Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, FOT Reads, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with …

Let’s Make The Applicant Tracking System Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Kelly Dingee HR Tech, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Are you using your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Certainly for tracking candidates.  But do you aggressively mine it? It’s “the thing” almost every sourcing and recruiting speaker, blogger, and pontificator—including myself—tells you to do these days. And we recommend you do it first, or at least in tandem, with external searches. And we know you do search your ATS. And …

Swipe Right: The Most Attractive Job Titles According to Tinder

Holland Dombeck McCue Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Tinder—the wildly popular dating app—rolled out the ability to add job titles and education to user profiles last November, layering another data point onto their algorithm to help serve up potential love matches to subscribers. Well, the initial results are in, and Tinder has released a list of the jobs that users are swiping right on (aka expressing interest in) …

The Only Skill That Really Matters for Recruiting & Sourcing

Matt Charney Driving Productivity, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Sourcing

While there’s been some slight advances in the tools and technologies available for finding top talent, even the most advanced systems are simply automating what the most effective sourcers and recruiters have always done and will always do, because you don’t need a matching algorithm, machine learning or even any professional certification or credentials to be a kick-ass sourcing pro. …

The HR Technology Nightmare That’s Keeping You Up At Night…

Jessica Lee HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Jessica Lee, Leadership

I saw a post on FB the other week for the venerable Gerry Crispin that gave me the shivers because it hit way too close to home. He shared the experience a friend of his in a Fortune 50 company went through when an external candidate contacted them and requested to be “unsubscribed.” So what happened next? They… Manually deleted him from their …

Recruiting Technology Company You’ve Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don’t Care About

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, FOT Reads, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, in the news, Matt Charney

TALENT, OREGON – December 8, 2015 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.   This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience for any clients who …

HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Conferences, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the people technology space. The conference itself is quite a production—it’s enormous in all senses of the word, and it attracts some fantastic people and speakers (isn’t Marcus Buckingham great??). But …

HR Tech on TV

Steve Boese Communication, HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Television

With the proliferation over the last 15 years or so of TV networks followed more recently by satellite radio channels and online streaming services for both video and audio content (like Hulu or Spotify), there has been a commensurate increase in the amount and availability of advertisements. After all, just about all forms of “free” content we consume are ad-supported. With …

6 Things I Learned From The #HRTechConf 2015

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Technology, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I spent a few days this past week at the HR Tech Conference 2015.  Friend of FOT, Steve Boese, is the Chairman of the HR Tech Conference, and he put on a great show—it just seems to get better every single year.  The expo hall is insane.  The sessions are strong. The first ever HR Tech Hackathon was incredible and …