Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

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Train Station Feedback: A Situation Where No One Wins

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Communication, Interviewing, Recruiting

Let me break down a scene for you I recently saw on the Sandy Springs MARTA platform (i.e. a major commuter hub) at quitting time: Two young professionals stand a few feet away from each other—Girl and Guy. Girl keeps glancing over towards Guy until she finally makes the decision to go over to him. Guy takes earbuds out, apparently knowing …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Gerry Crispin – Candidate Experience and His New Hat

Dawn Burke candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” Dawn Burke talks to industry legend Gerry Crispin about Candidate Experience – what it is and how you can apply the concept to your own recruiting shop – whether big or small. Oh yeah, Gerry has a new hat.  It’s not a flat bill Yankees cap either – although that would have been cool as well… …

Talent Acquisition Is The Only HR Function That Matters

Dawn Burke candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Uncategorized

Sorda. I’m a generalist. I’m a grinder. I’m a leader. As a generalist at heart I do it all. Many of you do as well. So when I’m asked what is the most important function under the HR umbrella, I take a deep breath. I mean, picking the most important HR function is like: Saying your oldest child is the …

Your Recruiting Video Sucks!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, HR Tech, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video

If I’ve learned anything, anything at all, in my career in HR and Talent Acquisition it’s that HR and TA pros usually suck at being creative! The problem is, they think they’re REALLY creative! You’re not. Stop it. Here’s the main the problem, it’s not that you actually aren’t creative in real life, it’s that your need to be both …

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the …

Should You Consider Social Media in Recruiting Decisions?

Ben Olds Ben Olds, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Mobile Recruiting, Online Applications, Recruiting

You know the story—girl meets boy, girl likes boy, girl wants to hire boy, girl decides to check boy’s Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram, girl sees stuff she doesn’t like about boy, girl doesn’t hire boy. Is this OK? What do you think? Let’s exclude LinkedIn from the debate since that’s a generally accepted business and recruiting tool. What about all the others? Yes—it’s …

Introducing The Great Candidate Experience Impresario: Gerry Crispin

Dawn Burke Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke

At FOT you’ve seen posts, videocasts and pretty hearty debates about a topic that still has legs: Candidate Experience. In working with Jobvite on this series, they thought it would be fabulous if I introduced someone who we both consider to be the founder, the impresario, the visionary, the sponsor, and the advocate of the candidate experience movement—Gerry Crispin. You wanna …

Falling In love With Candidates!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

A weird thing happens in most Talent Acquisition shops around the world. There is a love/hate relationship with candidates, and let’s face it, that relationship tends to stay on the hate side too much! The thing with candidates is they are the solution to our problem and our problem all at the same time! Everything you hear at conferences and read …

Real Life Recruiting From The Trenches: What Keeps Us Up At Night

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

You read a lot about talent acquisition (that’s what fancy people call recruiting) from consultants, agencies and analysts paid to attend conferences. Who don’t you hear from? Corporate Recruiters. Corporate recruiters, in the trenches everyday, knocking it out for companies everywhere. Not for commission (in some cases), but for the love of the company. For the love of connecting. For …