Improve Employee Development by Starting with Yourself.

Corey Burns Business Development, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Corey Burns, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development, Training and Development

It’s not a secret that continued development is a defining factor of lasting success. There’s truth in the saying, “what got you here won’t get you there.” Too often, I find that we forget about developing ourselves and being honest with the growth opportunities that we face as leaders. This is why I focus on building a mindset of high-level …

The Best Two-Minute Career Advice

Corey Burns Career Advice, Career Paths, Coaching, College Recruiting, Communication, Corey Burns, Interviewing, Learning

I was given two minutes’ worth of advice nearly twelve years ago, and I repeated that same advice to colleague last week. It’s proof that it’s still relevant, regardless of time. My goal for this article is to be simple, quick, and for readers to come away with the simplest advice to absorb and ultimately share with others. To cut …

Tech Isn’t Your Savior – It’s Your Accelerator

Corey Burns A.I., ATS, Books, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Corey Burns, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, HR

This past September, I wrote an article about recruiting “tech stack”: tools and technology that combine to help enable the recruiting function. The words “help enable” are two of the most important words in that statement, because technology is an accelerator, not a creator, of momentum. While I stand by the explanation of the term “tech stack,” my thought process …

Holiday Season = Referral Season

Corey Burns Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Corey Burns, Employee Referrals, Referrals

‘Tis the season when business begins to taper just enough for us to embark on a hiring push, to onboard and train our newest team members. For the fall and winter months, this is our window of opportunity to ensure we’re ahead of the hiring curve before it’s too late. If our hiring initiatives during this time fall short of …

Recruiting Tech Stack: Yes, it’s a Thing.

Corey Burns Corey Burns, HR Tech, HR Technology, Talent Strategy, Tech Talent

Enabling teams and leveraging resources is at the core of what we do as leaders, whether that’s in TA or another capacity. Early on in my role, I was challenged to help evaluate and finalize our tech stack for the recruiting team. Rather than reinventing the wheel, I took a lesson from our Chief Operation Officer and simplified things by …

Move Over Millennials – Brace Yourself for EVERYONE’S Opinion on Gen Z

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Culture, Diversity, Generations, Hiring Bias

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” Let’s be clear, this is not my quote! You’ll be surprised to know that this was written by Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, around 350 BCE. This is a perfect example of the everlasting topic of …

When Candidates Lie – Stay or Run?

Corey Burns candidate experience, Corey Burns, Digital Interviewing, Employment Law, Good HR, Interviewing, Sourcing

“Every candidate lies.” This is exactly what one recruiter told me when I was first getting into the talent industry. Naturally, this was an over-generalization and was meant to be funny. However, there is some truth to that statement (though it’s certainly not fair to say that every candidate lies). After gaining years of experience and racking up thousands of …

Are Your Company Values Helping or Hurting?

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Culture

Core values: the words that propel a company to great heights. Simply place them on the “about us” tab on your company website, hang a sign on the break room wall, and periodically send an email as a reminder – right?  I think we all know it doesn’t happen that way. The purpose behind the existence of company values seems …

Learning & Development – It’s Really About $$$

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Learning and Development

When explaining L&D to others outside of work, I often take the short route and say it’s a fancy word for training and employee performance. Most don’t understand that learning is an ongoing function rather than a specific task, which is why it’s not just “training”. Fortunately for those who are in Learning & Development, it’s really the “feel good” …

Lessons Learned From The Intense Leader

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Leadership

I still remember the booming voice heard from across the office five years ago when I began working at my current organization. It was a loud, opinionated, and rough-around-the-edges leader who had immense influence over the direction of the organization. After a year working with him, I was confused about why he had so much influence. Our leadership styles were …