It's my first time blogging so please be gentle on me! While adding Yahoo Messenger to my arsenal of communication tools to stay in touch instantly with the outside world, I noticed something called Chatrooms and wondered, have any of you effectively set up or gone into the computer rooms to recruit? What are your war stories for methods you thought were creative but failed miserably? What worked that you never thought would? I look forward to hearing your inspiring stories! Where is all the good talent? Is it found through social networks like Linkedin or Facebook? Are job boards dead?
Also of note, I've been promoted to a new position within Keane called Manager of Recruiting Programs. In this position, I'll be responsible for Recruitment Branding, the selection of a Talent Acquisition System next year, the user experience of our career website and the development of recruiting collateral. I'm overwhelmed by the phenomenal opportunity and look forward to writing about my experiences in these areas and receiving advice from all of you in each of these new areas I'll be responsible for.
Before I close out my first blog, props to my new friend Rob for patiently teaching me how to use a chatroom and a webcam to conduct interviews all over the globe. I'm sure he'll be smiling as he reads this and hopefully not divulge the room I accidentally found him in, otherwise, one of my creative sourcing techniques might be blown!
Continued success to all of you!