Fool’s Gold… Passive Candidates

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting

“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… …

Diverse Erection Careers (And Other Misfortunate Employer Brands).

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, Matt Charney

If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me, you have nothing to worry about—some recruiters out there have it way worse. Like the guy who has to do the hiring for Louisville, …

Baby Boomers Leaving Doesn’t Equal Lack of Workers!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Change, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized, War for Talent

You’re finally feeling it, aren’t you?  Those older workers, the ones we call the Baby Boomers, are finally retiring. The great famed “White Wave” is upon us, about ten years after we were told it was going to hit.  Regardless of the timing, we are all certainly feeling it. The one thing we’ve been told from the demographic statisticians and …

Stop Undermining My Sweet Onboarding Game, Disgruntled Masses

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Learning, Learning and Development

It’s usually an afterthought with great hires you make. You found  a great person for your open position. You did what you were supposed to do—find great talent, engage them, sell them on the opportunity and get them to sign on the line that is dotted. You hired a great person. Congrats! There’s just this one little problem. That great …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, HR, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of …

The Muppets Know Talent

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, HR, in the news, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

The new Muppets Show premieres next week. Who’s a huge nerdtastic Muppets Show fan? Yours truly. I’m probably gonna host an FOT viewing party for the premiere. KD loves himself some Animal. I grew up watching the Muppets, and my kids have really enjoyed watching the older shows, so I have had the opportunity to rediscover them. They’re a great blend …

WEBINAR: The New HR Math: Dumbing Down HR Analytics for Everyday HR and Talent Pros

Tim Sackett HR, Kris Dunn, Metrics, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!? What came out was a classic organizational nightmare of project-gone-wrong, in a way only HR can truly understand—the Common Core was born. Now, there you sit at the kitchen table …

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting

It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback to the masses. But we wait.  Because the people who most need the feedback don’t always take it well. All the …

Buyer’s Market Says, “Aim High”

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Interviewing, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

The candidate market right now includes an incredibly talented group of people, maybe more so than at any point in our history. One natural off-shoot of this condition is an increasing amount of over-qualified candidates throwing their names into consideration for jobs that may technically be “beneath” them. As a result, it’s a buyer’s market—Corvette models at Chevette prices. But we’ve been …

FOT WEBINAR! Six Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires.

Cara Lucas HR, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Metrics, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Webinar, Worldwide FOT

There’s still time to register! Our first webinar of 2015 debuts tomorrow with  Six Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires. Hosts Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke will guide you through: – A review of the traditional talent selection/recruiting metrics.  We’ll give you a rundown of those metrics like Time To Fill and Cost Per Hire, what the standard …