Tag: dead

SHRM Isn’t Dead, But It’s in Need of Major Change

The earth-shattering events always expose the problems under the hood. It’s what you do when those problems are exposed that matters. COVID-19 and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and Ahmaud Aubrey flipped the United States and the world on its head.  It’s a difficult time for HR professionals, many who have entered into this new world faster than they wanted….

Is The Employee Survey Dead? Nope. It’s Becoming Smarter By The Minute.

I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on. First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think. Employees today are … Read more» The post Is The Employee Survey…

Who Said the ATS Is Dead?

This post was originally published on this site How many times in recent years have we heard the phrase: The ATS is dead? “Applicant Tracking Systems are systems of the past” is something that I have read on too many blog articles and presentations by emerging recruiting systems and even analysts. And yet, the ATS market keeps growing at a staggering 8% a year…

How Do You Bury The Dead in Your Organization?

So, the question for today is how do you bury the dead in your organization? As I discuss this, I am reminded of a scene in the Monty Python classic movie “The Holy Grail”. During the black plague, dead bodies are being loaded onto a horse drawn cart and an individual says to the body taker that he is not dead, as he is…

Text Messaging: Almost Dead or Alive and Kicking?

When you think about “text messaging” what comes to mind? Anything? It seems like we’ve taken text messaging for granted, which I believe is a good thing. We now text message each other across all generations. My mother is 72 years old and she would rather text “Happy Birthday” than call me! I’ve got three kids who are GenZ, two in college one in Jr….

Reference Checking for Employment is Dead!

I remember when I started my first job in Talent Acquisition and HR, I totally believed checking references was going to lead me to better, higher quality hires. My HR university program practically drilled into me the belief that “past performance predicts future performance.” For all, I knew those words were delivered on tablets from Moses himself! After all, what better way is there to…

Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Changing

No doubt you have heard doomsayers predicting the death of job boards. You also likely realize that the boards are still an important part of a diversified recruitment strategy. However, while the boards may not be dying, the landscape definitely is changing. If you are responsible for recruitment strategy ROI, it’s important to stay abreast of trends.

What to Do When Two Candidates Are Tied in a Dead Heat

Sometimes, choosing the right candidate for a job is a clear-cut decision — experience, skillset, and cultural fit will align in such a way that turning them down would be downright foolish. But more often, the decision’s not so easy. When your top candidates have similar backgrounds, or are each appealing in their own way, it’s hard to know which one to move forward…

Talent Acquisition Is Dead!

So, I wrote this little eBook called, “Talent Acquisition is Dead: Talent Attraction Takes Root“, just click through to read the entire book. It’s built on the concept that for decades, truly the entire history of hiring employees to work for companies, we’ve only ever worried about acquiring talent. When you think about acquiring something, like assets (“Employee are our most valuable asset!”), the process…

Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead

Nearly two-thirds of recruiters say it's not an important factor when they review applications, according to a survey of 1,400 recruiters by Jobvite, a recruiting software provider. In fact, the cover letter is quickly becoming a dinosaur when it comes …

Tim Sackett previews Walking Dead: Reviving Your Talent Networks

You have a bunch of zombies surrounding your career website right now, and you don’t even know it. They stumble around and look at your content, lurk at your jobs and then just stumble away when they don’t find anything to take a bite out of. Well, the folks at FOT and Smashfly are here to help you turn those zombies into real-life candidates…

Walking Dead: Reviving Your Talent Networks!

You have a bunch of zombies surrounding your career website right now, and you don’t even know it. They stumble around and look at your content, lurk at your jobs and then just stumble away when they don’t find anything to take a bite out of. Well, the folks at FOT and Smashfly are here to help you turn those zombies into real-life candidates…