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Winning Culture…

You have to give the Warriors a big rap for their performances over the last two weeks. The most striking thing for me is how they seem so controlled and playing with with total confidence in and respect for eachother. It reminds me of sitting in the Olympic stadium watching the Wallabies knock the All Blacks out of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. That day in Sydney the Wallabies were just like the Warriors are now picking each other up after mistakes and applauding each other for the good stuff. It has a real energy about it and you could see that day the ABs did not have that same team culture!

It’s everything we aim for in our own businesses I’m sure and what better demonstration off it than in a Sports Team right in the high performance ZONE!

Well Done to everyone at the Warriors I’m loving it!

Social networking & recruiting

Thought provoking article (link above) I thought on social networking sites being used to screen candidates. I’m a bit slow and had always seen them as a great source of candidates but had missed the screening application. Not sure I’d dismiss a candidate based on the content of their facebook site but maybe it does give a little insight into what they are all about?
22% from the careerbuilder survey reckon they have!

But how does this work if it is mostly permission based?

Habits of GREAT Recruiters…

We’ve been working up a self assessment view on the habits of Great Recruiters…


1)      Goal Driven:

a)      I set daily, weekly, monthly goals that focus me on results

b)      I have an income expectation and understand how much I need to do to exceed it

c)       I understand what the business expects of me


2)      Time & Activity management:

a)      I understand the activities it takes to be a successful recruiter and I manage my time accordingly

b)      I use Daily to do lists and they always include:

i)        Candidate sourcing/referrals

ii)       New Client calls

iii)     Candidate & Client debriefing

iv)     Client visits

v)      Referencing

vi)     General catch up calls


3)      Work with Team:

a)      I work with and contribute to the team to leverage all our knowledge towards improved results

b)      I use and maintain the database


4)      Control & Influence:

a)      I stay in constant contact with candidates, questioning & influencing their thinking.

b)      I constantly question and lead clients towards required decisions and/or for information

c)       I aim to CONTROL all stages of the process with both candidates & clients


5)      Communication:

a)      I exceed communication expectations always delivering either good or bad news to keep candidates & clients informed

b)      I ensure all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner


6)      Professional Competence:

a)      I understand and can manage all the steps in recruiting and in candidate & client control

b)      I am always listening and sharing scenarios to improve my knowledge

c)       I behave like a ‘career recruiter’ demonstrating the resilience and persistence required to be better than the average


7)      Market Knowledge:

a)      I continually question both candidates & clients and scan all sources to ensure up to date market knowledge

b)      I ask both candidates & clients about my competition and how I’m going


8)      Competitiveness:

a)      I understand the competitive nature of this industry and thrive in doing it better than others

b)      I appreciate the urgency required to beat our competitors and I therefore continually prioritise and do things immediately