Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.
Posted on March 28, 2018 2 Comments
One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search engines are great. If you’re looking for someone, obviously, there are a few inherent limitations to even the most […]
Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
Posted on January 16, 2018 12 Comments
Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every year, you’ve got to put out a mandatory forecast into the […]
No Mercy, No Fear: How To Hack The Job Interview.
Posted on September 7, 2016 Leave a Comment
For all the talk of “reinvention” in recruiting, for all the products promising to “disrupt” hiring, and for all the banal banter about fixing what’s “broken” in talent acquisition today, the one part of the process that has more or less escaped any modicum of automation, transformation or innovation is perhaps the most important: the job […]
Candidate Experience by Design.
Posted on March 2, 2016 7 Comments
We must accept that today’s job search and recruiting process happens exclusively online, for every position, for every candidate, for every sector (save the oddest of outliers). Paper applications are pretty much dead. Period. In fact, in the few searches where a pipeline candidate or referral is already identified prior to opening the requisition for […]
Seen Work: A Dispassion Play.
Posted on January 8, 2016 2 Comments
This is a one act play about recruiting that was published on a Wordpress blog. As Off Broadway as it gets…
Stop Selling Candidate Experience.
Posted on September 30, 2015 4 Comments
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 […]
Insane in the Membrane.
Posted on September 23, 2015 2 Comments
“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 […]
10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know
Posted on June 4, 2015 13 Comments
With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than just open the recruiting books up at some of the world’s biggest brands. It also generated a ton of useful information for a cross-section of […]
Tell Me About A Time When You Didn’t Suck at Interviewing.
Posted on March 31, 2015 2 Comments
At its core, recruiting is more or less an exercise in making a good first impression; from the 6-8 seconds the average recruiter (if such a thing exists) spends reviewing a resume to the reported 35 seconds job seekers spend, on average, reading an online job description, making an immediate impact is imperative for both […]
Posted on March 13, 2015 Leave a Comment
Here’s the thing; as sexy as we make social out to be, and as much emphasis as we put on concepts like talent communities and targeted content, the fact of the matter is that what’s new and what’s next isn’t always the most effective when it comes to generating results. In fact, according to the […]