A Lesson Learned.
Posted on January 25, 2017 2 Comments
You can teach an old dog new tricks. Just not if that dog also has a Facebook account.
Posted on March 24, 2015 Leave a Comment
Today over at RecruitingDaily.com, which, as my day job, has replaced this site as the repository for most of my bylined content, Derek Zeller wrote a post about the proliferation of recruiting and HR “influencer” lists. As I edited and formatted the post (which was pretty good, by the way), I started thinking about my […]
The Deal With the Hat
Posted on September 26, 2014 4 Comments
I give presentations on really complex topics, as a rule, and while I try to simplify it as much as possible, I fail to believe, as happened the other day at a user conference, that no one had a single question about inbound recruiting. Not one. Normally, this is an hour, and it still feels […]
Shady Characters: The Performance Art of HR
Posted on September 24, 2014 5 Comments
For those of you who didn’t sink tens of thousands of dollars into an ultimately worthless liberal arts degree or aren’t fans of the performing arts genres of the late Renaissance (for $500, Alec), you might not have heard of Commedia Dell’Arte: literally, “The Comedy of the Profession.” Without getting too deep, it’s basically the […]
Fashion Faux Pas: Funkyzeit Mit HR
Posted on September 8, 2014 2 Comments
If you’ve seen me at a conference, this is going to be hard to imagine. But when I was immersed in the world of Fortune 50 HR departments, the professional equivalent of a home ec class, I thought the best way to fit into a world where I was an obvious interloper was by simply […]
15 Offensive Posts I Wanted To Write But Couldn’t Get Away WIth
Posted on April 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
As much as I write (which, really, isn’t much considering this is what I do), I spend twice as much time starting stuff that never sees the light of day. My process is title first, then actual content.That almost never works. Making completing an actual post instead of scrapping it a few hundred words in […]
Is ‘Dream Recruiting Job’ An Oxymoron?
Posted on December 5, 2013 2 Comments
When I had to hire a recruiter (I’ve hired a few of them over the years, they know all the tricks so it’s kind of hard), I’d always throw this question in there: If you had to recruit for the same role for the rest of your career, what would that role be and why? […]