Minnesota Talent Acquisition Professionals Meet for Panel Discussion

November 19, 2008

Watch the video:  MNTRN Rocks
Having its origins more than a decade ago as a “technical” recruiters network, the MNTRN has become a broad network of talent acquisition professionals that includes both non-technical and technical recruiters.  Membership and event attendance also includes a good number of HCM leaders. 
On Friday, November 14 a limited-registration event drew a standing only crowd at the Golden [...]

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What is a Contract Recruiter?

October 12, 2008

A Contract Recruiter is an experienced, hands-on recruiting professional working on an hourly rate in defined term (ex. 6 month) or open-ended (ex. month-to-month) contract engagements. Like other consultants, Contract Recruiters work assignments on-site at corporate offices as an integrated team member, off-site from the recruiting firm/staffing agency office or virtually according to client preferences.
Often [...]

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What is a Contract Sourcing Specialist?

October 12, 2008

A Recruiter by any other name is a Recruiter. A Contract Sourcing Specialist is a professional Recruiter with a proficiency and focus on candidate sourcing methodologies and practices. Whether called a Contract Recruiter or a Contract Sourcing Specialist, these experts are hands-on recruiting professionals working on an hourly rate in defined term or open-ended contract [...]

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What is a Recruiting Consultant?

October 12, 2008

A reference distinction is sometimes made between a Contract Recruiter and Recruiting/Recruitment Consultant (we’ll use “Recruitment Consultant” in this post) when the work assigned to the contractor is not focused on the hands-on sourcing and recruiting of job candidates, but is more strategy or process related. A Recruitment Consultant is a recruiting professional working on [...]

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Why Do Companies Hire Contract Recruiters?

October 12, 2008

Nearly all Fortune 500 companies engage Contract Recruiters on an ongoing basis or intermittently. Many other large, medium and smaller size companies also use Contract Recruiters.
Most companies hire Contract Recruiters to:

Meet growth related hiring demand for fast growing or expanding companies, handle spikes in hiring needs.
Handle multiple, time sensitive, critical hires.
Take on the front-end sourcing [...]

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The Benefits of Hiring a Contract Recruiter

October 11, 2008

When you are faced with making multiple critical hires under the pressure of limited time, a Contract Recruiter may be your best solution.
Companies in size ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups regularly utilize Contract Recruiters as a cost-effective, well-managed way to accomplish short and mid range recruiting objectives. A skilled Contract Recruiter can represent [...]

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How to Select the Right Contract Recruiter

October 11, 2008

Some tips on making the right Contract Recruiter selection:

Define your specific recruiting needs including the number and type of positions that need to be filled.
Establish a time table (days-to-fill) expectation with hiring managers and other stakeholders.
Estimate the length of the contract assignment, required work hours and work location (on-site/off-site) requirements.
Determine who the Contract Recruiter will [...]

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Should I Hire a Contract Recruiter or Full-Time Recruiter?

October 10, 2008

Two common questions facing Human Resources professionals and other business leaders:

Is it time to hire our first Recruiter?
Is it time to add another Recruiter to our staff?

The circumstances that most commonly invoke these questions are:

Hiring demand consistently exceeds the capacity of the existing HR/business unit staff to handle the effort.
Need to establish a new recruiting [...]

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Should I Hire a Contract Recruiter or Find a Search Firm?

October 9, 2008

Specialized search firms can be an effective resource for bringing qualified candidates into the hiring process. Unless retained, however, a search firm will probably be working with you on a non-exclusive contingency basis. While true that you only pay a fee if you hire, the relationship you have established with the search firm is likely [...]

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