Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

The FOT Primer On How Candidates Can Win In Interviews

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Coaching, FOT Mail Bag, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kris Dunn

That’s right. Mostly HR people and recruiting pros read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people and recruiters interview too.  At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course …

Falling In love With Candidates!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

A weird thing happens in most Talent Acquisition shops around the world. There is a love/hate relationship with candidates, and let’s face it, that relationship tends to stay on the hate side too much! The thing with candidates is they are the solution to our problem and our problem all at the same time! Everything you hear at conferences and read …

Recruiting: Your Little Brother Is All Grown-Up

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Work in big corporations long enough and you start to recognize the caste system inherent in the professional community. R&D is indispensable, Manufacturing has to actually make the ideas come to life, and then somebody has to sell it, so Sales becomes critical as well. The “big 3” pillars in a company—discover it, make it, sell it. That leaves a lot of the “rest of …

Fool’s Gold… Passive Candidates

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… …

Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, HR, Interviewing, John Whitaker

“Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?” “Give me 5 minutes—let me look over her résumé again.” Looking at this candidate’s background, it’s clear that I better be on my A-game or she’ll have me wearing a dunce cap and sitting in the corner. Wellesely? Yale? A law degree? Yikes, maybe I should have a thesaurus close …

INTERVIEW ARCHITECTS: Your Job Is To Make the Candidate Lose Their Composure…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Recruiting

There’s been a lot of money spent trying to make interviewing more science than art.  Let’s count the ways: –Multiple interviewing techniques, including Targeted Selection, Top-Grading and more.. –1000 assessments designed to tell you everything you need to know about the candidate just short of swabbing them.. –Processing mapping that interview process with a cool version of Visio, only to …

Close The Damn Window

John Whitaker Diversity, Hiring Bias, HR, John Whitaker

Is your company still talking about Diversity as a Human Resources objective? We love to talk it, and we try to walk it; we promote it, and we love to include it in our mission statements and job postings. We tout diversity in our recruiting messages, on our website, and always manage to use images on our collateral material to …

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world and returned to sourcing for a retained search firm during the great …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Ben Taylor – What Real Talent Pros Need To Know About Predictive Analytics

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Cara Lucas, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, Tim Sackett, Video

Kicking off this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Ben Taylor, Chief Data Scientist at HireVue, on the future of predictive analytics in hiring the right talent. And while we’re already on the topic of using data in your candidate search, it’s totally worth your time to check out this month’s series blog post here. Enjoy! (Email subscribers click through for video.) …