Rebecca B. Sargeant's Blog – January 2013 Archive (6)

Are You Applying The Art of Persuasion To Your Staffing / Recruiting Business?

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Welcome Back!

If you feel as if your staffing / recruiting business is like playing

a violin in a concert hall, with thousands of adoring fans,

Congratulations ~ You get it!!!

You can stop reading.

For the rest of us….

Now, if you feel as if you are playing on the subway platform to…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hey Recruiters ~ GET OUT!!!!

Working the same place, all day, every day causes people to spend too much time in their own heads. Repetitive actions combine with static environment causes ideas to go stale, perspective demolishes and overall productivity goes down. It’s important to the…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Dear Recruiter’s Coach ~ My Bosses Are Married To Each Other

Dear Recruiter’s Coach,

I work as a Recruiter at a small staffing agency for a husband and wife team who do not have the same view on the best way to do things. They disagree on how I should do on everything, from the best way to qualify candidates to how to handle client negotiations.

I am stuck in the middle.

I do not feel comfortable telling them that they need to communicate better…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 23, 2013 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

The Millennial Recruiter Is Going To Kick Your Ass

Over and over again, and everywhere I look… I am hearing and reading that the 21st Century Workforce is going to be demanding, “flexible hours and flexible work arrangements.”  If you think Corporate America is not ready for it, I’ll let you in on a little secret…Staffing and Recruiting Agencies who have access to the latest…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 16, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

LinkedIN says: “Our Solution isn’t for You.”

Recently, I received a call from the top notch sales team at LinkedIn with an “amazing offer.”  They wanted to share with me a special tool that was only offered to Corporate Recruiters.  They further explained that it was being offered to “select third party recruiters.”  Hitting all the right buttons a sales person should, I of course jumped at the chance to hear about this silver bullet and booked an appointment. 


Like a kid waiting for a new toy, I imagined all the things…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 9, 2013 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

One Of My Favorite Recruiting Tools


We all have a tool we reach for when trying to find that purple squirrel for a client.  For some of us, it is LinkedIn and others it is has simple as using Google Advanced Search feature.  For years I was a big advocate of putting the time into building free points in my account but, with recent changes to the site new Recruiters can’t accumulate free points, they have to buy them. This forced me to looking for another tool to assist my up and coming…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 3, 2013 at 10:36am — 4 Comments


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