The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Melva Tate – Simplifying the Hiring Process

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Selection

Overcomplification-ism… ation? That’s a thing, right? Well, if it isn’t, seems like the HR and recruiting industry does better than most at making it one. In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Melva Tate, Principle at Tate & Associates (a leadership consulting and coaching firm), about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Better Recruiters Channel Their Inner Chimpanzee. Check out the video now …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Lance Haun – Marketing To The Right Talent For Your Organization

Tim Sackett HR & Marketing, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Video

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Lance Haun, Practice Leader at The Starr Conspiracy, on the science behind using the right marketing to attract the kind of talent you really want to work for your company. Tim SackettIf you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is …

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. …

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …

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 …