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 …

Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another fabulous week with the FOT tribe. Kick it off right with these five must-reads: 1. Paid Sick Leave: Solving a Health Issue or Another Burden on Employers? A number of states and cities across the country have recently passed bills that require employers to provide paid sick days, sparking much debate among employers, advocates and legislators. 2. Fox …

The CYA Report E41: How to Recruit Your Next Sales Pro [Podcast] #recruiting

Holland Dombeck McCue CYA Report, Podcast, Recruiting

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today’s show we have Adam Luckeroth, VP of Sales at LinkUp, with advice on how to recruit your next sales pro.  Host:  Kris Dunn Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro  – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Someday I Suppose” close – The Black Keys “Tighten Up” Can’t see …

FOT Quiz: How To Spot A Fake Recruiter

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Influence, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Sorry, HR and Talent Pros – this is an article for your Hiring Managers and your Executives.  Please pass it along to them – you can stop reading now. There are two types of recruiters in the world. 1. The Recruiter you want – The Recruiter you want finds talent and fills your openings. 2. The Fake Recruiter – The …

What If

William Tincup College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Innovation, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

From time to time I like to think larger than one client, industry event and/or the current problem in front of me. I take 2 hours off and unplug. I usually start with a “big idea” or “big question” and I give it my undivided attention. In this case, I thought about recruiting technologies I’d like to see in the …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …