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How to hire over 50 great people in 10 Weeks!



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As some of you know I recently set up, and kick started, the talent acquisition program for one of the most publicized start-ups in Santa Monica, CA. During my 10 weeks with the client I implemented a new applicant tracking system (ATS), organized the job requisition and on-boarding process, developed the hiring process and SLA’s for all verticals, implemented a paid internship program, and hired over 50 regular full-time employees and consultants in all skill areas...without any team, staff support or budget.

So how was it done? Super powers, divine help, dumb luck? Perhaps a bit of one, but I give most of the credit to one critical tool; JobScore ATS. Yes, I said JobScore. Let me explain...


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Is your Recruiter keeping your identity safe?



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In a recent blog, the owner of a Los Angeles search firm drew attention to the fact that he was starting to receive spam marketing emails via LinkedIn from a competitor. While this is hardly a new development it does serve as a reminder that staffing companies, search agencies, and executive search firms all posses tremendous amounts of confidential information on their candidates. In the past I’ve heard of firms selling data to marketing firms, financial services companies, and even credit agencies. Now I want to be perfectly clear here that these activities are extremely rare. Most firms in the recruitment industry would never entertain such practices. But given the nature of the economy, some firms are “exploring” alternative means of revenue.

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