Top RECRUITER (Not Recruiting) Fails

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Recruiting, Selection

As a VP of People I’m responsible for lots of things. Although my People Team is responsible for all HR competencies (recruiting, training, comp, benefits, employee relations, culture) the tide of what we deal with swings back and forth. Some months are chock-full of employee relations issues; other months are training heavy… yada, yada. This month is recruiting. I’ve recently been …

HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Melva Tate – Simplifying the Hiring Process

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Selection

Overcomplification-ism… ation? That’s a thing, right? Well, if it isn’t, seems like the HR and recruiting industry does better than most at making it one. In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Melva Tate, Principle at Tate & Associates (a leadership consulting and coaching firm), about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Better Recruiters Channel Their Inner Chimpanzee. Check out the video now …

Better Recruiters Channel Their Inner Chimpanzee

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, HR (& Life!) Advice, Learning, Recruiting

You want to be a better recruiter? You want to quit overcomplicating your recruiting process? Sit back, reflect, simplify. And channel your inner chimpanzee. I had the great pleasure of hearing Dan Pallotta speak recently. Haven’t heard of Dan? Click on his website. His 2013 TED talk has been viewed by 3.4 million folks. Enough said. His expertise lies in innovation, creativity, …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Cara Lucas, Dawn Burke, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Video

Is HR really the wind beneath the company’s wings? In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It. Check out the video now to hear the ever-entertaining duo break down their philosophy on “the HR …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Douglas Dean – The Awesome Responsibility of Determining Candidate Fit

Dawn Burke Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Selection, Video

In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with Chief HR Officer at Children’s of Alabama, Douglas Dean, and together they pick apart the the topic of her latest post here, which talks about the “God Complex” some of us in the HR and Talent space can develop when it comes to determining candidate fit in a specific role. Check out the video above to …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Robin Schooling – The Necessities of Reference Checking

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, Recruiting

In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with HR expert and consultant, Robin Schooling, to hash out the topic of her latest post here, which talks about reference checks as being the “unholy trinity of HR.” Why the unholy trinity, you ask? We’ll let the ladies above explain that to you in this month’s episode of “No Scrubs.” Enjoy! (Email subscribers …

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …