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, …

Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

RJ Morris Bad HR, Good HR, Leadership, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into how decisions are made and how good or how bad they are in these key areas. Last week, Dan Akerson, the current CEO of GM, decided he wanted to accelerate his retirement …

Five Things You Need To Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR, This Week in HR

It’s Monday… you know what that means—you’re getting 5 solids from FOT to start your week off right. Here we go: 1. The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 of 2: Check out the hottest recruiting opportunities for 2014. 2. Integrity tests for applicants? Really?: Here’s one we haven’t heard before—employers subjecting applicants to “integrity testing” as part of …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

5 Secrets From LinkedIn’s Recruiter Certification Test

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Don't Feed the Vendors, FOTNation, Influence, Kris Dunn, Profiles, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

A few weeks back, LinkedIn (LI) made a big splash at their annual Talent Connect conference when they launched their new LinkedIn Recruiter Certification. Immediately, everyone in the recruiting industry wanted to know what this “certification” was.  The high interest comes from the huge void in the recruiting industry for a legitimate certification that rivals HRCI’s PHR, SPHR and GPHR …

Dan Finnigan (CEO of @Jobvite) on The Future Of Recruiting and an FOT #Webinar

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Webinar

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taping an episode of our FOT podcast (which we affectionately call “The CYA Report”) with Jobvite CEO Dan Finnigan—show will drop sometime next week here on FOT, so stay tuned for that… Now, before you think that’s just another white noise exercise, I want you to stop and read the bullet points that represent …

Changing The Tech Gender Ratio One CS Student at a Time

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Culture, Diversity, HR, Recruiting, Retention

For quite some time now there has been increased attention on the comparative lack of women in technology companies and in technology roles across most companies generally. This underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and in these high tech jobs has many implications, most of them negative – organizational culture that degrades as ‘brogrammers’ dominate tech firms, the gender …

Five Things You Need To Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another great week with the team at FOT. Kick your day off right with these five reads: 1. ‘Washington Post’ Staff Reacts to Jeff Bezos’ First Visit to Newsroom. Jeff Bezos paid his first visit to The Washington Post newsroom last Tuesday afternoon; many staffers live-tweeted the visit and offered a mix of reactions. 2. Actually, Recruiting Is Not HR Anymore. …

With Friends Like Me…

John Whitaker Employee Relations, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker

“Always drink upstream from the herd.” – Will Rogers One of the lesser-known pitfalls for an HR professional working as a Business Partner is one not normally mentioned when the topic of “HR Competencies” is discussed. At least in a corporate HRBP role, you can actually run into the complication of being too damn friendly. Truthfully, it can be a …