October 2012 Blog Posts (142)

On Reference Checks

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

Be honest. If there is one part of the recruiting process that most recruiters would rather not do themselves, would 

rather that someone else, anyone else, take responsibility for doing (someone in HR, hiring manager), and sometimes don’t even see the need…


Added by Jennifer Brownell on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Tailored Presentations

StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group recently sponsored the Wall of Ideas, an idea exchange done graffiti-style, at the most recent Staffing World. This is the third in a series that I’ll share over the coming weeks along with commentary on how to employ these in your firm.

Tailor Your Presentation to Each Client’s Specific…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 31, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Fall into the Holiday Season with 7 Networking Tips

Halloween is here (already?) and our minds naturally roll into thoughts of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah… [insert holiday here]. With the changing of seasons comes an excuse to get together with co-workers or complete strangers at a themed networking event. We…


Added by Megan Doan on October 30, 2012 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Trouble Collecting My Fee

My client hired someone after 5 months without telling me according to my contract they owe me the whole fee. The applicant left the job 3 months later because the job was misrepresented. I lowered my fee to 10% of the annual fee to make the client someone happy and now they have told me they only want to pay me 10% of the applicants earnings.This is absurd. Do you have any suggestions. I may have to take legal action. This is not a good client to mine it is first placement I made with…


Added by Jane Roth on October 30, 2012 at 1:50pm — 24 Comments

It's been a while since I've asked for help - Recruiting Forms please

Not a day goes by that I don't get an email or two letting me know someone appreciated the forms available in the Recruiting Library.  It's a project well worth my time and effort - to give back to the community.


I need your help.  I have all kinds of requests for various forms/letters, etc. that are just not in my day to day business.  Got an email last night asking if I had an "Exclusive Contingency" agreement. …


Added by Jerry Albright on October 30, 2012 at 1:11pm — 4 Comments

A Candidate's Guide to Working with Recruitment Consultants

Far from being a passive way of looking for a new job, getting the most out of working with a recruitment agency requires input from the candidate’s side too. Agencies will give you access to industry knowledge, market information and jobs that aren’t advertised directly, as well as support and advice with your general career management. We have included some generic advice here in relation to what to do and what not to do to enable a recruitment agency to assist you in the most…


Added by AdMore Recruitment on October 30, 2012 at 11:53am — 5 Comments

Is it time for your end of year recruiting check-up?

With the close of 2012 only a few months away, many people are trying to everything in order before the end of the year.  From buying presents for the holidays to getting your house ready for winter, there’s a number of things that need to get done before the end of the year.  And somewhere on that list is a end of the year doctor check-up (I know it’s on mine) to make sure you’re healthy for the holidays and the beginning of the new year.


For organizations, the end of the…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

At the End of the Day, It’s All About Accountability

Video Series: The Simple Truth – At the End of the Day, It’s All About Accountability

Click here to…

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 30, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

Which graduate degree works best for our field?

I am contemplating grad school for next year. I am stumped on which major would be most beneficial to me in this career. I am just starting out as a recruiter (agency). I was thinking Human Resource Management, even though I know my job is not "HR" and more of a sales profession. I feel knowing more about HR would help me as a recruiter in general, whether I stay as an agency recruiter, or eventually go on to being a corporate recruiter. Any thoughts on this? Anyone with a Master's Degree?…


Added by Cristina Lewis on October 30, 2012 at 1:27am — No Comments

Are you an E-mail E-diot?

It seems the more ways they invent for us to communicate, the worse we become at it.

Email is pretty old-school these days (and I believe smart companies will replace it, internally at least, with a social communications chat-type format), but I am still constantly amazed and frustrated by the sloppy way many people use it.

Most days I get 100 plus emails, and even discounting the ‘spammy’ ones, about half of those need not have come to me at all.

Meet 5 “e-mail…


Added by Greg Savage on October 29, 2012 at 7:10pm — 3 Comments

And Why Should We Ban the Resume: The Three C's of Career Arc

Over the course of several years – be it 10 or 40 – you leave a wake behind you that represents the impact you've made. Recruiters traditionally relied on your resume to tell them about your career arc, but today a lot is being written about how your electronic footprint may be a better, more complete representation of your professional mark.

I have fully embraced social media as a grand, open marketplace of resource communication, coordination and exchange. I saw early on that this…


Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 29, 2012 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…

Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Your Employment Brand Isn’t What You Want It To Be (It’s What They Say It Is)

Thoughts from the road…

There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…

Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to…


Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

15 Weird Gifts For Corporate Clients, By Vanessa Dennis!

Tis the season for giving, especially in the corporate world. As the economy struggles to get back on its feet, many vendors take this opportunity to remind their clients how lucky they are to have their business.

This is the time for departments to dig deep into their pockets (ok, maybe not that deep) and shell out some cash for that bottle of booze or fruitcake that will hopefully see their relationship through to another year.

If you’re like me and you’ve been lucky enough…


Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Basic Interview Tips

1. Dress Appropriately - You only get one chance to make a first impression and most of that impression is based on your wardrobe before you even shake hands. Clean, pressed and conservative is always best. Dark suit, light shirt or blouse, polished shoes and minimal, simple jewelry; nothing over the top and nothing that promotes an entity or cause. Leave your cell phone in the car.

2. A Firm Handshake - In the corporate world, your handshake says a lot about you. Make sure you start… Continue

Added by Steve Ribbens on October 29, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

Sage Business Advice from the Music of James Taylor

“Never give up, never slow down

Never grow old, never ever die young.”

Lyrics from James Taylor’s Never Die Young

While listening to Never Die Young, I heard, embedded in the words of James Taylor, the following advice:

Never give up…on why you chose your profession. Take a moment today and each day hereafter to recall what compelled you to serve others, whether they be inside or outside your organization.

Never slow down…on the actions that change lives…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 29, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

The Boss is the Problem

StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group recently sponsored the Wall of Ideas, an idea exchange done graffiti-style, at the most recent Staffing World. This is the second in a series that I’ll share over the coming weeks along with commentary on how to employ these in your firm.

The Boss and Leaders are the Problem

Listed several…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Game Changers of Recruitment Technology

‘Recruitment will always remain a high-touch people business but what these products show us is that the right technology, applied at the right time, can make us even better at what we do, whether it’s working faster, smarter or in completely new ways.’…


Added by Laura Purt on October 29, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

How To Find Passive Candidates on Tagged - Recruiter Training by Jim Stroud

http://www.scribd.com/doc/110006494 - In this episode of The Jim Stroud Show, Jim demonstrates how to find passive candidates on Tagged.com, the 8th largest social network.

Links in this video:

# Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites…


Added by Jim Stroud on October 26, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 10.20.12 to 10.26.12

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. In this article, we’ll be talking about candidate courtesy, Halloween, Goldman Sachs, recruiting experience and active candidates.


Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:



Added by Chris Brablc on October 26, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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