Farmer Wants a Wife – But These Girls Have “Retention Issue” Written All Over Them…

Maren Hogan Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Retention

Oh yeah, admit it, you knew the chick from Omaha would be writing this one. Have you seen the promos for this particular show? It’s called “Farmer wants a Wife“. Premise? Hundreds (okay tens) of glam pixies with very trim thighs don cowboy boots and chase chickens in an attempt to show an “old fashioned hunk farmer” that they are …

Candidates Who Flame Former Co-Workers…Never a Good Idea!

michaelwolfe Candidate Pool, Michael Wolfe, Recruiting

Disclaimer: I have changed the names to protect the innocent in this scenario. As you’ll see and read below, the only innocent ones who deserve protection are “former co-worker”, “manager”, and “third party” – the “candidate” doesn’t deserve protection, but he’ll get it anyway. Here’s the scenario. “Candidate” applies for a job at “Company XYZ” while still employed at “Company …

The “Secret Sauce” of Your Search Process Isn’t a Suit That Costs 1K…

timtolan Interviewing, Recruiting, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

Managing a successful search assignment as a Third Party Recruiter (hint – if you treat your internal recruiting role as a business, these apply to you as well) has many components that all lead to the same finish line. Right?  Well… let’s walk through it for a moment – shall we? 1.  First, there is the ever important search acquisition/business …

Why External Recruiters Have a Reputation Problem….

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Total Rewards, Working With Recruiters

This kid wants to intern for Seth Godin.  To heck with that, I want to intern for Harry Joiner… The Marketing Headhunter speaks the truth: "Do recruiters have a bad reputation?  In my experience, "YES" — and one of the main  reasons is that the contingency recruiting business pays recruiters $1,000-2,000/month draw versus straight commission.  That’s a run rate of …

Here Are Our Candidates For An Open HR Spot – Who Would You Pick?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

We’re filling a HR Coordinator spot on our team to handle a good bit of the transactional load for the department.  Interesting selection, we really didn’t have anyone in our networks, so of course we posted it to all the normal boards – Monster, local SHRM organization. As a result, we got hit with 150-200 applicants.  It’s a direct report …

Social Media 101: Managing Your Digital Footprint in the Recruiting Game….

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

With the advent of social media (okay, so we’re passed the actual advent, but with the exception of the TechCrunch founder NOT reading this, we can all agree that we’re just heading into the social media scene), recruiting and HR are taking some exciting turns. It’s like an adventure that we never quite figure out, except in hindsight. And while …