Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: A Primer for the Modern Recruiter – Tips to Rethink your Role

This week’s Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup features a primer for the modern recruiter and includes articles that cover tips to rethink your role as a recruiter. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of doing things the way you always have. Face it, today’s recruiting challenges are different from yesterday’s challenges, and hopefully these tips will highlight some new approaches. 1) 5 Ways To Reinvent Your Recruiting Strategy from Forbes.com “I’ve seen this happen before: even the very best in-your-face, ...

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Hiring Strategy Now

Ask your average corporate recruiter, and they’ll scoff at startups having trouble hiring great talent. But what they don’t realize is the numerous obstacles that face growing companies when it comes to hiring the best people. Startups are burdened by a lack of time to devote to the hiring process. And in many cities, they often have trouble finding highly skilled technical talent willing to take a risk and join a startup – even one with incredible potential. Plus, it’s ...

Recruiting in the Relationship Economy

This post originally appeared on Talemetry’s Blog Talemetry Today. Advertise job, receive resume, email candidate, process offer — our recruiting processes have become more transactional than ever. That’s not a bad thing! We have more tools than ever to source, track and manage candidate, and that technology has made life as a recruiter more productive and efficient. But as technology has sped up the process, candidates are clamoring for attention. They want more interaction and engagement. They want to connect ...

Tech Shoppers Beware: Don’t Buy Candidates From This Guy

As I head to InfluenceHR in two weeks to talk with HR vendors about how to sell into the space, I’m continually amazed by the tactics people use. I’m not a career salesperson, but I have spent quite a bit of time in the buyer’s seat, and now that I run a consulting firm, new business is constantly on my mind.  So I understand quarterly goals, year-end stress and pressure to make numbers. But I’ll never understand why people think ...

Tech Shoppers Beware: Don’t Buy Candidates From This Guy

As I head to InfluenceHR in two weeks to talk with HR vendors about how to sell into the space, I’m continually amazed by the tactics people use. I’m not a career salesperson, but I have spent quite a bit of time in the buyer’s seat, and now that I run a consulting firm, new business is constantly on my mind.  So I understand quarterly goals, year-end stress and pressure to make numbers. But I’ll never understand why people think ...

Tech Shoppers Beware: Don’t Buy Candidates From This Guy

As I head to InfluenceHR in two weeks to talk with HR vendors about how to sell into the space, I’m continually amazed by the tactics people use. I’m not a career salesperson, but I have spent quite a bit of time in the buyer’s seat, and now that I run a consulting firm, new business is constantly on my mind.  So I understand quarterly goals, year-end stress and pressure to make numbers. But I’ll never understand why people think ...

Job Search Advice You Can’t Miss From Twitter + NPR

It’s that time of the year–THE busiest time for job searching. If you’re a job seeker, this is your Super Bowl, your Miss America, your World Cup. And just in time for your big, mecca moment, NPR and Twitter have pulled together a team of experts (including me!) to help you with your search.

Tips For Job Seekers: What Recruiters Don’t Want You To Know

As a talent strategy consultant and career coach, I tell clients all the time: “I get the other side of the equation.”  Companies like that I am coaching job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with talent acquisition teams at companies. Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. It’s like recruiting bipartisanship. But every once in awhile, I take sides. And job seekers, this is for ...

QUIPS #1: Candidate Experience

Speaking and consulting with HR professionals, I often hear how hard it is to take best practices and actually implement them. The grand solutions shared at conferences and in whitepapers often come from companies with big staffs, big budgets and a supportive and forward-thinking HR team.  What if that’s not you? What if you’re working exceptionally hard but starting from scratch? Maybe your company doesn’t have the money or the time and energy to focus on solving a problem in ...