The Three Types of Contractors that HR and Recruiting Leaders Meet When They Get to Heaven!

Kris Dunn Contingent Workforce, Influence

Paradise. Eden. Nirvana. Whatever you call it, we’d all like to make it to Heaven. There’s just this one little catch. What if the HR and TA/Recruiting leaders who make it to Heaven are presented with a slew of contract labor components handling the most important activities in what some call the “Happy Valley?” I’ll tell you what would happen. …

The Perfect One-on-One Meeting for Remote TA Leaders!

Tim Sackett Coaching, Employee Coaching, Managing People, Talent Acquisition

Managing a remote team of recruiters isn’t easy! Especially if some of those recruiters are new to the show, or under-performing. Most TA leaders grew up in a world where we were able to get up close and personal with our teams. To be able to hear how they were interacting with candidates, and deliver our “brilliant” coaching when needed. …

3 Interview Questions to Ask: Getting Negative Information from Candidates

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Digital Interviewing, Interviewing, Selection

I know. We should be kinder and gentler during the sh*****w that this past year has been. I generally agree. There’s just this one little problem. As hiring everywhere ramps back up, we’ve lost any muscle memory we once had related to interviewing. Let’s face it, most hiring managers (and some of us as real recruiters) aren’t great to begin …

Do You Have a Talent Supply Committee at Your Company?

Tim Sackett Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

A Talent Supply what? We have stupid committees for everything in today’s organizations. Some are legit (committees focused on belonging and inclusive culture, etc.), while some prove we’ve lost our minds (Replacement Carpet Color Committee, Vending Machine Snack Committee, Corporate Zoom Approved Backgrounds Committee). I came across this concept of a Talent Supply Committee. What is a Talent Supply Committee …

Dealing with Crazy Hiring-Manager Psychology after a Pandemic

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Hiring Managers, Passive Candidates

“You know, KD, there are a lot of people looking for work out there now” <KD stares into the abyss.> “I’d like to see some more candidates.” <KD ponders whether anger management therapy is a thing.> “I think we’ll keep looking; I didn’t like the way she came back with a counteroffer. Doesn’t she know there are a lot of …

Black History Month? But I’m Not Black!

William J. Wiggins Culture, Diversity, employee experience

In years past I’ve had employees at my door every Independence Day, Memorial Day, Pride Month, Cinco de Mayo, and St. Patrick’s Day, even Movember, asking, “what are we doing?” “Is the office closing early?” All clamoring to offer ideas on how we would either celebrate, observe, or commemorate the most notable of events surrounding these days. But when it …

Chill Out: It Really Doesn’t Matter Where Your Kids Go to College

Kris Dunn Career Advice, Career Paths, College Recruiting

I’ve got a junior in High School, and you know what that means – time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that. Sarah’s going to Vanderbilt/Harvard/Stanford. Man, I wish my kid would have worked harder… I get it – we all want more for our kids. To the extent they’ve worked hard, we want them …

2020 Employee Referral Program Data! How do you stack up?

Tim Sackett Brand Ambassadors, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

The Holy Grail of Hiring is Employee Referrals. Period. End of story. If you don’t get it, you shouldn’t be in the business of hiring people. Please do not pass go, do not collect $200. (Wait, is it still $200 for passing Go in Monopoly? You would think inflation would have adjusted that!) Drafted, an employee referral startup, apparently (Hey, …

Zoom Bathroom Breaks and Fake Commutes

Kris Dunn Communication, Organizational Development

On episode 48 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss having to go to the bathroom during a video call, fake commute routines, and what to do for a one year WFH anniversary! Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure …