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  •  This is just my division (0+ / 0-) company as whole has 2413 current open positions in the US, according to my Intranet.

    The are in a lot of different states: CA, TX, OK, VA, MA, KY, TN, GA, IL... and that was just what I saw on the first few page.  

    We are behind on recruiting across the board.  

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu May 09, 2013 at 11:28:22 AM PDT

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    •  It's absolutely astonishing (1+ / 0-)
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      Myself, I have advertised about 6 positions in the last year. I live in the middle of nowhere, in flyover country. In each case, I got 30-40 responses of which 6-7 were highly qualified.

      I'VE GOT IT! You are letting HR screen. Here's a tip, from a successful recruiter (that is, me): DO NOT LET HR SCREEN.

      if you take over screening, you would find hundreds of qualified candidates.

      •  HR doesnt do tech screening (0+ / 0-)

        They check for re-location viability, salary expectations, and handle all the admin details of application completion and interview scheduling.

        Managers sift through the resumes to screen... Four of the most senior engineers in the department do the phone interview (which is a basic level tech-screen) and candidates are brought on-site for indepth tech interview and a final interview with the director (both on the same visit).

        HR has to track everything because they log every applicant and whatnot for referrals, EEOC reporting, any relationships with existing employees, etc.

        They also manage the background report, drug test and reference check process. (but those are only done after the acceptance of a tentative offer)

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Thu May 09, 2013 at 11:49:52 AM PDT

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      •  Tell the other 5-6 qualified candidates (0+ / 0-)

        to consider coming to DC if they really need a job.  We could use them.

        Flyover country, this ain't.  ..and my little $100k job will look like chump change if they are qualified to land a secret clearance and get into government contractor work.

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Thu May 09, 2013 at 12:00:06 PM PDT

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