Your Employees Lie to You…

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Retention

An entire industry exists to help you survey your employees and find out what they want and need to be productive, positive, contributing members of your organization.  Unfortunately, too often, the results of these surveys will steer you down blind alleys and hurt your engagement efforts. People generally say what they expect their audience wants to hear.  Employees are no …

Meet Kelly Dingee – Covering Candidate Sourcing for Fistful of Talent…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee

Kelly Dingee is a Technical Writer/Sourcing Researcher for AIRS. Prior to joining AIRS, her experience includes sourcing for Thales Communications, Inc., and Internet recruitment for Acterna (now known as JDSU).  No truth to the rumor that she has a side business to help you push your resume to the top of Google search results… See Kelly’s Riffs and Rants on …

Running List of Fistful Posts Featured at Workforce….

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JUNE Hey Rockstar Candidate – If You Want The Job, Ask For It!!! Can You Hire Your Next Star Using Twitter and Blogs, But No Resume? 3 Ways to Determine If Living In Your Mom’s Basement is Sad or Temporary… The Lazy Recruiter’s Guide To LinkedIn 3 Stereotypes Gen Y Can Use to Manage Gen X and Boomers… Lil’ Kim …

The Gay Experience and Your Employment/Recruiting Brand…

Jessica Lee Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Sourcing

The best question a candidate has ever asked me during an interview, hands down, was this: “I’m openly gay. How are gay employees treated here? And is the culture receptive to GLBT staff?” In the conservative corporate world of Washington, DC, a candidate asking this question showed some chutzpah in my book. Not because this was a difficult question to …

Internal Vs. External Talent – You’re Asking the Wrong Question….

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Retention, Succession Planning

Admit it, you’ve debated the issue at some point in your company.  Do you go outside for talent or do you grow it from within?  Related questions include the following: –How do we provide a career path for the employees within our company? -How can we hire externally when we require so much knowledge of our business to be successful? …

Looking For Talent? Always Look Outside Your Company…

timtolan Candidate Pool, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Are you interested in always promoting from within? Many companies are religious about this age old practice. I don’t like it. Many of these companies don’t even think about engaging a search firm or consider using internal resources to look outside to fill a critical position opening UNTIL they have exhausted all possibilities to find the talent within their own …

Hey Rockstar Candidate – If You Want The Job, Ask For It!!!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Tolan

I have a headache. I wish the following summary of the ROCKSTAR candidate(s) I have worked with in the recent past was NOT true. Unfortunately, it happens more often that not. Hello ROCKSTAR Candidate, I’m talking directly to you! You take the initial phone call regarding a new opportunity. Seems like a great move for you, your career and and …

Can You Hire Your Next Star Using Twitter and Blogs, But No Resume?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

In a word, NO.  Unless you have a kickin’ blog and twitterflow, your target candidate audience has the same, and you’re in the type of business that could pull it off (read – "creative"). Three voices talk out loud: First, the esteemed Seth Godin dreams the dream: "This is controversial, but here goes: I think if you’re remarkable, amazing or …