Last week was brilliant. It reminded me of how exciting it can be to work in recruitment.
With new startups sprouting up faster than you can say unicorn, there is a huge demand for tech talent.
If you are shopping in the same market, things are going to be tough.
With a large selection of employers to choose from, the limited number of tech talent could be very selective in who they wish to work for.
This means going beyond the old school way of just posting (a job ad) and praying (for applicants). Because that just doesn’t work anymore.
Over the last 10 years, I have spoken to over 100,000 delegates in over 1,000 conferences. I have read over 1,000 personal development books and spent oodles of money on courses, training and development. I have been lucky enough to meet, interview, and work with some truly incredible and inspirational people and, perhaps most importantly, I have asked myself every day, “What is it that differentiates elite performers from merely good ones?”
My talks, my coaching and my work is based on the answers to this question and any one of these distinctions can help you make more placements and improve your sales.
My New Year started with a turn down.
For those of you new to the industry, I‘m not talking about having my bed made in a posh hotel. No, this is a lot less pleasant. It’s ONE of the banana skins (and there are lots) in recruitment that one experiences from time to time. This was an international placement with a new client too, so it was doubly disappointing.
As part of my due diligence, I’m always asking the candidate what else is going on in their world. You have to, and I did. It becomes almost repetitive, but it also lets the candidate know that you are tuned in to their case. I’m also plain nosey and want to know what’s going on. Read more
Are you measuring a compliant Claire…Or a Rebellious Robert?
When making the choice to set KPI’s I would advise you are clear on the reason why you are setting them in the first place. To help the individual, to give direction or to check up on individuals?
Compliant Claire can be compared to Lisa Simpson: ‘nice, willing, compliant, honest and very eager to please. Having a detailed outline of what Compliant Claire needs to do could work well for her…as long the instructions are clear not open to interpretation. Someone like Compliant Claire will need specific and measurable KPI’s so she can ensure she achieves them.
40% of employees will be Millennials by 2020 which means they are essential to the success and sustainability of businesses. If your clients are wanting to attract and retain the best Millennials to drive their businesses forward, what do they have to do differently?
Millennials are not interested in jobs, they want lives where their work means something. They don’t want to live weekend to weekend or vacation to vacation. They can’t see why they should sit behind a desk for 9 hours a day in an office full of people, trying to look busy to impress a boss. Read more
Without a doubt, Chrome extensions have become among the most useful virtual tools in providing assistance to a lot of people and industries.
The functionality and benefits they offer have transcended beyond the needs of online readers and searchers. Chrome extensions are now being used as assisting tools in talent recruitment.
Yes, you heard that absolutely right.
If you are among those people who have been looking for the right persons to become the new members of your company, Chrome extensions have a lot to offer you.
Needless to say, there are so many different Chrome extensions available in the online marketplace that can help make your hiring tasks completely easy. Read more
Building great business relationships is a fundamental skill for any recruiter but what can you do if one of your business relationships is not great?
So it’s Christmas. And boy am I glad for an excuse to get away from the soft blue glow of my monitor for a while. To be honest I’ve been feeling in need of a break for a while now. It’s been a fair old slog from the Summer, through an industrious Autumn and now it’s time to hang up the Recruiters cape and kick back with the family.
Recruiting the right person for a position, any position, is not an easy task. If it were, there would be no need for recruiters and solutions like Recruitment Juice.
Different recruiters approach the mission of finding the right person for the right job in a number of different ways and it can safely be said that this is a field that has been developing for a long time now. New practices and concepts have been introduced over the years, some of them purely theoretical and some more applicable.