This was a thought provoking question posted on LinkedIn. What do you think? here's my answer:
“I believe that many so called recruiters and job boards are capitalizing on the high numbers of people ACTIVELY seeking work in order to somehow make it through, themselves. For me, I'm not doing this because I think it dilutes a brand. People should never have to pay for a job. EVER. Job boards are for lazy agency recruiters who don't have time to actually research and source to find… Continue
Added by Claudia J. Samuelson on July 23, 2009 at 10:31am —
I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. I consider him a friend.
This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they close up shop. Mark called me… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on July 22, 2009 at 9:12am —
Just over a year ago the buzz in the market was all about how much today is a buyer’s (candidate’s) market and how there were more jobs than there was talent to fill the openings. From about 2001 to the end of 2007 the economy was souring and the number of jobs being created was increasing at fast rates. It was a time when such statistics as "44 million Gen “X”ers in the workforce to replace 77 million retirees" and "11,000 people are reaching age 55 every day" were staggering numbers that… Continue
Added by Stephanie Huff on July 22, 2009 at 8:16pm —
There are only two ways to generate new business and I'm not talking about placing an ad on a website or doing some other kind of marketing. To drive business development and in recruiting talk that means getting new signed fee agreements or job orders, you either have to reach a hiring manager by phone or get out into the field and meet with them face to face.
The worst thing that can happen to an account manager is to not be out meeting with prospects and for a recruiter to not be… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on September 2, 2010 at 4:00pm —
In our business we are constantly putting together plans; sales plans, call plans, recruiting plans, marketing plans. Recently we initiated a huge marketing campaign complete with timelines, brochures and touch points. Now all we required was a list from our sales team of their top 20 prospects. Easy enough, the lists are compiled and released to marketing!
But one questions jumped out to me; “Do our top prospects know that they are our top prospect? Campaigns are great, they get the… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on July 21, 2009 at 10:40am —
“You want to play house you got to have a job. You want to play nice house, very sweet house, you got to have a job you don’t like.” (John Givings – Revolutionary Road)
I agree, on the surface it is not the most likely of movies that one could relate to Recruiting but I loved the movie Revolutionary Road – I found it to be an insightful and intriguing look at the human psyche. I saw it last night for the first time and will likely watch it again tonight. If you happen to be… Continue
Added by Sarah White on July 21, 2009 at 7:30pm —
After a year of non-stop bad news it is good to see little shards of light emerge from the darkness. The recent European Chamber Business Confidence Survey 2009, done in conjunction with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, produces the necessary illumination
The confidence booster is to be found in the fact that 37% of the 300 European companies surveyed said that China is… Continue
Added by Frank Mulligan on July 21, 2009 at 10:42pm —
A Worthwhile Investment.
More and more HR recruiters are using video technology to solve the challenge of nurse vacancies. According to a Wharton School of Business National Research survey, there is a 51% greater understanding of any subject presented through video. The survey also states that prospects are 72% more likely to purchase a product or service when video is used. This translates directly to job candidates' positive response when introduced to the facility through a… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 16, 2009 at 4:29pm —
Anyone that has spent time researching different applicant tracking systems (ATS) has no doubt found numerous recommendations and opinions online. Many folks start their research by seeking insight from colleagues on sites such as ERE.net
, while others turn to sites that offer an ATS directory.
When it comes to directories, I have a preference for… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on July 20, 2009 at 4:44pm —
In my experience in helping to set up the recruiting at local universities in my previous job and then working on doing the same for my current organization, I thought it extremely important to share some insights on this. I have been doing this for 4 years, and it is amazing how some companies do this right and some just don't get it. I was answering a question on LinkedIn that prompted this article, so as promised to those who read that response, here is a much more detailed version on… Continue
Added by Steve on October 24, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Many people switch career paths between contract and permanent opportunities and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Everyone has different motivations for this move from opportunity to work environment to the lifestyle associated with contracting. I would like to discuss candidates who have been a long time contractor who are interested in permanent opportunities.
This is a trend I have seen more commonly as of late. Most candidates are alluding to the recent economic… Continue
Added by Tom Sweeney on February 23, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Golf scores, gas bills, Dr Evil's sidekicks...bigger isn't always better. Unless you work in recruitment, that is.
Take a closer look at any rec-to-rec's books or website, and among the straightforward consultancy and managerial roles, you will more than likely find a number of stealthily exaggerated opportunities. 'Worldwide Operations Director' may seem like a prestigious position, but why does it only require six months' branch managing experience? If you Google the employer… Continue
Added by Kevyn Robins on March 1, 2009 at 10:39am —
I've spoken before about that success of an HR person, or a Recruitment professional in the corporate world is akin to an umpire in a sporting event. If you don't notice them, then they are doing something right.
However, as some of my English friends say.. "Bollocks to that"
In the Recruitment world, Agency or Internal, it is a challenge to get that promotion, unless of course you are the last person standing in an agency! I know many people who now run 200+ people… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on July 16, 2009 at 9:26am —
Some days there is nothing like waking up, stretching out, watching your dogs cuddled nicely on the bed, your lap top open and ready to conquer the world when you stop and wonder, why on earth would anyone want to drive into the office today? One of the benefits of owning your own business is that you can define your work life and your work place. With the age of Twitter and Facebook allows you to be everywhere and anywhere and “work” can take on a whole new meaning.
With the price… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on July 15, 2009 at 1:38am —
July 14, 2009
For the short term, I believe yes. It creates a forum for people to connect, and find new candidates in mass form. However, the great thing about Recruiters is that we take all the information in, whittle it down and create a nice tight package wrapped in the form of a great candidate. This is what we do.
Think about it – you post on Twitter that you’re looking for an Art Director. It gets retweeted time and time again until your inbox is overflowing and you don’t… Continue
Added by Kimberly Easley on July 15, 2009 at 11:43am —
Did you know that over 60% of sales are made after the offer has been rejected 5 times? If you are a recruiter or an account manager then you need to make certain that you are hearing NO as it may happen 5 times before you get to a YES. It doesn't matter if you are asking for them to send you a resume or return a signed fee agreement. Unfortunately 75% of the recruiters and salespeople out there will give up after the first rejection. This explains why 20% of the team closes 80% of the… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on July 14, 2009 at 6:49pm —
A little more than a year ago I was asked to participate in something I personally had never done before. Help create a sourcing team from scratch. After taking a rather large gulp of my soda I began to think about all of the various things that needed to be done. Can it be done? How long is it going to take? I quickly knew my biggest challenge was gaining credibility as a sourcing team and instilling confidence within the team as well as our peers.
In a market where many sourcing… Continue
Added by Cynthia Wehrenberg on July 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
After a recent placement I sat at my desk and thought, I really love this business. Client's Happy, Candidate's Happy, Recruiter's Happy, Me........we all win. That's the great thing about this business. When we win, we all win. And at a time like that, even a little dry period looks like a good thing in hindsight. It's over, but sobering and helps keep you grounded and focused. The problem is, right now I don't think this downturn we are in is anywhere near over. I talk to a lot of clients and… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on July 10, 2009 at 9:26am —
Here is a prediction. As the market recovers the first impact on our industry will be a revival of the temp and contract market.
Employers will see increased work volumes as the economy recovers, but will “dip their toes” into the labour market at first, hiring flexible solutions initially. But then, as momentum is gained and confidence returns, they will start to hire permanently. But the first place they will go for their permanent hires will be to transition tried and tested… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 10, 2009 at 6:30am —
It may be a sign of the times. It may be a result of the web becoming an open forum for the masses. It may just be that people are generally unhappy. I don't know the reason why explicitly, but I do know that there is a lot more snark in the world today. You might wonder what I mean specifically, by the term "snark." It's more than negativity. It's more than being opinionated. It's the negativity and commentary that is infused with venom, spite and oftentimes pure hatred.
I am a… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on July 9, 2009 at 1:55pm —