Creative Recruiting

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 4, 2008

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The economy may be striking fear into the hearts of employees everywhere. While the job market may be tightening, senior managers are still very much in demand (the news that Facebook lured Sheryl Sandberg away from Google today weighed on the company’s shares). According to a new study by job search site JobFox, 43% of corporate recruiters say staff levels at their organizations will significantly or slightly increase during 2008. That’s particularly true in industries such as software design/development, nursing, and accounting and finance (the top three most active professions in JobFox’s study).

If you’re trying to hire in those industries, you might want to take a cue from employers like this game developer. It sent out 100 engraved iPods in elaborate packaging to potential game engineers (above). Next time you’re planning to invite a potential candidate over for a desk-side chat, take them out to the golf course, or invite them to lunch, check out what your competition might be doing. Impressive.

Reader Comments

Sundeep

March 13, 2008 2:56 AM

Here in India, with lots of young people joining the workforce, the real demand is for leaders who can handle them while at the same time also manage the old timers. Its a difficult job, making the job of selecting these leaders, tough.
http://jaundicedmind.blogspot.com/

holt hackney

March 21, 2008 10:34 AM

Another suggestion would be to create profiles on sourcing networks where your identity is protected, but you have the capability of tracking how you stack up against the competition for that job.

itzbig is one of the companies. Unfortunately, it caters to those who work in the technology field and for now only in Texas and the Bay area.

Interestingly, they do have a promotion going where you get a $5 starbucks gift card just for registering, which might be worth checking out at:

http://www.itzbig.com/coffee.html

Thai ethical jobseeker

October 7, 2009 9:36 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am 37, Bangkok-born Thai man, degree in Tourism/ Hospitality, left last job 5 years already for better job, have applied >1350 places, still no one employ.

Most consider I am too old. Some who called me for interviews just concluded that I was not qualified because I was too thin although they admired my experience and English ability.

And there was one who interviewed me last year, about the same quarter like now, at GALLUP Organization, Sathorn Thani Tower, Bangkok. At that time Gallup was recruiting many positions and I registered and attended a test online concerning applicants' attitudes towards works/colleagues/clients/company, etc.

This interviewer's name was Duangdao. And what showed her prejudice, iniquity were at the end of interview. She asked a contemptuous question pretentiously and gently: "Why are you so good at English?" which implied: "You look you are not even a bit good at English." or even worse "You really shouldn't be so good at English. You don't deserve it !"

Ending the interview she said that my scores from online test were sent to her just some part and she still had to wait for the rest. But ! I'm sure the scores were completed once the test was finished and I had made probable high scores so that I was contacted via telephone by Ms. Veenesha Ramasawmy from regional head office in Singapore to come for interview.

Oh, God, please cure Gallup for the world. They claimed they were equal opportunity employer. But they were deceived to employ this kind of employee. And now she is recruiting again. I am highly grateful to invite you to see the ad through these links http://www.jobsdb.com/D3/EN/Job.asp?R=JDBT042784703&36305 and http://jobthai.jobjob.co.th/goToSearch.asp?AffiliateId=3001&FreeTextUsing=

She would choose more dishonest, deceitful staff to be in Gallup and set up a large disorder network and make... a false world.

Thai ethical jobseeker

October 7, 2009 10:03 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am 37, Bangkok-born Thai man, degree in Tourism/ Hospitality, left last job 5 years already for better job, have applied >1350 places, still no one employ.

Most consider I am too old. Some who called me for interviews just concluded that I was not qualified because I was too thin although they admired my experience and English ability.

And there was one who interviewed me last year, about the same quarter like now, at GALLUP Organization, Sathorn Thani Tower, Bangkok. At that time Gallup was recruiting many positions and I registered and attended a test online concerning applicants' attitudes towards works/colleagues/clients/company, etc.

This interviewer's name was Duangdao. And what showed her prejudice, iniquity were at the end of interview. She asked a contemptuous question pretentiously and gently: "Why are you so good at English?" which implied: "You look you are not even a bit good at English." or even worse "You really shouldn't be so good at English. You don't deserve it !"

Ending the interview she said that my scores from online test were sent to her just some part and she still had to wait for the rest. But ! I'm sure the scores were completed once the test was finished and I had made probable high scores so that I was contacted via telephone by Ms. Veenesha Ramasawmy from regional head office in Singapore to come for interview.

Oh, God, please cure Gallup for the world. They claimed they were equal opportunity employer. But they were deceived to employ this kind of employee. And now she is recruiting again. I am highly grateful to invite you to see the ad through this link http://www.jobsdb.com/D3/EN/Job.asp?R=JDBT042784703&36305

She would choose more dishonest, deceitful staff to be in Gallup and set up a large disorder network and make... a false world.

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