to connect with other people. But it goes a step further than that. We also have an advanced ability to empathize with others, and to see many different perspectives.

2. Creativity ~ Have you ever met an ADDer who wasn’t creative!???? Recruiters, Writers, painters, musicians, film makers, designers, sculptors, comedians – the list goes on! Artistic talents are…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on November 10, 2010 at 2:57pm — 12 Comments

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