Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your
search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.
variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm —
Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.
When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm —
Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!
I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Sitting on my shelf collecting dust bunnies since last fall, I finally decided to pick up and open the book Talent is Overrated by… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on May 18, 2011 at 9:33am —
discussion, Why are a majority of recruiters not able to succeed in their 2nd recruitment job, having performed reasonably well at their 1st? attracted hundreds of comments from fellow recruiters across the globe. This blog is a summarisation of what I think are the top 10 reasons
. Credit however to recruiters who have found success in their second, third and are still recruiting………1. Weak to begin with
- More than likely they were… Continue
Added by Alban on March 2, 2011 at 10:00pm —
Today’s "Top Echelon Recruiting Tip" comes from industry trainer Jon Bartos of Jonathan Scott International. According to Bartos, there are two things that recruiters should be doing right now:
- Increasing their call volume.
- Being very selective about which job orders to…
Added by Matt Deutsch on October 15, 2010 at 11:31am —
With every recession, recruiters learn lessons—many of them hard lessons—and this latest recession was no exception. Top Echelon Network interviewed a number of its recruiters and asked them what they’ve learned as a result of the recession.
1. Staying positive is more important than you realize.
Being positive is more than just a frame of mind. It also translates into every interaction that you have with candidates and clients and can ultimately affect how… Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on October 7, 2010 at 11:00am —
Whether someone is just beginning a new job or they have been in the same job for an extended period of time, the person's work drive is usually the same (or at least should be): to excel in that position in order to gain positive experience for a future job or promotion. While I do not pretend to be an expert on the subject by any means, I do think that succeeding in a position can boil down to a couple different variables that an employee can… Continue
Added by Karen Bucks on September 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
Can your organization attract a $250k+ recruiter with no non-compete and a portable book of business to your firm? What if they currently get to keep “100%” of the placement revenue - do you have a model and programs that can cause that person to potentially give up ½ or even more? If you cannot attract those type of producers, what’s to stop those who … Continue
Added by Jeff Kaye on April 8, 2010 at 6:32pm —
I like to reminisce. I find it therapeutic to reflect on the defining moments of my career every now and again. These reflections are also good for a laugh, which is equally as important.
One of my favorite things to reflect on is the learning curve that accompanied the early stages of my career in Talent Management.
What follows is a simple to apply, yet foolproof training program. The execution of this program hinges solely on one’s ability to acknowledge the cause and… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on December 2, 2009 at 1:00am —
You can imagine what a daunting task it is to write a blog on a topic that has generated enough books to pave the way from St. Louis to San Diego. However since this blog is another in the series of high level blogs on Recruitment Strategy Development, it must be done.
Is interviewing taken seriously in corporate America? If it were, hiring managers would be trained to be more effective in the interviewing process. As a matter of fact, trained and “certified” hiring managers from… Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2009 at 2:30pm —
In our last blog, “Recruitment Strategy Development – The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets Hired”, we discussed if a Hiring Manager has not been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select a qualified candidate.
For the purposes of Recruitment Strategy Development, RecruiterGuy ties the job description and the interviewing process together. Why? The job description should be specific enough that the skills required to be successful are crystal clear… Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on September 14, 2009 at 2:15pm —
That may get your attention. Generally when RecruiterGuy presents to groups on the topic of interviewing, people ask about the interviewing process.
How many times have you sat in an interview and wondered, “How will this person (the Hiring Manager) be able to determine if I am the best qualified candidate? Instead of probing my experience, capabilities, and motivations, he/she just asked me what kind of tree I would choose to be.” Obviously the person advocating that type of… Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on September 8, 2009 at 9:51am —
A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and it was obvious that something was weighing heavily on my mind. Actually, it was this free-to-fee recruiting business model that I read about on a LinkedIn group.
This new model appears very practical, it fulfilled a need, solves a career progression challenges and could possibly stimulate jobs growth and pull the economy out of this downward spiral.
But it was the perception and the lack of clarity on how to sell… Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on August 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
As a recruiter, how can you command a higher fee?
Well, here’s one idea that sounds almost too good to be true—you simply ask for it. Savvy recruiters know that at any given point in time, there are companies out there with staffing needs so urgent, they'll do whatever it takes to get the position filled.
Like stranded airline passengers who are sick and tired of hanging around the terminal, they're more than willing to open their wallets, just to get… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on April 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
The Next Level Recruiting Training Team will be in Chicago on April 23 for our one-day NAER "Next Level Practices for Next Level Search Professionals"
Forum. Our Early Bird pricing expires at the end of this week and this one-day seminar is a great way for you to see the Next Level Recruiting Training
team in person and to leave the… Continue
Added by Jeff Kaye on January 28, 2009 at 11:26am —
There’s nothing more basic—or more vital to your success—than the ability to write a strong, clear and qualified job order or search assignment. After all, you’re only as effective as your ability to fill jobs. And the best way to fill jobs is by having a compelling story to tell your candidates, and a clear mandate to do YOUR job to the best of your ability.
Writing up a great job order is part art and part science. The science revolves around information: getting a description of… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on January 26, 2009 at 2:55pm —
If you want to brush up your skills during these slower economic times, then you should take Duran HCP's Advanced Internet Sourcing Class. This is an intensive one-day class that covers all the techniques that a sourcer/recruiter needs to know.
Including search engine use, advanced Boolean search string construction, passive sourcing with social networks, blog, & technical forums, association searches, usergroup and people searches. Basically, if the resume/profile/name is out… Continue
Added by Mark Tortorici on January 20, 2009 at 8:14pm —
I know this sounds weird coming from a trainer, but it occurred to me that as an industry, we might be a tad over-trained.
For example, some recruiters seem to be information addicts. They’re constantly on the lookout for all manner of training and coaching, but seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with training, as long as there’s some LEARNING going on.
Of course, at the other extreme are the recruiters who are totally self-taught. As… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on January 12, 2009 at 1:57pm —
Below is an aide to assist you in identifying your why. Prior to reading further, commit yourself to completing the exercise. Remember, your true why is likely to be directly tied to a 'moving away from pain'
driver if you are like 90% of the population in Western Civilization.
Cutting edge recruiting consulting demands that we not only understand our personal motivation, but in recruiting employees, sales recruiting and… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on September 11, 2008 at 1:02pm —