New Recruiting Campaign – Keyword “Google Killer”….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Kris Dunn, Sourcing

WOW – I love it when a company is in a competitive situation, and lets it all hang out, even with something as image restricted as the recruiting process. What’s gotten me thinking about this?  This freaking cool ad from the Euros within Microsoft, as reported from Valleywag: "After more than a decade of trans-Atlantic antitrust scrutiny, one would think …

Candidates Who Flame Former Co-Workers…Never a Good Idea!

michaelwolfe Candidate Pool, Michael Wolfe, Recruiting

Disclaimer: I have changed the names to protect the innocent in this scenario. As you’ll see and read below, the only innocent ones who deserve protection are “former co-worker”, “manager”, and “third party” – the “candidate” doesn’t deserve protection, but he’ll get it anyway. Here’s the scenario. “Candidate” applies for a job at “Company XYZ” while still employed at “Company …

Here Are Our Candidates For An Open HR Spot – Who Would You Pick?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

We’re filling a HR Coordinator spot on our team to handle a good bit of the transactional load for the department.  Interesting selection, we really didn’t have anyone in our networks, so of course we posted it to all the normal boards – Monster, local SHRM organization. As a result, we got hit with 150-200 applicants.  It’s a direct report …

Rejected Candidates with an IQ of 115 – Will They Ultimately Make Google Uncool?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn

I’m on the record as agreeing with Former Netscape wonderboy, Marc Andreessen, that it’s dangerous to view Google’s approach to Talent as too special.  A focus on the PhD is OK at times, but when you have to have the heavy academic pedigree to get any job at a company, you’re going to miss out on some COLD BLOODED killers …

BCG Global Study – Managing Talent Most Critical HR Challenge Worldwide, But What’s the Definition?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Retention

You know when the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies Managing Talent as the top business concern for companies worldwide, two things are true: 1.  Talent’s a real issue;2.  It’s an issue that will be a revenue driver for BCG moving forward. Here’s the breakdown from the BCG: "Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will …

Candidate Diversity 101 – Simply Placing Ads Is Never Enough…

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Culture, Jessica Lee, Sourcing

In light of the presidential election, the topic of diversity is more salient than ever. Elect a black man or, possibly, a woman for president?  Fast Company partially tackled the issue in its cover story on the brand of Obama. This particular passage got me thinking: “… With census data projecting that 40% of Americans will be nonwhite by 2010, …

Candidates Who Are “Twits”- Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Whether you are a recruiter or a HR pro, you look at resumes all day.  More and more, we’re exposed to candidates who have digital profiles and footprints as well  – which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Lisa Barone’s recent post on Twittering, and whether that’s a positive for a candidate you are considering for one …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …