To Certify Or Not To Certify….That Is The Question For HR Today

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, SHRM 3 Comments

For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer.  And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on being an HR generalist, intent on eventually being an HR Business Partner.  Fresh …

What We Need Now In HR….A Better Employment Verification System

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting 8 Comments

I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate.  Are they really going to supply a bad reference? I don’t think they will. I know I won’t.  I have one employer in my entire 24 year history of HR-related work that was super pissed …

Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

Employee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Kelly Dingee

Do you know how I got into HR? I wanted to work with people. Every time I think about that sentence these days, “I want to work with people“, I can’t believe how naive I was.  Does anyone say they don’t want to work with people? I imagine there are some, but really, how often does that happen? Part of …

It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the water of online sourcing, digging into chat rooms, religiously using Online Career Center, and had some marked success in hiring Applications and Sales Engineers for my employer in the telecommunication …

From Gen X to Gen Z….7 Pieces of Advice on your Graduation

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Graduation, Kelly Dingee

Graduation is weighing heavily on my mind this week. Like many of you, we are celebrating as my oldest graduates from college on Saturday. It’s one of those moments where you reflect back….for me to her high school graduation. Thinking of who joined us to celebrate, how I bargained for tickets to the ceremony, and all the hopes and dreams …

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Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Work Life Balance

Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance?  To feel like you have mastered being super employee and super (mom/dad/spouse/partner/person)? More and more as I screen senior level candidates, I find this to be a struggle for them. They give their …

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Kelly Dingee Communication, Kelly Dingee, Networking

Yep – that’s me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What’s it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you’re popular with a variety of people. And come to find out, a lot of people don’t read your LinkedIn profile. Or if they do, they don’t pick up what you’re putting down. No clue as to what …

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To Tell or Not To Tell….I Spy a TYPO in Your Resume

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Resumes

Oh….that is a question. Tell the candidate? Don’t tell the candidate? I mean really, attention to detail is key in most jobs. Especially anything executive level. Certainly anything administrative. And good grief, if it’s accounting or finance, typos are verboten. But where is there slack? Do you excuse typos in a LinkedIn profile? Maybe not. Especially if you’re looking for …

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On the Phone Again…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I am on the phone again…talking to people. IRL. Shocking I know. 18 years of being tucked away, often called “secret weapon” or “best kept secret” (laugh hysterically here), sourcing my heart out and NOT talking to candidates. Talking to hiring managers on a limited, very limited basis. I think my favorite moment was working for a Telecom company where …