Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Coaching, Hiring Bias, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Sports, Talent Strategy

Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.  He also became the top scoring player born outside the U.S. ever to play in the NBA. And guess what?  No one expected him to do much in the NBA. From …

What’s My Sourcing Code? Let Me Tell Ya… Bull Durham style

Kelly Dingee Hiring Bias, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Dear FOT Readers, Life can be trying, no? Every once in a while, personally or professionally, I have to circle back to who I am, and what my code is. I’m sharing with you today my sourcing code, Bull Durham style. I believe that keywords are paramount, with the right combination and the right search engine… the right candidates will surface. …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

It’s Easy Peasy to Source Teachers These Days… 4 Strategies to Get You Started

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

It’s not often I do follow-up posts, but I got a lot of mail after last month’s Back-To-School Night Reveals New Sites to Source … from recruiters that need to hire teachers. Everyone wanted to know… how would you source them? I have to imagine the sourcing part is not hard (I’ll give you ideas of how I would start—hang …

Recruit Like A Marketer: Add These 5 Marketers To Your Headcount

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Working With Recruiters

If you’ve read it in a blog post once, you’ve seen it re-tweeted, re-shared and re-posted 1000x. Recruiting=marketing. Or to some degree, recruiters should adopt elements of marketing into their strategy for continued success. But with the average recruiter already wearing multiple hats—sourcer, recruiter, account manager—asking them to tackle marketing while they’re at it feels like an unfair request. I …

The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session. I closed out the session with my “everybody hates HR” pet peeve, which I think is a gross overgeneralization. More importantly, I questioned if employees really do “hate HR,” how is HR …

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the market. Tim, as most professional talent acquisition folks do, scoffed a bit at the term “poaching,” which many people use to describe this. The fact of the matter is that I don’t …

Recruit Like a Marketer: Retarget Your Recruiting Budget Into Retargeting

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Web/Tech

On a scale of zero to very limited, I fall about dead center when it comes to possessing any traditional recruiting experience.  As a result, pulling from a background in B2B marketing, coupled with taking a hat tip from my consumer marketing group, has become a common theme in my approach to helping the team I support. One of the …

How to Source Lesson 3: Know Your Operators

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

So you’ve found a mentor and you’ve worked on being a conversationalist, but now it’s time to talk sourcing online. I recently posed a question on Sourcecon.qa for a friend on whether or not Sourcing Cert’s were still important. When I transitioned to sourcing from being a recruiting generalist, cert’s lended credibility and enabled me to walk in and say I …

RECRUITER RECHARGE: How to Hire a Recruiter – Look for Macgyverisms

Guest: Joel Passen Audacious Ideas, Culture, Hiring Managers, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – Welcome to the Recruiter Recharge, a new series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we’ll do a featured post, a podcast and a short video around a topic that matters to the recruiting community. Up first this month, Newton Software co-founder Joel Passen breaks down the best way …