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No Resumes Please! Signed Human Resources

Unbelievable! It’s incredible but these words are spoken or sent out each day by human resource professionals to any candidate bold enough to send them a resume or to inquire about employment. Wake up HR, what does Human Resources mean to you! If you're not looking after the talent management needs of your organization who…


Added by Francois Guay on November 4, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

The blame game

Dear Hiring Manager

 I was sorry to hear that John has left your business after only 2 months. However I am confused as to why you think this was my fault. My role was to provide you with a qualified shortlist of candidates based on the criteria you gave me. The thorough recruitment process I undertook meant that my shortlist was accurate and I was able to provide you with detailed feedback on each candidate. As well as the positives, I also advised you of any areas of concerns that I…


Added by Luke Collard on November 4, 2011 at 12:09am — 7 Comments

More Than Body Snatchers – The Search for a Great Search Partner

How do you define greatness when it comes to finding a search partner for your company? Is it all about just finding the best candidate for the opportunity at hand or is it more than that? Forget about the search fee, trying to negotiage a lower search fee will just cause grief and lower…


Added by Francois Guay on November 3, 2011 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

What HR and recruiting pros are doing to find candidates: Fall 2011 Survey results

Per this week’s survey results from job boards, we’ve seen some changes over the past 12 months – not the least of which is increased optimism. Perhaps part of that is based on what HR and recruiting professionals are actually doing to find candidates. This installment of the …


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 3, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Applying for jobs is a dangerous business!

Warning, contains sarcasm...


I've just been in a discussion with a couple of colleagues about how risky it is to apply for a new job. It would seem that from the moment a candidate hits "send" on their online application, they become a magnet for trouble. 


Think about it. How many candidates have you have who have applied for a job who - after you clarify…


Added by Samantha Lacey on November 3, 2011 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Managing Your FOCUS

It's been a while since I wrote so I thought I would throw in a topic for consideration; FOCUS.


The world is getting more and more complex and Lord knows the world of recruiting is not getting any easier. Sometimes, I think, as our lives…


Added by Todd Oldfield on November 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

It's Not You-It's a Negative Flawed Process. Deal with it Positively

Tom Dimmick, seasoned HR professional turned Third Party Firm owner of DK Search, and I were having a discussion about the recruiting process and what it really is to most job seekers. As well as everybody involved with the mess.

After 25 years in corporate HR Tom speaks from both the internal and external viewpoint.

Tom’s take on the recruiting process and why it will never be a totally positive process no matter how many cows we give away, what kind of system we use or how hard…


Added by Sandra McCartt on November 2, 2011 at 3:03pm — 8 Comments

Reports of Recruiting’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

There is so much noise out there regarding the death of recruiting. We’ve got Social Media taking over. Recruitment 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4! LinkedIn will have all our jobs, but only until Facebook becomes the new job board. Thanks to Google +, any hiring manager with a computer can now search for candidates. Not only does this mean the end of recruiting agencies as we know them, but it’s only a matter of time before corporate recruiters start singing Danny Boy.


Give me a…


Added by Amy Ala on November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

You Are the Laziest Job Seeker Ever!

I have to say, I have been a bit bogged down and late at…


Added by Danielle Powers on November 1, 2011 at 12:12pm — 17 Comments

Halloween & Recruiting: Learning from your 10 year old self!

When I was growing up, there was not a holiday that I looked forward to more than Halloween.  Not only did I love thinking up a great costume and getting free candy but I always really enjoyed the Halloween route planning sessions the night before.


Every Halloween I’d go to one of my friends places (as they had a better neighborhood) and we’d map out the houses and areas we would hit up during the night.  After years of experience, we knew the houses that gave the “good”…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Only Because You Work For Me...

That’s what I heard every day for 2 years from my boss.

Every time I talked with a partner in a public accounting firm or a corporate attorney or a commercial banker he would tell me that they only returned my call because I worked for him. They only referred clients to me because I worked for him. Yes, he had a huge ego.

I believe he thought if he said it enough to all his recruiters they would believe him – most did. None of us had signed non-competes – he told us he didn’t…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on November 8, 2011 at 12:29am — 2 Comments

Coffee and Writing Effective Email Introductions

In a Perfect World
In a perfect business development world the very best scenario we could experience would be a telephone call to a…

Added by Robert Wright on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Am I Too Ethical To Be A Recruiter?

Well now, it's been a couple of years and my recruiting life is going along pretty good. Exceeding my numbers, gaining exclusive clients, having fun and thinking this is the best job and the best place I could ever work. We have monthly contests, quarterly contests, yearly contests; go on weekend retreats (with our spouses) to golf resorts and ski resorts (depending on the time of year) for morning training meetings and golf outings or skiing or even just laying around the pool in the…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on October 29, 2011 at 12:01pm — 25 Comments

Recruiters - What if the one that got away came back?


Most of us have memories of the Good, Bad, and Ugly recruiting experiences related to great candidates who got away.  The painful memory of those great candidates that got away related to:  a predicted outcome; deception on their part; slow to move hiring managers; our (recruiter) missteps…and…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 31, 2011 at 5:38am — 10 Comments

If Business was a Contact Sport HR Would be in the Infirmary

Vince Lombardi said it best when he said“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is”. It never ceases to amaze me that most HR people I meet are non-competitive when it comes to helping their business win and in applying HR strategies and policies. They use words like ethics and fairness to tell…


Added by Francois Guay on October 31, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Looking For Work? You Can Always Fight Pirates.

It goes without saying that the Marines are an excellent fighting force.  Be it the United States Marines or the  British Royal Marines, tens of thousands of dollars have gone into training so that these fighting units can be the most formidable in combat.

But then once the Marine is an ex-Marine, there is a question as to what to do with those skill sets.  Can't really use the harder core aspects in the typical office setting, lest one's fellow employees look askance at your crawling…


Added by Gordon Basichis on October 31, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Take the online recruiting survey!

It’s that time of the year – leaves are falling, frost is threatening our gardens….and I’m knocking on your door about the online recruiting survey. I'm trying to include everyone in the online recruiting industry: HR and recruiting prosjob…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 4, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - feat @Shally

Sometimes, the Recruiting Animal is too weak to manage a show properly. That happened today. I invited a lawyer to comment on the disparate impact of recruiting on foursquare. It was interesting but I let it go on for about 5 minutes too long. Then the song I played was set too loud and it drowned out any singing that was going on. So I only got to the great Shally around the 20 minute mark. And I should have focused more on sourcing which is Shally's specialty but instead I asked him about…


Added by Recruiting Animal on October 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Do LinkedIn members view Klout scoring as a credible measure of individual influence and reach? Let's ask!

I was fortunate to read through today's RBC Daily Update to find the subject matter addressed the Klout score as a measurable credential. I had recently thought about this subject myself. Subsequently, I launched a poll on LinkedIn (and shared it on FaceBook) just a few days ago. This poll was targeted at assessing the real influence that Klout scoring has among career-minded professionals who are somewhat active on LinkedIn, Twitter, and FaceBook.


Many of us strive to…


Added by schonfeld.michael19 on October 28, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

10 Tips for a Recruitment Newbie

  1. Work Hard - like all jobs worth doing; it's worth doing well. And like all good professions it looks easier than it is. Hard work is a basic requirement and the starting point for all successful recruiters

  2. Recognise that you're in Sales - OK you're not pushing mobile phones or house insurance but you are selling your services to clients, job opportunities to candidates and candidates to…

Added by Robert Wright on October 27, 2011 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

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