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My Top 6 Takeaways from Talent Connect San Francisco 2014
29 October 2014, 11:20 AMAs I recuperated from an intense week of learning, networking and partying at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect, I reviewed my largely illegible notes and came up with my top six takeaways. The following were filtered through my own biases and the thumbs-up, thumbs-down conversations I had with over 100 recruiters and talent leaders. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful as you plan to become a better recruiter in 2015. 1. There’s a hunger for measuring and maximizing quality of hire. At the beginning of my session, I asked if improving quality of hire (QoH) was an important objective. Everyone’s han...
2 Tricks that Will Up Your Sourcing Game
27 October 2014, 03:16 PMAs a Sourcing Grandmaster, I am frequently asked to share some strategies or techniques that might help recruiting teams up their sourcing game. In this article, I wanted to give you two techniques that I leverage regularly in my hunt to find additional prospects. These will benefit you because they can be implemented immediately, cost nothing, and may help recruiters like you to be seen as more of sourcing “consultants.” Trick #1: How to quickly find data on the potential candidate supply Imagine you are sitting with a hiring manager discussing a new opening or need. You are seeking a […]
10 Articles Recruiters Shared The Most This Week
24 October 2014, 10:23 AMIn case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Passion seemed to be a common theme in this week’s articles. One of the first qualities Brian de Haaff’s looks for in a hire is ambition – he asks what excites the candidates and what their dream job looks like in three, five or ten years. Passion is also helping professionals grow and succeed, as the Addison Group’s study on mentorship showed […]
Forget Money and Power: Here’s How to Define Success Says Arianna Huffington
23 October 2014, 12:08 PMArianna Huffington woke up in a pool of blood one day in April 2007. She had fallen and hit her head on her desk. She had broken her cheekbone. She needed four stitches on her right eye. She had collapsed out of exhaustion. That incident was the beginning of Huffington’s journey in redefining her meaning of success, as she told a packed auditorium at this year’s Talent Connect conference in San Francisco. By society’s conventional metrics, i.e., money and power, she was successful. She’s the founder of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Huffington Post website, a nationally syndicated columnist and...
LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner Shares the 4 A’s that Make a Great Recruiter
23 October 2014, 11:47 AM“What’s your dream job?” If you’re not bringing up this question during interviews, it’s time to start. According to Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, this is one of the most important questions you can ask a potential hire. “To find a rock star, you need to understand what it is they want to do so that you can determine if they’re a good fit,” Jeff explained in Tuesday’s fireside chat with Pat Wadors, Head of HR at LinkedIn. And determining fit, according to him, should be a big priority for recruiters. One way to get really good at that is […]