Why External Recruiters Have a Reputation Problem….

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Total Rewards, Working With Recruiters

This kid wants to intern for Seth Godin.  To heck with that, I want to intern for Harry Joiner… The Marketing Headhunter speaks the truth: "Do recruiters have a bad reputation?  In my experience, "YES" — and one of the main  reasons is that the contingency recruiting business pays recruiters $1,000-2,000/month draw versus straight commission.  That’s a run rate of …

Social Media 101: Managing Your Digital Footprint in the Recruiting Game….

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

With the advent of social media (okay, so we’re passed the actual advent, but with the exception of the TechCrunch founder NOT reading this, we can all agree that we’re just heading into the social media scene), recruiting and HR are taking some exciting turns. It’s like an adventure that we never quite figure out, except in hindsight. And while …

Here Are Our Candidates For An Open HR Spot – Who Would You Pick?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

We’re filling a HR Coordinator spot on our team to handle a good bit of the transactional load for the department.  Interesting selection, we really didn’t have anyone in our networks, so of course we posted it to all the normal boards – Monster, local SHRM organization. As a result, we got hit with 150-200 applicants.  It’s a direct report …

Get Off Your Can and Start Sourcing Unique Candidates…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I recently had a recruiting professional reach out to me for some advice; for the sake of this discussion, let’s call her Mary.   Mary has been a recruiter for 10 years, and really strictly focused on the recruiting end of the spectrum, never really the sourcing end.  She’s skimmed the top of the barrel and had luck finding candidates, but …

Controlling Employee Turnover – Does It Help to Throw “Cold Water” on the Candidate?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Retention

Everyone knows that realistic job previews are the way to go with your candidates – unless the environment you are selling is a total crapamatic 400…at which point you might want to think about a new gig/company/client/<fill in the blank>… But I digress.  Back to the point.  Realistic job previews – GOOD.  Selling candidates without providing any real world data …