YES or NO

Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

Talent acquisition professionals get paid to talk turkey with candidates. I am talking about cold, hard cash money. What do you need, what do you feel your skillset is worth,… Get the Rest

the gambler

The Kenny Rogers of Hiring Managers

I feel for you, Talent Pro. The labor market is tight, executive expectations are high, yet through it all, you’ve built out a well-respected and high functioning recruiting

stupid question

Another Example of Why Interviews Usually Stink

Humans are fragile and unpredictable creatures… and, in our companies, we put them in charge of hiring other fragile and unpredictable creatures. Adding someone to your team can

conversation

Whatever Your Process, Interviewing Comes Down to Conversation

Do you know how many bad interviews I have had after almost 20 years in talent selection and evaluation? Man, it's a lot. The funny thing? Some of

data

Using Talent Data For The First Time… It’s Complicated.

Um, yeah. Talent Analytics, Data analysis, Big Data, Small Data. Heard about them? Of course you have. Lots of folks are on the HR circuit talking about data

job hopper

Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

Up front disclaimers: Job hopping articles get people wound the heck up. This one shouldn’t—I tried to stick to logic and some well-reasoned opinions. This post isn’t about

conflict

Managerial Skill #27: Deflating Conflict Like Corporate Gandhi

Talent pros across the country have spent most of early 2016 trying to figure out how to basically just keep up. Escalating wages, tight labor markets and (mostly)

hiring manager

The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

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

lost

Most Talent Pros Cannot Run a Cool GE Brand Campaign

The alternate title would be: "The Poor HR Pro's Guide to Figuring Out Employment Brand." GE’s recent brilliant branding effort centered around “What’s wrong with Owen” is, I believe,

worst recruiting job

The Worst Recruiting Job

I worked for a few clients early in my career who “just wanted a body.” In their minds, anyone was better than no one.  Bad breath better than