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Recruiting & Candidate Development

Candidate Development is especially critical in recruitment. Even if it's an entry level position, candidates still need to be developed, coached and prepared. Some candidates need hand holding. Some need to be groomed. They can have top notch skills but interview horribly. Or they can have a hard time quantifying and qualifying their experience. At this point some extra hand holding comes in handy. This section holds article addressing all these nuances. Also find updated information on the recruiting trends, insights, tools or resources.
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Everything That’s Wrong with Contingency Contracts and Some Ways To Fix It

I imagine at some point back in the 60’s and 70’s the concept of providing recruiting services under a contingency arrangement made sense. Back then many “employment agencies,” as they were known, were exactly that: clearing houses for local companies they held established relationships with.

Read more: Everything That’s Wrong with Contingency Contracts and Some Ways To Fix It

Professionals & Executives in Mexico: Building Your Personal Career Brand in 2013

From 2009 to 2011 we witnessed the negative impact of the recession on an enormous amount of people from individual contributors to senior executives in Mexico.  Most every industry and functional group was hammered with the terrible news of layoffs, downsizings, rightsizings and operational shut downs.

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5 Tips for More Efficient Recruiting

Generating a solid set of sources, techniques, and people to generate job candidates is a great beginning for the recruiting process. Developing a stellar recruiting team is just as important as locating stellar candidates, however, and better recruiting skills lead to more efficient hiring.

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The Fastest Way to Make a Placement

(Hint: It's Spelled E - I - O)

The other day, a recruiter told me she needed to make a placement NOW.

She had an existing job order, plus a candidate she was ready to present her client. However, she was getting bogged down with the resume routine: Submit. Wait. Get feedback.

Did I have any suggestions?

Read more: The Fastest Way to Make a Placement

The Candidate Pool is Larger than You Think

Let's play a game, shall we? It's called, Pick the Most Qualified Candidate!

For this game, we'll say the position is for a Buyer role (a senior level position) for a fashion retailer based out of its NYC corporate offices.

Read more: The Candidate Pool is Larger than You Think

HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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