Bill martineau's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Taking the Mystery out of the process – companies trying to catch up

As a 3rd party recruiter I’ve talked with my client companies and candidates about how one of my major roles is to take the fear and mystery out of the interviewing process and to fill that void with information and certainty. Well it now looks like some companies may finally be getting around to understanding the benefit.

In doing some recent marketing research I found one company that actually spelled out their process for candidates on their website, and even explained both the… Continue

Added by bill martineau on February 23, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

We Can Pay Relocation.....Never Meant So Little

I know it’s not my imagination, because I’ve seen it with my own eyes…companies are filling positions with less than ideal candidates (not all of the skills, not the depth and breadth of experience, etc) to avoid paying for relocation.

It’s amazing; companies are still insisting that they are committed to getting the best possible person and are willing to pay relocation expenses to get them. However, as we continue to put candidates in process that would require relocation they… Continue

Added by bill martineau on February 3, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow

With more and more companies reducing headcount a trend has emerged that has me baffled. As you might expect we’ve targeted companies that are performing poorly because they are easier to recruit from since logically many more people are looking to “jump ship”, but what we’ve seen is that while many of these potential candidates are expecting to be let go the are actually waiting around for it to happen.

The big reason….the severance package…Huh?

Yes it seems the belief of… Continue

Added by bill martineau on February 2, 2009 at 9:11am — 4 Comments


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