Talent Acquisition

Candidate Coaching Improves Hiring Results — So Stop Losing Candidates For Preventable Reasons

If you are failing to coach your candidates prior to their interview,  you may be unnecessarily losing as many as 20 percent of your qualified candidates simply for trivial reasons. Candidate coaching is where a corporate recruiter provides pre-interview guidance to qualified candidates on what to expect, areas to focus on, and any…

The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?

I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a…

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find…

What Happens At SourceCon Doesn’t Stay At SourceCon

At least from a knowledge and sharing standpoint, what happens at SourceCon doesn’t always stay at SourceCon, and it shouldn’t! This was my first official SourceCon. I did crash a dinner and the Hackathon during the Fall 2016 edition, but attending for the whole session was a very different experience. For me, I’d been…

Becton Dickinson’s Move Sparks Recruiting Microsite

BD, the big medical technology company, has taken the somewhat uncommon step of creating a microsite aimed at hiring about 20 roles.  Becton Dickinson UK/Ireland is moving to the Winnersh Triangle business park, projected to happen around May 2. Among the candidates it wants: business operations professionals, writers, salespeople, marketers, designers, engineers, and regulatory experts. The microsite is certainly…

That’s a Wrap! Closing Thoughts From The 2017 Spring SourceCon Conference

This doesn’t happen every day. I wanted to give a big thank you to SourceCon, the presenters, the ERE crew, and most of all you amazing attendees. You make this conference exceptional. Your thirst for knowledge and seeing the “wow” moments happening before me take me back to my first SourceCon, my first big “real”…