Tag: Time

Why It’s Time To Talk Failure

Welcome to Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Laurie Ruettimann—HR pro, blogger, and tech entrepreneur at GlitchPath—about the ‘F’ word…Failure. The problem is no one likes talking about failure….

5 Signs It’s Time For Your HR Vacation

OK gang—you have just a few days left to take off for your “Holiday” vacation. If I know you, the overachiever you are, I bet you didn’t take enough vacation time throughout 2017 and were forced to take that “use-or-lose” time. To make sure you actually take time off in 2017, here are some telltale signs it is time to turn off the laptop, lock…

December Is Prime Time for Recruiting … Because the Competition Is so Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day is the time with the lowest level of recruiting competition. So,…

It’s Time For A Contact Cleanse

As the warm days of summer are coming more scarce, its time to start thinking of your yearly contact cleanse. I just completed my annual cleanse of my contacts. It is a problem all sourcers encounter. Our contacts are spread across dozens of websites with restrictive data policies, device, sim card contacts, phone contacts (not the same thing) and many social media and professional networking websites.

Time Management for Sourcers and Recruiters – Resume Reading

We first started with Time Management for Sourcers and Recruiters – Schedule Building which, discussed how to plan your day to be effective and efficient. In this article, I will go through various techniques that will help you be even more effective and efficient for better time management that I am sure will increase productivity for you.

It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy

Over the past 10 years, there have been changes to laws governing medicinal and recreational   marijuana use across the United States. Twenty-five states and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana in some form. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington D.C. have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and 25 million Americans have used marijuana in the past year with 14 million of these using the…

How to Hire Right the First Time

Have you ever thought you hired the workplace version of John Wayne, only to find out youʼve been duped and ended up with a Woody Allen? Poor hiring decisions are costly mistakes that can range as high as 300% of an employeeʼs base salary. Financial losses include expenses associated with hiring and training, low employee morale and decreased productivity. Plus, poor hiring choices frequently…

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren’t we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I’ve been writing about it for years (here’s one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A great many consultants and companies have gotten involved in helping organizations get more engaged employees, and a great deal of time and money has been spent. It should have really helped, right? Wrong. Despite all…

Time Kills All Deals

It’s a pretty great time to be in talent acquisition, don’t you think? Times have really changed since I got into this crazy business 20+ years ago – mostly for the better. Today we have access to a vast array of amazing technologies that empower us to find and contact candidates faster than ever before.