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Jennifer McClure
Cincinnati, OH
Who Am I? An Executive Recruiter, Executive Coach and "Talent Geek". Translation? A Consultant, Advisor and Partner to businesses and business leaders in the areas of attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining Talent.
Interests: helping others, shopping, sharing, traveling, social media, networking, connecting, all things related to talent management, recruiting and coaching, and just about anything related to horses.
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@Ginger - From your mouth to Google's ears... :)(Thanks for commenting!) @Jennifer - Hoping I'll make the number one spot on Google for "darn good recruiter" now thanks to your comment!
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You may have heard this phrase before: "It's not who you know... but who knows you - and what they say about you." I believe that statement is very true, but since we live in an increasingly online world, maybe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
@Tom - Great advice! From my experience so far, being a published author can definitely help with getting booked as a speaker and also often means the speaker can command a higher fee. Now to get busy on a book... @Bonita - Hey. You got to start somewhere! Conference Groupie to hopefully Conference Speaker more often. :)
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@Karla - Thanks for the additional tips! Both great places to get some experience and also to help others. @Bret - Thank you! I'm really looking forward to both attending the Sm@rt conference and also participating as a speaker. I really appreciate you for inviting me!
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As you can probably tell, I really enjoy speaking to groups and traveling to various places to meet new people. Recently on her blog, my friend and HR Blogger Lisa Rosendahl asked for some suggestions to help her overcome The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
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Ah, it's April Fool's Day and the pranks and jokes are flying in offices all around the world and especially on the Interwebs. Hey, I'm a Fan of fun and a decent practical joke, but having a specific day unofficially... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
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Mar 15, 2010
@Jerry - What? Me refer to you in a anti-social recruiting post? Never. :) It's no surprise that I disagree with you here. I think that Amber's points definitely apply to recruiting. What she describes in her post is how she developed business/obtained clients - i.e. sales. Recruiting is a sales function right? Whether it's getting new clients or selling candidates on a potential new role. Use the tactics Amber described and it works in recruiting/business development too. As we've "discussed" on Twitter before, I do get business and make valuable contacts on Twitter. I've gotten and given recruiting referrals and have connected with a number of candidates. It works for me - and for others too. It doesn't work for you. That's ok and may be a function of both how you're using it as well as they types of industries/professions you recruit in. As for recruiting in church? I got my first job by connecting with an HR Manager in my church who was recruiting for her replacement. So the fact that you and I both have successful recruiting experiences at church may not make church THE place to recruit, but it does make it A place to recruit. Because there are people there. Just like on Twitter. Good recruiters are always looking for talent - and since you're a good recruiter - you know that too.
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@QuestionAuthority - Again, I don't necessarily think this is an "HR" issue. I think it's individuals who have worked in HR that have let some people down. I'm sure that some of these same people have been let down by managers or people with influence in other departments too. Not all humans can be trusted - but most can. Most HR people can too. @Nathan - I hope that you work somewhere with a great HR person some day who can change your opinions of the profession. It's possible - so don't give up! @Adave - Big generalization there... It's not ok for HR pros to say that ALL employees are inept dolts either. There may be a few employees along that way that could fit in that category, but that doesn't meant they all do. @Steve - Thanks for continuing to remind us that there are HR pros out there who are positive, passionate and have credibility with the employees they work with - because they've earned it. @Bonita - You know I love you! You're one of my favorite HR pros. :) @Lindsay - Since you agree with me - I agree with you. :)
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@Barry - Thanks for stopping by. It was great to meet you at the conference!
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@Omowale - Building relationships is often something overlooked by recruiters. You're either a candidate for my job - or not. "Social recruiting" won't allow for that. I'm excited to see the possibilities too! @Tom - Totally! Using social media to establish a "brand" definitely assists with being able to reach out to people versus spamming them with job openings only. @Steve - Love it! "recruiters and HR folks who continue to avoid social media are branding themselves as not current". I couldn't agree more. @Benjamin - Comments that disappear are my favorite. Thanks for stopping by and commenting - twice. :) @Jfrenchvitet - I've seen very positive returns and have built some great relationships using social media. It definitely works! @Lisa - Best quote of the day from you! "Real recruiters... using the tools available." Awesome. @Shannan - Definitely! Social media has allowed me to build relationships and do business with a number of people outside the recruiting/hr space. It's just one more form of networking and business development. @Lisa - Thanks for sharing the post from David Risley - and thanks for stopping by!
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@Steve - Giving trust first and knowing that some people will burn you is tough, but I agree with you - it's the best way. The majority of people deserve that, so we shouldn't treat everyone like the minority. @Tom - Keeping confidences can be done while also being a great HR person. Sounds like you were able to successfully set that example in your HR career! @Crystal - Great point about HR pros needing to be able to also assess the credibility of others in the organization to know who can be trusted with the info they have. Trust is not just an "HR" issue! @Julie - The effects of the bad economy have indeed hit HR (and company management) hard. Your point about earning trust back through exceptional follow through is a good one. @sja2161 - Building trust with someone you're coaching is essential and how well a coach (or HR rep) does that within the first few interactions is critical. @Mara - It sounds like the HR people in your organization have broken your trust on more than one occasion. I'd like to think that is more related to the individuals in the position versus the position itself. I hope you can find some people in your company worthy of your trust until that changes! @QuestionAuthority - Wow! I'm so sorry to hear that you have been let down so much by the people you've worked with. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult for those you'll work with in the future who will have to work harder to earn your trust. I hope that does happen for you someday. @Melissa - If an employee approached me with a suggestion, but wanted to remain anonymous, I'd let them know that I can't really do anything with that. Of course the CEO is going to want to know who the suggestion came from. HR can't be a shield for employees who don't have the courage to come forward. However, if an employee brought a potentially legit complaint or issue to me and wanted to be anonymous, I'd try tot confirm it by talking with others to see if they have the same concern or issue (never mentioning the employee of course). If I could find a few people expressing similar concerns, then I'd feel comfortable bringing it forward something that several employees have a concern about - and no names would be necessary. Tough to do, but it can be done. @Jim - I disagree that HR primary role is to protect the company from legal issues. I believe it's to support and develop the people resources within the organization. Compliance may be a piece of that, but that's no different than any other role in the company that has compliance responsibilities. I do agree with you on having a written agreement with an external coach about what's expected. @Bocky - I won't get you going, but I disagree that it's about "HR". More likely the individuals you've dealt with along the way versus the profession. @Ray - I hope you have the opportunity to work with a fabulous HR person at some point in your career who can show you how a great HR partner can help you and your team! @Hubbard - Keep the faith! There are some good HR people out there who can show you that "good HR" is much more than protecting the company (or the employee). It's about helping both the company and employees be successful - not holding people back. @Jake - Good philosophy! If an employee approached me and asked me to keep something confidential, I would always tell them that I'd be happy to do so if it wasn't something that I would be required to act on. I let them make the decision before talking to me and if I felt it needed to go beyond our discussion, I'd talk with them about how to best do that and keep their trust.
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At The Conference Board's Executive Coaching Conference that I recently attended, we spent some time in one of the sessions discussing concerns with HR pros being designated or trained as internal coaches in organizations due to trust and credibility issues.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
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Every day, somewhere out there in our universe, many Recruiters are losing their way in regards to using social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for recruiting purposes. I see the complaints (often ironically aired via Twitter) that <insert... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
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Recently, at the invitation of The Conference Board *, I had the opportunity to attend their 2010 Executive Coaching Conference in New York City. As an Executive Coach, I was thrilled to be able to attend this event and learn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
@Sharlyn - Thanks so much! You're most definitely someone I admire and learn from daily. @Steve - Coming from the original "Person of Influence" in the HR/Recruiting space, that means a lot to me. Maybe I'll go live it up with some LaRosa's pizza! @Bonita - I'm open for business for speaking opportunities! Sounds like I need to hire you as my agent? :) @Tom - Thanks for your kind words! I definitely want to help people and have tried to use online tools to scale those efforts. @JMPMN - Thanks! I'm glad the information shared is helpful (hopefully most of the time). :) @Amybeth - You're one of my very first online "influencers". I learned a lot from you back in the old ERE email list days. I believe your blog was one of the first that I subscribed to (if not the first) and you were one of my first Facebook friends - and all of this before we actually met in person and eventually drove across country together! :)
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Today, John Sumser and the good folks over at HR Examiner have unveiled their latest list of Online Influencers - the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters - and apparently somebody left the back door open, because yours truly somehow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
@Monique - In Cincy Recruiter's World, awesomeness is indeed a word - and one to be used frequently. Cause it's awesome! :)
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@Steve - Thanks so much for your kind comment! And I like that statement - "become the brand that is lurking inside"! @Ben - Right on. You get it! @Meg - I really enjoy your blog and find the posts on Personal Branding to be really helpful for executives and others alike. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks Ben, Margo, Debba, HR Whiz, Linda, Jason & Ginger for taking the time to comment on Steve's post and add to the conversation! Thanks also to Steve for responding to the commenters. Confirms my thoughts that there's a blogger inside there that needs to start his own fantastic blog! :)
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Today's guest post is from my good friend and mentor Steve Browne, who is Executive Director of Human Resources at LaRosa's, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain employing over 1,400 Team Members. Being passionate about HR is a subject... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Cincy Recruiter's World
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Hi Rob, Thanks for taking the time to comment on my recent blog post at Cincy Recruiter's World: Can Your Awesomeness Be Contained To 7 Words! So far, over 40 people have accepted the challenge and some great examples have been shared. I even added a few of the early submissions as good examples of Personal Branding Statements to a presentation I did for a women's leadership group last week! (http://www.cincyrecruiter.com/cincy_recruiter/2010/02/personal-branding-and-women-leaders.html) And now for the "winner" of the $25 Starbucks Gift Card as chosen via www.random.org (drumroll please)... Tim Sackett! Tim's "Recruit talented professionals so fast you'll freak" is both descriptive and matches Tim's personality - which can be found on display regularly at Fistful of Talent - http://www.fistfuloftalent.com/meet-tim-sackett-covering-talent-and-technical-recruiting-for-fistful-of-talent.html. I hope you'll continue to check out Cincy Recruiter's World and help me/other readers to get smarter by sharing more of your comments in the future! Jennifer McClure Cell: 513-907-6461 Email: cincyrecruiter@gmail.com Blog: http://www.cincyrecruiter.com Connect With Me
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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my recent blog post at Cincy Recruiter's World: Can Your Awesomeness Be Contained To 7 Words! So far, over 40 people have accepted the challenge and some great examples have been shared. I even added a few of the early submissions as good examples of Personal Branding Statements to a presentation I did for a women's leadership group last week! (http://www.cincyrecruiter.com/cincy_recruiter/2010/02/personal-branding-and-women-leaders.html) And now for the "winner" of the $25 Starbucks Gift Card as chosen via www.random.org (drumroll please)... Tim Sackett! Tim's "Recruit talented professionals so fast you'll freak" is both descriptive and matches Tim's personality - which can be found on display regularly at Fistful of Talent - http://www.fistfuloftalent.com/meet-tim-sackett-covering-talent-and-technical-recruiting-for-fistful-of-talent.html. I hope you'll continue to check out Cincy Recruiter's World and help me/other readers to get smarter by sharing more of your comments in the future! Jennifer McClure Cell: 513-907-6461 Email: cincyrecruiter@gmail.com Blog: http://www.cincyrecruiter.com Connect With Me
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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my recent blog post at Cincy Recruiter's World: Can Your Awesomeness Be Contained To 7 Words! So far, over 40 people have accepted the challenge and some great examples have been shared. I even added a few of the early submissions as good examples of Personal Branding Statements to a presentation I did for a women's leadership group last week! (http://www.cincyrecruiter.com/cincy_recruiter/2010/02/personal-branding-and-women-leaders.html) And now for the "winner" of the $25 Starbucks Gift Card as chosen via www.random.org (drumroll please)... Tim Sackett! Tim's "Recruit talented professionals so fast you'll freak" is both descriptive and matches Tim's personality - which can be found on display regularly at Fistful of Talent - http://www.fistfuloftalent.com/meet-tim-sackett-covering-talent-and-technical-recruiting-for-fistful-of-talent.html. I hope you'll continue to check out Cincy Recruiter's World and help me/other readers to get smarter by sharing more of your comments in the future! Jennifer McClure Cell: 513-907-6461 Email: cincyrecruiter@gmail.com Blog: http://www.cincyrecruiter.com Connect With Me
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Hi Jason, Thanks for taking the time to comment on my recent blog post at Cincy Recruiter's World: Can Your Awesomeness Be Contained To 7 Words! So far, over 40 people have accepted the challenge and some great examples have been shared. I even added a few of the early submissions as good examples of Personal Branding Statements to a presentation I did for a women's leadership group last week! (http://www.cincyrecruiter.com/cincy_recruiter/2010/02/personal-branding-and-women-leaders.html) And now for the "winner" of the $25 Starbucks Gift Card as chosen via www.random.org (drumroll please)... Tim Sackett! Tim's "Recruit talented professionals so fast you'll freak" is both descriptive and matches Tim's personality - which can be found on display regularly at Fistful of Talent - http://www.fistfuloftalent.com/meet-tim-sackett-covering-talent-and-technical-recruiting-for-fistful-of-talent.html. I hope you'll continue to check out Cincy Recruiter's World and help me/other readers to get smarter by sharing more of your comments in the future! Jennifer McClure Cell: 513-907-6461 Email: cincyrecruiter@gmail.com Blog: http://www.cincyrecruiter.com Connect With Me
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