Closing Is What Matters

John Whitaker Innovation, Uncategorized

Oh man, that was really painful to watch. One shot down, one hole to go, and Dustin Johnson pipes two perfect shots that only a select few humans can even dream of. Striding up the 18th fairway, “DJ” had the walk of a gun-slinger—all he was missing was a six-shooter and a black duster. Unfortunately, in professional golf, you don’t make your …

Moving Past Smile and Dial: 5 Ways to Build a Recruiting Function Your CEO Will Love

Kris Dunn Good HR, Kris Dunn

The recruiting world has grown in complexity with each passing year.  Staying on top of the macro trends (mobile, social, etc.) and the moving target related to how candidates find jobs (aggregation, job boards, referrals, etc.) is a full time job.  Throw in the difficulty of measuring the effectiveness of your recruiting spend and it’s enough to make you say, …

Driving in The Fog

John Whitaker Recruiting, Selection

I love my guts. Seriously. I’m the first to admit that for much of my career, a large part of my success as a staffing professional and/or generalist relied on instinct, “feel,” or some other non-tangible determinant; and, frankly, I was good at it. I didn’t invent the term “gray area” as it relates to HR, but it is certainly applicable. …

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 …

The Post and Pray Podcast E2: The Power of Money (When Motivating Employees) [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, John Whitaker, Kris Dunn, Podcast

On this episode of The Post and Pray Podcast, we’re following up on John Whitaker‘s post here about the motivational aspects of money in retaining and developing your company’s top talent. For many, workplace rewards and perks can vary—working from home, flex days, bring-your-dog-to-work day, PTO, benefits—whatever it is that baits the hook and lands the fish. But keeping existing talent …

Show Me The Shekels

John Whitaker Compensation/Cash Money, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance “middle-class.” It makes a lot of sense; you have 20% of your people who don’t want development, 20% who manage their own development, and a huge population in the middle who are waiting to be captured by one camp or the other. …

The Post and Pray Podcast E1: Building A New Careers Site [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Podcast

FOT Note – Welcome to “The Post and Pray Podcast,” a new monthly podcast series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at CareerBuilder. All we talk about on this podcast are topics related to recruiting the right talent for your company.  Today on the first edition of the Post and Pray Podcast, host Kris Dunn talks with Sarah Funk, VP of HR at NBC/Neebo, on Building A …

5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they’ve become an annual sponsor at FOT.  Here’s where it gets good: As part of the CareerBuilder sponsorship, FOT contributors get to write anything we want on a monthly basis, and CareerBuilder doesn’t get to review it.  We’re also …