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  • Howard Adamsky

    Brilliant. Clear, concise and honest.

  • Keith Halperin

    Thanks, Tina. If I may add another a few more for now:
    6) If a rich and famous Employer of Choice (EOC) tries/does something, your company should try/do it, too.

    7) You should look outside for recruiting advice before/without asking the people doing the work how to improve things.

    8) Company founders, CXOs, and Sr. Executives have unique insights into recruiting, and their dictates should be unquestioningly followed as “best practices”.



  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsmadsen Jacob Madsen

    As with Howard and Keith (I never know if Keith is complimentary or not) my compliments to a well written piece that holds many truths and significant takeaways. I particularly like the ‘if only’ as we see so much that is written/spoken about only for it to transpire not being the case, Google interview wisdom anyone!!!

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  • Richard Araujo

    I’d rephrase the sentence in #3 to, “You don’t get what you don’t invest in.” Any investment has a risk to it, investing doesn’t guarantee the payoff. But not investing guarantees you won’t get the payoff. Point being, if the principles don’t make investment in talent acquisition a priority, it won’t be a priority, plain and simple.

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  • Keith Halperin

    A few more:
    9) Recruiting problems could be solved if recruiters were more “passionate,” “engaged, and “committed to recruiting excellence”. (Related to #2.)
    10) Recruiting problems could be solved if we always use the latest new techniques or technologies.
    11)Recruiters are responsible for less-than-perfect hires and/or poor retention.
    12) There are other elements of recruiting as/more important than putting quality butts in chairs on-time and within budget.

  • http://www.employeeinsightsllc.com/ Jay Fritzke

    Tina thanks for the nice concise article. As an agency recruiter I agree with all of you points

    Keith I was worried you ran out of snarky but I see you found some more.

  • Keith Halperin

    @ Jay: No need to worry- I am the “King of Snark”.

    Happy 4th, Cruitaz!