In a prior article, I shared some very specific techniques to help introverts (or shy people, to be more precise) capitalize on networking events. In part two, I want to share some additional ideas.
By the way, like the first article, this one largely focuses on networking events as they relate to job seekers. But most all of the ideas I share can be adapted to any networking event, no matter what you hope to accomplish....
Anybody who has met me in the last few years probably wouldn't believe I am a hardcore introvert. About as “I” on the Meyers-Briggs as possible. Like many other introverts, I’ve learned to operate effectively in social situations -- and the ideas in this two-part article have helped.
Two disclaimers first. One, I know I am oversimplifying the idea of introversion, equating it with shyness. Indulge me. Two, this article focu...
As we head into the war for talent, talent acquisition and talent management will require greater alignment. In this episode, host Todd Nilson shares highlights of a recent presentation he did on how leading organizations are using social media to recognize leadership potential among employees, and to further develop it.
Reacting to a recent article, Todd and George tackle the upsides and downsides of growing talent as opposed to recruiting for it, and the many implications this has for talent acquisition, talent management and company culture.
When it comes to social media recruiting, LinkedIn has become so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget about the alternatives. What are the other social media sites and search sources and tools available via the web? In this episode, George and Todd share their favorites.
While many companies lack (or have discontinued) employee referral programs, as we head into the War For Talent, these programs are worth reconsidering...and updating! Employers that use them well report that they are the number one source of hire, as well as the source of the best quality of hire. They are also associated with faster time to hire, lower cost of hire, and better retention. In this episode, Todd and George shar...
Co-Founder of The Good Jobs, Betsy Rowbottom, joins George Blomgren to share her thoughts on the importance of employer branding. She also discusses how their new company can help employers formally leverage their culture to better articulate their employer brand and what makes them special.
For busy recruiters, pre-hire assessments may seem like just another complication in the recruiting process. In fact, they can help ensure you make the right hire, one that will stick around. In this episode, George Blomgren talks with Jeff Percival, Founder and President of Percival Enterpreise, to learn more about pre-hire assessments and how to choose the right one!
Big Data - the application of the vast and disparate data sources available thanks to the web - is being applied to many areas of business. Recruiting is no exception. Bright.com is on the leading edge. In this episode, George and Todd welcome Bright's Chief Scientist, David Hardtke, for an overview of this fascinating innovation.