Tag Archives: hiring manager

It’s Not a War for Talent. It’s More Like Match.com

The problem with thinking about the current talent market as a war, is that it implies all the wrong tactics. Shock and awe, superior fire power and blitzkrieg tactics won’t win this game. Instead, the right tactics are far more in line with those used on online dating websites. First, make no mistake, job seekers […]

How Social Are You?

by Lizz Pellet (@Lizzpellet) Jobvite polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruiting professionals in a recent social recruitment survey on their social recruiting activities and intentions. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said that they had successfully hired through social media – up from 58% in 2010. Other interesting findings from the 2012 Social Recruiting Survey from […]

The Lost Art of Courting Candidates

by George Blomgren Recruiting for a local electrical contractor, I recently lost a candidate (she withdrew) after she showed up for two one-hour interviews and learned that the employer had tacked on a third. The employer didn’t think it was a big deal — it was the end of the day. In contrast, the candidate […]

Hiring Managers vs. Recruiters (The Hatfields & The McCoys)

by George Blomgren Tension, animosity, conflict … on a good day, these words describe the relationship between hiring managers and recruiters in many organizations. It’s not only toxic to the work environment, it tends to directly impact all the hiring metrics that matter: time to fill, cost to fill, quality of hire, etc. Most of […]

Hire The Person, Not Just Their Skills

Hiring a job candidate is a strategic and time-consuming process for many companies. It requires a match of skills, experience, and personality between the candidate and the position. Matching a candidate with a position can take a few days, or even weeks. Of course, companies should take careful consideration into matching the skills and experience […]