FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers…

Kris Dunn Employment Branding and Culture, Kris Dunn

That’s right, I said it. Whether we can afford to build it or not at our company, we focus on thinking about the office layout and how tricked up we can make it look because we don’t have the guts to build great managers of people. Keyword:  Employer of Choice. What’s employer of choice mean?  Lots of things to lots …

Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Guest: Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

Spice It Up: Attract Better Candidates With Your LinkedIn Profile

Elizabeth Dickerson Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Uncategorized

Do you like cheese dip? I like cheese dip. Actually, Liz loves cheese dip—specifically with jalapeños. Why? Because I don’t like boring, and neither do top-tier candidates who are looking to take their career up a few notches. They like it hot. By “hot” I mean candidates look for the following when they’re researching your company: Souped up social media accounts that are active daily …

What Is the Next HR Phase?

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert

This is a post that asks a simple question. What will the next phase of HR be? Right now we’re in the “Engagement” phase. Everyone is focused on employee engagement as the panacea for corporate performance. We’ve been through a few phases over the years and I’m feeling that itch on my left ear means “the times they are a-changing.” …

Recruitment Marketing for Idiots

Tim Sackett Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

More and more I’m seeing that talent acquisition is quickly changing from acquiring talent to ‘attracting’ talent! I have yet to see any corporate TA shops make the name change and start calling themselves the Talent Attraction Department, but it won’t be long. This change is happening because of Recruitment Marketing. As an organization, we can longer just sit back and …

Deconstructed Employee Engagement

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard about “deconstructed” recipes. I’m not a foodie. I’m more a “fooder” – which is the county fair/midway version of a foodie. Deep fry it, dip it in mayonnaise and it will be in my go-to recipe file on evernote. But, for those of you like me who’ve spent time in Rio Linda, you …

Talent Acquisition Is The Only HR Function That Matters

Dawn Burke candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Uncategorized

Sorda. I’m a generalist. I’m a grinder. I’m a leader. As a generalist at heart I do it all. Many of you do as well. So when I’m asked what is the most important function under the HR umbrella, I take a deep breath. I mean, picking the most important HR function is like: Saying your oldest child is the …

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the …

Why Employer Branding Is BS

Matt Charney Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Matt Charney, Recruitment Marketing

I’ve sat on the sidelines and watched “employer brand” turn from some meaningless buzzword and amorphous, largely theoretical construct into something of a cottage industry. I have no problem with this, of course – those who can’t do, recruit, and those who can’t recruit run employer Instagram accounts and branded Twitter chats. Which is cool, but as more practitioners hitch …

Innovation Requires Touch

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, John Whitaker

Fancy yourself a recruiting innovator? Probably so if you’re stopping by a site like FOT, where the lunatic fringe is in full bloom. So many evolutionary thinkers here and so many great ideas, it’s easy to start feeling like you can change the world. And you’re convinced you’ve got the opportunity to make things happen for your employer. You hear leadership …