Tag Archives: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Making an About Face on InMail Policy

If you use LinkedIn’s inmail feature for recruiting, you are probably aware that they are changing their policy about unanswered messages. (The new policy was originally scheduled to take effect on January 1, but LinkedIn announced a delay — now end of January) In fact, the policy is not just changing … it’s doing an […]

It’s Not a War for Talent. It’s More Like Match.com

The problem with thinking about the current talent market as a war, is that it implies all the wrong tactics. Shock and awe, superior fire power and blitzkrieg tactics won’t win this game. Instead, the right tactics are far more in line with those used on online dating websites. First, make no mistake, job seekers […]

“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Bad Advice

by George Blomgren I recently read an article promoting this advice, here on LinkedIn in fact. It’s the worst type of advice — the kind that sounds pithy and wise, but is really quite destructive. Underlying this advice is the idea that hiring decisions have a huge impact — financially, and on your company’s culture […]

Career Management for HR (and everyone else)

This is advice for HR professionals in Wisconsin. And every other worker, in any field, anywhere. Over the last several years, I’ve done quite a bit of HR recruiting in Wisconsin. And I’ve heard a number of complaints from employers about the HR talent pool in the dairy state. I’m convinced there is both a […]

Job Seekers: What You Need to Know About Your LinkedIn Profile

                    by George Blomgren If you are a professional, technical or executive worker in job search mode (active or passive), the role and importance of your LinkedIn profile and your resume have largely “flipped” in the last few years (at least for many employers/recruiters). Your LinkedIn […]

Let’s Put Professionalism Back Into Recruiting

by George Blomgren This recent blog post by Katrina Collier about the importance (and decline) of professionalism on LinkedIn made me stop and think. I believe that the problem goes well beyond LinkedIn and has tarnished what many of us use LinkedIn for: recruiting. Recruiting in general is full of unprofessional behavior — and we […]

Social Media & Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]

How does social media affect recruitment? Check out this cool infographic from Staff.com!

Social Media and When To Use It [Infographic]

If you have a business, large or small, you probably use social media to interact with customers, broadcast company information, and attract job candidates with your employment brand. Social media reaches a broad range of people, making it a popular platform to communicate information effectively, quickly, and efficiently. Did you know there are good and […]

Talent Communities

Talent communities are becoming the new source of talent acquisition. Common job post websites are dwindling, so companies are turning to talent websites directed at career recruitment and personal growth, like LinkedIn. Having one social forum for recruiting talent can reduce the time and money spent on finding the right candidate. Talent communities are the […]