So here's the story. Last week I met a candidate who really impressed me - not only with his day-to-day skill set but with the person he is. He's an Eagle Scout, does mission trips (5 of them so far), sings TO ENTERTAIN THE OLD FOLKS at retirement homes, has coached Special Olympics and more.I posted a blog about this young man here
and was quite surprised by the discussion that… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Added by Daniel J Smith on October 27, 2010 at 10:08am —
Demand is increasing for seven positions that many staffing and recruiting firms often overlook. Within the next three months, demand will outpace supply and companies will be open to help in filling these roles on a temporary, contract, or full-time basis.
Law Clerks – 609.9% (increase in demand compared to last year at this time)
Forensic Science Technicians – 211.0%
Patternmakers (Metal and Plastic) – 693.8%
Petroleum Engineers – 85.1%
Sales Engineers… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 27, 2010 at 11:30am —
I messed up. I'm a douche bag. I'm an asshole. I'm a recruiter.
***Before going any further, I should mention that you MIGHT want to be familiar with Kanye Wests' "Runaway" to understand the pop culture reference. Click here… Continue
Added by Rich DeMatteo on October 27, 2010 at 11:05am —
It’s fun bashing job boards (ok, it’s fun bashing… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 26, 2010 at 9:26am —
We had a nice long summer here in Michigan; we had a cacophony of color and flowers this year and we experienced the warmest summer in years. Flowers flourished and blossomed. We enjoyed our vibrant garden with our friends.
Autumn is upon us and it is time to think of winterizing.
The sprinkler system has been switched off. Gone are the delicate flowers and colors of summer, gone the hanging baskets overflowing with buds and hanging trails, gone the butterflies, gone the… Continue
Added by Peter Lanc on October 25, 2010 at 9:00am —
Recruiters have a number of things to juggle day in and day out in order to run a successful desk, but it is always important to not lose sight of the little things in the bigger picture. Here are just two quick examples of… Continue
Added by Noel Cocca on October 21, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I'm introducing a candidate to my client this morning. (Yes - I do have clients. In fact it was 2 days ago my phone rang with my client on the other line. We hadn't spoken in a while but he keeps my number in his cell phone and doesn't call anybody else. But that's not the topic today......
We often hear from our clients the need for "character, motivation and taking ownership" among many other somewhat vague qualifications. Typically it's hard to nail those qualities down with your… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 21, 2010 at 8:30am —
After attending RecruitFest
a couple weeks ago, one session has been echoing in my mind. It was about increasing your influence and becoming a leader, but it also offered great advice about finding your path and being happy. You've probably read articles that say, "Think about what you would you do if money didn't matter..." Well, it DOES matter for most people, so that's maybe not a helpful approach to finding a happier,… Continue
Added by Jessica Nicholas on October 20, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Continue
1. Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time.
2. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the telephone in order to "sell" but remember that the customer comes first.
3. Keep reminding them where we are in the process because this is just one of a hundred…
Added by Donald Sonn on October 20, 2010 at 3:02pm —
It doesn't matter what type of recruiter you are, corporate or agency, or even if you are a job seeker looking for work, you have to be able to know good from bad when it comes to which candidates or open positions to focus on.
Added by Craig Silverman on October 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
In my experience, I’ve found that programmers often expect people to act linearly – going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal.
People don’t usually act that way. They use nutty search terms. They randomly click on ads. They open new browser windows and forget what they were originally looking for. They fail to notice some buttons and features, yet become fixated on others.… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 19, 2010 at 9:12am —
I've come to the point where I am not sure I can successfully write this blog post without using every four-letter word in the book, but I'll try. I've had it with 3rd party recruiting partners. Flat out had it. I've never made it any secret that I understand why everyone hated me when I was a "headhunter." But the lack of accountability and professional courtesy I have experienced as of late has my head spinning and my mouth spewing profanities. (Sorry office mates.)
Against my… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on October 18, 2010 at 2:25pm —
John Q. Executive walks nervously into his boss’ office to announce, “Mr. Employer, I’m really sorry to have to tell you this, but I’ve decided to accept another position. The XYZ
Company made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
Mr. Employer doesn’t miss a beat. “Wait a minute, John. We can’t afford to lose you. Tell me about this other offer.”
Almost every executive will play this scene in his or her career. When the counteroffer is put on the table, what…
Added by Mark Bregman on October 15, 2010 at 6:46pm —
Why would I write a post about the death of agencies when they are still active and a valued part of many companies budgets and recruitment process? That is a very insightful question and one the deserves a well outlined response.
First, on behalf of all the companies both small and large, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the thousands of valuable human capital assets provided over the years. Those assets have provided us with innovation and productivity that have helped… Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on October 17, 2010 at 9:30pm —
If you’re in HR or a recruiter, you’ve had offers declined. What I find absolutely enchanting about such a miserable outcome is the underlying qualities that sneak out during this downhill process. AND, what if the candidate who declined is really the best candidate for the job?!?
Sometimes the most impressive candidates can suddenly get nasty during offer negotiation. They can become arrogant and demanding in their communications, suddenly ask for $20K more than they’d… Continue
Added by Jessica Nicholas on October 14, 2010 at 3:39pm —
One of the great mysteries in Recruiting is finding a great candidate for the position and then the hiring manager rejects them based on ambiguous reasons. They were perfect, as if the resume and the job description were separated at birth. They had drive, were personable and had all the “right stuff” you thought the position required. But for some unknown reason, you can’t get the hiring manager to budge on this.… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on October 14, 2010 at 8:00pm —
OK. So you’ve decided you’re underpaid. A few of your team mates are making considerably more than you.
You know you’re as good (if not better) than them, so what gives?
You really do like your job. The company Christmas party is off the hook! The drive is less than 5 minutes and your best buddies work there too…….but you keep seeing jobs all over the internet paying more than what you're making and it's starting to weigh on your… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 14, 2010 at 10:00am —
It's funny how many of us spend more time learning how to play a video game or to hit a 7-iron than we do on taking our job search or productivity to the next level.
When we play games we compete and often play with a passion and intensity that drive us to get better and better. When we play with our buddies we can stay up all night but when we have nothing to do we can fall asleep by… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on October 12, 2010 at 6:32pm —
Years and years ago, my first agency recruiting job was with Source Services Corporation now known as Kforce. My first week there they sent me to training in Dallas where we spent a couple of days learning what the experts thought we should know. I remember quite a few things from those days but one thing struck me as strange. The old war horse recruiter, he described himself that way, said that customers don't do business with the company. They do business with the… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on October 10, 2010 at 1:19pm —