What We Need Now In HR….A Better Employment Verification System

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting 8 Comments

I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate.  Are they really going to supply a bad reference? I don’t think they will. I know I won’t.  I have one employer in my entire 24 year history of HR-related work that was super pissed …

Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

A Better Way to Track Your Source Effectiveness

Patrick Ward Patrick Ward, Sourcing

Candidate sources. Job boards. Postings. Just a few words that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions across your talent acquisition team. With the recent acquisitions of major job boards and Google’s entry into the job posting space, these platforms are at the top of mind in the HR space right now. As a talent acquisition professional or leader, one of the …

It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the water of online sourcing, digging into chat rooms, religiously using Online Career Center, and had some marked success in hiring Applications and Sales Engineers for my employer in the telecommunication …

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The Four Types of Content Recruiters Should Be Sharing To Build Their Personal Brands

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Personal Brand

Recruiting is a busy gig. There’s a lot going on everyday—from intake calls, to phone screens, to offers, not to mention all the note taking and documenting in between. With goals to think about and reqs to fill, who has time for building a personal brand by posting to social media? Well, actually, you do! The fact of the matter is, not only …

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Facebook Pixels and Why You Should Be Using Them in Recruitment Marketing

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Recruitment Marketing

I talk a lot about Facebook and the seemingly infinite uses it has for those looking to up their recruitment marketing strategy. The Facebook Pixel is no different from my other endorsements—in fact, it might be the best tools that Facebook offers. One of the clients I work with is all-in on Facebook advertising as part of their recruitment marketing strategy. In fact, the …

5 Simple Strategies To Stop Sucking At Sourcing

Matt Charney Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Sourcing is one of those skill sets that you continue to use even after you leave recruiting–and just as relevant if your new job, like mine, involves generating marketing-qualified leads. I’ve used dozens of Chrome extensions, CRM and ATS plug-ins, and I’ve experimented with pretty much every social network or search engine over the past decade or so. At the …

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On the Phone Again…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I am on the phone again…talking to people. IRL. Shocking I know. 18 years of being tucked away, often called “secret weapon” or “best kept secret” (laugh hysterically here), sourcing my heart out and NOT talking to candidates. Talking to hiring managers on a limited, very limited basis. I think my favorite moment was working for a Telecom company where …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Carmen Hudson – Drawing Lines Between Sourcing & Recruiting

Tim Sackett Smashfly, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

Welcome to SmashUps, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on SmashUps, Tim talks to Carmen Hudson, co-founder of Talent42, a technical recruiting conference, and a principal at Recruiting Toolbox, a …

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How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

We suck as talent acquisition leaders. We suck because we don’t share with each other all of our failures! One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. It’s still one of the hottest topics in recruiting process! Yes, we definitely need sourcing! Now more than ever. …