Farmer Wants a Wife – But These Girls Have “Retention Issue” Written All Over Them…

Maren Hogan Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Retention

Oh yeah, admit it, you knew the chick from Omaha would be writing this one. Have you seen the promos for this particular show? It’s called “Farmer wants a Wife“. Premise? Hundreds (okay tens) of glam pixies with very trim thighs don cowboy boots and chase chickens in an attempt to show an “old fashioned hunk farmer” that they are …

Social Media 101: Managing Your Digital Footprint in the Recruiting Game….

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

With the advent of social media (okay, so we’re passed the actual advent, but with the exception of the TechCrunch founder NOT reading this, we can all agree that we’re just heading into the social media scene), recruiting and HR are taking some exciting turns. It’s like an adventure that we never quite figure out, except in hindsight. And while …

Recruit Like Dr. Phil – The Art of “Coaching” The Candidate…

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Every recruiter worth his or HER salt has to coach a candidate (or HM) at some point. We cajole, criticize, encourage and curse hype up our candidates. Helping them get through to the right person and make a great impression are only half the battle if you are candidate centric (which I am). Here are some times when the coach …

Man Bites Dog, Recruiters and HR Living in Mutual Respect and Harmony….

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Most people don’t know it, but HR is not just a tough job. It’s a tough industry. And just like every other industry, there are specialties and verticals and technologies to master. As a third party recruiter, my initial (you might say natural state) was to feel stymied and frustrated by the HR Pros who “stood in my way” when …

2Pac, The Recruiter? Ain’t No School Like The Old School.

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Maren Hogan, Sourcing

Ain’t No School Like the Old School…. I hardly ever used to pay attention to this statement, because where I grew up it largely applied to billiards. Mostly old men said it, that or young boys trying to pretend they’d been around the block. In any case, the sentiment is revived in this Adamsky post alluded to by Jason Dupree …

Semantics, Monikers and Confusion… Just Sell the Freaking Popsicles, People!!!

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Leadership, Maren Hogan

As in LOTS of other fields, title inflation and semantics reign in HR. Actually, there are some (and you know who you are) that would rail against a recruiting firm even attempting to bandy the term HR about, but I digress. Talent Management, Human Capital, Recruiting, Headhunting, Employee Relations, Onboarding. And on and on we go. Our spellcheckers can’t even …