4 Reasons Why Startups Struggle at Recruiting

Ben Martinez candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Culture, Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

In 2019, 63% of startups claim that access to talent as their most critical issue and I don’t see the talent issue getting better in 2020… There are reasons and theories as to why, but here are my top 4 reasons why startups struggle to find top talent. 1–They do not look hard enough and settle for the brother and sister-in-law discount.  In the …

LINKEDIN RANT: The Folly of Accepting 90% of the Connection Requests I Get

Kris Dunn Communication, Job Boards, Job Market, job postings, Passive Candidates, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.  It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest database of active and passive candidates …

Today’s Job Listings: They’re Silly, Pretentious, and Have Gone off the Deep End

John Hollon Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Boards, John Hollon, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition

I’ve seen a LOT of job listings over the last few years, so I shouldn’t be surprised at any of the preposterous skill requirements that some hiring managers seem to be looking for. But then I saw this one. I could hardly believe what was listed as the No. 1 required skill for a position as Advisor to the President …

How to be a Better LGBTQ+ Ally to Coworkers and Candidates

Guest: Julian Wyant candidate experience, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Hiring Bias, HR, Managing People, Millenial Voice, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Being an ally is more than just partying at pride parades and wearing rainbow outfits. Sure, those are a great way to show your support–and have a good time–but being an ally means making your LGBTQ+ counterparts feel welcome no matter where they are. And the workplace is a great place to start. Creating an inclusive space at work is …

Great Job Descriptions Matter

Laurie Ruettimann Employee Development, Employment Law, HR, HR & Marketing, job postings, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

I black out with rage whenever someone tells me they want TA or recruiting to report to marketing. While recruiting has both a marketing and sales component, the backbone of hiring is the job description—a compensation, compliance, and technical tool meant to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the role. Job descriptions are the infrastructure of a …

Going Full Circle: Revisiting the Job Fair in 2019

Kelly Dingee candidate experience, College Recruiting, Generations, Job Fairs, Talent Acquisition

Do you ever have a moment in your day where you’re thinking, I can’t believe I’m doing this again? I mean I’ve been a sourcer for eons, I’m pretty adept at finding anyone online. A job fair? Seriously? Why, why, why…. When I was fairly new in recruiting, job fairs were my life. For sure if I was the newest …

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

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 …

Recruiting & What Never Changes: Hiring Managers

Corey Burns Culture, Hiring Managers, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, The HR Profession

I inadvertently took a trip down memory lane when telling a colleague how I got into recruiting and what it was like just 10 years prior. When I first got into recruiting, the country was in the midst of a comeback following the great recession and, luckily, the organization I was with was growing rapidly. To be honest, I was …

The State of Today’s Job Market? It’s Not Nearly as Tight as You Think

John Hollon in the news, Job Market, Labor, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Do you really believe that today’s U.S. unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 1969? Well I don’t, and I’m getting tired of the constant overhype about how this is possibly the greatest market for job seekers ever, and that anyone who wants a job can find one. That’s because the current job market isn’t nearly as good as …

Job Descriptions Are the New Landing Page.

Guest: Rachel Bitte Candidate Pool, Influence, Innovation, job postings, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Rachel Bitte, Recruitment Marketing, Retention, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Talent Acquisition, Video

From the technology we use, to how we approach candidate engagement, so much around the recruiting and hiring process has evolved and improved over the years. But one thing sure hasn’t changed and–in today’s “candidate-driven” labor market–continues to stick out like a sore thumb. I’m talking about job descriptions. Most job ads are still dry, boring, and lack any semblance …