Company Culture – More Than A Custom T-Shirt and Flip-Flops…

Jason Pankow Culture, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Retention

Culture is a word you hear thrown around a lot.  Seems nowadays, everyone is talking about theirs. But, what does it mean to the average candidate, and how can we, as recruiters, work it to our benefit? Barry Phegan explains company culture essentially as interests, values and attitudes shared by employees to help them “work together in harmony.” But, to …

Internal Vs. External Talent – You’re Asking the Wrong Question….

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Retention, Succession Planning

Admit it, you’ve debated the issue at some point in your company.  Do you go outside for talent or do you grow it from within?  Related questions include the following: –How do we provide a career path for the employees within our company? -How can we hire externally when we require so much knowledge of our business to be successful? …

The Gay Experience and Your Employment/Recruiting Brand…

Jessica Lee Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Sourcing

The best question a candidate has ever asked me during an interview, hands down, was this: “I’m openly gay. How are gay employees treated here? And is the culture receptive to GLBT staff?” In the conservative corporate world of Washington, DC, a candidate asking this question showed some chutzpah in my book. Not because this was a difficult question to …

The 5 Worst Reasons To Quit Your Job…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Retention

I’ve been on the phone with many candidates over the last two weeks and have this conclusion – it’s amazing what people will tell you as a recruiter, if you have the moxie to frame the question in the right way and then S.H.U.T.U.P.   Seriously, stop talking.  You’re ruining the brutal honesty that is forthcoming, if you would only use …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …