Negotiating Rates, Closing Recruiters, and Knowing Your Value.

Kelly Dingee ATS, Career Advice, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Hourly Hiring, Kelly Dingee, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters 1 Comment

Hands down, salary is always the most sensitive part of any recruiter/candidate conversation. A little more than a year ago, I wrote about how important it is to know what you want to be paid. I still think that is vital for each and every job seeker to know so that they are able to answer the question… “What is …

work/life balance

Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take.

Kelly Dingee Communication, Email, Engagement and Satisfaction, Holidays, Kelly Dingee, Vacation, wellness, Work Life Balance, Workplace Flexibilty 2 Comments

Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance? Is it possible to feel like you have mastered being a super employee and super (mom/dad/spouse/partner/person)? More and more as I screen senior-level candidates, I find this to be a struggle for them. …

Can the Gig Life Be the Safe Haven for the Overqualified?

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Career Paths, Kelly Dingee, Learning, Networking, Referrals, Risks, Talent Management 1 Comment

I hate the word “overqualified.” It has this nasty connotation because if someone has a depth of work experience, they can’t fit into a role. They have too many years of experience, too much seniority or too high-level of a title to do the job, at least that’s the vibe I get when someone tells me a candidate is overqualified. …

Of Resolutions and Resumes…Share my Shame

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Career Paths, Coaching, Driving Productivity

I have done something I tell others not to do, and I feel some HR shame about it.  I’ve avoided updating my resume. I mean really, why should I? I’ve got a great gig, and I am a solid performer.  Why bother? I’ve had it on my New Year’s resolution list since 2016, and I continue to mentally add it every year. And …

Diversity Sourcing: We Are In A Time Of Sourcing For SHE

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee

Years ago, when I was in college recruiting, the company I worked for hosted a massive college event….courting the best and brightest to join our small telecom company in Germantown, Maryland.  Our company was young, energetic, we had bagel and donut Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays.  Community was key and we championed work/life balance before it was a major space on …

To Certify Or Not To Certify….That Is The Question For HR Today

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, SHRM

For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer.  And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on being an HR generalist, intent on eventually being an HR Business Partner.  Fresh …

What We Need Now In HR….A Better Employment Verification System

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate.  Are they really going to supply a bad reference? I don’t think they will. I know I won’t.  I have one employer in my entire 24 year history of HR-related work that was super pissed …

Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

Employee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Kelly Dingee

Do you know how I got into HR? I wanted to work with people. Every time I think about that sentence these days, “I want to work with people“, I can’t believe how naive I was.  Does anyone say they don’t want to work with people? I imagine there are some, but really, how often does that happen? Part of …