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Recruiter wants to know all about your status

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin Mar 19. 10 Replies

Do you notice any problematic parts of this email message from a search firm recruiter who is recruiting for a senior level HR position? I am FIRST NAME, Recruiter with SEARCH FIRM NAME, reaching out…Continue

Tags: executive, firm, job, position, Agency Recruiting

recent LI messages (replies) not coming through email

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ferrante LoCicero Jan 30. 3 Replies

Just wanted to find out if anyone else has noticed this happening... Hope my explanation makes sense! ~~~~ This isn't directly related to the recent controversy about LI's latest "enhancement" to LIR…Continue

Tags: Networking, Group, Messages, Recruiting Tools / Sourcing, Email

Would YOU source me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Blokdijk Jan 16. 7 Replies

Experiment time. Or, rather a favor to ask.Would anyone who doesn't already know me AND is NOT directly connected to me, be willing to do a quick LinkedIn search to see if I show up in your…Continue

Tags: HR, seo, human, resources, Recruiting Tools / Sourcing

How about some banter about HR bashing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Blokdijk Aug 20, 2013. 12 Replies

It's certainly not the first time these topics have been written about, but what do you think of this author's stand on HR being to blame for all that is wrong with corporate America? Especially…Continue

Tags: hiring, recession, jobs, boomers, human

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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Paul Petrone's blog post '4 Ways To Effectively Use Social Media To Screen Candidates'
"Flipping through photo albums sounds legit. I agree that anything publicly posted online is public information. But seriously what does that have to do with anyone's qualifications to do any particular job?  It amazes me that people…"
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?'
"Thanks @Steve. Appreciate your perspective being in balance.  @Pete ignorance + arrogance (and all of the other parts of @Keith's acronym are dangerous) and no doubt many excellent people are being missed and missing out on opportunities…"
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Amber commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?'
"Great post, Kelly. 1. Just had a candidate rejected after company talked to "someone" at the very recently left job. Not glowing. No kidding, candidate hated the position (that wasn't what he was promised) and quit.  2. You…"
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"Well done Kelly. If there were a way to quantify the key talent that is being missed by those who are wrongly, (possibly) illegally discarding candidates, then that could be impactful.  Pie in the sky, I know, but it makes you want to just ball…"
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"You're preaching to the choir, Kelly. I am so glad there is a check to balance my "perspective"."
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"Thank-you very much Sandra, Anna, Keith and Will! I always appreciate YOUR feedback. It means a lot! ~KB"
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"Kelly, I love this!"
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?'
"Thanks again, Kelly. Such people are part of the reason I say that the GAFIS (Greed, Arrogance, Fear, Ignorance/Incompetence, and Stupidity) Principles control organizations that claim to base themselves on profit-maximizing rationality. -kh"
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Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.When this takes…See More
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Kelly Blokdijk
Job Title
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting & Organization Development
Company
Independent | Freelance @TalentTalks
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Human Resources
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
College/University
Chapman University
Are you interested in split placements?
Yes
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Open networking
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I help others optimize their talent to achieve individual and team success... "Creating a Voice for Talent"
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Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm 10 Comments

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Recruiting: just a series of conversations?

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

Want to get recruiters all riled up? Tell them they ARE sales people. Or, tell them they ARE NOT sales people. Then watch the PASSION ignite. 

Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?

We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…

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Who should we blame for poverty, debt, obesity & ROBOTS?

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:00am 7 Comments

Poverty, debt and obesity are complex and serious societal issues with multiple potential causes and no simple solutions. That’s why society looks for easy targets to blame.

Robots are also complex and serious, yet in a dramatically different way. Depending on the perspective, robots are either credited…

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Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm 19 Comments

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…

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