Scott Wintrip's Blog – August 2014 Archive (5)

Priming The Collaborative Pump

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting done what matters most.

Companies fall into one of three categories when it comes to collaboration:

  • It…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 27, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves

Global Recruitment Buying In the past eight days of travel in Australia and New Zealand, I’ve asked over 100 people, chosen at random, the first word that comes to mind when they think of recruiters. In the past three months, I’ve asked this same question while in London and also about the staffing industry in several cities in the United States. I need only one hand to tick off the number of positive responses I heard, which included “helpful,” “partner,” and “beneficial.”

On the other hand, and…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 25, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

The VMS Test

Not all VMS opportunities are bad; they’re just not all created equal.

Next time you have a prospect you are pursuing using a VMS system to manage the process, apply the VMS Test. Your results will guide you in learning if it is worth your time, energy, and effort to accept this business.

Answer each question “yes” or “no.”

  1. Have you been provided with detailed job descriptions, required and desired skills, details on cultural fit, and specifics on…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Selling is Simple…So Why is it So Hard?

More people fail than succeed at selling staffing and recruitment services. One element that raises the level of difficulty is that we sell the only product on the market that can change its mind. The bigger, underlying issue, however, is not the product but the approach to selling itself.

Buyers, be they candidates buying into opportunities or hiring managers acquiring the services of the talent we represent, always believe themselves but only sometimes believe those who sell. Yet,…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 11, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

The Advanced Level

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

Many professionals want to be at the advanced level, preferring to take part in processes or…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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