Minnesota Recruiters Conference #14 #mnrec Twitter Transcript

 

Here is the digest of (most of the) #mnrec Tweets from the June 10th, 2011 event at General Mills.

I say “most of” because I did not grab the Tweets until about 4 days later and not all of them could be found. I pieced most of them together using a couple of different sources so anything that has been omitted is not intended.

These are in reverse chronological order so scroll down to the bottom of the post and work your way up.

Here goes…

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference #14 Agenda

Yes, I know I am posting this 6 days after the event but in wanting to keep a historical record and doing it now anyway…

Below is the agenda for to be held June 10th, 2011 at General Mills corporate HQ’s.

The goal of this event is to do a few "how to's" but mostly to start conversations, create ideas and find new ways to do what we do. Your questions, comments and interaction will be what makes this event a success.

Thank you to Rebecca Warren, Angie Stein and the team at General Mills for hosting us.

Who should attend this event:

Corporate Recruiters

HR VPs/Directors/Managers

Staffing Specialists/Managers

HR Recruiters

Workforce Planning Professionals

Researchers/Sourcers

Search Firm Professionals

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 13 | Recap

 

On April 15th, 2011 we held the 13th Minnesota Recruiters Conference at Best Buy HQ’s. We had around 200 in attendance that day.

The night before the event sponsors, speakers and volunteers were invited to Oberon (group sponsor) to help celebrate their 5th Anniversary

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This gave me some time to finally meet in person someone who I have called friend for 5+ years, Jim Durbin (Blog - Twitter - LinkedIn - Facebook). I met Jim online shortly after I started this blog when he was working as a recruiter in St. Louis.

For our event we brought Jim and his business partner Craig Fisher (Blog - Twitter - LinkedIn) to present to the group.

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Minnesota Recruiters Hiring And Jobs Survey | Spring 2011

 

What follows below are the results from our 4th Minnesota Recruiters hiring and jobs survey.

Let me get the disclaimers and details out of the way out of the way:

- This is not a scientific survey but it does give a good read on what is going on

- This is a blind survey and no one (me included) gets to know who participated or what their answers were

- The survey was open from April 1st to 20th

- We had fewer replies than previous surveys and I believe most of that is due to me not sending as many reminders about it.

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13 | Invite

What follows is the invite that was sent to the group leading up to Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13

Minnesota Recruiters

Friends and Colleagues,

Below is the agenda for Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13.

Thank you to Jeremy Phillips, Joshua Kahn and the team at Best Buy for hosting us.

When:

April 15, 2010

Where:

Best Buy Corporate HQ’s

Who should attend this event:

Corporate Recruiters

HR VPs/Directors/Managers

Staffing Specialists/Managers

HR Recruiters

Workforce Planning Professionals

Researchers/Sourcers

Search Firm Professionals

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 #mnrec Twitter Stream

Here is the digest of #mnrec Tweets from the December 3rd, 2010 Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 event at General Mills (including a day leading up to and after it).

NOTE: the time stamp is +5 hours. In other words a Tweet at 4 PM was done at 11 AM

Here goes…

December 2, 2010

1:46 am
MNHeadhunter:
Looking forward to my friend speaking at #mnrec --> RT @joegerstandt: Its minneapolis or bust tomorrow. #roadtrip

1:51 am
joegerstandt:
Whoops, I left out that hashtag! RT @MNHeadhunter #mnrec --> RT @joegerstandt: Its minneapolis or bust tomorrow. #roadtrip

3:55 am
joegerstandt:
Looking forward to talking about social capital! RT @MNHeadhunter: Looking forward to my friend speaking at #mnrec

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 | Fall 2010 Invite

Minnesota Recruiters logo on white

Plans are set for our 12th event and many thanks to the team at General Mills for hosting us.

To register for this event click

Who should attend this event:

Corporate Recruiters
HR VPs/Directors/Managers
Staffing Specialists/Managers
HR Recruiters
Workforce Planning Professionals
Researchers/Sourcers
Search Firm Professionals

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 | Fall 2010 | Save The Date

Conference 12 | Fall 2010 will be held December 3, 2010 from 8 AM to Noon at General Mills Headquarters

For this event we will have a 3 speaker format similar to previous events. For those curious about why not the small group discussions there were a number of attendees who suggested alternating between the two formats.

I asked, they spoke and I heard. We will do small group sessions at our next event

November 15th I will send out the formal invite and registration link.

Between now and the event we will be scheduling webinars in November with sessions from previous events.

Thanks to our 2010 Sponsors (click logo for company web site):

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Minnesota Recruiters Hiring And Jobs Survey | Fall 2010

 

We just completed our 3rd hiring survey and little did I know when I started doing these surveys how much more of an education I would get regarding employment, hiring and job creation leading into and coming out of a recession.

I have followed these kinds of statistics for my 13 years and being able to see this in “real time” is fascinating.

Let me get the disclaimers and details out of the way out of the way:

- This is not a scientific survey but it does give a good read on what is going on

- This is a blind survey and no one (me included) gets to know who participated and what their answers are

- 2,100 were sent the survey link and about 10% replied

- The survey was open from Oct 5th to the 15th

Between events, conferences, conversation and client feedback the survey results match what I have been seeing which is this:

The Great Recession put us into ICU. We have been upgraded to Critical, Serious and now Fair condition. I doubt we see Good condition until Q2 2011 and we may still be in the hospital much of 2011.

That while there are pockets of strength in hiring and the number of jobs open (and opening) will continue to grow it will do so at an anemic pace.

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Free Webinar: Optimizing Your Job Postings

 

and Monster.com are hosting a free webinar tomorrow, August 31st from 1-2 PM Central time titled “Optimizing Your Job Postings”.

You do not need to be a member of Minnesota Recruiters and heck, if you are outside of Minnesota and reading this join in on the session.

To register click --> Optimizing Your Job Postings

Webinar Information:

What do job seekers look for in a job posting? 

How do they search, when do they search, and what turns a job seeker into a potential candidate? 

By exploring seeker insights and best practices, we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we use best practices and data from Monster’s unique audience examine how to optimize your job postings to attract the best people.

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 11 | Summer 2010 | Recap

 

On July 30th, 2010 the 11th Conference brought 200 Recruiter and HR professionals to a new location and a new format.

General Mills

Thanks to Rebecca Warren, General Mills Recruiting Manager, and their team for hosting us. I was a bit nervous as after doing 10 of these at Best Buy (where we will be doing more events at) as there are always those things that are specific to a location.

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Minnesota Recruiters On KARE 11 TV Give Job Seekers Advice

Last week during our we were visited by Scott Goldberg @ScottGoldberg of KARE 11 TV (local NBC affiliate) who was curious about our event and how we could get some information out to job seekers about the job search and some additional tools they could be using.

That was easy enough after all we had 200 of us at the event and many companies who are doing some really cool things to better interact with candidates.

Interviewed:

Steve Lewis, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition at Deluxe Corporation

Kevin Gunn, Director Talent Acquisition & Development at ev3

Rebecca Warren, Recruiting Manager at General Mills

And me.

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