Not a week goes by that I don't hear someone complaining about their displeasure with an application process. Common complaints revolve around submitting a resume to a "black hole". They never receive a response. They spent an hour on the complicated online tool for submitting an application…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on May 16, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments
When I was a girl one of my biggest goals was to be able to do the splits like all of my little gymnast friends. Let's just say that we are NOT all created equal. I never did pull off the physical act of doing the splits. I did, however, master recruiting splits. Those splits really worked for me.
This week’s post is for those of us who need a little motivation for that bigger than life project we’re working on. Whether it was assigned, or you volunteered for it, you know the one I mean. It is the one you’ll be working on this weekend. It’s the one that seems to never be finished; the one that keeps you awake at night. It is the most challenging project on your plate. Sometimes, it…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on April 26, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
In light of the events in Boston this week, I thought this might be a good time to talk about disaster planning, and how it relates to recruiting.
Regardless of the disaster, be it natural or otherwise, it is important to know how your company, and/or those you…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on April 19, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
I was prompted to write this post after reading an article from Salary.com entitled "7 Ways Your Looks Affect Your Pay".You can read it …Continue
Recruiting can be a very misunderstood job and finding a true "star" in this industry is not easy. So how do you make a star recruiter?
Is it in the training? Uh-uh. Despite the claims of very successful professional recruiting trainers, I don't think that is it. It might increase the probability, but…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on April 5, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments
This week I want to talk about those candidates who stalk us. You know the candidate I mean. They are the one you ask the lady at the front desk to send directly to voice mail. I use the word stalk in fun really. Mine has never threatened me. We have a love/hate relationship. Let me explain:
We had a thing once. By "thing" I mean I had a really hard to fill job order this guy was…Continue
This week's blog will be the final in our series on Big-Scope Sourcing. If you are just now joining us, you may want to read Part 1 and …Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on March 8, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
This week I want to talk about the creative side of big-scope sourcing, or how to innovate your process and new ideas for your candidate message. Big-scope sourcing does not have to be complicated or time consuming. You just need to plan, innovate, and then duplicate. By now you should…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
As promised, this week I am going to begin a three part series on how anyone can increase their candidate flow and find success with big-scope sourcing. As with anything you do in your business, the very best place to start is with planning.
You will find that big-scope sourcing effects only how you find the best candidate. I am not suggesting that you change your…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on February 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When I worked in a recruiting agency it was very common to encourage the client to use only our firm on the positions for which we were engaged. Exclusivity was the prime offering, and we spent a lot more time on those positions. Coming from a corporate HR background, I was completely comfortable with this strategy because I knew our firm was going to…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on February 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever been hungry, and stopped in to the grocery store without a list? You come out of the store two hours later and chances are you spent more than you should have. Social media can be the same way. It is fun and engaging for a recruiter that is hungry to make more connections. But jump in to social recruiting without a plan, and you may find yourself…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on February 8, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments
This week, I finish my series with discussion on Facebook in recruiting. I found that there are some pretty strong opinions as to if Facebook should or should not be used in recruiting. What do you…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on January 24, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Added by Amy McDonald on January 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments