December 2011 Blog Posts (134)

It's Time To Grow-up and Be A CEO!


Staffing Agencies are amazing microcosms. They often have the potential to go from zero revenue to a million dollars in a week.  With this earning potential, you will find some of the greatest entrepreneurs playing in and around the Recruiting Industry.  These entrepreneurs are extremely independent…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on December 2, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.26.11 to 12.2.11

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 things Sourcers should be thankful for, better job ads, building communities, degrees of separation and hiring through social media.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 2, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?

The big question I'm really interested in is this: What's in the best interests of the candidate and client... a consultative approach, or a sales approach?

After all... the "better" recruiters in our industry always focus on the big "close". For these recruiters, every aspect of their work resolves around "closing"... And that's why they feel we're working in a…


Added by Sean O'Donoghue on December 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

There is no such thing as recession in the recruitment industry

Following Mervin Kings (Head of the Bank of England) comments yesterday about the uncertain times ahead, I thought I'd share my recession (I have been through about 4, yes I am that old) experiences and advice.


Recessions like the seasons are a naturally occurring things, they come in cycles and like all seasons, they have their spring and summer seasons, where growth sprouts and blossoms and blooms and everyone in happy and makes hay while the sunshine's.  But then comes…


Added by Howard Greenwood on December 2, 2011 at 4:11am — 6 Comments

Green Recruiter Discusses Green Job-Making Opportunities for Project Managers

Well, at least my mother will be very proud of me for this.

PM Network is the official magazine of the Project Management Institute, the world's largest association for project management professionals. PM Network is read by over a half million PMI members, worldwide.

The December 2011 issue…


Added by Dan Smolen on December 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Still Won’t Return Your Crappy Voicemail, But I’ll Probably Have Coffee With You.

A completely unscientific poll indicates that amongst Zones recruiters I’m one of the more accessible. I tweet. I blog. I put my business cards in every fishbowl I can find (although I still haven’t won a free lunch). It probably comes as no surprise that somehow I ended up being the lucky internal recruiter who gets most, if not all of the agency cold calls. I wrote some time ago about why…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on December 1, 2011 at 4:47pm — 5 Comments

The Leadership Needle in the Haystack

How do we know when we’ve found a great leader? What differentiates the effective leader from the high performer, the effective manager, the superb executor? The great leader is the proverbial needle in the haystack. But when you know what sets them apart, they can be identified with confidence.

What defines a great leader? The answer is surprisingly simple: followers. There is great wisdom in that observation. Leaders engage in five consistent and specific…


Added by Thomas Spry on December 1, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

What Questions Do You Have For Me?

[Based on an answer I provided today on a LinkedIN Staffing/Hiring question:]

There is a moment near the end of job interviews when the interviewer finally is relaxed.  When the interviewer has been asking questions, and assessing your answers, they are working.  When you hear the magic question “What questions do you have for me?”, they are ready to relax. …


Added by Mark Bregman on December 1, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

[video] Mobile Recruiting with SMS Texting

Jim Stroud chats with Michael Marlatt about mobile recruiting. Specifically, they discussed companies sending text messages to passive candidates. The photographs in the show were taken by Stephen Renney. Download the show notes: …


Added by Jim Stroud on December 1, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Who, What & Why of candidates dropping off during the apply process

There’s no secret that candidates are dropping off of the apply process today.  Depending on your recruiting organization you are in the dark about these candidates or you have the proper recruiting metrics to understand how many are actually dropping off the process.  No matter which one there’s one thing you know: candidates are dropping off at some point during the apply…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 1, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Need some advice. A problem we all should have.

I have been recruiting for 25 years and have just come across a situation I have never faced.  Perhaps some of you have been here and can offer advice.


I have a retained client looking for a CEO in the US.  The fee they are paying me is very significant and six figures, but specifically for this position. The client is headquartered abroad.  The client is very wonderful and upfront.  My initial panel included three people who he is interested in.  They were all flown to the…


Added by Paul S. Gumbinner on December 1, 2011 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

Social Recruiting...the Basics We Always Forget!

Just two weeks ago, I attended a conference in Philadelphia regarding social media’s influence on the business world as we know it. It’s amazing to see how different departments are leveraging social media in their day-to-day tasks. In fact it’s great. However, for those of you who haven’t jumped on board the social media train, you are missing out. Let’s take HR for example. Recruiters know that they…


Added by Karen Bucks on December 1, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Hiring Demand for Engineers with Robotics Experience Grows 47%

Engineers of all kinds have been highly in-demand this year – and hiring for those with robotics skills are growing to new levels. Over the past 90 days, more than 1,400 job ads were posted for Engineers that included robotics skills or previous experience as a requirement. This represents a 47% year-over-year growth when compared to the same 90-day period in 2010. 605 companies advertised for these jobs, with Boeing, Engineering Services Group, CNH, First Solar, and Raytheon placing the…


Added by Carolyn Menz on December 1, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Candidate Exclusivity... I want YOURS!

Those of you who have read past posts will know that I am a Rec2Rec…  I source, and place the best recruiters in the market into reputable agency brands… Tough job I’ve got – no seriously, I have a tough job. 

My candidates are recruiters and my clients are recruiters – oh, and I’m a recruiter also…

And, guess what?... The majority of you reading this article are recruiters as well.

For the most part we, (that’s you and I), speak the same language,…


Added by Craig Watson on December 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

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