Falling In love With Candidates!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

A weird thing happens in most Talent Acquisition shops around the world. There is a love/hate relationship with candidates, and let’s face it, that relationship tends to stay on the hate side too much! The thing with candidates is they are the solution to our problem and our problem all at the same time! Everything you hear at conferences and read …

VIDEO: SmashUps with Tracey Parsons – How The World’s Best Brands Are Doing Recruitment Marketing

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video

Welcome to our newest video series, Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, rights? This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Tracey Parsons, Recruitment Marketing Practice Director at Smashfly, on what the …

Conceit Is The Downfall of Great Recruiting

Tim Sackett Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, The FOT Soap Box, This Week in HR

I think one of the worst things anyone can say about a person is that they are conceited in a negative way. Being labeled as conceited doesn’t go away easily. You can do hundreds of genuine things, and people will still remember the one conceited way you acted from five years ago! Corporate talent acquisition has a major conceit problem …

What’s In The Top-Side Of Your Recruiting Funnel?

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

Marketing is changing talent acquisition forever. It wasn’t long ago that most Talent Acquisition leaders had a conceited belief that candidates wanted to come to work for their great organizations. All they had to do was develop and administer a process for those candidates to be processed, and that was great talent acquisition.  I could argue there are a ton …

Finding Social Ghosts In Today’s Recruiting World

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett

We’re led to believe that everyone has a social footprint. “Tim, even Grandmas are on Facebook now!” “LinkedIn has over 414 Million users!” “Facebook has over 2 Billion users!” “Snapchat has over 100 Million users and is the fastest growing social platform!” Basically, if you can’t find someone on social media, they’re a ghost! If you actually work in Talent …

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, …

Kids Can Build A Better Talent Network Than You!

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

I’ve been around youth athletics for almost twenty years.  All of my sons have been involved in various sports and travel teams.  I was first exposed to youth travel sports about 12 years ago when another Dad approached me at some silly local youth baseball game. The kids could have cared less about the game—they only wanted to know where we …

Employee Experience vs. Candidate Experience

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If 2015 taught us anything as HR and Talent Pros it’s that you better be minding your candidate experience!  I mean, you couldn’t open an article or blog post without hearing why CE was so important, and how you were failing at it. I think we’ve completely killed candidate experience. Is there really anything left to say about it? It’s …