Who do you know…? Asking for referrals

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

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…

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…

Mind your language

I’ve recently read a blog about how we misuse the word talent because it should describe something extraordinary when in fact we use it to address any and all candidates. It wasn’t the first time I stumbled across a similar subject. It’s always hard to comment because as much as I agree with the general idea, I think our problem…

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…

Great sourcers work for great companies

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…