Recruiting & Sourcing Types

GlossaryTech – An online Glossary for Tech Recruiters

One of the biggest issues in the tech recruiting world is keeping up with technology, the buzzwords, and keeping up with the terminology. There are a lot of online dictionaries and websites to look up information. Most of the information readily available is very static, meaning they don’t keep up with the changing…

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…

A Tool for the Most Successful Sourcer

There’s an old saying I picked up early on in my recruiting career: “Don’t spill your candy in the lobby.” It means don’t go blabbing your mouth about your business because you never know who might be listening, lying in wait to steal your candidates, clients, ideas, etc. My recruiting manager told me…

Sourcing Online; My Everquest Java Adventure

Living in San Diego, near the beach, had its perks when I was younger. Being able to swim in the ocean, moderate temperatures, and seemingly endless sunny days. So one would think that when I had free time, I would, of course, spend my time with the plethora of activities that were out…

Bot-Proof Your Career (Part 2)

As soon as I started writing Bot-Proof Your Career, I could tell it was going to be part one of two – or maybe even a trilogy. Let’s face it: Artificial Intelligence is really, really cool. So here’s some food for thought as you prepare for the world in which we’re competing with…

The Competition Starts in College – Why Recruiters Need to Start Recruiting Early

Talent is a long-term play. To build a brand and recruit for the future it’s important to invest in the talent pool of the future. While most Fortune 500 companies have a presence at career fairs across the nation, most of them have no idea what they’re doing. Big companies have small recruiting…

The Big Squeeze: Too Much Money and Too Few People Means Recruiters Will Struggle

Recruiters in the U.S. can expect to be busy filling a lot of jobs in the coming years. What makes this likely are the massive amounts of money flowing into U.S. stocks from other countries; investors switching from lower-yield bonds into stocks; and the return of a substantial portion of the $2.5 trillion…

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…

Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create a Recruiting Culture

How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to learn…

Human and Machine: Better Together

Applications for Talent Acquisition For years, computers posed a minimal competitive threat to the world’s elite chess players. In a 1985 event, grandmaster Garry Kasparov put up a 32-0 record against his computer challengers simultaneously. Twelve years later came his 1997 defeat to IBM’s Deep Blue, which represented a symbolic inflection point in computing power. Not only…

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges In 2017: Tangie Pettis

Over the last couple weeks we got to hear from Jeremy Eskenazi, Riviera Advisors, and Jennifer McClure, from Unbridled Talent. This week we had the privilege of talking to Tangie Pettis. Throughout her career she has been identified as a coach and mentor by her peers and serves as an internal subject matter expert…

Keep Your Recruiting Job Despite Technological Advances And Economic Downturns

Warning: if you want job security as a recruiter, start preparing now Listen up. If you are a corporate recruiter, you need to be worried about your job security! Recruiters need to realize that the march of recruiting technology is inevitable and unstoppable. No, it won’t be in the next few months, but…