ruiting day ends my job board adds work all night and weekends and deliver potential candidates while i sleep. Unlike employees they don't call in sick, don't get their feelings hurt and i dont' have to argue with them about whether a candidate is a fit or not.
Any recruiter who posts a phony add or an add for a job that they do have a listing for needs to be nibbled to death by the baby ducks, called out as a flake, stoned in the village square and any other thing anybody can think of to point them out as crooks and theives.
e fine days these baby marketers are going to learn not to take on a bunch of recruiters. There appears to be at least five of them on every corner and every hour on social media who have never been a recruiter, wouldn't last five minutes trying to be one but they all have the final solution to recruiting and all things HR. It would be right up there with me going on sites dedicated to Petroleum Engineers and Pathologists and telling them that i have this kissy product that is going to drill wells in half the time, never hit a dry hole and or diagnose every dread disease on the planet by sniffing behind a patients ears.
Once had a frustrated marketer ask, "Well what do recruiters want, anyway?" My friend about the only thing a recruiter would get excited about would have to be called a "Putanesca" That is Tex Mex slang for something that is fast , hot and cheap and turns into a cheeseburger at midnight.
Brandymix or whatever that is sounds like a drink blender to me anyway. Brand that birdlegs.…
ears. It's my take that candidates may be looking but to move they want all the bells, sirens and whistles then when it gets down to the wire they are taking a hard look at the real estate market and asking for telecommute. Same deal spouse nixes it, a family member dies, the devil they know as opposed to the potential angel they don't know and it's shut down.
My take, it's the fear factor. "What if i can't sell my house, what if i don't like it, what if my spouse, kids, dogs, significant other don't like it. Candidates employed are more afraid of taking a new position that requires a move. Actively looking candidates who are unemployed are desperate, don't interview well and everybody is paranoid about something, anything and everything.
Maybe it's the heat or the dog days of summer but i'm with you...what the hell is going on. I just had one who accepted a job, signed a lease on an apartment in the new city then called and said her fiancee decided it would be too expensive for her to commute until he could get his company to approve his transfer. From day one everybody was on board that this was the only city they would consider due to him having family there. Boom, it was a new world overnight after three months of negotiations with nothing mentioned about location being a problem.
I'm being nibbled to death by the baby ducks.
Fear of the unknown is all i can come up with. I am hearing the same thing from clients about candidates that their internal recruiters have located. Working on a position now that a candidate known to the hiring manager was offered and accepted six months ago. Kept delaying start date until he was pressed then backed out so if it makes you feel any better i don't think there is a close that will overcome fear when it gets dark and late.…
years in broadcasting. Each time we hired a new "air personality" we had a creative session to decide what their "persona" would be. Then we created it, promoted it and the world knew them the way we decided they would be. If they were short, we put them on a box. If they were fat we put them behind a tall news desk. It is easy to create a persona. All we have going on with all this personal brand building is with social media everybody and their dog is an "on air personality" creating their persona and thinking they are a star based on the number of other personas doing all the following and fanning.
Sorry to rain on your parade Michael and if you are enjoying it by all means carryon and enjoy. However, consider this, 99% of these don't know you and you don't know them and with a few exceptions if most of them were nibbled to death by a herd of baby ducks you might have a fleeting thought of wondering why you hadn't seen any tweets for a week. In another week you would probably think, "huh, maybe they moved to Bolivia, or married a farmer in Idaho. In another week they would be forgotten. A personna can be built in an hour, promoted in a matter of weeks and forgotten just as quickly. A brand is an identifying name, Kelly is right on target, a reputation is built by doing or being something real over a period of time good or bad. A reputation makes a brand stand for something. It's a "good brand" or a "cheap brand".
There are no reputations being built on twitter or any other social media sites but there are millions of on the air personalities creating personnas of what they want to be.
Some people just play WOW so they can have a moving avatar and think they are learning team building. Rave on.…
church at the time. These boys would take turns holding my little baby girl, passing her around the class and we mostly talked about life and what they faced each day. Sometimes, I snuck in an actual church lesson. They were a good group of boys, one or two girls wandered into the class every now and then, but the boys were the stalwarts. I learned many things about me and my life during that time; I was about fifteen years older than these kids. My marriage was struggling and I was changing and this class was somewhat of a lifeline for me. Isn't that usually the case, the teacher learns more from the student? I found out on Friday that one of those sweet boy passed away following a sixteen-month bout with brain cancer. It would be easy to sit back and shake my head and wonder, "Why?" For that is what most are doing when they hear that my friend Mark has passed away. I, instead, want to make a change in my own life in his honor. He was a good man, just like he was a good boy. And I was patient with these young men. Perhaps quite a bit more patient with them than I have been with my own teenagers. I will be working on that. Today, I will attend a funeral and I will shake hands and share hugs with people I haven't seen for fourteen years. It is sad, very sad. And there is a lesson, as well. And what each of us learns and implements will be different. Life is short.
Tell the people you love that you do, then show it.