The Gatekeepers Part II: Why a Positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters

Welcome to the second blog in my series, The Gatekeepers: Why a positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters. In this blog, I’ll focus on an essential piece of The Gatekeeper approach: the candidate. If you missed my first blog, take a peek here before reading this one. Changing jobs is an

4 Ways to Incorporate Thanks Into the Candidate Experience

One of my clients is in hyper-growth mode. Super hyper-growth mode. 10 million competing priorities, fires everywhere, and hiring just as fast. And sometimes candidate experience suffers. For example, we had an open role for an Executive Assistant for the heads of the company. A position that

How to Repair the Candidate Experience Gone Bad

We in the recruiting space all talk about the importance of the candidate experience and how companies of all sizes are implementing technologies, best practices, and other measures to improve their existing experience, but what about those companies who already have a bad candidate experience

The Current State of Talent Acquisition at ERE's Fall Conference

Next week I will be emceeing ERE’s annual conference in New Orleans. To say I'm excited would be an understatement because the theme for the event is something near and dear to my heart. The theme this year, “Transform Your TA Department, Transform Your Business,” speaks volumes as to the

5 Tips Every Talent Leader Needs To Know About Recruiting Metrics

As a recruiting executive, you know how important it is to be able to demonstrate the value your team brings to your business. But with everything on your plate, it’s easy to put your recruiting metrics on the back burner. Or, perhaps you’re just not a math person, and so you’ve been putting it

Why Your Company Needs Employer Branding & How To Get Started

There is no company on the planet that shouldn’t use employer branding to help them attract and hire the best talent. That was my response when I was recently asked by John Sumser, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research and Founder of HRExaminer, to share my thoughts on whether there are

3 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need To Know In 2016

Talent acquisition has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years. With 76% of the online population now on social media, it has never been easier to find and source candidates online. However, the social web has also made recruiting more complex as candidates are becoming

3 Things Startups Need to Know About Recruiting

Whether you are an early stage startup with zero recruiting infrastructure or you are a mid to late stage with a team of recruiters, we can all agree that the people you hire and how you attract top talent can make or break your organization. Even if you are not ready to build out a robust team

5 Tips To Create A Winning Candidate Experience

Did you know 42% of job applicants who had a negative candidate experience say they would never apply to that company again? And that’s not all. 78% say they would share their bad candidate experience with their network. 34% of candidates would even publicly share their negative experience on

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