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 …

Best Practices in Internship Programs – Cosmo Kramer…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Sourcing

As a general rule, internships aren’t my strongest area.  I’m a HR person at a software firm, before that a field HR generalist (manager, director and VP level) with a couple of Fortune 500 entities.  Lots to do in all the jobs and even though internships have value, they never got the priority I would have liked to place on …

Danny, The World Needs Ditch-Diggers Too…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Sourcing

To quote Austin Powers, I’m a man, baby… As a guy, quoting movies is part of who I am… And I can work it into a HR/Talent blog entry… From Caddyshack: Judge Smails: The man is a menace! Cut that off! Music is a violation of our personal privacy! He’s breaking the law! Danny: I’ve always been fascinated with the …

Talent Watch – Best Available Athlete

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing

I have a recurring talent conversation with 3-4 colleagues I really like talking to – and it involves hiring generalists vs. specialists.  Simply put, once you get away from some very specialized positions in your company, are you open to finding the smartest available person to take the challenge you have or are you forever trying to match an overly …