ne of the premier training events available and they are giving away a great article on recruiting.
She said "I want to take a quick moment and invite you to consider participating in our "Building a Next Level Search Firm" forum on October 3rd and 4th. This two-day interactive seminar is exclusively designed for a limited group of search firm owners and senior leadership who want to grow their firms - not just their desks/practices. You will have the opportunity to "pull back the curtain", have all questions answered, and learn prized best practices from the largest single-site search firm in North America. As part of this small and exclusive group of attendees, you will leave the forum having learned new skills, concepts, and action plans that will have an immediate and lasting impact on your search firm. You will need to bring an open mind, and perhaps an extra suitcase for the binders full of every conceivable form, contract, program, and procedure necessary to build a next level search firm.
I'd encourage you to reflect on the following questions, the answers to which will help you determine if this forum is right for you:
What prevents your top producers from leaving and starting their own firm, and do you ever feel as if you are training your own future competition?
Do you have an effective and consistent strategy for hiring, training, and developing top producers?
Do you find yourself more worried about your firm's next placement than you do about your firm's long term business plan?
Do you have sufficient market segment diversification and a solid brand in each of those market segments?
Looking back on your vision for your firm 5 years ago, do you feel you've built a firm reflective of your true potential?
40 total organizations have attended our past two forums, and 100% of those comprise our reference list. Their testimonials, along with additional details on the forum, are provided on our PDF (please click here to download). Additionally, download a recent article that may stimulate further thoughts on your business.
Albert Einstein said it best: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." A Next Level firm requires Next Level thinking. Please reply to me with any questions, or simply complete and send in the enrollment form to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you in October.
Call Karen at 972.265.5283 or email her at KAS@kbic.com"
Added by Bill Vick at 12:31pm on September 7, 2008
Hiring Manager's office to hear the dreaded words, "I don't like any of the candidates you have submitted." Or how about that time when you submitted your resignation and your supervisor looked at you as if to say, "How can you leave me on this sinking ship?" We all have to face uncomfortable situations in our work lives.
Human Resource Professionals and Recruiters tend to meet those moments more often than other professionals. The Sign-Off: telling a candidate they aren't getting invited to the show. The Collection: having to call a client, former or otherwise, to ask for the final installment for a placement you made two months ago. The Lost Friend: when a hiring manager comes to you with a confidential recruitment that will replace a friend of yours within the company, and you have to keep it confidential. The HR Function: having to address hirings, firings, lay-offs, complaints, sexual harassment issues, evaluation time, changes in policy, promotions, non-promotions, and demotions.
Understand that Life in HR is not always easy. As a matter of fact, it often is not. Finding your comfort level, as a corporate recruiter or TPR can be a challenge. Some of us are cut out to make cold calls, some of us are not. Some are cut out to stand in an Exhibitor's Booth all day, some are not. Some of us are cut out to attend conferences and sit in session upon session for two days straight, some are not. Some of us are cut out to tweet about anything and everything, some are not.
The zone to be in is the one that feels right, the one that runs smoothly and efficiently. However, should that zone become too stagnant or too easy, we risk the opportunity for development and growth, for learning new skills, or challenging our own understandings of the job. Finding the right combination of further excelling at what we are already good at and getting better at what is uncomfortable is a formidable task. Formidable, not impossible.
Cats are good at running away from discomfort. They dart through halls or along fences and under cars, in an effort to dodge everything and anything that isn't for their own benefit. Dogs will endure an incredible amount of discomfort to simply to please their owners, to get a pat on the head or a treat. Somewhere in between lies another animal, the HR Professional. Knowing that sometimes discomfort comes with the gig, but also a great deal of satisfaction is part of their makeup.
Gloria Steinem said, "The only thing I can't stand is discomfort."
Somehow, I think avoidance and complacency trump discomfort.