Defining Talent Management – Time to Make the Donuts….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Probably one of the biggest things to get our head around at Fistful of Talent is the whole definition thing.  After all, talent management has all the underpinnings for inclusion in buzzword bingo.  With that in mind, what the h#*l does it actually mean? For me, the definition of talent management is pretty simple at a top level.  It starts …

Semantics, Monikers and Confusion… Just Sell the Freaking Popsicles, People!!!

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Leadership, Maren Hogan

As in LOTS of other fields, title inflation and semantics reign in HR. Actually, there are some (and you know who you are) that would rail against a recruiting firm even attempting to bandy the term HR about, but I digress. Talent Management, Human Capital, Recruiting, Headhunting, Employee Relations, Onboarding. And on and on we go. Our spellcheckers can’t even …

Social Networking In Recruiting? I Wouldn’t Say I’ve Been Missing It, Bob…

Christine LeLaucheur Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Are social networking sites the miracle elixir to your recruitment woes?  I’m not buying it and neither should you …until you’ve done your research.  I’m a Facebook user and a recruiter.  If I’m lukewarm on the hype surrounding it, you should be too. Trying to keep track of all of the social networking sites popping up can be as tough …

The Price to Interview Me Via NotchUp Just Increased $1 With Your Clickthrough….

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

There’s a new toy in town promising a solution to the looming talent shortage apocalypse! Recently launched NotchUp.com’s concept involves superstar candidates posting their profiles, setting a price that they would be willing to interview for new opportunities, and employers/recruiters lining up to pay money just to talk with them.  Clearly a sign of the end times, our celebrity obsessed …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …

Baby Boomers Are Exiting Stage Left – Is that Good or Bad?

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Generations, Recruiting, Succession Planning, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

As a partner in an executive search firm, I’m constantly marketing our services to acquire new clients across the U.S.  That’s just part of what I do… Recently, we created a new detailed practice brochure, highlighting all of our services, and sent our new material to CEO’s in our market niche – healthcare IT.  A few days later, I received …