How Recruiters Steal Your Best People: They Don’t Steal Them

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Do you really believe recruiters steal your best people? Really?

How Recruiters Steal Your Best People: Overloading Them

Recruiters don’t steal your best people. You lose them. I know you don’t want to hear that. You want to think that nefarious evil recruiter is stealing them? They’re not. You’re losing them.

One of the ways you lose them is at review time. At review time, which coincides with their work anniversary, usually, a manager sits down with their subordinate, and basically gives them a verbal beating. There’s very little love that’s offered. There’s very little in terms of things that they’ve done well, because those slides by. People forget about them; they ignore them, and instead focus on mistakes.

You gotta show him some love. You got to show that they did some good things. Yeah, there are a couple of things they can improve upon, but heck overall, it’s a great performance.

People want to feel like you care. And if all that happens is you dump on them, you’ll lose them

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

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  1. Tony Little

    One of greatest pieces of advice I was given about leadership is “it’s much easier to lead and manage people you love”. The most simple thing to do as a leader and manager.

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