Stop Wasting My Time With Your Great References!!!

timtolan Interviewing, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

I think many of our clients (and the vast majority of employers) really view the reference and background checks as part of their “back-end” process and invest little time performing a detailed reference on a candidate they are ready to engage in the offer stage. It’s sort of “let’s get this out of the way” so we can “check the …

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 …

Thanks for Coming In to Interview – We’ll Start With Monotone, Followed by My Phone Ringing…

Jessica Lee Culture, Interviewing, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

All right. So, I’m kind of superficial. I’ll admit it. Appearance, presentation and overall packaging mean a lot to me and I believe they make a pretty big impact. Even when it comes to interviewing, I feel like I represent my company and therefore, I want to make a great impression on candidates. I put on a suit for most …

TopGrading: War and Peace Mixed With Interviewing…

timtolan Interviewing, Tim Tolan

Like behavioral interviewing?  Great!  Want to take it to next level and cause your candidates to feel pain?  If so, try TopGrading, recently featured in Workforce and available at a mega-bookstore near you… I must admit the comments you are about to read on TopGrading (TG) are quite personal…that’s just how it is. I was introduced to TG years ago …

The Clock’s Ticking – Don’t Let Hiring Managers Delay the Offer…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Recruiting

Pet Peeve time at Fistful of Talent today.  I hate it when I scrub up the employment brand, do phone interviews, get the right candidate in….wait for it…..then the hiring manager doesn’t want to make a call. He might be too busy.  He might be waiting for a purple squirrel to appear from the tree.  Whatever.. If you are slow, …

Ugly Candidates – First Impressions Rob You of Objectivity…

Kris Dunn Interviewing, Kris Dunn

Ugly is subjective.  Somewhere in the big database in the sky is an indexed ranking of how attractive we all are compared to each other.   Unfortunately, you aren’t a subscriber to that database.  You (whether as a recruiter, HR pro, hiring manager or candidate) have to rely on the subjective ability of people to separate what matters (knowledge, skills and …