Dig This: The Scavado Blog

30
Apr

How to Sell a Millennial With Your Job Description

It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious. This could be a real problem for employers when they try to hire Generation Y Millennials. While some managers and recruiters are fed up with the stereotypically whiny and self-entitled “Trophy Kids”, Generation Y is […]

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09
Apr

Why the Lame Finalists?

The value of passive candidates has become so overstated, it’s almost a cliche.  There’s definitely an argument to be made about whether or not passives are always best, but take a good look at American politics and you’ll likely agree that the best candidates often don’t put themselves into the mix. We’ve all been there […]

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22
Mar

Sourcing and the Definition of Done

Last year I had the pleasure of taking a Certified Scrum Master course at Rally Software.  As a sourcing professional, I was a rather unusual addition among the software professionals who attended, so I looked for those Scrum principles that were universally applicable to my role as a talent sourcing and engagement strategist. Throughout the […]

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14
Mar

Think Before You Source

When we help other recruiters and sourcers with Internet sourcing, I’m always surprised that so many people jump right into the tactical work before addressing their strategy. Do you do any “pre-search” before your online research?  If not, you’re probably leaving some good prospects on the table. I know hiring managers don’t love to spend a lot […]

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22
Feb

Moneyball: A Lesson in Dogma for Recruiters

I watched Moneyball a couple of weeks ago, and it hit a home-run in so many ways. The movie inspired some thoughts that got me pretty fired up.  Whether it’s baseball or HR, business is business. The timing was pretty ironic, because a few days later a long discussion unfolded on a popular LinkedIn group […]

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15
Feb

SourceCon Atlanta: Don’t Forget the Phone!

SourceCon 2012 in Atlanta last week drew the biggest crowd SourceCon has ever seen.  And the phone got a lot of play. During one of the first presentations, Aida LaChaux talked about reinventing the sourcing function at Yahoo.  A big part of her team’s success has come from picking up the phone. Instead of sending […]

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10
Feb

SourceCon Interview: Cathy Henesey, SPHR

I spoke with Cathy Henesey, Manager of Career Services for Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.  Cathy’s presentation was titled, Championing Social Media When Everyone is Lagging Behind: a Healthcare Sourcing Manager’s Organizational Journey through Sourcing Reform, and I asked Cathy about some of the unique challenges of recruiting in the healthcare industry.  Here’s the video:

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09
Feb

SourceCon Interview: Aida LaChaux

I had the pleasure of interviewing Aida LaChaux, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition at Yahoo!, this afternoon after her presentation at SourceCon Atlanta.  Aida’s talk, Sourcing Through Adversity: How Yahoo!’s Sourcers Shine During the Company’s Tough Times, was very interesting, and there were a lot of great questions.  We live-tweeted the presentation, and the interview is […]

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06
Feb

The Death of Resumes… Hopefully

It can’t come soon enough: the glorious day when everyone stops making hiring decisions with a one-page resume and a one-hour interview. The traditional corporate hiring process has been antiquated for years, and we’ve run out of excuses.  Our tools have never been better, and information about candidates has never been more available.  Yet our processes have […]

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19
Jan

Recruiting Millennials on Facebook [Infographic]

We just came across this interesting study conducted by Millennial Branding of 4 million Facebook users aged 18 – 29 (infographic included below). Using data from Identified.com, the firm found that two-thirds of Gen-Y users do not list their employers on Facebook. This has interesting ramifications for social recruiting and provides one more clue that social […]

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