5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they’ve become an annual sponsor at FOT.  Here’s where it gets good: As part of the CareerBuilder sponsorship, FOT contributors get to write anything we want on a monthly basis, and CareerBuilder doesn’t get to review it.  We’re also …

HR 101- Survival Guide

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Business Development, Career Paths, Communication, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Tim Sackett

Over the holidays I got a chance to speak with a green-as-grass, brand new HR Pro.  It was fun to speak with someone who has all that new-job passion and naiveté around HR.  It got me excited to have the conversation.  The one thing she really wanted to know was what I would do to be successful in her spot. That …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the market. Tim, as most professional talent acquisition folks do, scoffed a bit at the term “poaching,” which many people use to describe this. The fact of the matter is that I don’t …

System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

Tim Sackett Business Development, Driving Productivity, Hiring Bias, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I’ll kill your system every single time. Every. Single. Time. I think I was wrong. San Antonio Spurs’ recent NBA Championship is a great example of a system beating talent. The Spurs literally looked …

4 People You Need In Your HR Network

Tim Sackett Business Development, Employee Coaching, HR, Tim Sackett, Training and Development

Fast Company published an article titled “The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network” and like most stuff they put out, it was great!  Here’s a taste: “Start with the Socialite. “If you’re not actively filling the role of Happy Hour Coordinator Extraordinaire,” Augustine writes, “you should befriend whoever is–and quick.” This is the friendly neighborhood super-connector, the person …

Building a Brand or Burning a Bridge? Think Before You Hit Send.

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee

This past month, I had an invitation to speak to an exclusive networking group in DC: Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.  All executives, all female and they all wanted to learn about LinkedIn.  And not from a sourcing perspective… from a branding perspective. We chatted quite a bit about crafting the ideal branding profile, components that can easily be …

You Make the Call: Is This 3rd Party Scraping Jobs a Hero, Shady or Something Worse?

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Business Development, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

A few years back, former FOT editor Jessica Lee did a post on The Ladders scraping jobs from her corporate site here at FOT (See the entire post and comment string here). The summary of Jessica’s post was this: The Ladders was scraping jobs from corporate sites and positioning them as 100K+ jobs (The Ladders positioning as only 100k+ has …

No Pizza for You!

Dan Carusi Business Development, Dan Carusi

Recently, a Maryland middle school hosted a party with pizza, soda, games and a DJ titled “Academic Achievement Celebration.” Based on the theme of the party, it should not have been a surprise that there was a performance level threshold to achieve to be invited to the party–which was straight A’s on the report card. Students who received lower marks …