Bill Humbert's Blog – January 2012 Archive (6)

1960’s Recruiting in 2011

Remember the 1960’s?  Well, there are two generations who don’t.


If you were a candidate, there were three primary ways for you to find a job.


1)      Complete an application, drop it off with the Personnel Department, and hope the company called you.

2)      Become known as a contributor in your current company and be recruited by a recruiter or someone within another company who knows your impacts.

3)      Network with people who could help…


Added by Bill Humbert on January 31, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting Out of State Talent Successfully

It is interesting to listen when companies complain they have difficulty attracting candidates from out of state.  With a little research, a consultant may easily determine why they are experiencing those problems.


Relocation of candidates requires an understanding of psychology, an understanding that recruitment is a sales process, and a recruitment process that does not interfere with those understandings.


One of my clients decided to transition an important…


Added by Bill Humbert on January 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Offer Acceptance to Job Start Transition

Most recruiters, corporate and third party alike have discovered that a candidate’s acceptance does not automatically translate to their start.  Many events may occur to prevent the candidate’s transition to employee, particularly if they need to relocate.


Therefore it is important to keep in contact through the period between their acceptance and their start.  It is also good for the hiring manager to communicate their excitement that the candidate is joining their team. …


Added by Bill Humbert on January 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Building an Effective Job Description

Hiring managers in many companies do not understand the value of an effective job description.  One client said, “Just find me C++ programmers.”  When I asked if he was mostly interested in application programmers or software engineers, he simply looked at me.  If we found the right people, we would not waste his time reviewing resumes.  After taking the time up front, he was happy with our results.


The job description is the foundation of an effective recruitment process. …


Added by Bill Humbert on January 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Countering the Counter Offer

Have you ever sourced the Best Candidate; sold them on the opportunity with your company or client; worked with them through the interview process, answering their questions; helped the hiring manager determine the best compensation package; extend the offer that they accepted; and then lost the candidate to a counter offer?  If you have been in the recruitment business for any amount of time, you have experienced that sinking feeling when they stop returning your calls.




Added by Bill Humbert on January 25, 2012 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

You Accepted the Position – Beware of the Counter Offer

Expert Recruitment Consultant Discusses the Dangers of Accepting a Counter Offer


Numbers demonstrate the employment market is improving.  As a result the people who have jobs are beginning to dip their toes gingerly into the market.  Surveys show that 30% to 60% of employed workers are unhappy in their jobs and are waiting for the employment market to improve.  An expert recruitment consultant warns that some of these people are setting themselves up for…


Added by Bill Humbert on January 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 6 Comments


All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below


RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

© 2024   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service