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On the Phone Again…

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… Get the Rest

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VIDEO: Drawing Lines Between Sourcing & Recruiting with Carmen Hudson

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

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How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?

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

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Why LinkedIn and Indeed Can’t Agree on the Definition of a Passive Candidate

One of my core duties at Kinetix is to evaluate new sourcing and recruiting platforms and maintain relationships with current vendors in that space. Not a week goes

Please “Like” Us: The New Facebook Jobs

You may or may not have heard about Facebook's recent entry into the job posting market. If you haven't, that's perfectly okay. Here at Kinetix, we're always in

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. "What do you mean, RJ?  I

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want

Channelling the Spice Girls this fine morning.  I've been on the phone a lot lately.  And for some reason, I'm really enjoying it, I thought for years I

See How Real IT Pros Respond to Actual Recruiter Emails

One of the hottest debates amongst Recruiters in both corporate and agency is what email communication is the best to send to a candidate to get a positive

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

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

The New First Rule of Recruiting

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,