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On the Brink? 5 Reasons To Stay, 5 reasons To Go

In 1981, The Clash wrote a song called "Should I Stay or Should I Go".  The next year they released it, and it became their only #1 single.  On the single, Mick Jones sings "Should I stay or should I go?  If I stay there will be trouble.  An' if I stay there will be double." Do you ever feel this way about your job and…

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Added by Will Thomson on January 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Elements of a Successful Recruiting Career

It all began almost 9 years ago.  In 2003 at the end of that year just coming into the final leg of my final 2 years journey in college and looking at options in the future, I looked to an incredible option that opened it's doors by taking on an internship for an ADT Security Alarms Dealership - Rhino Security Services. I had made the decision to explore HR and found it to be to my liking - never realizing that this would open vast doors along the way.

 

When I began this…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 7, 2013 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Its Complicated—Living In Confluence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1: The Rise of Social In Talent Acquisition

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Added by Marvin Smith on January 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Am I a Narcissist?.........Are You....?

I was stung this morning. I read a blog by Jorg Stegemann. He asked if there are parallels between your boss and a…

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Added by Martin Ellis on January 2, 2013 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

My 3 Favorite People from 2012

I’m not really a New Year’s Resolution kind of girl. I don’t particularly want to give up any of my bad habits, and I work out just enough to fit into my favorite jeans (most of the time).  I have no real desire to do anything that different. I like my life.

Still, a new year does give me a chance to reflect on the year that just past. I really amped up my involvement in RBC and committed (at least to myself) to blog more frequently. I took to Twitter like… never mind, I don’t…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on January 2, 2013 at 7:37pm — 6 Comments

One Of My Favorite Recruiting Tools

 

We all have a tool we reach for when trying to find that purple squirrel for a client.  For some of us, it is LinkedIn and others it is has simple as using Google Advanced Search feature.  For years I was a big advocate of putting the time into building free points in my Jigsaw.com account but, with recent changes to the site new Recruiters can’t accumulate free points, they have to buy them. This forced me to looking for another tool to assist my up and coming…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 3, 2013 at 10:36am — 4 Comments

Studs & Cuddlers: The future of Talent Assessment: How many Sexual Partners have you had?

No, I'm not seriously expecting you to go out and ask that question of the next person you interview for a sales or recruitment role, but hear me out on my logic.

I've spent a decade and a half interviewing candidates for all types of positions but I guess the ones I have cared about the most have been the candidates I interviewed to come work with me. When I am hiring recruiters, I make sure to look for proven sales experience…

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Added by Johnny Campbell on December 20, 2012 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Gangnam Style, La Macarena, and Achy Breaky Heart



So what is all the noise about Gangnam Style??  People were talking about the song at work last week. What is that dance?!  What in the world are my…

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Added by Will Thomson on December 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why I stay away from job boards….

I will first say that I do see value in job boards, and believe it is a critical tool to become successful as a sourcer/recruiter.  It’s like building a house.  You can not and would not build a house with just one tool.  It takes many tools to build a home that will stand the test of time.  As a recruiter/sourcer, you need to take the same approach when finding the perfect candidate.  Not only will you be successful, but you will be able to find candidates no one else is working with. …

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Added by Ryan Harding on December 20, 2012 at 12:17am — 13 Comments

How to win the heart of an In-House Recruiter

AdMore Recruitment- Sophie Mackenzie

As an agency recruiter for 6 years, I thought I knew a fair bit about recruitment and I admit, I shared many of my colleagues’ frustrations about the role of the In-House Recruiter:…

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Added by AdMore Recruitment on December 18, 2012 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

10 'Dumb' Things to Tell a Candidate

I have a theory that simplicity is beautiful and complication…
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Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2012 at 4:36am — 7 Comments

How To Be A Good Headhunter

After more 10 years in the staffing industry in various operational, managerial, and corporate roles and in different countries, I have interviewed, coached, and trained hundreds of recruitment consultants from all over the world. Though local differences must be taken into consideration, the characteristics that make you a top performer in Salt Lake City also work in Singapore or in Paris. Based on what I saw, heard, and learned, here is my quintessential list of the 5+1 habits that…

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Added by Jorg Stegemann on December 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

You Think You're Better Than Me?

What makes one recruiter better than another? Are some recruiters better at finding talent? Is it only about finding the right talent? Does the number of candidates found make you best?

The list can go on and on, but I think you get the point.  

Starting my recruiting career on the agency side I have been exposed to A LOT of different recruiters with VERY different styles in recruiting.  Some of these recruiters love the quantity of candidates, while some of…

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Added by Ryan Harding on December 13, 2012 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

In-house and social media: friend or foe?

I often get asked by the slightly less experienced and slightly more nervous recruiters I meet (online or offline), how we can compete with corporate recruiters and all the latest DIY social recruiting tools and my answer is 2 fold:

1. Do NOT compete with them

Not directly anyway. You must always understand your market and build a valuable niche and service for it.

As agency recruiters we provide an outsource service and by default as a service provider we do things…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on December 14, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Recruiters: Don’t Get Mad. Get Better…

Have you ever had a candidate that you thought was a slam dunk.   There was no way this candidate was not going to get the job.   Then the phone rings and the client says they have chosen another candidate.  Huh?  What just happened?    How did this Happen?   This is not a time to get mad – use it to get better.

Look back into the 30 steps in the placement process.    Did you skip a step?   …

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Added by Bruce Rowles on December 14, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

How Long Does a Headhunt Take?

“How long will this headhunt take?” was often my question when I was looking for a senior manager in a past life. The headhunter would stare back, think for a moment, and tell me, “that depends…..”

How I would learn to hate that answer! And I was mug enough to swallow it!…

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Added by Martin Ellis on December 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

10 Reasons Every Recruiter Must Start With an Agency

It was 1995, I had just graduated from Ole Miss, the Harvard of the South.  I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do for a career.  I was considering moving to Memphis, Tennessee, but I had no leads, so I packed my things and moved back to Austin, Texas.  After all, I was 22 and I had no money…

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Added by Will Thomson on December 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — 26 Comments

LinkedIn Drops Sharing Apps Wordpress, Box.net and Gives out New Profiles: BUT NOT 100%

A new change for LinkedIn profiles is coming to a desktop near you starting TODAY! 12-11-12. Take a look at a recent email I received form LinkedIn regarding the changes below.

Now before we all get into a battle with LinkedIn "Doing their own thing" it's important to realize that the services are not going away. The presentation will be different and the services that connect you to the services will be different. That being said, it does look like you will need to connect the new…

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Added by Ryan Leary on December 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Aunt Chippy: How to Wrap a Recruiting Gift! This is Classic

This is classic. I needed to post this. Enjoy your holiday…

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Added by Ryan Leary on December 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

How do I Add Value to the Relationship?

I recently was involved in a conference call with a prospective client who was asking me whether I would be available to come speak to their office meeting about how the staff could work closer with corporate HR professionals. I got off the call and began to look back to the time in my career when I was in the external recruiter's seat and what was important to me to establish that relationship.

So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts.

  1. The Toyota Production System…
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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 6, 2012 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

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