Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy 4 Comments

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Social Media 10 Comments

About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid. But yes, I took the wheel as the official Glassdoor voice …

HR’s New Motto: “Memento te Esse Iniuriam”

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert 2 Comments

 “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller 1986 That infamous line is now 32 years old. And it has never been more true than it is today (more true? I guess in today’s reality there are gradations of true so it works.) Everything moves fast. I …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Rob Kelly – What’s In An ATS?

Tim Sackett ATS, Smashfly, Tim Sackett 2 Comments

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett chews the HR fat with Rob Kelly, co-founder and CEO of Ongig, a company whose mission it is “to make job ads awesome”. Every year, Ongig puts together a report of the top applicant tracking systems, looking at market share, growth and other factors. You can check out the most recent report here, and listen …

What We Need Now In HR….A Better Employment Verification System

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting 8 Comments

I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate.  Are they really going to supply a bad reference? I don’t think they will. I know I won’t.  I have one employer in my entire 24 year history of HR-related work that was super pissed …

4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, HR 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to leave, know what I’m sayin’?) Shocked or not, I’m sure you wonder why such a gem of a team member is leaving you in the dust. There must be a reason, right? I’m a big believer …

Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders 

RJ Morris Employee Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris, Talent Management 1 Comment

The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies.  A big chair means running a unit or a division – your titles might be different, but I mean someone who is the Top Dog in a significant part of your operation.  Someone who can lead a …

Why Is PTO Still A Damn Nightmare?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, PTO 3 Comments

Vincent Price would LOVE our sick and vacation policies… If the C-Suite is still pushing back on keeping archaic vacation and sick programs, you need to quit that organization. Pronto.  Seriously, great HR pros, you need to contemplate quitting organizations that won’t change.  Let’s create a supply-and-demand revolution. I have the privilege of attending a great HR executive networking group.  …

How Google for Jobs is Breaking Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Pet Peeve

Tim Sackett Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett 4 Comments

Okay, Google for Jobs in changing the world!!! We can all lose our minds now and freak out! You’ve probably already seen a huge shift in your applicant traffic. I’ve spoken to some corporate talent acquisition leaders that are seeing up to a 60% shift in applicant traffic because of Google for Jobs. Most of the traffic loss is coming …

The Movie “Clerks” Proves The Innovators Are The Ones With Great Careers

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Talent Strategy 1 Comment

We’ve said it in this space before. Follow along from home or the office: –Great performers/talent see the world differently than others… –Exceeds performance should be reserved for the game changers… –Innovators do unexpected things others think are crazy… I know, you’ve heard it before. If you’re a top performer, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living – …