Jon Bartos

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The Important Recruiting Quantity Metrics

Managing a recruiting team is not unlike that of managing a major league baseball team.  The tenured manager understands how to get rookies off to a good start by developing the proper habits to achieve big league success.  Once a rookie gets seasoned, the focus shifts to other skills that continued to be worked on based on specific achievements, or lack thereof. How can you tell when one...

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Are You Willing to Pay the Price of Success?

It's a new year, and there is resolution in the air. With a new year comes a fresh start, and new opportunities. Many people will set lofty personal and professional goals in these first weeks of 2011 in hopes of changing their lives and careers in significant ways. Unfortunately, very few of us will actually manage to achieve these goals, or to even remember what goals were set come March...

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Insuring Your Success in 2011

I've never been more excited about a new year as I have this one. After a long, challenging 2009 and 2010, we can finally begin shaking off past difficulties, and lay the foundation for a bigger, brighter, happier, more rewarding 2011. This is the best time of year for a guy like me. Every get together is a chance to meet new people and discover what makes them tick, what motivates them....

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Universal Truths of Recruiting and Staffing

There are a few things you can count on in this world. The sun will rise in the east and set in the west.  What goes up must come down.   The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The funniest guy at the bar on your office party will regret it Monday morning. In recruiting, as in life, there are absolutes. Unshakeable truths that simply aren't negotiable. In our industry, they are the...

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Your Biggest Challenge In Recruiting and in Life

Recruiters are saddled with many challenges. If it's not a jobless recovery to worry about it's the potential for a double dip recession.  Many of us are searching for magical formula in these tumultuous times in hopes of getting through to better times.   If there were such and thing – and that simple, someone would find it, bottle it (or put it on the net), sell it and we would all...

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The Uncovered Secrets of Million-Dollar Billers

In the world of executive recruiting, success is ours for the taking. So why do some people achieve superstardom and others quit in frustration? What does it really take to become a multi-million dollar biller? Obviously, it's not going to happen for everyone. Only the top half of one percent of all recruiters bill over a million dollars a year. Most people are unable or unwilling to climb...

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