All Blog Posts Tagged 'placement' (25)

Why It's Important To Keep In Touch With Your Client After The Placement Is Made

*** Please note this post first featured on The RecruitLoop Blog ***

Many years ago I was sent along to an external training course. A group of us had supposedly been identified as ‘rising stars’ and the seminar…


Added by Paul Slezak on December 1, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Agency Recruiting: And you think you missed out on a placement fee?

From time to time all 3rd party recruiters face it. Show me the money! Whether it is a late paying client or one that disputes the placement, issues over commissions is not a new topic. A quick search on the RBC will identify numerous blogs and forum discussions on this topic, but I think the…


Added by Tim Spagnola on June 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Africa and jobs

More jobs in Africa as Sub-Saharan economies are set to grow by more than 5%

A World Bank reports that Africa's economic growth to will outpace average- a result of Higher commodities, increasing investment and a general pick-up in the world economy.

More jobs in Africa can be created if that African governments do more to ensure that this growth reduced poverty.

The report said strong economic growth has meant vacancies  in Africa and significantly reduced the…


Added by Kirti Rathi on May 9, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Headhunters

The economy is recovering, but there are still millions of people desperately searching to find a job.  The irony is that many jobs are remaining unfilled.  Why?  The employers say that it is because they cannot find enough qualified applicants to fill them!  The recruitment vendors say it is because the good people are hard to find and they have responded by developing a wide assortment of cutting edge tools to help employers find the good people.  On the other hand, veterans from the old…


Added by Ken Forrester on May 6, 2013 at 3:44pm — 7 Comments

It's The Headhunter Fee, Stupid!

Employers seldom complain about the services of headhunters, it’s the headhunters’ fee that has become their pain point.

A few months ago I was a presenting at a seminar to about 35 business owners and HR professionals.  The topic of the presentation was “How to Recruit like a Headhunter” and during the presentation I made the statement “if you are not using headhunters as your primary recruitment weapon, then you are not hiring the best talent in-the-market”…


Added by Ken Forrester on January 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 41 Comments

Turds on my freshly washed windshield and similar annoyances

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 — 9 Comments

Awkward Placement Approach

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…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 5, 2012 at 1:02am — 7 Comments

Why I love recruitment

To find something you are passionate about is a gift.

To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.

There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a…


Added by Mark A. Leon on August 30, 2012 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Dealing with an Unresponsive Employer

Bill Radin's Winning Strategies for Recruiters

Joan was frustrated. A week had gone by since the hiring manager interviewed her top candidate; but since then, she couldn’t get him to return her calls or respond to her emails.

In the meantime, her candidate’s attitude was starting…


Added by Bill Radin on April 3, 2012 at 11:16am — 8 Comments

Social Media Background Checks Now Officially Here!

Be aware of your social post as if could affect your future employment. Check out, Social Media Background Checks Now Official!


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Added by Jeffrey Calannio, CPC on July 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

So you or your candidate needs a job And is frustrated!

Does this title resonate with you?  If so, it’s probably because you’re either looking for a job or recently spoke to a candidate that is really frustrated by how long they’ve been looking.  In either case, it makes complete sense for someone who has been out of work for a while to be feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless or depressed. 


Let’s start with a candidate scenario. While trying to find the perfect candidate, you come across a beautiful resume. You get the person on…


Added by David Jacks on April 15, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

A Word on Split Placements and the Continuity of the Close

Just a quick thought here for us split recruiters. 

Once the handoff has taken place – it is very important to let the recruiter who is working directly with the client also be the one who the candidate talks to. 

Why is this?  I have found the phrase “too many cooks in the…


Added by Jerry Albright on February 28, 2011 at 1:19pm — 21 Comments

Recruiters Beware - Are exclusive agreements really exclusive?

Oh the wonderful land of agreements between clients and recruiters...I am not sure the yellow brick road is paved in gold on this journey. To respect the identity of those involved no names will be used, but this story I am sure is more common then we recruiters like. The “fingers crossed behind the back” handshake on exclusive recruitment contracts – oh joy of joy!…


Added by Lisa Switzer on September 30, 2010 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

No Longer With the Company

With trepidation, I dialed the telephone number and asked to be connected to a candidate that I’ve been

working with for the past three months. Upon hearing the candidate’s name and

without hesitation, the receptionist replied: “Oh, he’s no longer with the


As I hung up…


Added by Ken Forrester on March 29, 2010 at 4:39pm — 12 Comments

Resume Review - Getting Through the Stack Fast

I'll never forget the moment I saw 9,000 as the number of applicants to one position I was working on. I was an internal consultant to a Fortune 500 company and the shock I got from registering the number 9,000 was dumbfounding. How the heck was I supposed to feel that 9,000 people had a fair shot at the position? And how could I possibly feel confident that I had presented only the absolute best qualified candidates? I sat back and tried to breathe through this sudden crisis of the mind and… Continue

Added by Lesa Caskey on October 22, 2009 at 1:51pm — 4 Comments

Prepare your candidates, build your brand

After years as a HR consultant specializing in recruitment and training, i had an opportunity to work with 100's of staffing company clients. Over the years hiring candidates, testing, screening and creating documentation (RFP, RFIQ etc.), I noticed not much was being done when it came to better preparing candidates. Regardless of the reputation or size of the staffing company, i received many ill-prepared candidates come my way. Unfortunately the candidates did have the skills but could not… Continue

Added by Moshin Manji on April 27, 2009 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Changing marketplace, demands better preparation

After attending previous ERE and ASA conferences and working with staffing clients over the years, I have been told many times over and over...the staffing companies need to 'think forward". This was the biggest reason I left my career in human resources (recruitment and training) and started putting my skills, knowledge and experience to use. My partner and I wanted to create a software that was specific to the staffing industry that they could provide to their candidates. We wanted to create… Continue

Added by Moshin Manji on February 2, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Overview of Ryan Mac Donald and Power I.T.

Power I.T. Overview:

We provide staff augmentation for Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. We specialize in custom recruiting for specific technical, industry skills and focus on providing a individual that can impact the revenue growth of a company far beyond their initial technical skills they posses. We look for a match between the employer and that candidate. We go far beyond just the technical skills the person provides or the technical environment that the… Continue

Added by Ryan Mac Donald on December 23, 2008 at 10:14am — No Comments

Caviar Tastes on a Spam Budget or My Part in The Three Bears Fairy Tale

Have you ever had one of those search assignments where you almost felt as though you were an extra in The Three Bears fairy tale? That one's "too big", that one's "too small," and unfortunately, none of the candidates have been "just right". Why, you ask? WHY? My client is looking to buy top-of-the-line caviar with a Spam budget.

When receiving the job order, of course I look at the "written" job description, and then I proceed to ask the client what it's really going to take for… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on September 2, 2008 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Ch- Ch- Ch- Ch-anges! In the Blink of An Eye

Sorry for neglecting you all last week, my blog friends! I was preoccupied with helping my new little nephew, Joel Christian, into the world. It's amazing the difference a few hours can make. A few hours, a few moments, in the blink of an eye - your entire world has changed.

The whole birthing process can be related to the recruiting process really. First you find out: You're expecting! You've got a job order and you've (hopefully) got a timeline to hire. You excitedly spread the… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on August 26, 2008 at 3:38pm — No Comments

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