When you bite off more than you can chew

Recruiters are notorious for believing they can conquer the world then complaining because they are overwhelmed. Sprint Recruiting has taught my team and me how to be more successful and efficient by leveraging two week sprints. There are a ton of efficiencies to be realized when you focus on what you can and cannot conquer.

The 2020 Workforce: It’s time to Rethink, Reskill and Redeploy

The true competitors in 2020 have taken an offensive strategy by reinvesting in the talent they already have. Industry giants like AT&T, Amazon and Walmart recognize the threat the technology revolution has created in the 2020 talent landscape but have turned it into an opportunity. If you want to get ahead of the “War for Talent” in 2020, it’s time for you to rethink, reskill and redeploy your employees.

What is Sprint Recruiting? A Podcast Interview with upstartHR.com

One of my favorite blogs and podcasts to follow is UpstartHR.com by Ben Eubanks. I can’t express how excited I was to be interviewed on a podcast I listen to by someone I really admire in the HR industry. Ben and I sort of geeked out on the topic of human resource analytics and theContinue reading “What is Sprint Recruiting? A Podcast Interview with upstartHR.com”

3 Reasons Why Hiring Veterans is a Winning Strategy

I recently read an article in The Motley Fool featuring Daymond John, one of Shark Tank’s successful entrepreneurs, sharing his thoughts on why veterans make great entrepreneurs. Daymond, the founder and CEO of hip-hop clothing company FUBU has created the Heroes to CEOs competition, hosted by Bob Evans Farms, a subsidiary of Post Holdings (NYSE:POST). The contest invitesContinue reading “3 Reasons Why Hiring Veterans is a Winning Strategy”

Talent Acquisition Should have MORE Resources in HR

I realize that one of the core functions of HR is to mitigate risk. It is a CORE function but it is not the ONLY function. Too many companies spend so many resources and money managing out poor or misaligned talent and mitigating risk but if they were to put more emphasis and resources on how employees enter the company, they could see a number of benefits.

Applying the Point System of AGILE to Recruiting

Prior to implementing Sprint Recruiting, I found it hard to balance what should be done with what needed to be done. Using a point system help us prioritize the work and make our clients happy.

Unlocking the Power of Recruiting with Emsi Skills

Job descriptions can be a valuable tool or the silver bullet that kills your first chance with prospective candidates. Contrary to popular rhetoric in recruiting circles, job descriptions are not dead but they do need to evolve. Emsi Skills is a valuable tool for recruiters who want to create a more effective job description andContinue reading “Unlocking the Power of Recruiting with Emsi Skills”

Most Read Recruiting Blog Posts of 2019

I cannot believe 2020 is only two weeks away! Professionally, year has been a year of transformation for my group as we rolled Sprint Recruiting out to the entire organization. As an industry, we’ve seen a lot of hype about AI in Talent Acquisition and other analytic-based solutions showcased in the market. This post will be a roundup of the most read recruiting blog posts of 2019.

Why Sprints work in Sprint Recruiting

One of the key drivers of Sprint Recruiting is the sprint itself. It is also one of the major mindshifts both recruiters and clients have to address when adopting the Sprint Recruiting methodology. Why do sprints work in Sprint Recruiting? One word-efficiency! “With Scrum, a product is built in a series of iterations called sprintsContinue reading “Why Sprints work in Sprint Recruiting”

Top 3 Recruiting Trends for 2020

Part of the planning process is identifying the top recruiting trends and the tools I want to use to maximize our talent acquisition strategy. Here are the top 3 recruiting trends for 2020.