Bill martineau's Blog – February 2008 Archive (3)

Dating analogy valuable tool with client companies as well

We’ve all heard and understand how the process of dating equates nicely to the interview process. Hell, someone even wrote a book about it. As a recruiter I’ve used the dating process as an analogy for the interview and offer process with candidates for over twenty years. Mostly because it works so well to help candidates understand the emotions that they are going through and deal with them more effectively so they won’t interfere with their decision making process. However, in working with a… Continue

Added by bill martineau on February 26, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Why recruiting searches fail

Recruiters are great (can you tell I’m a recruiter). Seriously though when companies need people, people that they can’t find or find fast enough companies call their trusty recruiter, and expect that they will fill the need quickly. Of course sometimes it works just that way…other times…not so much. The question that needs to be asked is why did it fail?

As we know sometimes the company picks the wrong recruiter (your competition), they utilize the wrong search…


Added by bill martineau on February 14, 2008 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

The problem with relocation

If you ask almost any company about relocating new employees in today’s market they’ll probably tell you that they have no problem doing so, and in the same breath they’ll tell you that their recent experience with relocating candidates has been poor. Meaning that the candidates they been interviewing aren’t interested in moving, chose not to move once the process was complete (i.e. turned down the job), or have been making excessive demands on the…


Added by bill martineau on February 5, 2008 at 10:53am — No Comments


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