Check Out RecruitingBlogs.com….

Kris Dunn Recruiting

Here’s a site worth a long look – RecruitingBlogs.com.. The brainchild of one of the godfathers of 3rd party recruiting, Jason Davis, RecruitingBlogs.com is a social network for anyone who recruits.  Sign up and you get the chance to create your own page, and if you are feeling like a total renegade, you can even start your own blog… Thus …

Man Bites Dog, Recruiters and HR Living in Mutual Respect and Harmony….

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Most people don’t know it, but HR is not just a tough job. It’s a tough industry. And just like every other industry, there are specialties and verticals and technologies to master. As a third party recruiter, my initial (you might say natural state) was to feel stymied and frustrated by the HR Pros who “stood in my way” when …

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 …

Pick Up the Phone, Dammit!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Tolan

It is truly amazing how many tools, databases, associations and other on-line resources we all have to find and locate great talent.  I can NOT imagine what it must have been like 25-30 years ago in the executive search business.  Manually tracking resumes, interview notes – not to mention keeping track of sourcing candidates AND ONLY using pen and paper! …

Thanks for Coming In to Interview – We’ll Start With Monotone, Followed by My Phone Ringing…

Jessica Lee Culture, Interviewing, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

All right. So, I’m kind of superficial. I’ll admit it. Appearance, presentation and overall packaging mean a lot to me and I believe they make a pretty big impact. Even when it comes to interviewing, I feel like I represent my company and therefore, I want to make a great impression on candidates. I put on a suit for most …

Social Networking In Recruiting? I Wouldn’t Say I’ve Been Missing It, Bob…

Christine LeLaucheur Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Are social networking sites the miracle elixir to your recruitment woes?  I’m not buying it and neither should you …until you’ve done your research.  I’m a Facebook user and a recruiter.  If I’m lukewarm on the hype surrounding it, you should be too. Trying to keep track of all of the social networking sites popping up can be as tough …

The Clock’s Ticking – Don’t Let Hiring Managers Delay the Offer…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Recruiting

Pet Peeve time at Fistful of Talent today.  I hate it when I scrub up the employment brand, do phone interviews, get the right candidate in….wait for it…..then the hiring manager doesn’t want to make a call. He might be too busy.  He might be waiting for a purple squirrel to appear from the tree.  Whatever.. If you are slow, …

The Price to Interview Me Via NotchUp Just Increased $1 With Your Clickthrough….

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

There’s a new toy in town promising a solution to the looming talent shortage apocalypse! Recently launched NotchUp.com’s concept involves superstar candidates posting their profiles, setting a price that they would be willing to interview for new opportunities, and employers/recruiters lining up to pay money just to talk with them.  Clearly a sign of the end times, our celebrity obsessed …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

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

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …