Just Stop Asking – Identity Theft Meets Your ATS

Steve Gifford ATS, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Steve Gifford

Does anyone want to be Equifax right now? Home Depot? The Office of Personnel Management? Or anyone else involved in identity theft news stories? No? Then fix your applicant tracking system. I wasn’t as successful as FOT Alumna Meredith Soleau at running my own business, so I’ve been applying to jobs again recently. Lots of jobs. And holy cow, the process …

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 …

The Lost Opportunity Of Using Assessments Post-Hire (Training Exercise for Managers)

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning and Development, Meridian

As HR/Talent/Recruiting pros, we are always looking for a new tool or technique to give us the edge.  Some of us love it when those solutions are delivered via technology, which in 2016 is the rule rather than the exception.  Some of us drag behind in the adoption of the tools we purchase ourselves – to say nothing of the …

Let’s Get Back to “Old School” HR in 2017

Mark Fogel HR Technology, Mark Fogel, Old School

It’s time for HR folks to step back from their reliance on Technology and go “Old School.” Recently, Bill Belichick, the head coach of the NFL New England Patriots, announced he was ditching the use of a Microsoft Tablet on the sidelines and going back to his old system of still pictures  to make in-game decisions. He was going back …

Is Pointing out a Problem More Valuable Than Fixing it? Asking for a Friend…

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

A lot is written on employee engagement. Probably too much. Check that. Not probably, actually. As an HR pro and someone your company probably relies on for engagement ideas, I know you struggle. I know that even though most engagement problems exist in the three feet of air between an employee and their manager, you are still the one responsible …

Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Yes. Yes I Can.

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Employment Law, HR Technology, Influence, Interviewing, Recruiting, Video Interviewing

If you haven’t heard, video killed not only the radio star, but also the resume. The resume isn’t dead yet, but the video interview is a naughty vixen pulling the hiring manager’s attention away from traditional resumes. Video is the Blanche DuBois to the resume’s Stella Kawolski. Stella gets the job done, but Blanche kicks things up a whole ‘nuther …

Recruiting Harder vs. Recruiting Smarter

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Job Market, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett

I had a boss who used to love coming in and giving the generic management direction of “we need to work smarter, not harder”! Thanks, Einstein. Now, are you willing to tell us what the heck that actually means!? In the recruiting game today, I know recruiters are being told this. As average days to fill continue to rise because the job market …

Real Life Recruiting From The Trenches: What Keeps Us Up At Night

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

You read a lot about talent acquisition (that’s what fancy people call recruiting) from consultants, agencies and analysts paid to attend conferences. Who don’t you hear from? Corporate Recruiters. Corporate recruiters, in the trenches everyday, knocking it out for companies everywhere. Not for commission (in some cases), but for the love of the company. For the love of connecting. For …

Have You Heard of Unit Testing in HR?

Laurie Ruettimann Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Laurie Ruettimann

I have a friend named Shane Gray. He’s awesome. I’m not a technical person, but he introduced me to the concept of unit testing. Do you know anything about it? Building software is like cooking a beef stew. Let’s take Instagram, for example. It looks like a simple app, but it has subtle and not-so-subtle ingredients from other pantries called …

Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle

Michael Carden Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Giving Notice, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology

No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the table, face down, slowly vibrating its way towards my lap. As it breached the edge the lit screen suddenly caught my eye in the darkness of the bistro, broke through …