Employee Referral Programs Are a No-Brainer

When you’re facing a major challenge, it’s sometimes really tough to identify a solution. I know this is true in life, but it’s also true in business. Nearly every client we speak with tells us that recruiting and hiring is their major challenge right now. In a recent post, I talk about hiring readiness and […]

The LinkedIn Job Feature is Better Than Ever

Are you looking for a new job? Jobless and need a new career? Curious to see what opportunities are out there? You may not know, but LinkedIn has a feature that will make your life much easier. When you log into your account, you’ll see a Jobs icon on the top bar in between Network […]

You Aren’t Ready to Hire

There are many barriers to a good hire. Previously, I wrote about Deadbeat Candidates and the challenges of poor communication and no follow-up. I later followed that post up with Deadbeat Recruiters, because I know that for every challenging candidate out there, there is a recruiter equally deficient in communication skills and initiative. Let’s be […]

Employment Branding is Vital to Recruiting

I recently wrote about how important it is for companies to build an engaging culture in order to attract great employees: “The most talented professionals can be selective. They’re good at what they do, so they don’t necessarily need to take the first opportunity that comes their way. They’re going to find the company that […]

Do CEOs know what they want? Yes, they do.

Do you download content that makes you think? I do. While I’m interested in lots of varied information and am a sucker for a good headline, I know that I’ll be dropped into a sales funnel and a salesperson who most likely didn’t look at my LinkedIn profile or website will begin to send me […]

LinkedIn Recruiter: How I Made the Top 1%

On 3/13/19, I received this message from LinkedIn: I am not at all a person that seeks accolades or awards, however, I have to admit, this was pretty cool. Out of curiosity, I performed a search on LinkedIn Recruiter, including current titles such as Recruiter, Sourcer and Talent Acquisition Manager, and came up with over […]

Getting the Most Out of Your LinkedIn InMail Messages

LinkedIn InMail messages have been getting a lot of airtime recently. From webinars to ebooks to A TON of client questions, it seems that this LinkedIn resource that helps you directly message non-connections is simultaneously appealing and intimidating. But have no fear! I send InMails all of the time, (daily as a matter of fact), […]

The Benefits of a Transparent Culture

There is a lot of discussion these days about the tight labor market and, specifically, how it’s affecting small businesses. I read one story about a restaurant that’s offering one free meal a day for a year to anyone that refers a successful candidate. Businesses are taking extra (and some may argue, necessary) steps to […]

The Hypocrisy of Recruiters

I recently wrapped up a search for a Talent Acquisition Specialist for one of our clients. I do not often have the opportunity to recruit recruiters, so this was a fascinating experience for me. Of course, I focused my search on LinkedIn, using it as my primary tool to identify potential candidates and reach out […]

Is Your Organization Ready for LinkedIn Recruiter?

Recruiting is on everyone’s minds these days. Nothing will throw a wrench in your organization’s growth plan like not being able to find the right talent. But let’s be honest – recruiting is hard. And unless your leadership team members have great networks and you have access to an even greater applicant tracking system, knowing […]