Posts by: Mike Wolford

All That Junk: The Diminishing Returns of Recruiting Spam.

If you’ve ever been a recruiter, you’ve probably received that “we need to talk about this req” e-mail. You know...

Put Up or Shut Up: Recruiting Data

I’ve tried very hard to educate my recruiters and sourcers to speak to management with recruiting data. This is the data that drives the...

Talent Wars: The Return of the Recruiter

Regardless of our education and training, we as recruiters by in large do three things: We find people, we interview and we extend offers....

Talent Wars: Candidates Strike Back

A long time ago in a job market far, far away, there was a booming economy when any of our candidates that had a pulse had a job. It was a...

Talent Wars: A New Hope

Let’s talk Star Wars, specifically Star Wars IV – A New Hope. For those of you who have seen the movies which, based on...

Smoke on the Water: How To Really Fight Recruiter Spam.

I don’t think it’s unfair to call spam “the fossil fuel of recruiting” – it’s cheap, it’s easy...

Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night.

In recruiting we spend a whole lot of time talking about striking the balance between automation and personalization, and how best to blend...

Death to Purple Squirrels.

“Ah! well a-day! what evil looks;  Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross, About my neck was hung.”...

Creative Sourcing: The Legend Continues.

It started, as so many of these sad stories do, in one of those meetings – you know the type. The one with the client, or the hiring...

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