Amy McDonald's Blog Posts Tagged 'Recruiting' (9)

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not…


Added by Amy McDonald on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How Will Freelance Employment Impact the Future of Recruiting?

I just finished reading an article in Forbes online by WorkMarket co-founder Jeff Wald titled "Forget the…


Added by Amy McDonald on July 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Interview "Prep" Talk : Advice from The REKRUTR Vault


This week I want to take some time to talk about one of the most important parts of the recruitment process that is often overlooked; prepping the candidate for interview.

It has always amazed me that so many otherwise exceptional recruiters will work so hard to identify a good job order; find the ideal candidate; set up an interview and then drop the ball. Why would anyone work…


Added by Amy McDonald on June 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: Is Mobile the Future of Recruting?

I have been fascinated by just how far mobile technology has come in the last 5 years and even more so by where it is going. Something that has become so ingrained into our lives has to effect recruiting, right? Well of course it does!

My husband is working out of state this week and while the kids and I sat using the …


Added by Amy McDonald on March 20, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: Big-Scope Sourcing Part 3 - Get the Word Out!


This week's blog will be the final in our series on Big-Scope Sourcing. If you are just now joining us, you may want to read Part 1 and …


Added by Amy McDonald on March 8, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments

Big-Scope Sourcing Part 1 : Planning for Mass Candidate Flow

As promised, this week I am going to begin a three part series on how anyone can increase their candidate flow and find success with big-scope sourcing. As with anything you do in your business, the very best place to start is with planning.

You will find that big-scope sourcing effects only how you find the best candidate. I am not suggesting that you change your…


Added by Amy McDonald on February 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: Why Big-Scope Sourcing Wins the War for Talent


When I worked in a recruiting agency it was very common to encourage the client to use only our firm on the positions for which we were engaged. Exclusivity was the prime offering, and we spent a lot more time on those positions. Coming from a corporate HR background, I was completely comfortable with this strategy because I knew our firm was going to…


Added by Amy McDonald on February 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How To Avoid Social Time Suck

Have you ever been hungry, and stopped in to the grocery store without a list? You come out of the store two hours later and chances are you spent more than you should have. Social media can be the same way. It is fun and engaging for a recruiter that is hungry to make more connections. But jump in to social recruiting without a plan, and you may find yourself…


Added by Amy McDonald on February 8, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Embracing Social Recruiting

Photo Credit: Dimitri Vervitsiotis/Getty Images

I have been talking to a lot of recruiters over the past few months and I have been surprised to discover how many have still not embraced social networking as part of their recruitment process. In fact, I’m shocked by the number who aren't even considering it. Social…


Added by Amy McDonald on January 9, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments


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