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Everything you wanted to know about placing contractors... just ask!

When I started as a recruiter in 1993, my first job was to develop an IT contract staffing business to complement the agency's existing direct IT placement business. Over the next 3 years, I was able to build a substantial business, and saw the advantages of the contract side of the business. The ongoing, growing revenue stream was the best part.

By 1996, my comp plan was "changed" by the agency owners, (not in my favor). This change pushed me to consider starting my own firm to… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 2:46pm

Your prospects have internal recruiters. What can you do that they can't?

Internal corporate recruiters have a number of advantages.

They can interact with the managers.

They understand the corporate culture.

They are more up to date on changing requirements and priorities.

They know who was recently hired.

They have access to the company database of candidates.

They can use the company accounts for job boards.

They can place ads on the company website.

They can review the incoming resumes.

So with all this… Continue

Posted on May 15, 2008 at 3:01pm — 3 Comments

Kennedy Conference "Takeaway" thoughts... What is the COST of UNFILLED POSITIONS?

One of the speakers today is head of worldwide recruiting for an international company that makes sports apparel and shoes... based in WA...

His talk included a MAJOR takeaway that external and internal recruiters alike would be advised to remember.

The cost of NOT FILLING the position, may be WAY MORE than the cost of using their internal or external recruiters.

Especially in leadership and sales positions, there is a time / revenue / bottom line cost to… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 7:24pm — 2 Comments

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At 2:54pm on September 7, 2010, Kevin Vaughn said…
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am the operations manager for a healthcare recruiting firm in Los Angeles, CA. I’m reaching out to you because you indicated on your profile that you were in healthcare staffing and possibly open to doing some splits. We have a lot of open job orders and offer a 50/50 fee split. Would you be open to discussing ways we could collaborate from time to time?
At 7:37am on January 28, 2009, Anjana said…
Hi Michael,

I am working with a UK based RPO since 2004. I am interested in working as independent recruiter as I like to work on my own. Please let me know the process.

At 3:02pm on December 18, 2008, ADARSH said…
Hi Michael
Hope you are doing great.. I am excited to have an opportunity to work with you . Please send me if you have any requirement’s we are specialised in java .net business objects .informatica.oracle. and also other skills. Please add me email id to your list :adarsh@ivytechsol.com

Hope to have the long and mutually beneficial relationship with you.

please keep me posted your requirements .
At 7:48pm on May 14, 2008, Bill Vick said…
Hi Michael - Like you I've found RecruitingBlogs to be a good resource for sharing and learning. Please let me know how I can help you in using it.

I enjoyed your posting about the cost of unfilled positions. Great comments.

I'd like to invite you to join us here at the XtremeRecruiting.tv group.


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