Monday, March 24, 2008

Are you going to ERE next week?

Hi - I'll be speaking at ERE again this year. If you plan to be down there, shoot me an email so that we can connect.

john [at] recruitingtoolbox [dot] com

If you aren't signed up for my session (we're doing a 3 hour pre-conference workshop this year on building and leading consultative recruiting teams), maybe I'll see you in the exhibitor hall or in one of the general sessions.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

You've got to be kidding me...

A friend of mine, who's the head of recruiting for a well known company, just received this email from a vendor looking to sell him sourcing services. What an unprofessional approach! Wonder if this works for them? If you have a bad email to share, send it my way. Might be fun to dissect some of these approaches publicly!

Good Morning [Name],
My firm just wrapped up on a successful pilot for [competitor] corporation.

The reason I am contacting you, is although we were very successful and met every criteria and after promising to do business... The staffing manager still decided to just take our free pilot offer and run. So , to return the favor, since [competitor] directly targets your company, I thought you might be interested if I personally offered you the same deal.

Our company provides high end, dedicated contract sourcers to do passive (and active) candidate development.

If you can use this on your staffing team ( with most recruiters only have 2-4% of there day available for sourcing, how could you not) then circle back to me directly. I will offer you a free 1 week pilot with 1 or 2 dedicated sourcers so you can see how well we can produce and become a cohesive part of your staffing model.

I look forward to hearing back from you soon.



Chief Sourcer

[Company] Consulting LLC

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Save the Date: June 10th and 11th in Seattle

We're in the final planning stages of our big Seattle recruiting conference. We had 300 attendees from Washington, Oregon, California - and even a few from British Columbia - attend last year.

We're locking down our speakers now...we've already confirmed the head of recruiting from Microsoft, a recruiting leader from Google, sourcing guru Shally Steckerl, the head of training from AIRS, and more. It's sure to be another great conference.

Dates: June 10-11
Location: Seattle area

Details will be posted at next month. Hope to see you there!