Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Personal Brand, References, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics.  And she learned how to say “No …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

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

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world and returned to sourcing for a retained search firm during the great …

HR For The Future – This Is The Stuff You SHOULD Study…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Science, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

Put down the book on FMLA and anything else remotely associated with administrivia in your organization. I’m going to point you to something that is probably more important than all of the ATS software reviews you’ve got planned after HRTech. As technology grows in influence (and maybe importance—I’m still not sold on that), you will be tempted to face in …

The Most Perfect You

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Social Media, Social Networking, William Tincup

Okay, time to fess up.  I’m NOT perfect.  I know I know… this probably comes as a great shock to many of you.  <ahem, sarcasm>  Recently, I did something I’m not proud of… I sent THE email that I should have deleted (or maybe not composed at all).  But, I thought the thought and decided to flame broil a relationship …

LinkedIn Influencer – FOT Style

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett

So, I’m guessing many of you know about LinkedIn’s Influencers.  These are usually folks like: Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Deepak Chopra, Barack Obama, Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn’s CEO), etc. They’re really well-known folks who write blog posts for LinkedIn and then get highly read and shared across that platform. Truth be told, I doubt the real big names do …

Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

Steve Boese HR, Influence, Performance, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another… and feeling the lingering effects of too much good food, good wine, and poor sleep, I hit that point of “Man, I really need to get some more exercise. I guess I should start jogging or something.” And …

The Future of Recruiting Tools

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employee Referrals, Good HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

What tools are you currently using to find candidates? -Resume databases – probably 90% of recruiters (internal and external). -LinkedIn – probably 75% of recruiters with professional type openings. -Facebook – probably 15% of recruiters (this will change quickly – agency recruiting folks are already heavily involved in Facebook search). -Google Boolean searching – 5% or so – we in …

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 …