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Part 4 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!

So this is part 4 the end.

Over the last few weeks I have posted allot of info about the 3 models. I posted roles, responsibilities, positive and negative point about each as well as metrics used to measure the success of each.

Now for a few tidbits, things to keep in mind when deciding, and my overall thoughts.

The A-z Model or monofunction is the oldest. One person does it all. It can work, but to make it work you need to ensure the following are in…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 6, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Perception

How many people took part in this weeks election? Of that, how many voted based on the local candidate and how many went with the party as a whole? I know that’s pretty much the same question, but sometimes staying with the local guy will help with local problems. Enough. Here is the real question, How many of us understood the big picture; and how many of us went in thinking that one vote won’t change the landscape?

How does the preamble relate to recruiting, sourcing and our place…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on May 6, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

10 Reasons A Recruiter Kicks A Job Boards Ass

1. Find the passive jobs!

Often times recruiting firms and hiring companies will not go straight to the job board route due to time constraints and costs. They will not only source candidates internally but will make a quick call to a recruiter to see who is actively searching right now, or who is “keeping and eye out” for the right job.



2. Break into a company that you have been targeting

A professional recruiter will have contacts with the top employers as well as those… Continue

Added by Noel Cocca on May 5, 2011 at 10:09am — 7 Comments

Meaningful Marriages

“Faithful and committed relationships offer a door into the mystery of spiritual life in which we discover this; the more we give of self, the richer we become in soul; the more we go beyond ourselves in love, the more we become our true selves and our spiritual beauty is more fully revealed. In marriage we are seeking to bring one another into fuller life.” – Homily from the Royal Wedding by Dr. Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London



Meaningful marriages are not… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on May 2, 2011 at 10:22am — 3 Comments

Part 3 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!

Part 3 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!

 

So this is part 3 of the series or in reality it is the 4th installation but we are talking about the 3rd model. Here we are going to focus on the trifunction model also called sourcer(Also can use titles of researcher)/caller(also can be called screener or interviewer)/account manager(also can be called)client manager. (for acronyms see first post in this series)

In the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 28, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Total volume added in the past 90 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis:…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 27, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

When In Doubt...Just be Yourself!!!

In this day and age where every little look means something, and every little phrase or #tweet means something else, where do we draw the line? At work, we are expected to achieve certain goals and carry a certain aura around us, In our personal life we spend an equal amount of time (or more) trying to distance ourselves from our work persona to lead a relatively happy home life. My question is this….What would happen if we just chose to put forth one (1) image and let the chips fall where…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on April 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

1.7 Million Employees Hired! And counting…

McDonalds recently held a recruitment campaign where recruiters were tasked to hire 50,000 new hires nationwide all in one day! That is a lot of resumes and candidate information to collect.

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Added by Karen Bucks on April 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

IF ADDICTION TO RECRUITING HAD AN IMAGE IT WOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS...

Symptoms of an addiction to recruitment, otherwise called a "staffing infection" are:
  • a burning need for job descriptions...
  • leash marks from attempts to restrain you from going before "Ready, Set,... GO!"   
  • a swelling of the right eyeball when five resumes…
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Added by Valentino Martinez on April 24, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Recruiting and The Upcoming Election...

Canada is about to have yet another election on May 2,2011, Many people have varying degrees of opinion over the value of an election, from saying that there is merit in “shaking up” the status quo, to relegating it to a popularity contest where the winner was never in doubt, as the candidate got their name out just one more time than their opponent. And it seems invariably that after the election takes place, there are nay-sayers about the process, and that they were right in not voting, as…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on April 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Competitor Insight – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Here’s the latest update of the candidates your competition is currently seeking.



Our data comes from 16,046 staffing firms and recruiters, from which, we’ve listed the top 25 titles being sought and the number of new jobs for each in the past 90 days. In addition, we’ve included the increase or decrease in demand compared to the same 90-day period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics |…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 20, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Be There!



So there is a buzz zuzz-ing its way around the neighborhood these days. I am sure you have heard all about it and if you have not, well, this is your chance to learn about a wonderful offering coming to the RecruitingBlogs.com community in just a couple months. I am speaking of none other than RecruitFest… Continue

Added by Rayanne on April 20, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Taming Time-Wasters

Like teenagers who let all of the cold air out of the refrigerator as they stand for minutes perusing the contents, you have people in your life who sap precious minutes from your day. From the colleague who chats incessantly about their latest drama to the client who misses appointments, these people rob you of one of the most precious and limited resources you have available…time.



To reign in these time-wasters, you must first value the minutes at your disposal and make conscious… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 18, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Remember it is not personal!!!

Remember it is not personal!!!

I am taking time out form my series on “staffing function” to address those in need.

Times are strange right now. People are losing their jobs for the strangest reasons. You must always remember that in most cases it is not personal. In most cases it is not personal, it is business. That is not to say sometimes it is never personal, politics make for strange bedfellows, I have been victim of that myself more than once.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 14, 2011 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

How to Ask Your Boss if You Can Go to Conference!

How to Ask Your Boss?



A sample Employer Request Letter



Dear [boss]



To help provide our clients & candidates with the most current professional knowledge and skills in the industry, I would like to attend the 2011 CSP Staffing & Recruiting Conference, May 19–21 in San Diego



The Conference offers over 40 hrs of workshops to choose from with over 20 top industry speakers



The Full Conference+ pricing includes access to any…

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Added by Diane Skullr on April 14, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Hot Spots – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Hot Spots are areas where demand is outpacing supply. The result is that prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services, especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.



Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (153% normal demand)



Computer Programmers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (153% normal…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 13, 2011 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

Stuck?

Let’s face it…all of us, at one time or another, get stuck in rut. Common ruts are flat or declining sales, persistent challenges in finding quality talent, or the inability to motivate a team.



Take a moment this week and ask yourself…



Where am I stuck?



With your answer in hand, you may be tempted to ask yourself…



Why am I stuck?



Don’t! Just don’t go there. This may seem counterintuitive, yet, if you’re really honest about it, the why… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 11, 2011 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Total volume added in the past 60 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis: StaffingU…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 6, 2011 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Impatience is a Virtue

William Langland, a 14th century author, is credited with first writing that “patience is a virtue.” Clearly, he was not referring to successful salespeople.



I know that throughout my career much of my success has been a result of my impatience. I want what I want, when I want it. People, especially buyers, have never done things as fast as I’d like them to. While impatience can be obnoxious, channeled in the right direction, it is often a trait found in most, if not all, big… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 4, 2011 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Blogs, Responses & Hurt feelings …



I had the pleasure of being invited as a Guest on the Recruiting Animal Blogtalk Radio Show – after getting thoroughly prepped by Animal the day before and listening to previous episodes;  it seemed that I would have to adopt an aggressive stance- not my normal calm…

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Added by Paul Alfred on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — 32 Comments

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