Illuminating the Darkness on LinkedIn

Tools and techniques for unearthing hard-to-find talent on LinkedIn This blog article originally appeared on SourceCon on November 25, 2014. A few years ago I read Glen Cathey’s article called “LinkedIn’s Dark Matter- Undiscovered Profiles.” Reading the article set my mind in motion. In the

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Four Steps for Designing an Attraction & Sourcing Strategy

When working with a client, it’s important to develop a sourcing strategy for the recruitment process and for the benefit of the client. The following approach, broken into four parts, takes you through the process of understanding your ideal candidate, building a sourcing map, reviewing

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Employee Sourcing Through Recruitment Ads: Best Practices

Job boards have decreased in popularity compared to other sourcing channels, so it’s important to craft ads that increase your chances of finding qualified candidates and that diversify your employee sourcing channels. This means writing better recruitment ads, understanding why some recruitment ads fail and

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Social Recruiting through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

As social recruiting continues to mature and build employer branding opportunities for organisations, there are still many who struggle with the concept and opportunity to develop and share their company’s stories and values. Whilst many still see online recruiting as difficult or time consuming, it


Creating an Employee Value Proposition Aligned with Business Strategy

I am currently in the process of organising my 9 year-old son’s birthday party and it has occurred to me that there are a number of similarities to developing employment branding. Minchington (2005) reminds us that an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) must be “unique, relevant

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Four Strategies for Recruiting Top Accounting Talent

If there are any lessons to be learned since the Arthur Anderson/Enron/Worldcom implosion in October of 2001 and the recent economic downturn, it’s that highly skilled and knowledgeable auditors are important assets in business. Global companies scramble for these bean counters with CPA’s from top


How to Manage High-Volume Recruitment Periods

Anyone who’s worked in Human Resources, Recruiting and Talent Acquisition or as a Hiring Manager for several business cycles knows there are times when your open requisition list surges and other times where you may have great candidates with no roles for them to step

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Social Recruiting Through Connection & Collaboration

Sitting in your organisation are potentially hundreds of employees that are highly connected, passionate and collaborative. With many organisations looking for the social recruiting silver bullet, your most valuable connections may be sitting in the seat next to you. Over the past year, RPO Intelligence

Sourcing Top Supply Chain Talent in 2013

It is good to know that the state of the U.S. economy is slowly recovering, but what exactly is the condition of unemployment in the supply chain management industry? Well, believe it or not — it is low. The concern within the industry is not


Effective Recruitment in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has long been considered one of the largest, most enduring and knowledge-intensive sectors in the global economy. However, the pharma industry, like many other sectors, has been affected by the global economic crisis and has been forced to rethink its strategy to