Is This Recruiting Leadership Job a Dream or a Nightmare?

Kris Dunn Leadership, Negotiation, Performance, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Gather around the campfire/whiteboard team! It’s time to play the game we rarely get a chance to play, because there’s not enough transparency in the world. It’s time to play “IS THIS RECRUITING LEADERSHIP JOB A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE?” If there’s one thing that’s almost always true as any of us switch jobs, it’s that you never have perfect …

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 …

How Can We Create The Illusion of Scarcity of Our Jobs?

Tim Sackett Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Do you want to know what the perfect job in Talent Acquisition is? It’s working for the brand or organization where everyone, or seemingly everyone, wants to work! Duh! Right? But, no, think about this for a second. The reality is scarcity causes demand. Why do certain sneakers from Adidas and Nike sell out in seconds? Because the demand is …

Live Recruiting Events (for Candidates) Are About To Come Back to Life

Kris Dunn Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Think about it. It make sense that if we’re about to take off the masks and convert some WFH people back to the office, a dinosaur in the recruiting process— THE LIVE EVENT—is about to make a comeback. You remember the live event, right? It’s also known as a JOB FAIR by the kids who aren’t looking to be cool. …

STEAL THESE SLIDES: We’re Making PPT Decks on Recruiting For You to Use (as your own)

Kris Dunn Leadership, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Admit it – you loved the Netflix Culture deck back in the day, right? The simplicity, the great ideas, the black and white slides. But you don’t have enough time to spend on presentation decks. You have other stuff to do. That’s why we created the Steal These Slides series!  Hit this link to get the first deck! Every time we do a roadmap, a tool …

What Sales Rep Title Will Generate the Most Traffic to Your Job Posting?

Kris Dunn Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Great research and post over at OnGig related to which Sales Titles generate the most traffic to job postings. You can click on the image to the right to blow up the pie charts to a more readable view. To summarize what OnGig found, here’s some numbers on the most prevalent sales job titles and the traffic they generated.  Take a look …

Talent Acquisition Leaders! When Was the Last Time You Fired a Hiring Manager?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In the third-party recruiting world, we like to talk all big and aggressive about “firing” clients. “Yeah, ABC Corp was a bunch of idiots to work with, they didn’t know what they really wanted, I fired them!” No, you didn’t, Timmy! Calm down! Okay, you’re probably right. I don’t really “fire” a client, I just stop working with them. Stop …

Fast, Good and Cheap: Pick 2 for Recruiting in a Post-COVID World

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

I’m on record as calling BS on the psychology of many Hiring Managers in a postrecession world, as many hiring managers think they have postrecession hiring power when it comes to the recruiting process. For a brief time after a recession, this theory is true. Recessions lead to high unemployment, which means candidate supply outstrips employer demand. The issue, of …

Why are Leaders A$$holes When it Comes to Giving Up Talent?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management

Internal mobility has never been hotter. Organizations like Workday and Oracle spent years building out their internal mobility tech and I didn’t get it at first. I’m like, is this really needed!? Then, organizations started using it and it exploded! Turns out, our employees actually like us, but they want the freedom to move within our organizations. That is making …