Hi All - I'm Russ,
I guess for a while you can call me "Russ the Rookie" as I'm so green to here. My Friends call me "RussRecruits", If you pay my bills, you can call me what you want - your the customer!
I thought to best way to jump in from day one would be to produce a Blog. I'm on a new challenge you see, and some of you may find it interesting to hear the view of a long established "Agency guy" to a dedicated "Internal Recruiter". Then again you may not...
Most of you Stateside will know the hook-line - "It was so good I bought the Company..." - well my No. 1 client did just that - the bought me.
The intention, cut back on recruitment agency fees and get a Grad programme running, build a recruitment website and help the odd grade A software customer find hard to get staff.
The reality... here’s the blog so far...
Your Seen as an Income Drain....
....to all but the directors who have not had to sign a recruiters invoice for six months with all internal posts filled & a surplus pool of candidates that my recruiting skills are now placing with our customers. My yearly salary was paid for with my first 3 hires......
"Its not a hard job like mine...." (The Classic)
Really? Understanding the unique requirements of a Windchill consultant as well as finding one eligible to work in Europe, and available today, using only Linkedin & the net (IE No Job Boards) is easy....?
Ok - you sell / maintain / develop / provide - I ensure your CV got to the MD as well as not having egg on my face by being totally unsuitable. My skills are on trial with every applicant.....
Your on your own Matey...
I sure am. Understandable as no one in the company does what I do - and no one apart from fellow Recruiters finds what I do interesting.
Your on your own Matey...
I sure am. And boy was it the best move I made. With every hire the Directors trust me more - I feel more and more part of the company’s success. I've never been aproached by outsiders in other roles like I am with this one, and its a sign I must being doing OK.
Popping into HO and seeing the office fill more and more with your finds is a feeling you just cannot beat. Very rare in my agency days as most clients locked the doors if you wanted to visit!
A great company to work for..
Really helps. OK, there are some hiccups and I am not top of the priority list - but I do have a good approachable boss who is willing to admit that this is new to them, and it was never going to be an easy option.
Loyalty is not common in recruiting.
I think that’s a good start - to be honest there’s so much more... but I guess that’s what blogging’s for and enough not to bore you.
Watch this space ( I hope) .