Twitter: Finding Your Talent & Your Peers

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, War for Talent

I didn’t like Twitter when I first joined. It’s hard to sum up anything I want to say in 140 characters or less, and it didn’t feel personal like Facebook (where I actually knew all of my Friends). But, I stuck with it, and I tweeted things, and somehow, I created a little following.  The next thing I knew, I …

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 …

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 …

DON’T FEED THE VENDORS: Interpreting “Social” Data: Making Social Recruiting Smarter

steveduque Don't Feed the Vendors, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Steven Dugue

Making sense of the endless stream of updates from your social media connections can be a headache. Thankfully, new tools are emerging to take the heavy lifting out of interpreting social media data as valuable business intelligence.

“Small Worlds” Thinking: Breakin’ Down the Talent Pools…

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Influence, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Science, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Need some Recruiting & Sourcing Juice to get you going these days?  Feel like you’re connecting with lots of people in the Talent Pool, but they’re not yielding the information you’d like (referrals, intel, leads, “word on the street”, etc.)?  Perhaps it’s time to step back and think about the structure of the Talent Pool itself . . . Before …

02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …

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 …