I am currently one of the managers at a 25-person, primarily contingency-based search firm that does a lot of interoffice splits. We have been in business since 1991, and have a long-standing company policy of our recruiters being able to “own” candidates in our database, ad infinitum, as long as they were the first person to bring in that particular candidate’s resume. We have even gone as far to allow those that put in meaningful information on a candidate into the database without…Continue
The candidate experience is getting more attention. It can be, yet always is a differentiator in the candidate's mind. A recent quote from a candidate highlights this. "You should talk to COMPETITOR, their process is terrible, this is cool." The nature of the candidate experience left a differentaited and brand positive impression.
How are you thinking about your candidate experience? More importantly, what are you doing to use it to your advantage. Effort to improve…Continue
I worked for two national recruiting firms before opening my own shop. The heads of these firms are fantastic and I have nothing but respect for them and the firms they built...multi-office, multi-vertical, highly successful businesses in their own right; more than most of us can ever attest to. But one thing that drove me crazy at every national meeting was that the only difference between their addresses to the managers/directors/VPs and top billers was the sign…
Inside the Deluxe Corp recruiting department we are trying to put our best foot forward when it comes to our customers. What seems standard and routine to us can be a mystery to them. Let's admit it - when customers submit an application, they often feel like it went straight into a swirling vortex of the…Continue
Added by Stacy Van Meter on March 14, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments
There is a lot of activity in the online recruiting industry now – more than I’ve seen in many years. Money is flowing in, startups are blossoming, and established players are branching out.
So why now? Part of it stems from the (slow) retreat of the recession – more people working means more interest in finding candidates. Part comes from the rise of social media and mobile, spurring innovation and new thinking about old recruiting…Continue
Ok. I'll admit it. I too got pulled into believing that as a newly independent IT Recruiter I could jump-start my desk with Bounty Jobs by getting right into the recruiting as the job orders are already there, (due to non-compete agreements, I had no JO's initially.) Also there are big companies involved and the playing field is somewhat leveled with big firms. Their model clearly has potential.
Well here it is! A possible Top 10 list based on all the responses to my request to build a list together:
#1 Get on LinkedIn, develop a network, and find advocates at the companies where you want to work.
#2 Build relationships, not just…Continue
I recently read Maureen Scharib’s blog post and it really got me thinking. Maybe it was the timing; because prior to reading it, I was looking at my own call-sheet (calls made/calls returned/people reached) wondering what to do to improve the results. So, I was thinking a lot, about the telephone!
So here we…Continue
I work for a recruiting corporation in Northern VA. I focus on accounting and finance and place professionals on temporary and temp to hire positions. There are a lot of factors that are in play with our market. Yes, we are one of the best markets in America. However, that also means that we have some of the toughest competition because everyone that is anyone is here. To top it off, many of the larger users of temp are moving their lower level operations out of town because labor is…Continue
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I thought it woud be a great idea to share a list of remarkable recruiters/staffing thought leaders, I know personally, or "follow" intentionally, to gain inspiration, which has supported the Inbound Recruiter vision, (Get Found, Convert, Analyze.) Inbound Recruiter could not have been formed without each of these industry leaders "original thoughts" (innovation) and accomplishments in our field. (Order unimportant, They ALL…Continue
Yep. Just had to say that. It pains me greatly. But what else can we do?
I'm sure many of you are (hopefully) off-the-hook BUSY! I am absolutely thankful to be in the position I find myself in.
But can we - more importantly - should we take on every new search that comes our way if we're too busy? I've decided it's better to let a potential client know we're simply not in a position to entertain a new search with them. I've done this twice now. This…Continue
Information exchange is flowing at lightning speed and we are all expected to keep up.
I don’t know about you, but I am feeling the need to shut the hell up (after I finish this) reassess and declutter.
This time of the year calls for a good spring cleaning in my home and in my head. It feels natural to reflect, re-examine and adjust focus.
My fear is that I am so used to having so many distractions, will panic set in when I don’t allow…Continue
Added by Tracey Cress on March 10, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
Demand is outpacing supply for the following ten titles in the cities listed. As a result, prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.
Accountants and Auditors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (146% normal demand)
Computer Specialists in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (163% normal…
A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…Continue
CBS News did a study and found that ninety percent of the nursing homes in the nation hired employees with criminal convictions. According to CBS News, when the government ran background checks on employees in some 260 nursing homes, 92 percent of them had criminal records. Pretty remarkable.
This is not some curious group of do-gooders reporting that much of the healthcare industry is populated by convicted…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on March 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
Why do job seekers go to job boards? Ahem – to find a job.
I might add that’s why they network, Tweet, post profiles on LinkedIn, and troll through company career sites. They just want a job. Right?
Well, no. Not exactly. They want a lot more than a ‘job’. They in fact have an entire laundry list of desires: