Like most recruiters, I once wanted to be something else. In my case, I wanted to be a journalist. The first lesson I was taught as an aspiring reporter … Read more
How Honest Should Recruiters Be?
One of the realities of being a recruiter is that at some point in your career, you are going to work somewhere that hiring conditions are less than ideal. … Read more
‘What Nobody Told Me When I Started Recruiting’
I’d like to cast my vote for Time’s 2022 Person of the Year: the Recruiter. The thing about recruiters, though, is that here’s a long-standing joke in our … Read more
The Collision of Pay Negotiation With Recruiter Responsibility and Authority
If you’re in recruiting and have a social media account, you probably read about the recruiter who posted about making a lowball offer to a candidate … Read more
Recruiters Who Give Recruiting a Bad Name
It’s important to be open and upfront. Personally I take a lot of pride in candidate experience. I consider it one of my calling cards and it is of utmost … Read more
The Death of the Recruiter?
Are we about to witness the death of the recruiter? Maybe you’re rolling your eyes at that question — perhaps because numerous observers have been … Read more
Introverted Recruiters Speak Out (the Irony!)
The fundamental understanding of an impactful recruiter is that it’s a person able to”sell a company to top talents as the best place to work. … Read more
Addressing Scarcity by Empowering Recruiters
I often think of scarcity in terms of goods available. If you live in Indianapolis and you need a new swimsuit in September…best wishes. However, if … Read more
Hey, Fellow Recruiters, Pick Up Your Phone!
People who enjoy meeting others thrive in recruiting because networking is natural to them. Nonetheless, connecting with candidates can be overwhelming if … Read more
Basics, Not Bells, Create Great Candidate Experiences
Having been a recruiter for more than a decade, one may expect that I have mastered the role. Yet I keep learning. Since the nature of the work involves … Read more
Strategy Safari: Who’s Behind the Curtain of Your Recruiting Process?
Whenever organizations look to improve the candidate experience, they tend to focus on process. After all, inefficiencies in the recruiting process can … Read more
The Day After: What Happens Now That Global Talent Acquisition Day Is Over?
Yesterday was Global Talent Acquisition Day. That means there were events, webinars, tweets, shout-outs, virtual high-fives, and all sorts of … Read more
Personal Branding: The Game-Changing Approach to Winning Trust
Building trust is crucial in recruiting. A personal brand allows you to win trust in scale. Last month, I spoke at the ERE Recruiting Conference in … Read more
Knowing Your Business Helps You Recruit Better
I just spent a day in training. It didn’t have anything to do with recruiting. It actually was product and process training for a new sales guy I … Read more
New Decade. Different Recruiting Skills and Tools Required
Over the last five years, we have seen that the top concern of all executives is finding, hiring, and retaining talent. As we approach 2020, company … Read more
Happy Global Talent-acquisition Day, Recruiters!
Happy Global TA Day, recruiters! (Celebrated each year, the first Wednesday in September.) Recruitment marketers like me celebrate your skills today! Let … Read more
Recruit Always and Everywhere
Lorraine Ladd, associate director of talent acquisition for alliantgroup, is recruiting in an area with 2.4 percent unemployment. That’s a lot of … Read more
Recruiting Is a Science Not an Art — How Intuition Hurts Recruiting Results
The future of recruiting is scientific, data-driven, and businesslike. The roadblock to that transition is our current “art not science” approach where … Read more
Recruiting’s Role in Futurizing Your Firm’s Skill Sets Must Begin Today
Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the strategic role of recruiting Your firm’s future skill sets needs are increasing … Read more
Who Makes a Great Recruiter
As the skills shortage persists, so does the demand for recruiters. The increased demand has put a further strain on an already over-tapped pool of … Read more