If you want to fill a job, hire someone with the skills to do it. If you want a companion, go to eHarmony – in your own time!
I had a friend who was rejected for a job that seemed perfect. She was told that they selected someone who was a better fit. There was no explanation. What does it mean – this fabled “fit”? One thing is for sure, it is an often mystical final step in the recruiting process that can turn superb qualifications and references into a pile of nothing!
I love this time of year. Now that we’re through the year-end buildup, talent acquisition professionals look bright-eyed to industry trends to see the latest and greatest to execute their 2012 plans. Like every other year, there have been predictions and promises about where we’re going, so I’m taking this opportunity to share my predictions. I don’t have a crystal ball, but after 20 years in this industry, watching the patterns and taking the journey, more than a few of my inklings have rang true, and some have certainly not…
Over the past two years, I have connected with many professionals who are using the internet to promote their businesses. Every now and then someone emails me a tip, a website, or a fun tidbit they have come across in their own internet research. My thanks to Jarrett Galloway for the following tidbit.
The nightmare that is plaguing many companies as the economy recovers is the lack of skilled workers. There is no one cause for the shortages but a significant driver is the loss of Baby Boomer brain power. But the good news is that there can be a happy ending.
Read and practice what is written below and you will likely make more placements
Over the years we have stressed that branding creates an impression of how you are perceived by your candidates and clients. Never-the-less, most recruiters do little or nothing to enhance on how they are perceived by their candidates and spend most of their time romancing clients and chasing "me too job orders."