Recruiting Process by Veronica Blatt Seems like artificial intelligence, or AI, is the latest tool that is going to kill the recruitment industry. I don’t think AI is going to kill this business any more than fax machines, the internet, or job boards did. In fact at the moment, I might even venture as far as
0 Comments Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week: Take It From a Trucker: There’s No Trucker Shortage. It’s a Pay Shortage “The trucking industry has blamed a
0 Comments “There is something to be said about the Willy Lomans of the world,” Derek Zeller wrote in an ERE article four years ago. Willy Loman, of course, is the tragic main character in Arthur Miller’s classic play “Death of a Salesman.” Derek’s article title, “Death of a Recruiter? I Don’t Think So,” is a
0 Comments Imagine that you’re in a band and you need to find a new guitarist. A friend of yours recommends someone they know who has been playing the guitar for over 10 years and even graduated from Berklee College of Music, one of the most prestigious music schools. That all sounds good, but you’d probably
0 Comments The pandemic turned the work world on its head. Things shut down, moved out of the office and then into employee’s homes. Meetings, work and employee reviews went online. Major shifts with unprecedent speed. Human resource professionals were surveyed about top HR priorities in a report called the HR Sentiment Survey done in early
0 Comments Let’s be honest. Your company and its leaders are going to make mistakes. Your executives will initiate an ill-considered change effort, managers will fail to recognize a star employee, or HR will fail to enforce a policy. Regardless of the particulars, even the most brilliant and well-intentioned companies and leaders are going to make
0 Comments Interview scheduling is a micro-niche activity that penetrates our attention because we all must do it and it can be a surprisingly headachy time waster. You would think that scheduling interviews would be automated by now.  And sure enough, we do have tools; indeed, most ATSs have some sort of scheduler. The problem is:
0 Comments We constantly hear stories about bad experiences candidates have in our recruiting processes – and not just about the lack of personalization in the pipelining process. I have my own war chest of stories and a few as a candidate, not as the recruiter.  A couple of year back I personally sent out over
0 Comments Like so many people, I loved Game of Thrones. And that’s why ANY big company layoff that’s referred to as a “Marketing Red Wedding” gets my full and undivided attention. The fact that the company is Uber, and the “Red Wedding” description comes from Uber employees about a big layoff that took place there
0 Comments It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.  It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest
0 Comments Of all the topics that are taboo in the inner sanctum of the Talent/HR world, weight may be the toughest to be honest about. Especially here in the US and especially with female HR executives, although today’s quip is coming from the cliché Overweight, Caucasian, Over 50 former C-suite dude. Today I will weave
0 Comments Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy – hiring former jocks for sales positions.  He considered the approach broken due to the track record of the “usual suspects” his company hired for AE spots –
0 Comments In case you missed it, Retail – at least of the normal variety – is on life support. We’re all to blame. That big sucking sound you hear? It’s the gravitational pull of Amazon, giving you two-day one-day delivery you didn’t even know you needed, but now expect. Amazon has a history of innovating,
0 Comments Two things have been consistent in my work career, particularly over the last 10 years. First, vendors love….they LOVE… low hanging fruit….especially if it’s fresh fruit (like new to the company fresh). I think they think “easy sell”. Just because someone’s new to the company, doesn’t mean they’re new to an industry. Second, Q4 is the
0 Comments I would never call myself a ‘road warrior’ but I fly frequently. Many people have a fear of flying but I never have, even after 9/11, but I can definitely see why people have this fear. Before the 1990’s, planes had a small habit of randomly just falling out of the sky! The FAA
0 Comments We’ve all been burned by selecting the wrong candidate. Hiring the wrong person happens and making those mistakes is a necessary evil as we develop our ability to hire effectively. Over the years of working with growing teams, I’ve often received requests from hiring managers to incorporate assessments. Any time we can introduce a tool
0 Comments We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do with liking caviar vs. Cheez Whiz. It has more to do with Sean Penn thinking he’s a journalist. Sophisticated hiring managers have enough reps under their
0 Comments Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. We usually feature 10 articles, but it’s a shortened week and we’ll all need more time to gorge on food for the holidays. So below
0 Comments You should treat every single candidate like a customer! You should treat every employee like a customer! You should treat every stakeholder of your organization like a customer! You should treat every vendor you work with like a customer! You should treat every customer like a…hey, wait a minute! Can we break down the
0 Comments In Episode 40 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn talks with Tim Sackett (HRU Tech, Fistful of Talent, The Tim Sackett Project) on best practices when hiring recruiters at your company. Tim and Kris talk through important topcis of note when it comes to “recruiting recruiters”. Please subscribe, rate and review (Apple) and follow (Spotify) to get the latest delivered to you.  Click here if you
0 Comments Imagine yourself prepping for a quarterly business review. For this report, there are eight different sources of data. The data comes in from different vendors. Some of the data is emailed. Some of that data is requested. Some of that data is dropped in a server/FTP. When all the data is finally received, you
0 Comments by Dave Nerz US lawmakers are anxious to address pay inequities by requiring transparency of employers. There are many regulations being considered in local and state-wide levels, each requiring a different transparency requirement for pay ranges, targeted pay and related issues. A Colorado employment law took effect January 1, 2021 and requires employers to
0 Comments Is it Monday already? The phrase, “The world doesn’t stop turning for you”, has never felt more real to me until now. There is so much going on in our world right now that I can’t seem to keep up with the latest news articles, comments, or posts. Let alone our personal lives are
0 Comments A lot of employers come to us and ask for media strategies that address “diversity” or for a “diversity strategy.” It is great to see more and more companies embracing the benefits of a diverse workforce! However, it’s important to look beyond simply “checking the box” and instead put the time and thought into
0 Comments by Veronica Blatt Today’s guest blogger is Barbara Bruno. She is the President of Good as Gold Training, HR Search and Happy Candidates. Barb is recognized internationally as one of the top experts in the recruiting and talent acquisition professions.  She was selected by LinkedIn Learning to create 15 Recruiting Courses, which have had
0 Comments At the end of a job interview, you will be asked, “Are there any questions you have for us?” You should be prepared with at least a few questions to ask. Here are some suggestions of questions to ask that are tailored towards the current pandemic. What challenges do you expect this role will
0 Comments Podcast listening is surging, and so is podcast advertising. According to eMarketer, over one fifth of people in the US listened to a podcast at least monthly in 2019. According to the 2019 Infinite Dial study, Americans are spending more time listening to online audio than ever (“online audio” defined as listening to AM/FM
0 Comments Our guest blogger is Liquid Friday Head of Group Operations, Joe Taffurelli. Liquid Friday is an FCSA-accredited provider of umbrella and agency support services that engages workers for use by third-parties in the UK. Below is the first installment of a two-part series about adding a temp division to your UK recruitment firm. Part
0 Comments August is right around the corner, which for most means some changes to your day-to-day life. For instance, your kids may be going back to school or adjusting to school at home. You might be heading back into the office or adjusting to a longer work from home policy. Whatever your fall schedule brings,