Let me be frank: even the best recruiters can’t save you from yourself.
You can fail at hiring. Maybe you’re even failing now.
“But Jenn,” you say, “I still manage to hire people. How can I be failing?”
You can be scoring a failing hiring grade and still do just enough to fill… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on December 5, 2013 at 5:30pm —
I caught up with a client the other day. She was actually a candidate I placed many years ago and we’ve kept in regular contact.
She’s a pretty tough business woman (I remember she was a pretty demanding candidate too!) so I felt quite chuffed when she told me that of all… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm —
A friend and former colleague recently told me about a frustrating conversation with a recruiter. Come to think of it I rarely, if ever, hear from anyone telling me about a fantastic interaction with a recruiter. Why is that?
Anyway, my friend saw one of their connections “like” that recruiter’s LinkedIn status about a search they were working on. Thinking it looked appealing, my friend… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 16, 2013 at 9:00pm —
From time to time all 3rd party recruiters face it. Show me the money! Whether it is a late paying client or one that disputes the placement, issues over commissions is not a new topic. A quick search on the RBC will identify numerous blogs and forum discussions on this topic, but I think the… Continue
Added by Tim Spagnola on June 8, 2013 at 10:30am —
If you search for Hadouken in the internet, you will find that it means a special attack in the Street Fighter series. Hadouken-ing (also know as Makankosappo; literally "Magic Penetrating Killing Ray") which is an Internet meme which started with Japanese schoolgirls photographing themselves apparently using, and being affected by, the special attack of the same name in the popular Dragon Ball franchise. The trend has now gone much wider and spread around the world.
I know that by… Continue
Added by Shereef Nabeel Abdulhalim on April 21, 2013 at 3:01pm —
We all use email, and we use it all day long. It’s both a great help and a great hinderance. Great for some tasks, massively overused for others. In many ways, it has changed the way that we work, and the speed at which we correspond.
The reality is that email is as much a part of our working lives as the… Continue
Added by james nathan on March 8, 2013 at 10:24am —
The fact is you make a placement only if your candidate gets an interview.
So your job as a recruiter is so much more than sourcing the talent and making the match. As important as they are, it’s all a waste of time if you don’t get your candidate sitting opposite your client.
And so you find yourself enthusiastically… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on November 26, 2012 at 6:29pm —
For many recruiters, it’s feast or famine. But that doesn't have to be your fate. Like a grubby-handed grade-schooler, the more fingerprints you can leave on your client, the more consistency you can enjoy in your cash flow.
Keeping pristine records, and expanding your line of services can help stave-off the hunger-pangs that come with the ebb and flow of life as an agency recruiter.
Keep Better… Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on October 11, 2012 at 9:58am —
Every relationship, whether it is personal or professional, is maintained by a certain set of behaviors and attitudes. Think about it. Whether you are dating, conducting an interview, or making new friends, you expect the other person to act “properly” whatever that may mean to you. If your blind date is sketchy, spends the evening ignoring you for his or her phone, or stands you up, would you really try to see this person again? Not likely. So why do you, as recruiters, pursue relationships… Continue
Added by Joelle Schoenherr on August 22, 2012 at 10:30am —
Added by Todd Wilson on June 22, 2012 at 4:00pm —
Quite frequently I get contacted by people searching for something or someone. Normally, I don’t mind that. Actually sometimes it is flattering that a random stranger or casual acquaintance found something about me intriguing enough to think I’d be a good person to contact to get help with their situation.
In posting this I realize I may ruffle some feathers and raise some eyebrows. My intent is not to come across as someone unwilling to lend a hand or offer assistance. The opposite… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 2, 2012 at 1:30am —
I frequently hear people say “the customer is always right.” That may be true in your line of work, but not in mine. In fact, many times I have to help my clients see what they seem to miss entirely. It is very often the case that my client fails to grasp the gravity of the situation. If I take the approach that my customer has all the right answers and I am merely here to feed their appetite for more candidates, then I am failing them as a search… Continue
Added by Drue De Angelis on February 20, 2012 at 10:33am —
Sometimes I think recruiters get so wrapped up in the process of what they do and the money side of the business that they forget the real reason we’re here. We are here to service our clients. Without clients there would be no process. Without clients there would be no money. Without clients there would be no need for candidates. This is not a candidate driven business, it is a client driven business. Do candidates pay you the big bucks for placing them with an amazing client in an amazing… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 16, 2012 at 9:44am —
You call them ‘clients’ and you think they see you as a business partner. Take this quick test and maybe… think again! Tick each statement that applies to you.
- They won’t meet you to provide a new job brief. It’s emailed, or given over the phone, or maybe its just a few lines in an email.
- They give you jobs in…
Added by Greg Savage on November 7, 2011 at 10:54pm —
As we fight the uphill battle against Recruitment’s dire reputation by striving to provide the best service we can and be as ethical and incisive as possible, we do occasionally come across an instruction from the client side that never fails to shock me. I’m sure it’s something that many Recruiters will recognise, a little throwaway comment that is couched in a joke and a twinkling smile but is actually as concrete an instruction as any of the immovables on the brief.
Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 5, 2011 at 9:30am —
You’ve been there before. You spent weeks and weeks recruiting on an assignment and you are sitting there scratching your head wondering why your client doesn’t call you back from any of the three messages you have left him.
Remember the first cardinal rule of human behavior? “People only do what is in their own best interests.” If that red-hot client turned into a lukewarm message-returner, then there’s some sort of reason why he isn’t calling you back.
Added by Scott Love on June 13, 2011 at 3:30pm —
do you determine it's time to cut ties with a client and how do you tell them?
Added by Christopher Poreda on March 5, 2011 at 5:18pm —
Before I launched ultimatejobboard.com I spent nearly a decade in recruiting, most of which was running my own contingency firm. In my years recruiting I've been to a number of sales and training seminars and classes. I've learned a lot but no question one concept from one trainer stood out and defined not only my recruiting philosophy, but business philosophy in general...the concept is; who is really the client?
The story goes like this...Mr. Trainer's business was expanding and he… Continue
Added by Christopher Poreda on February 12, 2011 at 12:00am —
Answer me this folks, would you respond to the following personal ad?
“I’m a person. I am looking for a person. This person should be a person and fun. I am fun.”
If you answered yes, then I feel bad for you. There is nothing either informative or enticing about this. The only people who… Continue
Added by Michael Stoyanoff on January 31, 2011 at 9:30am —
This is a phrase that was used by one of my recruitment clients and really struck me as a buyer. How often does this phrase become a reality? Well, probably more often than either a buyer or a seller would professionally like to admit. So why does this happen? Some of the reasons are discussed here.
1) Resources – More often than not there will be questions pertaining to the ability to resource the contract both during implementation and for the duration of the… Continue
Added by Geoff Johnston on January 4, 2011 at 11:16am —