I’m Gonna Make You An Employment Offer You Can’t Refuse

Michael Homula Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Making Offers, Michael Homula, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Everything you need to know about making offers you can learn from The Godfather.  Yeah, I know that is a loose reference to the chick flick You’ve Got Mail, but I am man enough to admit that I dig that movie and other chick flicks like Serendipity and Say Anything.  I digress. Recently, my esteemed colleague – errr – partner …

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 …

New Recruiting Campaign – Keyword “Google Killer”….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Kris Dunn, Sourcing

WOW – I love it when a company is in a competitive situation, and lets it all hang out, even with something as image restricted as the recruiting process. What’s gotten me thinking about this?  This freaking cool ad from the Euros within Microsoft, as reported from Valleywag: "After more than a decade of trans-Atlantic antitrust scrutiny, one would think …

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 …