Staffing in the 1970s and 1980s... Evolution of Recruiting

Compensation Data Facts - What's What in Compensation



History of staffing continued... Imagine what it was like to be a recruiter in the early days without the use of computers, email, cell phones or internet. Recruiting offices overflowed with filing cabinets full of resumes in manila folders that were organized by index cards sorted alphabetically. Every resume had to be copied from the original, which was either typed up or mailed. Resumes were submitted to the hiring manager in person or by fax.

The process a recruiter followed to source candidates was pretty standard:
• Check your availability list
• Go to other recruiters and have them check their availability lists
• If nobody had candidates, go the file cabinet for that skill and pull out as many resumes as you could find
• Call every resume until you secure enough qualified candidates to submit for the job.

It was all about developing relationships and constantly  farming your stable  of good viable candidates. The sense of urgency had to be extreme and any recruiter that didn’t feel pressured ALL of the time was doomed to fail. 

More tomorrow...

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Comment by on July 28, 2016 at 7:39pm

this sounds horrible, TG recruiting has innovated

Comment by Jackye Clayton on August 2, 2016 at 4:00pm

Wow - this is very interesting stuff. And no, I did not know!

Comment by Tiffany Branch on August 4, 2016 at 9:31am

I'd bet better hires were made the old fashioned way. technology is great, makes things faster and more streamlined, but I still feel that the "human" aspect is lacking with our current processes. 

Comment by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on August 4, 2016 at 10:42am

Tiffany, totally agree about the personal touch. Building relationships is what keeps recruiters in business. 


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