RANT: Can we please retire “Tell me about yourself…”?

Holland Dombeck McCue candidate experience, Holland Dombeck, Interviewing, Uncategorized

I hopped on a panel yesterday with the fine folks over at Recruiting Blogs and Lever where we covered the ‘ins and outs’ of improving interviewing internally through training, resource development and measuring the candidate experience. One of the topics the team covered was good vs. bad interview questions, where I had a bone to pick with “Tell me about …

What’s In The Top-Side Of Your Recruiting Funnel?

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

Marketing is changing talent acquisition forever. It wasn’t long ago that most Talent Acquisition leaders had a conceited belief that candidates wanted to come to work for their great organizations. All they had to do was develop and administer a process for those candidates to be processed, and that was great talent acquisition.  I could argue there are a ton …

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, FOT Reads, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with …

The Most Important Part of Recruiting Is… Wait For It… It’s…

Kelly Dingee Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

Not sourcing. Dear God, did I write that? I did. Sourcing is not the most important part of recruiting a candidate. It’s part of it, yes. But the most important part? No. I find people, sure. But what I’m finding these days is I find people and they think “Yeah, it’s probably time for me to make a move… ” …

Swipe Right: The Most Attractive Job Titles According to Tinder

Holland Dombeck McCue Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Tinder—the wildly popular dating app—rolled out the ability to add job titles and education to user profiles last November, layering another data point onto their algorithm to help serve up potential love matches to subscribers. Well, the initial results are in, and Tinder has released a list of the jobs that users are swiping right on (aka expressing interest in) …

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, War for Talent

Gen X version: “Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime“ Millennial version: “Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here’s my number, So call me, maybe!” Aside from the observation that Millennials are much coyer in their request for a call (“So call me, maybe!”) and those of us who identify …

Leftovers? AGAIN??

John Whitaker candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” and the answer is “leftovers,” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” Edible? Sure, it’s edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren’t the same. But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described …

Employee Experience vs. Candidate Experience

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If 2015 taught us anything as HR and Talent Pros it’s that you better be minding your candidate experience!  I mean, you couldn’t open an article or blog post without hearing why CE was so important, and how you were failing at it. I think we’ve completely killed candidate experience. Is there really anything left to say about it? It’s …