Keith Halperin's Blog (7)

Big Recruiting Conventions: Good for Recruiters?

PROBLEM:

Most major recruiting conventions aren't for regular, workaday recruiters like US.

I've been to a few major recruiting conventions (and was even a panelist at one), but not many. Most of the people there seemed to be mainly senior corporate, staffing and recruiting professionals, aka, THE PEOPLE WHO CREATE AND OVERSEE THE PROBLEMS THAT WE IN RECRUITING AND HAVE TO SOLVE. Their companies paid thousands of dollars (if you include travel and accommodations) to be…

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Have You Ever Noticed: Too Much 3PR Attention

Have you ever noticed how much attention is placed on and by third party recruiters, when actually, only a *small portion (3.1% in 2013, Source:…

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Have You Ever Noticed: Startup Age Discrimination

Have you ever noticed how few people over 30 or so get hired at early-stage startups, and while age discrimination is sometimes discussed, how rarely (if ever) you hear of startups being cited or working to age-diversify their early-stage hires?

 

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 3:57pm — 4 Comments

Recruiting BS: Engagement/Passion

As recruiters, I think our jobs are to put quality butts in chairs affordably and on time. Other things we're often encouraged to do/consider take us away from our core mission. One of these things is"employee engagement/passion" aka "employees giving a ****". ISTM that if you want employes to "give a****":

 

1) They…

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Big, Expensive Recruiting ConventionsCreate MoreProblemsforRecruitersthanTheySolve

PROBLEM:

Most major recruiting conventions aren't for regular, workaday recruiters like US.

I've been to a few major recruiting conventions (and was even a panelist at one), but not many. Most of the people there seemed to be mainly senior corporate, staffing and recruiting professionals, aka, THE PEOPLE WHO…

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Why Self-Proclaimed "Recruiting Thought Leaders" are Full of ****

PROBLEM:

There are a number of recruiters and former recruiters out there who can properly be called "Recruiting Subject Matter Experts". However, when someone calls her/himself a "Recruiting Thought Leader" (DEFINITION: “Someone who neither recruits, thinks, nor leads”) and

1) Isn't a recruiter/hasn't been one for a very long time, if ever.

2) Doesn't routinely talk/interact with ordinary, day-to-day…

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — 44 Comments

RBC Experiment: Miniblogs

 Listen up, 'Cruitaz! It's HARD for me to write who blogs/articles, but not hard to fire off a short opinion, thought, factoid, rant,etc., so this is what I'm going to do, and you can agree, disagree or even better- DO SOME OF YOUR OWN, HOMES! Funward...

Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 2:05pm — 3 Comments

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