Good People Get Fired, But Is a “Failure Résumé” the Best Way to Cope With It?

John Hollon candidate experience, Career Advice, Communication, Email, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Market, Networking, Resumes, Selection, Social Media, Talent Acquisition 3 Comments

Here’s a workplace truism that’s hard to dispute: Good people frequently get fired. Steve Jobs got fired from Apple, eventually returning to build it into the highly profitable, trend-setting company that it is today. Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling all got fired too. Pointing out all the famous people who once were “involuntarily terminated” is …

The Weeping Woman: A Candidate’s Experience

Katrina Kibben candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Innovation, Job Market, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Talent Acquisition 1 Comment

There’s something really special about an art museum. The way it demands silence and reverence. The colors. The ideas. Their allure isn’t only in the silence but the unique experience found in each and every museum around the country. Whether in Cleveland or Chicago the collections of art are so vast that in every new country or city, you can …

Worked Up About Manipulated Glassdoor Ratings? Maybe It’s Time For a New Approach

John Hollon Brand Ambassadors, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Marketing, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Web/Tech 1 Comment

I learned long ago that user-generated ratings — whether they be on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, or anywhere else — are easily manipulated and should be taken with a grain of salt. So, is anyone really surprised that Glassdoor ratings get manipulated too? The Wall Street Journal recently published an in-depth look at how some companies have figured out how to …

The Most Important Part Of Recruiting Is… Wait For It… It’s…

Kelly Dingee Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee 2 Comments

Not sourcing. Dear God, did I write that? I did. Sourcing is not the most important part of recruiting a candidate. It’s part of it, yes. But the most important part? No. I find people, sure. But what I’m finding these days is I find people and they think “Yeah, it’s probably time for me to make a move… ” …

Kicking It Old School

Ed Baldwin Bad HR, candidate experience, Change, Communication, Ed Baldwin, Employment Law, HR, Innovation, Interviewing, Old School, Recruiting 0 Comments

There is an email that occasionally makes the circuit in the HR community.  The content of this email is an amusing excerpt from a 1940’s transportation magazine article entitled Guide to Hiring Women. The point of this forwarded email isn’t about how atrocious the recruiting practices of women were in the 1940s, but rather to challenge its readers (recruiters, HR …

I Was Ghosting Jobs Back When Ghosting Wasn’t Cool

John Hollon candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Hourly Hiring, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Who says there’s no such thing as “fake” news? This goes through my head whenever I read about how the “ghosting” trend (people skipping job interviews, failing to show up when they get hired, or bailing from a new job with no warning) is disrupting recruiting and hiring, because the more I hear about it, the more I’m convinced that ghosting is …

I’m Getting Too Old For This $***

Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Change, Ed Baldwin, Executive Search, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Old School, Recruiting, Selection, Uncategorized 0 Comments

My pre-interview checklist. Hugo Boss suit. Check (although it fits a lot tighter than I remember it fitting a decade ago). Conservative tie. Check. Polished shoes. Check. Ironed and starched shirt. Check. Fresh shave, cleared hair out of nose and ears. Check. And perhaps most importantly, investing several hours getting to know as much as I can about the slate …

We Want More Diverse Hires!

Tim Sackett ATS, Business Development, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Diversity, HR, Uncategorized 1 Comment

I’m in this really great position in my career where I get to speak to a lot of business leaders. There hasn’t been one leader in the past few years that hasn’t wanted to talk about one of two things (which usually go together): We need more hires We need to increase our diversity Getting more hires is actually really …

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How You Quit Your Job – Things That Make Me Go Hmmm…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Counter-Offers, Giving Notice, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Onboarding 3 Comments

I love the dance that begins once someone has accepted your offer and you’re now talking about a start date in the new role. Especially if they’re employed. Here are the usual intervals and what they mean to me. I’m sure you’ve got some adjustments to these definitions: For Those Currently Working: –No Notice Needed, I can start in under a …

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Career Advice, Hiring Managers, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting 1 Comment

If you’re like me, you’ve routinely got friends, family, and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I’m on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. The more you let the interviewer talk – even encourage her to talk (that’s the …