The fact is you make a placement only if your candidate gets an interview.
So your job as a recruiter is so much more than sourcing the talent and making the match. As important as they are, it’s all a waste of time if you don’t get your candidate sitting opposite your client.
And so you find yourself enthusiastically…Continue
Well, of course, that is not true. Plenty about France is special. Like the cheese. And the cafés. And the bread. And a delicious glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or Duck Confit. Or the way a French woman can twist a scarf into the sexiest thing imaginable.
Yes, plenty of special things in France.
But not in recruitment!
My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world.…Continue
Graham Whelan is the best recruiter I’ve ever met.
And he has been that way since before most of you reading this article got to high school.
Last week I went to lunch with Graham, and 2 other long-standing recruiting colleagues, all now competitors, all significant achievers in our industry.
After the usual banter, and a sombre reflection on the fact that between us we had 120 years…Continue
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Success in recruiting is all about doing a lot of small things… very well.
Pretty much all recruiters follow the same process. We screen, we interview, we match, we meet clients, and we engineer scores of mini interactions which stitch…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
You have a lot of things to do in your job. Am I right?
You are super-busy all the time. Candidates to interview. Resumes to prepare. References to take. Sales calls to make. Visits to go on. Calls to return. Admin to tie up. Your company also has a raft of KPI’s and activities they want you to meet. It never…Continue
Recruiters often complain about the fickleness of clients. Clients don’t return our calls, they don’t give commitment, and they don’t follow through.
But, is it always the client’s fault? Does the relationship flounder because you don’t put in the effort you should? Indeed, do you commit the cardinal sin of slipping into ‘chronic client complacency’? Honestly, I have done it myself, and paid the price. I see it happening all around me too. Bet you see, and…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 6, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
This one is for recruiters. Especially recruiters with a couple of years experience, who think they are good. In fact you may think you are pretty damn good!
Well, there is a huge threat facing you. And it’s not social media, or technology or the economy, or RPO, nor the rise of in-house recruiters.
To be more specific, it’s your attitude. And to be even more precise, it’s your arrogance and complacency. I can’t tell you how many promising…Continue
No doubt you have been overwhelmed with high-level forecasts from wise recruiting soothsayers about 2012 being the year of mobile recruiting, the critical importance of building talent communities, the rise of employer branding… and many other trends that, truthfully, you hardly understand and definitely have little control over.
These people are smart, and much of what they say is spot on. But a lot is total hogwash too, no more than a distraction, and certainly most of it, you…Continue