Recruiting training

These Are the 6 Things I Look for When Hiring Recruiters

Many industries are experiencing explosive growth, and that typically means you need incredible gifted recruiters. This is where I come in; my specialty is in hiring recruiters. My focus is all about incrementally building a team of recruiting professionals and leaders who will outperform where we stand today and be prepared to solve…

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges In 2017: Tangie Pettis

Over the last couple weeks we got to hear from Jeremy Eskenazi, Riviera Advisors, and Jennifer McClure, from Unbridled Talent. This week we had the privilege of talking to Tangie Pettis. Throughout her career she has been identified as a coach and mentor by her peers and serves as an internal subject matter expert…

Keep Your Recruiting Job Despite Technological Advances And Economic Downturns

Warning: if you want job security as a recruiter, start preparing now Listen up. If you are a corporate recruiter, you need to be worried about your job security! Recruiters need to realize that the march of recruiting technology is inevitable and unstoppable. No, it won’t be in the next few months, but…

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…

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…

Talent Advisors and Exceptional Hiring Managers

Over the last decade of my career, I have spoken to and received feedback from hundreds of talent acquisition, HR, and business executives. One theme rings true through the last 10 years, but more recently has gotten louder in the last year in these conversations with TA leaders. “I want (need) my recruiters…