Posts by: John Hollon

Want to Hire More Millennials? Don’t Be the Punch Line to a Recruiting Joke

Sometimes, I find some really interesting stuff on LinkedIn’s Premium Career Group, and sometimes, it may even be the punchline to a...

LinkedIn Research Tells Us Exactly How Candidates Want to Be Recruited

    LinkedIn is a significant social media presence that a lot of people (me included) use just about every single day. That makes...

“Declined Offer” Interviews? Don’t Expect Much From Someone Rejecting a Job

In a workplace world where we conduct job interviews, exit interviews, and sometimes even “stay” interviews, it’s not...

The Holy Grail of Hiring: Finding the Formula For Landing the Very Best Talent

It’s the Holy Grail of hiring: Finding the magic formula that will help you land the very best talent. Everybody has a different...

Why Put Candidates Through Hoops, Then Just Say “Thank You For Your Interest”?

I’m one of the members — one out of 1,000,479, to be exact — of LinkedIn’s Premium Career Group. I recently saw a...

Are You Surprised? 75% of HR Managers Have Found Lies on Resumes

It’s not a surprise that job candidates embellish, fib, or resort to outright lies on resumes. What IS a bit shocking is how...

No Surprise: Half of U.S. Workers Feel They Just Have a Job, Not a Career

This shouldn’t come as a big surprise: A lot of Americans workers aren’t all that happy on the job, and according to a new...

A Modern Day Snipe Hunt: Today’s Insane Push to Hire a “Purple Squirrel”

There’s a good reason why no one ever finds that elusive “purple squirrel” when they’re recruiting for a job....

Another Year of Crappy Raises. Should It Matter to Recruiters?

Every summer for nine years, I have written a blog post that nobody really wants to read. That’s because it always seems to give the...

Bad Press Can Kill a Company’s Reputation – AND Its Recruiting

Given all the recent chatter about Google after an engineer got fired for writing a diversity manifesto, it makes you wonder — what...

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