3 Reasons Not to Botch Breaking Up

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Retention, Talent Strategy

We’ve watched in disbelief as unemployment spikes to record highs – with over 20.5 million jobs lost in April. In addition, there are many more with reduced hours or cut pay not represented in unemployment figures. Suffice it to say, a lot of breakup conversations are being had. By now we’ve all read about some very public horror stories, and …

Time to Stick a Fork in Cover Letters? Only If You Want to Miss the Best Candidates

John Hollon Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes

A couple of years ago, Fistful of Talent published a blog post of mine that not only created a huge reaction but was easily the most well-read article I’ve ever had here.  The title should tell you why: Looking Back at What May Be the “Balliest” Cover Letter of All Time.’ It was about a classic cover letter that the …

2020 Recruiter Tip…Interview Your Future Employer

Kelly Dingee candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Recruiting

For forever it seems, candidates have been directed to research companies before they apply, and definitely before they interview. Common sense, know before you go. And more and more, candidates are doing that, to survive that point in the interview when the recruiter, and subsequently the hiring manager turns to them and says…do you have any questions for me? Think …

Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

Is Hourly Recruiting More Difficult than IT Recruiting!?

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Hourly Hiring, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Let’s say you were an alien. You came to earth in your spaceship, the first person you met was me, and decided you want to be a recruiter just like me! So, I told you to go to some recruiting conferences and check out the profession and we would talk once you returned. A month later we meet for Diet …

Efficiency Recruiting Is Like An Impossible Burger; It’s Got No Meat

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Bad HR, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke

Here is the scene:  This week, my hubs and I were on a travel jaunt and after 3 hours in the car I was desperate for a latte’ (unsweetened almond milk with lots of cinnamon and Splenda on top). Since we were somewhere in the middle of “where the hell?” and “did we almost run over a possum carrying a …

Amazon’s New Hiring Commercial Gets One Thing Really Right!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture

It seems like the world has a love/hate relationship with Amazon. We LOVE Amazon Prime and get all of our stupid stuff next-day, but we tend to want to grind them on their employee experience and hiring practice. It’s quickly becoming holiday season and Amazon probably needs to hire three hundred million people, so they have a new commercial out …

What is the best day to post your job?

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, ATS, Candidate Pool, Uncategorized

It’s a blocking and tackling-type of a question in talent acquisition and recruiting, right? Most of us believe it’s part science and part art. “Well, Tim, that all depends on…” No, it doesn’t. It depends on data and the Appcast data from their 2019 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report says this: Yep, it turns out Monday is the day. Then on …