phone call

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 …

waiter accountability

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 …

limp bizkit lessons

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 …

sourcing recruiting

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. …

hiring managers

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 …

valentine's recruiting

What I Love About Recruiting – A Valentine’s Day Poem

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Tim Sackett

I got into recruiting because I wanted to help people. You gave me that recruiting. I stayed in recruiting because I wanted to buy a big house. You gave me that recruiting. I love recruiting not because it allows me to help people and buy big houses, I love recruiting because it connects me with people.   All kinds of …

diversity

True Diversity Can’t Be Achieved If You’re Still a School Pedigree Snob…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you’re sure to have your view of diversity widened.  The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification, and while many diversity initiatives focus on opportunity for protected class candidates, differences that exist outside of that definition are important as well. If the true business goal of diversity is to …

PODCAST: Turning the Tables: Recruiting Recruiters feat. Jay Kuhns

Tim Sackett Podcast, Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Udacity

Your recruiting team is headed into vast, uncharted territory. It’s great for business, but might be too much for your team, as is, to handle. What’s a leader to do? On this episode of The New School Podcast, brought to you by Udacity, host Tim Sackett and his guest Jay Kuhns dig into ways to quickly and effectively bulk up …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – A Call To Arms For Recruiters

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below, featuring host Dawn Burke and her guest Tim Sackett, Fistful of Talent contributor and President at HRU Technical Resources. They’re throwing back to the Beastie Boys (or Colonel Sanders—whichever resonates more with you) to talk about how you can making recruiting finger lickin’ good. No Scrubs is brought to you by the good folks at …

Secret Recipe For Great Hiring: Make Leaders Finger Lickin’ Good, Y’all

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Leadership, Recruiting

“Just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet.” —Beastie Boys, Finger Lickin’ Good. Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you make your recruiting efforts sky-rocket? Let your hiring managers run the show. Wait WHHHAAAT? Yeah, that scared me too. But it shouldn’t scare us because it is intuitive. Here are …