By Ben Gotkin
 
Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ben Gotkin to the team as a Principal Consultant, based in Washington, DC.
I was interviewed for an article on Fortune.com called "Looking to Hire?  Don't ask for the impossible"  The reporter who called had seen some earlier work I'd written for the recruiter audience, with a focus on the role of a recruiter as a consultative partner, not a yes-man/woman, customer...

Recruiters: Do you suck? (No!)

The Challenges of Benchmarking Yesterday, over on the ERE recruiting website, I posted an article on the challenges of comparing your recruiting performance across industries, companies, teams, and individual recruiters.  Your resource model, your budget, your employer brand, how much you pay -...
I rather enjoy sourcing software architects, designers and developers.  Sorting through their blogs reveals what's new in software languages, design styles and technical functionality.  Software engineering blogs are often quite personal; these guys and gals don't seem to mind sharing their...

Fixing the HR Black Hole

I recently helped Dice interpret the results of a 300-tech candidate survey they completed around the HR black hole.  No surprise, a lot of savvy candidates are finding ways to avoid HR to get their resume directly into the hands of hiring managers.  Social media and the web have made this 100...
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Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. is pleased to welcome Carmen Hudson to the team as Engagement Manager – Sourcing and Social Media Strategy.

Speed

John and I talk a lot as you would expect.  And our conversations are generally really interesting, given our backgrounds. It's actually one of the things I like best about working together is we both have done very similar big global recruiting jobs, but at very different companies, so it's fun to...
So many corporate career sites play it safe. They're loaded with stock photos of diverse people, PR-approved content, and compliance oriented job descriptions. Not Woot. These guys - a very popular e-commerce site that "sells cool stuff cheap" - wreak of congruency. Their very-funny product...
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