Month: August 2016

5 Tips For Sourcing Success When Your Employer Brand is Poor

All sourcers, on the agency or corporate side, encounter a bad employer brand throughout their sourcing career. Although this common concern of recruiters is often discussed, in my view it is rarely constructively addressed. I hope after reading the following five tips, sourcers will learn to resist the urge to engage in avoidance behavior when trying to overcome a poor employer brand of their…

Behind the Curtain at LinkedIn

I got invited to LinkedIn! Yeah, me, the guy who was blacklisted from LinkedIn because I tend to write stuff that isn’t so flattering about the organization. Before I tell you what I learned while at LinkedIn, I have to tell you that I had to sign an NDA the moment I walked into the building! So, what I’m about to say is what…

Employees Who Take Stands: Colin Kaepernick Is The New Dixie Chicks

Have you heard about Colin Kaepernick?  Of course, you have.  Kaepernick is the San Francisco 49er quarterback who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest what he feels is racial injustice in America. I’m not here to wag the finger at Kaepernick.  One of the things that makes this the greatest country in the world is the fact that anyone can take a…

Why the Web is Your Resume

A few years back we interviewed Vala Afshar, an prolific social media user who was also a Chief Marketing Officer, about why the web is the new resume. We thought we would re-air his chat from CareerCloud Radio. 

The Virtual Job Boards

I am helping out VirtualPros.com get relaunched as a full fledged job board. I like the niche they are in and their are a growing number of sites now targeting

The 3 Simple Rules For Following Up With Candidates

Following up can be tricky business – you want to make sure that you’re doing absolutely everything you can to get potential candidates to respond to you, but on the other hand there’s that voice in your head that whispers ‘They haven’t answered your first email, clearly they aren’t interested..stop being such a pest and give up the ghost!” Even though following up is part and…

The Death of “No”

Want to make a huge change to your HR career? No, really? Okay, do this one thing: Stop using the word “No”. That’s it. Just stop it. Don’t say “No” ever again. HR pros lose credibility faster than anyone else because we are known as the “No” police. Employees, hiring managers, vendors, everyone comes to you expecting, knowing you will probably have one answer…

Dawn Burke Talks to Paul Hebert about Human Connection (Video)

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” Dawn Burke talks to engagement expert Paul Hebert about the power of connection, and why connection and understanding should be ranked ahead of many things we spend our day on in the world of HR and recruiting. It’s a deeper conversation of Dawn’s previous post that connection is more powerful than things often thought to be great – like what goes on in…