It goes something like this: We inherited a very bad economy, and in the first term the stimulus was very helpful in reducing the unemployment rate. But we…Continue
What brought you to this Industry? Did you do a lot of research and took all the right steps to get where you are today? Or, did you backed into it purely by accident? Now that you have decided to pursue a career in this Industry, how you got here is less important. What’s most important is what are you doing to…Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on January 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
The economy is recovering, but there are still millions of people desperately searching to find a job. The irony is that many jobs are remaining unfilled. Why? The employers say that it is because they cannot find enough qualified applicants to fill them! The recruitment vendors say it is because the good people are hard to find and they have responded by developing a wide assortment of cutting edge tools to help employers find the good people. On the other hand, veterans from the old…Continue
Recently, LinkedIn dazzled us with a new tool that they are hoping will create a positive buzz and generate a new stream of revenue to their brand. This new tool is “profile viewed”. If you did not receive an email regarding your ranking, then you are probably not a (Recruiter) serial LinkedIn user.
Also, there were many articles written on this particular subject, specifically LinkedIn’s marketing strategy, so my intention is only to bring one issue to your attention. The issue is…
Wikipedia defines referral…Continue
Employers seldom complain about the services of headhunters, it’s the headhunters’ fee that has become their pain point.
A few months ago I was a presenting at a seminar to about 35 business owners and HR professionals. The topic of the presentation was “How to Recruit like a Headhunter” and during the presentation I made the statement “if you are not using headhunters as your primary recruitment weapon, then you are not hiring the best talent in-the-market”…Continue
If you are in the recruiting Industry and someone asked you what the role of a headhunter was, how would you explain it?
Ask anyone at random what a headhunter was, and they’ll probably say something like “aren’t they the ones who steal people?
Ask highly trained executives, and they will say something like “aren’t they the pushy types that call you out of the blue trying to get you to leave your job for some other job they’re pushing-so they can make a killing?
If you took a photograph of the recruiting Industry, it would look like most people you'd see on the streets every day!
Instead of making it better, technology has bloated the recruitment process. Its a process that now lumber around in HR departments all across corporate America—where the objective of hiring the best talent has been replaced by fast,…Continue
So you’ve lost your job because the economy tanked; now you’re beating the pavement in the clouds searching for work and discovering that the job search rules from way back in the 90’s have all changed. It’s a whole new ballgame and no one has told you about it.
Talk about being frustrated. You now realize that you have to shoulder some of the blame and take responsibility for your own career. What were you thinking-leaving your own career in the hands of an employer!
This is exactly what goes through the mind of a passive job seeker when the Headhunter calls to make him/her aware the exciting job opportunity of a lifetime. Actually this is a defensive reaction whenever anyone truly believes that he/she is being sold. It could be a product, a service or even their time. But they sincerely believe that they don’t have a need especially for something that will end up costing them something of value they really don’t want to part with.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, about Facebook. And as a result, I found myself watching the “Social Network” movie for a second time!
It’s interesting because I do have a Facebook page, but only because friends & family and those from the past continued to send invites to connect. Very seldom do I log in. I don’t play games, write on someone’s wall or read updates.
So it’s obvious that I am not yet a real fan or user of Facebook! I see it as the old beer…Continue
You are in your car, reading the menu, in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's.
Then a voice appears-May I take you order please?
With confidence and without a hesitation you reply -I’ll have a number 5.
The voice says-proceed to the next window please!
You pay the 5 bucks at the first window and proceed to the next window
And… there it is, in a neat package-the value meal that you just ordered. And that makes you very happy!
I recently read Maureen Scharib’s blog post and it really got me thinking. Maybe it was the timing; because prior to reading it, I was looking at my own call-sheet (calls made/calls returned/people reached) wondering what to do to improve the results. So, I was thinking a lot, about the telephone!
So here we…Continue
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While watching the recent NCAA basketball championship game; a new concept on how to identify top…Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on April 20, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
With trepidation, I dialed the telephone number and asked to be connected to a candidate that I’ve been
working with for the past three months. Upon hearing the candidate’s name and
without hesitation, the receptionist replied: “Oh, he’s no longer with the
As I hung up…Continue
The telephone has become mobile, and it has transformed recruiting from a 9-5, to a 24/7 work day!
But it is also an irony that this effective device is vastly becoming the most overlooked tool in recruiting passive candidates.
The content of this blog post did not start out as a study; it started out as a mission of a fast start in 2010 and to erase some of the bad memories…Continue
Recruiting activities have been slow as of late and like most of my clients, I have become more focused on my own operating budget. Now that I have fully accepted that cost consciousness is the new normal, I’ve done my part and have successfully completed my personal and corporate tax returns. That’s right, I did it all by myself!…Continue