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Recruiters Having This Conversation…You Are Doing It Wrong

By | March 25th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Friday March 13 – 9pm (Webb Residence Liberty Village Toronto) – Phone Rings Me – Hello Recruiter – Is Geoff Webb there please. Me – Yes this is Geoff, how can I help you (I’m already sounding a bit peeved). Recruiter – Is this Geoff? Me – Yes that’s me. Recruiter – Great Geoff my name is Bob (it’s not his name) and I’m calling from TalentFusion (that’s not where he was calling from) about your resume on Workopolis.

Debunking the Myth: Is There a Perfect Search?

By | March 20th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

As any professional recruiter/talent sourcer knows, finding good talent is sometimes akin to trying to find an explanation for how the world works and why it works the way it does. Although there are obvious clues to finding both strong qualified candidates and the “how the world works” paradigm, neither is an easy task at the best of times. Yes, there are those fortunate moments when, as a recruiter, I have plugged in all the right words to a Boolean Search and come up with a David Copperfield moment…with the precise candidate I am seeking at the top of the search results…but in 12 years I think this may have happened once or twice. What then is the experience of the majority?

The Top 100 Sites for Talent Attraction – Canada Edition

By | March 13th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Since I published the article about the top US sites for candidate attraction I’ve been getting a lot of comments and questions from my fellow Canadians north of the 49th parallel (and yes I just dated myself right there).  Many were wondering, would there be a similar breakdown of talent attraction sites for Canada as there were for the US?  Would there be any distinctly Canadian players in the market.  So I thought it would be interesting to do a compare and contrast to see what that would look like.  Just to remind you here were the top sites for the US:

No Love for Recruiters – why is that?

By | February 18th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Well I’m pretty sure the cover image conveys the issue we are having here.  The world seems to treat Recruiters in the same way that it treats that really terrible tasting medication that your doctor says that you have to take and even though it turns your stomach and frankly tastes like ear wax you still do it because if you don’t then something much worse will happen….yup, that’s how most of the world sees us.  I wonder why?

Engagement Sourcing – New Methodology or Revived Art?

By | February 9th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Prior to the advent of the fax machine, internet, mobile devices, search engines, aggregators, job boards and e-mail, finding talent to fill vacancies was a somewhat laborious process. Or was it? In these times, with our collective access to a multitude of sourcing/recruiting tools, all of which were created to generate candidate profiles, we have put to the side our greatest tool; our ability to engage and interact with people in person or at least through the phone.

The Case for Data Driven Recruitment

By | February 4th, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Right now I’m down in Florida meeting with the Aon Leadership team for RPO and one of the things that we will likely be talking a lot about is the entire Recruitment model.  I say that because we very often talk about the entire Recruitment model because well that’s our entire business. When I first started in Recruitment over 20 years ago my mentor at the time told me that it was all about how many connections you made, remember that these were the days when a Recruiters only tools were a Fax Machine and the White/Yellow Pages and a Phone.  This was right around the time that the ATS was coming into to play and we were finally starting to make the connection between data and Recruitment (or at least we thought we were).  At the time I was taught that you had, to make a certain number – let’s say 20 calls, and that would get you 10 interviews and that would get you 3 send outs and that might get you 1 interview with your client group.  And it seemed to me that those numbers quite frankly were terrible so I started what was to be a life long search for better ways to utilize data and technology to improve the recruitment process while at the same time improving the candidate’s experience.

Top 100 2015 Sites – For Talent Attraction in the US

By | January 21st, 2015|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Every single year I am fascinated with the ever evolving job seeker landscape and what that means for Recruitment and Sourcing Strategies.  As someone who builds Global Sourcing Strategies and Client Strategies as well as Social/Digital campaigns it’s really important to watch the traffic trends in potential opportunities to distribute both the client’s Employment Brand as well as opportunities for Job Distribution.

Hiring is a Human Activity

By | November 14th, 2014|Recruiting and Sourcing|

by Chris Fields To review the original content, please click here. As much as we like to use technology and analytics to help us make hiring decisions, there is nothing quite like the human connection. In HR (and most of other industries) automation is the way to increase efficiency and reduce any form of favoritism or intentional discrimination. With all of our technology and processes to assist us, there is no such thing as a perfect candidate selection – sometimes you have to go with your gut, because after all hiring is a human activity.

Top Five Sourcing Tools (That Every Recruiter Should Know)

By | October 29th, 2014|Recruiting and Sourcing|

Sourcing is both an Art and a Science IMHO.  However it’s always shocking to me how many Recruiters really don’t understand what Sourcers actually do and what Tools in our Toolbox help us accomplish the job of getting to those hard to find “passive” candidates.  So although this post will not go into the Art of Sourcing I thought it would be educational and well …. fun to count down the top five tools that Sourcers use to find candidates that probably every Recruiter should know about:

PROFILING QUINTESSENTIAL SOURCERS: LOOK AT THE MOST COMMON CHARACTERISTICS

By | October 22nd, 2014|Recruiting and Sourcing|

  As a Modern Day Sourcer I have always wondered about sourcing greatness. Glen Cathey, Shally Steckerl, Johnny Campbell, Geoff Webb – just to name a few … did these people become instantly awesome? Can anyone be born with Sherlock’s astute logical reasoning and forensic brilliance? I am not a self-proclaimed Sourcing Rock star; a Boolean Black Belt, World Class Guru of search or a Purple Squirrel Magician but I would eventually like to classify as a Quintessential Sourcer.

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