1 year in to the new Recruiting Staffing role and I have a great deal to be pleased about. I also have some personal reflections about how I can move the proverbial client satisfaction mountain to even new greater heights. Many times there are things to think on, how to maneuver, and how to find your way. Recently, I had opportunity to view my latest hiring manager surveys, and it caused me to reflect a bit - what is it that I can do to create "Raving Fans", in the…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 17, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
I had tried with all my heart to make it one of those weeks where I could be proud of. Yet - I found in the wake of the week that I needed to have perspective again, and revitalize when I got fatigued. There are moments along the staffing path you must reach back into the past and remember past successes, especially when you may feel the wanton volume of your myriad of focal points honing in around you.
The most important aspect of staffing resilience is perhaps the ability to get…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 29, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
It all began almost 9 years ago. In 2003 at the end of that year just coming into the final leg of my final 2 years journey in college and looking at options in the future, I looked to an incredible option that opened it's doors by taking on an internship for an ADT Security Alarms Dealership - Rhino Security Services. I had made the decision to explore HR and found it to be to my liking - never realizing that this would open vast doors along the way.
When I began this…Continue
I looked back and pulled the Bow up to my ear and pulled back the string as far as it would go, it was a bright sunny day in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with my heart and mind tuned to nature as never before for 2 weeks of fun. As I pulled the bow string back I let fly the arrow that found it's mark…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 20, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
It is without a doubt one of the most inspiring stories of triumph over a life circumstance that I have heard. Tonight I went and saw an incredible movie. Dolphin Tale - see trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdpg9NsgEaI
In December 2006, in…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 12, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
This was the wise advice of an old manager of mine at Solutions Partners a few years back, when the economic circumstances hit close, after my hours were cut when the permanent job orders that were 70% of my employer's business at Solutions Partners became less and less in demand. It was on a bright and sunny day walking in Los Gatos, with Nathan North who provided such wisdom at the time, and said the economic storm will pass and "When in Doubt: Enjoy the Journey" - I couldn't help but…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 16, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
This is a blog that has been waiting to get out for some time. There are many definitions about what defines greatness in this day and age - specifically about what makes for recruiting greatness - it is a topic that I find interesting. There are many definitions that one could look at, but at its fundamental core there is a differentiating factor - is it number of fills, is it ones grasp of boolean or superb negotiation skills, is it the ability to close difficult candidates, is it the…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 13, 2011 at 2:35am — No Comments
Success. Is it defined by actions? How you treat others? The number of fills you obtain?
A month ago we had the privilege to meet the American Idol from last year Kris Allen at an event I had won tickets to from our local radio station, among the perks were the opportunity to discuss success with Kris Allen and what it meant to him. It was a brief exchange, but he said in so many words, that hard work pays…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments