This weekend was like any other weekend for a guy with 2 young children. If you have small kids, or have had them, then you know exactly what I am talking about. The one small caveat is that now that school is in session and football is in full- swing, hanging out on the patio with friends and family replaces the swimming pool.
We aren’t to the soccer game stage because my son is only 1 ½, and my 4 ½ year old daughter’s activity of choice is dance which happens on Thursdays…Continue
I saw this in an ad that turned up in my inbox recently. The ad was for a recruitment manager for a professional services firm: "You will have had experience in a similar role in a professional services organisation." Nothing particularly unreasonable or earth-shattering about that, you'd think.
In fact, if you analyse most of the roles advertised in recruitment at the moment, or in many other fields for that matter, the bottom…
Saying ‘no’ to your boss may seem like the most impossible thing to do but in some instances a firm no is the best option. The main problem for most people is how you go about saying no, as this can affect the relationship you have with your boss.
Realistically there is no one size fits all answer for this as everyone has a different type of boss, some bosses are axe…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on September 11, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments
When reading job descriptions, I’m sure you’ve come across the term “player-coach” more than once. It’s a designation that employers use for positions that have management authority but are also expected to get their hands dirty on some day-to-day work. Seems reasonable, right? Especially when…Continue
I had a great conversation with my mentor, Richie Harris, the other day. I blame Richie entirely for my success and tenacity as an Executive Recruiter these past 25 years. Now retired, Richie was a Recruiting Maverick in his time. Often profane, always unique, he was a star player on the sales and marketing search front. He still speaks at industry functions occasionally and his principles still apply.
During our wide ranging chat, he…Continue
Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on September 10, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about candidate experience, sourcing rules, recruiting innovation, being better off and conference tips.
A few other things before we get to the articles. First, I highly recommend you check in on the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 7, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments
As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand and performance as a whole.
One Mystery Applicant survey found that a mere 19% of candidates surveyed were more likely to buy from or use the services of the…Continue
The Value of Hiring Best-Of-Breed Talent!
Posted on September 6, 2012 by Sheila Greco
Retailers Want Best-Of-Breed Talent!
The Importance of Best-of-Breed Talent To the Retail Industry!
There is no question about it; there is a difference between good talent and best-of-breed talent. My focus today is on the retail industry. Why? Keep reading to find out!
The retail industry as a whole is in the midst of a talent war. Faced with high turnover, access to…Continue
By Dan Ridge, Contributing Consultant, Q4B
I was thinking about the whole idea of working remotely after reading Q4B’s Rookie Recruiter’s Blog of last week, A Remote Recruiter in a Virtual Company and how far this way of working has come.
Years ago I was asked to do some consulting for a local staffing firm whose founder I had…Continue
As social media continues to gain an influential hold within our everyday lives, more and more corporate recruiters are jumping on the social recruiting bandwagon. They are signing up for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, posting jobs on their social media pages, and…Continue
LinkedIn is “the” top place for many recruiters and for many people I have met “LinkedIn” is almost equals “sourcing”. Everyone we had placed in the last year was initially contacted on LinkedIn.
We all agree on the importance of not spamming candidates and carefully reviewing their profiles before we reach out.
However, LinkedIn's nature is not fully understood by many, I think. Here's what I read on a blog post on ERE today: “Examine the resultant profile summaries…. “Red…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 5, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments
For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…
As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so…Continue
I was at the RCSA Conference in Fiji last week. As a speaker, but also as an attendee. And I took some notes, trying to capture the highlights. I share these with you today. Enjoy.
(I, of course, also said dozens of fascinating things, but today, I shine the light elsewhere). :)
What you don’t ask may come back to haunt you! 10 questions every recruiter hates to ask.
How many times do we look to fill our job vs. work as a trusted advisor with our clients and consultants?
It is almost a protective human instinct to shy away from the hard questions or those that we don’t want to know the answer to. In the business of placing candidates in jobs, we often look for the reason to say yes and avoid all the reasons we should say no. Saying NO can make…Continue
To find something you are passionate about is a gift.
To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.
There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a…Continue
We all have our opening lines when we make a cold call....they may be a simple "hello", "how are you?" or "Mr./Ms./Mrs. XYZ, i currently have an opportunity for you which i think would be of your liking!! "
This simple "Hello!!" 'MAY' change the course of the conversation...whether the candidate would feel interested or he/she might just say that he/she is currently in a meeting and to call back some other time!! The tone of the "Hello!" might also affect the conversation and…Continue
By Jennifer Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B
I knew when I began working earlier this summer that the job might only be temporary. I had always had plans to move from my home in Denver to my dream city, Portland, OR (sorry Peyton) and pursue employment with my dream company (think sports apparel, sports marketing and Mr. Knight if you are reading this blog please give me a call).
I was all set to pick up, load up and pack up all of my earthly belongings along with some great…Continue
Running a startup is all about small teams, long hours and wearing different hats. Doing more with less is a point of pride for a lot of CEOs, but there comes a time when you can’t afford to wait for VC money before expanding the team. After all, Microsoft may have started in a garage but it didn’t stay there for long.
So, what are some signs it’s time to bring someone else on board?…Continue
Added by Cody Pierson on August 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As a Recruitment professional let me let you in on a little secret…. My husband Frank is a Sales person’s worst nightmare (and he could also be your Hiring Manager.)
Why do I share this with you? I share, because Recruiters might not like to sell, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pick up the phone and develop a friendship with a hiring manager. Let me show you how easy it could be:
Every year since 1990 Frank has received a card and a calendar from the…Continue