People With High Standards (Like Jim Harbaugh) Wear People Out

Tim Sackett Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change Management, Coaching, College Recruiting, Digital Interviewing, FOT Reads, Games, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett

FOT Note:  We here at FOT like to think we get talent and HR at a different level. At the very least, we are probably going to have a different take than the norm.  That’s why we recently onboarded HireVue as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction …

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 …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Jason Lauritsen – Why Assessments Work

Dawn Burke Cara Lucas, Culture, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, Interviewing

FOT Note – Welcome to “No Scrubs,” a new monthly video series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at Chequed.com. This is the only show on the web that’s 100% dedicated to exploring every pre–hire tool and trick available to keep bad hires out of your company. Kicking off this month at the “No Scrubs” Series, Dawn Burke chats via video with Jason …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

Hired 4 Life

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Recruiting, William Tincup

This article will make your brain hurt, but the payoff will be… well, hopefully… worth it. Imagine a different world for the next 5 minutes. Imagine that with every single hire you made, you did so for life. Yep, lifelong appointment! So any open position becomes a decision that you’ll live with until you or that hire dies. In particular, …

In the Future, Hiring for Jobs Using “Experience” Will Be STUPID

Guest: Neil Morelli Audacious Ideas, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Performance

In life, experience is important. Mark Twain put it best when he wrote: “The person that took a bull by the tail once has learned sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hasn’t.” But, when it comes to choosing the right job candidate, “job experience” is a crude and unwieldy tool. Kind of like texting with a …

What’s My Sourcing Code? Let Me Tell Ya… Bull Durham style

Kelly Dingee Hiring Bias, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Dear FOT Readers, Life can be trying, no? Every once in a while, personally or professionally, I have to circle back to who I am, and what my code is. I’m sharing with you today my sourcing code, Bull Durham style. I believe that keywords are paramount, with the right combination and the right search engine… the right candidates will surface. …

The CYA Report E69: What If You Could Interview Every Applicant? [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Candidate Pool, Cara Lucas, CYA Report, HR Tech, HR Technology, Podcast, Tim Sackett

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to take a ton of candidate interview information and turn it into something that predicts which candidates will be your future top performers? We think any company could benefit from a tool that takes the guesswork out of finding the best talent.  On this episode of The CYA Report, host Tim …

Must-See TV! Is It Better For Employees to Watch The Walking Dead or Gotham?

Jason Pankow Audacious Ideas, Employee Relations, Hiring Bias, HR, Jason Pankow, Performance, Television

It’s that time of year, again.  The time when you can’t figure out what the heck you want to watch because there are so many new things on TV. As I sat programming my DVR, eating pork rinds and trying to remember what my toes look like, I began to wonder: What does it say about our employees when we examine the …