Carmen Hudson

About the Author

Carmen Hudson wears several hats. She is currently Engagement Manager, Sourcing and Social Media Strategy for Recruiting Toolbox and Founder and CEO of Tweetajob, Inc. Carmen draws from over 15 years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. Carmen's expertise is in helping clients build the right sourcing and recruiting strategies, and then implementing them in the real world of limited budgets, competing priorities, and highly competitive recruiting environments. She consults and trains companies to help them leverage high ROI solutions for big sourcing, social media, and technology implementation initiatives.

SourceCon: The Ultimate Talent Community

Editor’s note: We’re going to have record numbers yet again at SourceCon in Atlanta. We’re re-running this piece from the conclusion of our last SourceCon in Atlanta. We hope you can join us and share in this experience. When I try to explain SourceCon (the conference) to the uninitiated, it sounds rather geeky…

Pulling Boolean Strings: An Interview with Irina Shamaeva

Should SourceCon become the site of a British murder mystery, never fear. We have our own Hercule Poirot or Inspector Morse to solve the case. Irina Shamaeva, Partner and Chief Sourcer of Brain Gain Recruiting, is as persistent as a detective. We’ll get more evidence of Irina’s expertise during the paid resource panel…

Sourcing and CRMs — An Interview with Carl Kutsmode

Carl Kutsmode, one of the speakers for the upcoming SourceCon conference, has quietly influenced the sourcing profession since the mid ‘90s, when he founded the Tiburon Group, an RPO firm with a reputation for developing creative sourcing strategies. Since then, Carl has continued to consult with Fortune 500 companies in a variety of…

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

I began my recruiting career in 1996, the same year a couple of PhD students launched Google. I was a researcher at an executive search firm. It wasn’t until much later that I would use the infamous search engine. When I started using the Internet to find people and information, Netscape was my…

These Are Real Lives We’re Dealing With

I received some sad news yesterday. A friend committed suicide. He was despondent because he had been unemployed for over two years. He likely had other emotional problems. After years of looking for work, getting rejected or ignored, and financial difficulties, he gave up. This isn’t uncommon. Joblessness increases the risk of suicide….

The Discipline of Recruiting Leadership

Way back in the ‘90s, two consultants published a Harvard Business Review article, and subsequently, a book on strategy – The Discipline of Market Leaders. It was among the first management books I’d ever read and its concepts continue to impress me to this day. Full disclosure: I worked at the same management…