it "Thought Leaders" seldom self title themselves that way ... I totally agree with you....
In the same way there are a ton of folks calling themselves Technical Architects who are really still developers ...
Sandra McCartt said:that was supposed to be sarcastically funny Paul. I have been watching buzz words come and go in this industry for over three decades.
I am not disgusted by people who have creative ideas or set trends. I simply find the latest crop of buzz words to be more preposterous than the last. The trend seems to be that we have some burning need to come up with high blown terms to describe what smart people have been doing forever and somehow seem to think that annointing someone with a trendy title means something. In my book it's right up there with calling a stay at home mom a "director of domestic control".
Think about it. Would you put the title on a business card or a resume. When someone asks you what you do for a living would you say, "I am a thought leader".
The biggest blow back i get about recruiters is that they are so full of themselves with all the titles and phony baloney they posture about that they become cartoon characters. Buzz words..that's all. As Rayanne sez...
sting intersection of Robotics, Software, Systems Engineering and Manufacturing where I have made 4 successful placements in the past year. However, to be fair, it's not an area I did work in previously, so despite while I was very successful at it, it wasn't really my 'specialty'. Now, however, it is one of my specialties. So it goes.…
Fill rate (23%)
Total # of job orders (17%)
Hit rate (12%)
Avg. Gross Margin (11%)
Time to fill (5%)
For "How do you track your most effective sales people?" the answers were:
# of placements (70%)
Fill rate (37%)
# of job orders (32%)
Time to fill (23%)
# of contracts (19%)
Number of interviews (18%)
You can read more here. Bullhorn will publish the 2012 survey results in a few weeks (thanks to the ~500 who participated!).
he table more so now than 4 years ago. Technologies are changing the landscape. Lets say that not all agencies will vanish - some will have to adapt to this new trend in order to survive. Globalization will balance out Sourcing fees throughout the board as more companies reach out to RPO outfits in LATAM and Europe that have experience in the US market.
At the end its all about reducing costs while attaining top talent.…