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When a Recruiter Should Break Up with a Candidate

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:51

It’s not me, it’s you. No really, it’s you!

How Are You Today? The Lost Art of Politeness

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:30

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

Feel Secure In Your Job? Then You’re Just Waiting to Be Ambushed

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:12

I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility.

It Takes An ‘Awakening’ Before a Feedback Culture Can Flourish

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:00

Implementing a culture of feedback from scratch at a company is no simple task, especially if it hasn’t historically been a part of the company’s values. Too many times, managers and HR teams view feedback as a way to critique associates’ performance, and to highlight where they need improvement – which is exactly the wrong way to approach it.

Is Workforce Optimization the Missing Piece To Your Organization’s Success?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:41

Workforce Optimization is the next frontier in the evolution of business.

5 Common Sense Changes to How Your Company Hires

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:55

It’s been said that common sense isn’t all that common. I was recently reminded of this in a disturbing way.

AI, Blockchain, ATS Searches, and More From the Recruiting Technology Grapevine

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:37

Some folks and some companies I’ve been chatting with:

Would This Phone Screen Make You Excited?

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:00

Take a look below at the telephone pre-screen one of my clients uses for frontline, hourly employees. Now, if you were the applicant and someone called you, asked you all those questions, and then invited you to come in for a personal interview, how would you figure out if it would be worth your time and effort to go?

How to Recruit a Recruiter

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:00

It’s boom time for recruiters after U.S. job market tightens. According to Bloomberg, “there’s hardly ever been a better, or busier, time to be a recruiter in America.” A high-quality recruiter can make all the difference in an organization’s quality of hire. But hiring that person can be tricky. You won’t be able to tell if they’re any good because their recruiting skills are going to be determined based on their ability to deliver a high-quality candidate. However, that is something that doesn’t come instantly and you won’t know until you’ve worked with them for a few weeks. We all hear about those “rockstar recruiters,” let’s talk about how you can recruit those rockstars who can deliver those high-quality candidates and make hires. Here are some ways I go about trying to find the best of the best.

Good Leaders Inspire a Culture of Meaning

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:27

Leading isn’t just a matter of knowing what to do – it’s a matter of knowing and communicating why it’s important to do it.

If You Hire In California, You Need to Know About These New Background Screening Rules

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:48

Several common background check practices became illegal in California last month.

Build a ‘Superteam’ — a Recruiting Strategy That Can Lead to Industry Domination!

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 07:55

The most powerful business strategy and the one with the highest capability for literally driving your firm to industry dominance may be building a Superteam.

The War for Talent Is About to Go Nuclear. Here’s Why and What You Can Do

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:08

If you are a reader of inspirational management books, an HR professional, or basically have ever been an employee at just about any company anywhere, you’ve heard the platitudes:

4 Powerful Applications of Big Data in HR

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:15

Money might make the world go around, but data tells it how fast and in what direction to spin, and as long ago as 2013, 91% of top executives were planning big data initiatives.

When She Took Calls From Her Hospital Bed She Knew Work Was ‘Out of Control’

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 08:40

Ten years ago, Renae Smith founded her own public relations company, The Atticism, in Sydney, Australia. For years she worked long hours, building her business from the ground up, chasing clients, and answering emails at all times of the day and night.

3 Ways to Move On When Your Top Pick Says ‘No’

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 07:53

You knew from the very first interview.

Ericsson Logs Off LinkedIn, Unplugs the Phone, and Hits the Streets to Recruit

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:13

Recruiting industry pundits, including yours truly, spend a lot of time chasing shiny objects. News releases touting artificial intelligence, chatbots, and virtual reality tend to standout more than, say, PR touting a new CEO or homepage redesign. Readers tend to engage more with all things new than they do old school content.

LinkedIn Now Lets You Search Your Connection’s Connections

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:13

There is big news out of LinkedIn today, as the company has officially announced that users will soon be able to search “connections of” a particular user. This new feature appears to be assessable only for your first-degree connections on LinkedIn. As of press, this new feature was not yet available within my premium account. It’s likely that all users of LinkedIn will soon have access to this feature. You can check your LinkedIn account within the search section under filters for the ability to search by “connections of.” SourceCon has reached out to LinkedIn for further information.

If You’re Not Using Social Media to Build Your Gen Z Brand, You’re Missing Out

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:06

The proliferation of internet capable devices, global internet access and social media has been creating a virtual space that is still relatively untapped by HR.

This Hiring Manager Loves Me, This Hiring Manager Loves Me Not

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:00

How many recruiters and sourcers find themselves in a situation where they are vying for the “love” of their hiring managers? Ever worked with a hiring manager that likes has a dart board at their desk with your face on it? Me too.