Hiring Process

Match Made in Hiring Manager Heaven

Who among us in talent acquisition hasn’t been in a situation where the hiring manager changes their mind midstream? Frustrating, to say the least. It boggles the mind when we as recruiters take the time to have the conversation with…

Your ATS Will Never Help You Hire

Let’s start with the obvious: no one likes their ATS. Like airlines, wireless service, or cable companies, there are no good choices, only a least horrible choice. This necessary evil was once the best way to manage and track a…

3 Recruiting Lessons Learned From Retail

As both a recruiter and a consumer, I have been reflecting on retail business lessons that are also relevant to recruitment. At The Container Store, we face stiff competition; many of our retail employees don’t even come from a retail…

The Search for The Best Interviewer

I once did a study to measure the commercial impact of poor candidate experience in a large subscription based telco business called Virgin Media.  You might have heard about it? That work, almost four years ago, helped me engage a…

The New New Thing: Blockchains and Recruiting

If reading about AI is making you feel like Alice in Wonderland, then take heart, there’s something new on the horizon — Blockchains. The technology has been around since 2008 but is now getting more mainstream in business applications, though…