The Complex Relationship Between Recruiters and HR Generalists- Podcast

What drives recruiters crazy about their HR departments? How has the recent recession affected the relationship between HR and recruiting?  What are recruiters trained to avoid in dealing with HR?

I have always said:  “It’s uncertain whether the relationship between recruiters and HR generalists is like siblings, spouses, or parent-child (if the latter, it’s also unclear who’s the parent and who’s the child). What is clear is they’re all part of the same family. And it’s mutually beneficial that they get along.”

For those of you listening to this podcast who are not in recruiting or HR, the relationship between these two critical roles within organizations is oftentimes not very pleasant… in fact, it can be highly competitive, antagonistic, and downright adversarial.

Peter Clayton, of TotalPictureRadio hosted a special Inside Recruiting – Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio produced this outstanding podcast interview with the two brave individuals who shared the stage with me just two weeks ago at the ERE Expo Spring 2011 – Susan Warner, the Director of Corporate Human Resources for FMC Corporation, a global specialty chemical manufacturing firm, where she has responsibility for the development and delivery of corporate human resource programs and services, and Mike Adamo, Director, Global Talent Acquisition for Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. I hope you enjoy the podcast.

Listen to this podcast now (25 minutes).

For more interesting conversations from Riviera Advisors’ sponsored Total Picture Radio podcast series visit our podcast page.

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Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SPHR, CMC

Jeremy Eskenazi, is the Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc.

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