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

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Leadership, Recruiting

“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 make your recruiting efforts sky-rocket? Let your hiring managers run the show. Wait WHHHAAAT? Yeah, that scared me too. But it shouldn’t scare us because it is intuitive. Here are …

How To Build Your Internal Recruiting Practice

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, John Whitaker, Metrics, Recruiting

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “recruiting?” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having been a rather frequent jumper the last 6 years, I’ve experienced many of these differences first-hand, and depending upon where …

The Kenny Rogers of Hiring Managers

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Outmatch, Recruiting, RJ Morris

I feel for you, Talent Pro. The labor market is tight, executive expectations are high, yet through it all, you’ve built out a well-respected and high functioning recruiting organization within your company. In your shop three years ago, talent acquisition was a mess. No one knew what success looked like, bad hires were common and good hires were accidents. Corporate …

I Heard Google Pays Mailroom Boys 100K (Dealing with Competitive Issues on Compensation)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Labor, The HR Profession

Quote – “If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably AstroTurf.” -Unknown Everybody wants more money, people. This we know. Internal issues related to pay are one thing. There’s also a big nasty world outside of your company that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) across your employee base related to pay satisfaction. Whether it’s macro-media …

The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

RJ Morris Coaching, Communication, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Recruiting, RJ Morris

We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do with liking caviar vs. Cheez Whiz. It has more to do with Sean Penn thinking he’s a journalist. Sophisticated hiring managers have enough reps under their belt to know how to play …

The Secret to Getting Hired

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Making Offers, Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I’ve never gotten a job by applying for a position through an Applicant Tracking System. Never. Ever. The reality is most positions in organizations are filled around the ATS. Most organizations’ number one source will always be referrals. Then, depending on the organization, it’s a combination of job boards (CB, Monster, LinkedIn), Indeed, college campus strategies, other recruitment marketing strategies, …

How Recruiters Get Promoted

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life inside Corporate HR? Sure, it’s a close second. Seriously, though, after 18 years in recruiting, one of the top questions I get asked is, “How can a recruiter get promoted out of …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

Recruit like a Marketer: A/B Test Your Job Descriptions

Holland Dombeck McCue Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Recruiting

If you’ve read it in a blog post once, you’ve seen it re-tweeted, re-shared and re-posted 1000x. Recruiting=marketing. Or to some degree, recruiters should adopt elements of marketing into their strategy for continued success. But any marketer will tell you, all that glitters isn’t gold. While it’s easy to want to do the fun, shiny and WOW factor things, most …