News Letters 2014

  1. For many recruiters, email is the most important tool you (think) you have. Even more so than the phone, email communications are what recruiters spend 50-70% of their day managing. Regardless of the availability of great ATS tools like Gopher...
  2. It seems that in today's society we are always searching. We search for a job, we search for the meaning of our existence, we search for our soul mate, we search for our car keys or we search for our cell phone on which we search the web for everything else...
  3. Check our our new Five Star Recruiting Tips page for great tips on how to continue to be a good recruiter.
  4. As a recruiter responsible for keeping your database fresh, you are probably constantly reaching out for contact tools. A prominent one is Constant Contact but the name is a misnomer because it can be neither. Without triggers, there is nothing constant about it!...
  5. Ask any pro athlete today what they attribute their success to and they will tell you it's their consistent and persistent daily training regimen. No athlete will tell you that they did initial training and then stopped because they knew how to hit a baseball or knew the rules of football. As a recruiter...
  6. With as many great recruiting and ATS software applications available in the market, we are often shocked at firms that are seriously considering leaving their established recruiting system for a home grown custom built system. Would a surgeon operate on himself...
  7. Recently we read an article with predictions for the recruiting industry. In this particular article, the writer predicts the death of the applicant tracking system because it lacks engagement. Forgive us if we're wrong, but we were always under the impression that it's the recruiter that engages with an applicant...
  8. Many recruiting firms take a forked approach to how they deliver their recruiting services. These firms split the recruiting function into separate sales and recruiting roles where sales people work with clients to unearth job requirements and the recruiters find the applicants to fill those positions. But how successful can it be when...
  9. For most recruiters these days, the "more is better" philosophy of building a database has led to big data databases filled with people that the recruiter has never actually connected with. Sourcing for new candidates via LinkedIn and other follow the herd type sourcing methods may bulk out your database but does it make you a better recruiter?...
  10. A wise man that worked for the census bureau for over 30 years once said "there are three kinds of lies - lies, damn lies and statistics". The phrase often comes to mind when people ask us about recruiting statistics and when we read...
  11. Recently we read a Monster statistic that turnover in the recruiting industry is 43%. Shocking! One would think that being recruiters, our easiest placement is the one we make in our own organization. After all, who knows...
  12. Corporate America has moved away from relationships in their corporate structures and people are becoming more like redundant and easily replaced parts. Gone are the days of companies being loyal to their employees in the way that employees are...