Tag: hiring

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...

Are We Really Hiring From a Sense of Purpose? 5 Good Reasons Why We’re Not

We’ve all heard words like “mission,” “vision,” “purpose,” and “sense of purpose”...

#ICYMI, Here’s What Recruiters and TA Pros Really Need to Catch Up On

Did you miss me? Well I missed you, but even if you didn’t miss me, there may have been a few other major developments that you may have...

Why It’s Important to Turn an Interview Into an Unstructured Conversation

I was having a conversation recently with a client who was asking my advice on interviewing for a key position on her staff, and it made me...

Remind Me Again — Why Do We Still Have Resumes?

I literally do not (and have not ever) understood the basic resume. Why is this still a thing? In the era of LinkedIn, which is apparently...

For Retailers, Is It the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for High-Volume Hiring?

This year’s holiday hiring started before the first leaf fell. First, Target – 105,000. Then, UPS – 95,000....

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...

Have TA Professionals Forgotten That We’re Really in the People Business?

Twenty years ago, I worked in the staffing industry. Thirteen years ago, I worked in recruitment. Seven years ago, my career took a turn...

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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