Say My Name, Say My Name…

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

My boss was stunned recently because while we were reviewing candidates (online of course because that’s the perk of being virtual) he saw the number of messages I have in my LinkedIn mailbox.  It was at 179.  I told him to relax, it’d been at 254 when I started the day and I was weeding through them all…slowly but surely. …

So you want to use LinkedIn…but you don’t want to get fired…what do you do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Networking, Uncategorized

Recruiting can be a dangerous place…judgments can abound. I’ve written before about past responsibilities I’ve had as a sourcer.  During telecom’s peak in 2000, my company proactively searched job boards to retain staff that were testing the waters for new careers.  That was a time when a candidate could post a resume and within 24 hours be interviewing or on …

Sourcing in 2012…It’s not what you think….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Over the past month I’ve been asked several times by different individuals, what are my top 3 sites for sourcing and what are the tools I would recommend.  Got money to burn?  Think I’ve got nothing to do? I don’t know.  I’m happy to chat with you all you want, but I don’t know that I’m necessarily going to give …

You, Your Social Media Presence, and Gosh Darn It…That Picture You Posted…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Social Network Analysis

I’m looking at LinkedIn profiles this morning.  I’m actually re-verifying a list of candidates, the organizations they work for and Hoover’s information.  Good fun stuff early on a Friday.  It’s actually pretty tedious. But as I’m clicking and cross referencing, gosh darn it if I don’t see your LinkedIn profile pic.  Post whatever you want on Facebook and use your …

An irritated sourcer? Is that a good thing for an ATS vendor?

Kelly Dingee Executive Search, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

I am so irritated. Over 96 characters. 100 if I’m lucky. I almost always tell recruiters to search their Applicant Tracking System (ATS) first when seeking candidates.  My advice isn’t new and I get really grumpy when people say they don’t want to or there’s nothing of value in there.  I think there is and I think they just can’t …

So You Say You Want MORE Sourcing?

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

I get this all the time.  The conversation starts like this, “Kelly, I want more sourcing.  How can I get more sourcing?” Which always leads to the question from me, “What are you doing now?” Before you say you want more… of anything… you have to assess.  You want more cake? How full are you? You want more people in …