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Do you post "I'm Hiring!" on LinkedIn?

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday April 15, 2014 comments Tags: Hiring, Human Resources, Networking, Recruiting, Sourcing

Do you post

Are you a recruiter that tries to get great candidates from posting a generic "I'm Hiring for a [job title]" on LinkedIn? Okay, we heard you. Is that all you have to say? Am I supposed to just send over anyone I know that might qualify for the job? Why would I do that? Just because I'm your friend or because I'm connected to you? Probably not. If I see your "I'm Hiring" post on LinkedIn, I breeze right by and move down to someone who is posting some interesting, relevant content that I want to read. Am I the only person that... Read More


What Is A Recruiter's Favorite Board Game?

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday April 1, 2014 comments Tags: Connecting, Human Resources, Networking, Recruiting, Sourcing

What Is A Recruiter's Favorite Board Game?

No, this isn't a joke... Recruiters have many different styles and approaches, but I find that the truly successful ones approach their life (not just their workday) as a big game of Connect Four .  For those of you that remember that game, it's a 2-person game that is played with colored disks in a suspended grid. Each player alternates turns, and the first one to "connect four" of their disks in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) wins. I didn't know this when I was a kid, but there's a mathematical formula whereby... Read More


Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

By: James Dix Thursday March 20, 2014 comments Tags: HR, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Sourcing

Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

The human brain is a highly complex organ, and two ways to retrieve information tucked away in memory are recognition and recall. To put it simply, the difference between recognition and recall is whether or not stimulus is present; recall lacks stimulus. A fill-in-the-blank test requires recalling the correct answer whereas a multiple choice test requires recognizing the correct answer from a list. Recall tends to be harder because it lacks hints to point the brain in the right direction. The concept of recognition being superior to... Read More


Why Does Employee Engagement Matter?

By: Casey Siewert Wednesday March 5, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Recruiting

What is Employee Engagement, and why does it matter to my organization? It is the heartbeat of your organization. It's ensuring your employees care about the outcome of their work. Not just for the bottom-line, but to contribute to something bigger, and to have a purpose in their work. It's making sure your top talent doesn't leave and go to your competition. It's the reason your top talent wants to refer their top-talent friends to work with them. Think it's not a big deal? You might be right. Then again, you might not... Read More


What is Human Resources Worried About?

By: Casey Siewert Thursday February 20, 2014 comments Tags: Company Culture, Documentation, Employee Referrals, Hiring, Human Resources, On-boarding

What is Human Resources Worried About?

Every Human Resources organization is different, but in my experience I can tell you that  HR usually worries about a mix of these 4 things: Creating a Great Culture Leadership Development Employee On-boarding Documentation Culture - this is always an interesting one for me. HR is usually tasked with making sure the organization has a great culture. How does this happen? Well it starts with hiring the right people .  After that, culture is usually developed through training, leadership approach, promotional... Read More


5 Words That Drive Recruiters Nuts- "Hey I Know That Guy!"

By: Doug Hay Tuesday December 31, 2013 comments Tags: Human Resources, Referral Link

After spending 4-5 weeks attempting to fill an open job, a recruiter dreads hearing these words as they introduce the new employee around the office on their first day, "Hey I know that guy! Bob and I worked together at ACME, he is great!"  If the veteran employee would have introduced Bob to the recruiter through the current employee referral program, think of the time, money and effort that would have been saved. So Why Don't Employee Referral Programs Have Higher Participation Rates? "Referrals are our best source for new... Read More


Will you Find Your Next Hire Using "Social Evidence"?

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday December 19, 2013 comments Tags: Big Data, Hiring, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Social Evidence

Do really talented people spend time on the internet? There is evidence that they do. So if these really smart people are out there leaving an electronic footprint - can you use it to find them when you need them? Can this information be used to find contractors, consultants and your next great new-hire? Linked In is betting you can. So is Facebook and... That is the idea behind Social Evidence based recruiting. Jamey Jeff the co-founder of  Remarkable Hire  wrote in a blog post entitled  What is Social Evidence? How it will... Read More