All Blog Posts Tagged 'headhunting' (24)

Headhunting: Unethical or a necessary part of a competitive job market?

Two very interesting and relevant US court cases were settled in the past three weeks involving anti-competitive behavior, namely no-headhunting agreements between large and high profile publicly listed companies. 

In the most high profile case, four massive tech firms (Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel)…

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Added by Ross Clennett on May 13, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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…

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

Hadouken-ing your client with an impact player!

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 — No Comments

Recruitment - Is that all we do?

From the start I should make clear this blog is about the exec search end of the market.  

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I do, what value I add and how as a headhunter I make money.  Of course one could argue it's a fairly simple model, sell a retained piece of work, find an employee, get…

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Added by Chris Grove on April 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

I am STUPID! - The Client Must Have Some Skin In The Game!!!!........

....or...."I'm never going to do another search without a Retainer"

OK. I admit it. I can be a softie. Just sometimes.

I'm not sure how I let it happen, but I let a client convince me to take on a job without a retainer. Normally I get a…

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Added by Martin Ellis on January 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

How-to find Santa’s replacement!

Come on we’ve all asked the question;

  • How does Santa get around so many houses in one night?
  • How does he get down those chimneys?
  • Where does he find all those elves and reindeer?

Point one and two can only be described as the magic of Christmas, for point three I can only…

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Added by Theo Smith on December 11, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

More candidates access Facebook than Linkedin. Go find em` on Facebook Mrs. or Mr. Recruiter!

Epiphany?

No new news here.

Interesting thoughts after meeting several candidates in person this week in Tokyo.  Though its officially Holidays this week in Japan - Obon Yasumi, when people go back to their hometowns to pay respect to their ancestors that have passed - I own my own boutique company with staff around the Globe who are working normal hours so no break for me.

Several candidates admitted to accessing Facebook on a daily basis, more…

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Added by Howard Ichiro Lim on August 14, 2012 at 9:31pm — 6 Comments

Headhunters - Valuable resource?

 

Below is a copy of a blog I wrote elsewhere, my blog is public and read by clients, candidates, friends and randoms from social media.  It was prompted by several people essentially calling into question what I do, I thought I'd recreate the blog here (as my first post!) to see other peoples thoughts on this.  Also as this blog was intended to be read by people not in the recruitment industry so I have in simplistic terms defined recruiter and headhunter within…

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Added by Chris Grove on July 18, 2012 at 5:34am — 3 Comments

What is Headhunting?

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…
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Added by Sarah Calverley on July 3, 2012 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

How To Get Head Hunted Using Your LinkedIN Account

Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?

Resume Rules Apply

For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…

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Added by Cody Pierson on June 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

The power of the database – re-live those old candidates and place them again now!

Its a really common thing. You work with a really great candidate, you place them into a great job.…

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Added by james nathan on April 23, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Diving Into The Active Talent Pool

It seems like a match made in heaven; recruiters have positions that need filling and there are a lot of people looking for jobs. All we have to do is put a help wanted sign in the window and take an early lunch, right? Well, putting aside the fact that we don't place too many short order cooks, there are a few reasons recruiters might not be making the most of the active talent pool.…

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Added by Cody Pierson on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Candidate Graveyard

According to legend an elephant graveyard is a place where elephants go to die.  For some unexplained reason over the centuries huge numbers of elephants have left their grazing grounds and secretly disappeared into the unknown never to be found again.

Many companies have successfully replicated this amazing legend by…

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Added by Francois Guay on October 10, 2011 at 8:21pm — 7 Comments

Employers – Stop Wasting My Time

Have you noticed how terrible most job postings are? Not very many stand out from the thousands of computer generated/outdated job descriptions from stuffy HR departments. Your postings tell candidates an awful lot about your company as soon as they see it. Will they read on or will they just jump to the next one that…

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Added by Francois Guay on October 3, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How Nortel Networks Beat Cisco

Early on in my career when I was responsible for Nortel Networks recruiting I was approached by top sales executives to find out how I could help them win a key telecom account worth millions possibly billions in revenue.



The account was held by Cisco and the customer loved the Cisco sales executive and sales…

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Added by Francois Guay on September 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Barbarians at the Gate

I am always amazed when I am approached by a client who has a retention problem. It’s always interesting to note that they have not dealt with some of the small things that can be done to somewhat lock the door from the barbarians at the gate, those pesky headhunters.



Rule #1: Make sure employee/telephone directories are not available for download and make it extremely difficult for anyone including employees to print or copy it. It’s incredible how…

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Added by Francois Guay on September 15, 2011 at 4:24pm — 15 Comments

Why do we have a bad rep?

Why do we have a bad rep?

It always makes me happier when I am at networking group or out for the night if there is an estate agent present, (apologies to any estate agents reading) however their…

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Added by jane blackmore on August 31, 2010 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Candidates with polished resumes or Candidates without resumes BUT has experience....

Recruiter 1: "I cant present this - this resume is garbage. This is a very good client of mine and I cant afford to screw up!".



Recruiter 2: "Even though his resume is garbage, he does know your competitors and he does belong to xyz association and he does deal directly with your client's competitors and he is eager to talk to your client. What more do you want?"



You don't know how many times I ran into this situation when trying to perform recruiter splits. Why do recruiters… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on August 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

How to become an excellent Recruiter....Generalist or Segment specialist...

Many people think that one can recruit in any industry. Become a generalist and recruit in accounting, finance, engineering and manufacturing - it doesn't matter which industry. They think that if their recruiting skills are good enough, industry should not matter. Just get the competitors names and start sourcing people from phone directories, switchboards and operators and we're golden! Is this really true? I guess there are some aspects to truth in this approach to headhunting but the… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on August 6, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

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