Welcome Cecile Moore to Joseph Chris!

Please join us in welcoming Cecile Moore to Joseph Chris Partners! We are excited to have her on board and look forward to a successful future together!

Cecile’s career has produced over 11 years of training and leadership development skills within a variety of different industries. The past 5 years she has worked in the retail industry focusing on recruiting and operations; where Cecile established a reputation for increasing operational and talent performance in client-centric and highly competitive environments. Cecile is committed to building highly motivated teams by supporting growth opportunities for both clients and their employees seeking advancement, ownership, organizational vitality, success and empowerment. Cecile strives to live her life by this motto, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move” – Benjamin Franklin. Cecile recently graduated with a Masters of Business Administration and feels knowledge pays the best interest! She combines her love of knowledge with her passion for results in everything she does.

Cecile is passionate about politics, her dogs and her family. She also loves to volunteer and learn new things.

Please join us in welcoming Cecile to the JCP team!

Recruiting 101 in 2012!

Recruiting in 2012 has changed drastically in the last ten years. With new technology, it seems to change from year to year. New tools, new websites, stiff competition and never ending challenges.

Social media sites, an abundance of search engines and the fact that almost everyone is mobile are just a few of the many changes. These tools are used on a regular basis today. Five years ago it was job boards and prior to that, it was good old “cold calling.” Personally, I believe in “cold calling”…always have and always will. Don’t get me wrong, I do use and recommend the “new” tools available, but there is nothing like slamming fifty calls out for a new position and getting return calls and resumes in your inbox.

Having the right tools and knowing how to use them is what sets you apart from other recruiters. The hard truth is that if you aren’t using the same sites and tools that your competition is, you’re going to miss that passive candidate who they can find. Competition for talent today with industry specific skills is getting tougher to find. The top talent is being headhunted often, and when they are happy in their current role it can be tough to get their interest in what you have to offer.

There are a couple of “tried and true” approaches that every recruiter should always do. First and foremost it is very important to remember to always target top talent from your clients direct competitors. Also, make sure that you are prepared, knowing everything you can about your clients culture, job description and responsibilities, company values, benefits, growth opportunity and industry news regarding the company.

What is most challenging today for recruiters; is the candidate performing well during the interview process. It is one of those areas that we can prep them for but we can not do it for them. Some of the best talent has not interviewed in 5+ years. Interviewing, without a doubt has changed significantly over the years and if the candidate does not understand the client, he will not get the job.

Technology is changing daily, and we as recruiters have to be knowledgeable and aware of these changes. Simply put, we have to adapt. What recruiters and companies are doing today, is not what they will be doing in five years.

One of the only things that will never change is the “good old cold call!”

Diversity and Community within Joseph Chris Partners

Joseph Chris Partners is a leading Real Estate Executive Search Firm, but what you may not have known about our company is that….

JCP is a part of Associations and has Certifications in which most of our connections do not even realize.  Being that our recruiting firm is minority owned by a Hispanic Woman, we are part of WBENC, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, USHCC, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, MBE, the Minority Business Enterprise, HMBC, the Houston Minority Business Council, NMSDC, the National Minority Supplier Development Council and MBDA, the Minority Business Development Agency.  We are also active members and serve on several boards which include: HESI, the Hispanic Executive Society International and HAAPC, the Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants where we serve on the Legislative Committee.

JCP is involved in the community by supporting GHBA, the Greater Houston Builders Association with their Christmas Give in bringing to the less fortunate.  JCP supports the Family Time Crisis Counseling Center and the Humble Area Assistance Ministries during the holidays which support single mothers and families in need.  We are involved in HESI, monitoring at risk children in Elementary and High Schools in our local area and we have a child that we sponsor in Rwanda through World Vision.

As a recruiting firm we will continue to serve by living our principles of People, Process, Planet and Profit.