Secret Recipe For Great Hiring: Make Leaders Finger Lickin’ Good, Y’all

“Just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet.” —Beastie Boys, Finger Lickin’ Good. Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you… Get the Rest

A Sourcer Weighs In On The Monster Madness

Ah Monster.  The vendor with whom everyone has had a love/hate relationship.  Have we been inundated with assessments on its acquisition? I think yes.  This one is my

Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy---hiring former jocks

Here’s a Hollywood Lesson on Diversity — If You Don’t Get On It, You’ll Get Behind It

FOT Readers: It's great to be here -- finally! -- and able to provide my perspective on HR and talent management from the West Coast.   Let me be clear about

Do You Really Need College-Educated Workers?

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive.

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there's not something I like

Reference Checks Are Worthless

I don’t understand… with the whole HR world moving to a more data-driven, analytical, quantitative, measure-anything-that-moves-mindset, how is it that we still rely on the ol’ reference check

Real Life Recruiting From The Trenches: What Keeps Us Up At Night

You read a lot about talent acquisition (that’s what fancy people call recruiting) from consultants, agencies and analysts paid to attend conferences. Who don’t you hear from? Corporate Recruiters.

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

FOT Nation! I'm trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year's SXSW and so far

Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

Up front disclaimers: Job hopping articles get people wound the heck up. This one shouldn’t—I tried to stick to logic and some well-reasoned opinions. This post isn’t about