WHY. You can 'spin' this as an education of sorts, so next time the candidate can perform better. No love story needed (agree w/Amber); just short, sweet and to the point.
A lot of recruiters do not do this, and I'm not sure why. There's a good chance, if you were willing to put this one in front of your client, you probably would consider them again for another gig down the line. Why not help them along, and in that case - you build a better relationship with them. Doesn't take much, and it can benefit you later.…
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!!!
dare you to name me two of your clients that couldn't significantly improve their process?) doesn't mean it's a bad company. In fact I think that the typical company is one that truly has average to slightly better than average talent, and that the difference from one to the next is getting the high level talent to come in and make their role players better. Like Jordan with the Bulls one superstar can take average talent and help elevate it to perform better, and if you have the opportunity to do that at a company your path is greased both there and anywhere else that you can showcase your proven track record. So yeah don't go to work at crappy companies, but hopefully the recruiters and candidates are doing their homework up front about the fit before an interview is set.
ter than anyone before them (ie, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Michael Jordan, Warren Buffett) - it is amazing to watch someone perform at an unbelieveable level and thus I try to apply this in every area of my own life- not just in business, but being a father, husband, citizen, etc. - Commiting myself to constant and neverending improvement.
A couple of items and words that motivate me......
Tony Robbins on Ted Talks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpc-t-Uwv1I
And a quote from Marianne Williamson's "A Return to Love" ........
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”…
Added by Rob Clarke at 4:50pm on September 2, 2008
although definitely not a 'chickie') it is sad how many folks have a title but cannot, in fact, demonstrate a modicum of the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to wear it properly.
The same can be said of every profession but the untrained, poorly trained or simply poorly performing members claiming status as HR seem to present themselves to 3rd party folks in large numbers. The stories are legion.
There are folks in HR somewhere who must be doing it well. Would love to hear one or two stories about them. Maybe we can even find a way to offer an ideal HR partner' award at some appropriate venue to plant a seed about what it would look like if it were done well. Ok, so maybe it is too far fetched and much easier to leave well enough alone.…
the bottom). Highlight the number of connects per hour that you intend to make. I was the first trainer in the industry to bring the concept of throughput (widgets per hour in the manufacturing world) to recruiting. Just by making yourself aware of how many you are connecting with, and your intention, you have energy to push through your barriers and hit your goals.
2. Focus. You are now focusing on one task at a time, reaching another person. You are tuning out everything else.
3. Intensity. You are now placing an intense amount of energy on accomplishing that task. Because you have created an intention and are measuring that progress to hitting your goal, you now are aware of your progress and will add more energy, intensity, to accomplishing it.
4. Execution. The execution of a task is how good you are at performing the task, such as how good you are at developing a rapport, sifting through their concerns, overcoming them, and moving them forward in the process.
The telephone discipline tool will help you accomplish three of these four necessities to achievement.…
Added by Scott Love at 9:17pm on February 14, 2010
to perform this function and typically I am working on 15-18 positions at one time.
I would love to send a reply to everyone that replies and have set up an automated response via our web site but it is just not possible to respond to every candidate when I am getting in 25-50 per day.
I will also say that with unemployment as high as it is today we get about 10-15% of the applicants who are overreaching when they apply for a position and have little to none of the skills required to fill the position.
I know that it has to be tough to be out of a position and I feel for these people but they are wasting valuable time, bot mine and their but submitting to a position that they are not qualified for.
As always our profession is about balance and you need to spend your energy on those activities that will bring you the bigger reward.