Part of The Role is Playing The Role

I don’t conduct as many interviews these days, having moved a few degrees of separation away from the actual screening process on which we all cut our teeth. But on… Get the Rest

Herding Cats…and Recruiters

Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed

4 Ways To NOT Get My Business

It’s part of the game, we all understand. As long as “buyers” exist, there will always be “sellers.” Now, in an age of increasing transparency, there are multiple

John Whitaker Explains Why the Hourly Workers Shall Inherit the Earth…

Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat

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Drop Your Counteroffers and Bet on Boomerang Employees Instead

Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s

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3 Things Great Recruiters (and Waiters) Never Say

Waiting tables got me through college, being a recruiter got me through my early years in Human Resources. I was much better at one than the other, which

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

Leftovers? AGAIN??

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter

3 Hidden Costs of Change

When a company is in an uproar, it's estimated that employees will lose as much as 2 additional hours per day in productivity. The anxiety associated with change or

3 Ways To Identify Your “Clock-Boy” Employee

Ahmed Mohamed---heard of him? You never know the national exposure a story will get when it seems to be localized in your geographic location, but Ahmed is, of