How Google for Jobs is Breaking Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Pet Peeve

Tim Sackett Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Okay, Google for Jobs in changing the world!!! We can all lose our minds now and freak out! You’ve probably already seen a huge shift in your applicant traffic. I’ve spoken to some corporate talent acquisition leaders that are seeing up to a 60% shift in applicant traffic because of Google for Jobs. Most of the traffic loss is coming …

To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

Elizabeth Dickerson Compensation/Cash Money, Elizabeth Dickerson

“What do you currently make?” – a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetime. “Why does it matter?” – a response we’ve all thought more than once in our lifetime. Salary talk is cringe-worthy—there’s no doubt about that. It’s awkward on both the recruiter’s and the candidate’s end. Unfortunately, a salary discussion has to be had to …

Asking for Current Salaries Without Putting Candidates Off

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Recruiting

Recruiting is all about talking to people: talking to candidates during the whole process, talking to hiring managers as you move candidates along, talking to your teammates about different strategies for clients, and the list goes on. With all the people recruiters talk to and all the different conversations they engage in each day, perhaps none can get as uncomfortable as …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: “Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

Three Counter Offers Later, I Lost the Candidate. And This Rant is for Her Employer.

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Working With Recruiters

Beloved friends. Can we all pause for a moment of silence to recognize a loss? It was the most tragic event, and I'm in mourning: I lost a candidate last week. She slipped away from me, and yes folks, this is a tragedy. Or maybe this is my bruised ego talking, but hear me out. Fast forward through the sourcing …