Being a great storyteller alone isn’t going to make you a great recruiter, but it’s definitely a differentiating factor between good and great. When looking at the parallels between high performing Recruiters and high performing Sales Professionals, the ability to successfully deliver a high-impact story is identical. I’m aware that the debate between sales and […]
My guest today is from one of the most popular sourcing tools in use today by recruiters everywhere. Today we’ll learn more about its origins and get some good sourcing tips from their co-founder Ninh Tran. Recorded at HR Tech Las Vegas.
People can’t fix what they can’t see. From time to time, it’s our job as managers to see for them. By providing eye-opening feedback, we eliminate some of the tunnel vision that keeps others from recognizing their personal or professional flaws. And while sharing negative feedback can be good news, we need to be particular […]
It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]
The recent data breach suffered by Equifax served as a reminder to businesses everywhere of the omnipresence of cybercriminals and the damage they can cause. While the Equifax data breach was reportedly caused by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability, cybercriminals use an arsenal of weapons to infiltrate companies’ networks and access their business data. Ransomware […]
For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer. And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on being an HR generalist, intent on eventually being […]
Tom Petty is gone. No one saw it coming. When news came that he actually had passed, my social media sites were filled with words of disbelief, fandom, and loss. Several posted how in retrospect many of their “life” moments were underscored by the Tom Petty song of that day. Me included. I mean, I […]
I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term in HR. More than “Engagement” or “Rigor” or “Agility”, and certainly near the […]
Bad management is a chronic corporate illness. And it’s an epidemic. Bad management reproduces quickly in today’s world because in many cases (especially in public companies) performance is measured on a quarter to quarter basis and some of the fastest ways to achieve short-term goals is through fear and intimidation. And managers who use those […]
As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s fiscal year was coming to a close, the agency filed a slew of discrimination lawsuits. One that caught my eye involves an employer that allegedly rescinded an offer of employment once it found out the individual was using prescription drugs to treat his prior heroin addiction.
Starbucks – it’s a great company. Examples: –Marketing – they made me pay 3 bucks for a cup of coffee (check). –Employee Love – they hire well, and they take care of employees through things like full tuition aid (check). –Training – their Baristas know what they are doing, and… Wait a second. Can I […]
Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to the […]
Retailers have a tough hiring challenge. The churn they experience in their workforce can be quite high for many operations. In order to assist recruiters in their search for top talent, we’ve created a list of four helpful retail recruiting tips. Make it clear and easy to apply The last thing you want is to lose […]
It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic. They play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses. Indeed, in today’s resource-competitive environment, CEOs are increasingly looking for the CHRO to play a more critical role in influencing business outcomes.