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It’s College Graduation Season

Mark Fogel College Recruiting, Mark Fogel, Pop Culture

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the 1960s. I know many of you were not even born yet or have any idea about this time piece movie. Nor do most of you draw a connection between this movie …

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That College Degree is Almost Meaningless When It Comes to Job Readiness

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Udacity

In 2014, Gallup did a survey basically asking business leaders and Chief Academic Officers of higher education institution one question: “Do you believe academic programs are preparing graduates for jobs?”  Here are the results: We could probably guess the outcome, right!? Now, the higher education folks, understandably, get a little worked up over stuff like this. Many in higher ed …

Degrees Measure Resilience In Employment… And That’s Why We Require Them.

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, employee experience, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn

Do you have to have a degree to get hired at your company? Maybe. Do you need a degree to be one of the best in any company? Hell no.  That’s probably why Ernst and Young decided to drop the degree requirement recently. Then why do we require degrees? I think for the most part we’ve progressed past the point …

Most Talent Pros Cannot Run a Cool GE Brand Campaign

RJ Morris College Recruiting, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris

The alternate title would be: “The Poor HR Pro’s Guide to Figuring Out Employment Brand.” GE’s recent brilliant branding effort centered around “What’s wrong with Owen” is, I believe, getting a bunch of well-deserved press.  Cynics will say that they could also generate brilliance with GE’s gagillion dollar recruiting budget. Maybe, maybe not. But what about the reader of FOT …

We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world who talked about attending sessions about executive compensation, defined benefit pension plans, and social media. You know who I didn’t meet? Talent acquisition professionals under the age of thirty. There’s a quirky …

People With High Standards (Like Jim Harbaugh) Wear People Out

Tim Sackett Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change Management, Coaching, College Recruiting, Digital Interviewing, FOT Reads, Games, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett

FOT Note:  We here at FOT like to think we get talent and HR at a different level. At the very least, we are probably going to have a different take than the norm.  That’s why we recently onboarded HireVue as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction …

In Defense Of My Alma Mater (Sub: A Quick Rant About FSU)

Holland Dombeck McCue Coaching, College Recruiting, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Holland Dombeck, HR & Sports, in the news, Performance, Sports

I’m a proud alumna of The Florida State University and have taken a lot of heat lately about it. I have taken heat in the grocery store, at the gym, on social media and even in the office. It seems that everyone has an opinion about the infamous Jameis Winston and the Florida State “Criminoles,” and they’re falling over themselves …

Interns and Why They’re Awesome

Jason Pankow College Recruiting, Innovation, Jason Pankow, Job Market, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

It’s summertime!  That means it’s time for college students around the country to decide if they are going to take that class trip to Mazatlán or head out into the real world to find themselves a summer internship. Our intern program is currently underway.  My company has a tremendous intern program that teaches while giving highly valuable practical experience.  We also …

Liars Should Always Be Fired

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, HR & Sports, Resumes

It happened again last week. A college coach, who was having great success, tried to move on to bigger and better things, only to have it discovered he had lied on his resume. The details don’t even matter. We’ve seen this movie many times before. Small school coach does great, beats big schools, big schools come calling with giant offers …

7 reasons I Love Recruiting!

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Good HR, HR, Love, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

Hi, my name is Tim Sackett, and I love recruiting.  Yes, it is considered an illness by many (Hi, SHRM ladies!).  Yes, I’m probably addicted.  So, for this Valentines Day, I wanted to give you guys all the reasons I love recruiting.  The business my mother taught me when I was a child, sitting on her bed watching TV on …