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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

Should Recruiting Report Into HR?

The Punk Rock HR Girl Laurie Ruettimann caught an interesting thread of conversation while she was at the ERE Expo. The question of the moment was, “Should Recruiting Report Into HR?

Ruettimann’s response:

None of it matters. The only thing that matters are results. Your reporting relationship is an excuse — not an explanation — for your inability to make a dent in the way that talent is acquired and managed at your company.

So here’s the answer to the great Recruiting/HR conundrum.

  • Do your job.
  • Do it with integrity.
  • Fight mediocrity

Great advice, Laurie!

14 September 2009 at 5:53AM Leave a comment

Evil HR Lady on "We’re in a Hiring Slowdown"

I’ve not met the Evil HR Lady, but it looks like we’ve worked together. She just posted a perfect riff on what happens behind the scenes when the candidate is told “We’re in a Hiring Slowdown“. Here’s a short excerpt:

Here’s how the hiring process should go:

1. Manager decides there is a vacancy
2. Recruiter does what it takes to bring in several qualified candidates
3. Manager and friends interview candidates
4. Decision is made
5. New person accepts fabulous offer
6. Person starts job–total time, start to finish 4-6 weeks.

Here’s how it ends up going many times.

1. Manager decides that there is a vacancy.
2. Recruiter starts looking for qualified candidates.
3. Boss disagrees. “Even though Jane left, you can do the work without another headcount. I’m transferring your headcount over to Heidi’s department.
4. Recruiter sets up several appointments with qualified candidates
5. Manager says, “Ummm, I may be losing the headcount, but let’s interview anyway.”
6. Recruiter cringes, but goes forward.
7. First interviews happen
8. Boss finds out and is livid. Massive political nightmare ensues.

Check out her full posting for what happens with steps 9 through 22. The comments are good too.

27 March 2008 at 5:11AM Leave a comment


My Core Ideas

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."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

About the Author

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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