Don’t Post and Pray, Give Thanks Instead

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

Thanksgiving is just as much about gratitude as it is about tradition, football, and turkey. On a personal level, I am grateful my health, financial security, family and freedom. On a professional level, I am truly grateful for – and in awe of – the uptick in generosity in the recruiting and employment branding community this year, and wanted to …

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make sense? Fine. Gather round the campfire kids, ’cause KD is about to hit the refresh button in your FOT browser—get ready for some science in the blast-from-the-past post below.  Cliff notes first: Because …

Summertime… And The Demos Are Easy.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Summer is here.  Time to get my sourcing demos on… I tend to hoard these demos until summer, thinking work will be lighter then. It’s not.  So I plan a couple of hours each week to check out new tools for the team. Up first? Crystal. It’s a slightly freaky email tool that can assess your target by their online activity, guiding …

Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Personal Brand, References, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics.  And she learned how to say “No …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world and returned to sourcing for a retained search firm during the great …

HR For The Future – This Is The Stuff You SHOULD Study…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Science, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

Put down the book on FMLA and anything else remotely associated with administrivia in your organization. I’m going to point you to something that is probably more important than all of the ATS software reviews you’ve got planned after HRTech. As technology grows in influence (and maybe importance—I’m still not sold on that), you will be tempted to face in …

The Most Perfect You

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Social Media, Social Networking, William Tincup

Okay, time to fess up.  I’m NOT perfect.  I know I know… this probably comes as a great shock to many of you.  <ahem, sarcasm>  Recently, I did something I’m not proud of… I sent THE email that I should have deleted (or maybe not composed at all).  But, I thought the thought and decided to flame broil a relationship …

LinkedIn Influencer – FOT Style

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett

So, I’m guessing many of you know about LinkedIn’s Influencers.  These are usually folks like: Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Deepak Chopra, Barack Obama, Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn’s CEO), etc. They’re really well-known folks who write blog posts for LinkedIn and then get highly read and shared across that platform. Truth be told, I doubt the real big names do …