Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

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The Bamboo Project Blog: What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Recruiting was second and IT infrastructure was third. Flickr photo via wonderwebby November 25, 2008 in career , Career Management 2.0 , empowerment , professional development | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself? Posted by: Britt Watwood | November 25, 2008 at 09:42 AM Michelle, This is so timely and spot on for people in prevention and social change.

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What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Recruiting was second and IT infrastructure was third. Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%.

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Recruiting was second and IT infrastructure was third. Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%.

Would You Pay Applicants to Interview? Not I.

Nobscot

This has served me pretty well throughout my years as a business professional, entrepreneur, recruiter, and HR Staffing Manager.Which makes me really scratch my head in wonder about the new employment website that requires companies to pay applicants simply for the benefit of When I hire new employees I look for people who are excited about the opportunity and not just in it for the money.

Six Steps to Company-Wide Adoption

Transparent Office

Recruit energetic champions across the organization. Social software is changing in ways that profoundly impact the way companies should approach adoption. A year ago, the focus was on individual technologies (wikis, blogs, RSS, etc.). We are rapidly evolving to more comprehensive solutions that integrate multiple technologies into unified platforms for enterprise interactions. That's the insight behind Socialtext 3.0 , and it's the level at which companies are implementing.

Sunday Link Love

Transparent Office

There are sections on Talent Management, Recruiting, and Training and Development. I typically don’t post anything on Sunday’s because most people don’t read Slacker Manager on Sundays, but today I thought I’d mix it up a bit and see what happens. I’m calling this Sunday Link Love, and I’ll give it a try the next few weeks to see if it’s worth doing.

Poaching Passive Job Seekers with a Business Card

Transparent Office

A business card Apple’s recruiters give out says simply: You’re amazing. The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports Apple’s newest way of hiring great employees is by poaching them from other companies. We should talk. That’d get me to at least make a phone call to set up a lunch meeting to learn more about the opportunity. I’m thinking in this down economy that many folks are feeling under-appreciated, undervalued, and probably even underpaid.

All Respect to the Company Directory

Transparent Office

They spend hours recruiting and screening candidates. The natural owner of a company directory is corporate HR, but IT vendors in that space are off frying bigger fish like ERP, recruiting management, and performance evaluation. If ever there was an application that doesn't get the respect it deserves, it's the company directory. I've spent most of the last week talking with Socialtext customers and prospects about our new People and Dashboard features.

Slow Hiring

Evil HR Lady

If they are trying to turn you away, they've got the wimpiest recruiter this side of the Mississippi! Recruiter does what it takes to bring in several qualified candidates 3. Recruiter starts looking for qualified candidates. Recruiter sets up several appointments with qualified candidates 5. Recruiter cringes, but goes forward. Recruiter puts all candidates on hold 10. Recruiter calls back all the candidates 13. I've started recruiting!"

I Haven't Complained About Recruiters Lately

Evil HR Lady

Let's start with the part where we pick on recruiters. In today's day of e-mail and voicemail, there is no reason why a recruiter can't take 30 seconds to send a form e-mail or leave a voicemail saying, "Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with us. I'm not a recruiter, after all. Conversely, if a recruiter requires a former manager to be listed, what proof do I have that you really were Bob's manager. "Hi, Here is my situation.

I Haven't Complained About Recruiters Lately

Evil HR Lady

Let's start with the part where we pick on recruiters. In today's day of e-mail and voicemail, there is no reason why a recruiter can't take 30 seconds to send a form e-mail or leave a voicemail saying, "Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with us. I'm not a recruiter, after all. Conversely, if a recruiter requires a former manager to be listed, what proof do I have that you really were Bob's manager. "Hi, Here is my situation.

Hire/Fire Authority

Evil HR Lady

I'm not a recruiter and I'll tell you that on my resume it states "managed team of." Not sure if this one is quite your ball of wax, but I'm looking for a way to say, as a positive statement, that I have had the authority/reponsibility of firing as well as hiring on my resume. Is there a better term to use? Ahh, excellent question. See, now I'm much less crabby since I no longer have 10.5 pounds of baby pummeling my ribcage.)

Attack at the top of the hill

SuccessFactors

Strategic HR Recruiting Go on the offense in the war for talent when your competition is hurt. Yes you hurt too but winning in business or in bike racing is a relative game – very relative. Of course you are stronger and feel more confident in your ability to sprint and attack when you are warmed up and […].

The war for talent goes global

SuccessFactors

Recruiting Talent in High Tech Few industries are so intensely engaged in the war for skilled people as is the high tech industry. Talent is everything. Microsoft and other powerhouses have been lobbying for more immigrant visas for skilled workers from abroad, which is illustrative of one way companies are dealing with the issue at hand – finding net new […].

Fired and Hired

Evil HR Lady

If it says in it that it's contingent on a reference check then mention to the recruiter that today was your last day with your former company and you are eager to start at their company. I've had interviews with a prospective employer and multiple discussions over the last month. The prospective employer said they would have an offer to me tomorrow (Thursday) 10/2.

Fired and Hired

Evil HR Lady

If it says in it that it's contingent on a reference check then mention to the recruiter that today was your last day with your former company and you are eager to start at their company. I've had interviews with a prospective employer and multiple discussions over the last month. The prospective employer said they would have an offer to me tomorrow (Thursday) 10/2.

Embarrassed To Be In HR

Evil HR Lady

Oh and the recruiter that says we remember names of people who turn down offers, why do you feel your time is more important than the candidates? I do agree that the recruiter who said they would hold it against someone who turned down a job offer is a jerk. If you are a good recruiter, you should be able to pull in quality candidates. Because he didn't accept the job," recruiter said.

Embarrassed To Be In HR

Evil HR Lady

Oh and the recruiter that says we remember names of people who turn down offers, why do you feel your time is more important than the candidates? I do agree that the recruiter who said they would hold it against someone who turned down a job offer is a jerk. If you are a good recruiter, you should be able to pull in quality candidates. Because he didn't accept the job," recruiter said.

Who Will Companies Hire?

Evil HR Lady

Fine, fine, fine, but if you've got affirmative action goals recruiting this way can make you over-represented in whatever hiring group you started with. (I So, if you are recruiting, you need to use many methods to source your candidates. I have often been told that employers hire people they know to fill positions before they pick someone qualified for the position. Is this true? if so are there companies that prohibit the hiring of friends of friends and relatives of relatives?

Who Will Companies Hire?

Evil HR Lady

Fine, fine, fine, but if you've got affirmative action goals recruiting this way can make you over-represented in whatever hiring group you started with. (I So, if you are recruiting, you need to use many methods to source your candidates. I have often been told that employers hire people they know to fill positions before they pick someone qualified for the position. Is this true? if so are there companies that prohibit the hiring of friends of friends and relatives of relatives?

Facility Closing

Evil HR Lady

I was recruited by a company, that after 4 months of employing me, announced plans to close the facility. Is a company required to disclose to an employee that it has plans to close the facility at which they were hired to work? In the all-employee meeting when the closure announcement was made it was stated that the decision to close this facility had been made more than 6 months earlier. It seems to me that at the very least common decency would dictate they tell me, but does the law?

Facility Closing

Evil HR Lady

I was recruited by a company, that after 4 months of employing me, announced plans to close the facility. Is a company required to disclose to an employee that it has plans to close the facility at which they were hired to work? In the all-employee meeting when the closure announcement was made it was stated that the decision to close this facility had been made more than 6 months earlier. It seems to me that at the very least common decency would dictate they tell me, but does the law?

It's Just Not Working

Evil HR Lady

The welcome, after the very aggressive recruiting, has been disappointing. Let's be honest when we are recruiting. She doesn't really want to go recruiting again. Expat question for you: I am recently hired by a large international Hospitality organization. Somebody hinted at the possibility that "the company had let me down" during my probation time and therefor could be found responsible for my relocation costs.

It's Just Not Working

Evil HR Lady

The welcome, after the very aggressive recruiting, has been disappointing. Let's be honest when we are recruiting. She doesn't really want to go recruiting again. Expat question for you: I am recently hired by a large international Hospitality organization. Somebody hinted at the possibility that "the company had let me down" during my probation time and therefor could be found responsible for my relocation costs.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

And, Recruitment 2.0 I know. It's a day late. Unless I get distracted and then it will be two days late.) I should be fired. In fact, this isn't the only reason I should be fired. Let that be our carnival theme: Reasons to fire Evil HR Lady. HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. I'm neither disabled nor over 40, so I'm not a likely candidate for a law suit. Therefore, I'm easy to fire.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

And, Recruitment 2.0 I know. It's a day late. Unless I get distracted and then it will be two days late.) I should be fired. In fact, this isn't the only reason I should be fired. Let that be our carnival theme: Reasons to fire Evil HR Lady. HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. I'm neither disabled nor over 40, so I'm not a likely candidate for a law suit. Therefore, I'm easy to fire.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Staffing or Recruiters : In house staffing departments are responsible for hiring. A good recruiter can make a manager's job so much easier. First I must say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog – it helped me a lot when I applied for a new job last year. Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department!

Hire/Fire Authority

Evil HR Lady

I'm not a recruiter and I'll tell you that on my resume it states "managed team of." Not sure if this one is quite your ball of wax, but I'm looking for a way to say, as a positive statement, that I have had the authority/reponsibility of firing as well as hiring on my resume. Is there a better term to use? Ahh, excellent question. See, now I'm much less crabby since I no longer have 10.5 pounds of baby pummeling my ribcage.)

A Lousy Raise

Evil HR Lady

Another note: we are in a niche market that's difficult to recruit for. Keep in mind, as well, that it's more expensive to recruit new hires than it is to keep the current ones happy. If you can't afford a 4% raise now, how are you going to afford to recruit, hire (at market rate) and train new employees?

Exiting an Employee

Evil HR Lady

It's much easier to retain someone than it is to recruit someone new for that very reason. I am a head-hunter. I like to think I am a good head-hunter (we are all deluded in some way, I suppose) and I try and help my clients and my candidates get the job (I do get a fee when I do that properly).

Exiting an Employee

Evil HR Lady

It's much easier to retain someone than it is to recruit someone new for that very reason. I am a head-hunter. I like to think I am a good head-hunter (we are all deluded in some way, I suppose) and I try and help my clients and my candidates get the job (I do get a fee when I do that properly).

I Show Up and It's the Wrong Job

Evil HR Lady

Recruiters are attempting to fill positions and they may think you are a better fit for a different position than the one you applied for. I am a 19 year old college student about to start my first internship tomorrow. In January of this year I began sending resumes out to various golf courses/clubs (I am a professional golf major). I had several interviews and was offered what I thought was the 1st assistant professional position at a local country club.

I Show Up and It's the Wrong Job

Evil HR Lady

Recruiters are attempting to fill positions and they may think you are a better fit for a different position than the one you applied for. I am a 19 year old college student about to start my first internship tomorrow. In January of this year I began sending resumes out to various golf courses/clubs (I am a professional golf major). I had several interviews and was offered what I thought was the 1st assistant professional position at a local country club.

A Misunderstood Disability

Evil HR Lady

Because if you sound drunk, to the recruiter on the phone you are drunk. Now, I realize this is all sorts of judgmental on the part of the recruiter. Please note, I am not judgmental because I am not a recruiter. As, I said, I'm not a recruiter, but I did play one for about 3 months. Granted, I was recruiting bank tellers (starting salary $8.56 Recruiter: This is Karen from Acme Corp. This is the hardest e-mail, esp.

HR=Dentists

Evil HR Lady

If you are asking because you are a recruiter, I recommend the direct approach. Firstly, thanks for proving that HR people are not truly evil - but are maligned, perhaps somewhat like dentists. Thanks for your blog, it's very interesting, and truly different. Secondly, an interesting question for you: If you met a random Joe Blow on the street, What 5-6 questions would you ask him to be able to predict his salary?

Easy Ways to Improve Your Healthcare Recruiting Process

Hireology

When I first heard this phrase our country was in the throes of the 2008 / 2009 financial crisis and things looked very bleak for our country. Recruitment Performance Metrics to Track. Formula: ( External recruiting costs* + Internal recruiting costs*)/ Total number of hires.

13 Top Recruiting Strategies to Use in 2020

Digital HR Tech

When it comes to recruiting strategies, it’s good to bet on multiple horses. And to increase your chances of winning in 2020, we’ve listed 13 top recruiting strategies. Happy recruiting! Overview of the 13 recruiting strategies 1. Build a social media recruiting strategy 10. Think of onboarding as part of your recruitment. #1. When it comes to recruiting strategies, building and maintaining a talent pool is not on everybody’s agenda yet.

How to make graduate recruits stand out in a tough climate

Etz

New statistics from the Institute of Student Employers reveal that the number of openings for university leavers has fallen to its lowest level since 2008, as companies scale back their graduate recruitment schemes in response to the financial impact of COVID-19. Recruitment

Recruit Smarter Not Harder

TalentCulture

And, aside from hiring fails, recruiting itself is getting tougher. We need to recruit smarter in today’s marketplace. Aside from hiring fails, recruiting itself is getting tougher. We know how expensive the churn of hiring and re-hiring can be , so how can HR departments and recruitment specialists reduce the number of bad hires, get the right candidates matched and hired for the right positions, in a shorter amount of time? The answer isn’t to recruit harder.