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Recruiting vs. Human Resources (Different DNA)

I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. I have been trying to think of the right way to say it without upsetting the majority of people that would be reading this. But the topic is about the differences between HR and Recruiting. I have been in recruiting for almost 10 years and I have had the opportunity to work with many great HR people. (Interesting side note: the more experienced the HR person is, the more they agree with the point I am about to make).

I have been… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

How to set up a Talent Acquisition Department?

A friend of mine recently asked me how I would set up a Talent Acquisition organization for a $4Billion, 21,000 employee company. Here was my response...

The first thing I would do is define what our revenue per employee number looks like. In this case, it is $190,476. ($4B/21,000)…


Posted on October 31, 2007 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Something that is bothering me....

I attended a recruiting event last night. I don't remember who said the following statment but I was shocked that anyone would say such a thing regarding our profession or industry.

"We are a support group for the company" by referring to their internal recruiting organization.

My thoughts....

Recruiting is the lifeline of any company. Without a steady flow of new talent and the management of talent, any company will not succeed to its highest potential. Recruiting is…


Posted on October 31, 2007 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

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