Social Networking and Recruiting – Is Keeping People Out As Important As Getting People In?

Josh Letourneau Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Social Media

Back in the day of the BiG BiLLeR-dom, executive recruiters labored away conquering fire and creating inanimate communities of endless paper stacks and unsightly manila folders . . . and these stacks were full of “members” who never knew they were really community members. The 3-dimensional candidate stack was full of names, titles, written professional history, and phone numbers . …

300 Openings? You Don’t Need RPO, You Need To Channel Sparta and King Leonidas!!

Michael Homula Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Michael Homula, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – This post is part of a Point/Counterpoint series related to an upcoming article in Workforce Recruiting, exploring when and how an organization that must recruit 250 to 300 independent sales representatives every year to cover high attrition rates should consider outsourcing its recruiting efforts.  We’ll link to that article when it goes online… 300 sales positions to …

300 Open Positions? You’re Not a Director of Recruiting, You’re a VP of Sales…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – This post is part of a Point/Counterpoint series related to an upcoming article in Workforce Recruiting, exploring when and how an organization that must recruit 250 to 300 independent sales representatives every year to cover high attrition rates should consider outsourcing its recruiting efforts.  We’ll link to that article when it goes online… So you’ve got 300 …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …

Social Media 101: Managing Your Digital Footprint in the Recruiting Game….

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

With the advent of social media (okay, so we’re passed the actual advent, but with the exception of the TechCrunch founder NOT reading this, we can all agree that we’re just heading into the social media scene), recruiting and HR are taking some exciting turns. It’s like an adventure that we never quite figure out, except in hindsight. And while …

Is There a Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation?

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

Dear Fistful of Talent:  “Is there a difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?” Yes Virginia, there is a difference. First – motivation is an internal thing.  You cannot create motivation – you can create an environment where people are motivated to focus on the objectives you want.  This is not a minor point.  Many times clients will ask… “how do …

The Economy’s Depressing – Like Grandma Eating Cat Food Depressing….

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You know, everyone’s held off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty evident that we are in a recession, as noted by these trends: –GE missed their profit targets last week.  When the company that gave the talent world Forced Ranking misses their targets, what hope is there for the more huggable? —Recruiter jobs are down, as reported …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …