Do You Really Know How the Recruitment Sausage is Made??

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant What really goes on in a well-run professional recruiting practice?  Most executives only see the finished product or hired candidate.  In recruiting, just like an iceberg, only 10% is visible above the surface.  The ‘magic’ really happens in the 90% you can’t see, taking place behind the scenes,… Read more »

Does Artificial Intelligence Spell The End of Recruitment As We Know It?

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President Mankind has been held in the grip of fear for many centuries. Or perhaps more than fear, it’s a creeping anxiety that the latest advances in technology will inevitably lead to unemployment. It’s a deep seated anxiety that we’ll see work being undertaken by machines, computers or robots that had… Read more »

Opportunity Cost, or Opportunity Lost?

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant We are currently experiencing a fiercely competitive job market in the race for top talent.  The unemployment rate is at generational lows, and dropping.  This means that the post and pray method of identifying highly qualified candidates is not nearly as effective as it’s been in the past. … Read more »

America Now Has More Jobs Than Unemployed Workers

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In case you missed it, something pretty sensational happened during Spring 2018. The Labor Department announced that, for the first time since such records began being collected, the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers. Put another way, if every single unemployed person were to take a job we’d still have jobs… Read more »

Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight, Ch 2: Outplacement is out of place in a bare knuckle job search

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The information you get in outplacement is way too soft: Write a cover letter. Email it with your resume or send out a fax blast. Wait a certain number of days. Email again. Don’t call. Don’t bother people. Sorry. This doesn’t work. If you’ve received outplacement services as part of your severance package, here are some points… Read more »

Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part II

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant The recruiting industry has experienced many changes since its creation in the 1940’s.  Advancements in technology have changed the landscape and have forced both companies and Executive Recruiters to often adapt on the fly.  In Part II of our new series entitled “Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter… Read more »

Hiring Manager’s Guide to Recruiting!

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant You Have To Live With the Results, Not HR By F. John Reh           Recruiting is not an HR job. If you’re a hiring manager, recruiting is your responsibility, not HRs. Yes, human resources can, and should, help, but you need to own your… Read more »

Why Your Job Opening Will Never Get Filled…

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant Jobs, jobs, jobs, frequently a top story in the news, and more specifically on the first Friday of every month when the Department of Labor releases its jobs report and we anxiously await their findings.  From the unemployment rate, currently at its lowest levels since 2000, to the… Read more »

Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part I

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant            The Executive Recruiting landscape is an ever-changing, dynamic industry that has been drastically impacted by the advent of the internet over the past two decades.  Most corporations have hired troves of talent acquisition representatives and have spent millions of dollars on internet tools… Read more »

5 New Year’s Re’cruit’ Solutions

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant The holidays are upon us and the clean slate of the New Year is looming.  Now is a great time to take stock of what worked well over the past year, and where you can make improvements to your hiring process.  I think we can all agree if… Read more »