Jenn Francine's Blog (15)

What Does Lin-Sanity Have to Do With Recruiting?

For those of us that are basketball fans we are experiencing something great in Lin-Sanity Jeremy Lin Story.  What a story… Lin goes from sleeping on the couch not knowing where he will be sent next, to starting 5 games and hitting a shot in the final seconds.  We are seeing something very special.  They say in…


Added by Jenn Francine on February 15, 2012 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Mobile....What Happened Recruiting Technology?

In 2010 I wrote an article Recruiting Goes Mobile In 2010 predicting that with so many candidates on mobile, this is where we need to be.  I attended SourceCon last week and the topic much of the content was surrounding mobile sourcing.  It made me ask the question...Why are we behind always in recruiting technology?  Why are we not making it happen BEFORE the trend hits?  2 years ago I was…


Added by Jenn Francine on February 12, 2012 at 6:04pm — 4 Comments

10 Things You Wanted to Know to Use Social Media, But Your Mom Never Told You (because she didn’t know)…

This week I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak at ASA in regard to a Social Media workshop. The topic of discussion was Social Media – Where’s The ROI? Within that discussion what I heard that was glaringly apparent is people need help with what the key things are they should know about Social Media and what can be expected.…


Added by Jenn Francine on October 18, 2010 at 6:44pm — 3 Comments

Keep Pushing Constant and Fearless Innovation

How committed are you to constant and fearless innovation? When someone tells you an idea is farfetched or it cannot be done, do you go out of your way to make it happen? Are you afraid to fail? I have seen far too often people get complacent and stop innovating, stop bringing ideas to the table. Complacency should not exist. People should want more, want better. Why do we stop wanting more? Why does what is OK get left alone? Why do we not want the best? We should want to strive for perfection… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on August 1, 2010 at 1:43pm — 4 Comments

The Art of Connecting

Understanding and executing the art of connecting is a skill that can learned and practiced. What is the art of connecting? In previous blog posts that I have written about Building Networks, I talk about steps to use and maintain your network, but what about the actual connect? How do you take the first initial meeting to a meaningful connection or even better yet, how do you make the connections you REALLY want to make?

It might be easier than you think. Don’t get me wrong,…


Added by Jenn Francine on July 31, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Setting Social Boundaries

With our social networking and recruiting worlds colliding between candidates, friends, colleagues and family one begins to wonder… Where should the social boundary be?

For those that know…


Added by Jenn Francine on June 23, 2010 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

The Network Effect Applied!

I get asked almost on a daily basis how to create an effective network and minimize networking time all while maximizing results. Giving an example from my everyday life, I will explain how to do just that……


Added by Jenn Francine on May 26, 2010 at 1:57am — 4 Comments

Changes In Social, Upset Companies...

The recent Facebook changes have upset many companies in regard to “control”. Social Media is based on the voice of the customer. We have all seen Socialnomics, right? It’s… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on May 5, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Invasion of the "Experts"

Oh no… They’re coming! Self Proclaimed Experts in the Social Recruiting Space that have never recruited a day in their lives. THAT’S RIGHT! I SAID IT!!

With all the hype about social networking, everyone wants to now get on-board…


Added by Jenn Francine on April 12, 2010 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

From Recruiting Robots to Relationships

Creating the shift from... one job : one person : one filled order

To....a candidate centric model (imagine that, right?)…


Added by Jenn Francine on April 8, 2010 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

Get Primal With Your Recruiting Instinct

How to Successfully Use That Instinct

Have you ever interviewed a candidate and in the back of your mind…


Added by Jenn Francine on February 10, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Recruiting…. Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device.

Have you heard of Cloud Recruiting? What is it exactly?

Virtualization…Access On Demand. Cloud Recruiting is based off of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing, in the simple form, is the ability to access everything in one location. For those of you that are familiar with, think of the possibility of adding GoogleWave on top of and what that could mean. Seems pretty cool, right? For those of you that are unfamiliar with and…

Added by Jenn Francine on February 3, 2010 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Going Mobile in 2010

She who texts the fastest WINS!! OK, not really, but to be on the forefront of recruiting, mobile is where it's at. Think about this... In the month of January alone, I have sent 6,272 SMS messages. These messages served a variety of purposes. They were to friends, family, charities for donations, etc. I accomplish my main personal communications all through text. I am not saying that everyone is using text as much or even half as much, but you cannot deny it continues to grow. My son… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Building Networks

Great recruiting goes far beyond referral programs. The most effective recruiters build on their personal connections and create a talent network. A talent network or “connectors” are a web of motivated people who know potential candidates and can bring those candidates to you. Below are a few ways develop your network:

  • Focus on developing a talent network rather than a talent pool.
  • Use your…

Added by Jenn Francine on January 27, 2010 at 6:26pm — 3 Comments


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