No More Smelly Candidates With Video Interviewing! #WEBINAR

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Television, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, Web/Tech, Webinar

KD and I are back at it – we’re doing an upcoming webinar on Wednesday May 23rd at 1pm EST (click here to register).  We have a lot of fun with these – we get to check out some very cool stuff in HR – and we get to channel our inner Oprah at the same time!   For this recent …

You Lack the Necessary Qualifications to Read This

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, Good HR, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

You need at least four years of experience to read this post Also, a Master’s degree is not required but highly preferred. I was out of work for about six months last year.  Lots and lots of applications, a fair number of phone interviews, some interviews, and finally a great job that turned out to be a step up from …

3 Myths About Recruiting on Facebook – Haters Love to Argue!

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Five years ago I was invited to speak at a corporate event by a Fortune 500 company, by their HR Department, to speak to their employees about the advantages of joining LinkedIn as a “professional network”.   Do you remember those times?  When HR folks were actually encouraging their software developers, engineers, and professional level employees to join LinkedIn?! Today, HR/Talent …

The Right Talent Acquisition Pros for a Changing Market

RJ Morris Good HR, Job Market, Recruiting, RJ Morris, War for Talent

Most reports peg the end of the recession as 2009, but recruiting pros were slow long after that, as job losses outpaced job additions for too long.  Talent acquisition naturally took a back seat to other business concerns.  When companies struggled, talent acquisition played a lower profile role.  (When it really struggles, talent acquisition gets fired, but that’s a really …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

Facebook IS the Future of Recruiting

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

FOT01 himself, Kris Dunn, and I have been talking about the future of recruiting.  So much time is spent on job boards, LinkedIn, mobile, social, referrals, networks, etc., but Kris and I are simple folk – we need idiot-proof HR types of things. One thing we both agree on is whomever figures out recruiting on Facebook – is THE winner. …

Why Your Company Wants SLOP…

Paul Hebert Candidate Pool, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Retention, Sourcing, The HR Profession, War for Talent

Statistical analysis, usually, seeks to draw conclusions about a population by using a sample that represents that population.  It’s easier to do the math and analysis on 700 people than say, 7 billion people.  Through some complicated math on the sample we can feel confident (given a range of error) that the population will act like our sample.  We use …

A Double Dare to Poach Employees…

RJ Morris Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris, War for Talent

As hiring has increased over the last year, we saw the articles about how hard it was going to be to keep employees. All of a sudden, companies had to remember what retention meant. I can guarantee that during that time, some talent pros in corporate America sat around and talked about developing a “blocking strategy” for people raiding their talent. …