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Training For Recruitment Consultants: A Secret Skill For Billing More

Training for recruitment consultants is vital if you want them to perform, hit billings and grow your company. One key element of this is the need to be more assertive in all aspects of the role. From dealing with colleagues in the office to pitching for business and moving candidates along. This article covers some ideas and steps that you can implement to make this happen.

Learning to be more assertive is something which…


Added by Nicky Coffin on May 29, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Spontaneous Buying – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Week

It’s a hot summer day with no perceptible breeze. Lying across the way is a haphazard pile of debris, having been blown into what almost looks like a small pyramid. A spotlight of sun, the size of a small flashlight beam, suddenly appears on the pile, having been channeled by a pane of window glass. Suddenly, a burst of flame erupts as the wood, grasses, and other assorted…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 23, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Is Your Company Taking People Prisoner?

If people aren’t always doing what they are supposed to do, what’s a leader to do?

To help you and your organization, I’m launching a new newsletter this Tuesday, May 21st. CalledTake No Prisoners, this free weekly memo explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 20, 2013 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

To Sell or Not to Sell…That is NOT the Question

“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” — Sting

Selling, like yoga, is almost like music as there is never an end to it, if it’s being done right. Yet, so many salespeople engage in a stop-start mentality in their sales practice. They start selling, land a few good prospects or customers, try to leverage them for all they are worth, then find themselves back at the beginning of having to start selling again. It’s little wonder that so many salespeople are not…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 20, 2013 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Are You Fishing With the Wrong Net? – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Week

During an advising call with a client this week, she reported lackluster performance by one of her company’s locations. As we dug into the issue, it became clear that the members of the sales team were fishing with the wrong net.

Salespeople have the equivalent of nets in their sales efforts. Some use wide nets, like those on a shrimp boat, that bring in many possibilities, allowing them to pick and choose the best customers. Others employ the equivalent of a small aquarium net,…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Squirrel Bait!

The Pursuit

Think Purple Squirrels don't exist? Tell that to the couple in …


Added by Jackye on May 16, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Standing Ovation – A New Monthly Feature

I’m proud to acknowledge the efforts and results of my clients in this new feature I’m affectionately calling a Standing Ovation.

This month’s Standing Ovation Goes to Amy in Minnesota. Amy is a senior leader in a manufacturing services firm servicing the Twin Cities. As a result of her commitment to Radical Accountability, which has been a focus in our work together, Amy has successfully doubled the size of the sales team in a market where finding…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 15, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!


So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Day in the Life of a Corporate Recruiter

Recruiting is a lot of things. It is a whirlwind, it is exciting, it can be demanding and simultaneously rewarding. You may
feel you have a massive effect on your organization, or you might feel you're a cog in a machine.


Let's take a quick look at a day in the life of the…


Added by Angela Yu on May 14, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

What Pumpcast News Can Teach Us About Leadership

In just four days, over five million people have viewed the YouTube video of the musical couple featured on Pumpcast News. This hilarious feature shows what happens when a television monitor, normally displaying broadcast news and advertisements over a gas pump, is converted into an interactive video conference for the benefit of The Tonight Show audience. So enthralled were the producers of…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 13, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Radical Accountability Heroes and Zeroes of the Week

Each week, I feature companies, organizations, industries, and even individuals who exemplify the power of Radical Accountability (the Heroes who have committed to an unwavering responsibility for getting done what really matters most) and the need for it (the Zeroes).


Grand Geneva Resort (Lake Geneva, WI)

For your outstanding service and commitment to excellence this week. The entire…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 13, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Healthcare, Recruiting, and the Sequester

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.

For as long as I can remember, industry experts claimed that the healthcare industry was basically guaranteed to remain a consistent and strong job market forever. The thought was there will always be patients and patients will always need healthcare providers.  Now, I see that rationale is not quite as…


Added by Elise Jennings on May 9, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Making it easy to apply!!

Making it easy to apply!!

Over the last few weeks, I have gone out to many company sites and check out the style, process, and length of time to apply to an open position. I was amazed at some of the things I saw. About 50% of the companies had easy,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

How Lunch Affects Your Hiring Judgment

We've warned candidates about the challenges of interviewing with tired or hungry recruiters, but ultimately we'd like to remove all bias from hiring decisions.  This will require the leadership of talent acquisition teams to change recruitment processes that are vulnerable to bias.  Here are a few interviewing pitfalls to be aware of and our recommendations for removing…


Added by Angela Yu on May 7, 2013 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Suffer No Fools or Victims

In a brief chat this past weekend a friend shared details of her daughter’s whining about her current circumstances. Being the ever confident and highly competent mom, she did not allow Molly to pull her down into the clutches of a victim spiral. Instead, she pointed out that, while not everything about the situation was of Molly’s making, she had done nothing to try and rectify the problem.

While there are real victims of crimes, even people who have been impacted by some of the most…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 6, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Kill the Dog and Corral the Pony – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Week

Earlier this week, a salesperson told me about a difficult conversation she was about to have with a client. In asking for my advice, she said there was a chance this customer will ask for a price reduction and that she’d have to do a “dog and pony show” to convince them to keep working with her at the current rate.

I told her she needed to “kill the dog and corral the pony.” As you may suspect, there was a long pause on the other end of the phone after such a startling…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Staffing is like hitting in Baseball!!

Staffing is like hitting in Baseball!!

Staffing or specifically sourcing is like hitting in baseball. To quote the character ‘Jack Elliot” from the movie “Mr. Baseball”, “Hitting is like the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 30, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Go Hire Some Lazy People

An often overlooked quality in new hires is their laziness. If you hire more good, lazy people, you’ll find that this is one of the fastest ways to grow your business. Surprised? If so, that’s not a surprise as most hiring managers look at laziness as a detriment instead of the attribute it can be when the right people with lazy streaks are hired strategically in your organization.

Traits, including laziness, can be applied for good or for evil. This all depends on the motives of the…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 29, 2013 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Worked here before, not good, so never again really?

Worked here before, not good, so never again really?

I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who worked at the company before and their performance was not great. As a result, if they are being looked at…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 25, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

6 lessons from the Vine video resume

At Wowzer, since we love video, we love Vine. Vine does for video what Twitter did for blogging: helps people share glimpses of their lives in a minimalist format so that it's fast to create and fast to watch. But is Vine good for presenting yourself to prospective employers?

Vine videos are limited to 6 seconds; they're short, interesting and usually pretty fun to watch, in part because lots of clever users have…


Added by Angela Yu on April 23, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

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