recruiting Category

Equal Opportunity Employment Is A Myth.

As a white male, there are few conversation topics more taboo than talking about (much less writing about) the issue of race. It’s one of those things, like politics, sex or religion, that’s just not considered apropos for the workplace. This is why we only speak of ‘race’ in terms of “diversity” and “inclusion.” While […]

Read More

I’m Hiring, So What the Hell?

I don’t think social recruiting works, but I have a blog with a lot of followers that’s synched with this feed. So since I’m hiring, what the hell? Here goes nothing…

Read More

So, You Want To Be A Recruiter?

While there’s been some slight advances in the tools and technologies available for finding top talent, even the most advanced systems are simply automating what the most effective sourcers and recruiters have always done and will always do, because you don’t need a matching algorithm, machine learning or even any professional certification or credentials to […]

Read More

Seen Work: A Dispassion Play.

This is a one act play about recruiting that was published on a Wordpress blog. As Off Broadway as it gets…

Read More

Selling Out.

An editor is not supposed to interject their own voice or agenda into their publication; ostensibly, similar to stage managers or offensive linemen or HR generalists, our job is to stay hidden in the background; like the above professions, the only time anyone takes notice of our work is when we screw up. An editor […]

Read More

Diverse Erection Careers.

If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me. You have nothing to worry about; some recruiters out there have it way worse.

Read More

Temporary Insanity.

“Don’t worry. You’ll get the hang of it.” With those famous last words, she pivoted on a worn heel and walked back around the corner to the fluorescent drenched cube farm set aside for the office and administrative staff , leaving me alone at the oversized front desk. The glass divider separating this desk from […]

Read More

Fit Happens.

“I do this for my culture, To let them know what my peeps look like when we roll in a Roadster. Show them how to move in a room full of vultures; Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over.” -Jay Z We all understand the inherent importance, and strategic value, of company culture, particularly […]

Read More

Stop Selling Candidate Experience.

Fun fact: I own the trademark on the “slogan” (their term) candidate experience in the United States. I’m pretty sure that it’s unenforceable, but I’ve got the paperwork to prove that I at least paid the filing fee and was issued an e-mail confirming my registration was a success. Why did I pay $159 for […]

Read More

Insane in the Membrane.

“Rip that mainframe, I’ll explain/why people like me is going insane.” – Cypress Hill Another day, another recruiting tool, and it’s always the same shit. This is the silver bullet that’s going to solve everything.  The problem with a quick fix, of course, is that these solutions almost never work over the long term, trading superficial style […]

Read More