Recruiting is good - we love it because we're bull-headed, competition-driven warriors that love a challenge and the thrill of the hunt/fight/close. Recruiting is bad - too many requisitions - candidates - bad managers. Recruiting is ugly - (ditto everything from "Bad"), plus - comp issues that lose the great candidates - bad relo plans - managers that ask illegal questions - resumes written by 3rd graders - ever-changing job descriptions - ever-changing job market......and candidates who use our pictures as a dart-board.
But hey, when you are hooked on recruiting you find a way to overlook the bad and the ugly and you keep plowing...hunting...closing. The good comes along unexpectedly...the greatest hire of the year - the positive ROI - the improved hiring metrics - "exceeds expectations" on my customer's satisfaction survey. Is that still enough?
C'mon recruiters - here's your dumping ground. What's working for you? What's not working? Share some ideas - some frustrations - some victories - some defeats. Let's learn from each other.