Posts by: Mike Wolford

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May the Source Be With You, Social Sourcing That Is

By Mike Wolford We have all seen the numbers.  Facebook has nearly two billion unique monthly visitors.  There were over 200 billion...

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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