About Michael Lazrus

Michael Lazrus has over 25 years of expereince in the recruiting industry for IT, Creative and Engineering.
8 06, 2016

The Real Life of a Staffing Agency Recruiter

By |2020-02-12T03:27:27-05:00June 8th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

The Hard Lessons in Recruiting I still remember my first placement – a day-shift Computer Operator at a large Insurance Company – He worked the graveyard at a major Telecommunications Company for $25,000 a year and told me he was quitting his night job and taking mine to a) get out of the city and [...]

16 05, 2016

Dating Rules for Job-Seekers

By |2020-09-10T14:24:45-04:00May 16th, 2016|Interviews|

Recruiting Relationships Start with Trust When I contact, or am contacted by candidates interested in working with me, or in a particular job I may have advertised I routinely find myself listening to a five or ten minute ‘elevator pitch’ ostensibly presenting a laundry list of skills and accomplishments. Very little time is spent trying [...]

25 04, 2016

New Talent Acquisition Reality – Recruiting Top Talent in the Modern Era

By |2020-04-10T07:21:32-04:00April 25th, 2016|Recruiting Process|

Recruiting Top Talent in the Modern Era Companies need to revolutionize their approach to attracting talent and they need to do it NOW. There is a shortage of qualified talent in today’s market – driven by the retirement of Baby Boomers and a much smaller class of Gen-Xers to replace them, growth in the need [...]

4 04, 2016

Technology is the Death of Recruiting!

By |2020-03-09T04:29:23-04:00April 4th, 2016|Recruiting Process|

Implementing Traditional Recruiting with Modern Technology When I began recruiting (1987) there were no ‘job boards’ and few real ATS as we know them today. We posted some newspaper ads but primarily we called people. We kept hard copy resumes, filed them by skills. We called into companies and talked our way to the right [...]

22 03, 2016

Knowledge is Power – Ask the Right Questions

By |2020-11-11T04:23:27-05:00March 22nd, 2016|Recruiting Process|

Communication is Key in Recruiting Successful Recruiters understand the importance of why a potential placement is a good match between the client and the candidate. If you want to build relationships, you want to present candidates who are excited about the opportunity and are an exact fit for what your client is looking for. Understanding [...]

11 03, 2016

Evolving Social Media Recruitment – Facebook Vs. LinkedIn

By |2020-11-11T04:35:02-05:00March 11th, 2016|Social Media|

Connecting Employers and Candidates through Facebook Recruiting has long been at the forefront of technological advancements. In the late 1980’s, Prodigy and AOL were already in use as recruitment tools. The advent of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) revolutionized the business. Shortly thereafter Monster – with one Super Bowl ad – created a whole new way [...]

25 09, 2013

An Open Letter to Employers Using Staffing Agencies

By |2020-02-17T11:32:40-05:00September 25th, 2013|Staffing Articles|

Developing a Partnership with your Recruiter by: Michael Lazrus In 25 years in the staffing world, I’ve often been struck by the seeming conflict or lack of cooperation between “us” and “you”. Most professional recruiters are painfully aware of the unsavory practices of some of our colleagues – headhunters and worse. Many of us, however, [...]

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