Ben Gotkin's Blog (13)

Attention DC Area Recruiters! recruitDC is Here!

recruitDC – a new, grassroots organization debuting its first ever event on May 26, 2010 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC – aspires to create a sense of community amongst…


Added by Ben Gotkin on March 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Engaging Your Candidates With Blogs

Attention corporate recruiters! There has never been a better time to start a corporate recruiting blog. Read my article posted today on ERE to learn more:

Engaging Your Candidates With Blogs

Added by Ben Gotkin on February 12, 2009 at 8:53am — 2 Comments

Tough Times for Exec Search Firms in DC

On the front page of today's Washington Post Business Section. Even in the country's best job market, search firms are feeling the pinch. Many are shifting lines of business, shedding poor performers, but uncertainty still reigns supreme. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel however due to upcoming bailout and stimulus spending, which reminds me of my late grandfather telling me stories about how life in DC during the Great Depression wasn't so bad, primarily due to the proximity of… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on February 9, 2009 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

New Corporate Recruiting Blog - Success Starts Here

Today, a vision has been realized.

A few years back, I attended my first ERE Expo in San Diego. It was there that I was first truly exposed to blogs, and their possibilities in the world of recruiting. I came home from that event in a frenzy, with a dozen to-do items that I felt we could address, including creating a corporate recruiting blog for my employer at the time (Gary Cluff can attest to this). I saw what Heather,… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on July 24, 2008 at 11:49am — 3 Comments

Recruiting Today's Top Grads

The Washington Post Magazine had an interesting article yesterday about college recruiting. The article certainly over-generalizes the current college recruiting environment (not all graduating students are getting this treatment, and not all employers are applying it). What it does show however what some top-end companies/government agencies are doing even in a softening economy, as well as what things are important to the current generation of graduates.

A worthy read if you are… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on June 9, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Do You Recruit in DC? A Must Read

If you do any recruiting in the Greater Washington, DC Metro area, the annual Washington Post 200 Companies edition is a must read. This year's version, out today, is no exception. In addition to providing some great information on DC's top 200 Public companies, this feature also lists the top Private companies, not-for-profits, banks, law firms, etc.

This year's issue focuses, as you can probably guess, on the… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on May 12, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recruiting In Public Restrooms

Yesterday, I took the family on our first trip to the beautiful new Washington Nationals ballpark, simply named for now, Nationals Park. More on just how great of a ballpark this is in a moment...

I don't know about you, but as a Recruiter, I can spot a recruiting-related ad from a mile away. So when I enter the men's restroom after we get inside the ballpark, what's the first thing I see, you guessed it. You… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on April 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Curious Competitive Intel Gathering Tactic via Facebook

Look what I found on my Facebook home page this morning:

Somebody out there appears to be soliciting information from our employees about our firm, and offering a $500 prize for the effort. I would imagine of course that they are targeting a number of other organizations as well. The Company conducting the research is GD Job Research. Anyone ever hear of this survey firm? I can't say that I'm… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on April 25, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

What is a 'friend' anymore?

What is a 'friend' anymore? That's the question that many facebook users are starting to ask at any rate, according to an excellent article on social networking in yesterday's Washington Post. The article discusses in great detail how the term 'friend' has changed in the social networking world, or what they described as 'Friends Next'. In particular, the article highlights how those who were very… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on April 21, 2008 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

NY Post - Article on NotchUp

Check out today's New York Post article on, with quotes from Mike Homula and myself.

Added by Ben Gotkin on March 17, 2008 at 12:42pm — No Comments

US News & World Report - Middle Managers Are In Short Supply

Despite rising jobless claims, some positions will be hard to fill this year, a survey finds. Read more here:

Added by Ben Gotkin on March 4, 2008 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Setting The Record Straight

With all due respect to Slouch, he created, not I. Dave Copps was still very kind in his mention of me in a recent Sourcecon email. More here: Props From Copps

Added by Ben Gotkin on September 6, 2007 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

Name Our Employee Referral Blog

Help! I need your suggestions for what to name my Firm's employee referral blog. Click here to learn more.

Added by Ben Gotkin on May 3, 2007 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment


All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below


RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

© 2024   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service