5 Common Myths Employees Have About HR & Recruiting

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Benefits, Hiring Managers, HR

I know many of you run into the same thing. You introduce yourself to someone in a non-professional setting—say a neighborhood picnic or some other social gathering. The person finds out you work in HR and/or Talent and immediately has a response. The response usually has to do with some sort of myth that is perpetuated about our profession. “Oh, …

RECRUITER RECHARGE: How to Hire a Recruiter – Look for Macgyverisms

Guest: Joel Passen Audacious Ideas, Culture, Hiring Managers, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – Welcome to the Recruiter Recharge, a new series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we’ll do a featured post, a podcast and a short video around a topic that matters to the recruiting community. Up first this month, Newton Software co-founder Joel Passen breaks down the best way …

System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

Tim Sackett Business Development, Driving Productivity, Hiring Bias, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I’ll kill your system every single time. Every. Single. Time. I think I was wrong. San Antonio Spurs’ recent NBA Championship is a great example of a system beating talent. The Spurs literally looked …

3 Things HR Pros Need To Stop Apologizing For

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Business Development, HR (& Life!) Advice, Tim Sackett

Fast Company has an article called – “3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For,” which were: Their Financial Expectations (i.e., pay us the same!) Their Physical Appearance (i.e., Sorry we aren’t club ready–I was up with a sick kid all night!) Their Professional Accomplishments (i.e., Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I can’t brag about what I do …

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 …