Zen and the Art of Poaching Talent… Can Competitors Really Share Talent and Keep Their Sanity?

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Recruiting

After reading Workforce article When the War on Talent Ends with a Peace Treaty, I found myself in a quandary as a for-profit HR pro. The article highlights the non-profit Teach For America who, challenged with staffing a rapidly growing organization, has created a recruiting “Partnership Agreement” with competitors. Recruiting “rules of engagement” were created to define how to compete …

In Memoriam: Obituary of the (Dys)Functional Resume

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

  The Functional Resume, known more affectionately as “the confusing one” and “the manipulator” died today after a long steady decline.  The age of Functional Resume was unknown, since he refused to notate any of his works or accomplishments chronologically. Functional Resume, born by professors and consultants, was a friend to job seekers convinced (by the same professors and consultants) …

Paul McCartney, Your New HR Employee Relations Manager Poster Child

Dawn Burke Uncategorized

All of your stereotypical HR Rockstars are typically pretty extroverted, kinetic, perpetually in-motion. I’m not saying HR Rockstars can’t be introverts, but most I know are loud and proud. If you are a recruiter, then the extrovert scale doubles (unless you are Jessica Lee from what I hear…who knew a kinetic introvert?) As an extroverted person, I am no exception …

Buck Up! It’s Your Job to Make the Hard & Risky Reject Calls. Chicken, Don’t Hide Behind Your Background Screen…

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Recruiting

OK- So, we’re talking talent management right?  HR pros all know that rejecting applicants is recruiting 101. But what happens when your reject tap dances on the back of a bad background check.  OK-still 101, but I have to question, how many of you pick up the phone and actually talk to a rejected applicant. Really.  Really-really? Most will say not often because they don’t have to.  Many …