Ryan Phillips

Ryan Phillips
Ryan Phillips is a technical writer & sourcing researcher at AIRS. She lives in Helena, Montana. Joining AIRS in 2010, she transitioned to the role from the internal recruiting team at The RightThing. Phillips began her recruiting career working for a technical recruitment staffing firm in the Silicon Valley, where she recruited for IT, Engineering, Marketing, and Accounting. She later moved into the RPO field, where she did mainly niche engineering recruitment for Microsoft. She works on curriculum development for all AIRS courses, including the industry-leading AIRS Certification classes. She also continues to consult with RPO clients on their social media branding strategies, as well as support the internal RightThing sourcing team to develop client specific sourcing strategies.

Gamification and its Place in Recruiting

In 2011, Gartner® released a report predicting that by 2015, 50% of organizations would seek to gamify marketing processes. This same report also predicted that by 2014, 70% of Global 2000 companies would have at least one gamified application (Gartner,…

Mobile Advertising for Recruiters

Mobile Advertising for Recruiters

All the major mobile phone platforms today with apps also have advertising capability within the app itself. This doesn’t necessarily mean that recruiters need to become programmers, but it does mean that they have the ability to use mobile advertising…

Know What You’re Recruiting For

Know What You’re Recruiting For

A problem common to most recruiters and human resources professionals today is a lack of understanding the actual job they are trying to fill. It’s really a fine line a recruiter toes, because understanding the role itself is not only…

Multimedia’s Place in Recruiting

Multimedia’s Place in Recruiting

Many search engine marketing experts today agree that videos and images drive more traffic in search engines than simple text-related results. In fact, a study done by Socialbakers, a leader in social media marketing and statistics, showed that as of…

Streamlining the Interview Process

Streamlining the Interview Process

Many recruiters have experienced the knock-down drag-out fighting of going through many rounds of in-person interviews. The main problem with having rounds upon rounds of these interviews is that new information about the candidate is rarely uncovered. Plus, the individuals…

What to Use When Sourcing This Year

What to Use When Sourcing This Year

As online communities continue to grow, there are constantly new tools available that streamline the ability to locate talent. A recruiter who understands which tools to use has an advantage over the competition when it comes to finding truly passive…

The Holiday Candidate Snatch-up

The Holiday Candidate Snatch-up

Anyone who has been recruiting for the last five-plus years has likely experienced the holiday candidate snatch-up. Most veteran recruiters understand that recruiting, unlike other professions, doesn’t take a break over the holidays as candidates and hiring managers are both…

Are You Recruiting in 2012?

Are You Recruiting in 2012?

It’s obvious that recruiting in 2012 has changed significantly from what it was just a year ago and it’s light years away from what it was 10 years ago. Every day brings more tools, more competition, and more challenges.

Invest in Your Candidates

Invest in Your Candidates

Recruiters often think that their sole clients are their hiring managers. Oftentimes, those same recruiters end up having their “star” candidates decline an offer. As hiring professionals, we need to be investing in both of our clients — hiring managers…