Brian Pho's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

The other side of SPLIT placements... Can exporting candidates build brand awareness?

I just read Jerry's post on SPLIT placements and I thought I comment through a blog post. The business model of split placements seems to be challenged by many members of the recruiting community. Some recruiters love split placements while others shy away from it and avoid it like the plague. For me, a lot of my business is through split placements and I love the concept. Don't get me wrong - I encourage recruiters to do split placements. I believe it provides a good… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on September 23, 2010 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

Entreprenuer or Working for somebody?

There are really two sides to an entrepreneurial venture. Either a) you find some partners and invest money into a venture that eventually will become successful or b) invest your own cash and run with the idea. I've seen and know many serial entrepreneurs that have made it successful in their career path. It is not easy. Sometimes, the entrepreneurial path is so frustrating that we give up and want to work for someone else. The problem is can entrepreneurs really work for somebody else? Their… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on September 16, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Independent recruiter or agency recruiting? How to prospect effectively...

I was reading an article today about 'how to become a great recruiter' and the differences between corporate recruiting and agency recruiting. There are many parts when one goes independent rather than working at a big corporate office in an agency setting. The first and most important fact of being an independent is that we have to get our own clients in order for us to survive. No more depending on xyz recruiter sitting next to me in the next cubicle that he can feed me job orders so I can… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on September 7, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

How a single tweet can damage a company's reputation...

A recent article in the Toronto Star identified a 'bed bug' infestation in a prominent Toronto theatre. The Scotiabank theatre is located in downtown Toronto

and will be a key venue in the upcoming Toronto Interntionational Film Festival (TIFF) where thousands of reporters, film critics flock every…


Added by Brian Pho on September 1, 2010 at 8:32am — 3 Comments


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