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 …

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 …

Where’s the Beef? Is Your Company Brand Angus or Frozen Patty?

Christine LeLaucheur Always Be Closing, Christine LeLacheur, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention

Where I come from (Canada, Westside), we’re known for our beef.  We brag about the flavor, texture, and quality.  But guess what…there are still grades.  As much as we brag, not all of it is certifiable prime grade beef.  In fact, only 2% of beef is graded prime.  2%!  That’s it. My question to you, the employer, is what grade …