the gambler

The Kenny Rogers of Hiring Managers

I feel for you, Talent Pro. The labor market is tight, executive expectations are high, yet through it all, you’ve built out a well-respected and high functioning recruiting organization within… Get the Rest

tricky

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

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

stupid question

Another Example of Why Interviews Usually Stink

Humans are fragile and unpredictable creatures… and, in our companies, we put them in charge of hiring other fragile and unpredictable creatures. Adding someone to your team can

who-am-i

RANT: Can we please retire “Tell me about yourself…”?

I hopped on a panel yesterday with the fine folks over at Recruiting Blogs and Lever where we covered the ‘ins and outs’ of improving interviewing internally through

fling

How To Tell If Your Job Candidate Is Only Looking For A Fling

I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t write an “HR” blog---I write a relationship advice column. I’ve helped you recognize when you’re in a rebound situation,

hiring manager

The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do

trumped

How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Yes, I'm proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete

worst recruiting job

The Worst Recruiting Job

I worked for a few clients early in my career who “just wanted a body.” In their minds, anyone was better than no one.  Bad breath better than

two-weevils-hardball

Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

"Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?" "Give me 5 minutes---let me look over her résumé again." Looking at this candidate's background, it's clear that I better

rebound

5 Signs Your New Hire Is Using You As A Rebound Job

Okay, how many of you out there have ever been in a rebound relationship? And by rebound I mean someone else was using you as their rebound. Come