Social Recruiting Summit: Best Buy HQ


I’m at the Social Recruiting Summit in Minnesota.

Yes, another conference. On recruiting. And social media. For reals.

Let me clarify: I love this event. I have been part of the Social Recruiting Summit since the beginning when it was hosted at Google. I spoke at the first event, chaired the second event in NYC, and now I’m attending the conference in Minneapolis as an attendee. Andy Drish and Josh Ingalls asked me to participate during their session. We’ll see how that goes.

I want to remind everyone how I feel about recruiting.

  • I don’t care what tools you use.
  • I don’t care if you source candidates using the internet, the phonebook, or a carrier pigeon.
  • Find candidates.
  • Get Americans back to work.
  • If you are asked about your process and how you use social tools to source and recruit candidates, explain your methodologies in the broader context of your overarching recruiting strategies and practices.
  • Don’t feel compelled to defend your use of Twitter to some risk-adverse lawyer. Smart hiring practices will trump bad legal advice and short-sighted corporate policy.

Do great work and get people back to work. That’s your job as recruiters. Don’t let me down. Don’t let candidates down. Don’t let America down, haters.

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