Tag: talent

Talent Wars: The Return of the Recruiter

Regardless of our education and training, we as recruiters by in large do three things: We find people, we interview and we extend offers. All opportunities for training, development and starting to tell our story in a way that changes perceptions.

Engage Talent; The Sourcing Software You Need to Demo

Ever hear of Engage? I mean the software, not engagement which a great deal of us do in this industry. Nope, this is a sort of a search tool on steroids. This will be a short post from me because, frankly, my words will not do this little slice of heaven justice.

Key Component To Talent Strategy: A Proper Goodbye

The HR space talks about Talent Acquisition a lot. How to attract candidates, how to source candidates, how make the candidate experience exceptional. Just venturing a guess, but perhaps 70%, maybe 80% of HR technology focuses on these very things. Here is a great post from my friend Neil Morrison supporting this. As an HR practitioner, I believe there is a component corporate leaders,…

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…

Key Takeaways From Bryan Chaney’s SourceCon Session: “Weird Science: Turning Talent Attraction Into Sourcing Success”

A packed house of 600+ sourcers was in attendance yesterday at SourceCon to hear Indeed’s Director of Employer Branding, Bryan Chaney, discuss his thoughts and success stories of using employment branding and recruitment marketing source top job candidates. I had the opportunity to interview Bryan after the session so as to provide attendees and non-attendees the one key takeaway from his presentation. Additionally, my discussion…

Talent Analytics are Business Analytics

People analytics are all the rage, partly fueled by a goal to achieve a Moneyball-type assessment of talent. We’re a long ways from achieving the level of knowledge that baseball has about the value of talent, but employers that are not actively using talent analytics are putting their future at risk. Anyone reading this knows that recruiting is a business-critical function. Success largely depends…

Key Takesways From Bryan Chaney’s SourceCon Session: “Weird Science: Turning Talent Attraction Into Sourcing Success”

A packed house of 600+ sourcers was in attendance yesterday at SourceCon to hear Indeed’s Director of Employer Branding, Bryan Chaney, discuss his thoughts and success stories of using employment branding and recruitment marketing source top job candidates. I had the opportunity to interview Bryan after the session so as to provide attendees and non-attendees the one key takeaway from his presentation. Additionally, my discussion…

Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

If you’re looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You’re there, deep in conversation, counseling a high potential early in her career. She wants to move up, and you think she has the chops.  You want to give her the opportunity to get results, exposure and…

An Introvert’s Guide to Recruiting Top Tech Talent

Step 1: Listen really carefully to what your mind is telling you. Step 2: Call someone who knows how to recruit and enjoys having one hundred small conversations per day and quickly building relationships with people they might never talk to again. Step 3: Quit your job as a Recruiter. Step 4: Find a career that values Introverts. Step 5: Take that job. Step 6:…

Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you’d love to build a dominating team of individuals like the USA Olympic Swimming and Women’s Gymnastics teams. But how do you do it?  Executives and hiring managers tell you that the world of talent selection and team building is more…