Our topic this week was: What are the deciding factors in choosing between third-party and corporate recruiting?
Money can certainly be a big motivator to go third-party but is it enough? And, is it the best fit for everyone? Alex posted an interesting topic Sunday
that caught my attention and I thought it would be a good Talent Talk Cafe discussion.
Thank you to everyone who participated! I think this was our most active chat yet - as evidenced by the 20 pages of comments! There's a valuable dialogue here that articulates the positives as well as challenges to each career path/choice. In the end its really about the individual and what's important to them.
Most importantly, when looking at either a corporate or agency role:
> explore the culture of the company
> determine how important career growth is to you and what the company offers to support your interests - in both career development and advancement opportunities
> identify if its important to you that the company is "progressive" and how innovative they are in their practices - we talked about this a lot with the emergence of sourcing specialists
> understand how decisions get made and whether or not your have a "voice" in contributing - if this will be important to you
Speaking of voices
- if you have an idea you'd like included in a Talent Talk Cafe please let me know. Cheers! Susan