Please note: This article was originally posted on the RecruitLoop blog
As a career recruiter, I’ve seen my share of ‘shifty business’. And sometimes from employers themselves! It usually involved a client contacting my candidate directly so as to avoid having to pay a recruitment fee.
Such shady dealings have unfortunately always taken…
Added by Paul Slezak on November 13, 2012 at 4:30am —
In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you."
— Warren Buffet
(CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)
Recruitment isn’t an easy lark. As a recruitment consultant I am often on the phone to candidates of an evening, arranging interviews and hearing feedback. There is an argument to be made that some… Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on July 18, 2012 at 6:09am —
Well now, it's been a couple of years and my recruiting life is going along pretty good. Exceeding my numbers, gaining exclusive clients, having fun and thinking this is the best job and the best place I could ever work. We have monthly contests, quarterly contests, yearly contests; go on weekend retreats (with our spouses) to golf resorts and ski resorts (depending on the time of year) for morning training meetings and golf outings or skiing or even just laying around the pool in the… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on October 29, 2011 at 12:01pm —
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 —
Right off the top, no, I didn’t just swear. These two words are thrown around daily under a multitude of reasons; but how many people actually back it up or even mean it as much more than a catch phrase or cliché? We all deal with people, either working with, or working for; and regardless of our job-identity; in one way or another we always defer to those two words in almost every close. How do you guarantee satisfaction? Have you listened intently to the customer or to the supervisor and… Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am —
The Customer Is Always Right?
Did I really put a question mark on this phrase? We’re taught from our first job bagging groceries and ripping up movie stubs that the phrase ‘The Customer is Always Right’ will end in either an exclamation point or period. It’s a subject that has finally got me motivated to begin my blog…
I have a client who is a tremendously successful businessman, salesman, and entrepreneur who currently owns a business that… Continue
Added by Keith Ferretti on December 21, 2010 at 11:12am —
I’m sitting here at 11000m above the ground somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney thinking about career management. Why? You ask. Well late last week one of our consultants received within the space of an hour three emails from three different candidates attaching their CVs and asking politely for meetings with us and for their CVs to be added to our database for consideration for any current and future roles we may be trying to fill.
Nothing unusual in that, you think.
Added by Aaron Dodd on May 3, 2010 at 8:09pm —
I'm not a huge LinkedIn user. I have my own reasons; one being that I see them as a potential major competitor (all of us in the ATS/Recruiting business should be wary of them) but another being that I just don't have that much bandwidth between Facebook (which I really must use for family and friends) and email (which is how I do most of my work). In regards to our sales reps, we say to use whatever tools they think will move them forward-…
Added by Martin H.Snyder on April 12, 2010 at 12:00pm —
It's what we look for in a recruiter. Someone who is going to help in the job hunt, coach on how to get through the interview process, and provide all the…
Added by Laura Vezer on February 17, 2010 at 7:17pm —
Do you want your competitors to work for you? Easy. Redirect candidate traffic and visitors away from the competitor by hijacking their job advert.
Original blog post from http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/hijacking-competitors-job-adverts-a232.html
With the increased use of RSS feeds and job aggregation software (and very smart and savvy IT… Continue
Added by Thomas Shaw on July 27, 2009 at 1:31am —
Last time we spoke about identifying the true hiring decision maker (HDM). We will go on the assumption that has happened.
We will also assume that you have been in front of the interview panel and your keen intuition says you did well in the your interviews and made a connection with at least the vast majority of the folks you met with, including the HDM. If you feel your intuition is not working,… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 14, 2009 at 6:00am —
We have spoken about the circumstances around recruiters being less than cooperative with candidates and the many reasons. Yes, sometimes it is just perception on the candidate's part that a recruiter is not acting in good faith as I outlined in the last couple posts, but sometimes there is shared culpability.
Today let's talk about the candidate taking preventative steps to insure themselves… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.
From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am —
I think most people feel corporate recruiters are always an impartial bunch whose sole purpose is to fill open jobs as quickly as possible with the best qualified candidates. As a former corporate recruiter, this is the principle I lived by. In speaking to people in the job market I am hearing troubling stories of corporate recruiters who may not be living up to this. This is particularly disconcerting in this… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 23, 2009 at 9:08am —
The balance has shifted quite dramatically from a market dominated and controlled by talent to recession. Just a few years ago we were all asking ourselves what to do when the Boomers exit the market and how to address the coming void of talent? Now Boomers are competition in a talent rich and jobless market. Competition is high and the opportunity to separate yourself from the pack is sought after daily.
A few weekends ago I spent time at a local church where volunteers helped job… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on April 8, 2009 at 7:52am —
Nothing like reading the Big Salmon
on a Saturday morning to take in a global view of business. From letters and op/eds on the editorial pages, here's my take on how FT and it's readers view the world and how it relates to recruiting...
As a result of the global financial pickle, many around the world can see that regulators have "a legitimate interest in how… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on November 30, 2008 at 10:15pm —
Much has been written about ethics, lying, morals codes, legalities, etc...
When it comes down to it, we all have a personal code that we live by....
Yes, I understand the teachings regarding a Universal Moral Law or the Universal Code of Ethics presumed and shared by individuals like C.S. Lewis - and I appreciate those teachings...
I also know that I cannot sit in judgment of someone else and their behaviors as I understand them. Life is not that simple, my relationship… Continue
Added by Rayanne on November 21, 2008 at 1:10pm —
The interiority of the self is one of the great framing fictions of the Essais, a fiction that provides the space and the opportunity for Montaigne to carry out both the encounter and the dialogue with himself that are his project, to fashion himself, and to negotiate the boundaries between the self and the… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on May 23, 2008 at 4:00am —
SEC brings civil charges against ex-Monster execs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators filed civil charges against two former executives at employment listings website Monster Worldwide Inc (MNST.O: Quote, Profile, Research) on Wednesday for allegedly engaging in fraudulent stock options backdating, according to court documents.
James Treacy,… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 1, 2008 at 8:45am —