How To Successfully Recruit Top Tech Talent, by Logan Knight

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

How To Successfully Recruit Top Tech Talent

Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division at Redfish Technology

Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

By Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division at Redfish Technology

 

We’ve all heard about the competition for top tech talent. Despite the Great Recession and the limp recovery, unemployment is very low for technical professionals in software, IT, and high tech. Hot spots like the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Seattle, So Cal, DC, Boston, etc. are thriving Read more »

Managing Expectations: A Prerequisite to Successful Hiring. By Heidi Clark, COO, CHO, Redfish Technology, Inc.

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Interview, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Managing Expectations:A Prerequisite to Successful Hiring

Heidi Clark, COO, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)

Heidi Clark, COO, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)

By Heidi Clark, COO, CHO

 

One of the key competencies of an executive recruiter is that of setting expectations, yours and mine.

The recruiter is out there acting as an emissary for a company. She must embody the corporate values and ethics of his client, she must create enthusiasm and motivation for the opportunity. When reaching out to both potential candidates and professionals who may refer the next candidate, the recruiter is representing the company brand. The better the collaboration and communication between the hiring manager and the recruiter, the more successful the process. Read more »

Personnel Mobilization Doctrine. By Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Personnel Mobilization Doctrine

Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager

Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager

By Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager

 

 

The term “Recruiting” originally meant “to enlist new soldiers”. Every army needs to replenish troops over time, and at certain times they need to grow their numbers to accomplish specific operations.

 

Militaries, to facilitate this process, have established recruiting commands. These units are solely responsible for increasing military enlistment. The mission of the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is to recruit candidates for service. This process includes the recruiting, medical and psychological examination, induction, and administrative processing of potential service personnel. Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Interview Follow-Up

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

The Dos and Don’ts of Interview Follow-Up 

Beth Cliff

By Beth Cliff, IT Engineering Recruitment Manager, Redfish Technology

  Do call your recruiter.

When working with a recruiter, let that person know how it went. Give them a call shortly after the interview to give your impressions, discuss anything unexpected that came up, affirm your interest, and discuss next steps in the process. Read more »

Plate Spinning, the Art of Successful Recruiting

Filed under: Best Practices, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Plate Spinning, the Art of Successful Recruiting

Leah O'Flynn

Leah O’Flynn

By Leah O’Flynn

Plate spinning is an intense physical and psychological feat; it is both an art form and a methodology. Professionals focus on spinning numerous plates, simultaneously, while performing any number of acrobatic maneuvers, balancing goals, and bringing moving parts to a graceful crescendo. Sounds like recruiting, doesn’t it? Read more »

Will a Recruiter’s Fees Impact My Salary? by Rob Reeves, Redfish Technology – Nationwide IT and CleanTech Recruiters

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Offers / CounterOffers, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks

Rob Reeves

Rob Reeves,            CEO – Redfish

Will a Recruiter’s Fees Impact My Salary?

By Rob Reeves, President, CEO Redfish Technology

 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked by a candidate if working with a recruiter will lower his salary. Some people think that a recruiter’s fee comes out of the same budget that a candidate’s salary comes from. “Isn’t the money for a new hire going to be split between the candidate hired, referral fees, headhunter commission, and Sally over at H.R.?” Read more »

Do It Yourself Recruiting

Filed under: Best Practices, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Do It Yourself Recruiting

Ryan Thomson

Ryan Thomson

By Ryan Thomson, Executive Recruiter

When helping new clients on their hiring priorities, I encounter a common thread that some think recruiting fees are costly and somehow easy to earn. Recruiting fees are typically a percentage of the first year’s salary, and yes, that can amount to a large figure when hiring executives and top performers. During a recent webinar on Closing Candidates in a Hot Market, an attendee asked “Why should I use a recruiter, they seem expensive for a job I can do on my own.” Read more »

Happy Holidays from our team to yours!

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Employer, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Work-Life Balance

Happy Holidays from our team to yours!

Whether you will get merry at Christmas, illuminated at Hanukkah, or dec’d out for Kwanzaa, we hope you have a great yearend!

 

Redfish is celebrating a great 2011.

 

Rob Reeves

Rob Reeves, President, CEO – Redfish Technology

Amid the Noise and Haste of 2011, we’ve managed to stay the course we set and solidify our partnerships in both the Tech Sector and the Clean Tech Sector. Read more »