5 Ways to be a More Proactive Recruiting Leader

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I’ve been recruiting for 19 years and my ears perk up when I hear a theme from Talent Leaders pop up more than a few times. Lately, what I’m hearing is that they feel they need to be more “proactive” in their recruiting efforts. A prime example is Red Bull: their Director of Talent Bryce… Read more »

Are Your Job Descriptions Ready For The Job Aggregator Boom?

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Job aggregation is a rapidly growing business, and it’s only going to accelerate. Glassdoor, Indeed, and Simply Hired have been at the forefront of aggregating jobs for several years. In fact, Indeed recently announced that they’ve surpassed the 140 million unique visitors mark per month. This is a 40% increase over their traffic from one… Read more »

The Psychology in Managing the Candidate Experience

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I recently had the opportunity to conduct a workshop at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco. The workshop focused on “Managing the Candidate Experience”. As I prepared for the workshop, I thought the first step in managing the Candidate Experience is to understand the psychology of candidates. This allows you to have empathy, and… Read more »

The Best Network For Sharing Jobs

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Often times in social recruiting, the three top networks are treated the same. Recruiters promote new jobs, hoping to access the social network around them. They ask people on their team to share jobs on their networks. As well as tools like Bullhorn, Jobvite, and Zao that are created to sign-in employees for automated job… Read more »

The $20,000 Email

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I’m a studious reader of sites like ERE.net, SourceCon, TLNT, and RecruitingBlogs. I’ve read the debate over the demise of agency recruiting. A debate which is filled with emotion, and where sentiments are strong. Reading the commentary and online debate provides perspective, but to me it’s not enough. That’s why a recent conversation with a… Read more »

Top 5 Frustrations In Corporate Recruiting

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Recruiting is difficult. Hiring an awesome employee is a very personal experience for both the candidate and the hiring team. Candidates have aspirations, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. Recruiters have the same, with the added pressure of big hiring goals to hit. We’ve been curious to know more about the things corporate recruiters perceive to being… Read more »

What Comes First – Passion Or Skill?

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Are you looking for the checklist of skills first, or someone who has the drive to grow into them?

Recently, I came across a book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.  In it, Cal Newport, Ph.D from Georgetown University, claims that following one’s passion might very well be terrible advice. Instead, he feels that we need to leverage our skills, which… Read more »