Devoted To Educating Our Own

By Ben Gotkin As we close in on completing our 4th year at recruitDC, I look back with tremendous pride with what we’ve accomplished.  Myself and several others sensed a significant void in recruiter education and networking in the DC market and in the Fall of 2009, we decided to do something about it.  Fast...

Talent Attraction Through Social Media

By Celinda Appleby The war on talent is real and companies are taking steps to become more innovative and strategic in their tactics to attract and retain the very best talent. As a whole, recruiting professionals have become serious about utilizing social media for talent attraction. Did you know that 92% of companies are using social...

5 Reasons Recruiting Is Like Dating

Ed. Note: This post was republished with permission from Susan LaMotte, and the orignal posting can be found here By Susan LaMotte There’s a great scene in Sex and the City where Charlotte proclaims she’s exhausted with dating. Constantly trying to find “the one” is tiring. And while there’s no real limit on the time we can take...

Recruiters – Why Don’t We Scrum More?

By Pete Radloff Timely. Detailed. Manager. Feedback. When you read that, you have one of two likely reactions. They are probably either “I’m sorry, what did you say? Was that English?” or “Oh, you mean when a manager says ‘hmmm, Not a fit'”. Let’s face it, regardless of whether you are an internal or external...

Fall 2013 RecruitDC Tickets Now Available!

The recruitDC fall event is coming on November 14, 2013! Join us for a morning of information sharing, networking and learning with your DC area recruiting colleagues. We’ll be descending on the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD for our venue. Visit the Eventbrite site to grab your tickets so you...

Recruiters, Be All You Can Be

By Kathleen Smith At the Spring 2012 recruitDC event, I had the privilege to share with the recruiting community tips on how to incorporate veteran hiring into a recruiter’s mindset. The poignant beginning of this presentation was the opening by Colonel David Sutherland, former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....

Managing The “TMI” Syndrome

By Doug Munro As recruiters we are bombarded with information on tools, methodologies and tricks that purport to make us more effective at identifying and recruiting talent. A huge industry has evolved around vendors and thought leaders telling us that we need their products and insights to perfect our craft. Some of this information is...

4 Ways To Find Better Startup Talent

By Susan Strayer LaMotte It’s a pivotal moment, really. The point when you finally hit the magic budget number and you can add to your startup team. But chances are you have no idea how to hire. No offense, but it’s true. Sure, you’ve worked in companies before and added to your team. You’ve interviewed...

recruitDC: What Does The C-Suite Want To Know About Talent Acquisition?

We’re looking forward to another packed house at the Spring 2013 recruitDC event. There will be numerous session that provide valuable best practices and tools for recruiting practitioners at all levels throughout the day. We’ll be opening this year’s spring recruitDC event with a panel moderated by Sarah Halzack, Business Reporter at The Washington Post,...
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