The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

#Mobilegeddon: Did You Survive?

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Hello and happy Earth Day 2015, FOT Nation! I assume if you’re reading this that you are alive and well post Mobilegeddon—but is your career site’s search ranking? If you missed the hoopla in the Twittersphere yesterday, and the doomsday-prepper blog posts in the last few weeks, here’s the Q+D from PCWorld: It’s a shift so potentially fraught with peril …

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes back to how great Google is at being an employer.  You begin to believe that they have it all figured out, and the rest of us are just playing catch-up. I was …

One Way… Or Another… I’m Gonna Find Ya!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

If anyone were to ask about my biggest weakness, it’s that I’ve found I’m a creature of habit.  Ask anyone. I get set in my ways. And I certainly get set in a sourcing strategy, especially if it consistently and efficiently produces solid results. But I’ve got a search where I can leave no stone unturned. And I don’t want …

Forms, Forms, Forms—Can They Pay the Bills, Bills, Bills?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

The sourcing team at my employer has been on fire lately if I do say so myself. We are locking and loading on candidates faster and faster. I was asked on Friday just how that was happening. I don’t know… good processes? Awesome sourcing? But really, it boils down to a form and an attitude. The form is a search …

Hey Google…Welcome to 15 Years Ago

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Current Affairs, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Congratulations, Google!  You’ve done it!  You have reached a very important milestone in the evolution of technology companies! You have realized that your coolness and popularity have blinded you to the stupidity of your interview questions. From the Business Insider: “We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time,” Laszlo Bock, Google’s Senior VP of People Operations, tells the …

Spring Cleaning…in a Sourcer’s World

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I’ve been on a huge spring cleaning binge as of late.  Reorganizing, removing…just really getting everything in its place.  Not an easy task and I’ve been attending to it in bits.  Last week, it was my desk, the week before it was a closet, the week before that…something else. This spring cleaning and organizing binge has overflowed into my sourcing …

My Next Sourcing Hire Might Be….My Dad!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

My parents have been visiting for the holidays, we've baked cookies, seen the kids Christmas performances, eaten many, many meals together and talked about everything under the sun.  During one of these conversations I learned that my parents discovered a letter about a year ago from my great aunt providing some interesting clues into my paternal genealogy.  Over the last couple of …