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Jovan Sterling Noel liked Ian Harvey's blog post Is candidate sourcing really your critical value-add?
Jun 8, 2013
Ken Forrester commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Is candidate sourcing really your critical value-add?'
"Greg is on FIRE..thanks for sharing."
Jun 7, 2013
Ken Forrester liked Ian Harvey's blog post Is candidate sourcing really your critical value-add?
Jun 7, 2013
Ian Harvey posted a blog post

Is candidate sourcing really your critical value-add?

I've just watched a very interesting interview conducted by Shane McCusker with Greg Savage about the future of the recruitment industry. (If you don't know about Shane it really is worth checking out his blog - http://www.intel-sw.com/blog/ -the recording of the interview can be found here as well).Greg is pretty well known in the industry and his influence spreads far beyond his native Australia, so I was interested to hear his views and I would…See More
Jun 7, 2013
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Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times

I saw this in an ad that turned up in my inbox recently.  The ad was for a recruitment manager for a professional services firm:  "You will have had experience in a similar role in a professional services organisation."  Nothing particularly unreasonable or earth-shattering about that, you'd think.In fact, if you analyse most of the roles advertised in recruitment at the moment, or in many other fields for that matter, the bottom line is that recruiters are looking for candidates who have done…See More
Sep 12, 2012
Theresa Hunter commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times'
"Very good post.  I have to deal with the very same situation you mentioned.  My law firm clients want someone who comes from a peer firm with great credentials, grades and experience.  When I first got into recruiting I was told it is…"
Sep 11, 2012
bill josephson commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times'
"Ian, most in house recruiters I deal with were externals at one point.  They know how to recruit.  They're technologically savvy finding people.  They went in house because the third party route is less secure and/or…"
Sep 11, 2012
Ian Harvey commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times'
"Hi Bill.  Thanks for the comment.  I agree that the environment has changed.  Companies do much of their own recruitment now because they can, and the private networks which recruiters could market to clients are now easily available…"
Sep 11, 2012
bill josephson commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times'
"Ian, excellent post.  I take it you're in England? Where I sit near Boston as a long time recruiter the recruiting paradigm I've experienced has radically changed since early 2001.   Incrementally fewer quality fillable positions…"
Sep 11, 2012
RecruitingBlogs liked Ian Harvey's blog post Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times
Sep 10, 2012
Ian Harvey posted a blog post

Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times

I saw this in an ad that turned up in my inbox recently.  The ad was for a recruitment manager for a professional services firm:  "You will have had experience in a similar role in a professional services organisation."  Nothing particularly unreasonable or earth-shattering about that, you'd think.In fact, if you analyse most of the roles advertised in recruitment at the moment, or in many other fields for that matter, the bottom line is that recruiters are looking for candidates who have done…See More
Sep 10, 2012
Jerry Albright commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate'
"Sorry Lonny - but that kind of transparency is a pipe dream. "
May 14, 2012
Lonny Gulden commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate'
"Jerry, Transparency is the willingness to be open and forthright about who you are and what you are about, warts and all. Many employers try to paint the rosiest picture possible about their work environment. With the internet and social media it…"
May 14, 2012
Gerry Crispin commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate'
"Ian, despite the digression by those who've commented here, your central question "who represents the candidates"  is a reasonable one and deserves an answer. You of course represent yourself and fellow job seekers well...at…"
May 13, 2012
Jerry Albright commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate'
"Lonny - might I ask - what in the world do you mean when saying applicants today demand tranparency? Furthermore just what type of tranparency are they expecting?"
May 13, 2012
Tim Spagnola commented on Ian Harvey's blog post 'Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate'
"Agree Randall, but having said that I would welcome the opportunity to share with Lonny the marketing options we have for our RBC vendor members; )"
May 13, 2012

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Is candidate sourcing really your critical value-add?

I've just watched a very interesting interview conducted by Shane McCusker with Greg Savage about the future of the recruitment industry. (If you don't know about Shane it really is worth checking out his blog - http://www.intel-sw.com/blog/ -the recording of the interview can be found here as well).

Greg is pretty well known in the industry and his influence spreads far beyond his native Australia, so I was interested to hear his…

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Posted on June 7, 2013 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times

I saw this in an ad that turned up in my inbox recently.  The ad was for a recruitment manager for a professional services firm:  "You will have had experience in a similar role in a professional services organisation."  Nothing particularly unreasonable or earth-shattering about that, you'd think.



In fact, if you analyse most of the roles advertised in recruitment at the moment, or in many other fields for that matter, the bottom…

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

Social Media in Recruitment Isn't Working - Just Ask A Candidate

Another week and another social media conference goes by. Another chance for the ever-increasing number of social media experts to tell recruiters how to attract and engage with candidates, create talent pools etc.

But here's the problem.  In this avalanche of 'this-is-what-you-should-be-doing' information, who is representing the views of the candidate? In the social media recruitment equation, candidates are customers and they have a voice.  They are the ones who need to be…

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 5:15am — 19 Comments

Challenging The Orthodox: #2 Recruiters' Fees

A long time ago, back in the mists of time, an executive set up the first ever recruitment business and said, "What are we going to charge for our service?  I know!  We'll charge 30% of the successful candidate's salary."  And so an industry standard was born.



I have absolutely no evidence to support this scenario, other than that it reflects the totally arbitrary nature of the arrangement.  However there are two facts of which I am pretty…

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Posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:12am

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