This is the year of the Cougar, Brah and Bro. Do not hire them! Trust me, these folks will ruin a Recruiting department in a New York minute. Here is how.
The Staffing Cougar
Staffing agencies are crowded with Office Cougars (aka Account Executives). They are fiercest of the Cougar species. They approach their prey (aka Hiring Managers) with little fear and maul them in broad day light. Not a good, especially if your agency has squeaky clean reputation. However,… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 5, 2009 at 4:00pm —
There’s a saying I’ve heard and used over the last several years…
“Making money as a recruiter can be very volatile. When the economy is good, there’s almost nothing better, and when the economy is bad, there’s almost nothing worse.”
I’ve been a recruiter for the last 23 years and have gone through multiple recessions in that time. I’ve been fortunate to begin my career during a recession. It actually taught me how to operate in a difficult environment. I generally… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on August 4, 2009 at 4:23pm —
I've been reading and writing a lot of blogs, tweets, articles etc about what we all should be doing in our Recruiting efforts of late, and you know what? I think they are all starting to look alike.
Social Media vs Old School
Email, internet vs the phone
Passive vs Active Candidates
Added by Dan Nuroo on August 4, 2009 at 10:00am —
Their eyes met across the room – he was everything she had been looking for: Organized, Responsive to Candidate Needs, Interactive with Her Hiring Managers, Great at managing the recruiting process – even tracked her metrics. She was everything he had been looking for: Someone to give his product a chance.
The time was 2001 – the location was any company in America that was evaluating software. You see, at that time – the “who are your other clients” question was paramount to getting… Continue
Added by Sarah White on August 4, 2009 at 1:21pm —
I know lots of people that only have one way to handle situations. In today's business world it takes flexibity and creativity to build relationships, to win new business and to keep your clients happy.
Basically most recruiting and staffing professional do the same things as each other so how do you stand out? What makes your company different?
As a recruiter you have to have a great reputation in your industry, with your clients and your candidates. Going through all the… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on August 3, 2009 at 3:00pm —
In a tight job market with people being laid off, it's easy for companies to adopt the attitude of "lay off now, rehire later". Cutting costs NOW trumps future planning and development. In fact, it turns out the lights on everything. But in the background, R & D groups at companies are developing really cool products that are going to save lives and enhance the quality of our lives.
These people aren't worried about their jobs -- but they are likely feeling super stressed at… Continue
Added by Claudia J. Samuelson on November 3, 2010 at 6:05pm —
Increasingly it’s becoming clear that a real recovery in recruitment demand is looming over the horizon. In Australia we are seeing little surges of temp demand, and in Asia our job order flow at Aquent is strengthening slowly but surely. Europe is more problematical for the moment, but certainly the RCSA (Recruitment industry body in Australia and New Zealand) must believe an upswing is probable, as they have asked me to speak on that very topic over the coming months right across the… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on August 3, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Today in Atlanta It’s over 90 degrees and hotter than three hells.
But today in the Silicon Valley, it’s ice cold between Google and Apple.
“OMG! Google and Apple are fighting!” the nerd nation cried out collectively in ASSIC (text messages).
Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) “resignation” from Apple Apple’s Board of Directors today was not a surprise to most of the technology world. Especially after the Google Voice app being pulled from… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 3, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Work is a not exactly a sport. Some people seem to think it is a game. Quite often, I write about places to identify career opportunities or assist with a job search. Let's take a different look today.
Let's look at some strategies regarding work that you might not want to copy.
Not to oversimplify a highly valuable skill, but one of the basic keys to hiring someone is knowing the skills and personality traits you are looking for in a candidate.
Some people are born… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on August 2, 2009 at 2:25pm —
How often do we do things that just feel right? We don’t know why we do them, we probably can’t explain why but we just know it’s right. It’s been the same in recruitment for years. Recruitment consultants will tell you they get a gut feel when meeting a candidate; that they somehow know when they find someone who is right for their client, but how reliable is ‘gut feel’?
I must admit, I definitely do experience gut feel. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a woman – after all aren’t we… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on July 31, 2009 at 12:15pm —
It’s a tough job market out there! You’re struggling finding your next job and it dawns on you… “I should use a recruiter!” “They can be my agent, and they’ll find a job for me!” Wrong!
There’s no question, a recruiter can be a wonderful resource. I am one… have been for over 20 years and love the fact that I often get to help people find their dream job. I feel like it’s been a good day when I’ve been of value to someone. However, although I want everyone I have conversations with… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on July 31, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Does anyone really think that Cash for Clunkers is going to help the economy? What a laugh. I happened to be out last week trying to help my mom trade in two cars and buy a better car for her, so I got to see the Cash for Clunkers program first hand and in full swing at as many dealerships as we could handle going to in order to shop her potential trade ins and get a good deal on a new vehicle. No doubt about it, the salespeople at all the dealers we visited were busy because of the program. We… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on August 2, 2009 at 7:03pm —
I attend two or more trade shows per year. Most of the work (business development, recruiting and client service) is accomplished on the telephone, of course. But there's nothing like getting out there and meeting people in person. Both candidates and clients.
You can see what's happening in the market and people can meet you. There's a wonderful, energized information exchange during the compressed time of a trade show.
Because of my concentration on companies making… Continue
Added by Eric Raynard on July 30, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Why use a recruiter when I’m getting piles of resumes from my ads?
In times of economic downturns companies often decide that one way to “save” money is by eliminating fees to recruiters when looking for new employees. Why shouldn’t they? After all, they post an ad online, or in the paper, and there’s a much larger stream of applicants than they’ve had in the past. “Why pay a 20% to 30% fee when I seem to be able to get plenty of people on my own?” Good question.
Added by Harry Urschel on July 30, 2009 at 3:42pm —
It's true. I am Sarah White, P.I.M.P, C.I.R, A.I.R.S, B.A and every other thing that ever came along that I can tag onto the end of my name. Over the last few weeks there have been some lengthy discussions amongst my tweeple (those are my people on twitter) about the value of certifications in our industry. I have also gotten calls from people asking me to discuss new certifications they are coming up with. Apparently, now that I have a blog, some… Continue
Added by Sarah White on July 30, 2009 at 12:54am —
There are many different opinions when it comes to this topic. In highly competitive niche industries the best talent is typically gainfully employed by your top one or two competitors. Why settle for table scraps (active applicants) when you can go after "all the fixins"? Is it more acceptable for a Corporate HR department to put this request into the hands of a Third Party recruiter? Is it unethical across the board?
Personally, I think it is the best resource for applicable talent… Continue
Added by Mike Avillion on April 30, 2008 at 3:12pm —
The changing demographics of our country have been making headlines. As the population ages and baby boomers begin to retire, labor shortages seem imminent and in some cases, potentially catastrophic. Most of the forecasts focus on a dwindling pool of applicants for entry level positions. However, leading edge health care organizations also have to be able to replace key leaders with little interruption to the business.
A number of hospitals and health networks are turning to… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on July 29, 2009 at 10:41am —
Original source: http://community.ere.net/blogs/pauljacobs1/2009/07/wtf-is-social-recruiting/
The term ‘social recruiting’ is soooooo hot right now. It’s on the lips of recruitment commentators, consultants, recruiters, and vendors. There is even a global wave of conferences and seminars on the topic.
So what does social recruiting mean? Well, from my observations, it… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on July 28, 2009 at 8:01am —
It certainly has been a while since I've done any active posting, and while I've enjoyed taking in some of the posts and discussions as a lurker figured it is about time I put something out there of my own again.
Over the past couple of months there have been a couple of big wins and some equally disappointing mishaps. Oddly enough, I find myself crediting and blaming the same thing in both instances...the process. My recruiting team has a very well-defined process by which a manager… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on July 28, 2009 at 11:56am —
I have some indelible memories, like when my daughter was born and the day I got Google Voice. The Sun broke through dark clouds and I was totally like thank you Jesus! Finally, I can make free VOIP calls anywhere in the U.S with free SMS messaging!
Queue the Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” and slip away from away from all this high unemployment shouting, “I have Google Voice! I have Google Voice!”
GV opens up a whole new world for… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 27, 2009 at 11:30pm —