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Client Relationships: What Do You Value Most?

February 21st, 2017|Blog|

Building a client relationship can be a lot like dating. It might start off all butterflies and bliss, but that’s just a sugar coating. Once you break past that delicious candy shell, you could be in for a surprise. As recruiters, we hate surprises! We’re planners by nature. Some might even say we’re control [...]

How Often Is the Customer Right?

February 16th, 2017|Blog|

  At some point in your life you’ve probably been asked the question, “How often is the customer right?” How did you answer it? The canned answer is “always” – but when people say it, do they really mean it? In my experience, most of the time, they don’t. They laugh when they answer [...]

Recruiters, What’s Your Interview Style?

February 15th, 2017|Blog|

I’ve worked with many recruiters during my career and I’ve heard many different styles of recruiting and interviewing candidates. Some recruiters are direct and upfront, unapologetic to a point. Some like the candidate to do most of the talking while they take notes. There have been a few recruiters I’ve worked with (note: past [...]

Recruitment Plans: Getting Your HM’s Buy-In

February 10th, 2017|Blog|

As recruiters, we all run into situations where our process does not exactly jive with the process of the hiring manager we are working with.  This can cause major delays in hiring and is usually more about trust then two processes working together.  So how do you avoid the hold-ups and find a middle [...]

How to Develop and Maintain a Successful Relationship with a Hiring Manager

February 9th, 2017|Blog|

One of the key elements to an effective recruitment process is a successful relationship between the Recruiter and the Hiring Manager. Without this, the quality and quantity of candidates submitted are irrelevant. To establish this relationship, there are certain criteria that must be met from the very beginning. • Set Clear Expectations – From [...]

Are you a new recruiter? Start here! Phone, Voicemail, Email: How Newbie Recruiters Can Minimize Anxiety

February 7th, 2017|Blog|

To get the results expected of you as a new recruiter, there are three skills with which you need to get comfortable ASAP: making phone calls, leaving voicemails, and writing emails. You’ll be doing these things on a daily basis in your outreach to candidates. Following are some tips to boost your proficiency and [...]

Having Trouble Getting Message Reponses? Candidates Not Responding to Your Messages? Tips to Get a Better Response Rate

February 7th, 2017|Blog|

In recruiting, there’s one common goal for all cold emails or social media messages to a candidate: get them on the phone!  Here are some tips to help reel in some of those great candidates with whom you’ve had trouble connecting: Keep it short and sweet No one wants to read a five-page email.  [...]

The Importance of the Employee Value Proposition

February 1st, 2017|Blog|

One of the most rewarding accomplishments of being a recruiter is when you find that one perfect candidate. Not only do they fit the criteria for the position, but they also really want to work for your company. Unfortunately, too few companies make this kind of match, because there’s very little excitement over their [...]

Managing Expectations

January 25th, 2017|Blog|

  In recruiting I find that managing expectations is extremely important.  Being able to create and articulate clear plans and time lines for completing work is not only appreciated, but it also saves a lot of time in the long run. After I have received all the necessary info about a new project or [...]

Becoming a “wordsmith”

January 25th, 2017|Blog|

We’ve all had one of those moments when we’re working on a document or an email and we just can’t find the right words. We know what we want to say, but saying it to the person sitting next to us is different than conveying it via the written word. When one of my [...]