Can You Hire Your Next Star Using Twitter and Blogs, But No Resume?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

In a word, NO.  Unless you have a kickin’ blog and twitterflow, your target candidate audience has the same, and you’re in the type of business that could pull it off (read – "creative"). Three voices talk out loud: First, the esteemed Seth Godin dreams the dream: "This is controversial, but here goes: I think if you’re remarkable, amazing or …

The Lazy Recruiter’s Guide To LinkedIn

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Recently, Harry Joiner of MarketingHeadhunter.com created a bit of a dust up in the recruiting world with his take on forwarding an Introduction Request from another recruiter to one of his superstar candidates. (Read Harry’s post about the situation here, and check the latest results of Recruiting Animal’s poll on whether or not he did the right thing here.) The …

Lil’ Kim (the Recruiter) found me on Linked In…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Throughout my professional career, it goes without fail that before long weekends and vacations, I will have a “what?!?!” moment.  During my HR years, I observed my employers be served, I had nasty terminations to carry out when I was 8 months pregnant, or there’d be some ridiculously complicated insurance issue that would have to be resolved at 4:59 p.m.  …

Your Most Disgruntled Employees – Now Drinking With CareerBuilder…

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Careerbuilder’s recent R-rated video was cheap and lame… and I really didn’t want to give them any (more) attention for such a low attempt to drive traffic to their site. But, when surfing around Facebook the other day, I came across another CareerBuilder marketing ploy – “Unhappy Hours.” Says CareerBuilder: “CareerBuilder.com sponsored Unhappy Hours are here to stay! We’ll be …

Blackberry/Facebook/YouTube Junkies – The Hyperconnected…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

There’s a new study out by Nortel on how people work and play.  They’re adding a new term to the mix – the hyperconnected.  The premise?  Companies are facing an onslaught of "connectivity devices" in use by their employees.  While some companies choose to restrict the use of connectivity/community-based devices/technology, the pressure is on to allow employees to connect when …

BCG Global Study – Managing Talent Most Critical HR Challenge Worldwide, But What’s the Definition?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Retention

You know when the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies Managing Talent as the top business concern for companies worldwide, two things are true: 1.  Talent’s a real issue;2.  It’s an issue that will be a revenue driver for BCG moving forward. Here’s the breakdown from the BCG: "Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will …