I sometimes receive email from people who appear to have mental illness, asking the question: “Why would I use a spammer like you as a recruiter?” Although this is clearly a loaded question, based on the false presumption of email contact by recruiters being ‘spam’, it does deserve an answer and provokes thought.
Firstly, you can call anything you want whatever you want to, up to a point. Shakespeare wrote “A rose by any… Continue
Added by Nicholas Meyler on July 20, 2015 at 12:30am —
The recruitment industry has seen a massive shift in the last few years with exponential growth and increased revenue in certain sectors. On the whole, Ciett found that the global revenue of recruitment agencies stands at over $350 billion, with over 200,000 recruitment agency branches across the globe, employing over 620,000 employees in 2013. Additionally, during the 12 month period ending August 21 2014, employment agency revenue… Continue
Added by Maurice Karpes on January 12, 2015 at 8:23am —
What do you think of when you think about the perfect administrative assistant? If you’ve worked at a few companies I imagine you’re thinking about a specific person you’ve worked with before rather than some list of qualities. For me, it was Candace. Candace started managing our front desk and… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on October 27, 2014 at 11:42am —
Hire Slow and Fire Fast
The latest buzz words in recruiting ...
I have an idea for you. If you have the luxury of hiring slow, don't fill the job at… Continue
Added by Barbara Goldman on October 2, 2014 at 9:30am —
Something Interesting Happened Today.
Another recruiter focused on something stupid and quietly eroded his corporate recruiting department. Unfortunately, the only person who noticed was me.
So, I thought I'd tell you about it. Do what you will with the information, but I know one thing. There is never one person doing something. If it happens in our office, it's happening to…
Added by Barbara Goldman on September 20, 2014 at 12:00pm —
Here’s the recruiting scenario:
An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn
Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail
In his inMail… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm —
As I shared in many previous writings, the biggest engine for jobs growth is small companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. Research from the Small Business Administration (SBA) proves that these business risk takers created almost 70% of the net new jobs in the U.S. over… Continue
Added by Scott Sargis on March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm —
At the recently concluded CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Dick Tracy’s wristwatch phones came ever closer to reality.
A plethora of companies introduced new products. Pebble Technology Corporation,… Continue
Added by Scott Sargis on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am —
A new year. The flip of a few digits on a calendar and somehow that magically allows us to renew ourselves, our goals, and our ambitions (professionally and personally). Some of those goals seem very good and things that everyone should aspire to. But sometimes the object of our focus is just a smaller aspect of a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. Without taking on the bigger… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm —
I live, eat, and breathe recruiting. I came into the industry in an entry level role and tried to learn as much as possible through asking endless amounts of questions and watching/listening to recruiters around me. I have done pretty well and have been fortunate to be successful in this world of mine. I am now a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm —
Do a simple search in Google for “Resume Templates” and you will soon find that there are literally thousands of templates that you can copy and use. There are even many companies that sell these exact… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on March 22, 2013 at 2:51am —
One of my contacts shared this vent with me. Thought it pretty much sums up some of the lazy, sloppy, clueless types that somehow found their way into the recruiting realm.
I honestly have a ton of recruiters that contact me, the majority are very bad at their job and I would never work with them but this specific recruiter keeps sending me positions where I do not fulfill what is identified in the job description and/or requirements, so after being nice on about…
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 16, 2012 at 12:23am —
Yesterday I was directed to an interesting article discussing what the author considers to be the most important interview question (never asked). The focus was asking candidates what they really wanted from the job in order to understand what is truly driving them.
The article (as good articles do) got my mind wandering and led me to think about… Continue
Added by Mark Nelson on September 11, 2012 at 1:00pm —
For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…
As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 5, 2012 at 1:02am —
The executive candidate experience needs special attention. We may think that every candidate needs special attention, but the fact of the matter is, these candidates ARE different and can kill your recruiting brand.
I recently wrote … Continue
Added by HRNasty on August 29, 2012 at 5:30am —
Everything I know about leadership I learned in the Marines.
I enlisted in the Marine Corps on my 19th birthday after a half-hearted attempt at college. I spent the next twelve years learning to lead using the 14 Leadership Traits and 11 Leadership Principles. Nearing the end of my third enlistment my wife and I discovered that she was pregnant with our first child. So, I decided to hang up my guns.
Since then, four children have come and a dozen years have passed. I've read… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on August 2, 2012 at 12:39am —
I met Danny Cahill three years ago. He was in Palm Desert running a two day boot camp for seasoned recruiters. Danny was a much appreciated shock to the system in the midst of a burgeoning recession with no end in sight. For those of you not familiar with Danny Cahill, he is the leading coaching guru in the staffing world as well as the CEO for Hobson and Associates Executive Search.
Danny was all shock and awe with a whole lot of substance behind his methods. We had some… Continue
Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on July 16, 2012 at 8:08pm —
Have you often been told by recruitment consultants that they are 'headhunting' for a particular role? In fact on Linkedin you will find that about 1 out of 2 recruiters will mention Headhunting on their profile... as a skill or something that they regularly do
The free online dictionary says:
1. The custom of cutting off and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. ( As much as what I believe I would like to do this… Continue
Added by Sarah Calverley on July 3, 2012 at 3:47am —
So, I posted this originally back in 2009 on my bloodspot blog "The Recruiter Chronicles" Updated it again a bit essentially the same. The reason I posted this was to help non recruiters appreciate and understand the different forms of recruiting and their individual strengths and weaknesses. Also, for recruiters who have had a singular track, perhaps they could consider switching it up if they feel their strengths are better utilized in a different version of what they are already doing.… Continue
Added by Joshua Lee on May 31, 2012 at 7:30pm —
I recently met with an exhausted management executive who expressed a belief in a new office phenomenon that I had never really considered:
“When I started 20 years ago it was the junior people like me that worked the hardest. Now twenty years later it is the senior people like me that work the hardest. Somehow I have… Continue
Added by Mark Nelson on May 23, 2012 at 4:30pm —