Talent Acquisition or Travel Agent?

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Sourcing, Uncategorized

My mother has become one of “them.” Later in her life and now single, she is one of those senior citizens riding around on a mongo coach bus, traipsing all across the country from tour site to tour site. She signs up to go to DC, for example, and the travel company takes care of everything: bus rides, meals, tour …

What Is Your Sourcing Quality Of Life?

Kelly Dingee Good HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Sourcecon recently published this interesting infographic on “How Much Did Sourcers Make in 2013?“.  If you manage a sourcer, research, and/or sourcing team, it gives some interesting insight.  And even more so, fuels questions. The money made by sourcers doesn’t necessarily surprise me… it ranges on experience and responsibility from 32-116K.  But 32K? Ouch!  If you don’t think you’re making …

How to Be a Consultative Recruiter

Guest: David Anderson HR, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Sourcing

A well-respected HR professional reminded me a few months ago that hiring is an exclusive process.  Meaning:  It’s almost always approached as a process of elimination.  Hiring officials look for anything they can use to justify saying, “Thanks, but no thanks.”  It’s a heck of a lot easier to say no than to say yes. As recruiters and hiring managers, …

FOT’s 2013 Rush: Why You Shouldn’t Pick Your Talent Like You Did Your Sorority Sisters [Webinar]

Holland Dombeck McCue Hiring Bias, HR, Webinar

Your hiring managers are hopelessly biased when it comes to making selection decisions in the hiring process, often resulting in a team more reminiscent of the Stepford Wives and less like the band of pledges seen in Old School’s Lambda Epsilon Omega. Why? People have an innate and subconscious tendency to hire the most attractive, smooth-talking candidate when making a selection decision. But having …

Wooooo….what's the scariest thing for HR this Halloween?

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

Oh I've got this nailed….a lawyer with your social media policy in their hand. Haha! You think I jest, don't you? I'm not.  Not at all.  HR is running scared from Social Media.  And the lawyers are making them do it.  Bad for Corporate, outstanding for me.  (I'm in retained search, no rules remember? Just those moral ones I impose…) …

Does It Matter Where You Source Candidates?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Does it? I was having a conversation with this blogger the other day, and I left it with the impression that sometimes recruiters feel a degree of inadequacy if they source from one source versus another.  That maybe a higher weight of value is put on the hard to find candidate. Is there shame in saying you found someone on …

Like Water for Culture…

Paul Hebert Culture, Paul Hebert

Think this through… You’re hunting down the perfect hire.  You’ve outlined the specs for the job.  You’ve combed through all the job boards and check the passive (aggressive) candidates on LinkedIn.  You’ve identified two strong candidates and you bring them in for the interview.  They both do well. You stack up their resumes and they both look pretty similar on paper. …