Get Off Your Can and Start Sourcing Unique Candidates…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I recently had a recruiting professional reach out to me for some advice; for the sake of this discussion, let’s call her Mary.   Mary has been a recruiter for 10 years, and really strictly focused on the recruiting end of the spectrum, never really the sourcing end.  She’s skimmed the top of the barrel and had luck finding candidates, but …

Controlling Employee Turnover – Does It Help to Throw “Cold Water” on the Candidate?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Retention

Everyone knows that realistic job previews are the way to go with your candidates – unless the environment you are selling is a total crapamatic 400…at which point you might want to think about a new gig/company/client/<fill in the blank>… But I digress.  Back to the point.  Realistic job previews – GOOD.  Selling candidates without providing any real world data …

Recruit Like Dr. Phil – The Art of “Coaching” The Candidate…

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Every recruiter worth his or HER salt has to coach a candidate (or HM) at some point. We cajole, criticize, encourage and curse hype up our candidates. Helping them get through to the right person and make a great impression are only half the battle if you are candidate centric (which I am). Here are some times when the coach …

Stop Wasting My Time With Your Great References!!!

timtolan Interviewing, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

I think many of our clients (and the vast majority of employers) really view the reference and background checks as part of their “back-end” process and invest little time performing a detailed reference on a candidate they are ready to engage in the offer stage. It’s sort of “let’s get this out of the way” so we can “check the …

Rejected Candidates with an IQ of 115 – Will They Ultimately Make Google Uncool?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn

I’m on the record as agreeing with Former Netscape wonderboy, Marc Andreessen, that it’s dangerous to view Google’s approach to Talent as too special.  A focus on the PhD is OK at times, but when you have to have the heavy academic pedigree to get any job at a company, you’re going to miss out on some COLD BLOODED killers …

BCG Global Study – Managing Talent Most Critical HR Challenge Worldwide, But What’s the Definition?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Retention

You know when the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies Managing Talent as the top business concern for companies worldwide, two things are true: 1.  Talent’s a real issue;2.  It’s an issue that will be a revenue driver for BCG moving forward. Here’s the breakdown from the BCG: "Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will …