Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Canvas, Tim Sackett

I’ve got a normal, everyday dilemma for you. You go into an interview for a job you really want. You’ve got a great career going, but this job is really next-level stuff, with a great brand. You have big career goal aspirations, so this won’t be your last stop. You know it’s coming, that question, but if you answer it honestly, it’s …

PODCAST: Do You Recruit Or Save Lives? Why Not Both!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Matt Jones, Partner at Harmer Consultants, Inc. Matt shares some hot takes on the following: –Why recruiting and saving lives are not necessarily mutually exclusive gigs –Beyond the obvious tips like proofreading your resume, how candidates can get in sweet with recruiters –What it takes to turn messaging (email …

Recruiters! Do You Need Permission to Text Candidates?

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Image credit: Recruiting Social Do you hate getting unsolicited sales calls and texts!? I do! I bet if we did a FOT poll on this question it would come back 100% of people hate unsolicited sales calls and text messages! We know that roughly 95% of all text messages are seen in the first three minutes of being received. We …

WEBINAR!! I GOT YOUR TEXT: 5 Ways Smart Recruiters Use Technology and Communication Style to Close More Candidates

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It’s never been harder to gain the attention of the best candidates on the recruiting trail. After all, we are in peak economic cycle, the best candidates are gainfully/happily employed, and it’s easy for them to ignore your pitch for the open positions you’re working. Never fear, the gang at FOT is here to help. If you’re not getting the …

PODCAST: A Most Politically Incorrect Hiring Process

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Jim D’Amico, Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Celanese. Jim shares some hot takes on the following: What happens when the hiring process becomes overtaken by politically incorrect madness The difference between an edgy candidate and a candidate with a face tattoo Why your best silver bullet is just going …

PODCAST: Merry Christmas Eve…Now Get Us An Offer Acceptance By The End Of The Day

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! Sponsored by Canvas and brought to you by the talent pros at Fistful of Talent, this podcast is made for recruiters, by recruiters. Every month, host Tim Sackett will bring on a different recruiter co-host to share: Hiring horror stories The secrets recruiters keep to themselves during the hiring process Silver bullets you can take back …

Are Your Recruiters Screening 100 Candidates Per Day? They Should Be!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Performance, Tim Sackett

How many candidate screens did your recruiters do last week? How many per recruiter per day? It’s a top of funnel stat, right? In a normal corporate TA shop, I would say it’s probably doable to get your recruiters to do 15-20 screens per day, given they aren’t sourcing all day as well. You have a job, you have resumes, you …

Text Messaging: Almost Dead or Alive and Kicking?

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

When you think about “text messaging” what comes to mind? Anything? It seems like we’ve taken text messaging for granted, which I believe is a good thing. We now text message each other across all generations. My mother is 72 years old and she would rather text “Happy Birthday” than call me! I’ve got three kids who are GenZ, two in …

Welcome New FOT Sponsor, Canvas!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Tim Sackett

Okay, I’m super excited to announce the newest sponsor to the FOT lineup, Canvas! So, who and what the heck is Canvas? I’m glad you hypothetically asked! Canvas is a dynamic talent acquisition technology that was just launched in 2017 out of Indianapolis. I like mentioning they are out of Indianapolis because I think it makes a difference. Great tech comes …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Aman Brar – Canvas’ Impact on Recruiting

Tim Sackett Interviewing, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video

This month on SmashUps, Tim talks with Aman Brar, the CEO of Canvas, a text-based interviewing platform. Tim digs in on how this platform could change the art of recruiting, and Aman gives a deep dive on how the platform works and why you should be using text messaging to interview your candidates. Click on the video below to get …