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World’s Worst Recruiter

This cartoon is an example of what can happen if the Time to Hire metric is more important than the Quality of Hire metric. The video is 2:00:

“Did you ask her about her past?”
“It didn’t seem relevant at the time. What’s important is that I filled the job really fast.”

 

26 August 2012 at 1:06AM Leave a comment

“I want to become a big billing recruiter!”

Peter I Heyer shared this cartoon with the crowd at the CTRN PowerBoost conference yesterday. A Day at the Recruiter Factory will look familiar to those of us who’ve done third-party recruiting. This video is 2:47:

“Do you ever work past 5:00PM?”
“I have to leave right at five because that is the end of the work day. Plus, I belong to a bowling league and that is a priority for me.”

23 August 2012 at 1:28AM Leave a comment

NotHire: How to Sabotage Your Recruiting Efforts in Six Easy Steps

Somehow, your humble author missed this posting on Brenden Wright’s blog when it came out in 2009. But, since you know that the NotJobs motto is “Better Late than Never”, we’re pleased to offer this excerpt from Brenden’s work. The title is “How to Sabotage Your Recruiting Efforts in Six Easy Steps“, so Wright covers six things that managers do to ruin their chance of hiring the best (or hiring anyone.) You’ll need to see the article for the details, but here are the six sabotages:

Step #1: Beat up your recruiters about the lack of “qualified” candidates and then decline candidates based on your “gut” feeling about the resume.
Step #2: Once you finally find someone that passes the “fit” test and set up an interview, don’t make yourself available to interview. Pride goes before the fall.
Step #3: Be late for your scheduled interview time. Or better yet, just don’t even show up.
Step #4: Don’t prepare for your interview. After all, you have more important things to do – like the work of the employee you are trying to hire.
Step #5: Ask stupid questions.
Step #6: Don’t make a decision.

Kill me now.

Agreed.

See the whole post for a great read.

19 December 2011 at 1:48AM Leave a comment

Catbert gets a candidate for his job posting

Dilbert.comSometimes the client is never satisfied.

18 October 2011 at 12:07AM Leave a comment

Catbert on writing a job posting

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Note that Catbert is in HR, not in Recruiting…

17 October 2011 at 12:10AM Leave a comment

NotJobs: I’m Clearly the Best Candidate!

Suzanna Lucas, The Evil HR Lady, is one of my favorites. Earlier, she wrote the perfect takedown of an applicant with an entitlement attitude: I’m Clearly the Best Candidate–So Why Am I Not Getting the Job?

To start the discussion, the applicant ponders:

I heard that 85% of the time it’s not the most qualified candidate that gets the job.  I’m still searching for that 15% job.

I’m doing something wrong in the interviews.  I’ve been a finalist a few times now but not gotten the job.  Sadly, I used to be good at interviewing.

Anyways, if nothing else you could tell me a couple of great subject lines to use.

The Evil HR Lady responds:

A great couple of lines will not get you a job.  Neither will the idea that you’re not getting the job because hiring managers hire the less qualified person 85% of the time.  And, if there’s ever been a made up statistic, that’s one of them.

To be honest, as long as no one is lying on their resume (and that is a big caveat), that by the time you’ve made it through the resume screen and the phone screen, all candidates being interviewed could do the job and are qualified.  It’s doubtful any recruiter or hiring manager is saying, “Gee I need an accountant who is experienced in Hedge funds.  So, let’s bring in this guy who has experience and 3 other people who don’t have a clue about that area!”  Nope.  All the people interviewing will have the necessary experience.

You said you used to be good at interviewing, but now you are not.  May I gently suggest that you probably have never been spectacularly good at interviewing, but have been in situations where there were fewer qualified candidates to choose from.

It’s the market…

See the Evil HR Lady’s article here:
http://www.bnet.com/blog/evil-hr-lady/i-8217m-clearly-the-best-candidate-8211so-why-am-i-not-getting-the-job/1032

4 May 2011 at 12:10AM Leave a comment

Corporate Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong!

Thanks to FailBlog for finding this example.

14 April 2011 at 12:15AM Leave a comment

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

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Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.

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