31
MAR
2010

Top 7 Attributes Needed to be a Superstar Recruiter Today

It always has been a little mystifying to figure out what makes a top-notch recruiter.  Why are some recruiters unable to hook a candidate or seal a deal while others can?  What does a great recruiter look like?  What are the basic attributes needed of every recruiter to ensure top pe
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29
MAR
2010

A Recruiter’s Conundrum: Who is my Real Customer?

In the world of business customer is king. But in the world of recruiting, the concept of “customer” isn’t always so clear. Who is the recruiter’s customer? Who does the recruiter serve? Is it the company that employs them? Is it the company that pays their fee
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25
MAR
2010

History vs. Hypothetical: What makes for the Best Interview Question?

There is lots of discussion out there about what are the most effective interview questions to truly uncover whether or not a candidate is most likely to succeed in your organization.  Let’s try a non-scientific experiment – Choose between two different approaches to the m
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17
MAR
2010

Anti-Social Media

I spent the day walking around the ERE Expo in San Diego on Tuesday, talking to technology vendors, recruiting agencies, and corporate recruiters alike.  It was interesting to see how enamored we all are with social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook just to name a few. B
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15
MAR
2010

Attracting Top Executive Talent Today and Tomorrow

Regardless of which generation you happen to be from, my guess is that you have seen or heard about the cartoon show The Jetsons. George Jetson would jump into his spaceship, fly off to work at Spacely Sprockets, sit at his desk, and play with a number of techno gadgets, eventually wo
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10
MAR
2010

Human Resources – A Necessary Evil!

I’m sure the title of this blog made the hair on most HR professionals necks rise.   Unfortunately the title is a direct quote that I received this week from the CEO of a $400 million company!   It was obvious that this particular individual really didn’t understand HR, Ta
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08
MAR
2010

An Impromptu Interview

I was sitting in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Sunday evening, getting ready to fly to Chicago to conduct a training session for recruiters, when two gentlemen sat down at the table next to me.   They began to loudly discuss the challenges they were facing in their jobs, the big
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04
MAR
2010

Banks Beware………..

The economic conditions over the past 2 years have caused companies across every industry to shed thousands of workers and restructure themselves into more efficient operations. The financial services industry was spared no agony even though many would blame the banks for our current
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02
MAR
2010

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

On Monday I was speaking with the head of talent acquisition at a large, Fortune 500 organization. We were discussing a candidate that was in process for a leadership position with the organization. The decision was made that this particular candidate, although very qualified, may not
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