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What is the best way to contact candidates?

What is the best way to contact candidates?

Have you ever wondered if, “You’re doing it wrong.” when it comes to contacting candidates?  Finding the perfect resume is great, but it’s virtually useless if you are unable to make contact with the owner of that resume. Recruiting Associates has found that our initial candidate approach tends to work best via email.  It’s a tried and true method that pays the most d ...[Read More]

DC & Baltimore Job Fairs: Do We Have An Exhibitor Problem?

DC & Baltimore Job Fairs:  Do We Have An Exhibitor Problem?

2 words….Job Fairs Those 2 words can elicit a number of responses from recruiting professionals.  Some recruiters enjoy the opportunity to get out of the office, maybe reconnect with former co-workers and get a decent lunch in a hotel ballroom.  If they meet a candidate or two who could potentially fill one of their requisitions, it could be the perfect recruiting day.  Other recruiters pani ...[Read More]

New Year, New Approach?

New Year, New Approach?

Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a joyous Holiday season and your 2015 is off to a great start! I’m normally not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but this year feels different to me.  In addition to the calendar rolling over to 2015, last week I wrapped up an executive search assignment that had consumed my thoughts and time since August.  Now feels like the perfect time to t ...[Read More]

Recruiting Strategies: Closing a candidate while also representing your client’s best interest

Recruiting Strategies: Closing a candidate while also representing your client’s best interest

I was perusing the Fordyce Letter website today and read this post about counteroffers (http://www.fordyceletter.com/2014/05/20/how-to-counteroffer-proof-your-offers/). I thought it was interesting and I got a particular kick out of the author’s definition of what makes a good offer. Here is his breakdown: Offer Formula Generally speaking, offer percent increases fall into these general ranges: 0- ...[Read More]