Katrina Kibben's Blog (51)

You Aren't A Good Fit (Veteran's Day Salute)

My Mom used to hang up on the military recruiters when they would call. I still remember the way the recruiter on the other end of the line would stammer when my mother would say "This is Lt Colonel Deborah Richardson, US Army, and you will not be calling my house again. Do you understand soldier?" Then, when I would ask why I couldn't join the Army too, she would tell me "you aren't a good…


Added by Katrina Kibben on November 11, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

Hot Off The Presses: 5 Finalists of the 2015 iTalent Competition

So here's the deal. We get sent a lot of press releases about cool things happening in our industry and if our editorial team thinks there is actual value in sharing it with the broader audience, you're going to start seeing it here on RecruitingBlogs. 

Today, we were sent the…


Added by Katrina Kibben on November 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Blab - Watch Now

Big data is a big deal and understanding what it means should come without a 100 page disclaimer and a masters course in statistics. But our HR teams aren't typically constructed with the statistical chops to understand the sum and influence of those numbers on each other. Which makes sense…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

We're All Tech Companies Now

While the phrase "we're all tech companies now" is bordering on entry into the cliche hall of fame, what it means to recruiting strategies in every type of business is bordering on crisis.

See, while there are hundreds of highly competitive jobs at Microsoft or Google, there are infinitely…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 19, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

What Marriage Equality Has Not Meant In The Workplace. Respect, For One Thing.

Someone called me a faggot.

Now, this is the first time I’ve ever been called a faggot. Typing that f-word twice actually makes me feel really uncomfortable. I don’t think it’s an ok word to use. In fact, I can’t think of a single instance in which using it is ok. I googled just to…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Employer Branding Lessons You Should Know With @MattCharney and @JenniferNAtDell

Why is transparency so important to employer branding? 

How do you build transparency in your organization for a better employer brand?

Why is it so important for your employer brand that your team is human? How does that idea translate…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Posting Isn't About Perfection - What We Feature (READ THIS)

If you've been hesitating to post on RecruitingBlogs for any number of reasons, just don't - ok?

I'm not sure what everyone's opinion is of our site, but I can tell you what I've learned managing this community over the last few years. The most important lesson? We need your voices for…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 1, 2015 at 11:11am — 4 Comments

Employee Dissatisfaction and Your Employer Brand

"Employee Dissatisfaction was a secret. It was closeted. Now it is anything BUT” – Jay Baer

We have a kick-ass new Resonate podcast with Jason Seiden. This week, Jason meets with Jay Baer Founder of Convince and Convert and one of the top podcasters across every…


Added by Katrina Kibben on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why Should You Attend #truLondon 50?

Not sure if you should attend #truLondon? Here's why you can't miss this event Friday, September 4th at the Dutch Hall in London City.

Participants will come from the people space, thats anyone from HR, recruiting, talent acquisition, developers, job board professionals etc with no…


Added by Katrina Kibben on August 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Not To Use PPC For Recruitment Marketing

PPC, or pay per click, is a strategy many marketers use to buy keyword based traffic to their websites. In fact, many companies from startup to Fortune 50 spend millions of their advertising budgets on "owning" certain keywords each year. So why wouldn't you try PPC for recruitment marketing? The…


Added by Katrina Kibben on August 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Instagram's API: What It Means For Recruiting

Instagram has a new API. Now, I'm confident that most people in the recruiting industry go "oh, ok" and move on because it just doesn't really matter to their recruiting and employee engagement efforts.


This API is an indicator that maybe we should start paying attention to how…


Added by Katrina Kibben on August 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

How (and Why) To Create A Facebook Video Ad

I read a post on RecruitingBlogs this morning that said you get the most views on a Facebook job ad. I'm calling BS in my first ever video blog post. 

Yeah yeah, I know video…


Added by Katrina Kibben on July 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dear Recruiter, You're On The Wall of Shame

Dear recruiter-

You're a jerk, ya know. This is the e-mail you send me, really? I honestly don't even know how you got my contact information or why in the world your CMS thought I might be interested in being a "supply executive." 

Now, if…


Added by Katrina Kibben on July 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

The Digital Candidate Experience: 5 Hacks for Recruiting Success

You already know that the way candidates look for a job is changing – now, most candidates are likely to look you up and research your company before they ever express interest directly to employers. Since the job search process happens completely online, this means failing to deliver an…


Added by Katrina Kibben on July 14, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

An Embarrassing Confession (and an awesome eBook)

This is definitely embarrassing to admit but I learned how to ride a bike pretty late in life. By late, I mean I learned on an adult bike when I was about 12 because someone pushed me down a hill.  Hold your giggles, please.

I’ll never forget the exhilaration of realizing “hey! I’m riding…


Added by Katrina Kibben on June 15, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Free Download: 25 Boolean Searches

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…


Added by Katrina Kibben on May 12, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

The 4 Day Work Week: Your Ultimate Retention Plan?

Could a 4 day work week work for your company?

 Here’s the math: 4 days x 8 hours a day = 32 hour workweek.

No catch, no secret “well we work 10 hour days 4 days a week,” but a real live shortened work week. I can almost hear the nervous thoughts and I can confess,…


Added by Katrina Kibben on May 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

How To Create A Recruiting Meme

  1. Go to https://imgflip.com/memegenerator
  2. Scroll down past the creator to All Memes. Here you can see the most popular memes created recently and also see some of the available images. Another option? Just type a phrase into…

Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment




AKA - Our stab at being legal and legitimate.


Contest officially begins when we post the blog on RBC and all entries must be submitted by Friday April 17th at 5PM EST. Winners will be announced Monday, April 20th at 4:20ish PM EST.


All of us at…


Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap

Do you have a March Madness bracket? I personally have a few running right now. My strategy to pick this time? Random.

My logic here is that every year before now, I’ve gone on ESPN and checked the predictions from the sportscasters. I have that little bit of hope that this could be the…


Added by Katrina Kibben on March 27, 2015 at 1:53pm — 4 Comments


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