21st century recruiting

Monthly Archives: October, 2008

Recruiting and Common Courtesy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We, as an industry, need to guard our employment brand, especially in how we treat our candidates. Today’s candidates may be tomorrow’s business partners. I recently had phone conversations with: a staffing lead; a staffing manager; an HR Manager; and a VP of HR for a …

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The New Kids in Town

The recruiting world in Seattle is a bit shaken up. One of the mainstays of our profession, Microsoft, is closing down a lot of contract recruiter hiring as of October 15th. Some people were muttering “layoffs”, but these *aren’t* layoffs. These are *temporary contract employees*, not full time staff. But there are a lot of …

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