Paul Alfred's Blog (15)

Hiring Expectations ...

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had some time to sit down and put some thoughts on paper. Now that I had a chance to think about it, hiring expectations seemed like a common problem recruiting professionals run into from time to time.…


Added by Paul Alfred on September 29, 2013 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

Yes, Great Resume, Oops, Oh no, Communication Skills!

So you are on the lookout for that hardcore technology developer with the 2 skills your Client is calling you down every day about; “Paul where are you on that search …? We are really under a lot of pressure …” You drop everything again, to re-focus on the search and finally;  in the depths of a search, through 5…


Added by Paul Alfred on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

The Recruiters the Movie – How would you write the Script?

With all of the straight and narrow, by the book, out of the box, sane and insane, crazy and not so crazy personalities that make up the $500 Billion dollar Global Recruitment Industry we call home – I thought where is our Boiler Room,…


Added by Paul Alfred on April 16, 2011 at 1:07pm — 16 Comments

Blogs, Responses & Hurt feelings …

I had the pleasure of being invited as a Guest on the Recruiting Animal Blogtalk Radio Show – after getting thoroughly prepped by Animal the day before and listening to previous episodes;  it seemed that I would have to adopt an aggressive stance- not my normal calm consulting demeanour.   But I loved it – I brought my…


Added by Paul Alfred on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — 30 Comments

What If ?

I am currently doing some market research for one of the Portal Applications I am currently working on  and needed to pick your minds from a Marketing perspective.  Any thoughts, questions would be welcomed.  I am tied to a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) and I can’t get into too much detail.  Here goes..:

What if there was a Global Portal that allowed Recruiters to identify…


Added by Paul Alfred on February 16, 2011 at 8:07pm — 22 Comments

What if the Unemployed possessed Killer Recruiter Skills?

The holidays are right around the corner where it’s now a time to reflect on the year that is near its end and, 2011, the new year to come. A time to get together with close friends and family and perhaps ... A time to think of those not so fortunate - where volunteering to help those in need might be a reminder of how thankful and grateful we should be..., for what we do have.…


Added by Paul Alfred on December 12, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Social Media Talk Radio...!

“We would like to welcome iAm deGuru from Social Media Really Inc., to The Let’s Talk Social Media Radio Show; and to all my current and new Listeners tuning in on the web from around the world I am your friendly host AllEars Willspeak ... Daammn do we have a show for you today ... Our lines are lit up and folks, we are ready to get it onnnn ... So…


Added by Paul Alfred on December 5, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

On the Trail for “Qualified” Candidates ...!

You just got off the phone from a Client who has not had the need to call you in 8 months a…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 28, 2010 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

And now You’re Director of Talent Management!

Its 5 am on Monday morning and you’re up ... But Holdup! (My Jamaican expression for wait a minute) You don’t get up this early on a Monday for work, after all you’re one of the Recruitment Player Veterans who normally strolls in at 10am for work after you’ve had your work out at the gym, Juice, coffee and bagel with cream cheese; oh yea let`s not forget your morning newspaper...…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 21, 2010 at 11:47am — 9 Comments

Preparing for Counter Offers before they Occur!

Slouch’s blog post on “ A Counter Offer of Biblical Proportions” enticed me to share some thoughts on why it’s important to deal with the Counter Offer issue very early on in the recruitment cycle; regardless of whether or not your candidate will get a Counter Offer.…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 17, 2010 at 9:38am — 35 Comments

Is your Professional and Personal Identity online the same and why?

Lets paint the scene with a little fiction ...

Jane a Manager of HR for a prestigious advertising firm had finally been given the go ahead from the HR…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 11, 2010 at 12:42pm — 12 Comments

Why we Blog!

I’d assume that we blog on this Forum to share thoughts on the Recruiting Industry as it applies to our experiences of it. Hopefully, we get a chance to share, question, agree, disagree, learn and yes even debate the ideas proposed by its members.…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 2, 2010 at 3:39pm — 12 Comments

LinkedIn... Its’ Unorthodox Use Revealed!

The creators of LinkedIn developed this Social Media Business Network to allow its users to connect to a network of your Trusted Professional contacts where you can make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. They also go on to say:

“We believe that in a global connected economy, your success as a professional and your competitiveness as…


Added by Paul Alfred on March 6, 2010 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

A Day in the Life of a “Killer” Recruiter!

Thought I would share a bit with the Corporate HR world on how far we go to deliver the right Candidates to our Clients and what we do day in and day out to close candidates. A member of my recruitment team had to break down the numbers as to why the $83k/yr job was not as valuable as the $70k/yr role. Yes he pulled him away from the current opportunity and re-close him on the role that…


Added by Paul Alfred on March 1, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Is the IT Recruiting Industry dead yet?

Don't be alarmed ... What better way to write my first blog on this site than to start with a Bang! I ask the question not from the perspective of a Professional working in the industry but from the New IT Venture perspective.

With powerful Social media tools liked LinkedIn, Twitter, and tons more how

long would it take me to plug into a Network of IT Project Managers, J2EE

Developers QA Specialists Release Managers, Mobile App…


Added by Paul Alfred on February 11, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments


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