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

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

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 …

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 …

It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the water of online sourcing, digging into chat rooms, religiously using Online Career Center, and had some marked success in hiring Applications and Sales Engineers for my employer in the telecommunication …

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee, Negotiation, Recruiting

Channelling the Spice Girls this fine morning.  I’ve been on the phone a lot lately.  And for some reason, I’m really enjoying it, I thought for years I was so much more content to be behind the screen…finding candidates….emailing….serving them up to recruiting teams on a silver platter.  I’ve gotten a second lease on this recruiting life bouncing back to …

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

So much of what we read these days about the gig economy is Uber-specific. Truly Uber specific. There’s this perception that Gig is synonymous with the Millennial generation.  That it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare …