Recruiters Don’t Own Executive Recruiting…

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Executive Search, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Sourcing, Trench HR

Ah, the internal executive search assignment—for some corporate recruiters, it’s the pinnacle of the talent acquisition world. Goodbye, days of customer service rep phone screens and hello, exploratory dinners and intriguing “meetings over drinks.” I think a bunch of talent acquisition pros dream of the day when they get the call to fill a senior VP or C level impact …

“Small Worlds” Thinking: Breakin’ Down the Talent Pools…

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Influence, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Science, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Need some Recruiting & Sourcing Juice to get you going these days?  Feel like you’re connecting with lots of people in the Talent Pool, but they’re not yielding the information you’d like (referrals, intel, leads, “word on the street”, etc.)?  Perhaps it’s time to step back and think about the structure of the Talent Pool itself . . . Before …

5 Reasons a CEO Should Never Take the Lead on Selling…

timtolan Business Development, Executive Search, Leadership, Performance, Tim Tolan, War for Talent

Let’s think about the title of this post for a moment, shall we? I’m not implying that CEOs shouldn’t be involved in selling – in fact, I think they should. What this rant really is about though is taking the road-less-traveled based on a conversation I recently had with a candidate. His CEO was the self-appointed (or annointed) go-to-sales-guy, and his actions negatively impacted the entire sales team …

Shady Recruiting Practice or Fair Game? You Decide.

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Executive Search, HR Vendors, Jessica Lee, Recruiting, Trench HR

I seem to be experiencing an onslaught of shady business practices from recruiting vendors of late. Maybe there’s a sign on my back that says “Kick me!” that I just don’t know about, or maybe some businesses are feeling desperate… but I thought I’d share a recent one for you to weigh in on. I am lucky enough in that …

Managing Talent Should Work Like Pandora…

Paul Hebert Candidate Pool, Executive Search, HR Tech, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis

I googled the crap out of this but can’t find a single link that talks about talent management, recruiting or anything in the HR space that works like Pandora does for music. Maybe I’m all wet. Maybe I should have checked with Josh Letourneau. Maybe it’s a bagillion dollar idea that I’m giving away here but… Talent Management and Recruiting …

Mythbusters: Executive Search Edition…

admin Audacious Ideas, Bob Corlett, Executive Search, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Dear Corporate HR Friends, You know that tough job opening that’s been on your books a while now? The one with the hard-to-find skills and a hard-to-please hiring manager?   Why haven’t you engaged an executive search firm yet?  (Was it the mind-boggling cost? No definitive timeline for results?  Uncertainty about getting any results?  Or perhaps your last experience just didn’t …