Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (78)

7 Habits of Highly Effective Recruiters

  1. Passion - Everyone loves and is attracted to passion.  If you're not, find another job.
  2. Planning - If you don't you will fail.
  3. Organized - You know how easy and productive your life is if you are; if you aren't...good luck.
  4. Efficiency - Use every tool available to source clients and candidates.  Your competition is and if you don't, they will win.
  5. Honesty…

Added by Christopher Poreda on February 9, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Pay Your Corporate Recruiters More Like Your Sales People

Throughout my career as a senior Recruitment Leader and now as an Organizational Talent advisor to a number of companies, I have been fortunate enough to work with a large number of great organizations who gave me the opportunity to partner with them on developing and implementing new practices to enhance their recruitment function and hiring outcomes.  A few years ago a large Canadian organization asked me to come in and partner with them to build an in-house recruitment function for them…


Added by Simon Parkin on February 9, 2012 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Is it time to banish the clichés and the errors and take a good hard look at the way you communicate?

Freelance copywriter Alasdair Murray on how some recruiters could gain a competitive edge over their rivals if only they thought a bit more about the messages they put out into the public domain.


They are there for all to see – the ‘new year, new career’ job ads that get wheeled out at the beginning of each new year. Someone somewhere clearly still thinks it’s original and a bit clever. Trust me, it’s not, nor has it been for many years. In fact, it’s become…


Added by Alasdair Murray on February 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Problem with Recruiters!

The problem with recruiters is that most of them are focused on “closing the deal”and all else is just details. They will do anything necessary to simply make a placement and invoice their customer. They don’t have their customer’s best interests at heart. His only concern is getting paid and getting past the guarantee period!

Sad, but true for many, if not most recruiters. Oh sure, they “care” about the outcome. But not more than they care about submitting an…


Added by Drue De Angelis on February 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 52 Comments

College Graduates and the Modern Challenges in the Job Market

Once upon a time, a college degree was considered a ticket to success.  If you had a diploma, a sheepskin, if you will, you could easily find a job.  You would make more money.  You were almost guaranteed a promising start to a career.  Not so much anymore.

An article in the …


Added by Gordon Basichis on February 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

8 Simple Steps to Improve the Return on your Passive Candidate Approaches

This blog originally appeared here on socialtalent.co

The following is an extract…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 7, 2012 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments

How are your Candidates Treated by your Search Firm Partners?

Recently I facilitated a session on “Recruitment Trends and Best Practices” for a large group of senior Recruitment and HR leaders from a large global technology company at their annual HR Leadership offsite in Chicago.  This organization is one of the better ones I have worked with in terms of their focus and investment in talent.  They understand that the acquisition, development and engagement of talent is the number one priority for their HR team.  Their partners in the business look to…


Added by Simon Parkin on February 7, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

Forget the gym! Are you ‘client-fit’?

Recruiters often complain about the fickleness of clients. Clients don’t return our calls, they don’t give commitment, and they don’t follow through.

Often true.

But, is it always the client’s fault? Does the relationship flounder because you don’t put in the effort you should? Indeed, do you commit the cardinal sin of slipping into ‘chronic client complacency’? Honestly, I have done it myself, and paid the price. I see it happening all around me too. Bet you see, and…


Added by Greg Savage on February 6, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

What is it with the Low-Ball offer? And What are the Risks?

We’ve all had this happen to us. Just when the process is purring along and our client has made their final candidate selection they go pull the “low-ball” offer! Despite ongoing consultation on what the offer should be, some of these clients still seem to get it wrong!

Even after being retained and after a challenging search and protracted interview process, the client decides that although they know that the candidate is currently making $185,000 salary, and they were prepared to go…


Added by Drue De Angelis on February 6, 2012 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Case of the Mondays

‘Do you have a case of the Mondays?’ This infamous movie lines seems to be a common theme in offices every single Monday. Exhausted from a long weekend or maybe just not ready to get back to the grind, Mondays can be unproductive and low energy.


In my opinion Mondays are the day to set the tone for the work week. I do a few things each Monday to get me started on the right foot. Some Mondays are harder than others but I try every Monday to get going and make sure my week is…


Added by Amy Lynn on February 6, 2012 at 12:42pm — 4 Comments

Recruiting for the Boston Red Sox – a fictional story

Recruiting for the Boston Red Sox – a fictional story

This is a fictitious story, but we have all been down this road.


I recently met with Bobby Valentine of the Boston Red Sox. I wanted to develop a plan to fill the job opening he had. Bobby spent about 30 seconds with me and told me he needs someone who can catch the ball!  “Great” I…


Added by Paul Crowley on February 6, 2012 at 7:47am — 6 Comments

Social Share: The Power of Distribution in Job Advertising & Employer Branding

This blog originally appeared here on our site, socialtalent.co.

Do you advertise jobs or products/services? Are you blogging? If you think that just simply putting…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 3, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Understanding The World Recruiters Live In


Blog: www.recruitwarstories.net


For all those folks out there that think that we are the unnecessary evil, understand the importance of a good recruiter, networker, and ally within your search for a position or hiring decision.   


 At first we can appear…


Added by Todd Schecter on February 2, 2012 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

You Don’t Need to be Budweiser to Have a Great Ad Campaign

Every year we can expect to see Budweiser fill several spots during the Super Bowl. But an ad engagement survey shows that Budweiser is the brand least likely to see a return on its investment in Super Bowl ads this…


Added by Jessica Lunk on February 2, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Post and Prey Recruitment

As I chat with companies regarding a potential recruitment contract, it has become apparent that many companies follow the same process as candidates.  They post jobs on the Internet and pray they will receive the best replies from candidates.  You see evidence of this on Yahoo Groups and occasionally in various LinkedIn groups when recruiters ask where they may post for different types of candidate.


A couple of months ago a Senior Corporate Recruiter informed me that they…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

It’s Time to Automate Intelligently in Recruiting

In order to have a successful recruitment marketing strategy, you are going to have a lot of moving parts and tasks that are fundamental to your strategy.  From job distributionto sourcing to social recruiting to screening candidates, your recruiters will spend their valuable time making sure these…


Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2012 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

Metrics Schmetrics... How do I really know if my search is on track?

I had a client ask today about metrics.  How do we know if our search efforts are successful and if we’re effective?

There could have been a complex answer about call and interview stats, but for me it boils down to how many people we…


Added by Kristina McDougall on February 1, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

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