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…

Again with the social recruiting…

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My LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of articles about social recruiting. Anything from trying to convince recruiters that using social media is the way to go, to advice on how to use it for recruitment purposes. And it has been full of them for years, ever since I started in recruitment. I can only imagine it wasn’t too…

The Future of Recruitment Blab: Sourcing

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Last week I joined Cameron McLennan and Alan Hiddleston to talk about sourcing on the Future of Recruitment blab. While the sound of my own voice is something I find horribly irritating (which isn’t all that uncommon), I thought maybe you could find it useful :) We’ve covered the basic aspects of sourcing, such as why you would want to…

Thoughts on Culture Fit

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I’ve recently visited a new client at their office and keeping in mind they require a dress code slightly more formal than what I’m used to these days, I had to find a pair of shoes to wear that weren’t flip flops. I have this one pair of shoes, I’m sure most people do, they’re really pretty and I really…