RecruitDC 2018 Recap

Last week I hopped on a short flight and headed to the DC region to attend the annual RecruitDC event. It was their largest attendance ever as more than 400 packed the ballroom at the Falls Church Marriott. RecruitDC is a networking community that hosts events with the goal of fostering best practice and new idea discussions to elevate the recruiting profession in the greater Washington, DC area. This year’s keynote was given by Kara Yarnot from Hireclix, the agency based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She encouraged the audience to create a connection with candidates to establish their trust. In order to do that she said to do things like; Explaining your hiring process up front Writing better job ads Enlist the help of your employees (to tell stories) Consider adding video to your recruitment marketing mix Commit to Following up She actually began the keynote with stories of her battle with a rare form of eye cancer and the crowd gasped with tales of her treatments and getting a

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