Recruiting really should be viewed as a business partner, someone who is critical to the success of the business.
What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, and personable sixth.
I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.
Recruitment is like fishing. You may think that there is a shortage of fish, when the real problem is where you fish and what bait you use.
If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.
Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions, and a healthy dose of curiosity.
Recruitment is marketing. If you're a recruiter now a days and you don't see yourself as a marketeer, you're in the wrong profession. If you're not marketing, you're not in it to win it.