People who proclaim that most interview advice is simplistic irritate me. These are people who view advice on eye contact, handshakes, how to answer difficult questions, and avoiding smoking before an interview, as obvious and unworthy of mention. Their "expert" advice is often sarcastic, blunt, and…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about talent sourcing, recruiting being worthless, culture at Rackspace, a CTO with a heart, social network statistics, does of crazy in recruiting and employer branding.
I’d also like to remind any corporate…Continue
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It’s tough out there in the commercial contingent recruitment world – I know, I live in it too. Clients seem to hold regular reverse auctions for fees, playing one recruiter off against another 3 or 4. Candidates swear they are being transparent, then they continually move the goalposts throughout the process and competitors pull out all stops to make the placement – sometimes ethically and sometimes… well…completely unethically. It can be disheartening, frustrating and bloody…Continue
Never, ever, think outside of the box...because your...decision may haunt you later.…
Added by Valentino Martinez on February 5, 2012 at 3:19am — No Comments
Have you ever sourced the Best Candidate; sold them on the opportunity with your company or client; worked with them through the interview process, answering their questions; helped the hiring manager determine the best compensation package; extend the offer that they accepted; and then lost the candidate to a counter offer? If you have been in the recruitment business for any amount of time, you have experienced that sinking feeling when they stop returning your calls.
Expert Recruitment Consultant Discusses the Dangers of Accepting a Counter Offer
Numbers demonstrate the employment market is improving. As a result the people who have jobs are beginning to dip their toes gingerly into the market. Surveys show that 30% to 60% of employed workers are unhappy in their jobs and are waiting for the employment market to improve. An expert recruitment consultant warns that some of these people are setting themselves up for…Continue
We had a phenomenal response to yesterday's webinar so here's the lowdown on what we call The Recruiter's Toolkit…
As we move from Application-Screening to headhunting to recruit, our time gets eaten up by distraction and time-consuming online…
This morning, I realized that I still have a lot of work to do before the holiday. It's Thursday...technically mid-week for a recruiter. Long line recruiting, local interviews, and client calls are all on my plate for today. Not to mention our VP will be in town the next two days...right before I go on vacation for a week to refresh.
The point is, I am working up to the buzzer. Every recruiter, no matter what industry or what experience level, can slack at this point in the week,…Continue
It all started with the military heritage of my family.
On June 16, 1942 the New Mexico Albuquerque Journal had a front page article with photos entitled "GIVE FIVE SONS TO THEIR COUNTRY". The photos are those of my grandparents, on my mother's side, and their five sons (my…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Work's at days' end...when it's about to be lights out. Listening to the mellowest of melodies...love this Charlie Haden & Pat Matheny construct of:
The Moon Song from their beyond the Missouri Sky album/disc.
Men: 40, Women: 6.
Because they show “ties” for several of the top 40 listings, there are actually 46 people on Fortune’s 40 Under 40, an annual list of business movers and shakers. 13% Women. You have to get to #20 (#21 really) to see the first woman. How very sad. Fortune has been…Continue
The Indian summer seems to have officially gone and it's now time to dust off the winter coats and step into the cold wind, hoping that London can avoid coming to a standstill this winter. With any luck, you might even sink your hand into the pocket of your long forgotten favourite winter coat to find a tenner you didn't realise was in there. I would love to say that's what happened to me, alas, it did not. A year old packet of chewing gum isn't nearly as…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on October 24, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
Words to the wise from a recruitment veteran of forty years- besides being dedicated to the recruiter's life (whatever that may mean to you) along with taking care of personal responsibilities with family, etc.--make an effort to have sideline activities such that they take you away from the rigors of recruiting (because traversing the terrain can become rigorous, even difficult).
I say this for two reasons—particularly for…Continue
Added by Emily Eastman on August 30, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments
There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…Continue
In this current job climate it is important for candidates to stand out from the crowd. However what is less clear is where to draw the line in terms of trying to attract attention and making a positive impression. A recent piece of market research conducted by bta examined where some candidates and companies think the grey areas are when it comes to going that extra mile.
We conducted interviews with two separate focus groups, one with hiring managers and directors and the…Continue
Added by Robert on August 22, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
This was the wise advice of an old manager of mine at Solutions Partners a few years back, when the economic circumstances hit close, after my hours were cut when the permanent job orders that were 70% of my employer's business at Solutions Partners became less and less in demand. It was on a bright and sunny day walking in Los Gatos, with Nathan North who provided such wisdom at the time, and said the economic storm will pass and "When in Doubt: Enjoy the Journey" - I couldn't help but…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 16, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
Sad but true, earlier this year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had to hold a public hearing because of a disturbing trend: several companies, nationwide, had been excluding unemployed applicants from hiring consideration. Their ads specifically stated that they would only consider employed job candidates, using phrases like “No unemployed candidates will be considered at all” and “Client will not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed, regardless of the reason.”
It’s 3:00am and I’m churning away on business, tweets, discussions, blogs and paperwork …suddenly, silently, a brightly lit and light flashing ambulance rolls up just outside across the way…
It immediately reminded me of poet John Donne’s famous last lines from his poem, “For whom the bell…
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