business changed. Over the past five years, I developed my own training, and I continue to develop training. I thought it was because our company was unique, but perhaps the entire business is changing rapidly. I see signs of it all over. The changes aren't sourcing changes (social media, searches, etc) that's old hat. The changes have to do with the level of cognition needed to actually perform the job. The job is fractured, in our office the recruiting job has morphed into several jobs. It's been interesting.…
ees this readily available public profile and says no.
You then reply "Personally I cannot wait for the Government to allow the candidate to have more privacy on the internet."
Upon reading that - and well within the context of the original post by Claudia I threw in my 2 cents in as much as my personal feelings are that we are already in charge of our own privacy.
This particular point struck a nerve with you and so you then copied THE OTHER part of your reply which would seem to NOT contain the point I replied to in the first place thus alledging a misrepresentation of your original post.
Then I very simply reminded our audience of the entirety of your government regulation love in this regard.
but no clients with opportunities in the candidate’s desired area. So the recruiter decided to send the resume to a few companies that were not existing clients in the hopes it would identify an opening. Although the sending out of a blind resume in not a new approach for agency recruiters, in this case the gamble was made to send the resume in it's entirety. This risky approach paid off in that there was a response and consequently, a placement. More importantly, the company that made hire admired the recruiter’s straight forward approach and gave him several more job orders. As the saying goes, with great risk comes chance for great reward.
Question of the day: What is the biggest risk you have ever taken as a recruiter?…
manage certain aspects of their professional position. Lets consider some of the more sensitive positions - such as corporate security, government positions requiring clearance, etc. Would you like someone in those roles who has credit issues due to a gambling habit that could compromise their integrity if put in a certain position.
Do not misread, in a good deal of cases I believe their is little to no correlation at all. However when and how the screening tool is used is critical and one that I think needs to be measured in a more distinct manner. Certain positions where it directly correlates to the handling of finances, the access to confidential information, or something of the like makes sense. But for the average position, I believe it is not needed.
More importantly, the reason for the credit score must be weighed. One must be able to use cognitive ability to read through the score and see the reason behind it. If someone gets very ill, bad accident, etc. and has extreme medical bills - does that say anything about him/her? Absolutely not. More closely, it says nothing about their credit at all. I believe medical claims should be excluded from credit reports in their entirety since they have no bearing what so ever on the person involved.…
e to say, I know how the world works. However when someone calls my work garbage, I simply can't sit idle. I will not address your argument point by point, because we all come from a diverse background and could be here for years talking about it. However the argument you present to support your point of view has 2 major flaws:
1- I have close to a decade of agency recruiting experience. You mention I should talk to someone in a recruiting agency first. I guess 10 years in that world should suffice to satisfy your need.
2- You write "next time you write about why one shouldn't use a recruiting agency..." This shows your ignorance to the post and how you clearly did not read the entire article. Had you, you would have read where I wrote "This article is not to persuade someone from entering the recruiting industry or candidates from working with agency recruiters. Just understand the truth behind what goes on".
Like I said, I welcome all feedback negative or positive. But if you are going to label my work as garbage, have the respect and courtesy to read it in its entirety and not just make ignorant, misguided comments because you read the first 3 lines. That's the equivalent of someone reading the first page of a theoretical physics textbook and considering themselves a Physicist. …
eople engaged in actual conversation don't have to click 'Stop Following'. Even if it's something along the lines of a compliment with a coinciding question, anything beats popping off one-liners.
Maybe it's just me, but if I write a post, I like to have people offer counterpoints, agree with some additions of their own, or just disagree (thereby enlightening me to where I may be off-base or where I may not see a situation in entirety) . . . and/or any hybrid of the above, which is more typical as we each have our own existentialism and paradigm. Personally, I prefer actual conversation to making a post that elicits zero response outside of a few one-line compliments. I am inclined to stop posting when dialogue dies . . . because I have a day job and this community is an outlet for me - a place to share ideas, to be challenged, to be pushed intellectually . . . however, we each have our own version of utopian community :) Mine isn't a version of the Stepford Wives Club where we robotically pat each other on the back.
Sure, we all love hugs as public praise is good for the ego, but private praise means as much, if not more. Growing up playing sports (and with a single mother), it was always cool to hear a coach yell "great job" from the sideline, but nothing beat that hand on the shoulder, a look in the eye, or a firm handshake.
I guess it all goes back to what we value from our experiences with "community" at a very young age.?. Nature, nurture, culture, psychology, etc. all play a part in what we personally consider community.…
During 1930′s, a young boy had become obsessed with eating sugar. His mother was very upset with this. But no matter how much she scolded him and tried to break his habit, he continued to satisfy his sweet tooth. Totally frustrated, she decided to take her son to see his idol – Mahatma Gandhi; perhaps her son would listen to him.
She walked miles, for hours under scorching sun to finally reach Gandhi’s ashram. There, she shared with Gandhi her predicament. - “Bapu, my son eats too much sugar. It is not good for his health. Would you please advise him to stop eating it?”
Gandhi listened to the woman carefully, thought for a while and replied, “Please come back after two weeks. I will talk to your son.”
The woman looked perplexed and wondered why had he not asked the boy to stop eating sugar right away. She took the boy by the hand and went home.
Two weeks later they revisited Gandhi. Gandhi looked directly at the boy and said, “Boy, you should stop eating sugar. It is not good for your health.”
The boy nodded and promised he would not continue this habit any longer. The boy’s mother was puzzled. She turned to Gandhi and asked, “Bapu, Why didn’t you tell him that two weeks ago when I brought him here to see you?”
Gandhi smiled, “Mother, two weeks ago I was eating a lot of sugar myself.”
Got to love the Gandhi stories right? Now, I want you to do a little exercise with you, replace the term eating sugar or sweets in this story with lower level thinkers and replace the mother in this story with your clients or boss. I thought this would be a good segue into what I am about to tell you.
You have to stop involving yourself with lower level thinkers. I learned this value lesson well when I started in the business of recruiting 7 years ago. You know why lower level thinkers can't see how one motivated recruiter can make 147 placements in a year? You guested it, because they are lower level thinkers. Take Derek for instance, he is frustrated because of his inability to take his career to the next level and when guys like me calls him out on it, instead of heeding the message and doing something about it, he pushes back. Go figure right? This is an example of a lower level thinker; keep your distance from such people.
Second, you must and I repeat must stop playing the fool. Take your education of our industry to the next level or get out of recruiting; yes I said it, quit! It means too much to our industry to have smart folks out educating the industries on the value of using 3rd party talent solutions as their primary option.
Third, stop flexing on your fees, if your client can’t come to terms on your 35% fee, walk away, find one that will. Adopt the CarMax concept, the sticker price is your price, your customer will appreciate you for it in the long run. Forth, stop seeing yourself as a regular player in the recruiting industry, you either sale Hyundai’s like everybody else or you sell to your status- like the Mercedes Benz. Note: By asking me how a 147 placements are possible, you are not ready the start selling Lamborghini Gallardo’s yet, but you are getting there.
Lastly, remember “things that matter most should never be at the mercy of things that matter least. Do you want to see a great example of this? Go back and read this discussion in its entirety, despite my full charge at The Animal and his antics, he did do one thing correct. He put his first thing first (make that your homework assignment to see what that ONE thing was. Now go do likewise and maybe you become a national sensation like me. Wouldn’t it be great! If not, go back to your boring underachieving life like Derek.
PS: Before I start my first morning yawn, I will awake knowing that my 7th placement for 2013 has started, how many do you have?
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