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Recruiting 101: Forget 'Active' vs. 'Passive'

For as long as I've been a recruiter (and probably even longer than that) there has been a methodology perpetuated among recruiters that 'passive' candidates are somehow better than 'active' candidates. The truth is, neither of these talent pools is very desirable. At least, not nearly as desirable as an 'Active Passive' candidate.



What's an 'Active Passive' candidate?



This is a candidate who is probably happy in their job but for the sake of making…

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Added by Robin Eads on May 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Social Recruiting IS NOT a New Concept

I find the buzz surrounding "social recruiting" kind of amusing.



I began my recruiting career in 1994. At that time, the only "job board" was Dice.com and even it was a dial-up BB. Online recruiting wasn't even a common concept yet. From 1995 to Y2K the online recruiting space exploded. Nearly every corporate environment became familiar with online recruiting through the use of job boards, primarily. Those were pretty great for a while, because they were extra hands helping to source… Continue

Added by Robin Eads on March 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Time Management: Are you working on a good job order, or a great one?

With cutbacks from the economy, more recruiters than ever are running a full desk. You may have been thrust suddenly into the role of Account Manager or Business Development in addition to your normal recruiting duties. If you're new to the world of staffing sales, then you may not know that not all job orders are created equal. In fact, you might be so anxious to get a "yes" out of a client that you forget all about some important factors that will predict the outcome of any job… Continue

Added by Robin Eads on November 17, 2009 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

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