ts, find candidates and to bring the two together
Persistence to keep going, even when it gets tough
Motivation to keep working and to make that one additional connection
Optimism through all circumstances
You obviously have to be able to sell, to build relationships with clients and find the candidates to fill the roles but what I have found is that if you approach the business with the above items, you ultimately have a great chance at success.
ere may be some circumstances where it makes sense - exclusivity, retained/contained fee up front, but those will be the exception not the rule. Jerry also has a great point on client development - any thoughts on how many No's it takes to get a Yes? you may go a loooooong time without a paycheck. Be prepared.
s and can't make a decision, that is a problem. However, I disagree with @Sunil that additional time always reduces the chances of getting good hires. Our internal hiring data shows that employees who went through a more rigorous [which takes longer] hiring process are better performers than those who were hired under more expedient circumstances. I don't think that happens after they are hired; I think the longer process is more selective.
There are other situations where business realities cause the hiring process to be put on pause - a potential sale of part of the business, an internal reorganization, departure of a key employee or client - while hiring managers re-evaluate the need for the position. None of these can be shared with the outside recruiter or candidate. But it is much better to not proceed too quickly to hire, and then have to let them go because the business has changed. The candidate in such a situation is really put in a bad spot. Many an employer would feel better letting the candidate go than to create that kind of havoc in someone's life, let alone the impact on the company's reputation. …
d: to provide direct support to workers struggling to better their lives in the face of overwhelming circumstances and to help motivate Onrec’s large and growing community of business leaders to make a difference in the world.
Initially, Onrec GB will partner with Kiva to help the micro-lending organization provide loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
To launch Onrec GB, Onrec USA will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Onrec 2009 Conference & Expo, to be held in Chicago, November 3-4, 2009, to Kiva.
“Kiva greatly appreciates Onrec’s support, and we are proud to be chosen as Onrec GB’s inaugural partner,” said Gerard Niemira, spokesperson for Kiva.
In the future, Onrec GB will expand its reach to include additional non-profit organizations, with the intention of providing assistance to individuals displaced and unemployed as a result of natural and other catastrophic disasters.
Going forward, there will also be opportunities for direct recruiter and corporate involvement. Business journalist and Online Recruitment Magazine Features Editor Paula Santonocito, founder of Onrec GB, intends to leverage Onrec’s sister site, TalentManagementTech.com (TMT), and other social networking platforms to provide information and encourage dialogue.
Why Onrec GB, and why now?
“Onrec focuses on sharing best practices and innovation in online recruitment with the global business community. But, at the end of the day, everything we do is about one thing: employment,” said RD Whitney, CEO of Onrec USA.
“Through Onrec GB, we will further the objective of online recruitment by extending support to workers in need in a very direct and meaningful way,” said Santonocito.