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, ...

Great Recruiting is Not a Supply Chain

Most job seekers don’t brag about the application process.  They hate it–the black hole of recruiting, the time it takes to hear back from recruiters and the length and complication of the process. But they don’t always have insight into recruiters’ woes either: heavy requisition loads, corporate processes and rules, and inappropriate candidate behaviors. Case in point: last week, a recruiting leader posted the following: “Recruiter friends, I need your input: I rejected an applicant who really wasn’t qualified for ...

Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Best Reads for Recruiters

There’s a whole lot of content out there for recruiters. Some good, some not so good. If you’re looking for some of the best reads for recruiters, we’ve sifted through recent content that’s out there and highlighted some of our favorites below. And please share anything you have come across in recent months in the comments below. 1) Recruiting: Darwinism or Creationism? from Recruiting Blogs “Baby I Was Born This Way: Uh, no you weren’t. You were in a really ...

TALENT AND HR NEWS WEEKLY ROUNDUP: BEST PRACTICES IN VETERAN RECRUITING

Serving in the military is incredibly honorable. Service members learn so many useful skills and have the ability to perform well under intense pressure. Transitioning to civilian life can be an adjustment though. Veterans may have picked up desirable skills along the way, but it’s not always easy to understand how to transfer them to a “normal” job. This week’s talent and HR news weekly roundup features best practices in veteran recruiting – organizations and industries who are focused on ...

Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: The Future of Recruiting

It’s no surprise that recruiting is evolving, and even changing as I write. Gone are the days when a simple newspaper ad brings in qualified candidates. Technology is making it easier to connect with and understand people. We have more access to data and people than ever before. This week’s roundup showcases some recent articles speaking to the future of recruiting. Fads? Or legitimate shifts in recruiting? 

How Recruiting Can Manage Change And Be A Partner

Many people will insist that the most important part of having a corporate recruiting team is to have a clearly defined structure, utilize metrics to drive business decisions, and to gather as much buy-in as possible throughout the organization to move initiatives forward. Most of that is absolutely correct. But what about when all of your best laid plans start to…..change? While having the clearly defined structure is important, it’s key to remember to be flexible and open to integrating ...

Should I Leave My Job?

A few weeks ago, we talked about a better way to quit your job when you just can’t handle it, rather than making a scene or spectacle. Spectacles aside, what if the reason you leave isn’t necessarily because you can’t stand your current job? As I dig into my first few weeks at exaqueo, I can’t help but reflect on how I arrived here and share the knowledge I gained through my most recent job switch, and the question I ...

There’s a Better Way to Quit Your Job

Another day, another viral video of a frustrated, tired employee quitting a job in a dramatic fashion.  First there was the chute-sliding JetBlue flight attendant and then the brash marching band incident followed by the forthright op-ed from the ex-Goldman Sachs employee. And now there’s the dancing video producer who’s simply had enough. In her case she claimed the work environment in Taiwan wasn’t bearable. So why not just move on? Or better yet, look for work opportunities in countries where employment laws and work environments generally tend ...

Talent and HR News Roundup: Growing Your Startup or Small Business Edition

Startups and growing businesses talk about scale, sure. But when we think of scale, we often forget the trials and tribulations that scale brings, especially when it comes to talent. A few of us here at exaqueo had the opportunity to hear from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy earlier this week talk about the difficulties of scaling his business. And guess what?  His challenges were primarily people related.  In fact, LivingSocial went from 35 to 400 to 6000 employees in two years. I ...

Talent and HR News Roundup: Growing Your Startup or Small Business Edition

Startups and growing businesses talk about scale, sure. But when we think of scale, we often forget the trials and tribulations that scale brings, especially when it comes to talent. A few of us here at exaqueo had the opportunity to hear from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy earlier this week talk about the difficulties of scaling his business. And guess what?  His challenges were primarily people related.  In fact, LivingSocial went from 35 to 400 to 6000 employees in two years. I ...