eek training course. We've found a combination of in-house and external tarining to be optimum. Historically the 2/3 day intense 'Intro to Recruitment' with an external trainer spread across a week was OK but a more in depth programme over a longer time period with lots of on-the-job practice has produced much better results.
On a related note the standard of Graduate available to us has been really high compared to the past which makes for better students completing the training. Not sure if others are finding the same or if we're just lucky in Dublin??…
jobs then it is a goat rodeo to try and handle them. It can be done but it's intense and means a 15 hour day or more. I am in there with Amber that 4/5 is a workable number to be able to deliver with any sort of finesse that results in somebody being placed.
Gabriel, sounds like it might help in this situation to use a few contract sourcers and let your recruiters do the presenting and followup instead of having to do a full desk deal. If a recruiter has a sourcer feeding them candidates the process speeds up a lot.…
t up a recruitment agency may find some encouragement from the latest figures on the state of the labour market released by Totaljobs.com.
According to the recruitment firm, hiring activity is picking up as the number of vacancies created has increased by more than six per cent over the last few months, reports the UK Press Association.
However, people looking for recruitment agency formation advice may be concerned to hear that job hunters still face a difficult period as some secretarial jobs are attracting 26 applications.
"A slight rise in recruitment has encouraged those in employment to have confidence to seek their next position," John Salt, director of Totaljobs.com, is quoted by the news provider as saying.
"This is increasing competition for those out of employment and increasingly pitching the desperate against the ambitious in a two speed jobs market."
Recruiters setting up their own companies can outsource back office solutions such as invoice and payroll management in order to free up their time.…
for a reason." or "You will see, it will be for the better." I guess I could have berated and belittled, or chastised but that just isn't how I roll. She was hurt, confused, depressed, penitent, sorrowful, and scared. But mostly, she was humble. That was actually the word she used. Humble.
How many of us use that word when describing ourselves or our work? I know that I often feel overwhelmed and under-qualified to pump out the work that is required to stay afloat in business these days, but each day I do, and each day I strive for that evasive perfection - like that white stag in Narnia. Every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of its tail as it runs into the brush. I often feel I will never ride upon its fair back or gaze into its soft brown eyes - the eyes of success.
The young woman had been a supervisor overseeing forty customer service representatives in a call center. She had been recently promoted to this position, having successfully navigated interviews and applications that lined her promotional process. Promoted just two weeks ago, it was her responsibility to take over "escalated calls" and "intense exchanges of communication" both written and over the phone. Her downfall? She accidentally sent an internal email to a customer. That's it.
No foul language was used, no derogatory terms, just a few details about her personal findings in an "escalated incident." When she discovered her mistake, she immediately went to her supervisor and revealed what had happened. She was escorted to her desk where she packed her scant belongings and was removed from the premises. Due to an unbendable rule, she was terminated immediately.
How many of us carelessly hit the send button every day? How many of us have said careless words that derailed someone's work or caused more labor? The mistake can be simple, but its impact can be distressing and life-changing, as in this young woman's case. No, she did not commit an egregious error or threaten a life, she simply broke a strict rule.
Check your verbiage. Adjust your stance. Clear your throat. Kick the dust off your shoes. Pop your knuckles. Whatever you need to do to weigh in and stay humble. True humility is not self-effacing - it is recognizing your small place in a huge world that can easily go on without you, and yet aware that you could not possibly go on without it. "Send" a simple word, a simple action with implications beyond culpability that transcend uncomplicated duty. Really? Really.