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Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

I have written of the dysfunction in the recruitment industry before. And certainly the whole concept of taking non-exclusive, contingent job orders in competition is as rooted a business model, as I know. But now we are shooting ourselves in the foot yet again. I call it the ‘Cataclysmic Candidate Catastrophe’ and it’s so woven […]

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12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

A powerful two-minute read for all the desk recruiters out there. 12 tips. Each no longer than 10 words. Will lead you to fun and money. Click on the hyperlinks if you want more details on each concept. 1. Walk away from shitty margins or clients who disrespect you. (Here is how to do it) […]

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Every great recruiter has this ONE thing. Do you?

Every great recruiter has this ONE thing. Do you?

What makes a great recruiter? I get asked this all the time, and frankly I am still trying to pin down that moving target. But one thing is for a sure; a great recruiter, especially a super temp or contract recruiter, is an opportunist, quick to spot an opening. They are always looking for ways […]

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Phone sourcing is a seduction - not a sell!

Phone sourcing is a seduction – not a sell!

Last week I said it was simply dumb not to use the phone to approach top talent. That blog hit a nerve, got 5,000 hits in the first 24 hours of publication, and countless social shares. But the question arises. What about the call itself? What do we say? What are we trying to achieve? […]

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Hey stupid! Pick up the phone.

Hey stupid! Pick up the phone.



The battle for quality, unique candidates is starting to resemble a cage fight. 

Why do so many recruiters treat it as though they are in a pillow fight? I am not easy to shock. Especially when it comes to recruiters and recruitment. Yet, here is the transcript of a recent conversation between a smart, experienced […]

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