What I Learned From My Social Sabbatical

William Tincup Good HR, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

Editor’s Note: This is William’s first post on FOT since announcing his social sabbatical this past May.  Nothing AND everything. I’ve been away from social media since early June. Not that any of you missed me or anything. Just kidding. And, by away I specifically mean NOT producing content for social outlets. The lessons of my sabbatical are longer (and more …

Stop Asking for Candidate Facebook Passwords… (Just In Case You Actually Were)

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Attention all employers!  If you live in the states of California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey or, most recently, my home state of Washington… you are no longer allowed to ask employees or candidates for their Facebook passwords. However, if you are in one of the other 43 states, you are safe!  While the US House of Representatives considered outlawing …

Job Seeker? Always question pay to play. Always.

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Sourcing

So Saturday morning I”m trolling through various sites I read and I stumble across a Facebook post from Justin Constantine. Who”s Justin Constantine? This guy.  I had the opportunity to listen to Justin”s keynote at RecruitDC, and was just so incredibly grateful that our Conference Booking Goddess had once again found someone who so eloquently illustrated the sacrifices men and …

I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …

From the Sourcer’s Desk…those endorsements? They’re a good thing!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

So you probably think I’m going to write about LinkedIn endorsements, it’s a topic that seems to be polarizing the social media and recruiting digerati.  And to be quite honest, they amuse me.   I have a very jaded view of them, especially as I receive endorsements from people I’ve never met or worked for.  And they really get people like …

You’re a Sourcer…are you also the Bias Police?

Kelly Dingee Diversity, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

This actually came up as a statement and not so much a question in one of my team calls over the last month.  Our sourcing team has somehow inadvertently become the bias police.  We source and review based on clear cut skills and experience, pushing forward the candidates for a second round of review to confirm that everyone meets the …

HR Laggard Quiz

William Tincup HR Tech, HR Technology, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Trench HR, Web/Tech, William Tincup

where to get a loan with bad credit lag•gard /ˈlagərd/ Noun A person who makes slow progress and falls behind others: “I have no time for laggards”. Adjective Slower than desired or expected. Synonyms noun. lagger – slowcoach adjective. sluggish – lagger – slow – tardy Turns out, you are either a laggard or you are not. That's life in the …

The resume looks good, but she only got two stars on LinkedIn

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Steve Boese

Most Fistful of Talent readers I am sure by now are familiar with and have probably spent some time on the quasi-addictive new LinkedIn feature called ‘Endorsements’. For those folks looking for a little more background on the LinkedIn Endorsement game check our fearless leader Kris Dunn’s take over on the HR Capitalist. Kris’ piece, as well as a few others I …

News Flash…There's still a Social Media Sourcing Gap…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

My personal and professional social media experience has been a progression. I knew about it and toyed with prior to 2008, 2008 I stepped into the pool and got about knee deep examining all the potential it offered. 2010 I actually dove into the poo l and found that if I used it every darn day I reaped a huge …