My 4 Sourcing Lessons From 2013

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, Conferences, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I love this time of year. I enjoy taking stock and reflecting on the previous years’ highs and lows—and the times that everything was on cruise control. This year was a bit more of a roller coaster than I expected in my personal life, but wow… work life knocked the ball right out of the park!  We’re doing research faster—and smarter—than …

Forms, Forms, Forms—Can They Pay the Bills, Bills, Bills?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

The sourcing team at my employer has been on fire lately if I do say so myself. We are locking and loading on candidates faster and faster. I was asked on Friday just how that was happening. I don’t know… good processes? Awesome sourcing? But really, it boils down to a form and an attitude. The form is a search …

What To Do With All The Effing Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Good HR, Innovation, Sourcing, William Tincup

The HR appropriate version of the title is from Scarface… albeit they were talking about cash I”m going to bore the hell out of you about knowledge sharing within the knowledge economy. You know, first world problems. Speaking of… where”s the nearest Apple store? Anyhoo… A funny thing happened to me this week… and I”m sure things like this happen …

Summer Reading for The Sourcer

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

Okay, I’ll be honest. During beach week I do not haul the iPad to the beach to read. I go old school and hit up the bookstore for a super thick paperback that has the potential to lull me into a nap. But I do start everyday with some online work related reading, just can’t help myself.  I’ve been working …

Riddle me this…PHR, SPHR OR….MBA?

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

I’m fortunate that at the retained search firm I work for we get several HR positions (at all levels…Generalist, Manager, Business Partner, Director, VP, CHRO..)  in the non-profit and for-profit arena to work on in any given year.  I enjoy them quite a bit and it’s interesting to me to hear the answer to this question I always ask of …

Spring Cleaning…in a Sourcer’s World

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I’ve been on a huge spring cleaning binge as of late.  Reorganizing, removing…just really getting everything in its place.  Not an easy task and I’ve been attending to it in bits.  Last week, it was my desk, the week before it was a closet, the week before that…something else. This spring cleaning and organizing binge has overflowed into my sourcing …

Want to be a good sourcer? Don’t forget where you came from!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

A lot of you probably don’t know this, but I met my husband when I was a senior in high school.  We got engaged in college and married a year after I graduated.  Due to our humble beginnings and surviving on the salaries typical of retail workers, my engagement and wedding rings are beautiful but modest.  My husband’s brothers married …

5 Sourcing Resolutions for 2013…Moving Beyond Process

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Training and Development

I, like many of you, sat down with the boss pre-holiday to talk about performance and what 2013 will bring.  In 2012, my sourcing work life was completely focused on process improvement and an inherent “need for speed”.  At some point it felt like I was living a mash-up of The Bionic Woman and Top Gun, completely focused on being …

My Next Sourcing Hire Might Be….My Dad!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

My parents have been visiting for the holidays, we've baked cookies, seen the kids Christmas performances, eaten many, many meals together and talked about everything under the sun.  During one of these conversations I learned that my parents discovered a letter about a year ago from my great aunt providing some interesting clues into my paternal genealogy.  Over the last couple of …