All Blog Posts Tagged 'and' (140)

Superteams

The recent trend with NBA stars is to try and team up with other stars to create Superteams.  The Golden State Warriors who recently won the NBA title certainly qualify and other teams and players are trying to find ways to catch them.  Today Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets giving them two superstar point guards.  That’s a unique approach and a very serious attempt to create a Superteam that can compete with the Warriors and others.

Having a Superteam is great.  In sales,…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 28, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Future Candidates

My son just graduated from high school and will be entering college this Fall as a freshman.  Since the prestigious university that he is attending is close to home he decided to take a class this summer to get a head start.  The other day I dropped him off for class and was surprised to see so many other students clearly heading to and from classes on campus.

These are our future candidates (and hiring managers) and there are a lot of them spending their summer getting ahead.  There…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 27, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Non-Participants

There has been a lot of talk over the last 7 or 8 years about those not participating in the labor market.  People who are not working and not trying to get back to work.

For recruiting purposes they don’t matter.  They matter to our economy and to society as a whole, but they aren’t part of the recruiting equation.  You need to be qualified enough and motivated enough in order to really matter to the businesses that are working to grow and improve.…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 26, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The Long View

We get trapped into the short view.  Someone resigns and we've got to fill that position now.  Something changes in the business and we now have an urgent need.

No doubt, we are under pressure to fill positions in a lot of cases.  The short view.  We need to get this done now, or else.  But recruiting is really about the long view.  Building a great business doesn't happen in the short run.  It happens because of great work done over a long period of time.  Consistent effective…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 25, 2017 at 2:46pm — No Comments

State Of Constant Change

The candidate pool for any search is constantly changing.

An available candidate accepts a new position, no longer in the pool.

Qualified potential candidate who won’t respond to new opportunities because they are happy where they are has a sudden change and is now open to considering a change, enters the pool.

Candidate with too little experience crosses that line so they now have enough, enters the pool.

The candidate pool is a living breathing thing.  Effective…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 23, 2017 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Reasons To Eliminate

Resumes are used to find reasons to eliminate.  After that, they are used to find reasons to separate.

So look at your resume and try to eliminate reasons to eliminate.  Job hopping is a good example and is consistently used to eliminate.  It takes time and diligence to avoid that one.  Others, like grammar and spelling errors or confusing presentation, can be easily fixed any time.

Reasons to separate are harder.  Take care of the reasons to eliminate first and then look for…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 22, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Not That Dumb

Sometimes candidates miss interviews.  Unforeseen circumstances do occur.  That’s okay and most of the time the hiring authority will understand.  As long as you communicate.

Car accident, just found out that a relative is sick and needs you right away, dog buried your car keys…….just call right away and let the recruiter or hiring manager know.  If you don’t show up and don’t communicate for a day or two then your excuse will fall on deaf ears.  They’re not that dumb.  Everyone…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 21, 2017 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Honest Inquiry

Sales trainers used to train you to pin down your prospect.

“Which do you prefer, the green one or the blue one?”

“Who do you know that’s a fit for this position right now?”

Getting pinned down is uncomfortable.  Many people who get pinned down are going to avoid communication with the source of the pinning in the future.  When networking for candidates it’s much better to inquire honestly making it easy for the person you’re asking to help you now or at any time that…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 20, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments

It's How You Use It

The tools we now have for recruiting are incredible vs what was available just 10 and 20 years ago.  The internet, email, job boards, networks, databases, analytics, and on and on….

But good tools are of minimal value on their own.  It’s how you use the tools that matters.  That’s both a skill thing and an effort thing.  Give the right guy a good set of tools and he’ll build a great house.  Give me the same tools and you’ll have a real mess.  Recruiters have the tools to greatly…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 19, 2017 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Hiring Is The Most Important Thing You Do

In “How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, they devote a significant amount of time to hiring stating that hiring is the most important thing you do.

Look at any great company, or even a single branch or unit of any great company, and then imagine that business without it’s best employee.  Then imagine it without it’s best two or three employees.  The impact is incredible.  Great hiring builds great businesses. Bad hiring builds bad businesses and businesses that…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 18, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments

Hustle

Hustle makes the breaks called luck.  This was a favorite line of a high school coach I had and a line that always stuck with me.  This is not to say that you are just lucky if you hustle and good things happen.  It is to say that if you hustle good things happen and some people look at it as luck, but your hustle made things happen and put you in a position to succeed.

As recruiters we run our processes, make the extra call, ask for referrals, make the extra follow up, and do them…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on June 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

To be an ‘entrepreneur’ or ‘self-employed’ (and does it matter)?

It’s the common problem when people confuse 2 concepts. Telling the truth entrepreneur is a little bit different from a person, who is self-employed. They may share a similar feature because both own a business, but except this, they are moving in completely different…

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Added by Tobias Casey on March 18, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do crappy job ads = crappy company culture?

I have this theory that job ads reflect the "quality" of a company's culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean... 

Job ads full of typos, misspellings, grammar errors and poor formatting, such as chunks of jumbled text, look sloppy and reflect a place that doesn't value professional…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 11, 2016 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

How are you building better relationships with hiring managers?

Looking from the outside in, sometimes it seems like hiring manager versus recruiter is an epic, long-fought battle. I can almost picture part of the Hunger Games, where they're all released into the forest to start their survival. Let the games begin!

Others have compared this turbulent relationship to an epic battle like Superman vs Batman or…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bias Leadership: When Reverse Discrimination is the Problem

What happens in an organization where minorities are in leadership and the majority is subject to discrimination? Before we set out on this road to explore “reverse discrimination” let us be clear on a few things:

1)     Reverse discrimination is not equal to racism. Racism is more than a…

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Added by Janine Truitt on October 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Corporate Training: Ladder to Success

The frantic corporate world has caught the fancy of a number of people wanting to take big strides in their professional lives. The avenues of growth and the innumerable perks that accompany the glamorous corporate world seem rather lucrative to a wide class of people, especially the ones who are taking the leap, and are just marking their initiation into this world of immeasurable possibilities and opportunities.

The corporate world is also notoriously famous for certain…

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Added by Ravi Mishra on September 15, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Video Interviewing and Your Recruiting Strategy

Let's be honest, if we took a look at the technology you're using to interview even 5 years ago, I bet it would look almost the same as it does today. Maybe a new platform or two but essentially the same sh*t, different year, despite the blogging community and a ton of startups who have spent…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 26, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments

How to Collect $25,000 on Placements that You Have Already Made

Clients are starting to tell us that the economy is picking up, and for the first time in years they are starting to feel optimistic. This…

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Added by Wilson Cole on February 16, 2015 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Guidelines to Pave the Way for a Career in Sports Nutrition

In the 21st century, with growing awareness of the importance of staying fit and healthy, fitness freaks have no dearth of opportunities or careers. Be it personal training, counselling or guidance, there is now a whole world of careers centered on fitness and health. Sports Nutrition is one of these many fields which offer careers for experts. If you are a fitness freak yourself, well-versed in the tricks of the trade, and would like to inspire…

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Added by Jenny Richards on December 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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