The Future of Recruiting Tools

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employee Referrals, Good HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

What tools are you currently using to find candidates? -Resume databases – probably 90% of recruiters (internal and external). -LinkedIn – probably 75% of recruiters with professional type openings. -Facebook – probably 15% of recruiters (this will change quickly – agency recruiting folks are already heavily involved in Facebook search). -Google Boolean searching – 5% or so – we in …

Are You Trying to Shave Off Squared Edges to Make Talent Fit?

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, War for Talent

Houston is blessed and cursed right now and I’m not just talking about the Texans.  The city is booming due to the vibrant oil and gas industry; and the booming also means talent is scarce. A recent gathering of Houston’s CHRO’s had some oil and gas leaders bantering about talent, specifically the challenge of changing demographics alongside current leaders.  An …

Hiring is Broken

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Job Market, Labor, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Our system for hiring employees is broken.  What’s more, I’m not sure that anyone knows how to fix it. Take a look at a very scary chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. So, of everyone who is currently unemployed, almost 40% of them have been out of work for more than six months. This has never happened in any …

High Potentials That Move Faster Than You

Steve Gifford Change, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Development, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Your organization moves at a certain pace.  Your high potential employees, though, move at a faster pace — that’s probably why you identified them as high potential in the first place!  Unfortunately, without the rest of the organization following along, the effort may fall flat. I’ve been thinking about this recently because this month marks the ten-year anniversary of the …

Legislative Gridlock: Yes, It’s a Talent Issue

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, HR, Leadership, Policies, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Sequestration, filibuster, campaign finance… Congressional dysfunction isn’t just them, it’s how *we* manage them! Consider the recruiting pool a member of Congress.  Technically, you only need to be a citizen and over 35, so the talent pool is pretty large.  Realistically, though, it’s hard to run for Congress if it’s your first time in elected office.  You’re probably a local …

The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …

Recruit Me Like You Mean It!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Sports, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Have you guys ever seen a top level athlete in high school get recruited to play college sports?  I'm not talking about your best friend Mary's son, Billy, who hit .338 his senior at Northern High and is getting a partial scholarship to St. Mary's Western Community College.  I'm talking top 100 kids who have offers from USC, Notre Dame, …

What HR Expects From Universities

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Seeker Advice, Making Offers, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Resumes, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent

I was talking recently to a head of HR of a manufacturing company in the Midwest about some recruiting challenges they were having.  You see, I don't know if you know this or not, but I'm kind of a big deal when it comes to providing solutions for people's recruiting challenges. Anyway – my solution for her was she needed …