LINKEDIN RANT: The Folly of Accepting 90% of the Connection Requests I Get

Kris Dunn Communication, Job Boards, Job Market, job postings, Passive Candidates, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.  It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest database of active and passive candidates …

Prepare For Your Amazon Interview with this Airbnb Experience

Kris Dunn Assessments, Audacious Ideas, Employee Coaching, Uncategorized

Let’s say you’re eyeing that Director-level position at Amazon. You’ve read the culture takedown pieces and understand that you might be walking into an…ugh…aggressive workplace. Still, you know that 3-5 years at Amazon is money in the bank when it comes to your career. You can do anything for 3 years if it means you exponentially jump up the career …

You Lowballed Your Candidate and He Accepted #MerryChristmas

Ben Martinez Benefits, Business Development, candidate experience, Compensation/Cash Money, Holidays, HR

Merry Christmas. Can we still say that? Happy Holidays if that term is not allowed. But I digress… Candidates decline offers, hiring managers do irrational things, but sometimes a hiring manager can lowball an offer to a candidate ($20K or more, less than expectations) and get them to accept. If you are the hiring manager with a tight budget, this …

Is Your Candidate Experience Also Driving Great Candidates Away?

John Hollon candidate experience, John Hollon

We all know that job candidates are getting fed up with how they’re treated when they apply for jobs. That’s why the “candidate experience” — how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding — gets so much attention. The complaints about the terrible state of the candidate experience in many companies seem to come, …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Mervyn Dinnen – Recruiting Tips for Finding “Exceptional Talent”

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett is joined by special guest Mervyn Dinnen, author of Exceptional Talent. Their conversation is coming to you from an in-person session at the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference, so it’s only appropriate that they cover a wide range of topics that are pertinent to recruiters. Mervyn shares some insights that are covered in his book, including …

What Will the Talent Acquisition Platform of the Future Look Like?

Tim Sackett ATS, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

This summer I’ve had a number of great conversations with some really bright people in talent acquisition about talent acquisition technology and the future of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Josh Bersin, who tends to be one of the guys really on top of this space, said at HireVue’s Digital Disruption that he feels the ATS as we know it …

5 Simple Strategies To Stop Sucking At Sourcing

Matt Charney Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Sourcing is one of those skill sets that you continue to use even after you leave recruiting–and just as relevant if your new job, like mine, involves generating marketing-qualified leads. I’ve used dozens of Chrome extensions, CRM and ATS plug-ins, and I’ve experimented with pretty much every social network or search engine over the past decade or so. At the …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Neil Morrison – The State of Hourly Hiring

Tim Sackett Hourly Hiring, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

This month on SmashUps, Tim talks to Neil Morrison, the Director of Strategy, Culture and Innovation at Penguin Random House UK. Both Tim and Neil have had their fair share of mass hiring for corporations that have tens of thousands of hourly workers. With this insight, they dig into the state of hiring hourly employees, as well as some tips …

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The New Brutal Reality of Hourly Hiring

Tim Sackett Hourly Hiring, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Hourly hiring is the toughest it’s been in a decade! On any single day, there are millions of hourly jobs available in the U.S. In 2016, hourly job growth in the food and beverage industry outpaced broader economic job growth by 4X! There are so many hourly jobs available right now, the only reason not to have a job, at …

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Turn Your Chairs With These 4 Blind Recruitment Tools

Kathy Rapp Diversity, Hiring Bias, Kathy Rapp

Don’t you love “The Voice“?  Blake and Adam’s banter over why a contestant should pick one over the other.  The jokes, the art and the contestant’s ultimate joy over being selected. Or just looking at Adam.  Or Blake. While “The Dating Game” likely pioneered the concept of blind auditions, “The Voice” has absolutely highlighted the relevance in modern society.  As studies …