Recruiters, let me tell you something. We’ve lost the basics of recruiting. It’s been replaced with idealistic disillusioned recruitment methods. The problem with most Recruiters is that we get some social media knowledge. A little info or a nugget and we become experts overnight. The fact is, you don’t know what the hell you are talking about. None of us do. That’s why were frickin’ recruiters to begin with.
Recruiting is not rocket science. In fact, it’s very simple. It’s finding… Continue
Congratulations, you’ve managed to keep your job last year. While everyone else was laid off or fired, you worked harder to survive. You sacrificed health, social and family time. And, now you don’t have a life. In fact, you were so overly productive last year the company doesn’t see the need to hire someone now.
You’re stressed. We know. We see the bags under your eyes. So, put down that cup of calming herbal tea. My friend, you need to quit.
In the 70’s it was quite common to see men with thick bushy chest hair and a sporty moustache. Today, we are clean, shaven, groomed, waxed, and polished to a shiny gleam.
Hiring managers in Corporate America discriminate against men with moustaches and beards. Now I know a lot of you have some facial hair and you’re gonna get pissed after reading this. And Rightfully so. You worked hard to get that Justin Timberlake thin razor cut (aka The Rap Industry… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 25, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Nerdy IT Manager tried to order a life sized iron cast of Han Solo. The purchasing department caught it. It was rejected. An uprising occurred. Corporate HR surge was sent in to quell the unrest. You were caught in the middle. Now the Nerdy IT manager hates HR; therefore he hates you, the Recruiter.
As you recruit, the manager shoots down all your candidates. He despises every candidate you send him. Everything you do just sucks.
I used to work with this guy that would leave early on Fridays. He was a complete slacker. While the rest of us busted our humps to get resumes to clients, he’d belly up to the bar across the street. His excuse? Kids! And, he had a gaggle of them too.
Businesses lose $1.4 Billion Dollars annually to employee absenteeism due to childcare problems.
Now that I have a kid and one on the way, I get a free hall pass. Woohoo!
Look around you. Summer is almost over. Kids are back in school and traffic just sucks now. But, hey! You’re not sweating it. You got one more trip planned before you break out the mock turtle neck and cords. So here is what you need to do before you head out on Labor Day. Crank up that handy-dandy Out of Office Assistant to let everyone know you’re out of the office.
Here are some truthful and honest Out of Office Reply templates for Recruiters.
This is the year of the Cougar, Brah and Bro. Do not hire them! Trust me, these folks will ruin a Recruiting department in a New York minute. Here is how.
The Staffing Cougar
Staffing agencies are crowded with Office Cougars (aka Account Executives). They are fiercest of the Cougar species. They approach their prey (aka Hiring Managers) with little fear and maul them in broad day light. Not a good, especially if your agency has squeaky clean reputation. However,… Continue
I knew a recruiter who accidentally left a paycheck stub on the copier. It didn’t take long and the whole office resented him. He was overpaid and everyone hated him. Everything he said or did seemed offensive. It didn’t help morale that he was inept too.
The one thing you rarely hear someone talk about is how much money they make. Since the creation of man, money has been a touchy subject. The only people who should know how much cash you bring home are your spouse, boss, the IRS… Continue
I bumped into a friend of mine, a fellow recruiter that got laid off. He looked great. 10 years younger and chipper as I had ever seen him before. I asked him he why he was in such great spirits, he got let go from a good job, has two kids, a stay home wife and a mortgage. Why is he acting like he won the lottery?
He wasn't expecting to be let go. It just happened. A life changing moment he explained. The economy sucked, companies were downsizing, and given a two month severance, my… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on October 18, 2008 at 12:19am —
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