Time to Stick a Fork in Cover Letters? Only If You Want to Miss the Best Candidates

John Hollon Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes

A couple of years ago, Fistful of Talent published a blog post of mine that not only created a huge reaction but was easily the most well-read article I’ve ever had here.  The title should tell you why: Looking Back at What May Be the “Balliest” Cover Letter of All Time.’ It was about a classic cover letter that the …

Recruiter Appreciation? That’s Crazy Talk!

William Wiggins Employee Development, employee experience, Hiring Managers, Recognition, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Every week in one meeting or another, I witnessed the systemic denigration of recruiting. If the issue was sales were not meeting their goals, it was recruiting’s fault. Customer satisfaction at an all-time low? Blame a recruiter. I believe a recruiter was once blamed for an intertropical convergence zone causing rain; and quite possibly global warming. Enough already! Despite being …

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and never once complained of burnout! She might have had a nightly cocktail or two, but no burnout! But, that was back when kids walked to school, uphill, both ways. Nowadays, …

Workers’ Job Hunting Habits in 2019, and What You Can Learn from Them

Guest: Rachel Bitte HR & Marketing, Negotiation, Rachel Bitte, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Last year, I wrote about how recruiting had finally reached the tipping point: forcing recruiters to treat candidates more like customers and get more creative to find and engage new talent through social media and text messaging. With the power to switch jobs more frequently, preemptively reject companies, and negotiate, or even turn down signed offers in lieu of better …

PODCAST: A Most Politically Incorrect Hiring Process

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Jim D’Amico, Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Celanese. Jim shares some hot takes on the following: What happens when the hiring process becomes overtaken by politically incorrect madness The difference between an edgy candidate and a candidate with a face tattoo Why your best silver bullet is just going …

Why Do We Need Artificial Intelligence In Talent Acquisition?

Tim Sackett A.I., Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Ahead of the HR Technology Conference, we are seeing a bunch of new releases about artificial intelligence products for talent acquisition. It’s not unlike every other year at HR Tech, companies love to launch their new stuff at the biggest events. For some reason, though, this A.I. stuff seems a bit different. When we look at any technology we have …

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Kate Weimer job postings, Kate Weimer

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace that they’re beginning to read …

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The Four Types of Content Recruiters Should Be Sharing To Build Their Personal Brands

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Personal Brand

Recruiting is a busy gig. There’s a lot going on everyday—from intake calls, to phone screens, to offers, not to mention all the note taking and documenting in between. With goals to think about and reqs to fill, who has time for building a personal brand by posting to social media? Well, actually, you do! The fact of the matter is, not only …

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You Know You’re a Manager When….

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Leadership

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When you have strong people supporting your efforts, you can sometimes take for granted the fact that development continues for all of us – even those who are already at a pretty advanced …

PODCAST: Turning the Tables: Recruiting Recruiters feat. Jay Kuhns

Tim Sackett Podcast, Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Udacity

Your recruiting team is headed into vast, uncharted territory. It’s great for business, but might be too much for your team, as is, to handle. What’s a leader to do? On this episode of The New School Podcast, brought to you by Udacity, host Tim Sackett and his guest Jay Kuhns dig into ways to quickly and effectively bulk up …