Playing The Guitar Is Good For Business

Ben Martinez Business Development, Culture, Dress Code, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

I learned how to play the guitar a couple of years ago, ironically at the same time, I decided to start my own business. I can play about three songs on the guitar before I have to seek outside help. With my recruiting and HR consulting business, I can handle about three clients before I have to look for outside …

Cognitive Assessment Scores in Selection – Can You Handle the Truth?

Kris Dunn Assessments, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

“Pick the shape that best represents a continuation of the pattern displayed below.” What the… Oh boy – if you’ve seen these instructions recently, odds are that you are one of the following: 1. An industrial psychologist geeking out in the lab while creating some new assessment designed to protect the world from bad hires.  Godspeed to you, Skippy.   …

The Art of Sales Hiring: Sell Me This Pen and Show Me Your W-2!!!

Kris Dunn Good HR, Influence, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man  –ZZ Top ______________________________ (Editor’s note – for a deeper dive on hiring salespeople, join KD as he hosts HR Mind Games next Thursday, June 28th at 1pm ET, Noon CT – click …

PODCAST: Do You Recruit Or Save Lives? Why Not Both!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Matt Jones, Partner at Harmer Consultants, Inc. Matt shares some hot takes on the following: –Why recruiting and saving lives are not necessarily mutually exclusive gigs –Beyond the obvious tips like proofreading your resume, how candidates can get in sweet with recruiters –What it takes to turn messaging (email …

The Top 3 Soft Skills to Look for in Candidates

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Recruiting

When looking at candidates for a role, typically the first thing you’ll screen is if they hit each of the job requirements. These requirements are skills, experiences, education levels, etc. that are the minimum of what the next team member in this role needs to have. These are your hard skills, the ones you earn and learn throughout a career. So once you’ve cut the …

Recruiters! Do You Need Permission to Text Candidates?

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Image credit: Recruiting Social Do you hate getting unsolicited sales calls and texts!? I do! I bet if we did a FOT poll on this question it would come back 100% of people hate unsolicited sales calls and text messages! We know that roughly 95% of all text messages are seen in the first three minutes of being received. We …

PODCAST: A Most Politically Incorrect Hiring Process

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Jim D’Amico, Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Celanese. Jim shares some hot takes on the following: What happens when the hiring process becomes overtaken by politically incorrect madness The difference between an edgy candidate and a candidate with a face tattoo Why your best silver bullet is just going …

You Got the Skills to Pay the Bills?

Kathy Rapp Change, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

I’ve got the skills to pay the bills, ya I got the got the got the skills to pay the bills I’ve got the skills to pay the bills Ah what you got, I got the skills to pay the bills For those who don’t know me, my eclectic mix of music loves includes the Beastie Boys.  This track has …