Recruiter inside voice: “You hear those papers shuffling in the background? That’s me frantically trying to find your resume, but in the mean time I’m going to seamlessly small talk until I remember who the hell you are.”
Candidate inside voice: “Seriously? You called me yesterday, jack-wagon.”
If you’re part of #FOTNation, chances are North of 100% that you have:
- Conducted a candidate search
- Been on the receiving end of a candidate search
Hopefully, your answer is “both.” There is no better training for a recruiter than to have been recruited at some point. Most of us have heard the complaints about “no call backs,” “no feedback,” or even a lack of understanding of the very position for which you are sourcing. But if you haven’t been on the other end of the phone for a while, you may have also forgotten some of the insensitive things we do when sourcing candidates.
Read the whole post over at HRHardball (an FOT contributor blog).
John Whitaker (“Whit”) has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years – pharma, device, biopharma, hospital, dental, and now anesthesiology – perhaps he should settle down somewhere? As EVP and Chief People Officer at National Partners in Healthcare, he’s helping to create the culture of a company that will improve the lives of anyone needing a surgical procedure.
Like most Texans, he loves to tell a story (especially those that include an armadillo or a poker game) and cutting through the chaff…don’t take it personal. So if you find yourself craving a down-home colloquialism, tune in for Whit’s monthly installment on FOT, connect on LinkedIn, or follow him @HR_Hardball.