The Unexpected Downsides of Hiring for ‘Culture Fit’

Guest: Rachel Bitte Culture, Jobvite, Rachel Bitte 2 Comments

As we wind down from the thick of “the most wonderful time of the year,” we have a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year now past (and celebrate surviving yet another year of open enrollment). As we gear up for the new year and flurry of hiring to come, it’s also a great time to consider how we should …

Your TBNT Note Is Boring – Here’s How To Make It Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer 0 Comments

The only thing worse than bad news is no news at all. Some may argue the opposite—no news is good news. But when it comes to hiring and the candidate experience, playing by the rules of the former adage is the way to go. Candidates like feedback. Whether they get the interview/job or not, you have a certain amount of responsibility as a recruiter …

Determining Work “Fit”—Is It A God Complex?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Glory BE! The concept of “fit” is an awesome thing. The word “fit” can be used in so many ways: (Adjective) Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose. Example: That new drug is fit for FDA standards. (Verb) Be of the right shape and size for. Example: That dress still fits me! (Noun) The particular …

Soccer Is Destined To Fail In The U.S.! Just Like Your Hiring Strategy…

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Hiring Bias, Tim Sackett

If you didn’t see it last week, and you probably didn’t because about 17 people in the United States care about soccer (or Football in every other part of the world), the U.S. Soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup. The World Cup for soccer is like the Olympics for every other sport. It’s the single largest soccer …

Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Kate Weimer job postings, Kate Weimer

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace that they’re beginning to read …

The Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Kris Dunn, Performance

Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you’ll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You’re here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who don’t have what it takes to win.  #jealous #bastards What’s the game we’re trying to win?  The game of getting internal promotions. I recently had a friend from my MBA class email …

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The New Brutal Reality of Hourly Hiring

Tim Sackett Hourly Hiring, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Hourly hiring is the toughest it’s been in a decade! On any single day, there are millions of hourly jobs available in the U.S. In 2016, hourly job growth in the food and beverage industry outpaced broader economic job growth by 4X! There are so many hourly jobs available right now, the only reason not to have a job, at …

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HR, want to get out of the comp game? Think like Black Mirror.

Dawn Burke Compensation/Cash Money, Dawn Burke, Negotiation

Perhaps I’ve been watching too many episodes of Black Mirror.  Black Mirror is “centered around dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies” (Wikipedia). In that same vein, I read this article from qz.com and was intrigued. The article discusses the power of “dynamic pricing”. Dynamic pricing is what travel …