Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…Continue
When sales executives promise clients the world, and recruiters can't deliver, you get a mixture of bad blood and toxic rivalry:
"I no longer trust the sales person to bring in a qualified and fillable job requisition. I won't recruit on ANY of this sale's persons requisitions."
Added by Jessica Lunk on June 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
At a recent CSP (California Staffing Professionals) event, I had the pleasure of listening to Matt Payne, a long time disciple of Brian Tracy and now trainer in his own firm as he discussed the use of neuro-linguistics to program our thoughts into actions. I remember learning about Maslov's Hierarchy of needs in college. Matt put it a little differently. He posited that we basically have 6 core unconscious desires. (Not to be confused with obvious needs such as food, shelter and parental…Continue
Added by Shannon Erdell on May 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The Kentucky Derby is known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” But it has nothing on recruiting. The recruiting game has plenty of the elements that make the Derby so riveting.
Speed wins the Derby - and speed wins placements. In an industry where second place doesn’t matter, recruiters have to work fast to deliver the best candidate first.
Some thoroughbreds are born to race. Some people…
Added by Jessica Lunk on May 3, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
In our house, listening is the number one point of contention currently. It seems that our 5 year old son is able to turn his hearing on and off like a switch. I know that it’s just his age but it is infuriating the number of times one kid can be asked to do something before he actually acknowledges it. Ask him, however, if…Continue
Added by james nathan on April 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Employers had the advantage during the recession. Yet, gone are the days of hiring overqualified candidates at discounted salaries. Job opportunities are on the rise. The best workers have choices and we are currently seeing candidates receive multiple offers at competitive salaries. According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 US Job Forecast, here are the top 4 functional areas that will see the…Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on April 16, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments
As a professional in the recruiting industry, you never know what your day could bring. Put a few good habits to work, so when things do go haywire, you can stay on route to closing more business.
Are you guilty of putting these lame excuses between yourself and opportunity?
1. Didn’t Have Access
Recruiting is a business based on people. And people can be a bit unpredictable at times. So don’t get caught off-guard. An investment in…Continue
Recently when I presented the “Secrets of a Successful Job Search” at the University of Utah, I asked the participants “How many of you feel you have been discriminated because of your age?” About a third of the people raised their hands.
When you read about diversity recruitment most people discuss systems and solutions but I have yet to see anyone discuss the root problem. Possibly the reason that you do not see the root cause is that most people who write on the subject are outside…Continue
I woke up this morning with my dog sitting next to my bed, waiting for me to open my eyes. His tail was going everywhere. Everywhere. And it reminded me of a conversation that an old co-worker and I had about "Wagging Tail Syndrome". If you haven't heard the expression, here is the definition:
Wagging Tail Syndrome (WTS): When your salesman gets off the phone without all of the job requirements saying they have the best order in the world.
Sure, we all have…Continue
While working a blended desk may sound easy in theory, it takes a special person to do it effectively. Not calling myself…Continue
Added by Zachary Sines on January 10, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments
Another week, another ‘job boards are dying’ blog post. If I had a dollar for every post like this, I’d be a (moderately) rich man. Truly.
I try to avoid the ‘job boards are dying’ discussion because (a) it’s a flamer’s game (not unlike arguing with those who disbelieve climate change), and (b) those of us in the biz know it…Continue
So why not develop and reward employees based on a…
Poor HR, employee engagement is their responsibility, yet it is definitely one of those things that cannot be done alone. Employee Engagement is one of those things that companies really struggle with when it comes to prioritizing, surveying, implementing and monitoring effectiveness; why? Well it is overwhelming. When we think about engaging our employees and our teams we want to be sure that we have all of the pieces together, we want it to be successful and repeatable and there are a lot…Continue
Added by Danielle Powers on November 8, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments
If you could help your company increase it’s sales and profits and look like a superstar at the same time would you do it? I am amazed at how shortsighted most human resource and recruitment organizations are when it comes to helping their companies win more business. Sure these organizations help to hire and fire employees but…Continue
Your objective in a transactional sale is to sell your product or service: “This is what I have, do you want it?” There’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you make the sale!
But if more business and a long-term relationship with clients is what you’re after, you need to think about selling solutions. Selling project solutions is a different objective, which requires a different approach: “What do you need? I’ll provide it for you.”
A relationship sale is based on your…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on August 31, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
So you have been looking for a new gig for a while and finally you find one that is worth checking out. You get on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone in your network working there now or even in the past. You find out the company is indeed a place you could see yourself in the future and continue to take the next steps. You ask your colleague to make an introduction for you with the hiring…Continue
If you ask the same questions, you’ll get the same answers, and these answers won’t get you anywhere. When you’re making sales calls, adjust your mindset. Instead of seeking out orders, try to…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on August 24, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
When you think of a "salesperson", what is the association that springs to mind? Perhaps frustration, thinking of that annoyingly persistent individual at a shop, harassing you to add more products and services to your shopping basket? Maybe it's someone calling round at an inconvenient time to solicit window cleaning? These are better known as "transactional salespeople" and are the opposite of what a good business-to-business salesperson does.
bta wanted to investigate what the…
Can you teach someone to sell?
Most of the positions I’m recruiting for require this strange hybrid of technical skill / knowledge while being able to close deals. That’s right, I need technical Tier 3 help desk types with all the appropriate certifications that want to earn commission and don’t mind cold calling.
Nobody said it was going to be easy.
It does create some interesting conversations with my hiring…Continue
Added by Amy Ala on July 20, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments