The New First Rule of Recruiting

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

Be Kind. That’s it, that’s all. What’s kindness in recruiting? Be responsive.  With candidates, with the unknown.  Since I’ve changed jobs, I’ve acquired a few pen-pals.  Some of them are unknown, some of them I’ve encountered briefly in my professional career, and a few in my personal life.  It takes a minute to respond to an inmail or email.  And …

A Sourcer Weighs In On The Monster Madness

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Ah Monster.  The vendor with whom everyone has had a love/hate relationship.  Have we been inundated with assessments on its acquisition? I think yes.  This one is my favorite. I appreciate all the assessments of the industry, but let me offer you the user point of view.  Eons ago…circa 1999….I posted my resume on Monster.  I had been in the …

High Fiving LinkedIn…Not For Sourcing This Time…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

So I’m a newbie.  After 6 years at a retained search firm, I’ve moved on to a corporate Talent Acquisition role. And some stuff is standard, orientation and what not.  What is definitely not is the virtual high fives and congrats I’m getting on LinkedIn. Definitely a slew from people I don’t know. I’m big on connecting and growing my …

3 Key Components Positioning Your Sourcing Team for Success

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

My last day at Staffing Advisors was July 22nd.  I did a record notice – for me at least- nearly 4 weeks from the time I notified my boss to officially stepping out the virtual office door.  At first, 4 weeks…that sounds overwhelming.  Turns out, when it comes to sourcing, you need every second. 4 weeks later, I have very …

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 …

I’m A Resume Hoarder – What To Do, What To Do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Resumes, Sourcing

I have a confession to make.  I’m a digital hoarder.  It’s bad—really bad.  Multiple repositories hold my stash, photos to documents spreadsheets filled with candidates sourced over the years. I was horrified, almost to the point of nausea the other day, when chatting with a vendor who told me most companies purge their resumes after a set period of time. …

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 …

My Insanity: The Job Board Resume Database

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Resumes, Sourcing, Uncategorized

We use job boards at the retained search firm I work for—they’re necessary for broadcasting opportunities. I think that’s standard, whether you’re a corporate or agency search firm. Once or twice a year, one of the job boards we use will invite us to demo their fee-based resume database. And my team will humor our Director of Operations and give …