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How To Get ROI From Social Recruiting and Social Media

How To Get ROI From Social Recruiting and Social Media

I consult with recruiters in social media, social recruiting and recruitment technology.  The number 1 question I get from directors and leaders of recruitment teams and third party agencies is often: “How do I get ROI from social media?” …and my answer is often, simply, “what “I” are you making?” Their answer is often zero […]

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The Sun Never Sets: Staffing, Strategy & Social Recruiting in the UK

The Sun Never Sets: Staffing, Strategy & Social Recruiting in the UK

While we’re several centuries out from the Columbian contact, hiring professionals from the US can be forgiven if their first impressions of the talent acquisition landscape across the pond can be construed as travelling to the Old World  - and it’s clear that the UK seems somewhat resistant, even today, to American revolutions. Particularly when it […]

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The Arrogance of Some Internal Recruiters

The Arrogance of Some Internal Recruiters

After last weeks #TRULondon and a really enlightening track led by Matt Charney about blogging and “keeping it real,” I felt the need to share a recent experience. It went something like this. “Isn’t it great when you get a call from someone who’s been recommended to you, from a client you’d like to work with, who has a […]

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How To Pack Your Pipeline: Sourcing & Social Media

How To Pack Your Pipeline: Sourcing & Social Media

I’ve spent the last six years recruiting with social media, and watched as platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook continue to experiment and evolve to the point where these emerging networks are not only a peripheral tool, but an essential part of any recruiter’s job. Social media not only represents a real replacement for expensive, often […]

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Perfectionism In Recruiting: A Very Slow Death

Perfectionism In Recruiting: A Very Slow Death

On on-going question posed to recruiters is about how they started in the business. For me, it was nearly 25 years ago and looking back, I can unequivocally assert that while I thought I was really intuitive and knowledgeable about people back then, in comparison I am a far better recruiter today at 50 – […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Recruiters

The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Recruiters

When it was first published in 1989, Stephen Covey’s ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People‘, a business and self-help book, instantly became a top seller. Apparently, by preparing readers for a change in mindset and then introducing the 7 habits of highly effective people to that mindset, Covey helps readers to apply the ‘habits’ […]

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LinkedIn: Top 3 Trends Impacting Recruiters in 2014

LinkedIn: Top 3 Trends Impacting Recruiters in 2014

If there’s one recruiting trend you can count on in 2014, its that LinkedIn will continue its dominance – and ubiquity – within the talent acquisition conversation. With over 90% of recruiters reporting to using the “professional network” for sourcing and screening candidates in 2013, LinkedIn enjoys a market penetration few competitors can match, as […]

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6 Tips for Sending Better Recruiting E-Mails

6 Tips for Sending Better Recruiting E-Mails

As we wind down our three part look at recruiting contact campaigns, you’ve learned how to build, deliver and measure a successful recruitment contact campaign.  We’ve taken a look at what recruiting contact campaigns are really about, practical tips and tricks for making sure your message gets heard, and some best practices for campaign-based engagement […]

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How To Execute Recruiting Contact Campaigns

How To Execute Recruiting Contact Campaigns

In my last post, I discussed types of recruiting contact campaign approaches; this week, I’ll discuss turning that initial approach into real recruiting action, along with some tips and tricks for turning contacts into candidates.  Like any campaign, it’s important to have a defined timeline against which to execute.  Here’s an example of a formula […]

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Recruiters Roasting on An Open Fire: A Holiday Songbook

Recruiters Roasting on An Open Fire: A Holiday Songbook

You’ve probably spent the last month or so being bombarded by holiday inspired music and content marketing – two of the most cliche, trite and grating genres ever invented.  That’s why, in the spirit of the season, we’re making spirits bright by combining the two into a single, saccharine and suspect holiday songbook for recruiters. […]

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