How not to share job updates

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Some say social media has completely changed the way we go about recruiting people. And in many ways that’s true: candidates have so many options when it comes to interacting with companies now. They can learn about companies through their friends or colleagues easily since that’s exactly what they’ll see if they visit a company page. They can interact with…

Curiosity, Control and Confidence

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I’ve spent the past year exploring a world that I’d been fascinated by for years: training. I don’t think I could have done this without the help of my amazing team at Lightness who continue to train me on how to train :) At times it was difficult, frustrating or simply exhausting but for the first time in my career I…

My recruitment predictions for 2017

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I feel like this has been a very educational year for me. While I’m used to spending lots of time speaking to recruiters, this year I’ve done even more of that than before. And this is how I’ve come to this conclusion. In recruitment, we’re still pretty bad at analysing what’s already happened. I’ve seen lots of companies that don’t…

What is organisational culture?

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I remember in the “introduction to culture studies” course I took at university, we covered tens of different definitions of culture. There is a whole book in fact that contains nothing more than definitions of culture, eight different types of them! What our professor said stayed with me until I tried applying my understanding of culture to recruiting: the only…

Our first sourcing meetup in Krakow

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Last week I organised (inspired by similar events taking place abroad) the very first sourcing meetup in Kraków through the group I manage, Poland Sourcing Community. I’ve been thinking about doing this for months, but I wanted to make sure everything goes smoothly so I took my time with the preparations. We found a free space to meet at (thanks iTechcloud…

Facebook: Recruiter’s best friend

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] I recently wrote about why I believe recruiters should be on Twitter, even if it’s not always going to be useful for sourcing. When it comes to Facebook, you could say the problem is exactly the opposite. While a lot of recruiters have accounts on Facebook, they see that particular medium as a personal space. (Ironic,…

Twitter as a tool for recruiters, not for recruiting

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] When I first started working in recruitment, my managers assumed I knew my way around social media because I’m a Millennial. Nothing further from the truth. Sure, I had a Facebook account, but even that was something I barely used. I had ignored LinkedIn on purpose (the only way I knew of its existence was through…

Thoughts on communities

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] Over a year ago, when I was based in London, I set up a group called Poland Sourcing Community. To be perfectly accurate, I set it up a little earlier but that’s when things started to get a little more dynamic after we moved most of our activity from LinkedIn to Facebook. New members started joining…

I need a hero! Thoughts on job titles

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It’s a trend that apparently originated in start-ups. That would make sense for a couple of reasons. First, it’s an environment where getting additional budget for a role can be very hard if not impossible, so sure enough people would figure out adding something cool but free could be the solution. Second of all, it fits the culture of the…

Social recruiting: Introductions

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Last week once again I wrote about social recruiting and, instead of just talking about it in very general terms, I decided to write in detail about how I see social recruiting exactly. It’s not about social media, it’s not about being online. It’s just about treating other people well, regardless of whether they’re candidates or potential candidates, successful or…