TopGrading: War and Peace Mixed With Interviewing…

timtolan Interviewing, Tim Tolan

Like behavioral interviewing?  Great!  Want to take it to next level and cause your candidates to feel pain?  If so, try TopGrading, recently featured in Workforce and available at a mega-bookstore near you… I must admit the comments you are about to read on TopGrading (TG) are quite personal…that’s just how it is. I was introduced to TG years ago …

Social Networking In Recruiting? I Wouldn’t Say I’ve Been Missing It, Bob…

Christine LeLaucheur Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Are social networking sites the miracle elixir to your recruitment woes?  I’m not buying it and neither should you …until you’ve done your research.  I’m a Facebook user and a recruiter.  If I’m lukewarm on the hype surrounding it, you should be too. Trying to keep track of all of the social networking sites popping up can be as tough …

The Clock’s Ticking – Don’t Let Hiring Managers Delay the Offer…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Recruiting

Pet Peeve time at Fistful of Talent today.  I hate it when I scrub up the employment brand, do phone interviews, get the right candidate in….wait for it…..then the hiring manager doesn’t want to make a call. He might be too busy.  He might be waiting for a purple squirrel to appear from the tree.  Whatever.. If you are slow, …

The Soul of An Incentive Program – Why Debit Cards Don’t Deliver Rewards Impact…

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

I ended up tripping down memory lane this past week after watching "Across the Universe" – if you’re a Beatles fan – it’s a must see.  While it is hard to improve on the original songs, the soundtrack is great!  The movie traces the activities, of a group of characters, roughly mirroring the time of the Beatles.    Watching that …

Ugly Candidates – First Impressions Rob You of Objectivity…

Kris Dunn Interviewing, Kris Dunn

Ugly is subjective.  Somewhere in the big database in the sky is an indexed ranking of how attractive we all are compared to each other.   Unfortunately, you aren’t a subscriber to that database.  You (whether as a recruiter, HR pro, hiring manager or candidate) have to rely on the subjective ability of people to separate what matters (knowledge, skills and …

The Price to Interview Me Via NotchUp Just Increased $1 With Your Clickthrough….

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

There’s a new toy in town promising a solution to the looming talent shortage apocalypse! Recently launched NotchUp.com’s concept involves superstar candidates posting their profiles, setting a price that they would be willing to interview for new opportunities, and employers/recruiters lining up to pay money just to talk with them.  Clearly a sign of the end times, our celebrity obsessed …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

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

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …

The College Degree – An Entry Ticket and 2 Educations in 1…

Beth Koberman Beth Kobermann, Career Paths, Generations, Social Media

Want to see what weakness looks like?  The following excerpt is from a contributor on EmployeeEvolution.com: The lie is simply this, “You can do anything you want so long as (sic) get a college education.”… As if my naive ways weren’t bad enough, I also assumed it didn’t matter what you majored in… I had to learn the hard way …