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A Very Familiar Talent-acquisition Industry Name is Starting an Agency to Recruit Recruiters

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 17:56

Uber-connected recruiter Stacy Donovan Zapar is launching a new agency aimed at hiring recruiters, as well as others in sourcing, employment branding, recruiting operations, talent-acquisition leadership, and so on.

HR Roundtable: What Keeps HR and Marketing Apart?

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:39

This month’s Roundtable (in Cincinnati) took the chance to cross business lines and discuss the relationship, or lack of one, between HR and marketing. It was time to start having more of these discussions of HR within a business context, and not just as a stand-alone function.

What Stories Are Your Customers Telling About Your Values?

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:29

Etihad Airways turns plane around for elderly couple to meet their dying grandchild

No School Like Old School, Especially in Sourcing

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:30

When I was a young sourcer, I had to walk 15 miles in the snow to find a candidate!

Five Tips for Eliminating Workplace Misconduct

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:44

If you’re like most human resources professionals, you want to create a workplace where misconduct can’t thrive — and that starts with a strong focus on culture.

My Favorite Interview Question

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 07:49

It’s a no brainer that knowing the reasons a candidate has applied for a job will help you win them over in the offer stage. My favorite question in a screening interview is …

‘Runners-up’ to Mars Mission Can Work in Lumber

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 14:29

You remember 84 Lumber. It put together that Super Bowl commercial, which if nothing else, increased awareness of the company.

You Should Know Your Employees As Well As You Know Your Customers?

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:12

For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side. This new multi-generational workforce has the potential to pose major challenges for business and HR leaders, and it isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.

Slap Some Lipstick on It!

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:00

Let me start by saying that for most of us in the recruiting industry we do care about finding the right person for the right role. We don’t want to find a close match; we want to find the perfect match. The rock star. The unicorn. None of us venture into this line of work to “sell” a candidate or sugarcoat a job (other than some of the recruiters that everyone complains about on LinkedIn). So, how do so many of us end up coaching a candidate on what to say and not say in an interview? Why do we amend resumes to better fit what we know our hiring manager wants to see, or the worst of all offenders, telling a candidate that a role is something that you know most likely will never happen? How did we get here? I’ll tell you how we got here: somewhere in our careers, someone told us to slap some lipstick on it and make it pretty. Make it work. You have to fill the role.

Why Data Needs a Story to Make a Difference

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:40

Trying to sell a new idea or program to senior leadership? Or showcase your organization’s features to win a corporate award or land a grant? We’ve all been told that “making the business case” comes down to having good data. But while data is critical, it’s not everything.