Recruit Like Dr. Phil – The Art of “Coaching” The Candidate…

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Every recruiter worth his or HER salt has to coach a candidate (or HM) at some point. We cajole, criticize, encourage and curse hype up our candidates. Helping them get through to the right person and make a great impression are only half the battle if you are candidate centric (which I am). Here are some times when the coach …

Stop Wasting My Time With Your Great References!!!

timtolan Interviewing, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

I think many of our clients (and the vast majority of employers) really view the reference and background checks as part of their “back-end” process and invest little time performing a detailed reference on a candidate they are ready to engage in the offer stage. It’s sort of “let’s get this out of the way” so we can “check the …

The Economy’s Depressing – Like Grandma Eating Cat Food Depressing….

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You know, everyone’s held off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty evident that we are in a recession, as noted by these trends: –GE missed their profit targets last week.  When the company that gave the talent world Forced Ranking misses their targets, what hope is there for the more huggable? —Recruiter jobs are down, as reported …

Candidates Who Are “Twits”- Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Whether you are a recruiter or a HR pro, you look at resumes all day.  More and more, we’re exposed to candidates who have digital profiles and footprints as well  – which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Lisa Barone’s recent post on Twittering, and whether that’s a positive for a candidate you are considering for one …

Check Out RecruitingBlogs.com….

Kris Dunn Recruiting

Here’s a site worth a long look – RecruitingBlogs.com.. The brainchild of one of the godfathers of 3rd party recruiting, Jason Davis, RecruitingBlogs.com is a social network for anyone who recruits.  Sign up and you get the chance to create your own page, and if you are feeling like a total renegade, you can even start your own blog… Thus …

Man Bites Dog, Recruiters and HR Living in Mutual Respect and Harmony….

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Most people don’t know it, but HR is not just a tough job. It’s a tough industry. And just like every other industry, there are specialties and verticals and technologies to master. As a third party recruiter, my initial (you might say natural state) was to feel stymied and frustrated by the HR Pros who “stood in my way” when …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …

Pick Up the Phone, Dammit!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Tolan

It is truly amazing how many tools, databases, associations and other on-line resources we all have to find and locate great talent.  I can NOT imagine what it must have been like 25-30 years ago in the executive search business.  Manually tracking resumes, interview notes – not to mention keeping track of sourcing candidates AND ONLY using pen and paper! …

Thanks for Coming In to Interview – We’ll Start With Monotone, Followed by My Phone Ringing…

Jessica Lee Culture, Interviewing, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

All right. So, I’m kind of superficial. I’ll admit it. Appearance, presentation and overall packaging mean a lot to me and I believe they make a pretty big impact. Even when it comes to interviewing, I feel like I represent my company and therefore, I want to make a great impression on candidates. I put on a suit for most …