The Simple Test All Managers Must Pass Before Being Allowed To Make A Hire

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Culture, Hiring Managers, Interviewing

Generally speaking I lean towards the more liberal side when it comes to involving employees in critical decisions facing their organization.  After all, we hire adults (for the most part) and adults are capable of handling the truth and making tough decisions.  But I’ve come around to the point of view that while involvement and engagement is an important part …

3 Questions Freakin’ Awesome Candidates Ask

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Work Life Balance

I read and essentially disagreed with a post over at Recruiter.com about “7 Questions Great Candidates Ask“, so figured I better pony up with some of my favorite questions.  It wasn’t that ALL 7 sucked, but they were predictable,  like “Why did the previous job holder leave?”  And, “job holder”?  Really??!  Who says “job holder”? I did like #7 – …

The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …

Why Time to Hire is the Worst Recruiting Metric of Them All

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Bad HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting

I’ve complained in the past about certain old skool HR metrics that are still hanging around in our organizations even though they don’t really matter (at best) or actually damage an organization (at worst). But many of us still diligently report on them regularly even though deep down we know they don’t mean jack. Now I’ll be the first to …

Recruit Me Like You Mean It!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Sports, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Have you guys ever seen a top level athlete in high school get recruited to play college sports?  I'm not talking about your best friend Mary's son, Billy, who hit .338 his senior at Northern High and is getting a partial scholarship to St. Mary's Western Community College.  I'm talking top 100 kids who have offers from USC, Notre Dame, …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …