Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

Tim Sackett Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, The FOT Soap Box, This Week in HR

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 away easily. You can do hundreds of genuine things, and people will still remember the one conceited way you acted from five years ago! Corporate talent acquisition has a major conceit problem …

Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

RJ Morris Bad HR, Influence, Labor, Leadership, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

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 you. Don’t get wound the heck up. Like any job category, talent acquisition pros come in all sizes, but there is one thing that’s easy to see after looking at a slew …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

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 orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

Pack Up Your Pipeline: Reefer Madness & Recruiting

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, HR, Matt Charney, The HR Profession

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 like pre-employment testing and after-hours activities among workers were in heavy rotation, Bogarting much of the coverage, what was passed to the left hand side was the fact that, like cell …

Women Should Flirt More

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Negotiation, Tim Sackett

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, it’ll feel like the first time… (the first time you read it—get your head out of the gutter!). Fast Company expert blogger, Alicia Morga—named one of the most influential women in technology …

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

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 sense? Fine. Gather round the campfire kids, ’cause KD is about to hit the refresh button in your FOT browser—get ready for some science in the blast-from-the-past post below.  Cliff notes first: Because …

A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

RJ Morris Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Leadership, Pop Culture, RJ Morris

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school punks to deal with—it seemed perfect for me. So, I entered grad school and taught two classes on my own while taking my classes. I loved teaching, but hated being a teacher. …

A Losing Formula

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

If you do the math, it gets pretty ugly. For the sake of the other Liberal Arts degree holders in the audience, I’m going to start with the nice round number of 100. 100, as in “100 candidates have applied for your open requisition.” Based on what we know from multiple surveys, (iCIMS, Gallup, CEB), we can safely assume the …