Matthew Dickson

About the Author

Matthew Dickson is a Cleveland sports fanatic (#Believeland), board game enthusiast, dog lover, and story-teller at heart. He has ten years of recruitment industry experience across both agency and corporate. Currently, he works for Accenture Operations as a Sourcing Team Lead and manages a talented group of six, as a player and coach. He dreams of the day an ATS will be designed by recruiters for recruiters so we can all talk about something different. 

Your Most Important Thing

Rarely does anyone feel that they are advancing up the ranks of their current company too quickly. If you do feel this way, please let the community know where you work, and someone will happily take that burden off your plate. The reality is many of us get stuck in a rut from…

We Can Do Better, But Will We?

I heard a great story last fall at the Talent Connect conference. Joan goes to visit her friend Marcus to catch up on life. While sitting on the back patio, Joan notices that Marcus’ dog whimpers quietly every couple of minutes. After the third whimper, Joan asks Marcus what’s the matter with the…

Invest In Your Best Sourcers

Managing a team of any size, you have a finite amount of time. You keep investing your time and energy to get the new person up and running, or another person out of a performance management plan. While doing so, your best team member submits her two-week notice. Why? Because she felt undervalued…

Groupthink – The Fastest Route To Nowhere Special

You’ve been there, sitting in a meeting while your boss is explaining a new policy the team needs to follow because someone in the corporate headquarters who doesn’t do your job every day said so. Sitting there listening to the instructions, you look around the room and notice everyone nodding their head in…

Are You Sharing Your Best Advice?

I was fresh out of college and had just started my first recruiting job at a staffing company. There was so much to learn, and the other more tenured recruiters around me looked so busy. The excitement of my first job quickly turned into the reality of a steep learning curve. I’d see…