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Why Candidates Decline Job Offers (And What To Do About It)

Every recruiter has had, or will have, the experience of a candidate declining a job offer, contrary to everything the candidate has said or done up until that point. 

This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…


Added by Ross Clennett on January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

9 Ways to Burn Bridges With Future Candidates

Congratulations on finding the perfect person for your role! Now, what are you going to do with all those resumes that you no longer need?

Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You…


Added by Paul Slezak on December 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

How to Fail at Hiring (Even With a Great Recruiter!)

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…


Added by Paul Slezak on December 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

7 Ways To Piss Off Any Candidate

I’ve spent most of my career as a hiring manager, but I’ve recently had the opportunity to become a candidate (which resulted in your getting to read my blog article today :)  ). And I have to tell you – it can be shockingly annoying to be on the candidate’s side of the table.

I’ve had many moments…


Added by Paul Slezak on September 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Second Look at the One-Way Interview

Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).

I recently spoke…


Added by Maisha Cannon on July 16, 2012 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Funny thing that Road Rage taught me.........

A few days ago there was an article posted on this blog about whether or not it's OK to burn bridges. I guess that's a matter of opinion and circumstance but if my severe Road Rage (Washington DC area traffic) has taught me anything of value, it would be "WHY BOTHER."

So that manager never called you back after the interview and your previous boss was a horror show. Do you think that by airing your experience publicly that no one else is going to show up for an interview with that…


Added by Jody Simon on March 28, 2012 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

An Insider's Opinion Regarding Corporate and Agency Recruiters

First, let me explain that I spent several years earning my chops as an agency recruiter at some really small shops. This meant I was always fighting an uphill battle against the big boys in the space that had name recognition, a volume over margin focus, and huge databases. I was able to parlay that experience with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development in order to switch over to the dark side of corporate recruiting and HR. What I have learned in making this switch has been…


Added by Kirby Cole on August 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 lessons from kids on giving feedback

When do you let someone know that you appreciate them ? How often ? Where ? How should this feedback be delivered ? Who should do it ?

Some simple yet very relevant questions when discussed in context of a corporate environment. But why only a corporate set up, these questions are relevant for everyday of our life. Family, Friends, Relatives, Business Partners, Vendors, Clients, …


Added by Subramani B on May 15, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.27.10 to 12.3.10

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about if recruiting top talent is your #1 priority, Lessons from Ben & Jerry’s, Fortune 500 social media insights, economic recovery on the horizon and listening to your employees.

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 3, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

It’s not the Agency. It’s the Recruiter!

Years and years ago, my first agency recruiting job was with Source Services Corporation now known as Kforce. My first week there they sent me to training in Dallas where we spent a couple of days learning what the experts thought we should know. I remember quite a few things from those days but one thing struck me as strange. The old war horse recruiter, he described himself that way, said that customers don't do business with the company. They do business with the…


Added by Simon Meth on October 10, 2010 at 1:19pm — 10 Comments

If You Can’t Take the Heat. Be Cautious About Giving Candidates Interview Feedback.

The majority of interviews I’ve conducted fall between five and seven on a ten scale, ten being “hired on the spot, five as “mediocre”, and one for candidates that completely bomb the interview. There are those interviewees that do well out of the gate and a flub, whether oblivious or unintentional in nature, lands them on the fast track to No Thank You Town. Whether the interview is a 2 or a 7, if the candidate… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on September 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles 9.11.10 to 9.17.10

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

To Lead or Follow? Both!!

Photo credit: Dave Wyman

The root of the word “leader” is “lead”, which means… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on July 14, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Social Media Bites Back

Five years on using social media: have recruitment agencies learnt to interact?

We have all seen the power that social media has. Most recruiters, whether a recruitment agency, HR department or a hiring line manager will use sites like LinkedIn to identify candidates and, more often than not, Facebook and Google to vett them. However, they do not always contribute to this online community. This one sided approach to social…


Added by Leah Mahtani on July 1, 2010 at 5:35am — No Comments

The Customer is always right! Until they're not!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

I just recently read the post Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers on Mark Cuban’s Weblog and I have a few thoughts on the subject. First, what… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on April 8, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Best Offense is a Good Defense - Retaining Your Best People By Fostering a Culture of Engagement

Like many pieces of industry jargon, people have been throwing “engagement” around at management meetings for a while now. It was the great new buzzword a few years ago and now it has become part of the corporate lexicon. But what does it really mean? Here’s one definition from the Conference Board's…


Added by Katy Tynan on March 27, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

4 Attributes That Recruiters Should Try And Develop In 2010

I’ve been reading some excellent forecasts for trends and developments in 2010 that certainly excite and encourage me to think that this could be a very interesting and challenging year. I’m too much of a social media and technology amateur though to try my own predictions!

I do know, however, that recruiters will need a whole different set of skills, goals and targets if they are to succeed and profit from all the predicted advancements and developments.

Building and… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 13, 2010 at 12:40pm — 6 Comments

Delivering the Bad News

It is not always a time to share all of what we know.

Good Recruiters give feedback both the good and the bad. Have you ever had a candidate tell you that they sent information or went on an interview and never got any feedback? If you are in a tight niche market you will certainly damage your reputation if you aren’t forthcoming…

But frankly in can be a minefield

What makes it a minefield?

1. Possible discrimination.

2. Negative information came… Continue

Added by Darrin Grella on September 16, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Performance Feedback II - The Sender

As promised in my previous post on Performance Feedback, I’m back with a piece of advice for the sender.

There are some things that you, the manager (sender), could consider in order to encourage a constructive attitude from the receiver. Read more...

Added by me_in_HR on August 26, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Performance Feedback I

I found here a funny analogy with performance feedback:

"Question: What’s the difference between performance feedback and a root canal?

Answer: Anesthesia"

During performance reviews, I’ve noticed two dominant reactions when receiving negative feedback:

* Constructive – The receiver listens to the sender’s arguments (if the case, also bringing… Continue

Added by me_in_HR on August 20, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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