Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Recruiting: 2009, 2010, and beyond (Jeremy Eskanazi)

Excellent article by Jeremy Eskanzi today on ERE titled,

"Real Upside From an Inglorious Downturn: 2009, 2010, and Beyond"

Jeremy attempts to help us make sense of what happened in the recruiting community in 2009, as well as what we can expect this year and beyond - and it makes practical sense.

But my fave point in the post was a quote from Ginny Eagle (T-Mobile) who said,

“In my opinion, the single most consistent reason for the demise of a corporate recruiting function (in 2009) is that the recruiting leader did not create an optimal environment for recruiters to be successful. No solution is better that a great in-house recruiter. The caveat is that, as recruiting leaders, we must be able to identify the great recruiters, train them effectively, and hold them accountable. This is what a great recruiter wants!”
Great stuff, Ginny. There is no substitute for recruiting greatness ~ but the leaders who are managing that greatness have to make sure the environment is conducive to success. Once that's settled, they've got to focus on continued training to keep the recruiter's saw razor-sharp, and, hold them accountable for the the big bucks they are making.

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