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Intake form. It’s a term I’m embarrassed to say I used for many years. You know, the form you take into a hiring manager meeting, to scope out a new req? There are so many things wrong with “intake form.” First, calling it a form. Who likes forms? I know hiring managers hate ‘em. And


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


Somewhere along the line, recruiting technology became ‘self-aware’, allowing organizations to mindlessly post all of their jobs to job boards globally, big and small.  It was in the late 90’s and it was pegged as the solution to our sourcing challenges.  For the first time ever, candidates could ‘easily’ and quickly apply online for just


Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. is pleased to welcome Carmen Hudson to the team as Engagement Manager – Sourcing and Social Media Strategy. Carmen will draw on over 15 years of recruiting experience to help Recruiting Toolbox clients identify and implement effective candidate sourcing, engagement, and social media strategies and training.  Carmen has led key sourcing and


A thought about strategy…

Thursday, 25 February 2010 by

I’ve returned to a corporate recruiting leadership role. And you know what? I’ve been thinking a lot about strategy lately. I’ve been helping companies with recruiting strategy for years…and even have an extensive recruiting manager/leader strategy training program put together. You know what’s missing? Something simple. And obvious. The most strategic decisions you make everyday


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