Speaker Bio - Bill Humbert

Bill Humbert of The Humbert Group LLC, is a Professional Speaker, a Contract Recruitment Consultant, and Award Winning Author. He is a 1971 Assumption College, Worcester, MA graduate. He has had 3 completely different careers – construction supervision, fertilizer sales, and recruitment.

He is an enthusiastic speaker with a passion for his business. His presentations are lively and his topics concern everyone. Bill Humbert enjoys being with people and they feel his excitement.

RecruiterGuy became a professional recruiter in 1981 in the Washington, DC area with MCI Telecommunications as his first client. Over the years other clients have included The Washington Post, Comsat Labs, USF&G Insurance, Geico Insurance, CSX Technology, Telegroup, LeFebure, Intermec Technologies, Digital Broadband Communications, Latitude Communications in Santa Clara, CA, Identico Systems in Nashua, NH, and Life Investors Insurance Company, an AEGON member company.  Since 1990, with the exception of 1.5 years as the Recruiting Manager for McLeodUSA in Cedar Rapids, IA, he has had his own contract recruitment consulting business - The Humbert Group, with clients on each coast and in the Midwest.  

Bill used his experience as a contract recruiter consultant to write a humorous step by step guide to finding a job - "RecruiterGuy's Guide to Finding a Job". The book may be purchased on Amazon or at RecruiterGuy’s Guide to Finding a Job for only $13.95.

RecruiterGuy presented "Why the Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets the Job" webinar that was hosted by smartsearch on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

SmartSearch Best Practices Webinar Series hosted Bill Humbert on January 26, 2012 at 9 AM Pacific. There were over 100 recruiters registered for the webinar. This Best Practices webinar was recorded. Click on "1960’s Recruiting in 2012?” .

Remember the 1960’s?

Well, there are two generations of job seekers who don’t.

Fifty years ago, there were four basic ways to fill a job opening. One was to advertise the position and wait for people to apply; today this is known as the “post and pray” method. The three other 1960’s methods were to seek candidates from within the organization for promotion or identify previous applicants to reconsider -- network with people for a referral to prospective candidates -- or pay a recruitment fee. Not much has changed, except the process has become automated.

In this program, you’ll learn how you can update the tried & true methods from the 60’s to attract top talent -- not repel them from applying to job postings – by treating recruiting as a sales process.

- Use automation to engage passive candidates not turn them off - Simple steps to improve candidate sourcing - How to streamline the process & improve the candidate experience - Reduce candidate “fall off” when they visit your jobs pages - Tips to stretch your recruitment budget. Click on the title link to register.

He has spoken on the topic of the "Secrets of a Successful Job Search" at Professional Career Fairs in Washington, DC, Dallas, Denver, Omaha, St. Louis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and at college campuses across the country (most recently, Rice University in Houston, TX and Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids).  He has given his “Let’s Make Salary Negotiations Fun!” talk on the East Coast and in the Midwest.  He has also been asked to contribute to Fran Quittel's Career Advice column in Computerworld.

His four hour "Employee Retention and Recruitment Strategy" workshop was well received in Chicago with high marks all around. In this workshop, he works with Human Resource managers and hiring managers to develop an understanding that recruitment and retention are tied tightly together.

Bill was the Vice President of the Iowa Senior Human Resource Association in 2009.

Bill estimates that he has read over 400,000 resumes since beginning in 1981. He has interviewed over 13,000 candidates over the phone or in person and has worked with over 3000 hiring managers. As a contract recruiter consultant for the past 15 years, he has helped companies hire over 1500 new employees nationwide from C-Level (CEO, CFO, CIO) level to College Recruit.  He is RecruiterGuy.com.


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