Bill Humbert's Blog – February 2012 Archive (4)

Do You Confuse “Sourcing” with “Recruiting?”

“I recruit using Dice.” “I recruit using social media.”  “I recruit using LinkedIn.”  “What is the best job board to recruit Sales (or IT or Marketing or Finance, etc) candidates?”  These are all questions I have seen repeatedly in recruitment Yahoo! Groups or in LinkedIn Groups.


It appears that many companies confuse sourcing with recruiting, possibly since many sourcing tools try to sell themselves as recruiting tools.  While sourcing is certainly important, it is the third…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 20, 2012 at 7:01pm — 5 Comments

Critical Corporate Interviewing Improves Retention

When a trusted employee is promoted into management, generally what is their first task?   Replace themselves.  How do they interview candidates for their replacement?  Go to HR and ask for a list of acceptable questions to ask.  If they are lucky, HR has a list of “approved questions.”  Are the questions targeting the skills required to be successful in the position?  Generally not, they are simply acceptable interview questions.  Do those questions include, “If you were an animal, what…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 13, 2012 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Embrace Social Media...?

Some consultants would tell me, “It’s about time you jumped on the bandwagon!” Others would say, “That is so 30 seconds ago – now we are talking mobile recruiting!” Other consultants would say, “Certainly you have begun offering the new…!”

It is interesting to have over 30 years of experience in any field. It gives you a certain perspective that less seasoned (okay, younger) professionals do not have. Over those years in recruitment, you learn about people and their behavior, simply…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 2, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Post and Prey Recruitment

As I chat with companies regarding a potential recruitment contract, it has become apparent that many companies follow the same process as candidates.  They post jobs on the Internet and pray they will receive the best replies from candidates.  You see evidence of this on Yahoo Groups and occasionally in various LinkedIn groups when recruiters ask where they may post for different types of candidate.


A couple of months ago a Senior Corporate Recruiter informed me that they…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


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