TA Training & Certifications

The Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Although it’s a proven best-practice, most employers do not use a structured, standardized question set to interview job applicants. This inevitably leads to a wild variance in the quality of new hires because no one is comparing apples to apples. The shame of this is that most employers do have a structured, standardized…

Too Many Tools Are Killing Your Recruiting Effort

You’ve heard of this concept of the inverted-u curve, right? It’s fairly straightforward. In the beginning, you have nothing or very little. As you increase the resources you begin to become more effective. Eventually, as you add more resources you’ll actually reach maximum potential. In the attempt to go even higher, you keep…

Do HR Certifications Have Any Value?

“Raise your hand if you have your CHRP,” Rocky Ozaki directs his audience of HR professionals at a DisruptHR meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. “And keep it up if you actually believe it offers business value. Keep it up even longer if you think it’s preparing you for the future workplace and the…

Introducing ATAP: Driving The Future Of The Talent Acquisition Profession

The talent acquisition profession is one that has grown and evolved over the years, mostly by necessity. It has happened without standard education, measurements, or ethics. It has happened without effective advocacy and representation. Numerous communities, many grassroots in nature, were established to help fill the void of educational and networking opportunities (and…

Introducing ATAP: Driving the Future of the Talent Acquisition Profession

The talent acquisition profession is one that has grown and evolved over the years, mostly by necessity. It has happened without standard education, measurements, or ethics. It has happened without effective advocacy and representation. Numerous communities, many grassroots in nature, were established to help fill the void of educational and networking opportunities (and…

How Our Own In-house Talent Acquisition Is Standing Out From the Crowd

In 2016 SAP needed to stand out from the crowd and have its biggest year for employment branding, with actual employees telling their own life stories. Many candidates know little about us, or perceive us as a somewhat safe, bureaucratic German software company. We have to work harder than most companies to get…

The Blue Lobster Tastes the Same as the Other Lobsters: Managing Expectations and The Desires of Our Hiring Managers

For every two million lobsters, there is one blue lobster. The blue lobster would taste exactly the same as the other red lobsters if it was cooked. There are very few things other than the color of the lobster that makes him different from his peers. However, he stands out and is treasured….

How to Build a High-Performance Sourcing Department – Part 3 Training

As sourcing is always evolving, the training and development of a sourcer are essential for achieving and maintaining a high-performance level. It is crucial for sourcing managers, talent acquisition leaders, and HR executives to provide on-going sourcing training to ensure that their internal sourcing team attains this high level of performance. The right…

Memo to Recruiters: Don’t Want To Be Replaced By A Robot? Stop Recruiting Like One

Like you I have seen the many articles the past months with statistics that say that X percent of the workforce is one day going to be replaced by a robot. Some of this has leaked into the recruiter and HR field too. “This tool” or this “HR tech software” is going to replace most…