Well, it’s been a while since my last blog post.
I have been exceptionally busy making a number of incremental but impactful changes to our recruiting tools, team, and best practices – especially in regard to passive candidate sourcing. But the biggest change over past few months has been our new company name. Since 2009, we have been known as “The Recruiting Division”. Now, almost eight years later, we have an exciting new name – ContractRecruiter.com.
Why the change?
Well, those of you who have worked with us know that we have a rather unique twist on RPO (recruitment process outsourcing). Our team consists solely of contract recruiters, and our solutions are all based upon the model of a contract recruiter. This is our secret sauce – as corporate-side recruiters, contract recruiters, we know how to communicate and work with demanding hiring managers.
We understand the importance of using company messaging and branding to attract passive candidates, and the need to provide a high-touch candidate experience to all of your applicants. Unlike contingency recruiters, holding ourselves accountable is built into our DNA. We work with the same rigor on every position, every time, no matter how challenging or daunting.
And so, we felt that our new name, ContractRecruiter.com, better reflects exactly who we are. Internally, we will retain the name “The Recruiting Division” for admin purposes, but outwardly we are proud to put on display not only our new name, but also our new website – contractrecruiter.com.
For those of you who remember our old website, our new one will look somewhat familiar, but with a much stronger focus on explaining who we are and what we do. We hope that you’ll love it as much as we do!
Our new name comes with a renewed focus on strengthening our passive candidate sourcing capabilities. We have been to SourceCon twice this year, and have spent a considerable amount of time and effort upgrading and refining our research and sourcing tools and strategies for 2017.
We are now using a broader range of platforms to source passive candidates – LinkedIn Recruiter, Facebook, Meetup, Slideshare, Stack Overflow and Github, to name a few. Our tools have expanded to Boolean generators such as Source Hub from Social Talent, and to a broad array of Social Recruiting tools like Recruitment Edge (the new social portal built into Careerbuilder), Lusha, Connectifier Social, and PropelIQ.
If you are reading this blog post, then you are probably on our new website. Please don’t be shy about telling us what you like, and what you would like to see added or changed. The only thing we love more than recruiting and sourcing is feedback!
Andrew Greenberg’s roots in recruiting date back to 1996. He has experience both on the agency-side and corporate-side of the staffing business, with a focus in the financial services space at companies like Bloomberg and UBS. He also has core experience with information technology staffing, and has worked for major software companies such as SAP Business Objects and IBM/Informix Software. To get in touch with Andrew, you can reach him by email or by phone at (800) 797-6160.