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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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GAY RECRUITING - LGBT Staffing Critical to a Diversity Strategy

Martin deCampoThe facts:  the Annual Value of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Market is $625 Billion USD and represents a diverse population that simply will not and should not be ignored.  Other stats will simply astound you!  Consider that the Average Household Income of LGBT households exceeds $58,624 (45% above national average!), and Lesbian households have an Average Household Income of $45,755 (28% above national average!). 

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Brains, Brawn and Bravado; Incentives to Hire the “Experienced”

On the occasion of Mark Zuckerberg’s 30th birthday, I am yet again painfully reminded about the dilemma faced by experienced professionals in today’s job market.  As plaudits and posts pile up to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Facebook’s founder, highly talented professionals of every discipline and field go ignored by the nation’s employers because they are considered dead or dying. 

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The 600 lb. position opening in the room

The critical position for which you are recruiting has been open longer than anyone likes.  The issues and challenges that the hired candidate will manage are an increasing burden on the already short staff.  No one wants to say so but people are muttering that this person must not exist. You are starting to have a growing sense of futility in your best efforts. Those directly affected by this open position are turning up the heat.

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Your Big Placement Just Blew Up! ... Your Big Biller Just Quit....

 

.... So What are YOU Going to Do About It?

 

You have just spent the last 7 weeks doing an in-depth search, provided a short list of outstanding candidates, were persistent with your client to drive the process forward, acted as a therapist to your finalist candidate, and he ultimately gets an offer and accepts the position...CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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“God, I hate recruiters!”

It was Sunday, so I was not in work mode at all. In fact I was watching my son trial for a Sydney Representative cricket team, and my mind was on him bowling fast and batting straight.

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF

 

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