I know half of my audience will be thinking of the P-Diddy song from a couple of years ago when they read the title although I took the title from a David Bowie song of the same name. I’m not even sure if it is the best
title for my ensuing… Continue
Added by David Jacks on August 5, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Many people think that one can recruit in any industry. Become a generalist and recruit in accounting, finance, engineering and manufacturing - it doesn't matter which industry. They think that if their recruiting skills are good enough, industry should not matter. Just get the competitors names and start sourcing people from phone directories, switchboards and operators and we're golden! Is this really true? I guess there are some aspects to truth in this approach to headhunting but the… Continue
Added by Brian Pho on August 6, 2010 at 8:58am —
Who are your best hires?
Aren’t they the ones that were in your little black… Continue
Added by K.C. on August 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Recruiter’s Game of Hide and Seek… Continue
Added by Lea McKay on August 4, 2010 at 11:27am —
Added by Noel Cocca on August 4, 2010 at 10:36am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
I love the saying "Throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks!" That's experimentation at it's finest in trying to solve important… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 3, 2010 at 4:30pm —
True story. Pete is a dear friend of mine. After eight years in recruitment, has decided that he’s had enough.
He’s had enough of the hours.
He’s had enough of the chasing.
He’s had enough of the competition.… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on August 3, 2010 at 6:30am —
If you're a reader of my blog or if we've ever spent any time talking about the Recruiting and Staffing industry, then you know that I'm an advocate of constant change. Yes. Constant. Continue
You'd also know that I enjoy pushing the envelope in regards to just about anything considered "status quo" and…
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 3, 2010 at 10:45am —
I always worry if I am doing the right thing by telling a candidate not only are they interviewing for an opening but so is our second submittal. We always tell candidates we can submit 1 or 2 resumes per an opening. Which is true in some cases, dependent on the client. But are we really hurting ourselves when we are making ourselves look good?
More recently, this has happened repeatedly, I have had 2 of my own candidates up for the same job. They knew about each other. They… Continue
Added by Ashley Barker on August 2, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Not one of us dreams of becoming a Recruiter, let alone plans a career that will span our entire professional life. But it is possible. As a Recruiter who recruits Recruiters we see it everyday in the backgrounds of the business owners,… Continue
Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 2, 2010 at 2:01pm —
Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing. We are advocates for doing the work during the interview to find the candidate’s precise skills in context (in directly comparable situations) that align with the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,… Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on July 30, 2010 at 12:32pm —
How committed are you to constant and fearless innovation? When someone tells you an idea is farfetched or it cannot be done, do you go out of your way to make it happen? Are you afraid to fail? I have seen far too often people get complacent and stop innovating, stop bringing ideas to the table. Complacency should not exist. People should want more, want better. Why do we stop wanting more? Why does what is OK get left alone? Why do we not want the best? We should want to strive for perfection… Continue
Added by Jenn Francine on August 1, 2010 at 1:43pm —
A post on Recruiting Blogs by Rebecca Sargeant sparked my thoughts on this topic: (http://www.recruitingblogs.com/forum/topics/as-a-recruiter-what-do-except)
Waaaay back in my college days, I was a waitress at a well known chain restaurant. It was a fun job and I loved serving the customers and giving them great service (of course, I loved the tips, too!). Since that experience, I… Continue
Added by Susan J Wojtkowski on July 30, 2010 at 12:40pm —
Have you ever done a Google Search on yourself? Any ideas on what you would find? Imagine you have the perfect candidate and client. What are they going to find?…
Added by Lea McKay on July 28, 2010 at 3:31pm —
Wow, it's been a month since I last blogged. Amazing how time flies.
Recently, watching the World Cup, I was inspired by something that was said from one of the commentators. He said something along the lines of "It's just as important to work hard when you don't have the ball as it does when you have it."
I translated that to my world, and no, I'm not… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on July 28, 2010 at 11:47pm —
Added by Craig Fisher on July 28, 2010 at 9:08am —
This topic can be quite a minefield and a conversation that may need to be looked at from many different angles. In the UK age discrimination has been unlawful in employment, training and education since October 2006. In the recruitment world in the UK there are strict rules in relation to posting job adverts, collecting… Continue
Added by Mark Lennard on July 28, 2010 at 6:01am —
After hearing a few words from a candidate, the recruiter seems to have an uncanny ability to sense and uncover important details or hidden objectives others will not notice until much later in the recruiting process. Often their opinion and projections about individuals turn out to be dead on.…
Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on July 26, 2010 at 7:55am —
Those of us that have been fortunate enough to be involved in world of sales have at some stage in our career been taught the open questioning technique. It seems that regardless of technical innovations, wars, medicine, politics and anything else, the open… Continue
Added by Mark Lennard on July 24, 2010 at 10:30am —
The fog of war or the scent of battle is hard to fathom as are many of the trials our military must face, but imagine when the young men and women who bravely served our country return to this great nation as a civilian and find even more challenges during their job search.
Yesterday DirectEmployers Association was honored to have Megan Krause
Added by Chad Sowash on July 22, 2010 at 7:25am —