Does Recruiting Belong Under Business Development?

Real talk: We’ve been having discussions for literally years now about recruiting getting a “seat at the table.” As far back as 2008, during the doldrums of the Great Recession, an ERE conference keynoter said that adverse economic conditions would give recruiters their long, oft-sought “seat at the table.” That did not happen. If anything, HR and recruiting functions were likely more involved in laying off people than bringing in people.

Now we’re in this supposedly amazing economy, at least in terms of unemployment rate — it fell to a 50-year low last month — and you would think recruiting would again be poised for its big “seat at the table” moment. After all, if we all need A-players, but the A-players are employed…

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Credit to Ted Bauer for the original post.

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