Talking Salary In 2018…What A Candidate Needs To Know

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee

Now really could be the best time to look for a job.  Rumor has it, it’s a candidates’ market.  And, bonus, you could recognize a nice uptick in pay, particularly if you have not changed jobs in years.  And these days, more and more recruiters are not asking your salary history, but focusing on your experience and your salary expectations.  Because, well, …

3 Tips For Mastering a Quickfire Sourcing Challenge

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

Have you ever taken on a role in your career, because it would “grow” you? Whenever I make that brilliant decision, I cycle up and down on the challenges and the wins.  I’ve done it several times in my career, and when on the other side, I’m always relieved I survived it and chose to do it.  It’s often rigorous. …

In 2018, Everything Old Is New Again…At Least As Far As Recruiting Is Concerned

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

The recruiting world is a funny place.  We have to bend, all the time.  We scale up when supply is not in our favor, spreading our budgets thin and leveraging all resources.  The sense of urgency, of securing “that hire” yesterday, is incredible.  When supply is in our favor, we trim the budgets, and maximize time to fill.  When one …

Diversity Sourcing: We Are In A Time Of Sourcing For SHE

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee

Years ago, when I was in college recruiting, the company I worked for hosted a massive college event….courting the best and brightest to join our small telecom company in Germantown, Maryland.  Our company was young, energetic, we had bagel and donut Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays.  Community was key and we championed work/life balance before it was a major space on …

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

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, SHRM

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

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 …