Pick Up the Phone, Dammit!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Tolan

It is truly amazing how many tools, databases, associations and other on-line resources we all have to find and locate great talent.  I can NOT imagine what it must have been like 25-30 years ago in the executive search business.  Manually tracking resumes, interview notes – not to mention keeping track of sourcing candidates AND ONLY using pen and paper! …

Thanks for Coming In to Interview – We’ll Start With Monotone, Followed by My Phone Ringing…

Jessica Lee Culture, Interviewing, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

All right. So, I’m kind of superficial. I’ll admit it. Appearance, presentation and overall packaging mean a lot to me and I believe they make a pretty big impact. Even when it comes to interviewing, I feel like I represent my company and therefore, I want to make a great impression on candidates. I put on a suit for most …

Defining Talent Management – Time to Make the Donuts….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Probably one of the biggest things to get our head around at Fistful of Talent is the whole definition thing.  After all, talent management has all the underpinnings for inclusion in buzzword bingo.  With that in mind, what the h#*l does it actually mean? For me, the definition of talent management is pretty simple at a top level.  It starts …

Incentives in Your Company – Doing “With” vs. Doing “To”…

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Retention, Total Rewards

The typical process for developing and launching an incentive and recognition strategy at a company goes like this: BOSS:  “We need to motivate the troops.  We need to provide an incentive to do ‘X.’  Let’s put some  incentives in place – and while we’re at it – create a recognition program that changes the culture around here.  We need a …

Semantics, Monikers and Confusion… Just Sell the Freaking Popsicles, People!!!

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Leadership, Maren Hogan

As in LOTS of other fields, title inflation and semantics reign in HR. Actually, there are some (and you know who you are) that would rail against a recruiting firm even attempting to bandy the term HR about, but I digress. Talent Management, Human Capital, Recruiting, Headhunting, Employee Relations, Onboarding. And on and on we go. Our spellcheckers can’t even …

TopGrading: War and Peace Mixed With Interviewing…

timtolan Interviewing, Tim Tolan

Like behavioral interviewing?  Great!  Want to take it to next level and cause your candidates to feel pain?  If so, try TopGrading, recently featured in Workforce and available at a mega-bookstore near you… I must admit the comments you are about to read on TopGrading (TG) are quite personal…that’s just how it is. I was introduced to TG years ago …

Social Networking In Recruiting? I Wouldn’t Say I’ve Been Missing It, Bob…

Christine LeLaucheur Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Are social networking sites the miracle elixir to your recruitment woes?  I’m not buying it and neither should you …until you’ve done your research.  I’m a Facebook user and a recruiter.  If I’m lukewarm on the hype surrounding it, you should be too. Trying to keep track of all of the social networking sites popping up can be as tough …