Katrina Kibben's Blog (27)

5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Recruiter's Guide to Inbound Marketing with @mattcharney @willrecruits + @cbrablc

You already know all about the intersection of recruiting and marketing. But leveraging marketing for maximum return on your recruiting results means going beyond just building an employer brand. It means making that brand – and the story behind it – compelling enough to convert passive visitors into qualified candidates.

When warm leads are coming…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 16, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

How To Become A Data Driven Recruiter

Everyone is talking about big data but there aren't enough people talking about how you might actually use that data for anything useful. Slap all the numbers you want in a PowerPoint deck - if it doesn't add up to more money or making your job easier, who cares?

So while the rest of the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Recruitment Marketing 101

As a marketer in a recruiters world, I clearly have a different perspective on this whole "candidate experience" thing. I'm less worried about getting people in the door and wondering how the hell you even got anyone to apply after those awful reviews. (Do you seriously have dry holiday parties? Forget it.)

The thing is, recruiters don't usually think about reviews and the candidates…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Old School Strategies for New Recruiting Challenges with @LevyRecruits and @MaureenSharib

You’d think that with all the talk about tools and technology out there, it takes the right system or software to compete for talent as a recruiter today. But let’s be real – at the end of the day, recruiters are in the business of building relationships. And when it comes to the human part of…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Aligning Candidate Experience to a Great Workplace with @GerryCrispin and @KimPeters

What do Deloitte, Genentech, Intel and Stryker all have in common?

 Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.

They’ll also be…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Hiring in retail, manufacturing or healthcare?

Retail. 

Manufacturing. 

Healthcare.

All industries that can be a constant struggle for recruiters to find great candidates.

So what’s the best way to reach job hunters in these and other industries traditionally underserved by LinkedIn’s business…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 8, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

7 Sourcing Tools from 7 Sourcing Pros

As the year winds down, it’s typically a time of reflection. You spend the months of November and December looking at performance for the past year, spreadsheets and sitting in budget meetings that never end but even with all that planning, it’s hard to feel like you’re doing something new or…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Social Recruiting Wrap Up 2014

I’m not a big fan of the holidays or lists for that matter, but I had a bit of a Grinch heart growing moment this morning looking back on some of the best social recruiting posts on RecruitingDaily and RecruitingBlogs in 2014 - articles that I missed, and I’m sure some you overlooked…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 26, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Free Download: Boolean Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity.

But without the right skills, the hunt takes time.

And you know the saying: "Time is money."

You need to be faster than the other…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

It's Not Over Yet: 9 Recruiting Tricks To Try In 2014

With budgets and headcount pretty much frozen until the new year, if you’re like most recruiting organizations, it’s time to actually take a deep breath – and a step back – while planning for what’s next for you and your recruiting organization in 2015.  

The inevitable end of the year slow down is also a great time to make sure that your professional recruiting skills can…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on November 18, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

8 tips for hiring better administrative assistants

What do you think of when you think about the perfect administrative assistant? If you’ve worked at a few companies I imagine you’re thinking about a specific person you’ve worked with before rather than some list of qualities. For me, it was Candace. Candace started managing our front desk and…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 27, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Is your recruiting and sourcing technology behind the times?

If you’re still inputting data into Excel or dialing for dollars off a well worn Rolodex, chances are that you’re not only behind the times – you’re also losing out on candidates, clients and the competition, too. 



But if your processes are a blast from the past,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

3 Observations From A Marketer at #HRTechConf

We'll make this quick - there's more expo floor and happy hours to see.

Recruiting technology is trying to make recruiters better marketers.

For example, the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top Recruiting News of the week (and Featured Bloggers!)

When it comes down to it, our writers are our everything. Our sites wouldn't exist without the great content you submit. So this week, we've taken a moment to acknowledge two of those people, not just the words they write for us.…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on September 30, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

You're All Set!

Welcome to the family! We're excited you're here. 

What should you do next? 

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Added by Katrina Kibben on September 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Getting Your Employees Stoked About Brand Social Media

Employees are a company’s biggest social media asset, says Duncan Gilman – Dean of Students at Splash Media U. With organic reach for…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on September 8, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

No Recruiting Budget? No Problem.

  If you’re like most recruiters, chances are that doing more with less is a part of your job description. But just because you’re not a big spender or big brand doesn’t mean you can’t recruit like one.

So today,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 26, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

What You Need To Know About Image Copyright Laws

Using an image from a Google search is harmless… until $70,000 (or more) is awarded against you in statutory damages. That could be on the low end. Potential damages like that spark a lot of questions in a marketer’s minds. Am I breaking the law? How do permissions really work on…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 21, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

5 Reasons Your Job Ads Aren’t Working and Ways to Fix Them - Recording Available Now

The recording and slides are up and if you've ever posted a job before, you need to watch this webinar. Hosts Mike Walsh, …

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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