Why I Hate Vendor Management Systems

I hate Vendor Management Systems because they take the fun out of recruiting, turn us into administrators, create some major frustrations and ultimately make it harder to earn our placement fee. I wrote an article on this subject for Recruiter Magazine a few years ago: Recruiting via ‘Portals’ is a Waste of Time. Since then, […]

How to Gain Access to Hiring Managers Without Alienating HR

As a recruiter, there are few things more frustrating than trying to recruit a candidate without having a clear and comprehensive understanding of the role you’re recruiting for. While your preference is always to work directly with the hiring manager to understand the position firsthand, situations will arise where you need to negotiate the politics […]

The 10 Characteristics of a Qualified Vacancy

So you’ve been given a new vacancy to work and you’re excited to get started?  Stop!  Before you spend time and energy recruiting on that job order, evaluating it carefully against the following checklist to make sure it’ll be worth your while. You have taken a detailed job order. Terms of business have been agreed, ideally […]