Candidate Experience Is Not A Product

Fun fact: I own the trademark on the “slogan” (their term) candidate experience in the United States. I’m pretty sure that it’s unenforceable, but I’ve got the paperwork to prove… Get the Rest


Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” - Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question,


How To Leverage Human-Centered Design In Your Employment Brand Strategy

I learned the back-story on LinkedIn Pulse today from the leader of an Innovation Lab I’m participating in. I didn’t fact-check, so here’s my historically accurate version of


The 5 Best Cultural Fit Scenes from Hollywood…

Cultural fit. You know it's real, but you hate it when a hiring manager who is an absolute dufus goes with the most general feedback possible: "I just didn't

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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


5 Things You Should Know This Week

Welcome back to another great week with FOT! Check out these 5 articles to get your Monday started right: 1. Millennials Who Are Thriving Financially Have One Thing in Common: These,


Offer Declined: What To Make Of Candidates Turning You Down

The National Basketball Association’s player free agency period opened on July 1st, (this is the first day that players with expired contracts can enter into new contract negotiations


Employee Resigns: Walk Them Out the Door Or Let Them Work a Notice?

Editor's Note: We're pulling from the vault today, and sharing a "Best Of" post from FOT history--a post that we think stands the test of time and is

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You Don’t Know A-Players From Your A-Hole

Lots of buzzwords out there in the new, fast, bold, dynamic, disruptive world of human resources. The one buzzword that's been around for many years? A-players. As in, "I need


How Fast Is Too Fast?

Have you ever stopped to think that maybe technology is pushing our hiring process too fast? We all have a natural cadence to how we do things.  Imagine going