Bad Things Happen When Companies Take Too Long To Hire

John Hollon John Hollon, Metrics, Recruiting

I have recruited and hired a lot of people over the years, more than I can count, but the one constant throughout the process is a simple question: Are we taking too long to hire? Yes, I’ve been accused of that before, especially when I was recruiting journalists from the U.S. Mainland for a newspaper in Hawaii, a place that people …

3 Tips For Mastering a Quickfire Sourcing Challenge

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

Have you ever taken on a role in your career, because it would “grow” you? Whenever I make that brilliant decision, I cycle up and down on the challenges and the wins.  I’ve done it several times in my career, and when on the other side, I’m always relieved I survived it and chose to do it.  It’s often rigorous. …

The Recruiting Landscape is Changing, Here’s How Your Strategy Can Change With It

Guest: Rachel Bitte Jobvite, Rachel Bitte, Recruiting

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the recruiting landscape is changing rapidly. With the unemployment rate now dipping to a 17-year low of 4.1%, most of the educated and skilled workers are already employed. Meanwhile, companies eager to grow alongside this new economy are grinding to find qualified talent to fill a record-high number of job openings. …

Dating Apps Supposedly Ruined Romance Forever – Are We Now Handing the Hiring Process to Them?

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Recruiting

Back in 1995, Match.com launched itself onto the world wide web, and singles running Windows 95 on their 8 megabyte PCs had their first taste of online dating. 20 years later, the landscape of online dating had exploded as the concept of being “online” evolved with mobile devices. While Match.com was (and is currently) still around, its market was now …

Why Resumes Need to Retire

Kathy Rapp Kathy Rapp, Resumes, War for Talent

I spoke at a conference 5 years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck”.  The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or 10) of paper.  In short, resumes needed to be retired and replaced with a more dynamic way of matching talent with …

In 2018, Everything Old Is New Again…At Least As Far As Recruiting Is Concerned

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

The recruiting world is a funny place.  We have to bend, all the time.  We scale up when supply is not in our favor, spreading our budgets thin and leveraging all resources.  The sense of urgency, of securing “that hire” yesterday, is incredible.  When supply is in our favor, we trim the budgets, and maximize time to fill.  When one …

New Law Coming to a State Near You

John Whitaker Compensation/Cash Money, John Whitaker

“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?”  How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “What do you currently make?” Excuse me, but what in the hell does that have to do with the price of grits in Charleston?* I …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Mervyn Dinnen – Recruiting Tips for Finding “Exceptional Talent”

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett is joined by special guest Mervyn Dinnen, author of Exceptional Talent. Their conversation is coming to you from an in-person session at the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference, so it’s only appropriate that they cover a wide range of topics that are pertinent to recruiters. Mervyn shares some insights that are covered in his book, including …

Determining Work “Fit”—Is It A God Complex?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Glory BE! The concept of “fit” is an awesome thing. The word “fit” can be used in so many ways: (Adjective) Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose. Example: That new drug is fit for FDA standards. (Verb) Be of the right shape and size for. Example: That dress still fits me! (Noun) The particular …

Three Things We’ll See In Talent Acquisition By 2022

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, John Whitaker

On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “Win-Win@Work” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find yourself leading a team that has hit its collective stride. It’s a magical place, a place where the beer flows like …