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Keith D. Halperin replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Back-Door Reference Checks...'
"In the intervening years; have their been substantial numbers of lawsuits from BDRs? -kh"
Feb 20
Rayanne replied to Charlie Allenson's discussion 'Recruiters with no manners'
"I think, for the most part, that recruiters - being human - hate to deliver bad news.  Back when I was an active recruiter, I would ALWAYS call my candidates who weren't getting "invited to the show" to let them know.  They…"
Aug 12, 2013
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Jul 30, 2013
Rayanne and Todd Mauser are now friends
Jul 30, 2013
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Apr 30, 2013
Rayanne and Koteswara Reddy are now friends
Feb 6, 2013
Rayanne and Paul Banfield are now friends
Jan 7, 2013
Rayanne commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Why you should think before thoughtlessly following thought-leaders'
"What happens if, as a result of writing this post and publishing it to a couple different forums that  Kelly Blokdijk is suddenly referred to as a thought leader?  Awww..., the conundrum... "
Dec 29, 2012
Rayanne commented on Ryan Harding's blog post 'Why I stay away from job boards….'
"Wow-- never use job boards? - even though that is the first place candidates (active OR passive) go when even thinking about looking for a job? I think you all have lost the point of a job board - it is to advertise a job opening - not recruit…"
Dec 29, 2012
Rayanne commented on Sandra McCartt's blog post 'A Eulogy for My Friend and Client'
"Sandra- I know how valuable friends and clients like Don Clift are.  They represent the best parts of our jobs.  I am so sorry for the loss this brings to your life and business and how you will miss them.  One of the many arts you…"
Nov 18, 2012
Rayanne and Christoph Joos are now friends
Oct 15, 2012
Rayanne and Sandeep Marquee are now friends
Jul 11, 2012

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I write about my VISION every day at

Early Broadbean Contingency at the RBC-sponsored event "Taste of the Future" at ERE in 2010, when there were only 5 US employees.  Good Times. 

Kel, Rayanne, Jon P. and Jon F.

It is time to close the gap between your reality and your vision....

A learning organization is a group of people who are continually enhancing their capabilities to create what they want to create. ~Peter Senge

Rayanne's Blog

Thought Leader vs. Doer

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Don't you love the title Thought Leader? Perhaps not. I am not even sure how it actually came to be, nor do I really care at this point. It seems to me that it sounds a little like the old adage - "Those who can't do - teach." I have spent a great deal of time listening and reading what thought leaders have to say. I think it is important to study the industry where you reside and to know the key players, as well as understand what success looks…


Anyone Else Tired of Social media?

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

At a recent conference, a group was standing around and someone (who shall remain anonymous) bravely spoke up and stated a fact many of us have been feeling, thinking, and trying to figure out.  "I really am tired of this whole social media thing."  There was a bit of silence, but the nodding heads proved that many of us were in agreement.


I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that most of us in this space, RBC frequenters,…

Now, Is That Appropriate Language?

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I may be shaking a few trees today. Or stirring a few pots. Or even whacking a few beehives with a big, fat stick. But guess what? I'm not afraid. Like the Wright Brothers, I'm letting it fly.

I can't help it..., I have held it in long enough. As a matter of fact, it is ready to bust out of me like Pillsbury Biscuit dough when it pops out of the can. While it is true that I am a firm… Continue

None of Us is as Smart as All of Us

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I sat in a meeting today that resulted in an, "I told you so." It wasn't said out loud but it was felt by all in the room. Being a part of a team can be a wonderful, exhilarating, delightful, excruciating, debilitating, and/or harrowing experience. Navigating the roads to a successful partnership can be dangerous and filled with trepidation that must be cajoled with tenacity. Without the stubbornness that must be honed as business partners/owners, we may become nothing more than… Continue

Stunk-Up Deal - What Do YOU Think?

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I have received a little feedback from recruiters and have experienced this myself. Backdoor Reference Checking... Has it happened to you? I know there are few out there that have run into a situation where the ideal, and I mean perfect, candidate was on the line. Résumé checked out, references were clear, all interviews were stellar, final face-to-face went well and then, the bottom dropped out and your candidate was washed out of the mix. What do you… Continue

Perhaps You Just Show Up

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 7:30am 2 Comments

"Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more." ~Edward H. Harriman

My mom recently sent an email out to our family that I would like to share with you...

"Every morning on my walk, a little red V.W. rolls by me filled with newspapers. Behind the wheel sits a woman dressed in shorts, a t-shirt and a baseball cap. Her eyes are on her work. As she drives down the road, she skillfully throws newspapers through the… Continue

The Evolving Rules of Social Media

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

How often should you update your social media profiles?  I just did a walk through our offices and reminded all the employees that they need to go to LinkedIn and update their profiles.  Several looked at me blankly, one even said to me, “Am I supposed to have a profile?”  I nodded patiently and said in my normal, playfully acerbic tone, “Yes, you need to have a LinkedIn profile.”  She…


Be There!

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

So there is a buzz zuzz-ing its way around the neighborhood these days. I am sure you have heard all about it and if you have not, well, this is your chance to learn about a wonderful offering coming to the community in just a couple months. I am speaking of none other than RecruitFest… Continue

What Do You "Like" on Facebook?

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments


I sat on my couch munching the contents of a bag of regular Tostitos.…


Removing the Wedge

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 7:30am 2 Comments

When I was twenty-seven years old, my parents divorced. It was a difficult time, I thought my parents would always be together. But change happens, it is the one constant, right? And with that change came many others. I doubted myself and my own marriage. I questioned who I was and underneath it all, I found reasons to be unforgiving. I'm not saying it was a bad thing, for in actuality - like so much in life, it was a lesson. A lesson in reality, a step…


Profile Information

Rayanne Thorn
Job Title
Vice President - Product Marketing & Strategy
Which best describes your profession?
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Services, Technology
How many employees in your company?
Vanguard University of Southern California
Are you interested in split placements?
Which conferences do you plan to attend in the next year?
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
Call me: 949-706-3842
tweet me: @Ray_anne or @BroadbeanInc
skype me: rayanne.thorn
Email me: or

I usually find a connection with whomever I am speaking to and then discuss that connection first before diving right in to what I do. That initial connection is more important than anything else I can say in the next 10 minutes...
Name someone you most admire
My mom.
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
Seth Godin, without fail.
John Sumser - HR Examiner
Heather Bussing - HR Examniner

I will read virtually anything with a great title...
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
The Phone and my wireless headset
My own personal database
The internet: Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Manta, Jigsaw, Skype, Chatter, Yammer, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr
What do you like best about
The incredible sense of community and the people I have met, thus far. Additionally, the knowledge I have gained and the new-found drive as a result of being inspired by so many.

Social network = the New Front Porch... --> The New Front Porch
...and what would you change and why?
Could you add about two more hours to every day? that would be great. Also, I'd like a maid to come to my house twice a week.

No more spam... it's not even good grilled.
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At 1:51pm on January 10, 2011, Sokol Tushaj said…

Hi Rayanne,


Thank you for your advice in Recruitmnt Social Networking! Very useful info.


Best Regards,

Sokol, UK

At 4:44pm on December 02, 2010, Soapboxholland gave Rayanne a gift
Thanks for being my friend!
At 12:22pm on September 27, 2010, Paul Bailey said…
Nice pictures from the Dakota's and Wyoming. Curious, one of the pictures with the two kids looks like you were in the meadow by Highlite Lake in Bozeman, Montana. It is awesome country. My family made a trip to that part of the country last year.
At 3:12am on September 16, 2010, Ferdinand Felix Casantusan said…
You're welcome! Thank you too!
Have a wonderful day!
At 4:46pm on March 5, 2010, Steven Coyne said…
Thanks for adding me!
At 2:19pm on February 25, 2010, Michael Rocha said…
You have a great day too!
At 11:58am on January 27, 2010, Chris Hood said…
I just saw the note you left back in November - shame on me. I admire your power of perception - and for the record it was upside down on purpose. I think.
At 9:15am on November 23, 2009, Slouch said…

At 3:22pm on July 9, 2009, Mark A. Leon said…

Thank you so so so very much for the nice compliment and all the efforts to share this with others in your circle. I really really appreciate this.


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