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Fast, Good and Cheap: Pick 2 for Recruiting in a Post-COVID World

I’m on record as calling BS on the psychology of many Hiring Managers in a postrecession world, as many hiring managers think they have postrecession hiring power when it comes to the recruiting process. For a brief time after a recession, this theory is true. Recessions lead to high unemployment, which means candidate supply outstrips employer demand. The issue, of course, is that this quickly subsides when the hiring market picks...

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The Perfect One-on-One Meeting for Remote TA Leaders!

Managing a remote team of recruiters isn’t easy! Especially if some of those recruiters are new to the show, or under-performing. Most TA leaders grew up in a world where we were able to get up close and personal with our teams. To be able to hear how they were interacting with candidates, and deliver our “brilliant” coaching when needed. Today so many recruiters, both corporate and third-party, are working fully remote, or some...

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Do You Have a Talent Supply Committee at Your Company?

A Talent Supply what? We have stupid committees for everything in today’s organizations. Some are legit (committees focused on belonging and inclusive culture, etc.), while some prove we’ve lost our minds (Replacement Carpet Color Committee, Vending Machine Snack Committee, Corporate Zoom Approved Backgrounds Committee). I came across this concept of a Talent Supply Committee. What is a Talent Supply Committee (TSC)? A talent...

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Twitter Users Aren’t Your Candidates!

I find way too many HR and Talent leaders and pros are using Twitter to confirm ideas and thoughts they are having: “I heard,” “I found,” “I saw”. . . and when I ask where did you see and hear these things, it almost always starts with Twitter or Insta. We want to believe that reaching out to a platform like Twitter is a great, quick way to gather research. “Well, I see that most people hate ‘X!’ ” or “It seems...

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Dealing with Crazy Hiring-Manager Psychology after a Pandemic

“You know, KD, there are a lot of people looking for work out there now” <KD stares into the abyss.> “I’d like to see some more candidates.” <KD ponders whether anger management therapy is a thing.> “I think we’ll keep looking; I didn’t like the way she came back with a counteroffer. Doesn’t she know there are a lot of people looking for jobs?” <KD understands why day drinking has its own merits.> Yes . . ....

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2020 Employee Referral Program Data! How do you stack up?

The Holy Grail of Hiring is Employee Referrals. Period. End of story. If you don’t get it, you shouldn’t be in the business of hiring people. Please do not pass go, do not collect $200. (Wait, is it still $200 for passing Go in Monopoly? You would think inflation would have adjusted that!) Drafted, an employee referral startup, apparently (Hey, Cait, reach out to us!) that no one has heard of, but put together some great data...