Archive for November 2013


The Failure of Internal Recruitment?

The Failure of Internal Recruitment?

This is going to be a controversial article. It will probably provoke a response from those in  corporate recruiting in the Asia Pacific.

5 years ago, it was my opinion that the internal talent acquisition structure with the ability to source candidates on its own through data-mining its corporate CV database and applicant tracking system (ATS) aided by a slew of A-team recruiters with strong head-hunting experience would mean the demise of the recruitment agencies especially here in Asia.

Fast forward to November 2013. I am re-assessing my view.  I am a proponent of the internal corporate recruitment strategy rather than outsourcing to staffing agencies. The cost savings that the organization makes in doing things on its own coupled with the intelligence that it gathers whilst...

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Corporate Recruiter Success: Hiring Manager Management

Corporate Recruiter Success: Hiring Manager Management

Wow! It's almost been 10 months since my last blog entry. No excuses really but with several projects in recruiter training and recruitment change management, its been challenging to find time to write new articles. But here I am!

In the course of my projects during the last 10 months, one thing sticks out. Internal talent acquisition recruiters are not developing strong enough relationships with their stakeholders i.e.the HIRING MANAGER whom we all love to hate :)

In my one-on-one meetings with hiring managers, the same issues keep coming up.

(a) Internal recruiters don't understand the hiring manager's business.

(b) There is very little communication between the corporate recruiter and the hiring manager during the entire recruitment process.

(c) Hiring managers complain that...

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