Introducing the “Recruit-Wow Boolean-Candidate-Rooter”!!!

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Recruiting

[Note: The following is a paid advertisement and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of FistfulofTalent.com, Inc.] Hi, it’s Josh with Recruit-Wow!  If you’re a “Social Recruiter”, you’ll be saying “Wow” every time you use our Rooter.  It’s like an ATS; it’s like a List-Generator; a Boolean-String Creator; it’s like an Assistant who doesn’t ask you for training.  …

Social Graphs – Soon-to-Be Breakthrough Coming to a Recruiting Team Near You

Josh Letourneau Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis

It's 8:42pm Sunday night as I begin this post.  I admit it's an extremely odd time to have an epiphany.  Yet that's exactly what I'm saying . . . and it's exactly why I'm writing this post.  I now get the importance of the Social Graph as it relates to Recruiting in the 21st century. This morning, I read a …

The War for Talent is Dying: Re-Thinking Individual Talent from a Network-Aware Perspective

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, War for Talent

The “War for Talent” is dying.  Better put, the unrelenting focus on individual “Human Capital” (i.e. what’s “inside” us, such as talent, experience, etc.) is dying.  We’ve awakened to Greenspan’s “worldview flaw” — a new reality of global interconnection and interdependence.  And in this new reality, “Social Capital” (i.e. what’s “between” us, such as trust, respect, etc.) reigns supreme. Our …

To RPO or Not RPO … That is the Question!

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, RPO, Working With Recruiters

For large organizations, the lure of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), is intoxicating.  The premise is logical and straightforward: through outsourcing non-critical functions to a third-party vendor, large organizations should benefit from reduced costs and expenses, thereby increasing margins and profitability. Unfortunately, the history of BPO is one of noted failures, low client satisfaction, unmitigated risk, and overall, few successes. Consider …

What Afghanistan Reminds Us About Recruiting – Get Out to the Front Lines

Josh Letourneau HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting

Innovation and technological advantage are highly sought after in the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition world, aka “The Recruitosphere.”  Press releases about new products, daily webinars, product launches at tradeshows, articles among our industry’s wider read networks, blog posts… and frankly, the majority of the Recruitosphere’s Twitter stream revolves around these topics.  You might say it’s somewhat of a reinforcing loop. …

Another Headhunter Secret: Why We Just Love Orgs that Front-Load Their Training

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Sourcing

Here’s a little Headhunter Secret that you might not be privy to:  We just love organizations that front-load their training investments.  Why?  Because we can predict, with a very high degree of accuracy, approximately how many of your employees we can recruit away at any given point in their ‘professional development’.  That’s right – I said with a high degree …