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Putting Stock in Social Influence

As recruiters, it's our profession to identify talent in which a company would want to invest (aka: hire, train, develop.) In the search for sound investments, we at PepsiCo try to look at much more than what you'd normally expect to find on a resume or spelled out in cover letters. Skills, experience and references…


Added by RecruiterGuy on July 5, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Recruiting Awards Need Change...

Every year The Redhead (my wife) watches The Oscars. She loves to see celebrities walk on the red carpet, check out the expensive jewelry or clothing, enjoy the faces of the winners and hear them give the rushed acceptance speeches. We as viewers are always shown the top handful of contenders for each award just before the envelope is ripped apart and the winner's name (or…


Added by RecruiterGuy on June 30, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Recruiters are Lazy?!

I want to be clear - as a recruiter and veteran in the HR/Recruiting field for almost 18 years, I like to think I know how to recognize a good thing when it relates to job seekers and candidate engagement. Heck, trying to find better and sustainable ways to connect talent to big recruiting teams is something I've been passionate about for years.  So it should be no mystery that I'm certainly interested in features or updates like the one recently at…


Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Australasian Talent Conference

What an exciting week!  I've taken a few minutes to step away from the buzzing crowd and great conversations going on here at the Australasian Talent Conference to craft a quick article and share what's happened this week 'down under.'  It's an exciting thing to be able to write that this has been one of the most interesting… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on May 27, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Recruiting at SXSW?!

As SXSW Interactive week came to a close, I took a look at what our recruiting team had accomplished in Austin, TX.  What I found most interesting was the realization that I was looking at measuring the success of our participation from a "recruiting" standpoint much differently than recruiters or recruiting management might expect.  In fact, in speaking to anyone else in the staffing or…


Added by RecruiterGuy on March 21, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Mobile Possibilities...

I've returned this year to SXSWi with not only great expectations but fun deliverables. As I'm writing from my hotel this morning in Austin, TX I'm reminded that I'm only on the 2nd day of the event and already feeling like I have connected with a week's worth of people, heard a week's worth of industry chatter and seen a week's worth of after hours socializing.  It's not overwhelming, as some might…


Added by RecruiterGuy on March 15, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Pulling Teeth for Change...

A few weeks ago my out of office message told anyone that sent me an email that I was unavailable because I was having my wisdom teeth removed. The plan was to go in and have all of them yanked out at the same time - to just be done with it. I'm an advocate of change, but this wasn't the kind of change I'm usually excited about. So my out of office was simple and somewhere along the lines of:

"HEY, THEY'RE JUST TEETH... Apologies, but I'm…

Added by RecruiterGuy on March 8, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Social Mud Slinging...

If you haven't heard by now, there are a few of us social networkers that have a crazy idea that we can raise $2,000 for wounded veterans by taking part in the "toughest obstacle course in the world." We've signed up for the Tough Mudder event (a 10 mile test of our souls) that's taking place in just under a week. We've trained for months, prepared ourselves mentally and only…

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 26, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Talent Engagement in China

China - one of the countries on this blue marble that I've wanted to see since I was a kid. As fate would have it, I had the privlidge of exploring Hong Kong and Shanghai for almost a week as I traveled out of the United States to meet with our teams around the world.

My journey this holiday season put me in Hong Kong for 4 days and Shanghai for another 2, which was enough time to recouperate from a time zone change that was more disruptive than I'd anticipated, but not… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on December 16, 2010 at 8:13am — No Comments

Recruiting... Down Under.

I'm on a two week trip that covers a considerable portion of the globe (given the span of time) and where the focus is recruiting technology and marketing. The first part of my trip kicked off here in Australia where I was asked to be the keynote at the Social Media 101 event.

My presentation delivered some interesting (if not alarming) statistics around why social media is rapidly becoming a…


Added by RecruiterGuy on December 15, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Most Influential Online Recruiters

So another list has been issued by the good folks over at HR Examiner. This time around, it's an update - the first of its kind - to one of their previous lists. The review takes a shot at picking out, with the "least amount of human intervention possible," who the most influential online recruiters are today.…


Added by RecruiterGuy on November 8, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Social Media Within A Recruiting Strategy

David Als, Talent Attraction Strategist at Human Capital Management Solutions, reached out to me to talk briefly about the challenges of integrating Social Media into a recruitment strategy. It was terrific to be able to touch base with David before the upcoming…


Added by RecruiterGuy on October 30, 2010 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Social Media Inside The Company

A few months ago I was asked to provide my thoughts on an article being written by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd in an upcoming edition of People & Strategy. The…


Added by RecruiterGuy on October 22, 2010 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Recruitfest 2010 'un'Summary

RecruiterGuy at Recruitfest 2010

Last week there was a resounding "boom!" in the space that is the overlap between social media, conferences and the recruiting industry. It came to us on the 8th and it called itself, "Recruitfest." And while it was billed to be the next in a series of 'unconferences,' I believe this wasn't the case. In fact, I believe that if this had been another event where everyone sat under a tree… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on October 12, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ahhh, The Possibilities...

I knew when I joined the PepsiCo family to lead the recruitment marketing efforts I would be expected to work closely with teams around the globe to help recruiters be successful. I knew…


Added by RecruiterGuy on September 20, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

You Aren't Tough Enough...

Read More... I'm calling you out. Yeah, you. I'm concerned that you aren't tough enough to help the Social Mudders team raise funds and awareness around the February race taking place in Austin, TX. It's an event where proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project - a…


Added by RecruiterGuy on August 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

When to Say, "Bullshit."

It's Okay to Say Bullshit If you're a reader of my blog or if we've ever spent any time talking about the Recruiting and Staffing industry, then you know that I'm an advocate of constant change. Yes. Constant.

You'd also know that I enjoy pushing the envelope in regards to just about anything considered "status quo" and…


Added by RecruiterGuy on August 3, 2010 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Catching Fireflies

Every year my family and I try and plan a vacation that will be an adventure of some sort. This year we headed out on a cross-country trek from our home near Dallas, TX through Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Tennessee,…


Added by RecruiterGuy on July 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

#Onboarding at PepsiCo

PepsiCo Onboarding with RecruiterGuy Wow - what a ride. My first 30 days at PepsiCo have been the busiest and most travel-heavy 30 days I've experienced in a long time. I've worked directly with a workforce more diverse in their ideas, backgrounds, and cultures than I've ever met collectively within any single organization. I've pitched new ideas that, as I write…


Added by RecruiterGuy on June 25, 2010 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Top 25 Influencers

HRExaminer Rankings

It's always an honor to be recognized for the work we do - and I'd be lying if I told you that it's not kind of fun (and funny) when we see our names make a list of nearly any kind. But it's humbling when we have the fortune to make a listing with peers and colleagues that we have a tremendous amount of respect for and that is based on the work and influence we own. Well... it is for me,… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on April 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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