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 …

Recruiters Don’t Own Executive Recruiting…

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Executive Search, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Sourcing, Trench HR

Ah, the internal executive search assignment—for some corporate recruiters, it’s the pinnacle of the talent acquisition world. Goodbye, days of customer service rep phone screens and hello, exploratory dinners and intriguing “meetings over drinks.” I think a bunch of talent acquisition pros dream of the day when they get the call to fill a senior VP or C level impact …

“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 …

5 Reasons a CEO Should Never Take the Lead on Selling…

timtolan Business Development, Executive Search, Leadership, Performance, Tim Tolan, War for Talent

Let’s think about the title of this post for a moment, shall we? I’m not implying that CEOs shouldn’t be involved in selling – in fact, I think they should. What this rant really is about though is taking the road-less-traveled based on a conversation I recently had with a candidate. His CEO was the self-appointed (or annointed) go-to-sales-guy, and his actions negatively impacted the entire sales team …

Managing Talent Should Work Like Pandora…

Paul Hebert Candidate Pool, Executive Search, HR Tech, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis

I googled the crap out of this but can’t find a single link that talks about talent management, recruiting or anything in the HR space that works like Pandora does for music. Maybe I’m all wet. Maybe I should have checked with Josh Letourneau. Maybe it’s a bagillion dollar idea that I’m giving away here but… Talent Management and Recruiting …