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. …

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

Patrick Ward Passive Candidates, Patrick Ward

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 by that I don’t receive an email or phone call from an intrepid account manager asking me to demo his or her solution that will change the way we find candidates! Recently, …

Please “Like” Us: The New Facebook Jobs

Patrick Ward Patrick Ward, Social Recruiting

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 the know and would love to break down what this means for your company or job hunting behavior. TechCrunch has a good write-up here on the new platform and how Facebook sees …

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

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Outmatch, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris

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 thought hiring stars was what we want.”  My answer is sometimes.  Two examples from the press recently show how different scenarios play out. First, the good hire. United Airlines recently hired a …

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

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee, Negotiation, Recruiting

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 was so much more content to be behind the screen…finding candidates….emailing….serving them up to recruiting teams on a silver platter.  I’ve gotten a second lease on this recruiting life bouncing back to …

See How Real IT Pros Respond to Actual Recruiter Emails

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

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 response. When this topic was recently addressed in a Facebook group, recruiters lost their minds! As soon as someone posts an email that works for them, the group would tear them apart …

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

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 it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare …