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May 25

Scared Straight – OFCCP Style!

Being a parent of three boys I’ve always been a fan of the theory behind “Scared Straight”! Your kids don’t listen to you, they’re getting in trouble, just send them down to the local prison and have them meet with some inmates! I mean what could go wrong? In adult life, we don’t have many […]

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May 24

Why Am I Being Ghosted After I Interviewed?

Dear Timmy, I recently applied for a position that I’m perfect for! A recruiter from the company contacted me and scheduled me for an interview with the manager. I went, the interview was a little over an hour and it went great! I immediately followed up with an email to the recruiter and the manager […]

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May 19

Cybersecurity is Teaching Organizations How To Fix Their Talent Shortages

Cybersecurity jobs are the hottest thing on the planet. Hackers out to do bad are growing as fast as the need to combat them and at this moment the bad guys are winning! Every single organization I speak with have needs for Cybersecurity talent, or they are in denial of their needs for Cybersecurity talent! […]

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May 18

Hyperlocal Hiring

The BLS reports that 80% of hourly workers live within 5 miles of where they work. Snagajob’s 2017 State of the Hourly Workforce survey found that 70% of our hourly workers refuse to commute more than 30 minutes to work. When you take a look at your own total workforce, my guess is you’ll find […]

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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 1

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned from my 70 year old Mother!

So, most of you know I’m the President of HRU Technical Resources. Most of you don’t know my Mom is the CEO! She makes sure to point that out to me about once per month! Today is her 70th birthday. While it’s been a while since she’s been on the phone filling requisitions, to this […]

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Apr 28

I Can’t Make You Recruit!

My mind is still racing after coming back from SHRM Talent this week! So many great conversations I had with TA leaders and pros. I actually think the level of conversation at functional specific conferences is higher because everyone is feeling the same pain! It’s not to say a conference like SHRM National can’t be […]

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Apr 26

Why Hasn’t Employee Referral Automation Caught on? #SHRMTalent

I spoke at SHRM Talent this week. One of the best corporate recruiting conferences around. Many people don’t believe me when I tell them, but the content, speakers, and audience are really engaging. TA Tech companies and vendors haven’t caught on yet to the new SHRM Talent. Most corporate TA pros I spoke to might […]

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Apr 24

7 Ways to Increase Your Hourly Hiring!

In 2017 there will be over a thousand webinars on how to hire more IT talent, 15,285 blog posts on how to hire more IT talent, 100s of new technologies will be released on how to hire more IT talent. You won’t see a fraction of that help when it comes to hiring Hourly Workers! […]

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Apr 20

Trump Can’t Stop Immigrant Hiring!

Before Trump was hired, err, voted in as President. I was asked to respond to this question: What impact do you think Trump will have on immigrant hiring?  My response was probably a bit more positive at that point, pre-Trump than it is now, but I still remain bullish on immigrant hiring. Why? Because it’s what […]

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