2018 Was the Tipping Point for Recruiting

Guest: Rachel Bitte Business Development, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, Email, Employment Branding and Culture 2 Comments

Unemployment rates haven’t quite reached zero (at least, not yet!) but with figures so low and the economy booming, it’s never been a harder time to be a recruiter. As we continue to see more job openings posted than people to fill them, we’ve finally reached the tipping point when it comes to hiring. As a Fistful of Talent faithful, …

You Lowballed Your Candidate and He Accepted #MerryChristmas

Ben Martinez Benefits, Business Development, candidate experience, Compensation/Cash Money, Holidays, HR 1 Comment

Merry Christmas. Can we still say that? Happy Holidays if that term is not allowed. But I digress… Candidates decline offers, hiring managers do irrational things, but sometimes a hiring manager can lowball an offer to a candidate ($20K or more, less than expectations) and get them to accept. If you are the hiring manager with a tight budget, this …

Oh No, I Have Been Placed at Table 19!

Mark Fogel A.I., ATS, Business Development, candidate experience, Communication, Conferences, Email, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mark Fogel

Alright, you may ask what does being placed at table 19 mean. Well, it is a metaphor taken from the Movie “Table 19”. The table is a place for folks invited to a wedding or any type of celebration, and the hosts don’t know where to place them. Some might even say the folks placed at this table are unwanted …

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, War for Talent

Gen X version: “Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime“ Millennial version: “Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here’s my number, So call me, maybe!” Aside from the observation that Millennials are much coyer in their request for a call (“So call me, maybe!”) and those of us who identify …

Fear and Loathing in HR and Talent Acquistion

Kris Dunn ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Marketing, Leadership, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

If FOT has anything in our readers, we have the following: –Readers who are generally looking for the best way to do things. –Readers who are trying to be better than the average HR/TA pro. –Readers who like to change things. That’s great, right?  The answer is actually MOST OF THE TIME, IT’S GREAT. SOMETIMES IT’S NOT. This is a …

This Job Crunch is our Least Favorite Form of Exercise

Guest: Rachel Bitte ATS, Brand Ambassadors, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Communication, Email, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, HR Tech, HR Technology, Job Market, Jobvite, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Rachel Bitte, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

Have you heard? For four straight months this year, the number of open jobs outnumbered the people out of work in the U.S. If you’re like most in the talent acquisition biz, you’re probably feeling the squeeze of this historically tight labor market. There are no signs that this trend will slow down soon, which is great news for workers …

The Placebo Employment Brand

Tim Sackett Business Development, candidate experience, Communication, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett

There’s a ton of research done on placebos. You give one group the real medicine, you give another group the ‘placebo‘ pills, and then tell both groups what they should expect… and amazingly in almost every test, the placebo group will see most of the same effects as the real medicine group. The power of the mind is a crazy …

Your Next Recruiting Goal Should be to Make Candidates Feel “Seen, Heard, and Remembered”

Guest: Rachel Bitte candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Generations, HR, Networking, Pop Culture, Rachel Bitte, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sports, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, War for Talent

Earlier this month, I joined hundreds of talent acquisition pros in downtown San Francisco for Jobvite’s annual Recruiter Nation Live event (full disclosure: I’m employed by Jobvite). In addition to exchanging some new stories, the best recruiting practices, and winning strategies with our peers, I also had the great pleasure of speaking on-stage with the incredible Molly Bloom. In case …

“Do you like essential oils?” Is NOT a Legitimate Interview Question!

William Wiggins candidate experience, EEO, Employment Law, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Learning, Policies, Recruiting, Risks, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

After being twenty minutes late for our long-awaited connection, she opened the conversation with: “About me, prior to coming here, I worked at a day spa.” “Do you like essential oils?” “I feel like we’ve met before?” “Oh, November is your birthday? That’s Sagittarius, I’m a stereotypical Capricorn.” “Do you have any pets or young children? Good, because we work …

Don’t Be Greedy: An Argument for User-Centric Design in HR

Kylie Quetell ATS, candidate experience, Career Advice, Employee Communications, Employee Development, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, T+D, Talent Acquisition

Imagine a company that puts its needs before that of their customers. Consider what the shelf life of that organization would be. Picture, if you can, the number of good things that would be said about that organization. Zero – the answer is zero. That’s because no one would choose to work with a company that doesn’t put their users …