3 ideas for sourcing language speakers

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] I find a lot of updates in my LinkedIn feed addressing language speakers. Most of them refer to entry level positions where the fluency in a foreign language is really all that’s required. It continues to surprise me that so many recruiters turn to LinkedIn, of all platforms, to find those candidates. Back when I was…

What do you like about the new LinkedIn?

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With all of the recent changes LinkedIn introduced to the UI, my feed on any social network has been a never ending stream of complaints and moaning. It started around December and continued for the better part of the first quarter of the year and there are some late comers to the party still discovering just how much they don’t…

Tips for training a new sourcer

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to create the right environment to support sourcing success. A lot of companies in Poland will still hire for sourcing as if it is an entry level role and they struggle when it comes to measuring and supporting sourcing activity. This is why I was very happy when Hello Talent gave…

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…

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,…

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…

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…