Bad Reputation: A Rant on Applicant Tracking Systems + How To Be A Better Buyer

Katrina Kibben ATS, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Online Applications, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech 3 Comments

I’ve been traveling more than usual over the last few weeks, which inevitably means I have to leave the comfort of my favorite airline (Southwest) for more favorable flight times or prices. After one particularly long travel sprint, I ended up on Frontier. Frontier is one of those airlines that promotes the super cheap flights– the “$10 to Vegas” kind …

If You Just Rely on AI to Train Managers, Don’t Be Surprised at the Management You Get.

John Hollon Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR Tech, HR Technology, Leadership, Learning and Development, Onboarding, Online Applications, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles 0 Comments

I’m not easily surprised, but I am when I see something like this: According to The Wall Street Journal, companies are now turning to robots to train and coach young managers. *Insert your bad manager joke here* According to The Journal, the training comes in the form of a bot, “a manager-training app powered by the artificial intelligence of IBM …

Micro-Internships: A Gig Economy Way to Find Great Young Talent.

John Hollon College Recruiting, Generations, HR, Internships, Job Boards, John Hollon, Learning and Development, Networking, Online Applications, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workplace Flexibilty

Count me as a big fan of college internships. I’ve told this story before, but I trace my long career as a journalist and media executive back to my college internship on the Metro Desk of the Los Angeles Times. I got class credit instead of pay, but that wasn’t the point. I wanted a chance to write something that …

What Would Hotel Tonight Look Like for Jobs?

Kris Dunn Business Development, Change, Communication, Hourly Hiring, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Online Applications, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

My friend Tim Sackett tweeted this question out last week–what’s the Hotel Tonight of jobs? For the uninitiated, Hotel Tonight is another on-demand app. Similar to Uber but for hotels, it allows you to scan the area you are in or are traveling to in order to pick up a great deal on a hotel at the level you’re looking for–budget, …

Should You Consider Social Media in Recruiting Decisions?

Ben Olds Ben Olds, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Mobile Recruiting, Online Applications, Recruiting

You know the story—girl meets boy, girl likes boy, girl wants to hire boy, girl decides to check boy’s Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram, girl sees stuff she doesn’t like about boy, girl doesn’t hire boy. Is this OK? What do you think? Let’s exclude LinkedIn from the debate since that’s a generally accepted business and recruiting tool. What about all the others? Yes—it’s …

Read It And CHEER: BEST Candidate Response Ever

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, HR, Online Applications, Recruiting, Web/Tech

Yesterday my recruiter received the GREATEST candidate response to a rejection notice I’ve seen as an HR pro. For context: this candidate’s experience/salary requirements weren’t as great a match for this role as others, so we sent our standard reject email. CANDIDATE’S RESPONSE (all identifying information has been removed) Dear Beth, Thank you for your letter on December 1, 2015. …

2015 Employer Branding Resolutions

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Online Applications, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, The HR Profession

It’s the first Monday in January and the first day back to work for corporate America after the holiday season. At this point in the year, you’ve already had 4 days to break your resolutions; but hey, who’s judging? It’s hard to make anything stick when you’re coming off a two-week bender of eggnog, relatives and glitter. But I digress… …

Online Applications: Beyond Thunderdome

Guest: David Anderson HR, Online Applications, Recruiting

I didn’t know what it was like out there until I started looking for a new place to hang my hat. It’s a long story, but basically it involves a long and fruitful career, facility relocation, my decision not to relocate, and a retention bonus plan for a smooth transition. So, for the first time in a number of years, …