Posts by: Kelly Blokdijk

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Fashion Forward and Hiring Trends

Claiming one recruiting method or tool is better than any other is like debating whether bell bottoms, skorts or cargo shorts are best.

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Express Yourself: The Real Secret of Retention

Learning how to talk to each other is a concept that’s becoming steadily more difficult thanks to the influx of a thousand different...


Go Your Own Way: The Only Career Advice That Matters in Recruiting and HR.

Early into my tenure in what I finally considered a “real” job, I decided for personal kicks and grins to take one of those...


Why Recruiters Don’t Have To Hate HR.

The only people fighting harder to earn credibility than recruiters are the rest of HR.  Pretty much everyone, everywhere, it seems, has...


Candidate Experience: Recruiters, Stop Making Excuses.

I was recently speaking with a friend who happened to be looking for work as an HR practitioner, too. And as you can imagine, our shared...


Admit It. Your Recruiting Process Is Biased.

There’s nothing our society loves more than sweeping stereotypes and convenient categories by which we can define and slap a label on...


Raising the Bar: Why Barriers to Entry Are A Big Deal for Recruiting.

There’s always been plenty of talking, tweeting, blogging, venting, ranting and raving about the sad state of recruiting – but...

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The Big Lame: Tackling BS Buzzwords in Recruiting and HR

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and while I’m not legally allowed to call it the Super Bowl, having to refer to it as “The Big...

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Talent Nirvana: Real Recruiting Lessons from A Real Life Rock Star.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, and I’m right there with you – I normally skip right past those “lessons we can...

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The Most Wonderful Post of the Year.

Somewhere between Labor Day and Halloween, the official “holiday” season kicks off, an annual annoyance that essentially means...

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