NEWTON’S WEIRD SCIENCE & YOUR TALENT STRATEGY

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Years ago, I started writing about “The Physics of HR.” I based my theory on Newton’s Laws of Motion and their respective applicability to our work in Human Resources. In case you need a refresher, here’s a quick Schoolhouse Rock reminder of Newton’s three laws of motion: An object in a state of motion will remain in motion unless an …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E14 – Gen Z COVID Job Search and Recruiter Outplacement

Kris Dunn Career Advice, COVID-19, Generations, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In episode 14 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn are joined by Tim’s son Cameron and HR professional Chris Hoyt to talk about holidays during quarantine, finding a job straight out of college during a recession, and recruitersrecruitingrecruiters.com. The team discusses the struggles of finding a job in a recession for …

The New Normal for Hourly Hiring!

Tim Sackett Hourly Hiring, Recruiting

We’ve spent almost a decade building recruiting technology and processes catered towards hiring hard-to-find salaried candidates, yet, the vast majority of hires we make are still hourly workers. Tough times create an inflection point that allows us to rebuild the processes that haven’t been working nearly as efficiently as they should. The C-suite has been asking HR and Talent Acquisition …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: Fat Fingered Americans + Airbnb Pays New Grads Not to Show Up Until 2021

Kris Dunn College Recruiting, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting

In episode 13 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn try to defeat boredom and come together to talk about quarantine listening habits, Airbnb’s hiring practices, unpaid internships, and Netflix doc American Factory. The team discusses their feelings and thoughts on Airbnb’s postponed hiring, unpaid internships and other working experiences, …

A Recruiting Book in the Middle of a Pandemic? This One Shows You Can be Both Lucky AND Good

John Hollon COVID-19, Managing People, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Ever hear the old expression, “It’s better to be lucky than good“? It basically says that if you could choose, being lucky is always better than just being good. But Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess grandmaster who is generally considered to be the greatest chess player of all time, thinks the notion that luck is preferable to skill is out-and-out …

3 Things Every Recruiter Should be Doing During The Covid Crisis!

Tim Sackett Change Management, Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Management

Tough times for most recruiters. If you’re lucky, you work for an organization that makes toilet paper, or anything sold at a grocery store, Sam’s Club, or Costco. Most recruiters will find themselves with some downtime. The question is, what do you do as a recruiter who was just put on a hiring freeze, assuming you still have your job!? …

Protect Your Assets – Your People

Kathy Rapp Analyst, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, in the news, Influence, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention, Risks, Talent Strategy

How many of you are in your guest rooms/living rooms/patios “behind closed doors” working on a RIF spreadsheet? It’s a horrible exercise I’ve done too many times, and especially tough right now. With an unimaginable amount of uncertainty across most businesses, cost-savings levers are being pulled. As part of looking for cost-savings, how much quantitative analysis is taking place? It’s …

Time to Stick a Fork in Cover Letters? Only If You Want to Miss the Best Candidates

John Hollon Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes

A couple of years ago, Fistful of Talent published a blog post of mine that not only created a huge reaction but was easily the most well-read article I’ve ever had here.  The title should tell you why: Looking Back at What May Be the “Balliest” Cover Letter of All Time.’ It was about a classic cover letter that the …

2020 Recruiter Tip…Interview Your Future Employer

Kelly Dingee candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Recruiting

For forever it seems, candidates have been directed to research companies before they apply, and definitely before they interview. Common sense, know before you go. And more and more, candidates are doing that, to survive that point in the interview when the recruiter, and subsequently the hiring manager turns to them and says…do you have any questions for me? Think …

Is Hourly Recruiting More Difficult than IT Recruiting!?

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

Let’s say you were an alien. You came to earth in your spaceship, the first person you met was me, and decided you want to be a recruiter just like me! So, I told you to go to some recruiting conferences and check out the profession and we would talk once you returned. A month later we meet for Diet …