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Introducing The Great Candidate Experience Impresario: Gerry Crispin

At FOT you’ve seen posts, videocasts and pretty hearty debates about a topic that still has legs: Candidate Experience. In working with Jobvite on this series, they thought it would… Get the Rest

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Develop Your HR Philosophy

I'm a natural cynic, which means that I don't buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I'm skeptical. There's

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Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

I think one of the worst things anyone can say about a person is that they are conceited in a negative way. Being labeled as conceited doesn't go

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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

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Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: "Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual

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Regional HR Models Suck

I have been a regional HR leader more times in my life than I care to admit. Early in my career, I was a "regional HR generalist" because I

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Pack Up Your Pipeline: Reefer Madness & Recruiting

There are few topics more taboo in the strange sweater-and-swag-filled world of HR than smoking weed, or “ingesting marijuana,” if you’re an employee handbook or an SPHR.  While stuff

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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

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Women Should Flirt More

FOT Note: Where my ladies at!? This Friday, we're giving you a golden gift---a blast-from-the-past FOT post you know you want to read again... trust us, it's so good,

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Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make