Mar 20, 2014

3 Keys to Executive Recruiting Success

Do executive recruiters getting results because of their experience or do they have a secret arsenal of tricks give them the edge? Michael Morell, managing partner at Riviera Partners, says it’s both. “There isn’t a shortage of talent… there’s a shortage of folks who have enough experience to be really good at recruiting great talent.” […]

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Mar 15, 2014

Big Recruiting Bets Can Yield Big Rewards

In the decade he spent recruiting for Apple Computer, Patrick Burke helped build the iPod and iPhone teams. At HireCamp 2014 he shared the story of how 1 tactic sourced 10% of the team that shipped the first iPhone – before anyone knew the super-secret project even existed. His key lesson? “You’ve gotta take big […]

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Mar 14, 2014

Improve Communication With Hiring Managers

Hiring Managers often think of recruiters as magicians who pull out their wand and PRESTO! amazing candidates appear out of nowhere. In a past life John Vlastelica  was a recruiting leader at Amazon and Expedia. He’s now the Managing Director of Recruiting Toolbox, a firm that helps organizations get better at recruiting. In his practice, […]

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Mar 12, 2014

Questions Matter

Recruiting involves assessing people by asking questions… but how do you know if you’re asking the right ones? Michael Housman is the Chief Analytics Officer at Evolv, a firm that’s amassed a huge pile of recruiting data – 100 million assessment responses from 3 million people. Evolv uses predictive analysis (think Moneyball) to help companies make better […]

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Mar 5, 2014

Advance Your Recruiting Career With Questions & Data

What’s the meaning of life? Why do fools fall in love? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Some questions may never be answered … while others can launch you into the next phase of your career. At HireCamp in 2014 Dan Portillo from Greylock Partners shared how asking questions and using data shifted […]

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Mar 3, 2014

Guerrilla Tactics for Recruiting Software Engineers

Google acquired Meebo in 2012 for $100M. Elaine Wherry is one of Meebo’s co-founders and back in 2005 she was tasked with hiring a team of javascript engineers. So she got creative – and had some great success. Last year Elaine shared one of her best recruiting stories – the recruiter honeypot – and now she’s sharing the 7 […]

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Feb 27, 2014

How To Recruit a Team of Mobile Software Engineers

Competition to hire software engineers who can build iPhone and Android mobile apps is intense.  Some of the best and most used mobile apps in the business are built by Xtreme labs (now part of Pivotal Labs) in Toronto, Canada.  Xtreme grew from 10 to 350 people in 4 years. What’s the secret that drove […]

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Feb 26, 2014

How To Build a Sourcing Team

What would you do if you were asked to build a world class team of sourcers from the ground up? Would you hire fresh new faces or grizzled veterans? What metrics would you put in place to track success? How would you structure things to make sure the team could scale up? Sourcing Czar Anand Bheeman has […]

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Feb 6, 2014

The Science of Closing Candidates

Recruiters often define wining as closing candidates. For many, however, closing remains mysterious art… something you get better at through trial & error while managing the hiring process for 100s of people over many years. Boris Epstein (@bozonit) knew there had to be a better way.  Boris co-founded BINC – a fast growing project based […]

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Apr 25, 2013

Is the Future of Job Search in Video?

It probably started with the cavemen. The more visually acute among us were more likely to escape saber-toothed tigers and catch Sunday brunch. Stop signs and help wanted shingles didn’t come along till much later. In short, we’ve evolved as visual beings. MRI in Indianapolis was an early adopter of online-video-as-job-posting. I’m talking 2006 early. […]

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