Tag: Profession

How many people in your profession actually know what they are doing?

I asked this question recently to a number of people. On a normal distribution curve of performance it should look something like this: -20% are Top Performers -70% are Average Performers -10% are Not Performing at all So, my belief would be if I asked an individual in any professional occupational role, “Tell me what percentage of pros in your field actually know what…

Dear White HR Ladies, We Need To Talk: How a Homogenous Profession Has shaped our workplaces, and what we need...

I woke up Tuesday to yet another trending news story about a white woman calling the police on an innocent black man. This time, Amy Cooper, a white professional New York resident was violating the dog leash rules for a popular birding spot in Central Park, when an avid bird watcher, approached. Christian Cooper (no relation) asked Amy to leash her dog, and that…

New to the Profession of Recruiting? Time to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

If you’re a seasoned and successful recruiter, chances are you have fine-tuned your skills over the years by going through a gauntlet of stressful, maddening, or even downright demoralizing work days. Most of my fellow recruiters and sourcing specialists started their careers with jobs in high volume staffing or direct sales. They remember the cold calling, frequent hang-ups from candidates and customers, the long…

Is Talent Acquisition an Actual Profession? @ATAPGlobal

There’s something going on in recruiting. Can you feel it? About a year and a half ago I got asked to join a forming board of directions for an organization called the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP). The easiest way to describe ATAP is it’s the SHRM for Recruiters. The other board members hate when I say that! ATAP doesn’t want to be…

Introducing ATAP: Driving the Future of the Talent Acquisition Profession

The talent acquisition profession is one that has grown and evolved over the years, mostly by necessity. It has happened without standard education, measurements, or ethics. It has happened without effective advocacy and representation. Numerous communities, many grassroots in nature, were established to help fill the void of educational and networking opportunities (and have done a great job by the way). Talent acquisition has…

LinkedIn Tip: Your Profession And Your Industry Are Not The Same!

I live and breathe LinkedIn. Daily. I could be chief cheerleader if they were hiring one. Big fan… huge. For years I’ve prattled on to our team about relying on user-generated content and how we have to think about our candidates and how they think when they enter profile information into LinkedIn. Which is not always easy. One thing many people do not get…