people, who were either (1) unappreciated in their current role, (2) impacted by job loss.
Filling each job, with the most solid candidate on earth, was a personal quest.
Here's the thing, a lot of your colleagues are still flipping "candidate burgers". What I mean by this, is that there's not a lot of "special" differentiation in their candidates, or they are following the same lazy sourcing strategies (post and pray), and selection strategies, that are fine in the busiest of times, but don't cut it now. The "candidate burger", is like greasy fast food; sure it will make you feel full in the short run, but I would not eat it over, say, steak...
While a lot of firms are looking at talent strategically - heck, each hire might be one of the last hires they make, for awhile, in their department - it's no wonder these types of economic times can make some recruiters shine, and others falter.
Put on your best type-a game face, and see each search as a competition to find the best person, on earth, suited for the role. Start asking overall talent questions, like "what do you need to round out the department" - or answering their most pressing need with each candidate, ie) what does the department have to achieve in the next 3 years.
Just my two cents..…
and although some of the the work is harder than 5 years ago (gaining roles and clients and keeping them through a lack of need) my emphasis is on candidate and the networking with them. They still like to have a good agency between them and a client for many reason as stated by Ami Ala. - the internet and all these sites have made it easier for me also - get savvy!!
Its like a long term relationship or marriage that need constant care an affection - i love my clients so take note and contact me anytime for love all you new ones!!
i can still hold my head up high and work hard for my clients and share my thoughts and vision about how to keep in their pocket when they need me and i can jump into action to perform when they are under the cosh.
I am liking your drama but if i was as happy as you and as depressed with the agency world i wouldnt be working in it any more either.
Long live the confident, strong, capable, intelligent, savvy, champions of the industry and their partners in the internal recruitment future!!!
nful, but temporary.
I'm not skipping into work all "wow this is super fun" - but no whining either. It is what it is, stay true to the basics, keep your conversations whole and productive, don't skip the important stuff, and use the time to market yourself as an expert and take peeps to lunch.
Activity Activity Activity. Right? Am I losing my mind here?
So why is my team busy chatting on Gmail, and talking about the weekend well into Tuesday?
Why isn't role modeling motivating them...
I refuse to start yelling, and the let's kick (beep) stuff is apparently falling on depressed ears.
Any thoughts on motivating a young team - one that has taken it on the chin quite a bit recently, but needs to shake that off and get to it? There is work to be done here and I need them fired up...and quite frankly, its making me tired....like I'm cheering on a losing team.
AND we just landed a couple of HUGE clients and have plenty of work...like the rest of us, they are the tougher roles and the placements are down, but we're carving our space and doing a fair amount of business. We'll be here when the market returns, a little beat up, but we'll be there...I'd like them to understand that....and my way isn't producing results - so I'd love your ideas.
ce" as the document title. It was understood this was a fully retained search; that is all I do is retained, while that almost always includes an up front payment, sometimes we start the search before the check is sent. This time I agreed to delay the payment of the retainer until such time the Partner was comfortable with our service, although I made it very clear it was a full exclusive search in the retained sense. I like the discussion points though, keep em coming!!
ajcayer said:Not sure what your "exclusive agreement" is... but as someone that uses outside recruiters on a regular basis I use either a contingent or retained search agreement. My contingent agreements normally start with an agreed "exclusivity" - simply meaning I will no longer advertise (outside of our web site) or engage any other recruiters in the search for a pre-determined amout of time (normally 30-45 days). If durring that time I were to find a internal candidate, referral or someone who applied through our web site and was qualified I would most certainly hire them and not be obligated to pay any fees, nor would the recruiters I use expect any payment. They may be a bit depressed but it goes with the job.
Added by Ken DeWitt at 2:28pm on February 23, 2009
ll need to be afraid! I stopped watching the news several years ago - as I got totally fed up with the amount of fear inducing stories they insist on putting in front of us.
The same can be said about newspapers, and radio news. Whenever I'm in the car, and the news comes on the radio - it's always the same... 99% of it is always about negative stories - killings, rapes, assaults, spending cuts, job cuts, illness, disease and so on...
It's all total propoganda, and when you get caught up in it, I wouldn't blame you for feeling depressed every day! Just as Sunjay says... you make your own reality. You can either continue to live your life on edge, or get up and decide to forget all the crap that the media are trying to force at you - and just focus on making your own life as fulfilling as possible!
My friends, family and local community are what matter most to me. If we can all focus on matters closer to home, rather than worrying about Europe / America / Middle East etc... then we'll all look after each other a lot better, and be a lot happier as a result.
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Priced under $100 per name. We were offered $5k for rpoworldwide last year and turned it down...wanted $10k and did not budge...now look at us, selling the whole portfolio for under 5K.
If you cant afford it, maybe partner with someone and buy together. You sit on these for a few years, you will definatetly make some cash. Take advantage of the current depressed domain name market and buy these now!!
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We hate to do this and let these go. We had many plans for these. Please, someone buy these and help get our boss off our tails:) and resell them in 5 years for $50K and laugh at my boss to the bank!! Thank you!!…
the English version of American Idol. No one expected much of her at all and the fact that she could hold a tune threw the judges into a state of absolute amazement.
As Dr Johnson said, it was like a dog walking on its hind legs. Its not done well but you're completely surprised it can be done at all.
According to John, Boyle is popular with people in a depressed economy because it helps them feel hopeful. (Just president Obama).
But how am I like that? I've been doing the same thing for a number of years.
Steve Levy commented above: "do I really need to hearing Michael yelling - again?"
And Shawna Armstrong said (on Twitter): "quite entertaining as expected!"
And, one great day I might hit the big time but surely you can see that as of yet the wretched of the earth have not discovered me.
Oh, Papa, you are my friend and ever since you trashed Heather I've been begging you to sumserize me. So, surely I deserve better than this? (Are you jobbing your hits out to India now?)
By the way, I'm not sure it's easy to prove that many works of art, let alone TV shows or podcasts are a sign of the times. Otherwise it wouldn't be so easy to refer to the typical sitcom or Hollywood movie as being just that.
And, finally, here's the most important thing about my Bill Vick interview. My tonsils are in very rough shape. I've been acting like I'm James Brown or Little Richard. And I'm not.…
h time/judgement I become.
I have found that ultimately, individuals need to fit in. If it's going to the interview, you'd better look like you'll fit in. The fast paced start up doesn't want someone with an outdated suit. Who wears matching suits anymore? Pay attention and go shopping. Find someone that you admire in your age category, or ask your kid to help you look cool but "age appropriate".
Don't brag about all your education and experience. What can you do for them NOW?
Get to work! Volunteer at the dog shelter. Coordinate care for a vulnerable adult. Become the neighborhood dog walker. Get a job at Starbucks, McDonald's or Target. Be there. Be in the world.
Work out. Get a personal trainer.
And if you are too depressed, find a good therapist.
People want to hire engaged, energetic, adaptable, self correcting, competent employees who learn fast and don't create drama.
Fitting in is about not standing out. If your gray hair makes you look old, color it. If your eyeglasses are out of date, get new ones.
Maybe these things aren't fair, but as Charlie said, no one would not let Eric Clapton play with them. It's who he is and what he does NOW, as well as what he did, that make him still marketable, at any age.…