LinkedIn released their 2018 Emerging Jobs Report today and as always it’s packed full of some great information that speaks to where we see the world of Recruiting today, but also what we need to keep our eye for the future! So, what stood out in the latest report? First and foremost it’s what jobs […]
If you haven’t seen or heard, comedian Kevin Hart was asked to host the Oscars. It’s a big deal for an entertainer to get that gig, 25-30 million viewers big! After it was announced, some news outlets ran some stories about some homophobic tweets that Kevin did in 2009, 2010, and 2012. The tweets are […]
Everybody says you have to find the hiring manager if you want to get the job. But nobody tells you how. Here’s how. (Hint: You have to work backwards. Bonus: 50% off Ask The Headhunter books!)
I wrote a post a while back titled, “The 5 Things HR Leaders Need to Know About Developing Employees“. In that post I had a paragraph: When I was young in my career, I was very ‘passionate’. That’s what I liked calling it – passionate. I think the leaders I worked with called it, “career […]
With holidays already upon us and many coming up over the next several week, organizations with foreign national workers are likely dealing with travel requests from their sponsored employees who are planning international vacations. Especially now, in this time of immigration uncertainty there are a few items to keep top of mind to minimize travel […]
It’s usually HR’s job to come up with the annual employee gift. Most companies are lame and will do the exact same thing every year. If they don’t give a turkey on Thanksgiving, they’ll definitely give out turkeys at Christmas. If they did give a turkey at Thanksgiving, you’ll likely get a ham or a […]
Chinese AI-based headhunting platform LieLuoBo has received 100 million RMB ($15 million U.S.) in an angel financing round. Founded in 2017, LieLuoBo is a recruitment platform that integrates AI technology, recruitment, and headhunting consulting services in much the same way a Liepin.com, which listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange earlier this year. Platforms like LieLuoBo and Liepin.com […]
Closing candidates isn’t about getting someone to accept a job so you can fill a requisition or generate a commission. It is about reminding them why they are interested in leaving their current position and what they are looking for in their next one.
First off, hat tip to my buddy, Glen Cathey for sharing the article I’m about to reference. If you don’t know Glen, do yourself a favor and get to know him, follow him, stalk him. He’s brilliant and I read everything he ever puts out. If released his grocery list, I would read it. The […]
Transform is Back!!! Smashfly Transform is the bold community that’s impressively grown from 200 at the first-ever Recruitment Marketing Conference in Boston in 2016 to more than 10,000 strong across the globe today. Transform is the place for this community to come together. I was the Emcee for the very first Transform in Boston, and […]
Have you ever been in a situation where you were inspired to work harder because of a teammate or co-worker? Or felt nervous because you were worried about looking bad when compared to those around you?
So, this summer my son, Cameron, and I started up this series on my blog called, “Career Confessions of Gen Z”. He did an awesome job finding his voice and creating compelling content that was coming straight from the mouth of Gen Z, and not some old washed up blogger, like me, who claimed to […]
Do you project “I know you think I’m old!” when you interview for a job? Do you create your own age discrimination? Learn to control your behavior.
Let me make this perfectly clear, I never forced anyone to hug me! I did for 30 straight days once make one of my sons give me a kiss goodnight, or he wasn’t allowed to buy an airsoft gun. That was different, I only did that because I felt, as his parent, he needed to […]