Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, HR, Interviewing, John Whitaker

“Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?” “Give me 5 minutes—let me look over her résumé again.” Looking at this candidate’s background, it’s clear that I better be on my A-game or she’ll have me wearing a dunce cap and sitting in the corner. Wellesely? Yale? A law degree? Yikes, maybe I should have a thesaurus close …

Is Employment Branding The Next Key Skill of the Super Sourcer?

Kelly Dingee Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Ahhh… Employment Branding (EB)—the most buzzed-about phrase in recruiting today and a hell of a lot more sexy than Candidate Experience (CE). It’s so interesting—this meld of Social Media, Recruiting and Marketing. It’s the intro, the “How You Doin’?” moment versus the “do the right thing” check and balance concept of CE. If you listen to anyone talk about it, any …

FOT Job of The Month: VP of Talent Acquisition (Denver)

Kris Dunn Job Boards, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: We have no shame here at FOT in using our platform to sell a job. Nope, not one bit. Why would we? We’re all about giving you the facts straight, and if our “facts” line up with what you’re looking for in a new opportunity then color us tickled—we’ll hug it out and call it fate. If it doesn’t? Well, that’s on …

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, …

Deloitte Wants to Take Your HR Job

Laurie Ruettimann HR, Laurie Ruettimann

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but Deloitte wants to take your job. Do you hear me? No? Well, very few people are listening to me because I sound crazy. But just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean that I am wrong. Hear me out. I think Deloitte stays in business because HR has a “public relations” problem. Except, you know, it doesn’t. On the …

You Never Truly Leave Your Favorite Job

Tim Sackett The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Workforce Management Articles

I wasn’t a huge fan of high school.  I didn’t hate it—I just always felt my time was not the four years of high school, or at least I hoped it wasn’t! As you can imagine, being 5’7″, with above average intelligence and red hair isn’t normally the recipe for high popularity in an American high school environment.  I wasn’t great …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

You can’t start your week without checking these 5 must-reads! 1. Forget About Peace–Here’s Why You Should Give Conflict A Chance: Certainly, as a leader you want your organization to run smoothly. But a conflict-free organization frequently underperforms. 2. To Win With Natural Talent, Go For Additive Effects: Gallup has discovered that four human capital strategies combine in a powerful way to add …