Archive for April, 2011
If you were one of the 700 or so attendees at the 2011 SHRM Staffing & Talent Management Conference, you probably heard the buzz about staffing challenges, shortage of qualified candidates, too many unqualified applicants, hiring manager expectations, social media tools, etc., etc. It seemed as though there was a theme similar to 2006 and 2007 – we need more qualified candidates with less resources and lower external costs.
I personally had conversations with 2 Corporate Heads of Talent acquisition that told me they could not find enough experienced people who really knew how to recruit, knew how to manage their hiring managers, or knew how to close candidates. They both indicated that most of the recruiters they interview today understand how to post jobs on LinkedIn, send a job specific tweet, or perform a Boolean search, however few could properly engage a potential candidate after they found the name!!! Read More→
We are just a week away from the SHRM 2011 Talent & Staffing Management Conference being held in San Diego on April 11 – 13. According to the agenda, the event looks to be full of great sessions, workshops and concurrent sessions. What a great opportunity for you to hear from some of the industry’s leaders in Talent Management and Talent Aquisition, while mingling with your peers.
I have been fortunate to speak at the event in past years and was invited back again this year to conduct a session entitled Recruit or Get Out Of The Way…. The purpose of the session is to look at the common mistakes that recruiting organizations make and learn how to overcome these often self-imposed barriers. As recruiters, we often talk about the tools we don’t have, the money we can’t spend and the resources we can’t get. Although these are all very valid issues, we seem to spend more time licking our wounds than leveraging the tools and resources we do have.
Be sure to join me for a high energy, engaging, and thought provoking session on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 3:30 – 4:45PM PST at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. I look forward to seeing you there!