Great article on lessons learned from hiring FAST from Reid Hoffman, founder of PayPal and LinkedIn, and early investor in Facebook. Excerpt: That reminds me of Google’s decision to hire only people with very high GPAs from elite universities. As a heuristic, there’s obviously collateral damage—there are many smart people you’re not allowed to hire—but

Leveraging Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon Did you know that your hiring manager can be your secret weapon for attracting and converting the best talent? Join us for this 1 hour webcast to learn 10 actionable strategies that you can take back to the office to leverage your hiring managers more effectively. John Vlastelica, founder

Date: September 23, 2013 – closing session, 4pm ET Location: Atlanta Session: Does candidate experience matter on mobile?   John Vlastelica, Managing Director, Recruiting Toolbox, will facilitate a panel of mobile recruiting experts to dive deep into the world of candidate experience on mobile.   Panel Experts: Jessica Lee, Director, Digital Talent Strategy at Marriott International

Part conference, part training, all awesome.  Chuck Norris awesome. Looking for ways to attract and recruit world class tech talent? Want to get your tech recruiters and managers exposed to part-conference, part-training, where they actually take back how-to recruiting tactics that work in the real world? 96% of attendees last year said Talent42 was “great”

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 10am PT/1pm ET Location: Webinar The biggest buzz in recruitment technology today is how organizations are leveraging social media and mobile devices to attract and engage candidates more dynamically than ever before.  The widespread adoption of these tools in recruiting is well underway, but true success with these tools require more

By Ben Gotkin Many blog posts and articles have been written over the years about the “Future of Recruiting”, and those articles typically focus on technology.  This is not one of those articles.  This is about the future of our profession. Almost 20 years ago, I graduated from college and started my Recruiting career.  Looking

Recruiters: Do you suck? (No!)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 by

The Challenges of Benchmarking Yesterday, over on the ERE recruiting website, I posted an article on the challenges of comparing your recruiting performance across industries, companies, teams, and individual recruiters.  Your resource model, your budget, your employer brand, how much you pay – all of these things make it hard to benchmark externally. Unfortunately, too

Fixing the HR Black Hole

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 by

I recently helped Dice interpret the results of a 300-tech candidate survey they completed around the HR black hole.  No surprise, a lot of savvy candidates are finding ways to avoid HR to get their resume directly into the hands of hiring managers.  Social media and the web have made this 100 times easier. Some

6th Annual SMA Seattle Staffing Symposium Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Meydenbauer Center – Bellevue, WA We hand-pick our favorite speakers from all the national recruitment and staffing conferences, bring them to you locally (Seattle/Bellevue) for a full day, and offer the entire program to you for a FRACTION of

Join Kevin Wheeler and I on October 21st at 10am PT/1pm ET as we explore the critical issues you need to consider as you prepare for 2010 and the (assumed) economic turnaround. This facilitated panel discussion will focus on the key questions you need to answer to prepare for the recruiting work ahead. We’ll discuss