Doug Beabout

About the Author

Doug Beabout?s recruiting career spans 20 years of expertise in recruiting, personnel services firm ownership, and training. His tenure in recruiting includes building four highly successful recruiting businesses and establishing hundreds for others worldwide. He speaks to state, regional, and private recruiter associations. He is a consultant to many corporations and personnel firms. He is currently owner and president of the Douglas Howard Group, a professional recruiting firm, and conducts several online training programs for recruiters and researchers. He can be reached at 850/424-6933 or trainer@RecruiterElearning.com

The Most Profitable Search Is Here, Now!

Finding and hiring top recruiter talent is the toughest search assignment to work, yet it is also the most profitable. You will receive a fee for a successful search assignment; however, a successful placement of a recruiter in your firm will create an ongoing annuity based on the increases in sales, client development,…

Increasing Candidate Shelf-Life (Part 1 of 2)

The most neglected resource in the personnel services industry is our database of candidates. The database is also commonly considered the most valuable material asset we possess. Most owners and practitioners would admit that they could do a much better job of keeping their candidate records current. Those same industry professionals believe that…

Training Without Coaching Is Entertainment

It’s Monday morning, and our well-intentioned recruiter, dedicated to self-improvement and big billings, is back from a recruiting conference where she attended a training session. This session was touted as a must attend event where one could learn all one needed to become a big biller. People who had attended sessions delivered by…

The Brave New World of Our HR colleagues (and how it will dramatically affect us!)

This recruiter has seen four recessions and, fortunately, four recoveries. This last economic period was a major thumper! The recovery is, for our purposes, robust. The Dow is breaking records, the economists are dazzled and the optimisim of many is high. All the hot buttons, when pushed continually, compel our clients to grow,…

Deep Sea Fishing in a Shallow Pool

The Dow is creeping up to record highs. The housing market is exploding much to the surprise of economic “experts.” Consumer confidence is great. The “Fed” is grumbling about inflation. Clients are hiring again. Okay, why then do so many recruiters complain about how tough things are today, particularly where recruiting candidates is…

Where Do You Belong In The Recruiting Food Chain

My first journey to the Emerald Coast beaches of the Florida panhandle began with a stern warning from the resident lifeguard. He imparted upon me his wisdom and the reality of this intended day of fun and SPF 30, “When you go into that water remember that there are two kinds of fish…

Is Change An Option?

Recruiters everywhere are on the brink of a great period in our industry. The New Year is just a few weeks away and this recruiter is more excited about the business than ever before. I have seen several periods of economic recession and recovery in the last three decades. This one offers more…