What We Need Now In HR: A Better Employment Verification System

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate. Are they really going to supply a bad reference? I don’t think they will. I know I won’t.  I have had one employer in my entire 24-year history of HR-related work that was super pissed …

Have You Hired Chris Stapleton or Florida Georgia Line?

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR

I live in Austin, home to many awesome live entertainment venues. In the past month I’ve been able to see many musicians and some wanna-be musicians for the first time. Going to see an artist for the first time is like the first few weeks with a new hire. You’re excited and probably nervous at the same time. What if …

5 Ways to Tell If Your Recruiting Pro Is Giving You Self-Pity.

Ben Martinez ATS, Coaching, Email, HR Tech, Metrics, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters

Complaining will do nothing but make your “time to fill” metric exceed the 58-63 day period that is currently the industry average to fill a requisition. I have sat through or led enough recruiting pipeline report meetings to learn when a recruiter is “getting after it” and when they are just making excuses. Here are a few things to watch …

Your One-Size-Fits-All EVP Strategy Isn’t Fitting Anyone.

Katrina Kibben Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

I’m going to say something a little unpopular, especially among the big agencies who want to charge you 6 figures for a one-liner: I don’t think most companies benefit from having an employer value proposition, or EVP. Don’t @ me. Before you throw any virtual tomatoes, hear me out. When I say employer brand, what do you think of? When …

Before You Were Hired, There Was a Labelscar.

Ben Martinez Business Development, Communication, Culture, Hiring Managers, Leadership, Learning and Development, Offboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Do you ever drive by a mall or old business and see a labelscar? You probably didn’t realize there was an actual term for what you saw. A labelscar is when a sign is taken off from a building, and the dust and fade marks still show in the shape of the old sign. Drive around many cities, and you …

The 996 Recruiting Schedule!

Tim Sackett ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Digital Interviewing, Driving Productivity, Hiring Managers, Innovation, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Policies, Pop Culture, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech, Work Life Balance

If you didn’t see it, Jack Ma, the co-founder, and billionaire behind Alibaba, was out promoting his own work schedule that’s been dubbed “996”! Basically, Jack works 9 am to 9 pm, six days per week, and sees absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The internet lost its mind. And by ‘internet’ I mean mostly soft, not so hard working folks …

Negotiating Rates, Closing Recruiters, and Knowing Your Value.

Kelly Dingee ATS, Career Advice, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Hourly Hiring, Kelly Dingee, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Hands down, salary is always the most sensitive part of any recruiter/candidate conversation. A little more than a year ago, I wrote about how important it is to know what you want to be paid. I still think that is vital for each and every job seeker to know so that they are able to answer the question… “What is …

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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnaroo.

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing

I’ve noticed a recent, frightening phenomenon. And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick–one that HR professionals, interviewers, and interviewees abuse unabashedly. The head nod. Or as some others call it, …

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To Tell or Not To Tell…I Spy a TYPO in Your Resume.

Kelly Dingee Coaching, Communication, Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, Selection, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition

Oh, that is a question. Tell the candidate? Don’t tell the candidate? I mean really, attention to detail is key in most jobs. Especially anything at the executive level, and certainly anything administrative. And good grief, if it’s accounting or finance, typos are verboten. But where is there slack? Do you excuse typos in a LinkedIn profile? Maybe not. Especially …

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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job

Kris Dunn Coaching, Culture, Employee Coaching, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Personal Brand, Selection

Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently employed, the elephant in the room is why you aren’t still employed with that company.  Now let’s enhance that a …