Month: July 2015

Ask Sackett: Mid Career Change

One of the coolest things that happened when I started writing blog posts eight years ago, is people reach out to you and ask you questions.  Random people you don’t know off the internet asking me for my ‘expert’ advice.  It’s scary, comical and flattering all at the same time! This week a question came in about how would I go about making a…

VIDEO: Using Assessments To Build A Better Team (It’s Science!)

This month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with the one and only Kris Dunn, CHRO at the Atlanta-based RPO firm, Kinetix, and FOT founder, on assessments and the data/insight they give you around hiring the right candidate for your company. Listen to the dynamic duo talk about the science behind assessments and how to implement them with your team to get the…

LinkedIn Tip: Your Profession And Your Industry Are Not The Same!

I live and breathe LinkedIn. Daily. I could be chief cheerleader if they were hiring one. Big fan… huge. For years I’ve prattled on to our team about relying on user-generated content and how we have to think about our candidates and how they think when they enter profile information into LinkedIn. Which is not always easy. One thing many people do not get…

Tony Stemen on “How to Strengthen Your Internet Search Skills”

This September, SourceCon will kick your sourcing into high gear. Our Fundamentals Track will explore the core fundamentals, strengthen your know-how, and arm you with new skills and strategies for increased sourcing effectiveness. Watch this video to see what Tony Stemen has in store for his session. BONUS: Watch the entire video to hear about 2 tools Tony uses to verify email addresses. FUNDAMENTALS TRACK SNAPSHOT: The…

Infographic: A Detailed Guide to Advanced Search Operators

This post originally appeared on SocialTalent.co. Sometimes when you’re looking for really hard-to-find talent, the information you need just isn’t in the usual places. You’ve checked the social sites and your databases, but you just can’t find the right people or the right information on them. So do you do next? Answer: you use x-ray sourcing techniques and a variety of advanced search operators…

A Template for Boring B2B Blog Posts.

So, you want to write a B2B blog? While it sounds like a lot of work, in fact, it requires little more than following a few simple rules to make sure that you say stuff without saying anything, never offend a client or customer even a little tiny bit, and trying to push a product […]

LinkedIn Gets Boost From Lynda.com Deal

LinkedIn has been overhauling both its recruiting tools and advertising segments. Overall, the company's marketing-solutions unit, which primarily sells advertising on LinkedIn properties, saw revenue rise 32% to $140 million. The company is trying to …

Should I ask for a raise one more time?

In a healthy company, bosses advocate for their best employees. They don’t resort to excuses. So don’t make excuses for your boss. When under-paid employees finally quit, the company just hires new ones for even less. It’s time for you to move on.

Business’s Next Frontier: People With Disabilities

For years organizations seeking a competitive advantage have embraced diversity; but today the leading enterprises have found a new source of growth–people with disabilities. The global market represents 1.3 billion people and their 2.3 billion family members, friends, caregivers and colleagues; aggregately people with disabilities account for an astounding $8 […]

LinkedIn Earnings: What to Watch

LinkedIn Corp. is scheduled to report second-quarter financial results after the market closes Thursday. Here's what you need to know: EARNINGS FORECAST: LinkedIn is expected to post earnings of 30 cents a share, excluding certain expenses, down from …

5 Great Excuses To Miss a Co-workers Wedding

I had one of my Recruiters ask for some advice this week. It wasn’t work advice, it was a little more personal.  She had told a person she would attend a wedding of a family member with them, but was having second thoughts. It was one of those Holy Crap moments! I don’t really like this person that much, and I don’t want to…