Talent Acquisition Leaders! When Was the Last Time You Fired a Hiring Manager?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

In the third-party recruiting world, we like to talk all big and aggressive about “firing” clients. “Yeah, ABC Corp was a bunch of idiots to work with, they didn’t know what they really wanted, I fired them!” No, you didn’t, Timmy! Calm down! Okay, you’re probably right. I don’t really “fire” a client, I just stop working with them. Stop …

Fast, Good and Cheap: Pick 2 for Recruiting in a Post-COVID World

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

I’m on record as calling BS on the psychology of many Hiring Managers in a postrecession world, as many hiring managers think they have postrecession hiring power when it comes to the recruiting process. For a brief time after a recession, this theory is true. Recessions lead to high unemployment, which means candidate supply outstrips employer demand. The issue, of …

Why are Leaders A$$holes When it Comes to Giving Up Talent?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management

Internal mobility has never been hotter. Organizations like Workday and Oracle spent years building out their internal mobility tech and I didn’t get it at first. I’m like, is this really needed!? Then, organizations started using it and it exploded! Turns out, our employees actually like us, but they want the freedom to move within our organizations. That is making …

Dealing with Crazy Hiring-Manager Psychology after a Pandemic

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Hiring Managers, Passive Candidates

“You know, KD, there are a lot of people looking for work out there now” <KD stares into the abyss.> “I’d like to see some more candidates.” <KD ponders whether anger management therapy is a thing.> “I think we’ll keep looking; I didn’t like the way she came back with a counteroffer. Doesn’t she know there are a lot of …

What Your Recruiters Should Do When a Hiring Manager Doesn’t Want to Interview Submitted Candidates

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters

Let’s talk about hiring managers. The good kind, the bad kind, and everything in between. Your recruiters do good work. Let’s assume that. Also, let’s assume that on the req in question, they’ve done good work and submitted candidates that the hiring manager should reasonably consider. But wait!! That’s a loaded assumption, right? Let’s talk about how you know as …

The Interview Lies That Bind Us

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Uncategorized

Guess who lies the most during interviews? Yes, you are right! How do I know you’re right, without even finding out your answer? Because everyone lies during interviews! Hiring Managers lie. Interviewees lie. HR lies. The Recruiters lie. Everyone. Lies. The Wall Street Journal recently did a piece on all the lies and the types of lies that happen during …

Female Hiring Managers are Wired to be More Selective!

Tim Sackett Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Women, Women in the Workplace

That seems sexist, Tim! Really? Is it sexist if it’s true and based on science? Asking for my friend, Tim, who tends to struggle to know the difference between science and sexism! Okay, here’s the science: On Tinder, men swipe right (Like) on 60% of women’s profiles On Tinder, women swipe right (Like) on 4% of men’s profiles Nice, Tinder …

If It’s “Unconscious” Bias That’s Better, Right?

William J. Wiggins candidate experience, Diversity, EEO, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition

If Nostradamus had made a prediction about the state of equality in the year 2021, it’s likely that he would have predicted equality for all human beings. Yet here we are, in 2021 still struggling with of all things, INEQUALITY. Let’s be honest, the workplace can be a hotspot for biases and discrimination that gives inequality its foundation, starting with …