“Steve Job’s believed that 'A' players hire 'A' players—that is people who are AS good as they are. I refined this slightly—my theory is that “A” players hire people even better than themselves. It’s clear, though, that B players hire C players so they can feel superior to them, and C players hire D players. If you start hiring B players, expect what Steve called 'The Bozo Explosion' to happen in your organization.” Guy Kawasaki

Hiring and capturing ‘A PLAYERS’ is different than acquiring ‘candidates’, thus requiring different strategies and tactics. A disconnect occurs when a company or recruiter utilizes an active candidate recruitment process (or talent surplus strategy in a competitive market) -yet expects a pipeline of “A” Players.  Generally the 'war on talent' is blamed and the organization celebrates finally putting ‘a butt in a seat’. ( I wonder if Google feels there is a talent shortage- just sayin')

The successful ‘A Player’ Recruiter offers an organization an expanded window of opportunity including, a new talent community of exceptional professionals, proven methodologies to motivate top professionals, dedicated recruitment resources, as well as an independent platform allowing professionals to confidentially & candidly explore a new opportunity. ‘A Player’ Recruiters do not work in the marketplace of ‘candidates or applicants’ but the population of professionals who are generally happy, focused on their impact, making good money and not waving resume around in the air.

Experienced Recruiters through their reputation, talent, skill and experience, motivate “A” Players to move for better opportunities. 

There are numerous top recruiters in every sector however few organizations have the tools to benchmark the recruiter who happened to called in a moment of desperation.  Click here to receive  ‘7 Simple Steps to Qualify Your Recruiter’ to systematically ensure your time, money and sanity is invested wisely.

Thanks for listening and tolerating my shameless plug for good recruiters, ourselves included-Michele

Michele Williams