Recruitment Marketing for Diversifying Your Hires

Tim Sackett Diversity, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

The recruitment marketing conference TransfoRM was a few weeks ago and some of the top TA and branding leaders from organizations around the world got together to discuss all things recruitment marketing. It was an awesome event. The content was great from beginning to end, and I went home exhausted but energized with ideas. Even the Captain of Cynics, Matt …

PODCAST: The Rapid Evolution of Talent Acquisition feat. Madeline Laurano

Kate Weimer Analyst, Podcast, Talent Acquisition, Udacity

Take a look into the ever-changing world of talent acquisition through the eyes of an analyst… On this edition of The New School Podcast, brought to you by Udacity, our host Tim Sackett sits down with Madeline Laurano. Madeline is the cofounder of Aptitude Research, an analyst firm, and, as Tim describes her, “a goddess of talent acquisition.” Dive deep …

High Fiving LinkedIn…Not For Sourcing This Time…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

So I’m a newbie.  After 6 years at a retained search firm, I’ve moved on to a corporate Talent Acquisition role. And some stuff is standard, orientation and what not.  What is definitely not is the virtual high fives and congrats I’m getting on LinkedIn. Definitely a slew from people I don’t know. I’m big on connecting and growing my …

Professional Positions Available! College Degree NOT Required!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

Surprise! The newest trend in professional recruiting is that candidates don’t need an actual college degree! Yeah, you know that thing you automatically put into your job description before you add anything else. So, you’re hiring a manager of project development, what degree is that? You need a Business Analyst, what school do you want them to come from? Does …

Are We Still Posting Jobs In 2016?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

It’s Sunday, and I’m writing another webinar on recruiting, sourcing and all that is wonderful in those worlds and all the wonder there could be. I’ve managed to keep it fun and light as we chat about recruiting in 2016 with references to Bowie and the Bionic Woman. One of the questions I’ve been asked to address is this idea of …

6 Things I Learned From The #HRTechConf 2015

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Technology, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I spent a few days this past week at the HR Tech Conference 2015.  Friend of FOT, Steve Boese, is the Chairman of the HR Tech Conference, and he put on a great show—it just seems to get better every single year.  The expo hall is insane.  The sessions are strong. The first ever HR Tech Hackathon was incredible and …

Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Contingent Workforce, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, Selection, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that exact same amount. An example might be market share of a corporation: If GM has 17% market share of U.S. car buyers, and it gains 1% to 18% total market …

Weird Recruiting Habits We Can’t Break

Tim Sackett HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Yesterday a client of mine lost out on a legitimate rock star engineering candidate.  The candidate wanted the job, but had another exceptional offer on the table, as well. You know what happened.  The client had a “process.” That process was to have the candidate come in for one more interview, after already being on site once before. They never …

“Small Worlds” Thinking: Breakin’ Down the Talent Pools…

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Influence, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Science, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Need some Recruiting & Sourcing Juice to get you going these days?  Feel like you’re connecting with lots of people in the Talent Pool, but they’re not yielding the information you’d like (referrals, intel, leads, “word on the street”, etc.)?  Perhaps it’s time to step back and think about the structure of the Talent Pool itself . . . Before …

02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …