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Clients and Agencies: Has the 'Special Relationship' changed?

Clients and Agencies: Has the ‘Special Relationship’ Changed?



The ‘Special Relationship’ is a phrase used to describe the exceptionally close relations between the UK and the USA, following its use in a 1946 speech by Winston Churchill. Although there has been much talk of recent strains to this relationship, the level of cooperation between the countries remains ‘unparalleled’ among major powers.



In Executive Search, which is traditionally the recruitment… Continue

Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 6, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Repurposing Your Recruiters During Downsizing

Today, Dan Kilgore on my team wrote a great post that I thought would be great to share with everyone:

Okay, we’re now a few years into “The Great Recession”, and despite the predictions of many of the political and economic pundits, a healthy rebound that includes genuine and sustained job growth is still “just… Continue

Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on July 5, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Putting Stock in Social Influence

As recruiters, it's our profession to identify talent in which a company would want to invest (aka: hire, train, develop.) In the search for sound investments, we at PepsiCo try to look at much more than what you'd normally expect to find on a resume or spelled out in cover letters. Skills, experience and references…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 5, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

US Job Market turns South loses 2.0% in June 2011

Online advertised demand for labor in the US fell 2.0% in June, the first decline since December. After a good start at the beginning of this year the job market is slowing now leaving little hope for more activity during the summer. This development is worse than a year ago when the job market leveled of during the same time. The difference is that growth rates last year, while small, remained positive.

 

United States Job Openings, January…

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Added by Henning Seip on July 5, 2011 at 9:13am — 10 Comments

Talent Acquisition, Talent Management – What Do You Do?

For as long as I have been in this business, the business of sourcing, screening and selecting great talent for client companies, I have felt that more could be done. I felt that those of us who do this type of work were only being allowed to do just so much in bringing great talent to an organization, and that once the offer to a candidate had been made and accepted, our role ended. This is especially true for 3rd party recruiters, but is also true for those of us who provide a…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 5, 2011 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

Superlatives.....absolutely my very worst pet hate ever.

Exceptional, outstanding, superb, unique.....and other similar superlatives are words that I come across every day when reading job adverts.



Reading these types of adverts is a bit like receiving that email from Nigeria advising you that someone wants to send you a million dollars in return for your bank details. When I see an advert that describes the job with a long list of superlatives it makes me think that the opportunity is not nearly as good as the recruiter is… Continue

Added by Luke Collard on July 4, 2011 at 1:27am — 2 Comments

It Was A Staffing June I will Remember For Years to Come

I couldn't help but smile as I drove home today, blessings abounded as my belief in incredible possibilities in my staffing realm had all but hit me in incredible bursts.  A 4 hire day.  Something as magical as that I have had privilege of being a part of before in April, but to do it in this way well it was just a sweet little icing on the cake to a day I knew would end with some interesting moments, while I was sourcing the day away helping partner recruiters nail thier placements - my job…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 1, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

5 STEPS TO CREATING A WINNING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

 

Partnerships in the Recruiting Industry can creating a winning dynamic or spell certain disaster. Before jumping into any form a business partnership consider the following thoughts:

 

SHARE THE SAME VISION ~ For any partnership to be successful, everyone  involved must agree…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 29, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Overcoming Challenges as a New Recruiter

After many years in the world of recruiting, it is easy to forget how tough it was to get started. 

Making that 1st call, negotiating pay rates, people not showing up for interviews, people turning down offers, & of course finally - your 1st placement!  Starting out on the rightpath can help the road be a little less bumpy……

The 1stcall: Making that 1st call can be intimidating.  I’ve seen lots of new…

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Added by JoAnn Carlin-Revesz on June 29, 2011 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

Least Favorite Interview Questions

There was a question posted in the LinkedIn Q&A Staffing and Recruiting section that I’ve been wanting to comment on.  The question is:  What is your least favorite interview question to ask or answer?  The question gathered 54 answers, from both recruiters and job seekers.  I’m fascinated by the answers.  I find that both sides, recruiters and job seekers, are…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 28, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

What is your Recruitment Story?

Stories make the world go round.  It’s stories that bring us back to your favorite TV show, stories that make you buy a product and ultimately stories that make a candidate want to work for a company.  The key with stories is making sure to craft and lead with your best ones (preferably as early as possible in your recruiting process.)

 

That is not to say you can’t have multiple stories that provide value to your recruiting organization.  It’s just that you need to prioritize…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 28, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Mr. Candidate, help me help you.

You want a job.  I want an employee.  Why is it so hard for us to get together?

As an agency recruiter, life was pretty simple.  Develop some strong relationships, get some job orders, go hunting for qualified candidates.  If they were “passive”, make them “active” (heh).  Move them through the process and close the deal.  Wake up the next day and do it again. 

Enter the damn Applicant Tracking System.              

Keep in mind I started recruiting back when there was…

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Added by Amy Ala on June 28, 2011 at 8:17pm — 4 Comments

Employment for the Financial Services Industry Keeps Growing in 2011

Despite the Fed recently lowering the US economic and employment forecasts, employment in the financial services industry is growing.  Over the past 60 days, financial organizations posted more than 100,000 new online job ads – a 24% increase from the same 60-day period in 2010.  In fact, job ads within this industry have been booming since the beginning of the year, now up 19% from January.

 

Hiring Demand in the Financial Services Industry…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 28, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Stress Management for HR Professionals

By iCIMS Blogger Karen Bucks

 

Can you believe it is almost July? As many of you get ready to kick-off your Fourth of July weekend celebration, I’m sure HR will be far from your mind. But as with most jobs, the workload will only increase with every day off. How do you handle work that piles up?



In the HR industry,…

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Added by Karen Bucks on June 28, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

A roast without the trimmings isn't a proper roast...

 

When I first stepped (or more accurately fell) into recruitment 10 years ago, the agency that employed me said they were impressed with my sales background and that is why they hired me. I thought that was odd because recruitment is all about interviewing, matching candidates to clients and helping people find a job...isn't it?

 

 I went on their induction course and it was full of people similar to me with no recruitment experience that had worked in telesales or had…

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Added by Luke Collard on June 27, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

A Formal Hello & Thank You

Hello RBC –

I wanted to just take a quick moment to offer a hello to everyone. It has been quite hectic since last week as you can all imagine, but I really wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all the kind words and feedback both Noel and I received. It means a great deal to us and illustrates the true value of the RBC, which is the community.

 

I wanted to also take a moment to thank Jason. His time and insights since the beginning of this process have been…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 27, 2011 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

#BeKnown: #Monster Creates Potential Competition to #LinkedIn

 

BeKnown is good news! There are lots of posts out there with facts and screen shots, so I skip that.



Here some initial thoughts.



1) It’s fantastic to see potential competition to LinkedIn; Moster has been one of the few big players capable of that. LinkedIn’s quality has been hurt by not having…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

"For what it's worth"

 

Initial thoughts from a Corporate Recruiter on Monster’s new product announcement:

 

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”

My Tweet stream was inundated on Saturday evening by an onslaught of messages heralding the new job seeker application developed by Monster on the Facebook platform, “BeKnown”. Because I follow several Monster Marketing folks, this wasn’t much of a surprise. The surprise was the “canned” messages being…

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Added by Frank Zupan on June 26, 2011 at 11:53am — 11 Comments

Advice: When and How...

There has been some discussion going around recently through LinkedIn, and some other sites about the etiquette of “advice”: namely, when should you give it and when should you charge for it; when you should offer it freely and when you should just say ‘no’ and politely remove yourself from the situation.



I’ve had some time to think this through, and I think a sound strategy is to know the difference between an opinion wanted, and an opinion/request for guidance or assistance. You… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on June 23, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Taking the Stress Out of the Salary Discussion

It is interesting how much stress there can be over the salary discussion in the interview process.  If you ask me, it is the one question that should be easy to answer because it is factual.  The recruiter should ask, “How much do you make?”  And the candidate can answer with a number.  Easy, right?

When we are socializing or networking we don’t talk about money.  We are very comfortable asking someone what they do for a living, but we would never say, “Wow, that sounds interesting. …

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Added by Cathy McCullough on June 23, 2011 at 8:28pm — 7 Comments

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