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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Best Practices over Bad Behaviour Pt 1

How frustrating must it be [for businesses] to source reliable and trustworthy information about the 'Recruitment Company' that are calling on them 20 times a day, by phone, email or in person...sometimes even a combination of 2 or more...

On moving across the pond [Great Cold North Atlantic] I was surprissed to find out that anyone can set up [in their basement or sub-let desk somewhere] and call them selves a Recruitment Agency/Company, and operate legitimately...Their in not even a need to be licensed to practice the profession that deals with peoples careers, employment, job search, future life...WOW!!!  

For me, as a Professional in our industry [I am not perfect, some will say far from it, and who am I to argue with my mother...;)] firmly and strongly believe the Industry has allowed [or in the process of allowing] itself to fall back into the same category as the Used Car and Insurance Sales People of old...un loved, un respected, un valued and un wanted...

The used car and insurance industries recognized this, and changed the market places perception of them into regulated and disciplined practitionaires - Yes, there are some un ethical and un licensed practitionairs still operating in these industries...so! 'Caveat Emptor' and by asking a simple question like...Are you Licensed to Practice? often points you towards a seat or the exit..and pretty darn quickly...

Why am I rambling on about this....today in 10 phone calls to companies...each one came out with the same statement..."Agencies [Recruitment]are all the same!", have I missed something...has a seminar or webinar recently been made on 'How to annoy a Recruitment Professional...tell them they are Not Professional because of others Bad Practices!"  

More to follow on this subject, need to go and get a used car without insurance and run over the line-up at the Williams Coffee Pub drive thru...

Only kidding!...

1 comment:

Kevin Boon said...

Interesting post John. This is the interesting dilemma not only for recruiters and companies but for the Internet world in general.

I suppose the real question is what makes people qualified in web 2.0 world where anyone can create an online presence? Is it education, experience or ability to build relationships? Today the line seems harder to distinguish and the best we can do is to position our brand and use social media to promote our talents and build trust.

Kevin