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Staffing

And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…

Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate [...]

Counter-Offers & Boomerangs

Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, [...]

The “Look-Down” Generation

It literally drives me crazy...driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every.....single.....day. After finally navigating your way around the human impediment clogging traffic for the last five miles, you look over at [...]

Six Seconds That Cost You Dearly….

It's one of the great statistics in recruiting..."Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume." According to The Ladders, 4.8 of those seconds are reviewing four areas; name, current position, current employer, and dates of employment. It seems [...]

Chop Your Own Wood

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is "recruiting?" Visit different companies and you'll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having [...]

Buy, Don’t Rent, Your Next Employee

Guess what confuses a potential hire more than any other intangible? Despite the courtship, the hospitality, and the grand treatment during the recruiting process, they still don't know one key nugget of information: "What's it REALLY like to work here?"  The [...]

Little Brothers Grow UP

Work in big corporations long enough and you start to recognize the caste system inherent in the professional community. R&D is indispensable, Manufacturing has to actually make the ideas come to life, and then somebody has to sell it, so Sales becomes critical as well. [...]

Recruiting “Leftovers”

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, "sub-par." Edible? [...]

The Waiting is The Hardest Part

How many sources of input does it take to make a decision? In the rapid-paced profession of talent acquisition, the answer is almost certainly “TOO many.” As the pressure to fill seats intensifies, the challenges in clearing that final hurdle continues to pad [...]

Arrogant Recruiting

(published on LinkedIn, November 17, 2015) "Did I just hear that?" Yup, I did. "If they really want to work here, they won't care if the application process takes an hour." I had a friend call me recently to act as a [...]