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You Know You’re a Manager When….

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When you have… Get the Rest

My Resolution – No More Messengers in Recruiting

It’s time for Talent Acquisition to own the "expert” role in the offer negotiation process. Before anyone snap-answers “we already do!” consider whether you are the messenger or

Weird Science in Talent Management

It's been a long time since I reached down into my bag of Physics metaphors, but like a bad penny or that weird dream about donuts and a water

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

Are You Tracking Recruiters? Or Spying?

Trackers. The bane of every recruiter. Call trackers, "activity" trackers, shared trackers, weekly trackers, monthly trackers, "tick" sheets....no matter the name or the purpose, most recruiters I've managed

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Meet The New Boss….

Being the "new guy" is always an exciting position - something about that clean slate is invigorating, and you have the added benefit of saying "I'm new" for that

Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much

How To Build Your Internal Recruiting Practice

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is "recruiting?" Visit different companies and

Back Into The Frying Pan

For the last handful of years, I've been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is

The Rx for Healthcare Recruiting

Don't anyone go panic, but I believe we've reached a critical mass in healthcare recruiting. Remember all those cool "workforce planning" articles that started popping up 10-15 years