This social recruitment thing just isn’t working…

social recruiting

The way we define social recruiting reminds me of something we discussed in history class back in Poland when we covered the communist period. It may not translate into English very well so bear with me. The idea was that there are some words that you can use in combination with others that when used in conjunction with others not…

Life changing

life changing

There’s something I’ve been thinking about for some time now that I can’t quite understand, let alone phrase correctly. But it feels important, so I thought I might try and share and see what others, like you think. Ever since I came into recruitment I’ve spent a lot of time each day reading recruitment blogs. It’s how I learn, how I try…

re(a)lationships

realationship

There’s a tendency that I find quite surprising in today’s society to depreciate relationships formed through the use of technology rather than face to face interaction. A tendency expressed by the juxtaposition of virtual and real, resulting in a very false impression that the single fact we are in the same room with someone is the main factor determining the quality…

The benefits of rejection

rejection

Rejection may very well be the most important part of recruitment. We tend to talk a lot about finding and attracting candidates, creating talent pools and a strong employer brand. What we sometimes seem to forget is that no matter how efficient our efforts are in these areas, the number of candidates that will successfully go through the recruitment process…

Emotions in recruitment

emotions

What is the role of emotions in recruitment? I have read this great blog recently on how having a good memory is important to be a successful recruiter (if that doesn’t ring a bell, check it out right here). As I was reading it I recalled something my mum would say about how an emotional reaction helps us remember things….

Great sourcers work for great companies

great sourcers

There is a module on authenticity in the online training from Social Talent that really resonated with me. I liked the idea that this is something that you can actually work on, that there are some simple (although not easy) steps you can take to achieve it. The thing is that it’s never easy to be authentic at work. It’s…

Thoughts on Candidate Experience

candidate experience

Everyone’s talking about it and everyone is doing it – whether it’s a positive or a negative one, candidate experience is a part of every recruitment process. Whether you are a sourcer or an end-to-end recruiter, you have the responsibility to represent your employer and, as it has been widely discussed, your efforts will have an impact on your future…