Bad Reputation: A Rant on Applicant Tracking Systems + How To Be A Better Buyer

Katrina Kibben ATS, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Online Applications, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech 3 Comments

I’ve been traveling more than usual over the last few weeks, which inevitably means I have to leave the comfort of my favorite airline (Southwest) for more favorable flight times or prices. After one particularly long travel sprint, I ended up on Frontier. Frontier is one of those airlines that promotes the super cheap flights– the “$10 to Vegas” kind …

Job Descriptions Are the New Landing Page.

Guest: Rachel Bitte Candidate Pool, Influence, Innovation, job postings, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Rachel Bitte, Recruitment Marketing, Retention, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Talent Acquisition, Video 1 Comment

From the technology we use, to how we approach candidate engagement, so much around the recruiting and hiring process has evolved and improved over the years. But one thing sure hasn’t changed and–in today’s “candidate-driven” labor market–continues to stick out like a sore thumb. I’m talking about job descriptions. Most job ads are still dry, boring, and lack any semblance …

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 …

“New Collar” Jobs are all the Rage. How to Win the War for New Skilled Labor.

Guest: Rachel Bitte Employment Branding and Culture, HR Tech, HR Technology, Labor, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Tech Talent, Training and Development, War for Talent, Web/Tech

Today, every company is a technology company. No doubt, you’ve heard the phrase before. As innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and blockchain infiltrate our everyday lives and the office, so grows the business need for skilled laborers to build and support these technologies. Amid the backdrop of this radical shift to tech jobs — and …

Recruiting Tech Stack: Yes, it’s a Thing.

Corey Burns Corey Burns, HR Tech, HR Technology, Talent Strategy, Tech Talent

Enabling teams and leveraging resources is at the core of what we do as leaders, whether that’s in TA or another capacity. Early on in my role, I was challenged to help evaluate and finalize our tech stack for the recruiting team. Rather than reinventing the wheel, I took a lesson from our Chief Operation Officer and simplified things by …

5 Places to Find the Top ‘New’ Tech Talent, Now!

Tim Sackett Tech Talent, Tim Sackett, Udacity

We are all having trouble finding technical talent. One issue that’s unique is when you need tech talent, but you also need that talent to have experience with the latest technology! I’m not talking JAVA, I’m talking technology and languages developed in the past zero to three years. You know, when that great IT Manager of yours asks for five …

Have You Heard of Unit Testing in HR?

Laurie Ruettimann Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Laurie Ruettimann

I have a friend named Shane Gray. He’s awesome. I’m not a technical person, but he introduced me to the concept of unit testing. Do you know anything about it? Building software is like cooking a beef stew. Let’s take Instagram, for example. It looks like a simple app, but it has subtle and not-so-subtle ingredients from other pantries called …

Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

Steve Boese Bad HR, Change, HR, Recruiting, Steve Boese

Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call a “passive” candidate in order to try and recruit him or her away from their company? Is there any reason or development why you would not call in to a …

I’d Like To Be Wealthy Enough To Never Email Again

Steve Boese Communication, HR (& Life!) Advice, Steve Boese, Work Life Balance

If you were to invent some amazing new technology, get in as a ground floor investor in the next Facebook or Tesla, or finally have your decades of tossing away cash on Powerball tickets finally pay off, what would you say would be the greatest benefit of your sudden and massive newfound wealth? Most people would first tick off the …