Tuesday April 15, 2014
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
Tuesday April 1, 2014
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
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Tuesday January 21, 2014
These are some of the key points from last Thursday's " Where Oh Where Have All the Candidates Gone ?" workshop, sponsored by the Larimer County Workforce Center and presented by Carrie Pinsky . In attendance were a handful of HR Professionals and Recruiters from local companies, who were all faced with their own unique sourcing challenges. From how to handle employee referrals without giving too much preferential treatment, to building candidate pipelines and even where to find entry-level candidates. Carrie presented a few ideas... Read More