Why Blogs Matter

I was lucky enough to attend the Minnesota Recruiters Conference #11 last Friday and I got to speak about something I thoroughly enjoy . . . blogging. The conversation was great and best of all, I had fun.

In hindsight, and considering the audience, I could have prepared more specific comments for the recruitment side of things but nonetheless, here's what I had to say:  

Bottom line: blogs offer visibility, expertise through engagement, and connection and are a key part of any social media strategy.

Many thanks to Paul DeBettignies for the opportunity and for continuing to raise the bar on delivering value and connection.



Recruiters Rock!

Recruiters are an engaging, energetic, jump-in-the-air-and-scream bunch of professionals.

If you are not connected to a good recruiter, you are missing out. I talk to recruiters, I subscribe to recruiter blogs, I have recruiters in my LinkedIn network, and I follow recruiters on Twitter.

Recruiters have my attention. I am flying right outside their orbit and I am close enough to feel their vibe.

The best recruiters are always learning. They are current. They utilize technology to its fullest. They bring passion to what they do. They are authentic, energetic, and collaborative. They bring out the best in others and their word is their bond.

There are many ways HR professionals can benefit from a recruiter connection and, that aside, the top reason reason why I connect with recruiters is because they give me a charge. They are extroversion in action, positive, and continually in the game. Their ideas make me think and their initiatives expand my comfort zone. They make me laugh.

Need a lift? Connect with a recruiter and prepare to be amazed.