A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm —
What I’ve Learned from Others Today:
Trust your gut instinct; if the project that you are contemplating seems solid- Move ahead; This works in both your personal and professional life. There is only one person who will allow anything to happen , good or bad.. and that is YOU. The holder of the magic key is you; all that is possible to achieve just takes but a second to dream and a lifetime to express
Make sure you believe in yourself. Lets face it, if you don’t believe… Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on November 10, 2013 at 8:44am —
Regardless if you are in a firm or in an internal recruiting role, trust is the brand you are selling. I have walked into offices of new clients, as well as internal hiring leaders new to work with me who had a bitter taste of past recruiters. 'Tis true...there are bad recruiters who give our industry a bad name. The complaint is often about either promises broken, poor quality of candidates presented, or the favorite act of "Disappearing Recruiter" (where did they go, hello is… Continue
Added by Shelly Catalina on December 8, 2011 at 7:00am —
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
Added by Adam Bogren on August 31, 2011 at 1:05pm —
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A wise person once said, “Ask the people who do the work. They know the problems, but they also have the solutions.”
Where do I think all of this starts? I’m glad you asked! Recently, my company has been reviewing our annual employee engagement survey results and I have been inspired to write several blog posts from the… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on August 18, 2011 at 7:30am —
One of the main concerns about using social media for recruiting is that employees utilizing these tools will take actions that will damage the employment brand of the company. While this is certainly possible, there is also the potential for damage to be done using the telephone, email, or in-person. Perhaps, it is the ever presence of the web or the publicity that well-known brand gaffes have received that is leading to an overabundance of caution when determining how to use these new… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 22, 2010 at 9:56am —
Let’s face it, not every prospective candidate who applies will be selected for a job opening. However,the way in which your organization treats each applicant during the recruiting process may determine whether or not your employment brand can continue to attract top candidates. Continue
A recent blog post on Harvard Business Review entitled…
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 9, 2010 at 9:22am —
Many CEOs claim to have exceptional intuition about hiring for their executive team. “I know in my gut if someone will be a fit,” they say. Much like the stories of gamblers, who will brag about their winnings (but not tell you about their losses), you only hear about the successful hires. Continue
Too many executive candidates today are good salespeople. They know how to create a good first impression, and hit the CEO directly in the gut with their personality, and win the job offer. A…
Added by Mark Bregman on May 12, 2010 at 2:49pm —
Over the past few weeks, Facebook has stayed in the news. While most companies would love the resultant free publicity, many of the stories have not been positively skewed. After introducing new platform changes designed to accelerate the adoption of the social web at their 3… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 10, 2010 at 10:49am —
In eleven years of recruiting, I have maintained some pretty long-standing relationships and I feel as though my candidates are candid with me on their views of my performance. And I appreciate that honesty – it has helped me in my never-ending quest to sharpen my saw. But it can sting like mercurochrome at times.… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on April 6, 2010 at 10:00pm —
It has been way too long since my last post on RBC, I miss my village
! Village? Let me explain.
This week my company kicked off our annual meeting, discussing 2009 successes and 2010+ plans. One of our main issues (like so many other recruiting firms) is everyone working towards common "team" goals. We are in an individual rewards environment (for the most part), but always chant the mantra of "go team".
Being the prolific and… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on February 6, 2010 at 8:26pm —
In his well-known book, The Trusted Advisor, David Maister explored the paradigm of that very important business relationship, using the professional services paradigm as a basis. His book covered some key components of trust (the trust equation), the process of creating trust (including the most common trust-breaking mistakes and this post includes a good example).
Trust is not a soft or an ambiguous concept – and it should not be. Some years ago I attended a one-week leadership… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on December 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
There’s been a lot of debate recently about the future recruitment landscape, and how current events and technological advances will transform the way companies recruit. I took part in at least 2 separate discussions about this at London Unconference.
Certainly we 3rd party recruiters have many challenges ahead, and one the biggest, I believe, will come from the generational shift in decision makers from Baby Boomers to Generation X.
Over the last 20 years or so agencies… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on December 3, 2009 at 4:17pm —
I had a great time at the Recruiting Unconference (trulondon) last Thursday…lots of interesting and thought-provoking debate and information. Over the next few blog posts I am going to write about some things that have had me thinking.
A key track for me was the one on Social Media…I have certainly tried to embrace LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging over the last year or so and talk passionately to candidates about the need for them to get connected and get in the conversation. I was keen… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on November 26, 2009 at 4:30pm —
1.Analise the group before joining to determine its synergy with your business goals. The most successful professionals always invest time to research which groups will offer the best opportunity to connect with qualified prospects before investing time, effort and money in a networking group.
2. Set a maximum of three groups at any one time. Credibility grows more quickly within a group than across groups. You achieve more and better results by investing in fewer networking… Continue
Added by Lisa Simpkins on April 24, 2008 at 8:21pm —