All Blog Posts Tagged 'agency' (81)

I Used To Write Job Ads

Back in the day, just before and during the early days of the Internet, I used to write job copy. I generated about 90% of my fees by selling this to my clients.

I’d produce a great display ad - probably not always as great as what the client would get from a decent creative ad agency, but…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on October 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Hi! I'm a Recruiter and I Work for Free!

Can you imagine a world where professional athletes only get paid if they win? In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys didn't win a game. In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't win one. And as recently as 2009, the Detroit Lions didn't win a single game. In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats won just 7 games in…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on July 14, 2014 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

“Recruitment is a sales job”

This is a fairly consistent opinion of most agency recruiters and is, for the most part, only partly true.

Unfortunately, most buyers of recruitment agency services wish it wasn’t true at all.

That’s not because these buyers don’t like being sold to – many of them do, because buying the right stuff is part of their job and one of the ways they add value to their…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on April 7, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Are Temp Agencies Becoming Obsolete?

It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on …

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Added by Vera Gavizon on January 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

RPOld School

Recruitment Process Outsourcing. This phrase burst onto the recruiting scene in the past 10-15 years or so, but the concept of it has been around for much longer. It was consistently used in the 1970’s during Silicon Valley’s very competitive market for high tech labor – it was very hard to find…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 14, 2013 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

I'm That Mime Inside the Imaginary Box

Mime Box

We’ve all seen them. Those annoyingly entertaining mimes who pull themselves down a sidewalk with an imaginary rope, or ride an imaginary escalator down behind a barricade. But the one they are probably the most well-known for is the imaginary box that has seemed to trap them. They can press on the walls, scream, pound their fists – but nothing penetrates that box!

If you are a HR…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 3, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Why I'm loving my new RPO job

I recently joined a Global RPO solution onsite at an investment bank.  Making the leap from agency, especially as an established consultant where I managed to build an innovative sourcing desk servicing an entire business; into a new position and environment was a huge risk for me. 

I went with my gut and chose carefully, selecting an RPO that had a…

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Added by Sarah Calverley on October 27, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Tactics to hire top talent

It is very difficult for the recruiters to enroll top talent who have the right skill and experience. At the start of the New Year here is a huge pass out of fresh graduates that are ready to become the active part of the society. However rolling the fresh and new…

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Added by Emaan Ali on October 21, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

So,this is recruiting now and we are ok with it?

Oh, did this did just happen to me?

Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter.  The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter.  I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living.  However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message.  It was almost robotic in its…

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Added by Derdiver on April 19, 2013 at 11:01am — 21 Comments

NEW GROUP: SERVICE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

We would like to invite everyone to check out the group Service Provider Solutions a one stop shop for human resource managers, directors, recruiting agencies and staffing firms seeking solutions or seeking additional training or certification credit hours to connect with a multitude of industry service provider companies such as: educational, payroll, back office, financing, professional employer…

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Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments

DON'T TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN'T DO; TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN

The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits  but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.

The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…

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Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

Travel Occupational Therapy Jobs

The therapy industry is booming, and for the next 10 years, the outlook is high. This means that while other fields may be slowing down and disappearing due to a down turned market, therapy jobs will be safe from the turmoil of unemployment. Travel Occupational Therapy Jobs provide stability and a substantial paycheck that some other fields can’t boast. It’s easy to get lost in the many facilities currently seeking qualified OTs, and it’s easy to grab a job nearby that seems…

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Added by parvin mahfuz on April 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Show Me The Money: 5 Steps to Reduce Agency Spending

Today we’re kicking off a mini blog series we’d like to call, “Show Me The Money”. This three part series will cover everyone’s favorite topic — money, of course. Most importantly, each part will provide tips for how recruiters can save money and increase performance. Let’s get started! 



In every corporate recruiting environment, there’s a consistent discussion around how to lower hiring cost, specifically agency spending. While utilizing recruiting agencies can…

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Added by Christopher Young on April 2, 2013 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

A message regarding the benefits of a good Recruiter – Hiring Made Easier

Often if a company has an opening for 1 or 2 midlevel positions, a well informed and dedicated staff member in human resources can effectively address the process. This means posting the position on numerous internet ‘job board’, and spending time reviewing resumes listed on internet resume boards. Then making numerous phone calls pre-screening various individuals. Narrow the field, and set up personal interviews with upper management. Then, after all this, it is hoped you have actually…

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Added by Bill Marek on April 1, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The LinkedIn Way-The Game Headhunters Are Losing

Recently, LinkedIn dazzled us with a new tool that they are hoping will create a positive buzz and generate a new stream of revenue to their brand.  This new tool is “profile viewed”.  If you did not receive an email regarding your ranking, then you are probably not a (Recruiter) serial LinkedIn user. 

Also, there were many articles written on this particular subject, specifically LinkedIn’s marketing strategy, so my intention is only to bring one issue to your attention.  The issue is…

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Added by Ken Forrester on February 25, 2013 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

Top Tips for Agency Recruiters: Do You Have a Plan?

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Giles  Gallimore - Director, AdMore Recruitment

January. Dark, cold and alcohol free. You have stocked up on soup, joined the gym, you’re wearing your new jumpers / shirts / shoes / socks / ties (maybe all of them...) that you were given for Xmas and trying to block out the ‘sporty’ one on…

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Added by AdMore Recruitment on January 23, 2013 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Hard Work is a Competitive Advantage

Hard work is a competitive advantage.  Most people believe that technology is the secret that will give them leverage in their careers. But it’s not. It’s about planting seeds, tending them, putting in the time, and doing the work. There is no way around that. Think of it like relationships. We would like to think that we can call someone a ‘friend’ by linking to them on a social media site. But friendships, authentic and meaningful ones, take time to build. They take work, just like one’s…

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Added by Scott Love on January 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Don't be DUMB - Do SOMETHING when somebody reviews your LinkedIn profile

I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by…

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Added by Martin Ellis on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am — 7 Comments

Recruiters: Stop Emailing and Pick up the Phone…

Why are you emailing the Client or Jobseeker every little question? …

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Added by Bruce Rowles on January 9, 2013 at 12:01pm — 28 Comments

Choosing a Right Staffing Agency

Staffing Services - Staffing Agency - Employment Agency - IT Staffing Firm

Staffing Agencies are now becoming a hub of recruitment and staffing activities. Staffing agencies are providing impeccable services…

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Added by Sam on September 24, 2012 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

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