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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why I Am Attending mRecruitingcamp Friday, Sept 30th, 2011


alent sourcing has changed since the1990’s.  Back then the new way to reach talent was through job boards, usergroups, listservs, etc. When I look back I am amazed at how much the staffing industry has changed the way we engage with talent, the NOW terms are social media engagement, brand engagement, and passive engagement.   This has allowed for a new platform that makes the conversation more engaging, the mobile scene.  Now a days it isn’t about waiting for that “perfect” resume; it’s more about how I can connect with someone who is passionate about what they do, and how I can get them to trust me enough to engage in a conversation. I am one who truly loves embracing the obvious NEXT technology to make this happen: Mobile!

I am blown away on how there is hesitation to explore this technology.  Why not maximize mobile to its full potential?  What is the hesitation?  As a sourcer, I rather not sit behind a desk and hope I can find talent.  I want to be learning some of the best tips and tricks from Mobile Industry Leaders on how I can engage, brand and bring in amazing talent by using my mobile phone! Recruiting is more than just resumes, social networks, etc. I know what you are thinking… it’s just another tool to learn, and you don’t have time, but – wait a minute – how much time do you spend on your mobile?  It can’t take that much more time to invest and learn how to streamline your sourcing and recruiting engagement with your mobile!   Mobile allows you to create an instant way to start conversations while you are “on the go”!  I predict that mobile recruiting will become the next art form of conversation! Be sure to use your mobile engagement powers for good, by starting conversations, creating engagement and building relationships with Talent now and in the future! I am really excited to be attending this event and hope that if you are interested in forward thinking, and new ways to use our current technologies to make our engagement practices easier, that you will attend as well!!  Mobile Recruiting is such the obvious! Follow @mrec on twitter! Hope to see you there!

Let’s start the revolution NOW!

Posted via email from Kay Kelison's Digital-Log

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Diversity In Sourcing and Recruiting: The Truth Behind the Questions That Rarely Get Asked


Diversity is defined by a single word: variety — which basically means different.


But very few people follow up with the question:


 “Different in what way?”  The next question we all want to ask, and don’t, is this: “How and why is diversity important in the workplace?”

We can all agree that we really just need to find the right skill, the right talent for our companies and clients.

But I really want to explore further on why we NEED “different” perspectives. Because…

In my mind, “different” represents areas such as culture, ideas, values, lifestyles, classes, goals, and so forth.

“Different” – and therefore “diverse” – is NOT just about gender and/or skin color. It is so much more than that.

When asking a group of people what they think diversity means – recruiting professionals in particular — the perspective ranges all over the place. In our country alone we have a wide variety of different

cultures, and when we discuss these differences from a recruiting perspective, they are all lumped into one common word, which is diversity. You see what I mean? Read full article here

Posted via email from Kay Kelison's Digital-Log