SHRM – Not Sexy, But I’d Settle for Interesting…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

The SHRM National Convention is right around the corner with Lionel Richie performing on Tuesday night… I’ve let my SHRM membership lapse, and truthfully I’m not sure if there’s any reason to belong anymore. I mean, what do I get out of SHRM that I can’t get from my colleagues, folks on the web, or other free resources? No disrespect …

3 Ways to Determine If Living In Your Mom’s Basement is Sad or Temporary…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Working for a major corporation, it’s rare that I actually hire someone mainly on their potential as opposed to hard core experience in the industry.  I get a requisition and it’s made clear what kind of experience is needed: LOTS.  However, sometimes, we can be surprised by little Joe College Graduate with little experience in whatwe’re doing. As a part …

The Lazy Recruiter’s Guide To LinkedIn

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Recently, Harry Joiner of MarketingHeadhunter.com created a bit of a dust up in the recruiting world with his take on forwarding an Introduction Request from another recruiter to one of his superstar candidates. (Read Harry’s post about the situation here, and check the latest results of Recruiting Animal’s poll on whether or not he did the right thing here.) The …

Meet Paul Hebert – Covering Performance Motivation for Fistful of Talent…

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert

Paul Hebert is the brain behind Incentive Intelligence and a recognized authority on incentives and performance motivation. See Paul’s Rants and Riffs on Fistful of Talent by clicking here… ___________________________________________________________________________________ 10.5 QUESTIONS WITH PAUL HEBERT 1.  The elevator just closed and you’ve got 30 seconds to pitch the random reader on who you are and why they should read your …

Lil’ Kim (the Recruiter) found me on Linked In…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Throughout my professional career, it goes without fail that before long weekends and vacations, I will have a “what?!?!” moment.  During my HR years, I observed my employers be served, I had nasty terminations to carry out when I was 8 months pregnant, or there’d be some ridiculously complicated insurance issue that would have to be resolved at 4:59 p.m.  …

FOT in the News….

Kris Dunn Recognition

You know, the grind here at FOT is such that I forget that these people have lives, even after they run into the virtual newsroom 3 minutes before deadline with their copy… It’s an active bunch – here are some headlines about the FOT crowd from other locales…. -Kelly Dingee has the AIRS Sourcing report going strong… -Jennifer McClure is …

The 5 Worst Reasons To Quit Your Job…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Retention

I’ve been on the phone with many candidates over the last two weeks and have this conclusion – it’s amazing what people will tell you as a recruiter, if you have the moxie to frame the question in the right way and then S.H.U.T.U.P.   Seriously, stop talking.  You’re ruining the brutal honesty that is forthcoming, if you would only use …

Sexy Like Timberlake? No, Sexy Like FOT….

Kris Dunn Recognition

The Carnival of HR is up over at Jon Ingham’s house.  In a sure sign that FOT is poised to become the world’s next Google, or at least the next Dollar General, FOT’s Jessica Lee is at the center of the Carnival theme.  Her "Bring Sexy Back to HR" series is the backdrop for the entire Carnival. I’d like to …