Recruiting In 3D

The 5 Stages of Recruiter Grief

Each year, those of us who still have some burning passion for Hollywood (for whatever reason), gather to watch the Oscars. For 3-4 televised hours, there’s excessive backscratching and a celebration of the Cult of Personality going on…. Read More

Advice for Today: Trust Yourself

No matter how long you are in a profession, you are going to make mistakes. I think that’s actually healthy, because if you stop learning in your profession, then your eventually going to hit a wall and peter… Read More

Mix It Up: Why It’s Finally Time To Combine Sourcing and Recruiting For Good.

Over the years, one of the many things I’ve given quite a bit of thought to is the relationship between recruiting and sourcing, and how these functions fit in with the bigger talent acquisition picture. At first glance… Read More

Reports Of the Death of Recruiting Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.

In case you hadn’t heard, it turns out that recruiting is dead (or dying, or going extinct, or some similarly dire prediction) – or at least that’s many of the recruiting pundits and prognosticators out there seem to… Read More

The Way Buying Should Be: Evaluating HR Technology

It’s confusing to me how we go through more than thirteen years of education without learning things we’ll need for the rest of our life – how to do our taxes, budgeting, how to get a loan, etc. We… Read More

Its OK Not to Be a “Technical” Recruiter

There is a pervasive thought among technical candidates these days that the recruiters who are contacting them for opportunities haven’t got a clue as to what they are doing. And, by and large, they are absolutely correct. After… Read More

Spam: She’s Crafty

Licensed to Ill is a record that changed everyone’s mind about what hip-hop was, especially coming from three white guys from NYC. Now mind you, I’m no hip-hop historian. I’m a 40-something white guy so I’m well aware… Read More

LivingSocial: When Networks And Culture Actually Work.

The terms “network” and “networking” have a rather nebulous definition, dependingon who you ask; of course, for so many in our spam infested, hypersocial and intrinsically interconnected world, “networking” involves something as simple clicking on a friend or connection request… Read More

5 Things Every New Recruiter Needs To Remember

I’ve been at this recruiting thing for almost 16 years now, and I can’t say that I knew I’d be doing what I do for a living in my 40’s. And it’s always good to take stock of your… Read More

No Time For Losers: Why We Love To Hate Recruiters

Pick any trending topic that’s top of mind in recruiting right now, from the candidate experience to onboarding. Chances are that once you strip away all the unnecessary layers of BS, buzzwords and bureaucracy, and once you get… Read More

In Plain English: How To Talk To Tech Candidates

For many recruiters, particularly those hunting in-demand technical candidates, talking tech can be one of the most daunting and intimidating parts of their job. And when you need to assess whether or not your candidate can do the… Read More

Fuzzy Math: Why Time to Fill Sucks

Oh, “time to fill.” If you’re a recruiter, the very mention of this metric is enough to send shivers down your spine; after all, it’s been used for years now to beat recruiters into complete submission (and completing submissions)…. Read More