Where Did All The Workers Go!?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

The BLS labor stats came out recently, and it’s a bit perplexing for even us industry folks of what is happening to workers. The labor participation rate prior to the pandemic was around 63.3% and in the most recent month, it fell another .1% to 61.6%. Also, most experts predicted that job growth would be robust around 500K additional jobs, …

Are Thirty First-Round Interviews for a Single Position Reasonable?

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized

I’m Gen X. I’ve seen some things. Live long enough in the recruiting game, and you’ll have stories to tell. AWOL Candidates. Hiring Managers under the influence. Ghosting at a level that would make The Blair Witch Project seem like a cartoon. Do this job long enough, and you’ll become jaded, hardened, free of emotion about the process. Expecting the …

5 Real TA/Hiring Strategies for a Brutal Post-COVID Recruiting World

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized

Hey – it’s 2021. When’s the party getting started again? I kid, but not really. First, talent was slow to come back as the world recovered from COVID-19. Whether you believe that was a byproduct of government subsidies, fear of the workplace, childcare issues, or other factors, it’s clear that many formerly employed workers didn’t return to the workplace, at …

QUICK QUITS: When You Recruit Hard But Onboard Soft

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Managing People, Onboarding, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Acquisition

I’m writing this post in the aftermath of COVID-19, as masks come off, people think about shaking hands again, and companies ramp up hiring post-recession. But this post is relevant anytime your company is coming off a long hiring freeze or downturn and starts hiring at warp speed again in a frothy economy. So, see you again in 2027, I …

Hiring Recruiters at Your Company – Keys for Success

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters

In Episode 40 of BEST HIRE EVER, Kris Dunn talks with Tim Sackett (HRU Tech, Fistful of Talent, The Tim Sackett Project) on best practices when hiring recruiters at your company. Tim and Kris talk through important topcis of note when it comes to “recruiting recruiters”. Please subscribe, rate and review (Apple) and follow (Spotify) to get the latest delivered to you.  Click here if you don’t see the player below! SHOW …

Treat Every Candidate Like a Customer is a Lazy Strategy!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

You should treat every single candidate like a customer! You should treat every employee like a customer! You should treat every stakeholder of your organization like a customer! You should treat every vendor you work with like a customer! You should treat every customer like a…hey, wait a minute! Can we break down the strategy of treating every candidate like …

Pandemic Employment Gaps! Should You Ask Why?!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

So, there was an HR Pro from Amazon who put up a post on LinkedIn, here it is: Jessica Lee and I discussed this on the HR Famous pod. I connected with Lisa on LinkedIn (she actually sent me an invite) and I privately told her I disagreed with her take. She didn’t like that, we went back and forth …

Five Things I’ve Learned by Using Gig Marketplaces Like Fivver and Upwork

Kris Dunn Contingent Workforce, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

You can’t talk TA/Recruiting strategies today without talking about the Gig Economy. While use of contract labor, in the traditional sense, allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by someone else, use of gig workers allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by—wait for it—themselves. Is using the gig economy a viable alternative to traditional recruiting strategies? The …