Does It Matter Where You Source Candidates?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Does it? I was having a conversation with this blogger the other day, and I left it with the impression that sometimes recruiters feel a degree of inadequacy if they source from one source versus another.  That maybe a higher weight of value is put on the hard to find candidate. Is there shame in saying you found someone on …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …

Say My Name, Say My Name…

Kelly Dingee HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

My boss was stunned recently because while we were reviewing candidates (online of course because that’s the perk of being virtual) he saw the number of messages I have in my LinkedIn mailbox.  It was at 179.  I told him to relax, it’d been at 254 when I started the day and I was weeding through them all…slowly but surely. …

So you want to use LinkedIn…but you don’t want to get fired…what do you do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Networking, Uncategorized

Recruiting can be a dangerous place…judgments can abound. I’ve written before about past responsibilities I’ve had as a sourcer.  During telecom’s peak in 2000, my company proactively searched job boards to retain staff that were testing the waters for new careers.  That was a time when a candidate could post a resume and within 24 hours be interviewing or on …

A Question for Linkedin Aficionados – Oh and HR Folks Too…

Paul Hebert Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Social Recruiting

There was a time when competence was a necessary evil for doing your job.  I remember a day when my boss actually expected me to know how to write a proposal.  He/She wanted me to understand the ins and outs of designing reward and recognition programs.  I was actually held accountable for learning my craft and understanding how what I …