Does Twitter Matter?

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Sourcing

All right, all right, I just read a comment from a sourcing professional regarding Twitter and referring to it as a place only to post announcements.  Granted I’m paraphrasing, but that was the gist.  Just announcements?  Seriously?  Let me give you a hearty “OMG”! Are you kidding me?!  I was just stunned and shaking my head. This is a blog, …

That Rumor About Your Company? It Has To Be True…

Jessica Lee Culture, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

As the interweb becomes more and more sophisticated, the tools for your average joe, sitting in cube-land, seemingly multiply, as well. You have veteran sites like salary.com where your most disgruntled can do some misguided salary research and come up with reasons why you should be paying them more. (Of course, they don’t understand quartiles, or what TCC is, nor …

Meet Jennifer McClure – Covering Recruiting and Networking for Fistful of Talent…

Jennifer McClure Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a Vice President at Centennial, Inc., a Cincinnati-based recruitment and coaching firm, where she’s charged with strategic recruiting efforts, executive coaching and business development for the firm.    When she’s not looking up values on NotchUp, she’s rating human capital values by ranking the individuals on her speed dial, aka Seinfield… See Jennifer’s Rants and Riffs on …

Using Facebook Isn’t Recruiting If You Can’t Produce Candidates On Demand…

Kris Dunn HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Sourcing

So, you’re a social networking master – LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter.  You’ve got friends and by the way, you’re keeping score.  How many connections?  How many friends?  How many followers? Hey Moses – all those followers aren’t worth a dime if you can’t find a left-handed sheepherder who lives in the Sinai Peninsula when you need one… (Feedburner email subscribers …

Meet Michael Homula – Covering Talent and Recruiting for Fistful of Talent…

Marisa Keegan Michael Homula

Michael Homula is the founder of Bearing Fruit Consulting, a national recruiting consulting firm based out of Michigan.  Prior to founding BFC, Michael served as a Director of Recuiting/Talent Management for multiple companies in the Financial Services industry.  Back in those days, Michael would remove overdraft protection for any candidate rejecting an offer.  Now Michael has to work at it …

The Secrets of Sourcing in South America……..

Kelly Dingee Sourcing

Let me get all Mary Poppins on you and say “Pish Posh – there’s nothing to sourcing in South America.”  Seriously – if you can source in the U.S. (construct a strategy, create Boolean string in the U.S.) you can source internationally.   And I can’t think of a better place to test out your strategy than in South America – …

Generational Welfare – EVERYBODY Loves the Trophies….

Kris Dunn Generations, Kris Dunn

You’ve heard the conventional wisdom that Gen Y and kids today are/will be damaged goods in the workplace due to an over-abundance of praise from their parents.  The easiest symbol for this over-abundance of praise?  The fact that everybody got a trophy for participating, everyone was a winner when the Y’s were growing up.  Here’s an alternative view – the …

Company Culture – More Than A Custom T-Shirt and Flip-Flops…

Jason Pankow Culture, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Retention

Culture is a word you hear thrown around a lot.  Seems nowadays, everyone is talking about theirs. But, what does it mean to the average candidate, and how can we, as recruiters, work it to our benefit? Barry Phegan explains company culture essentially as interests, values and attitudes shared by employees to help them “work together in harmony.” But, to …