Sourcing: The 2 Trustiest Tools in My Team’s Toolbox in 2016

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

What does your team need to source? How dollar conscious do you need to be about your budget?  I’m stingy.  Honestly, I’m way stingier with my sourcing budget than I am with my own money.  But I will always spend on automation—especially if the tools help me look smart and save time (which saves money!).  Show me what you got. …

Recruiting Online? Put Those Judgy Eyes Away.

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

In what seems like the dark ages of social media, circa 2008, when I was training recruiters and sourcers on how to not only find people but engage in social media, it seemed like the phrase I said most was something akin to “Everyone can see what you post, so think before you post.” These days, that’s said by everyone. …

Are We Still Posting Jobs In 2016?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

It’s Sunday, and I’m writing another webinar on recruiting, sourcing and all that is wonderful in those worlds and all the wonder there could be. I’ve managed to keep it fun and light as we chat about recruiting in 2016 with references to Bowie and the Bionic Woman. One of the questions I’ve been asked to address is this idea of …

Managing Your Recruiting Career, Is It Time For a Year of Yes?

Kelly Dingee Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Seems like everyone is due for a year of yes.  Shonda Rimes had one and she’s ridiculously creative and successful.  Bethenny Frankel decided to come from A Place of Yes a few years back. I decided at the beginning of 2016 that it was time for me to have a year of yes.  Why? Let me backtrack for you.  2 1/2 …

The Most Important Part of Recruiting Is… Wait For It… It’s…

Kelly Dingee Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

Not sourcing. Dear God, did I write that? I did. Sourcing is not the most important part of recruiting a candidate. It’s part of it, yes. But the most important part? No. I find people, sure. But what I’m finding these days is I find people and they think “Yeah, it’s probably time for me to make a move… ” …

Let’s Make The Applicant Tracking System Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Kelly Dingee HR Tech, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Are you using your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Certainly for tracking candidates.  But do you aggressively mine it? It’s “the thing” almost every sourcing and recruiting speaker, blogger, and pontificator—including myself—tells you to do these days. And we recommend you do it first, or at least in tandem, with external searches. And we know you do search your ATS. And …

Eventually It Happens… The Recruiting NastyGram

Kelly Dingee Audacious Ideas, Kelly Dingee, Learning, Recruiting

I belong to a few recruiter groups within Facebook.  Inevitably, at least once a month, someone posts about a candidate NastyGram, crowdsourcing responses.  The crowdsourcing probably happens because the recruiter wants a) validation that they’re not a bad person and b) creative ideas on response (even if they never act on them). We know from different stats out there, like …

A Prescription For Recruiting Training In 2016

Kelly Dingee HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Training and Development

Will you come train my team? I love that question. Ask me 1 year ago, 2 years ago, 5 years ago, 8 years ago and the answer was always… heck, yeah! Training is fun… there’s a lot of give and take, and it is awesome to see recruiters have that “aha moment.” Do it well and your recruiting team will …

What Happens When An Old School Sourcer Returns To The Game?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I don’t get to listen to the Recruiting Animal Show has often as I like, but I try to catch it whenever the guest is sourcing-focused.  On January 6th (link to the show here), the guest featured was Jeremy Langhans.  I’m a bit of a fan when it comes to Jeremy, having seen him speak at one of the many …