2020 Employee Referral Program Data! How do you stack up?

Tim Sackett Brand Ambassadors, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

The Holy Grail of Hiring is Employee Referrals. Period. End of story. If you don’t get it, you shouldn’t be in the business of hiring people. Please do not pass go, do not collect $200. (Wait, is it still $200 for passing Go in Monopoly? You would think inflation would have adjusted that!) Drafted, an employee referral startup, apparently (Hey, …

What Your Recruiters Should Do When a Hiring Manager Doesn’t Want to Interview Submitted Candidates

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters 0 Comments

Let’s talk about hiring managers. The good kind, the bad kind, and everything in between. Your recruiters do good work. Let’s assume that. Also, let’s assume that on the req in question, they’ve done good work and submitted candidates that the hiring manager should reasonably consider. But wait!! That’s a loaded assumption, right? Let’s talk about how you know as …

What is your Talent Narrative?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

Your talent narrative is your talent story. When you, or your CEO, or a hiring manager, sit in front of a candidate from entry-level, low-skill, to a c-suite position, what narrative are you sharing? Is it the same for all levels, does it adjust based on the relative value of the position, or maybe you’re selling a narrative about the …

Choice in Recruiting is a Tax!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

Hiring Manager: “I like the last three candidates you sent me, but I would like to see a few more.” Recruiter: (To themselves) You have to be kidding me! It took me 3 weeks to find those 3! (Out loud) “Sure, we’ll get right on it!” This happens every single day in every single industry across the world. The reality …

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 …

Calling Yourself “Dr.” in the Workplace, Best Work Christmas Stories

Kris Dunn Communication, Recruiting

In episode 43 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together to discuss Christmas shopping, the term ‘Dr.’ in corporate America, and HR Christmas horror stories. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player below) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! Show Highlights: 2:00 – Have …

Working to Become a Hiring Manager of Choice

David Barlaam candidate experience, Hiring Managers, Recruiting

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 …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

The HR Famous Podcast: Recruiter Behavior in 2020

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, The HR Famous Podcast

In Episode 40 of The HR Famous Podcast, Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee appear at TalentNet Live and do a panel on behavioral trends among recruiters in 2020, using the 2020 Recruiter Nation Survey from Jobvite as their source for conversation. The gang discusses how recruiters have changed in the depths of COVID, Tim gives his rant about the use of social media by recruiters, JLee notices that female recruiters might …

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 …