Sourcing

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…

5 Bad Habits Sourcers & Recruiters Should Stop in 2017

Bad habits are unavoidable, quick to form, and slowly creep into our lives without warning. Whether you’re drinking too much coffee in the morning, biting your nails, or spamming candidates, bad habits come in all shapes, sizes, and industries. It seems like just yesterday we were toasting to the New Year and making…

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…

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…

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…