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May 17

‘Divided America’ is a myth – @Jobvite 2017 Job Seeker Nation

Jobvite does an annual study called Job Seeker Nation where they go out and survey over 2,000 Americans. The data is fascinating from an employee and candidate perspective. This year’s study found that 80% of Americans believe the country is divided, but when you dig into the detail of their responses, you find that’s not […]

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May 4

Stop Creating HR Metrics! You Already Have What You Need #TSLive17

I was out at Halogen’s TalentSpace Live 2017 event this week speaking to great HR pros and leaders. Halogen is the king of performance management and they just announced their merger with the king of Learning, Saba. Together, they have a pretty great 1-2 punch for organizations to check out. TalentSpace Live brought in Patty […]

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Apr 14

The New Definition of “Passive Candidate”

Okay, we get it, Mrs. Hiring Manager, you want passive candidates!!! We’ll get right no that… Passive candidates are the holy grail of candidates, right? Untouched, virgin, pure as the driven snow, fresh meat that has yet to be soiled by the dirty hands of another recruiter. If I could find a way to mainline […]

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Apr 13

The Single Greatest Metric in the History of Talent Acquisition!

“0.00” or “Zero” I’ll let you decide how you want to display it, both ways work. Oh, what is this measuring? Check this out: The number of candidates, in the past twenty years that I’ve hired, that were willing to accept a job without first having a phone call with someone at the organization I […]

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Feb 17

The Single Point of Failure in Your Candidate Experience #TheCandEs

The Talent Board (founders of the CandE Awards for the employers with the best candidate experience) recently released their 2016 Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Awards Research Report. This report is well written, packed with exceptional data, and one that I look forward to reading each year. As you think about your own candidate experience, […]

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Jan 12

The Damaging Problem of Chasing Satisfaction as a Performance Metric

I was recently asked to dig into talent acquisition metrics, determining which metrics drive success, which are window dressing, which are just CYA, etc. Two metrics kept coming up from TA leaders are being very important, candidate satisfaction (candidate experience) and hiring manager satisfaction. I don’t disagree that both of these metrics are important to […]

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Dec 2

Pretty People Make the Best Employees

What do you think of, in regards to smarts, when I say: “Sexy Blond model type”? What about: “Strong Athletic Jock?” What about: “Scrawny nerdy band geek?” My guess is most people would answer: Dumb, Dumb, Smart – or something to that context. In HR we call this profiling and make no mistake, profiling is […]

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Sep 28

The Cost of a New Hire is $1000-$5000!?

Ryan Holmes, the CEO at HootSuite, recently posted an article over at LinkedIn. Ryan is, of course, an “Influencer” for LinkedIn, because he’s a CEO and because he works for a cool brand like Hootsuite. Who cares if he knows what he’s talking about, he’s from Hootsuite, muthfucka!! He must be influential! Anywho. Ryan was […]

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Sep 27

T3- Jobvite’s Annual Recruiter Nation Report

Talent Acquisition software provider Jobvite released their annual Recruiter Nation 2016 report today. This report always has some gems I love to share and usually use in presentations throughout the year. Here are some of my favorites from this year’s report: – 51% say that employment branding is their #1 investment that they will make […]

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Sep 22

Free Agent Nation: Using Talent Assessments To Build Your Superteam

Anyone else amazed by the USA performance at the Rio Olympic Games?  Just us? If you’re responsible for hiring and developing people, then you’d love to build a dominating team of individuals like the USA Olympic Swimming and Women’s Gymnastics teams. But how do you do it?  Executives and hiring managers tell you that the […]

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