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VIDEO: SmashUps with Mervyn Dinnen – Recruiting Tips for Finding “Exceptional Talent”

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett 0 Comments

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett is joined by special guest Mervyn Dinnen, author of Exceptional Talent. Their conversation is coming to you from an in-person session at the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference, so it’s only appropriate that they cover a wide range of topics that are pertinent to recruiters. Mervyn shares some insights that are covered in his book, including …

Are You Ready for Generation Alpha?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Corporate America, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Executive Search, Generations, HR, Onboarding, Paul Hebert, Recruiting 1 Comment

Boomers? Buh bye. Gen X? Gone – checking their 401K balances and investing in long-term nursing care options. Millennials? Busy packing participation trophies in their second rental locker and googling “where to get botox for my butt?” Gen Z (or C)? Heads down, checking Snapchat to block their Gen Y parents (yeah Gen Y and Millennials ARE that freaking old! …

3 Ingredients Needed for New Manager Success

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Recruiting 2 Comments

Howdy folks, welcome to Texas, home of the folksy colloquialism. In today’s edition, we learn how to make chicken salad! No, no, not the delectable combination of poultry and love scooped on your plate at Corner Bakery. I’m talking about doing the impossible – making chicken salad out of chicken-feathers (this is the SFW version.) This comes to mind whenever college …

Determining Work “Fit”—Is It A God Complex?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Recruiting, Talent Strategy 3 Comments

Glory BE! The concept of “fit” is an awesome thing. The word “fit” can be used in so many ways: (Adjective) Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose. Example: That new drug is fit for FDA standards. (Verb) Be of the right shape and size for. Example: That dress still fits me! (Noun) The particular …

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting 7 Comments

Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due to the client’s preferred specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because…they’re not going to get the job, so why waste …

3 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Storytelling

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Recruiting 1 Comment

Being a great storyteller alone isn’t going to make you a great recruiter, but it’s definitely a differentiating factor between good and great. When looking at the parallels between high performing Recruiters and high performing Sales Professionals, the ability to successfully deliver a high-impact story is identical. I’m aware that the debate between sales and recruiting is a bit touchy. …

There Is No Such Thing As “Overqualified”

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Mark Fogel, Recruiting

I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term in HR. More than “Engagement” or “Rigor” or “Agility”, and certainly near the historic “Seat at the Table” …

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

Elizabeth Dickerson Candidate Pool, Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting

Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to the hiring manager—because why would you …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with John Hudson – A New Look At Old Recruiting Processes

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Recruiting, Video

This month on No Scrubs, host Dawn Burke welcome John Hudson to the show! John is an HR Business Partner with Slalom, providing internal HR support for midwest markets. Through the lens of online retailer Brandless, Dawn and John discuss what’s stale in the recruiting process and what can be improved by tapping into some of the same tactics that …