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…

Who do you know…? Asking for referrals

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I recently read an interesting discussion about asking potential candidates for referrals. All of it started with a poll asking recruiters how many messages they exchange with candidates before they ask for referrals. Personally, I believe it’s not really about the number of messages at all. Back when I sourced candidates for a living, I’d quite often ask potential candidates…

#HRUKrakow 2016

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I’ve been travelling a lot more recently and over the past three weeks I’ve attended 3 different recruitment events. The most recent one was #HRUKrakow – the first recruitment event I attended in my home city (and the second HRU event organised here). Naturally I was quite curious how it will turn out. It wasn’t as big as the other events…

Tips for hopeless networkers

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As much as I enjoy attending all sorts of events, I am definitely not an “in person networker” by nature. Some people seem to be able to move through the room spending a couple of minutes chatting to each person, whether they’re someone they’ve met before or a new connection. They go home and without any effort remember all of…