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Too good for job boards?

This is an article that Neil Lebovits of Dynamic Scale recently had published in The Fordyce Letter.  Neil is the former president of Ajilon Finance, one of the nations largest Accounting/Finance recruitment firms.

I cannot believe how many of my clients/followers tell me that they don’t or won’t use job boards because their clients either won’t pay for job board candidates or don’t want to see job board candidates. Many tell me with a gleeful condescension that…

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 2:18pm — 9 Comments

What will LinkedIn become?

LinkedIn is a dream tool (for now).  Having the ability to view up to date resumes (or profiles), being automatically notified of job changes, being connected through contacts/groups, etc. is a recruiters Nirvana.  But like anything that works, you have to work it.  However, being a public company can often times cloud decisions making them based on quarterly numbers rather then core.  Where are they going and what will they look like in 12 months? 

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Have/would you pay a "signing bonus" to a candidate to get a deal done?

I'm hearing about this more and more and would be interested to see what's going on with RBC.

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 10:15am — 15 Comments

You want more business; be inflexible. That's right...I said it.

When I ran a search firm the number one conversation around the watercooler was fees; clients trying to reduce them.  They'd site competition, the economy, whatever.  My response was always the same; NO, unless there was exclusivity, volume or some other circumstance that compensated the reduction. The principle is simple: the belief that the value received from my service is far greater than the fee itself.

It goes something like this: After having a 20 minute conversation with a…


Posted on February 13, 2012 at 4:00pm

7 Habits of Highly Effective Recruiters

  1. Passion - Everyone loves and is attracted to passion.  If you're not, find another job.
  2. Planning - If you don't you will fail.
  3. Organized - You know how easy and productive your life is if you are; if you aren't...good luck.
  4. Efficiency - Use every tool available to source clients and candidates.  Your competition is and if you don't, they will win.
  5. Honesty…

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 12:30pm

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At 8:37am on January 30, 2008, Nick Araco, Jr., Esq. said…
Hi Chris -- I am here in Philadelphia and run the Business Consulting practices for RSM McGladrey. I woul dlike to learn more about your firm.


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