Holy Grail Found
Absolute, definitive proof that responsible companies perform better financially
By Marjorie Kelly http://buseth.blogspot.com/2005/02/holy-grail-foundsocial-and.html
Sure, if I have a "warm" name or two it really helps. But it's rare to find people who help you to that degree, unless you're doing something directly for them at that moment--and even then they often won't help you. Sure, if every call I made was to a friendly candidate it would be optimal--it just isn't reality, at least not in my world.
Reality to me is working long hard hours to put together enough of "a list of cold names" to call out of a competitor the following day to give me a full 3 1/2 to 4 hours of recruiting--the more in my specific niche area the better. All are asked and few, if any, help me in my networking either only concerned about themself or deeming it "inappropriate" or "uncomfortable" to give names of fellow employees. So my "list of names" that I or an expert sourcer like Maureen Sharib comes up with is what I have......and in this challenging employment environment/economic time increased volume of calls (one's own efforts) is all I have.
Your recruit experience and my 29 years of recruit experience have zero commonality.
Just my two cents.