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 …

How To Locate Every Social Network Your Employees/Candidates Belong To….

Kelly Dingee HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Our fearless leader here at FOT asked if I would dig into Spokeo‘s new product – Spokeo/hr and write a review for the site.  One of my favorite things professionally (other than sourcing, blogging for FOT and competitive intelligence) is to evaluate sites in alpha, beta and I’ll do it for any site, blog, job board, etc.   I’ll review just …

Recruiting Is Like A Brad Pitt Relationship – Sometimes It Just Doesn’t Work Out…

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Being a good recruiter is being a good relationship manager.  You are the point of contact for that special person that is going to join your company to perform that special duty.  But, a lot of times, recruiting is like dating.  Sometimes, you have to break it off. Hopefully, you have listened to the HR Capitalist when he says you …

Why Your Sales Reps HATE Dealing With Existing Customers….

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Performance, Sourcing

Because they don’t get paid to do that… It’s an argument as old as the hills – do you staff your sales team with hunters (those that seek new business only) or farmers (those who maintain relationships with existing customers, focused on sales to existing base and retention), or do you have both in clearly defined roles?  Why? FOT friend …