INTRO:Recently I attended a presentation where a commonly held belief was repeated and I feel the need debunk this. The speaker stated “75% of applications are rejected by an ATS (applicant tracking system) and a human never sees them…” First, I want to point out that recruiters will tell you this is false. As theContinue reading “Your job application was rejected by a human, not a computer.”
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Northeast HR Association (NEHRA) Talent Acquisition conference in Boston. While my specialty isn’t recruitment I found it great to be in the room with passionate recruiters who truly want to merge candidate experience with new technology to forge ahead in this new competition for talent. theContinue reading “It’s not a War on Talent, it’s a Competition.”
Do you hate name tags? Dislike concurrent sessions that don’t give any real actionable items? Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday July 18, 2016. It’s a “unique informal event that encourages you to listen, share, ask andContinue reading “#truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference”
Listen up, people. You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable. You’re a unicorn… except when trying to find a job. Gasps filled the air at my lastContinue reading “You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.”
My presentation at Houston Tech Fest was recorded and now shared to the world! Check it out!
Photo from mydisneyadventures When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, the answer is almost always about an overwhelmingly exciting opportunity, such as a princess or a superhero. What do kids look for in a future job? Usually, it’s fun, fame, and fortune. Even if you aren’t currently in theContinue reading “Fairy Tale Jobs: Tips on Making Your Workplace A Place Employees Want to Work In (Guest post by Ashley Shaw with XpertHR)”
The most common complaint I hear from recruiters is the lack of qualified candidates available for each of their positions. The democratization of the application process means that recruiters are sometimes sifting through hundreds of candidates to find 5-10 to bring in for an interview. What many don’t realize, however, is that their employer brand may beContinue reading “Guest Post: Is your Employer Brand Costing you Top Candidates?”
via mycareermapping.com I’ve been asked multiple times at conferences and by executives a common question, “What are your thoughts on hiring someone who is overqualified?” I never understand why Managers are very often hesitant to hire a candidate with years of experience or who have worked in a “higher ranked” position than they are applying. To me it’s like finding theContinue reading “Overqualified Candidates”