Posts by: John Hollon

What Makes a Bad Hire, and the Future of HR (Spoiler Alert – It Looks Pretty Good!)

It seems to be that time of year for everyone to be releasing surveys, and here are two with some interesting wrinkles that crossed my desk...

Don’t Be Surprised at Who Tops Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work

There are a number of best places to work lists, and the one from Glassdoor, which touts itself as “one of the largest and fastest...

Candidate Questions: The One Thing That Most Every Interviewer Usually Asks

There are lot of candidate questions that get asked, but there is always one candidate question that most every person vying for a job gets...

What Would You Tell Candidates to Do With an Unresponsive Recruiter?

You hear it from job candidates all the time: Why won’t Recruiter X respond to me? How do I deal with an unresponsive recruiter? Not...

Candidate

Is This REALLY the Most Important Quality For Job Seekers to Have?

I’ll admit that I’m as big a sucker for click-bait headlines as anyone, but this one I saw recently actually made me think I...

Training

Survey: “Re-Skilling” Your Workers Not Only Important, But Damn Near Mandatory

Of all the buzz words and phrases in the workplace, it’s the one that seems to give both workers and managers the greatest amount of...

Hey Recruiters: Here’s What Makes Top Talent Want to Stay — and Want to Go

Here’s something that just about everyone in talent acquisition really wants to know: What is it that causes some good people to...

It Shouldn’t Be So Hard to Send Candidates a Decent Rejection Letter

Here’s a question that has been on my mind: Why don’t we send out rejection letters anymore? I know — your company sends...

Hey Recruiters: Here’s How You Can Be Frank and Honest With Candidates

It’s hard for hiring professionals to be frank and honest with candidates. I recently got a note from someone on LinkedIn about my...

Why Do 56% of Candidates Fail to Negotiate Pay With a New Job Offer?

Sometimes, you come across a survey that gives some insight into human behavior that is surprising, confounding, or simply head-scratching....

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