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November 19, 2013


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Andraya Thompson

Paul - You hit the nail right on the head. Talented recruiters who excel at full life cycle shouldn't be stuck doing admin work/recruitment coordination, or just sourcing. There should be a true partnership that allows recruiters to collaborate with HM's to define requirements FIRST, instead of reacting to a 'pie in the sky' or 'purple squirrel' request.

Also, companies should truly assess who they have on staff & determine if the results they are receiving align with the overall company vision & goals. If the company wants progressive results, having 'post & pray' types isn't going to get it for you.

Truer words have never been said… "If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you've always gotten".

Kelly Wittrock

Not every company has their recruiters sourcing for "Purple Squirrels?!" Perfectly stated, Paul!


Right on Paul. Thanks for sharing. I think there is a lack of understanding, support, and value of the recruitment function in most companies.

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