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The Importance of Doing Homework

A couple of weeks ago I received a message in my LinkedIn inbox. Here’s how the first sentence went: “Hello, Olga! I can see you and I have so much in common, especially our marketing background!” I did not read on. Anyone who has actually read my LinkedIn profile would see that I have zero

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

The Whats and Whys of Employee Referral Programs

Companies struggle with finding new employees. The market becomes more and more candidate-centric and the best people have plenty of offers to choose from. To attract new talent, HR departments often collaborate with marketing departments, attend job fairs, or create social media campaigns to gain attention from job seekers. A key part of a marketing

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Networking, Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

What makes a Good Talent Advisor

What is the difference between a recruiter and a talent advisor?  On the surface you might think, not a whole lot.  A recruiter and a talent advisor both work to fill positions for their client(s) and both are tasked with a similar mission: find the best possible candidates in the shortest amount of time.  Seems

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

How Recruiters Can Create Successful Partnerships with Hiring Managers

Recruiters and hiring managers’ shared goal is to fill positions with top talent. So why do they often end up frustrated with each other? Most often, it’s because hiring managers and recruiters have different perspectives and approaches when it comes to hiring. The most important thing to realize is that the only person you can

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

Two ways to Respond to the Serial Applicant

What do you do with the serial applicant?  That candidate whose name is forever appearing in your active job requisition list.  The person who seems to be one of those candidates who has taken the approach of, I’ll do anything for your company just give me a shot, please. There’s a few schools of thought

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|1 Comment

What’s in your Resume?

In a play on words from that credit card commercial from 10 years ago, ‘What’s in Your Wallet”, I wanted to discuss that how your experience is titled on your resume doesn’t necessarily reflect all of your true talents.  This considering, recruiters can potentially miss out on a talented candidate because if they are not

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

Why Employee Referral Programs Matter

A common question that recruiters are often asked is “what is the best way to find the best candidate?” It is a pretty loaded question. The answer can be subjective – differing across every position. It is hard to respond without knowing more about the job and the company. There are many different ways recruiters

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

Campus Recruitment: Think Outside In vs Inside Out

I have had the unique pleasure to work in university career services for just shy of a decade across three major universities. This has provided me with an insight into the inner workings of universities – more importantly, recruiting from universities. This is also why I was recruited by PeopleScout to provide a unique and

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|1 Comment

Recruiting Millennials – 6 Tips You Wish You’d Known Sooner

“Millennials” is a term that is now frequently heard in business. And usually not in a good way. As the most diverse generation, the Millennial generation presents a significant challenge to employers and recruiters, giving them many sleepless nights. This is because of the unfavorable stereotypes that are usually attached to Millennials, or, people born

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments

Dr House was generally right – everybody lies

He was also right to say that if you want to catch a liar, you have to be smart. To make it somehow easier, I would like to give you some hints how to spot a liar. According to research conducted in Poland, the majority of candidates lie on their resumes and most frequently they

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Recruiting and Sourcing|0 Comments