QUICK QUITS: When You Recruit Hard But Onboard Soft

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Managing People, Onboarding, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

I’m writing this post in the aftermath of COVID-19, as masks come off, people think about shaking hands again, and companies ramp up hiring post-recession. But this post is relevant anytime your company is coming off a long hiring freeze or downturn and starts hiring at warp speed again in a frothy economy. So, see you again in 2027, I …

Treat Every Candidate Like a Customer is a Lazy Strategy!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

You should treat every single candidate like a customer! You should treat every employee like a customer! You should treat every stakeholder of your organization like a customer! You should treat every vendor you work with like a customer! You should treat every customer like a…hey, wait a minute! Can we break down the strategy of treating every candidate like …

Pandemic Employment Gaps! Should You Ask Why?!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

So, there was an HR Pro from Amazon who put up a post on LinkedIn, here it is: Jessica Lee and I discussed this on the HR Famous pod. I connected with Lisa on LinkedIn (she actually sent me an invite) and I privately told her I disagreed with her take. She didn’t like that, we went back and forth …

3 Interview Questions to Ask: Getting Negative Information from Candidates

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Digital Interviewing, Interviewing, Selection

I know. We should be kinder and gentler during the sh*****w that this past year has been. I generally agree. There’s just this one little problem. As hiring everywhere ramps back up, we’ve lost any muscle memory we once had related to interviewing. Let’s face it, most hiring managers (and some of us as real recruiters) aren’t great to begin …

The Interview Lies That Bind Us

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Uncategorized

Guess who lies the most during interviews? Yes, you are right! How do I know you’re right, without even finding out your answer? Because everyone lies during interviews! Hiring Managers lie. Interviewees lie. HR lies. The Recruiters lie. Everyone. Lies. The Wall Street Journal recently did a piece on all the lies and the types of lies that happen during …

If It’s “Unconscious” Bias That’s Better, Right?

William J. Wiggins candidate experience, Diversity, EEO, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition

If Nostradamus had made a prediction about the state of equality in the year 2021, it’s likely that he would have predicted equality for all human beings. Yet here we are, in 2021 still struggling with of all things, INEQUALITY. Let’s be honest, the workplace can be a hotspot for biases and discrimination that gives inequality its foundation, starting with …

Working to Become a Hiring Manager of Choice

David Barlaam candidate experience, Hiring Managers, Recruiting

This month I’ve hired half a dozen employees for my team, and as I talked to them during a break in their training, I asked them about their experience. I was especially curious about what influenced their interest initially, how the process went for them, what were their concerns, and when did they decide they wanted the job. What made …

Does Your Candidate Experience Include Social Affirmations?

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Talent Acquisition

Candidate Experience (CX) is about to tank. I’m sure my friends at the Talent Board will show this data in 2021 and I predict after years of increased CX we’ll see a dip. Why? Turns out, when you have more candidates than jobs, it’s hard to deliver high CX at scale. Also, so many TA teams are being cut to …

Candidate Email Automation Disasters: Thanks, But No Thanks

Katrina Kibben ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Recruiting

Know what makes our industry look bad? Most candidate email automation, but especially saying “thanks, but no thanks” as an automatic reply to a job. We know candidates are putting it all on the line. I mean, no one wakes up and decides to quit their corporate jobs with great benefits and bonuses.  It takes vulnerability. Risk. That “change” thing we all …

The Recruiting Flip Flop – 3 Things to Know

Corey Burns candidate experience, Corey Burns, Culture, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Uncategorized

Along with most industries, the Recruiting world has flipped upside down. For many, this is new territory; we don’t often experience drastic change in such a short time. Like most change, not all is negative and we will either adapt or find our way out of the Recruiting space. Some of these changes are a reminder of what recruiting looked …