Wed March 16, 2011 is my 4th anniversary show.

I am personally asking you 4 tips 4 recruiters.


You can arrange to call your tip in - in which case you wd have to defend it --

Or you can just give it to me via the comments on this blog. 

I will pass it on to the callers and we will discuss it on our own.


The Recruiting Animal Show

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Comment by Alasdair Murray on March 15, 2011 at 2:10pm
My tip stems from once reading on a blog somewhere (I think it was on here) a recruiter say “The company paying my fee is the client, not the candidate” My response was that the candidate is your most valuable commodity. They are your lifeblood. No candidates = no fee. Treat them with the respect they deserve and they may well look to you to be their mentor throughout their career – i.e. pick up the phone to you every time they want to move jobs, maybe even recommend friends. Treat them badly and they will never deal with you again and bad mouth you at every opportunity.
Comment by Sandra McCartt on March 15, 2011 at 2:14pm
Do not piss off HR.
Comment by Recruiting Animal on March 15, 2011 at 2:16pm
Do you want to call that in or shd I pass it on?
Comment by Craig Silverman on March 15, 2011 at 2:20pm
Focus on quality. Don't push paper. Match candidates to needs and don't waste your Client's time. Just like Gordon Ramsey in his restaurants, if you don't set high standards and then live by them you will not get repeat customers.
Comment by Kathleen Smith on March 15, 2011 at 2:23pm
You are not solving world hunger and many of us aren't, so chill.
Comment by Paul Alfred on March 15, 2011 at 2:27pm

The Phone is your best friend

When cold calling have some info on the person being contacted, the need they have, the company you supported with similar needs, better if its the potential client's competition, why  are you different; Finally, ask to meet for a quick 15min coffee - you want to learn first hand about the Company..


Learn something from each call you make to pick up a new client.

Comment by Bill Ward on March 15, 2011 at 2:29pm

Choose clients wisely (only work with clients that your willing to stake your reputation on)

Do not replicate client sourcing efforts (post and pray).

Be completely transparent with candidates and make assessments in a timely manner (Don't leave candidates wondering where they are in the process) .

Never make your client look bad (If your client's flaky, deal with it directly, don't complain to your candidates)

Comment by Recruiting Animal on March 15, 2011 at 2:30pm
@Kathleen Isn't birth control the way to end world hunger? And it's already been invented. In fact, quite a while ago
Comment by Alasdair Murray on March 15, 2011 at 2:31pm
Jerry can I borrow ten pounds please?
Comment by Jerry Albright on March 15, 2011 at 2:32pm
You should have asked me in January.  I've lost 20 pounds since then....


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