You source? You recruit? You should listen to THIS podcast.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Podcast, Sourcing

This is my new favorite podcast….AirSource. Featuring the one and only Katharine Robinson, a legendary sourcer, trainer and of course notable SourceCon Grandmaster. Killing it with a British accent and an NPR-like (think BBC Hour) delivery, Katharine’s new podcast brings to light the new and notable regarding sourcing and the tools used. Light, yet knowledgeable, AirSource provides tips like saving your …

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

So much of what we read these days about the gig economy is Uber-specific. Truly Uber specific. There’s this perception that Gig is synonymous with the Millennial generation.  That it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare …

Can We Replace LinkedIn? We Could…We Really Really Could….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Networking, Sourcing

LinkedIn is a constant in recruiting conversations.  Are you on it? Do you really network? Use the groups? Post jobs? Do you source on it? Still? Is it gone yet? What about Microsoft? Will they kill it? Use all the data? Make it better? Make it worse?  Chicken Little is spinning out of control with the constant LinkedIn rhetoric. I’m …

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 …

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 …

Sourcing: What’s the app for that?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Last week, work was crazy busy. Those of you who know me and my “process” know that my feet are to the fire to generate a decent pool of candidates within 24 hours.  Sometimes it works out that I have to generate 8 of those pools (and each pool is a minimum of 150 viable candidates) within 24 hours. At the same …

What Is Your Sourcing Quality Of Life?

Kelly Dingee Good HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Sourcecon recently published this interesting infographic on “How Much Did Sourcers Make in 2013?“.  If you manage a sourcer, research, and/or sourcing team, it gives some interesting insight.  And even more so, fuels questions. The money made by sourcers doesn’t necessarily surprise me… it ranges on experience and responsibility from 32-116K.  But 32K? Ouch!  If you don’t think you’re making …

My 4 Sourcing Lessons From 2013

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, Conferences, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I love this time of year. I enjoy taking stock and reflecting on the previous years’ highs and lows—and the times that everything was on cruise control. This year was a bit more of a roller coaster than I expected in my personal life, but wow… work life knocked the ball right out of the park!  We’re doing research faster—and smarter—than …

I Am So Over The “B Word”

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

And by that I mean “Boolean.” There are Boolean groups, Boolean blogs, Boolean trainers.  There’s probably a Boolean 12 Step Program as well in a city near you. There are people that critique Boolean, with no Boolean expertise.  There are people who speak of it’s demise.  Which is odd, because it’s logic and then you can run in a circle …

Summer Reading for The Sourcer

Kelly Dingee HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Vacation

Okay, I’ll be honest. During beach week I do not haul the iPad to the beach to read. I go old school and hit up the bookstore for a super thick paperback that has the potential to lull me into a nap. But I do start everyday with some online work related reading, just can’t help myself.  I’ve been working …