My Candidate’s Start Date? Like Bon Jovi, I’m Living On a Prayer…

timtolan Making Offers, Onboarding, Recruiting, Tim Tolan

I’m dying here… let me explain. We were retained to find a COO for a leading Nashville healthcare services company. Did I say niche player?  Didn’t think so. That means there are NOT hundreds of people who meet the clients’ requirements. We’re talking about that elusive “purple squirrel”. We launched the search with much fanfare (as usual) and started the …

The Usual Suspects – Agencies that Supply Contractors…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Working With Recruiters

Something we haven’t talked a lot about at FOT is contractors, and the agencies that provide these services on demand.  To define what I’m talking about, I’m NOT talking about a temp agency.  I’m talking about high-end shops that provide contractors to fill a need in your organization, usually in the tech world.  Since I work for a software company, …

300 Openings? You Don’t Need RPO, You Need To Channel Sparta and King Leonidas!!

Michael Homula Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Michael Homula, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – This post is part of a Point/Counterpoint series related to an upcoming article in Workforce Recruiting, exploring when and how an organization that must recruit 250 to 300 independent sales representatives every year to cover high attrition rates should consider outsourcing its recruiting efforts.  We’ll link to that article when it goes online… 300 sales positions to …

Stupid Interview Questions – If You Were a Cooked Potato, What Type Would You Be?

Maren Hogan Culture, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting

Bad Interview Questions: They have been fodder for lots of columns, and recently Workforce Weekly’s John Hollon dropped the lowdown on M$’s questions, and pointed out a few issues with related lines of questioning: “the superhero question presupposes that everyone has a deep knowledge about the pantheon of superheroes and their unique qualities, and that’s a highly doubtful premise at …

300 Open Positions? You’re Not a Director of Recruiting, You’re a VP of Sales…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – This post is part of a Point/Counterpoint series related to an upcoming article in Workforce Recruiting, exploring when and how an organization that must recruit 250 to 300 independent sales representatives every year to cover high attrition rates should consider outsourcing its recruiting efforts.  We’ll link to that article when it goes online… So you’ve got 300 …

Does Twitter Matter?

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Sourcing

All right, all right, I just read a comment from a sourcing professional regarding Twitter and referring to it as a place only to post announcements.  Granted I’m paraphrasing, but that was the gist.  Just announcements?  Seriously?  Let me give you a hearty “OMG”! Are you kidding me?!  I was just stunned and shaking my head. This is a blog, …

That Rumor About Your Company? It Has To Be True…

Jessica Lee Culture, Jessica Lee, Recruiting

As the interweb becomes more and more sophisticated, the tools for your average joe, sitting in cube-land, seemingly multiply, as well. You have veteran sites like salary.com where your most disgruntled can do some misguided salary research and come up with reasons why you should be paying them more. (Of course, they don’t understand quartiles, or what TCC is, nor …

Meet Jennifer McClure – Covering Recruiting and Networking for Fistful of Talent…

Jennifer McClure Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a Vice President at Centennial, Inc., a Cincinnati-based recruitment and coaching firm, where she’s charged with strategic recruiting efforts, executive coaching and business development for the firm.    When she’s not looking up values on NotchUp, she’s rating human capital values by ranking the individuals on her speed dial, aka Seinfield… See Jennifer’s Rants and Riffs on …