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Why Are Recruiters Playing LinkedIn Hide And Seek?

As a recruiter or a sourcer, you want people (applicants, candidates, referrals etc) to find you, don’t you? You are at the very least using LinkedIn and maybe even some other social networks, so it isn’t as if you are being bashful with your digital presence, is it? So why are so many recruiters still playing […]

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How Do You Approach A New Candidate For The First Time About A Job?

What do you open with when approaching a candidate for the first time, trying to get them interested in the new job your client/line manager has given you? Salary? Opportunity? Location? Company? Project content? And how exactly do you do this? Do you send them job details  via email? InMail? Text? Voicemail? Tweet? Facebook? Do you call […]

Social Media Assumptions Are Costly

Stop Relying On LinkedIn InMails And Use These Contact Methods Instead.

  What would your boss say if you had a 75% failure rate? Would they be happy? Turn it around the other way (in other words, spin it) – you are successful 25% of the time – would that make it anymore palatable? Well that is what LinkedIn sales people are doing – saying that […]

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Are You Still looking For The ‘Magic Bait’ To Attract Talent?

It is surprising what thoughts come to you while standing on a pier on the US Gulf Coast, watching people fishing! Unsurprisingly (for me anyway) they were work related, specifically talent sourcing and talent attraction related. Let me explain. First let me paint the picture. The image above is Naples Pier in the SouthWest of […]

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The ‘Are You Nuts?’ Recruitment Strategies

  I just want you to picture the following conversation I have had with four companies over the last two weeks ( and more recently). It has prompted the same response from me on each occasion – “Are you nuts?”. Me: So you have been having issues attracting and recruiting the skills you need? Company: […]

The iRecruit Expo Stage

10 Recruitment Insights From Amsterdam’s #iRecruitExpo

For two days last week, the good (and some great) people from the world of recruitment, talent and HR descended on the RAI in Amsterdam, for the annual iRecruit Conference. It was an enjoyable and well organised conference, and one I would recommend looking out for next year. It was well attended, but why weren’t […]