3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the …

The Rx for Healthcare Recruiting

John Whitaker Recruiting

Don’t anyone go panic, but I believe we’ve reached a critical mass in healthcare recruiting. Remember all those cool “workforce planning” articles that started popping up 10-15 years ago, each warning about the reduced population of workers compared to the increasing amount of jobs and the wild-ass competitive hiring frenzy that would ensue? Well, howdy folks! In the healthcare sector—it’s here. …

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, FOT Reads, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with …

Leftovers? AGAIN??

John Whitaker candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” and the answer is “leftovers,” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” Edible? Sure, it’s edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren’t the same. But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described …

How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Interviewing, Recruiting, Selection

Yes, I’m proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete circus and frankly, an embarrassment.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the Republican field and our good friend Donald Trump in particular.  (Full disclosure: I’ve lived and/or worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

What’s Your Special Sauce?

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, John Whitaker

One of my prouder childhood achievements was beating the 30-second BigMac “challenge” as a 9-year old in desperate need of a promotional “Hamburglar” glass. Dad took me into the local McDonald’s, I took a few calming breaths, then wove a tapestry of hamburger ingredients so seamlessly that it was if I was on autopilot…“twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun…” 4.3 seconds, gents. I can’t even explain …

3 (More) Ways Recruiters Get a Bad Name

John Whitaker Recruiting

Recruiter inside voice: “You hear those papers shuffling in the background? That’s me frantically trying to find your resume, but in the mean time I’m going to seamlessly small talk until I remember who the hell you are.” Candidate inside voice: “Seriously? You called me yesterday, jack-wagon.” If you’re part of #FOTNation, chances are North of 100% that you have: Conducted …

Say My Name, Say My Name…

Kelly Dingee HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

My boss was stunned recently because while we were reviewing candidates (online of course because that’s the perk of being virtual) he saw the number of messages I have in my LinkedIn mailbox.  It was at 179.  I told him to relax, it’d been at 254 when I started the day and I was weeding through them all…slowly but surely. …

Three Counter Offers Later, I Lost the Candidate. And This Rant is for Her Employer.

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Working With Recruiters

Beloved friends. Can we all pause for a moment of silence to recognize a loss? It was the most tragic event, and I'm in mourning: I lost a candidate last week. She slipped away from me, and yes folks, this is a tragedy. Or maybe this is my bruised ego talking, but hear me out. Fast forward through the sourcing …