VIDEO: SmashUps with Kyle Lagunas – The State of Talent Acquisition

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Kyle Lagunas, Research Manager/Emerging Trends Technologies – Talent Acquisition & Staffing Services at IDC.  Kyle uses …

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

John Hollon Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, John Hollon, Policies, Talent Strategy, Workplace Flexibilty

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let’s hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I’m thrilled anytime I can add a third day to a weekend, because as I learned a long-time ago when I worked a four-day week (yes, I worked four 10 hour days way back in …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Lars Schmidt – Thinking Like a Startup

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Dawn Burke, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below as Dawn Burke riffs with Lars Schmidt, founder of Amplify Talent, on her latest post where she explores her hypothesis that corporate recruiting functions have to think like a startup in order to truly thrive. No Scrubs is brought to you by the good folks at Jobvite – everything you need in a recruiting solution. …

To Be A Great Internal Recruiting Shop: Think Like A Startup

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Influence, Innovation, Job Market, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea”                                                         –Larry Page, Google co-founder A lot of folks I know in the HR space work on the corporate side. They …

(FOT Webinar!) Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Kris Dunn Employee Coaching, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Secret Sauce, Selection, Talent Strategy, Uncategorized

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you’d love to build a dominating team of individuals like the USA Olympic Swimming and Women’s Gymnastics teams. But how do you do it?  Executives and hiring managers tell you that the world of talent selection and …

Back-to-School with HR

Laurie Ruettimann Change, Change Management, Communication, Laurie Ruettimann, Talent Strategy

It’s the end of August, and many HR parents are dealing with the back-to-school blues. Not your blues. You’ve got your life on lockdown, and your kids have been ready for class since July. Instead, you’re dealing with colleagues and associates who act as if back-to-school is a new thing every year and cannot get their acts together. Matt in …

HR Tech is Child’s Play When You Talk to CyberSecurity Candidates

Matt Charney AsiaPac, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Science, Sourcing, Talent Strategy, Trench HR

So, we’re pulling up to #BSidesLV (after attending, I’m still not sure what the hell that means), and I’m about to swipe my card through the taxi meter when suddenly, the screen goes black. Suddenly, some Linux instance popped up (I know because it was written on the bottom of the screen), although I have no idea what the hell …

Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?

Kris Dunn Hiring Bias, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn, Performance, Talent Strategy

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy—hiring former jocks for sales positions.  He considered the approach broken due to the track record of the “usual suspects” his company hired for AE spots—former jocks—but outlined that the primary reason for the systematic …

Steve Boese, Matt Stollak and Kris Dunn Report From The NBA Summer League

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Sports, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

FOT had two writers in Las Vegas last weekend (Steve Boese and Kris Dunn) as well as a longtime friend (Matt Stollak) to cover the NBA Summer League. Together, they represent the majority of the 8-Man Rotation.  See the links below for their reports from Vegas: Steve Boese – 5 Quick Takes On Talent from the NBA Summer League Matt …

Dawn Burke Says All Your “Proactive” HR Talk is Garbage

Kris Dunn Dawn Burke, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

Says the Bard known as Dawn H. Burke: “I have yet to see a proactive strategy actually work within 6 weeks of implementing it.  Why? Because at the end of the day, human emotion doesn’t follow any typical or predictable pattern you can trend forward. Do financial markets follow trends, yes. Your competition, yes.  How people buy your product, yes. …