There Has To Be A Better Way To Do VMS!

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

Okay, I run a staffing contract IT and engineering staffing firm. Part of our business is making placements with clients who use a VMS (vendor managed service). It’s a highly growing field, for a number of very legitimate reasons.  A VMS is basically a middle man in between the staffing companies that support your company and you. The theoretical concept about …

The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Web/Tech

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I’m on record saying that company culture is a myth, which means it’s tough to be excited about statistically invalid survey models and sketchy employer branding software. But one of my goals for 2015 is to be less …

Next Gen Headhunting – Hired.com

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Job Market, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

If you haven’t read anything about Hired.com and you’re in Talent Acquisition, consider yourself to be living under a rock! Check out what others are saying here, here and here. Hired.com is a third-party type recruiting play that started in San Francisco in 2012 and has involved quickly into one of the hottest recruiting companies in the U.S.  The founders, Matt …

Employer Branding: Hire a damn professional.

Holland Dombeck McCue Business Development, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Holland Dombeck

A quick Google search on employment branding generates over 2.8M results that can more or less be lumped into three groups: HR pundits, thought leaders if you will, griping about the exhaustion of the topic. Blogs, whitepapers and landing pages from vendors and agencies trying to get a slice. Forums with questions from practitioners still really just not sure where …

5 Secrets From LinkedIn’s Recruiter Certification Test

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Don't Feed the Vendors, FOTNation, Influence, Kris Dunn, Profiles, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

A few weeks back, LinkedIn (LI) made a big splash at their annual Talent Connect conference when they launched their new LinkedIn Recruiter Certification. Immediately, everyone in the recruiting industry wanted to know what this “certification” was.  The high interest comes from the huge void in the recruiting industry for a legitimate certification that rivals HRCI’s PHR, SPHR and GPHR …

The Future of Recruiting Tools

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employee Referrals, Good HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

What tools are you currently using to find candidates? -Resume databases – probably 90% of recruiters (internal and external). -LinkedIn – probably 75% of recruiters with professional type openings. -Facebook – probably 15% of recruiters (this will change quickly – agency recruiting folks are already heavily involved in Facebook search). -Google Boolean searching – 5% or so – we in …

Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Good HR, Meredith Soleau, SHRM

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to talk about the bad ones and piss off about half of the speaking circuit. Motivational Speakers? Are Stupid. Nothing makes me more upset than spending $800 to attend a two day …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

DON’T FEED THE VENDORS: Interpreting “Social” Data: Making Social Recruiting Smarter

steveduque Don't Feed the Vendors, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Steven Dugue

Making sense of the endless stream of updates from your social media connections can be a headache. Thankfully, new tools are emerging to take the heavy lifting out of interpreting social media data as valuable business intelligence.

Recruiters! LinkedIn Hates You!

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Media, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

I’m sure, like many of you Recruiters who use LinkedIn, you’ve probably been contacted in the last 12 months about one of their “Recruiter” Products. They have two: 1. For Corporate Recruiters – called “Recruiter”, what they call their “sourcing product”. This product gives corporate recruiters full access to see every single LinkedIn member’s information, regardless if you are connected …