The Interview Lies That Bind Us

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Uncategorized 1 Comment

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 1 Comment

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 …

Working to Become a Hiring Manager of Choice

David Barlaam candidate experience, Hiring Managers, Recruiting 1 Comment

This month I’ve hired half a dozen employees for my team, and as I talked to them during a break in their training, I asked them about their experience. I was especially curious about what influenced their interest initially, how the process went for them, what were their concerns, and when did they decide they wanted the job. What made …

The Art of the Intake Call in Recruiting

David Barlaam Candidate Pool, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting

If 2020 has taught us anything at all, it’s that we live in a very unpredictable world, and surprises await us at nearly every turn. How good is someone at what they do, and more importantly, how well will they do it once they join our organization? Can we hire people who have never done our desired work and expect …

Hiring Managers Don’t Want More Candidates!

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Selection

There is a giant mistake most organizations make in marketing. Bad marketers perpetuate this notion that buyers want choice. “What we need is more choices for buyers! If we just had more choices our sales would be higher!” In fact, more choices increase buyer confusion and actually stalls buying decisions for most people. “We” (the collective lot of us) have …

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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnaroo.

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing

I’ve noticed a recent, frightening phenomenon. And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick–one that HR professionals, interviewers, and interviewees abuse unabashedly. The head nod. Or as some others call it, …

Low Tide in the Management Harbor

Paul Hebert COVID-19, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Managing People, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

I know. Every post on the internet is now focused on how to respond to these weird and franky, unprecedented times. And as this is a predominately HR-focused site I’m sure you’re seeing all the ways HR should, could, would handle things. Nobody really knows. We are all making it up as we go along because no one has had …

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 …

Recruiter Appreciation? That’s Crazy Talk!

William J. Wiggins Employee Development, employee experience, Hiring Managers, Recognition, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Every week in one meeting or another, I witnessed the systemic denigration of recruiting. If the issue was sales were not meeting their goals, it was recruiting’s fault. Customer satisfaction at an all-time low? Blame a recruiter. I believe a recruiter was once blamed for an intertropical convergence zone causing rain; and quite possibly global warming. Enough already! Despite being …