October 2011 Blog Posts (188)

Don't Neglect Legal Interviewing Techniques for Contract Positions

One of the beauties of contract placements is that they happen FAST. Often interviews are conducted over the phone, and the contractor is at work within in a matter of days rather than the weeks or even months it can take with direct hires.

But don't let the quick nature of contract placements cause you or your clients to overlook legal interviewing techniques.  According to attorney Lisa Yankowitz, one staffing company learned this the hard way, settling a disability…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 3, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Winning Recruiter/Search Services

Since the inception of the Digital/Social Media curve ball, countless Recruiters believe that past practices are passe and not noteworthy of acknowledgment or employment. Well that could not be further from the truth. Digital/SMN are all extended tools intended to enhance the fundamental practice of successful Recruiters/Search Professionals. It is imperative that all the intrinsic principles be exploited; the ‘Old Guard’,,, the cornerstone elements that insure people in our career deliver the… Continue

Added by 911Recruiter 1st Responder on October 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Review: LinkedIn Job Seeker Account Upgrade

LinkedIn is the No. 1 Recruitment Social Recruitment Network in the world. That is the fact. There is no one in the recruitment social networking space that managed to do anything similar on the global space. And there is no shortage of well-funded start-ups who would love to take a bite at that business. When you think online social recruitment – you think of…


Added by Ivan Stojanovic on October 3, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Are You Selling the Flavor of the Month?

Paul is a classic example of being a salesman of the flavor of the month. Every month or two, he sells tasty changes to his strategy. This month, he’s decided that he will handle managing the sales and recruiting team himself. Last month, his branch managers were charged with that task. Two months prior to that, he had divided his staff into pods led by a senior team member. While any one of these initiatives could have worked, none were given the time required to achieve the desired result of… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 3, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Are you a good fit for this job?

Who – me? You’re asking me if I’m a good fit for your job?


Well gimme a minute. You know what I do, right? I’m a recruiter! Nearly every person who follows you is a recruiter, resume coach, PR firm, ATS guy or HR lady. This is one giant fishbowl of people who DO NOT do what your client needs. So why do you keep up the exercise?


Remember waaaaaaaayyyy back a few years ago before social media? Remember how you actually had to put together a…


Added by Jerry Albright on October 3, 2011 at 8:32am — 25 Comments

Employers – Stop Wasting My Time

Have you noticed how terrible most job postings are? Not very many stand out from the thousands of computer generated/outdated job descriptions from stuffy HR departments. Your postings tell candidates an awful lot about your company as soon as they see it. Will they read on or will they just jump to the next one that appears on their screen. Candidates deduce rightly or…


Added by Francois Guay on October 3, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

New Negotiator: An Introduction

As a new member, this post is intended as an introduction.

At New Negotiator, my work is all about preparation. It accounts for 80% of what I do with a candidate.

Preparation begins well before the initial interview with an introduction to the New Negotiator method, its rules, and how the various pieces of the system fit together. 

For most candidates this introduction only serves to confuse them. It’s in the actual working of…


Added by New Negotiator on October 3, 2011 at 5:38am — No Comments

Potential to Perform

When it came to performance management, one of  the HR Heads I worked with, used to have a simple formula – reward for past performance & promote or provide a challenge for thepotential. Also when hiring people especially those requiring some level of decision making, a lot of hiring managers look for attitude & character while allowing for shortfall in the…


Added by Subramani B on October 3, 2011 at 4:31am — 2 Comments

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