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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…

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

Recruiting the Sales Way

Successful corporate recruiting requires focus, time, and hard work.  Companies that are very successful finding the top candidates understand that attracting candidates is a sales process.  The amount of effort put into the search for the right candidate is reflected in the quality of candidates presented for interviews.  Are your company’s hiring managers frustrated in the quality of candidate received?  Do they constantly request the aid of search firms (who understand Recruiting is…

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Added by Bill Humbert on May 30, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Attracting Passive Candidates?

When I attend recruiting conferences and Human Resource meetings nationwide, inevitably the conversation works its way to attracting the Holy Grail of recruitment – the Passive Candidate.

 

It is valuable to listen carefully to that person’s definition of whom the Passive Candidate is.  Generally companies define the Passive Candidate as someone who is doing a job at a high level within another company; and is perfectly content to remain…

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Added by Bill Humbert on May 4, 2011 at 11:05am — 8 Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - Recruitment Process Improvement – Requisition Approval Process

As the Toyota Production System and Lean process improvement have repeatedly demonstrated, there is waste in many processes. In order to be more efficient and more productive, it is important to identify and remove the waste. The people who generally are best to identify the waste are the people involved in making the process work. When you see or hear frustration in their voices, you know the…

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Added by Bill Humbert on February 19, 2010 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

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In many companies an employee excels and is promoted to a management position. A new employee requisition is opened and Human Resources begins sourcing candidates. Then the manager reviews the resumes and begins to interview candidates. Where in the process has this new manager been taught how to interview effectively?



Why is this… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on January 25, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

2010 Job Growth Prediction

As a professional recruiter since 1981, I have now experienced four recessions that impacted my profession. As a result of my experience, I have developed the “Recruiter Economic Barometer”. It may not be as scientific as other economic barometers but it has proven very effective.

Typically when companies are anticipating a slow down or hiring freeze, they either assign their corporate recruiters to other duties or lay them off. The contingent recruiting industry tends to wash the third… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on January 9, 2010 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - Impressive Interviewing

You can imagine what a daunting task it is to write a blog on a topic that has generated enough books to pave the way from St. Louis to San Diego. However since this blog is another in the series of high level blogs on Recruitment Strategy Development, it must be done.



Is interviewing taken seriously in corporate America? If it were, hiring managers would be trained to be more effective in the interviewing process. As a matter of fact, trained and “certified” hiring managers from… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - The Dreaded Job Description

In our last blog, “Recruitment Strategy Development – The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets Hired”, we discussed if a Hiring Manager has not been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select a qualified candidate.



For the purposes of Recruitment Strategy Development, RecruiterGuy ties the job description and the interviewing process together. Why? The job description should be specific enough that the skills required to be successful are crystal clear… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 14, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets Hired

That may get your attention. Generally when RecruiterGuy presents to groups on the topic of interviewing, people ask about the interviewing process.



How many times have you sat in an interview and wondered, “How will this person (the Hiring Manager) be able to determine if I am the best qualified candidate? Instead of probing my experience, capabilities, and motivations, he/she just asked me what kind of tree I would choose to be.” Obviously the person advocating that type of… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 8, 2009 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Strategy Development – Applicant Tracking Systems

So far we have discussed why you should develop a recruitment strategy, corporate and third party sourcing and recruiting. Now that you know how you will source candidates, how will you store their resumes? In this blog RecruiterGuy discusses Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).



To define applicant tracking systems in their simplest terms, they are an automated system that allows you to store resumes and candidate information, retrieve resumes, candidate process tracking, and develop… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on September 1, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Successful Third Party Recruiting Relationships

RecruiterGuy has been on all three sides of the recruiting process. Three sides? Sure, I’ve been a third party recruiter, a corporate recruiting manager, and a candidate.



Today we are discussing the use of third party recruiters as a sourcing and recruiting partner. Wait! Stop rolling your eyes! Remember I’ve been on both sides of the desk. Currently as a contract recruitment consultant often I am on both sides in the same company.



Why would you want to include contingent,… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Successful Third Party Recruiting Relationships

RecruiterGuy has been on all three sides of the recruiting process. Three sides? Sure, I’ve been a third party recruiter, a corporate recruiting manager, and a candidate.



Today we are discussing the use of third party recruiters as a sourcing and recruiting partner. Wait! Stop rolling your eyes! Remember I’ve been on both sides of the desk. Currently as a contract recruitment consultant often I am on both sides in the same company.



Why would you want to include contingent,… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 28, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development – Corporate Sourcing

RecruiterGuy has noticed over the years that the words “recruit” and” source” are sometimes used interchangeably. Sourcing is certainly part of the recruiting process, and you may be communicating with candidates during the sourcing process, but it is not “recruiting”. It is the candidate introduction step of the process.



For the purpose of Recruitment Strategy Development we will separate corporate sourcing from third party sourcing. This blog covers corporate sourcing. Depending on… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on August 26, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Why Develop a Recruitment Strategy?

Recruiting is a Sales process. It is very dynamic. Recruiting today is driven by your competition, by technology (Facebook, Twitter, Internet Postings), and more importantly by the economy. Every 8 to 10 years our economy goes into an economic correction called a recession. You can plan for a recession if you watch the signs.



There is an interesting impact in this particular recession. Since 2003 different groups have been discussing the potential impact of the retirement of the Baby… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on June 22, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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