The Great Recruiting “Snipe Hunt”…

Jennifer McClure Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before there were computers (gasp!), video games (not even Space Invaders), text messaging (people actually wrote letters), or cell phones (remember that avocado green wall phone with the loooong cord?), we had to get creative and make our own fun as children. I grew up “back in the day” on a family farm out in the middle of nowhere (Google …

The 5 Sweetest Jobs in Talent Management…

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Retention

Check out my latest Workforce column, where I’m riffing on the 5 Sweetest Jobs in HR and Talent Management… Lots of cool titles, like "Employment Branding Specialist", were considered, but ultimately didn’t make the cut – mainly because I really couldn’t find enough people who actually held that type of title…. To give you a flavor, here’s #2 in the …

Talent Management Rocks In the DC Public Schools… Well, Sorta…

Jessica Lee Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Total Rewards

Washington D.C.’s public schools are a hot mess. Here in your nation’s capitol where you have a hub of amazing intellect and oodles of movers and shakers, the school system has been failing for years. You might ask why, as an HR pro, I would blog about this. First, I’m a proud DC resident. But second and more relevant to …

I Just Added Kevin Bacon to My LinkedIn Connections – How’s Your Day Going?…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Social Media, Sourcing

Freaky stat of the week here at FOT, with implications for all that recruiting stuff you’re doing on LinkedIn and social networks.  Microsoft dumped 30 Billion Instant Messages into a database, turned the scientists loose, and guess what?  Kevin Bacon was freaking right… From the BBC News: "Microsoft researchers studied the addresses of 30bn instant messages sent during a single …

Take a Break From Recruiting and Inspire Someone – Or Yourself…

williamuranga Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Recruiting, William Uranga

Stop. Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage. Sit back and let’s chat for a little bit. If you’re like me (you didn’t ask, but I’m an ISTJ in the Meyers Briggs land), you’re pretty driven. Then, it’s a full day of researching, contacting, resume reading, phone screening, interviewing, checking, offer letters, reports and meetings. You too? It’s a full plate with …

This Bud’s For You – And I’m Going to Need You to Use Both Sides When You Make Copies…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

There’s nothing more interesting to talk about than when two cultures come together through an acquisition.  How will the cultures mesh?  What’s the fit between products/services?  And the big questions if you’re an HR Pro – are there going to be fewer jobs, and who’s got the better benefits?  If I’m involved in executing the transition, that’s what I’ve got …

FOT Active In Free Agent Market, Signs 2 New Contributors…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn

Here at the FOT international headquarters, we wouldn’t write about talent if we weren’t constantly scanning the globe (um, filling up our Google Reader) and looking for the best pundits to add to the mix.  Good news – we locked in on two of the best, and JLee and Maren (our compensation committee) approached them with an offer they couldn’t …

Meet Joshua Letourneau, Covering Search and Talent Psychology for Fistful of Talent

Josh Letourneau Uncategorized

Joshua Letourneau is the owner of LG and Associates, a Strategic Sourcing, Executive Search, and Human Capital Intelligence firm based in Atlanta.  Prior to founding LG & Associates, Josh worked as a Sales & Marketing professional in the software biz and was a hard-charging Sergeant in the Marines.  In his spare time, Josh contributes to Fast Company.com meditates on the …

Meet William Uranga – Covering Talent Strategy for Fistful of Talent…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Wiliam Uranga is the Director of Talent Acquisition at TiVo.  Prior to joining TiVo, his experience includes recruiting fora variety of web and technology companies in Silicon Valley.  No truth to the rumor that he has a killer comic routine and had to refuse repeated requests to come on various late night shows. See William’s Rants and Riffs on Fistful …