FOT Endorses: RecruitingBlogs.com vs. Fordyce Letter Network…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Who to endorse during this campaign season?  Recruiting Blogs or ERE?  The question’s inspired by various dustups inside the circle and by this post over at Cheezhead.  From Cheezhead: "Too bad I didn’t predict a Jason Davis (former Recruiting.com emcee and current Recruiting Blogs Pied Piper) – David Manaster (fighter in ERE’s corner) throwdown, ’cause that’s how it’s shakin’ out. …

Is Dara Torres Available for Hire After Beijing? Athletes Do It Better in the Workplace…

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Jessica Lee, Recruiting, Sourcing

I have Olympic fever. There’s just something really magical about watching athletes at their peak pitted against each other in a quest to be crowned as the best in their sport. The sweat, the occasional tears, the look of determination in their eyes… it’s inspiring. But after an athlete has passed their prime, where do they go? For the select, …

My Candidate’s Start Date? Like Bon Jovi, I’m Living On a Prayer…

timtolan Making Offers, Onboarding, Recruiting, Tim Tolan

I’m dying here… let me explain. We were retained to find a COO for a leading Nashville healthcare services company. Did I say niche player?  Didn’t think so. That means there are NOT hundreds of people who meet the clients’ requirements. We’re talking about that elusive “purple squirrel”. We launched the search with much fanfare (as usual) and started the …

The Usual Suspects – Agencies that Supply Contractors…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Working With Recruiters

Something we haven’t talked a lot about at FOT is contractors, and the agencies that provide these services on demand.  To define what I’m talking about, I’m NOT talking about a temp agency.  I’m talking about high-end shops that provide contractors to fill a need in your organization, usually in the tech world.  Since I work for a software company, …