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Recruiting Animal
Toronto
I am the host of the 1st online call-in show about recruiting in world history
Interests: social media, recruiting, career
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It's called an ebook but it's really just a pamphlet. An easy read. 22 pages in a big font (plus notes). It offers a few reasons why you might be uncomfortable making cold calls. And it suggests a fairly simple way to address the problem. To get your free copy just send an email to RecruitingAnimal@gmail.com Put EBOOK in the subject line and I'll send it to you in a pdf. You won't be sorry. But if you don't like it you can criticize it all you want. I want to know what the critics have to say. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Recruiting Animal
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Hello Dahly, This is @animal, Dahly. It's so nice to see you up where you belong. Man, sometimes I wake up in the morning and ask myself: Is there anyone in the arts world as interesting as Lisa Rosendahl? And then I tell myself: wrong Lisa Rosendahl. You don't know her. You know Lisa Rosendahl the builder of men. But I know that's sexist. Lisa doesn't build men -- or women. She builds leaders. And leading is important. The president of the United States just said that he wants to give power back to the people so the people have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Recruiting Animal
I've got some good news for you today. Everyone knows recruiters have to lie. You call a company to speak to a candidate and the receptionist asks you why you are calling. Well, you can't just say "I called to schedule an interview for Bill with another company." You have to lie. And, now, scientists agree. They say that you can't succeed in modern society without the ability to tell good lies. They say that if you're successful socially you probably know how to lie well and if you are a good liar it means you're smart. Dr. Kang Lee... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
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I have a Facebook group where recruiters talk about recruiting. It gets a few mentions. Here's a recent one from 1-Page: Here's one I found a year and a half after it was written from Chris South. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
featuring: Maureen Sharib and Pam Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
More here: KibbenClayton Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
More here: Matt Charney On Content Marketing Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
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On The Recruiting Animal Show - May 18, 2016 We were happy to have @KatrinaKibben and @JackyeClayton as our wonderful guests on The Recruiting Animal Show of Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Jackye is the Editor at RecruitingTools.com . Katrina is the Marketing Director and Editor at @RecruitingBlogs. It was a lively discussion with @MaureenSharib, @JerryAlbright and Mike Cox. My only regret: I should have given Jackye more time for tool talk. Here are some clips from the show. The full show is at the bottom of the list. Animal - Attacks on Social Media - 3 min Introducing Kibben and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
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Back on December 6, 2015, I announced that I would be creating a Good Recruiter List. There are a lot of lists of the Top 10 or Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter. These are useful when you want to find an expert. However, these lists only contain the names of people who publish a lot or speak at conferences. There are other recruiters, though, working in the trenches who are good at what they do and could offer lots of good advice but they never turn up on these lists because they don't work at creating a public profile. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
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From: Meghan M. Biro (edited) What drives top employees now is more than just a paycheck. Purpose is a critical driver of talent. Linkedin looks for employees driven by purpose. Its staff includes 41% who cite self-fulfillment and a desire to serve others as key (according to the 2015 Workforce Purpose index). Recruiters take note: people who view their work as far more than dollars or promotions perform better on all fronts (according to recent research by NYU and Imperative). Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Justin James A daycoder writes code 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and does not think about it outside of those times. Daycoders won't be motivated to learn the best way of doing things and will just do what they've always done Daycoders are also difficult to retain without a steady stream of raises and and perks since they are there for the money, not for the work. During crunch time or on a project that requires tricky techniques, rare skills, you need someone who loves coding. This passion will be obvious during the interview. Candidates who get excited... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From a recruiter (edited): Social media folks, web developers and UX designers don't just sit in front of the computer. They need to be able to sit down at a meeting and advise senior leaders on protocol for a new project. Or they need to be able to pick up the phone and firmly and tactfully chew-out a vendor partner who's not delivering. They might have the best portfolio or coding ability on the planet but if they can't interact with others, they aren't a fit for my clients. So I'm not going waste my time emailing someone who isn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Brian Dean Now I know why people are always asking me to post their articles and infographics on my blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfXH6WPUkKc Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Aline Lerner (edited) People can't tell how well they do in interviews. Some think they did poorly when, in fact, they did well. When candidates think they failed the interview, they are less likely to want to work with you. First they self-flagellate, then they soften the pain by rationalizing that they didn’t want to work in your company anyway. If you want to save these candidates, give positive feedback immediately (or as soon as possible). Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Roy Ripper (edited) Successful people don't do what other people tell them to. So don't set goals to please other people. Do what works for you. Set goals that help you feel great about yourself. 6 month goals are too far away. 90 day goals are better. The closer finish line makes your current actions seem more significant. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Brad Feld (edited) I remember reading a book that said a great consultant spent 20% of their time on “overhead” and 80% of their time on substantive work for their clients. As long as I was only spending 20% of my time on things I wasn’t interested in, I was fine. However, I’d somehow gotten the ratios flipped – I was spending only 20% of my time on the stimulating stuff and 80% of my time on stuff I viewed as unimportant. I was only stimulated by about 20% of the stuff I was doing. This led to a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From Business Insider: 37 websites for learning a new skill. James Guske: I joined Khan Academy. And I worked through two of their programming courses. Stephanie Weiss: My favorite is Coursera. I took a couple of Python classes and a few literature classes. Right now I'm actually using DuoLingo to fix my Spanish since I speak "Tex Mex" more than Spanish. It's a fabulous app -- Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn an additional language. I like it a lot more than Rosetta Stone (and you can't beat free!) Stephanie Weiss: https://techprep.fb.com helps you figure out which technical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
From: Joshua Rothman A few years ago, he prepared a lecture called “All My Worst Mistakes.” For months, he lay awake in the mornings, remembering the patients he had failed. There’s a tradition of physicians writing about their errors. “When the Air Hits Your Brain,” a neurosurgical memoir by Frank Vertosick, Jr., begins with a scene in which a resident, while drilling a hole in a man’s skull, accidentally goes too far, plunging the drill bit into the brain. “Oh, shit!” he exclaims. (An older doctor reassures him: “It’s just the lateral hemisphere.”) Physician writers usually view such errors with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
Seneca said: We like to say that it we didn't choose our parents. They were given to us by luck. But, in fact, we can choose whose children we would like to be. You can seek out families of the noblest minds: choose one into which you wish to be adopted and you will inherit not only their name but their property too. Nor will this property need to be guarded. The more it is shared, the greater it will become. My Comment: This is great because it declares your freedom to part ways with your inherited fate but it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Recruiting Animal
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On November 4, 2015, Jacob Sten Madsen was the guest on The Recruiting Animal Show. We spent half of The Recruiting Animal Show talking about how to turn down a candidate who has lost out on a job with compassion. The featured guest, Jacob Madsen was joined in the discussion by Amy Miller and Michael Cox. Amy had just written a long article about it. Here is a bit of that article (edited): "Often, candidate reactions are irrational. When a candidate is told that he's not getting an offer it can feel like his career is OVER because he's come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Recruiting Animal
On November 4, 2015 we spent half of The Recruiting Animal Show talking about how to turn down a candidate who has lost out on a job with compassion. The featured guest, Jacob Madsen was joined in the discussion by Amy Miller and Michael Cox. Amy had just written a long article about it. Here is a bit of that article (edited): "Often, candidate reactions are irrational. When a candidate is told that he's not getting an offer it can feel like his career is OVER because he's come to see it in the context of that dream job or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Recruiting Animal
Source: Rachel Saunders interviewed by J.T. O'Donnell (edited) To get the best people, a recruiter has to start lots of dialogs and earn the trust and respect of the talent she wants to hire. The process can take months but ensures the candidate takes the new job with enthusiasm. There was a software developer we were very interested in. One of our recruiters is a nerd who reads blogs that discuss the cutting-edge projects being worked on at various companies. He saw that this programmer was involved in a technology we were using and contacted to her to hear what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Recruiting Animal
Source: Ryan Leary I spent a lot of time at Sourcecon listening to presentations talk about how to use the phone over email -- or email over phone -- and the best ways to say hello to a candidate. It's a silly conversation and a waste of time. If you inherently do not know how to call someone or have a conversation then recruiting is not the job for you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/recruitersonline/permalink/10153603591138567/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Recruiting Animal
Source: Rachel Saunders, Yahoo recruiter interviewed by J.T. O'Donnell (edited) I invest a lot of time researching candidates b4 contacting them. This helps me customize my email. And that differentiates me from other recruiters. And that's important. The more personalized the email, the better the response rate. When I send a mildly tailored email, I get a 25% response rate. When I really customize the response jumps to 60-70%. When they respond, they say, “It’s so refreshing to be contacted by someone who has done her homework.” That’s important because it makes the candidate more willing to hear what I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Recruiting Animal
From: Lou Adler (edited) When you recruit passive candidates, have an instant rebuttal for every type of no. If the candidate asks about the compensation, say that's not the primary issue for a career move. If the candidate says she is not interested, say that’s why you should talk. If the candidate says she is happy where she is, say that’s the frame of mind you need to evaluate an opportunity objectively. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Recruiting Animal