Have you ever been inside a factory? The sounds of machines cranking, the hustle and bustle of the room, the smell of steam. There’s something to admire about this image of efficiency, where every element has been tuned just right to produce whatever product it makes at the maximum rate while every piece of the […]
If you get three talent acquisition folks around a table, they’re pretty often going to start talking about the hardest job they ever had to fill. “Oh yeah, I once had to fill a nuclear physicist who could read Sanskrit in Dubuque, IA.” I know….sexy, right? Downright hot. Bloomberg had an article last week that […]
Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the previous 12 months. We’re reposting each of the top 25 articles between now and January 2nd. This is No. 7 of 2016. You can find the complete list here.
Scheduling phone screens and going back and forth to find the right time to chat with someone has always been one of the most time-consuming parts of a recruiter or sourcers day. For me, the risk isn’t necessarily the time involved; it’s the fact that if I get distracted from the process, I may never […]
Some new spinoffs, consultancies, and agencies we’ve been in touch with:
We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, but in past occasions when it has happened, I would channel the five stages of grief over a 48-hour period: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Bargaining: Was it me? Man I […]
We suck as talent acquisition leaders. We suck because we don’t share with each other all of our failures! One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. It’s still one of the hottest topics in recruiting process! Yes, we definitely need […]
This week the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) Board (of which I’m apart) met for the first time, live, and in person in Atlanta. There hasn’t been an official launch yet of ATAP, but the work continues to make this association the one global talent acquisition association that all recruiting professionals will turn to. […]
You might be surprised to learn that the demand for blue-collar workers is increasing. In fact, among the 20 fastest growing occupations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists solar photovoltaic installers, wind turbine service technicians and bicycle repairers.
When Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne recently passed away, the corporate world mourned one of the greatest turnaround leaders of the modern business era. Marchionne was one of the auto industry’s most tenacious and respected CEOs, who took over Fiat in 2004 and spearheaded the acquisition of Chrysler in 2009.
Companies today adhere to a decades-old recruitment process originally designed for in-person paper applications — a pre-Internet, one-company-for-life era that has quickly passed us by. The Internet increased our visibility of choice and ease of application, which – coupled with accelerating, always-on technology — shortened our attention spans to less than a goldfish’s.
Data hygiene is not sexy, but it is necessary whether you are getting data from manually typed, scraped, or coded sources. Microsoft Excel’s looks have not changed in the last decade. I still consider myself a novice because no one person will ever use all the program’s capabilities.
I started today’s post with the idea to riff on JTBD (that’s “jobs to be done” for those in Rio Linda), a point of view pioneered by Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen. JTBD is the idea that people don’t buy what you sell–they hire out a job to achieve an objective. Approaching your business in […]
How does a recruiting technology startup compete with the immensity of competition like LinkedIn and Indeed? One strategy is to go after, not a niche, but a micro-niche. A great example of that is TrueUp, a startup which focuses exclusively on accountants with experience in the Big 4 accounting firms.