A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true.
Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:
Thoughts from the road…
There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…
Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to…Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
“Never give up, never slow down
Never grow old, never ever die young.”
Lyrics from James Taylor’s Never Die Young
While listening to Never Die Young, I heard, embedded in the words of James Taylor, the following advice:
Never give up…on why you chose your profession. Take a moment today and each day hereafter to recall what compelled you to serve others, whether they be inside or outside your organization.
Never slow down…on the actions that change lives…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 29, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments
StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group recently sponsored the Wall of Ideas, an idea exchange done graffiti-style, at the most recent Staffing World. This is the second in a series that I’ll share over the coming weeks along with commentary on how to employ these in your firm.
The Boss and Leaders are the Problem
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Video Series: The Simple Truth – Avoid Artwork Affliction
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 26, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments
In several blog posts over the last year or so I have referred to “The New Employee Economy.” So what is it? In a nutshell – it is the future.
Anybody over the age of 35 has grown up in a world where they mostly understand work as a commitment to some organization or company that lasts for 8 to 10 years (maybe more) and you move on one or two more times before you retire. The company takes care of your insurance (increasingly less so) provides you with a career path, some on-the-job…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 25, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments
StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group recently sponsored the Wall of Ideas, an idea exchange done graffiti-style, at the most recent Staffing World. Over the coming weeks, I’ll share some of these ideas and provide commentary on how to employ these in your firm.
Hire Salespeople Who Like Shiny Things
Healthy greed by itself does not a good…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 25, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
What do candidates really want from staffing process??
What do candidates really want from staffing process? How do they really feel they should be…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 23, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments
The Presidential Debates are almost over. I wish they would talk more about how exciting and dynamic the new employee economy can be. I wish they would tell us what they are going to do to make sure we have an economy where individuals can thrive (as opposed to stale old structures). Sure there are jobs be created again in manufacturing - but that is just plugging holes.
They will talk back and forth about a myriad of ideas. And certainly they will talk about jobs. They will talk…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 22, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
The simple directions promoting the value of rinse and repeat, as printed on shampoo bottles everywhere, increases the amount used and garners manufacturers of personal hygiene products billions of dollars. This is just one of many simple and sustainable marketing processes in use across the globe. From bartenders actively upselling premium drinks to Southwest Airlines’ low-cost, high-value Early Bird check-in fee, smart sellers of products and services leverage consumers’ hunger for added…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 22, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments
Preserving your brand when staff leave and preserving your personal reputation when you move to a new company should be both party’s main aim.
We work within media agency, digital agency, sales and research & insights and I would say brand preservation is a key pre-requisite in any sector regardless of the industry. Some good old…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on October 22, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments
It isn’t every day that a vendor in HR is called “an emerging force to be reckoned with” by a top market analyst. But that’s exactly what happened when Workday, a maker of web-based HR software, raised $637 million in its initial public offering last Friday.
Workday soared on its open in early trading Friday morning, opening at $48.05 per share. The company is now is valued at almost $4 billion, 39 times its revenue over the past 12 months. The…Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 22, 2012 at 3:59am — No Comments
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 19, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments
In a world where seemingly everyone has gotten involved in Social Media (still hate that term), is it odd when you run across someone who is not? I am not talking about someone in their 80s, but someone in today’s work-a-day world. Certainly there are many people who do not feel they have time, or who may feel that their personal involvement in social or professional networks adds little value to either their professional standing or their company’s performance. But isn't this a dying breed?…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 19, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments
Memory Triggered: When a credible candidate has worked in an absolute hell-hole where no one likes them, their organization or what they represent, guess what? They’re probably going to kick #$$ in your company, because your piddly little troubles and drama actually look appealing to them. They’re battle tested. They’ve been in the depths of hell, and your company’s not hell – it’s just El Paso in the summer.
Background: I used to be a Regional VP…Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 19, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments
Over the last six months as I have fully immersed myself into the world of mobile recruiting one of the first things I learned about was the difference between an mSite and a native app. I have found that there is a lot of confusion out there on this subject as well as some strong opinions, so I thought it would be worthy of a discussion.
First the definitions:
mSite – Also known as a mobile web app, or mobile optimized web site. It is essentially a web site…Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 17, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 17, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
(note this post is mainly geared towards corporate staffing professionals)
So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Stop worrying about a candidate’s career path. For certain types of positions it is all about Skill Path, not Career Path.
What is Skill Path? Skill Path is the development of an increasing set of capabilities and/or a deepening level of expertise: regardless of where you worked. How have you advanced as a software developer, a health care provider, a manager or leader? Are those skills relevant to the challenge your company faces? Skill Path, especially for specialized skill…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 15, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments