Adjusting Your Attention Is The Key To Getting Great Results

Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, candidate experience, Change Management, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Hiring Managers 0 Comments

If you run a coffee bean company (which I do), expect more bags of beans to be sold and when Barry complains about doing more work (e.g. more bags of beans to fill), you will need to listen. If you recruit and hire people (which I do), expect that someone (e.g., other Barry) at your client company will spam your …

Your 5-Point “My Careers Site is Ok” Audit

Katrina Kibben Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture 0 Comments

“Did you see our careers site?” I mumble, “yes,” knowing what they are going to say next. I get the question every time.  “Well, what do you think of it?”  I use the same answer every time, too: “Do you want the explicit truth or the polished answer?” I usually laugh when I say this to break the awkward silence …

4 Reasons Why Startups Struggle at Recruiting

Ben Martinez candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Culture, Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

In 2019, 63% of startups claim that access to talent as their most critical issue and I don’t see the talent issue getting better in 2020… There are reasons and theories as to why, but here are my top 4 reasons why startups struggle to find top talent. 1–They do not look hard enough and settle for the brother and sister-in-law discount.  In the …

Two Questions To Ask Before Writing A Job Posting

Katrina Kibben Brand Ambassadors, candidate experience, Recruitment Marketing 0 Comments

Asking questions is not built into the psychology of our society, and it’s unfortunate really. I mean, you tell me. How many times have you asked your partner or child – “well, did you ask?”  How many times was the answer “no”? Exactly. Social norms have made it weird to ask too many questions of a stranger. We’re all so …

What’s the Rush? Can You Dump Your Quick Application?

Katrina Kibben ATS, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Uncategorized

I’m all for efficiency. Check out any of those online personality assessments that are supposed to help you sell to me. I like direct communication. Let’s get shit done.  I’m the same way when I go to the grocery store. I organize my list in the order of the rows. I don’t like to wander aisles at all.  Speed is …

Taking Talent Old School: How to Create a Positive Candidate Experience

Mark Fogel candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Mark Fogel, Old School, Online Applications, Recruiting

We constantly hear stories about bad experiences candidates have in our recruiting processes – and not just about the lack of personalization in the pipelining process. I have my own war chest of stories and a few as a candidate, not as the recruiter.  A couple of year back I personally sent out over 600 resumes in a 10-month period …

How to be a Better LGBTQ+ Ally to Coworkers and Candidates

Guest: Julian Wyant candidate experience, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Hiring Bias, HR, Managing People, Millenial Voice, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Being an ally is more than just partying at pride parades and wearing rainbow outfits. Sure, those are a great way to show your support–and have a good time–but being an ally means making your LGBTQ+ counterparts feel welcome no matter where they are. And the workplace is a great place to start. Creating an inclusive space at work is …

Going Full Circle: Revisiting the Job Fair in 2019

Kelly Dingee candidate experience, College Recruiting, Generations, Job Fairs, Talent Acquisition

Do you ever have a moment in your day where you’re thinking, I can’t believe I’m doing this again? I mean I’ve been a sourcer for eons, I’m pretty adept at finding anyone online. A job fair? Seriously? Why, why, why…. When I was fairly new in recruiting, job fairs were my life. For sure if I was the newest …

My Candidates Don’t Want Me to Text Message Them!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Communication, Email, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

I was speaking to a group of HR pros and leaders recently and this 50-ish-year-old guy says this to me, “Tim, I hear you telling everyone we should be texting candidates, but my candidates don’t want me to text them!” Really!?! What I really say: “If you are in talent acquisition today and you are not texting candidates, you should …

The 996 Recruiting Schedule!

Tim Sackett ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Digital Interviewing, Driving Productivity, Hiring Managers, Innovation, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Policies, Pop Culture, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech, Work Life Balance

If you didn’t see it, Jack Ma, the co-founder, and billionaire behind Alibaba, was out promoting his own work schedule that’s been dubbed “996”! Basically, Jack works 9 am to 9 pm, six days per week, and sees absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The internet lost its mind. And by ‘internet’ I mean mostly soft, not so hard working folks …