Ugly Candidates – First Impressions Rob You of Objectivity…

Kris Dunn Interviewing, Kris Dunn

Ugly is subjective.  Somewhere in the big database in the sky is an indexed ranking of how attractive we all are compared to each other.   Unfortunately, you aren’t a subscriber to that database.  You (whether as a recruiter, HR pro, hiring manager or candidate) have to rely on the subjective ability of people to separate what matters (knowledge, skills and …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …

Cutting the B.S. and Figuring out Candidates with 1 Question….

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn

I was digging around Maren Hogan’s Blog (gotta do research on the kids who are going to post on Fistful) and found her linking to a 2004 article by Lou Adler on the "one question interview". My first question was "what’s Maren doing kicking around Lou Adler’s site all the way back to 2004?" I pictured a Lou bobble-head doll …