Talent Acquisition

3 Easy Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Sales Candidates

I like to think of the beginning of the year as a second holiday for recruiters. The office is buzzing, we’re about to receive budgets, new headcount, and we are eager for a fresh start. To kick off the year in sales recruiting, you’re calibrating with hiring managers, learning about their ideal sales…

Making Diversity Candidates Feel Part of the Team

Hiring diverse candidates is good for a business. “Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%,” says Amy Martin, founder of SheInTheCle.com and founder and principal in the marketing firm, Hyperthink. But attracting diversity candidates is only part of the equation. The other part is retaining diversity hires. Speaking to a DisruptHR Cleveland…

Increase Candidate Engagement With MightyText

I have an addiction to be overly curious about finding new gadgets and recruiting tools. One of my recent discoveries is MightyText, which is one of my favorite candidate engagement tools. I am in involved in a significant amount of university relations recruiting in my current role. This generation of candidates is typically avid…

The Sourcing Tool You Are NOT Using; News Flash, You Should!

If you have ever read anything that I have written on SourceCon you know, it’s not the conventional how to source or try this Boolean string. I try and help you think outside of the box, and I tell you a #truestory from my personal experiences in this crazy world that we choose…

What Candy Crush Taught Me About Being a Good Manager

Business lessons can sneak up in the oddest of places. Even viral online games can give us insight into important organizational processes. I’m not afraid to admit it; I’ve been playing Candy Crush Saga off and on for a few months. For those unfamiliar, it is a highly addictive game where you work…

Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity…

AI Knows Who You Should Hire

Human Capital makes up 70% of most companies’ expense line, and people are a company’s most valuable asset. With the proper data, finding the best candidate for a job is strategic, more efficient, cost-effective, and not to mention objective, which is why employers are turning to AI in a critical market need. In…

Controlling the Robots: Using Mailto to Unlock a Listserv

The other day I was having some fun with mailto. It’s used to produce hyperlinks on websites that allow users to send an email to a specific address without first having to copy it and enter it into an email client. You can use variations of mailto: in Boolean strings to target specific emails. Mailto:…

HR Tech Update: ScheduleOnce Acquires Reschedge from HireVue

Scheduling phone screens and going back and forth to find the right time to chat with someone has always been one of the most time-consuming parts of a recruiter or sourcers day. For me, the risk isn’t necessarily the time involved; it’s the fact that if I get distracted from the process, I…

Competency Modeling Is As Dated As A Jeans Jacket

What do competency models and jean jackets have in common? They both belong in the nineties, says Christy Panico. She’s assessment manager at Pinsight, a Colorado company that provides online job simulations. In her presentation at DisruptHr Denver in 2015, she challenged the use of competency models as “static and inflexible.” “Does your…