"It comes down to the fact that there are 2 distinct types of recruiters; the ones who come from a sales background and the ones who come from an HR background. The "sales" recruiters are usually the ones who have the best ads, in my…"
"Great article, Steve. Spot on! I would also like to add that when applying for a job, follow the instructions in the posting. For example, if a resume formatted in MS Word is requested, send a Word document; if it asks for salary history or salary…"
"I don't know if I agree with the 50% failure rate statistic (that hasn't been my personal experience, anyway), but I do agree that in a perfect world less of the type of people we are discussing would fall through the cracks. The problem…"
I agree that allowances need to be made to compensate for varying personality types, such as those who may be attracted to Accounting or IT (although I hate to generalize), to expect an HR department to delve that deeply into every single…"
"Good points, Corey, however, in my experience the BEST candidates are those who take it a step further and, although they haven't looked for a job in years, go to the effort of educating themselves on the process, writing or having written for…"
"Great article, Kathleen. It has been proven in study after study that genuine recognition (not manufactured BS) for one's efforts by management (direct and upper) is the number one motivator for engagement and retention. It is also very…"
"Many companies made cuts to both salary and especially benefits over the past couple of years, and for legitimate reasons. Now that we appear to be coming out of the woods, those who choose to reinstate these sooner will keep many more of their…"
"Excellent point, Gerry. I have personally had to pass on candidates in the past for the very reason you mentioned (presented without their permission for a job we weren't going to consider agency candidates for). I felt horrible. The only…"
"I completely agree that posting openings that do not currently exist is wrong and should never be done. I like the idea of "future hiring" positing, but do not know how many people would really apply to those. It would be interesting to…"
"I agree that using a credit report (Les is right, employers don't get the credit score) as a sole means of making a hiring decision is not at all valid, however, there is nothing wrong with using it as a tool in the process in positions where…"