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Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know that there… Get the Rest

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese's HR Technology. Steve and I

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True Diversity Can’t Be Achieved If You’re Still a School Pedigree Snob…

Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you're sure to have your view of diversity widened.  The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification,

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Charlie Judy – Discriminating Against Boring People

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below as Dawn Burke and her guest Charlie Judy, founder of WorkXO, dig in on her blog post, Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Yes.

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. "What do you mean, RJ?  I

VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce

If you don't like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There's a lot of companies across America that struggle

New School Podcast: Kerri Mills from Indeed on Getting Candidates to Respond To You

On the latest edition of The New School Podcast: Have trouble getting candidates to respond to you? Maybe it's time to rethink your approach. On this episode of The

See How Real IT Pros Respond to Actual Recruiter Emails

One of the hottest debates amongst Recruiters in both corporate and agency is what email communication is the best to send to a candidate to get a positive

Recruiting Harder vs. Recruiting Smarter

I had a boss who used to love coming in and giving the generic management direction of “we need to work smarter, not harder”! Thanks, Einstein. Now, are you

4 Ways That I Can Tell If Someone I’m Interviewing Has Passion About the Job

You want candidates who are passionate about what they do for a living, don’t you? Of course, you do. But passion for a profession is tough to get a