Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

Elizabeth Dickerson Candidate Pool, Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting 0 Comments

Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to the hiring manager—because why would you …

The Training Epidemic at Starbucks (1st World Problems Edition)…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Training and Development 0 Comments

Starbucks – it’s a great company. Examples: –Marketing – they made me pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee (check). –Employee Love – they hire well, and they take care of employees through things like full tuition aid (check). –Training – their Baristas know what they are doing, and… Wait a second. Can I go off on a rant …

Why Do We Need Artificial Intelligence In Talent Acquisition?

Tim Sackett A.I., Smashfly, Tim Sackett 6 Comments

Ahead of the HR Technology Conference, we are seeing a bunch of new releases about artificial intelligence products for talent acquisition. It’s not unlike every other year at HR Tech, companies love to launch their new stuff at the biggest events. For some reason, though, this A.I. stuff seems a bit different. When we look at any technology we have …

If Sitting By High Performers Is All It Takes To Improve, I Want To Sit By Tim Sackett

John Hollon John Hollon, Office Politics 4 Comments

These are the kinds of stories that drive me nuts. Back in August, The Wall Street Journal published an article with the headline Use Your Seat to Get Ahead at Work, but the REAL news came in the subhead — “Sitting next to a star improves your performance, research shows; finally, something to like about open offices.” Sorry, but in …

How Do You Want To Go Out?

Kathy Rapp Career Advice, Giving Notice, Kathy Rapp 2 Comments

I read an article recently called, “What your burial outfit says about you“.  Evidentially the phrase “bury me in this” on Twitter is a thing. Most of the tweets are selfies taken by 20-somethings nowhere near death, and feature slinky outfits you see at gyms or clubs (or so I’m told…). The article goes on to describe the shift in …

How to Build an Employer Brand Ambassadorship Program at Your Company

Kate Weimer Employment Branding and Culture, Kate Weimer 2 Comments

If it’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: there is no better resource to build your employer brand and show candidates what life is like in your company than the talent you currently have working for you. A few of the ways you can leverage this goldmine of a resource: Getting your talent on camera, talking about …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with John Hudson – A New Look At Old Recruiting Processes

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Recruiting, Video 1 Comment

This month on No Scrubs, host Dawn Burke welcome John Hudson to the show! John is an HR Business Partner with Slalom, providing internal HR support for midwest markets. Through the lens of online retailer Brandless, Dawn and John discuss what’s stale in the recruiting process and what can be improved by tapping into some of the same tactics that …

Just Stop Asking – Identity Theft Meets Your ATS

Steve Gifford ATS, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Steve Gifford 2 Comments

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 …

You’re 10 Years Too Late To Get Amazon. Maybe 30.

RJ Morris Business Development, Current Affairs, RJ Morris 2 Comments

Here was the press release intro: Amazon today announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America. Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. Then mayors and governors lost their ever loving minds.  $5B and 50k tech jobs. Sign me up. …

How Do You Tell Someone They Suck?

Tim Sackett HR (& Life!) Advice, Recruiting, Tim Sackett 3 Comments

Every Monday morning we have a recruiter meeting at HRU, the contract, technical staffing company I run. I get asked a lot, “What do you do?” Which makes me laugh because I feel like all I do is work. My real day job is running a staffing company (call me if you need help – 517-614-5014!) The purpose of the …