Fool’s Gold… Passive Candidates

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… …

FOT Trades Tim Sackett to Detroit SHRM for 2 Chapter Members To Be Named Later

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, FOT Shoutout, Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett

PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 18, 11:58AM ET Fistful of Talent, a premiere site offering news, thought and opinion in the world of talent management and talent acquisition, has announced the trade of longtime FOT contributor Tim Sackett in conjunction with the NBA Trade Deadline. Sackett will be traded (pending physical) to Detroit SHRM for 2 new members joining the …

Me & Chuck Muncie

John Whitaker Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Talent Strategy

If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and its history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that still isn’t the reason “Chuck” has a significant role in my professional history. Nope, for me, that name still resonates loudly …

Recruiting Was Fine Until You Screwed It Up

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting

Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re going to help fix recruiting, which every single one seems to think is either “broken” or “a problem.” …

The Donald – What He Tells Us… About US

John Whitaker Current Affairs

It was June 16th when The Hairpiece announced in his Presidential candidacy speech that “The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, and rapists.” Not surprisingly, the reaction was one of disgust, and Trump found two of his most beloved branding opportunities, The Apprentice and the Miss USA Pageant, …

Driving in The Fog

John Whitaker Recruiting, Selection

I love my guts. Seriously. I’m the first to admit that for much of my career, a large part of my success as a staffing professional and/or generalist relied on instinct, “feel,” or some other non-tangible determinant; and, frankly, I was good at it. I didn’t invent the term “gray area” as it relates to HR, but it is certainly applicable. …

OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, SHRM

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers booked for the event. First of all, it seems the ladies in our profession are in for a real treat …

Buyer’s Market Says, “Aim High”

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Interviewing, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

The candidate market right now includes an incredibly talented group of people, maybe more so than at any point in our history. One natural off-shoot of this condition is an increasing amount of over-qualified candidates throwing their names into consideration for jobs that may technically be “beneath” them. As a result, it’s a buyer’s market—Corvette models at Chevette prices. But we’ve been …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR, HR & Marketing, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team. Get back into your post-turkey groove with these 5 must-reads: 1. The Battle for Global Recruiting Domination: Indeed vs. LinkedIn: With over 300 million profiles and presence in 200 countries, LinkedIn seems to be the dominant player for global recruitment. But there is competition from a new kid on the block. …

Don’t Fall In Love

John Whitaker Retention

You’ve heard the meme before, “people don’t leave companies, they leave managers…” right? Sure you have, we all have—it’s repeated more times than you can count. Two things about that: Bullsh-t What about good managers? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “good manager,” let me explain. These are people who trust your abilities. They inspire you. You …