Sourcing Function

What Happens At SourceCon Doesn’t Stay At SourceCon

At least from a knowledge and sharing standpoint, what happens at SourceCon doesn’t always stay at SourceCon, and it shouldn’t! This was my first official SourceCon. I did crash a dinner and the Hackathon during the Fall 2016 edition, but attending for the whole session was a very different experience. For me, I’d been…

Gamification Is Changing Assessments For the Better

Even for successful candidates, the recruitment process can be a dizzying rollercoaster ride. There’s the high of that first call with the recruiter — and the realization that, hey, this job might be ‘the one.’ And then there’s the frustration of slogging through hour-long assessments that make you second guess every professional decision…

Do You Work At a Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. On her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess.” Of course, her description made me initially…

MORE Tips To Enjoy A Great Conference: #SourceCon 2017 Comes Back To Anaheim

It is truly amazing to think it was just six short months ago that I found myself at my second SourceCon. It is great to come back again, and I suppose now being a “veteran” of sorts, I can pass on some tips and thoughts about making the most of the premier sourcing/talent…

An Australian Recruiting Video Is Taking a Beating

Mashable says “people can’t help but cringe.” Junkee calls it a “boring, confusing, terrible video.” The Canberra Times says it’s “embarrassing.” The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says it’s “excruciating.” Somewhat more positive, the Special Broadcasting Service says it’s “the most awkwardly hilarious ad ever” and CNET says it’s “brilliantly awkward and uncool.” In other…

Mobile Learning: Not Just E-learning on the Phone

Mobile learning (or m-learning) is much more than enabling users of your LMS to access existing course materials via smartphones and tablets. It is a rethink of how and when learning is managed by your learners and employees. M-learning, also called micro-learning, empowers employees to pick suitable times to learn, and gives them…

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…

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…