September 2011 Blog Posts (181)

Leader or Visionary?

Lots of employers, listing the top traits that they want in an executive hire, will list both leadership and vision as very important. How often do both of these traits actually exist at a high level in the same individual?

A leader is someone that others follow, so the skill is managing and motivating others. This takes several key abilities:

• Ability to see a…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 30, 2011 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Do you discuss your fee with your candidate?

Yesterday I listened to a recruiter as they were making recruiting calls to NP's.  One of the nurses expressed interest and the recruiter conducted a screening interview.  The recruiter at the end of the interview "closed" the candidate on how serious they were about making a move, using the following script....


"Jane, sounds like you are a good fit for my client, I can present you there.  I would also like to market you to the 100+ other possible employers in your area  who…


Added by Charlotte Byndas on September 30, 2011 at 2:19pm — 9 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles 9.24.11 to 9.30.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about referral recruiting, making an employee referral program, Recruitment SEO, hiring from qualified candidates, the Facebook…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 30, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Recruiting Animal Show - Recording - What I Learned Last Summer


The Recruiting Animal Show - September 28, 2011

A few people call in to tell us one thing they learned last summer.

Proof that I haven't gone viral: not many people were eager to contribute.


This version does not begin with an ad…


Added by Recruiting Animal on September 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lessons learned from Ice-T.

So I had dinner last night with Ice-T and his wife Coco (don't ask).  I have to tell you, his candor and his story is remarkable and transferable to the recruitment space.


Ice-T was born in Newark, NJ and moved to the affluent suburb of Summit when he was a child.  By the age of 7 both parents had died and he was an orphan.  He went to live with his aunt in LA and was set up in a mostly white, affluent school system.  He hated taking the bus so he went to a local gang…


Added by Christopher Poreda on September 30, 2011 at 9:56am — 7 Comments

World vision Versus Funnel Vision!!

World vision Versus Funnel Vision!!


What kind of vision do you use when reviewing resumes or looking at profiles? Do you focus only at the very first few lines? Do you perhaps read the whole thing but only treat each section, each line as an individual entity? If you do that is Funnel vision. Think of a funnel; think you are looking through the big end out of the little end. This allows you to only see a little bit at a time of what…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 29, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

You Get Hired for What You Know, You Get Fired For…

Great article this week on Psychology Today website called You Get Hired for What You Know; You Get Fired For….  Spoiler alert:  They authors claim you get fired for WHO YOU ARE. The subtitle of the article is:  Lessons from our favorite…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

President Obama- Newest LinkedIn Member!


President Obama now on LinkedIn! Ten short days ago the white house invited LinkedIn to host the President in a town-hall style presentation and Q & A; yesterday it became a reality. The President was seeking out unique ways to promote his up coming job bill, The American Jobs Act. President Obama believes “we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way,… Continue

Added by Emily Eastman on September 29, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Grow Your Staffing Agency with Blogging

Blogging is a great tool for creating more content for your website and growing your business. Are you aware of the 7 ways to use blogging to grow your staffing agency?

In the latest Bond eEmpAct white paper, 7 Ways to Grow Your Staffing Agency with Blogging, discover how recruiters can use blogging…


Added by Tim Giehll on September 29, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Growing Demand for CRM Skills

During August, Recruiters placed more than 24,000 unique job ads that included requirements for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills. After significant declines during the recession, this represents a 46% year-over-year growth and marks a new 4-year high in hiring demand for this skill set.


Hiring Demand for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Skills – 4 Years…


Added by Carolyn Menz on September 29, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Worried about the new Facebook privacy settings? Here’s how to update yours.

This post originally appeared on our blog at


Facebook recently unveiled their new look. Love it or hate it, the changes are universal and many people are revealing more than they wanted in their status updates.

The new Facebook will now allow you to watch movies, listen to songs or read newspapers…


Added by SkillStorm on September 29, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

5 Reasons I’m excited for this year’s #HRTechConf!

The 14th annual HR Technology Conference begins in less than a week and we are getting prepared for all the HR & recruitment marketing goodness that will be happening in the wonderful land of Vegas!  There is so much to do but we can’t help but get excited for this year’s event for a few great reasons:


1) To See Other Awesome Technologies - We are technology company at our core and we are really…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 29, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Review of Sorts…#radicalplanet

Interesting thing on the way to the Unconference! Besides the obvious problems with the highway going to Toronto, Ontario; and the fact that a one hour commute in this day is an average of 2 hours now, I had absolutely NO idea what to expect. I don’t work well with the unknown (yet my career would say otherwise) and I like to have some idea what I am to expect—> I…


Added by Daniel J Smith on September 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting: It's not for recruiters

Another blog from the archives. This post caused lots of reaction when I posted it on my own blog. be interested in your reactions:

Now this might seem a bit controversial, it’s not intended to be. I'm a big advocate for using social in the recruitment process, I'm just not convinced recruiters are best placed to be doing it. I came to this conclusion…


Added by Bill Boorman on September 28, 2011 at 8:58pm — 9 Comments

Recruitment - good days and bad days

Aaahhh it’s happened again – 23 years recruiting and clients still have the capacity to hit you where it really really hurts.  So you are working away on a contingency assignment,  the client has changed the profile twice but despite everything you have the final two candidates in for final round – they like both, both like the company and one of them will be offered the role.  This is a senior role and the fee is a big one.  You know what it’s like – the commission is spent and I think it’s…


Added by Jacqui on September 28, 2011 at 11:32am — 13 Comments

The Skinnygirl Guide to Branding Your Recruitment Firm

This post originally appeared at


In May of this year, Bethenny Frankel, housewife-turned-reality TV star ended up on the cover of Forbes as the highest grossing celebrity…


Added by Jessica Lunk on September 28, 2011 at 10:45am — 3 Comments

Fun and money -The two reasons to come to work

There are only two reasons to come to work.

Fun and money.

And you have to have both. One of them will not be enough. Not if you want to love what you do, that is. Having a job where you get just one or the other, often seduces you into thinking you have found your dream job. But in most cases that dream fades like mirage as you realise a key ingredient of  ‘job love’ is missing.

And for recruiters, where our job is so hard, and the disappointments so many, you…


Added by Greg Savage on September 27, 2011 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

Why Do Insurance Co's Like Me So Much?

Not two hours after adding my resume to CareerBuilder, I received two interview requests from two large insurance companies. In past times of unemployment, insurance companies have always been the first to hit me up. Hoping you all can shed some light.




Added by Louis Bina on September 27, 2011 at 5:49pm — 7 Comments

BOUNTY HUNTER vs. RECRUITER -- Who Has the More Difficult Search Task?

Post inspired by Francois Francois Guay's blog post on RBC - on September 27, 2011 :

Top 10 Reasons Why HR Hates Recruiters and Vice Versa

Here's a close resemblance of what an OLD WEST (United States) BOUNTY HUNTER would…


Added by Valentino Martinez on September 27, 2011 at 2:01pm — 8 Comments

Devil’s Advocate Questions

“You’re just a title hunter, aren’t you?!”  This is an actual question/declaration made by an executive to one of our candidates recently.  The exec was challenging why this recruited, employed, productive candidate would make a move to his company.  The executive also was questioning whether the VP opportunities were more scarce than the candidate might have thought.  This is a… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on September 27, 2011 at 12:53pm — 5 Comments

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