Perhaps one of the downfalls of companies’ recruiting strategy is this elusive idea that external talent is “sexier” than the talent already in the company. Recently, there has been a lot of focus on the need to grow your own talent as a way to increase engagement and keep hiring costs in check. There are … Continue reading Your most valuable but underutilized candidate pool? Your employees!
Learn how involving the team can make you the next star on Madison Avenue. In the celebrated television series Mad Men, Don Draper’s character is the celebrated rain-maker, creative brains of the organization, and the silent aspiration of every associate who longs to be in the limelight. Deep inside of every manager is the desire to be … Continue reading Recruiting decisions are a team sport, here’s why:
Two of my favorite topics: Automation and DEI. This was a great panel discussion among colleagues regarding how we can continue to transform recruiting. Some insightful conversation points: How most companies do recruiting is not sustainable Be sure to look at your application funnel to be sure you make the process easy for candidates Look … Continue reading The New Hiring Process: Reshaping Recruitment for Automation & DEI
Every year, Talent Acquisition leaders and teams begin the year planning for the year ahead. One quick glance through the recruiting posts on LinkedIn and you’ll find a multitude of articles, white papers and webinars offering the latest data to help you craft the perfect strategy for 2021. I guess I don’t want to be … Continue reading Planning Hack: How to work with your Recruiting Team to create a 2021 Strategy
I’m sure I’m not the only one who is excited that 2020 is coming to an end. It’s been a challenging year to say the least. As an optimist, I typically try to end my year focusing on the bright spots and lessons learned rather than stressing over the failures and mishaps. Here’s are some of the 2020 highlights based on reader engagement. Continue reading 2020 Top Posts in Recruiting
In case you haven’t noticed in previous posts, I have a thing against managers. Notice I said managers and not leaders. You never hear people refer to Steve Jobs as a great manager do you? Or that a president was nominated to be the Manager of the Century. There is a distinct difference in working … Continue reading Recruit effective Leaders, NOT effective Managers
“A 40 hour time-blocked work week, I estimate, produces the same amount of output as a 60+ hour work week pursued without structure.” – Cal Newport, Author of Deep Work I’ve become a firm believer in controlling my calendar rather allowing it to control me. Time blocking is a simple way to plan time sections … Continue reading Recruiting Hack-Time Blocking
I’ll admit it: I’m a fan of the series Schitt’s Creek. I stumbled upon the series one rainy weekend and binged the first three seasons without realizing it. It became my go-to show on the nights I just wanted to relax and laugh at the shenanigans the characters encountered in every episode. After watching the Netflix documentary on the show, I came to appreciate the intent of the show, especially its message around diversity and inclusion. I’ve spent some time reflecting on what Schitt’s Creek taught us about Diversity and Inclusion. Continue reading What Schitt’s Creek taught us about Diversity and Inclusion
If there has been one successful tactic I’ve learned through our evolution to Sprint Recruiting has been how to become a more effective leader for the team. As I’ve spent some time with other leaders, I’ve learned what I thought was my little secret is used by successful leaders at firms like Netflix, Google and … Continue reading Successful Recruiting Leaders use this one tactic
Unfortunately, most of America is plagued by the Workaholic Kool-Aid drinking offices. I know there are times were you just have to punch the pedal, but for the most part, this article will address those who enjoy the stigma of being a workaholic because it’s part of their identity. Continue reading I HATE Workaholics-And you should too!