I have been a recruiter for a long time and spoken with a lot of my peers about this. In the end, I think Human Resources/Talent Acquisition has messed up the possibility of being partners to many hiring managers. We keep saying hiring managers are our primary customers. There is a difference between customers and partners.
We also all have heard the phrase, “the customer is always right.” Some of us send out hiring manager satisfaction surveys and others have them integrated into the…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 16, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments
One of the things that has struck me over the years as a recruiter is the frequent reference to the industry as a ‘necessary evil’. While I don’t agree with the statement, I do understand where it comes from.
As recruiters our core assets are not stock or products, but people, or more accurately, people’s potential, so we have a huge responsibility to get things right. There are many firms who don’t acknowledge the same level of…Continue
Added by Rana Hein-Hartmann on November 22, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments
Maybe you’re in the wrong type of company, or more appropriately, maybe your competencies are better suited to a business of another size. One of my first questions to candidates is whether they consider themselves a big or a small-company person. It’s difficult to explain but a lot of people are quite rightly attracted to the branding and apparent success of larger businesses, and might think the question is there to catch them out.
A few start looking at me sideways, but the reality…Continue
When it comes to Matchmaking, what are the important qualities you look for in a partner? Comfort, trust, intelligence, confidence, humor, respect, mutual interests, aspirations, values…the list could go on forever. The importance of qualities can vary based on each individual’s perspective. Below is a list of the top 10 qualities a business should look for in an Applicant Tracking System, a partnership in talent…Continue
Added by Keri Brzozowski on July 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
What’s the percentage of hires to resumes in your company in a given year? I bet you’d be surprised to hear that it’s on average only about five percent. So that means that 95% of the resumes you receive are not part of your companies recruitment strategy. Many great hires could not be made because candidates turned down your offers due to compensation, job location, lack of interest in…Continue
2010 is a year of many trend setting activities not to differentiate from previous years. If we didn’t show signs of change then we would not have so many end of the year periodicals, lists, blogs and opinions about the year that was. In a world overshadowed by economic turmoil, housing collapses, unemployment levels reaching record highs and tension mounting, one of the trends that has come out of this pile of uncertainty is the need for strong efforts in networking.
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:19pm — No Comments