Kicking It Old School

Guest: Ed Baldwin Change, Ed Baldwin, Recruiting

There is an email that occasionally makes the circuit in the HR community.  The content of this email is an amusing excerpt from a 1940’s transportation magazine article entitled Guide to Hiring Women. The point of this forwarded email isn’t about how atrocious the recruiting practices of women were in the 1940’s, but rather to challenge its readers (recruiters, HR …

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Healthcare Recruiting Is Getting Ready to Fall Off a Cliff!

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

It seems like Healthcare recruiting has been in trouble forever. The great recession helped us forget about it for a long while, but as unemployment numbers continue to drop to historic lows, healthcare recruiting is becoming a full-blown crisis! Check out some of these numbers from a recent SmashFly study: 439,000 new nursing jobs will be created by 2024 700,000 …

5 Simple Strategies To Stop Sucking At Sourcing

Matt Charney Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Sourcing is one of those skill sets that you continue to use even after you leave recruiting–and just as relevant if your new job, like mine, involves generating marketing-qualified leads. I’ve used dozens of Chrome extensions, CRM and ATS plug-ins, and I’ve experimented with pretty much every social network or search engine over the past decade or so. At the …

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Outmatch, Recruiting, RJ Morris

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese’s HR Technology. Steve and I both enjoy making HR data sexy (my phrase, certainly not his, and one that he will likely hate), and there is nothing more sexy than the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, …

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First In, First Out: Why Recruiters Need To Bear Down In A Bull Market

Matt Charney Current Affairs, Matt Charney, Recruiting

If talent acquisition is a leading economic indicator (and since job growth certainly is, one could argue so too is the state of our profession, by extension), then it seems like the good times in recruiting will continue for the foreseeable future. Despite widespread economic uncertainty and political upheaval, unemployment remains at historic lows, and hiring demand almost unilaterally outstrips …

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On the Phone Again…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I am on the phone again…talking to people. IRL. Shocking I know. 18 years of being tucked away, often called “secret weapon” or “best kept secret” (laugh hysterically here), sourcing my heart out and NOT talking to candidates. Talking to hiring managers on a limited, very limited basis. I think my favorite moment was working for a Telecom company where …

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3 Things Great Recruiters (and Waiters) Never Say

John Whitaker Coaching, John Whitaker, Recruiting

Waiting tables got me through college, being a recruiter got me through my early years in Human Resources. I was much better at one than the other, which is why I’m not greeting you at your local Chili’s, but a few years serving Monte Cristos served me well preparing for my post-college career. I learned a ton of skills that …

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Lessons in Leadership from Limp Bizkit

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Recruiting

It’s all about the he says she says bulls**t I think you better quit Lettin’ sh*t slip Or you’ll be leaving with a fat lip -Fred Durst I’m Generation X.  If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. A couple of years ago I was rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia …

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How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

We suck as talent acquisition leaders. We suck because we don’t share with each other all of our failures! One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. It’s still one of the hottest topics in recruiting process! Yes, we definitely need sourcing! Now more than ever. …

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

If you’re like me, you’ve routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I’m on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. The more you let the interviewer talk – even encourage her to talk (that’s …