recruitDC Announces New Board Members!

As the recruitDC organization continues to grow, we have recruited additional board members to help bring programs and events to the community. Please join us in welcoming them! Board members Pete Radloff and Mike Bruni will continue to serve on the board. Kathleen Smith will continue to serve on the board as President. Our new...

Recruitment as a Strategic Business Partner: Recruitment as a Revenue Driver

In many organizations, Recruiters pay for themselves ten-fold each year.  Unfortunately, Talent Acquisition pros tend to lose sight of this fact because they’re so busy filling requisitions.  As a result, Recruitment is viewed as a support function and not the business driving function it can be in an organization.What would happen if Recruitment started communicating...

Recruitment as a Strategic Business Partner: The First Steps

There’s been lots of media buzz lately on top 101 ways HR can “get a seat at the table” or “be more strategic.” As a Recruiter, I read these articles and think to myself, I don’t want a seat at the table, I want to be leading the meeting.  After all, the most important obstacle to...

Recruiting Resources From Amplify Talent

Lars Schmidt, founder of Amplify Talent, recently polled a number of recruiters, sourcers and other Talent Acquisition professionals to get a read on where they go to get their daily industry information.  While the list is just beginning, and will certainly grow, it’s a great starting point. Swing over to Amplify Talent to take a...

Candidate Experience Workshop – July 8th

For the past few years, recruitDC has recognized The Candidate Experience Awards (CandE) as an outstanding opportunity for organizations to benchmark their candidate experience internally and externally.  Local companies including Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Sodexo USA, General Dynamics Information Technology, Hilton, Under Armour, The Bozzuto Group and more have been recognized over the past three years as...

To Find the Right Candidates, Take a Different Approach

Most companies that are hiring for sales or customer service roles tend to do so at large volume, attracting thousands of applicants. Yet, despite the multitude of applicants, CEB data show that 72 percent are of average quality at best.The reason why? Candidates today are far less picky in the early stages of a job...

Brand Like A CMO – Employer Branding Training From exaqueo

We're always sharing opportunities for learning and development for the recruitDC community. Interested in amping up your Employer Branding efforts? exaqueo is hosting their "Brand Like A CMO" class on June 11th and 12th in Washington, DC. If you’re a Talent Acquisition and/or Employer Brand leader, no doubt you often struggle with how to best position, partner...

3 Reasons Why the Power is in the Talent’s Hands

Time-to-fill rates have reached a 13-year high, yet hiring managers still have the same expectations and wonder why talent isn't rushing through the doors. The joys of recruiting, right? If you’re feeling like you’re being asked to find purple squirrels, you’re not alone. In fact, any savvy recruiter is probably experiencing this. Why? We’re facing...

recruitDC Speaker Preview – You Got This!!

I'm excited to present at Recruit DC May 15.  And a bit nervous. I don't know if I can pull this off.  I promised Celinda Appleby that I would integrate one of my favorite topics -- recruiting tools and productivity -- with some words of inspiration and encouragement.  I really do believe that recruiters are...

Meet recruitDC Spring 2015 Keynote Speaker – Carmen Hudson

Closing Keynote Presentation – Carmen Hudson You Got This! Tools and Inspiration for the Modern Recruiter Google the words “recruiters are”.  Go ahead. Did the autofill results shock you?  Probably not.  We’re not in the most celebrated profession. Ever the optimist, Carmen is convinced that recruiters can turn this around. We have an important job, and...
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