#HRUKrakow 2016

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

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…

#truBudapest 2016

[Wpis dostępny po polsku] Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending #truBudapest to lead a track on talent pipelining and network recruitment. When I say pleasure, I really mean it. I dare you to find a photo from the event where I’m not smiling! (unless concentrated on tweeting the awesome content) Even though I don’t speak a word of…

Facebook or LinkedIn?

I first signed up to LinkedIn on the very first day of my new job as a sourcer. I spent a couple of months discovering the platform, trying to learn something about recruitment that went beyond the initial training. I thought I was really that there’s a tool out there dedicated to professional content. And then, as I was connecting…

Using candidate personas

I’ve suggested in one of my previous blogs that you can use candidate personas to better understand your target groups. It’s a very effective tool whether you’re working on your employer branding strategy or recruiting for a specific role with the expectation of bringing in results quickly. Once you’ve practiced it a little, the process is quite simple and quick and I’ve…

A case against open networking

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote this piece a while ago as a guest blog for a friend. Since it no longer appears online in the original form, I decided to refresh it a little and add a couple of tips in there I hope you’ll find useful! Let me know your thoughts in the comments :)…

How not to write an InMail

I got really annoyed by a LinkedIn InMail I received earlier this week. An InMail! Even though my contact details are splattered all over the web. I would rather receive a tweet, be contacted through messenger or even a call on skype. No other messaging service seems as inconvenient as LinkedIn’s and about one in ten messages I receive there…

Recruitment advertising… we’re doing it wrong.

It would seem that advertising is a simple enough concept that has the potential to be understood by the general majority of our society. Make something look appealing enough for people to click through to discover more. Of course there are many more complicated definitions out there, but this is what it comes down to, or at least that’s my view….

Are online recruitment campaigns enough?

Thanks to the employer branding studies I attended back in Krakow I was able to get up to speed with the Polish recruitment market and build a great network that allows me to follow the latest trends and campaigns. One of the Polish employer branding agencies in Poland recently helped Capgemini Poland execute an interesting campaign using a variety of…

Creative job ads? Let’s just settle for good ones!

I’ve been thinking about job ads a lot this year as a couple of really bad examples made their way to a wide audience, getting a lot of negative attention. This is what I wrote about in a guest blog for Powermeeter recently. Read the original here: Creative job ads? Let’s just settle for good ones!