Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Interview Prep Advice For Candidates Who Don't Want It

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

I've been in the people business for 20 years. That's a REALLY LONG TIME to do one thing. I've done it a lot of different places, but they all have something in common - interviews are hard. I don't care how long you've been working in your chosen profession. I don't care what your degrees are in.

Applicants, Bikinis and Instagram - OH MY!

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EVERYBODY is talking about the latest kerfuffle between aspiring marketer Emily Clow and some salty chicks over at Kickass Masterminds , who have since taken down all their social real estate (THAT HASHTAG THO).

What to Wear to an Interview

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There sure are a lot of experts out there telling us what we shouldn't wear to interviews and/or the workplace. One author proposes a no bling rule (check out my response here ). Someone else says no yoga pants (thanks for inspiring this blog!). And now we have NO ORANGE CLOTHING.

How To Network With Recruiters On LinkedIn

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On average, I receive anywhere from 10-50 LinkedIn connection requests a week. While many are just "want to connect" messages, a WHOLE LOT are asking for my help or advice on how to get a job with my company. I can probably provide actual, specific value to approximately 3% of those people. This post is for the rest of you. So you want to work for a company. Awesome! Totally makes sense to connect with recruiters, because we are after all the mythical gatekeepers to all the jobs.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

There's a sucker born every minute. Some go into recruiting.

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1997. I was attending a vocational school night classes in Lacey, WA (since bankrupt) in an attempt to learn how to type and be a receptionist. I had two little babies at home and I knew I need to get some training and make some money. Natalie (I can't remember her last name) was the branch manager of our local Office Team.

Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up.

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Way back in the day I had what my team affectionately called my "Branch Manager Suit". It was a beautiful dark blue pantsuit I probably bought somewhere like Charlotte Russe or maybe Marshall's (what, it was the 90s and I was poor).

Text Recruiting Done Okay-ish

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My husband HATES texting. Really, any form of electronic communication is beyond him. Or beneath him. Thank goodness we've been friends since high school (read: pre-internet) or Lord knows we'd never have gotten together. Recruiting, on the other hand, LOVES this s**t.

Get Out Of My (Talent) Pool

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Add this to the list of things I never thought I'd read today. Recently a good friend and fellow recruiter shared this gem with me, thinking I'd 1) enjoy a giggle and 2) make a hell of a post out of it. She was right on both counts.

Metrics That Matter

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Pull up a chair and grab a beverage kids, we're diving in to METRICS!! Everyone's FAVE subject especially if you suck at Excel and data makes your eyes glaze over (just me? oh, carry on then). Waaaaay back in my agency days I was taught to dial the phone 100 times a day. That's right.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up - Part 2

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I posted earlier this week about why I talk so much about work and yoga pants. Check it out here. If you're already familiar or maybe haven't read it yet, the TL:DR is it's not really about yoga pants. It's about a child who grew up brutally poor in the middle of the country.

The "Hard Close" and Other Recruiting Nonsense

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It's a candidate driven market, y'all. If you're a recruiter reading this, you know EXACTLY what I mean. For certain skill sets, opportunities are damn near limitless.

Actually, You DON'T Want To Hire "The Best"

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Of all the lies recruiters tell themselves this might be one of my faves. We only hire "the best". We only engage with "the best" talent on behalf of our clients. We won't consider less than "the best" for our open roles.

How to tell if a recruiter is full of s**t (and what to do about it).

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

A recruiter called with a job just PERFECT FOR YOU! Great news, right.? I mean, recruiters are AWESOME! Recruiters connect people with jobs! Recruiters are the happy go lucky bridges between workers and managers making dreams come true! Recruiters are. Here's the real deal y'all - recruiting is a game of rejection, unfortunately. As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, we have to tell a lot of people NO.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

Winning Friends and Influencing Recruiters

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Y'all - I got my feelings hurt on the internet. I know I know. you're thinking "what, is she new to the web?" or maybe "wait a minute she has FEELINGS??". No and YES. LOTS OF THEM. But I digress. I get on average about 18.6 million pings a day from prospective candidates or other like-minded folk who want to do business with me/my company (that's only a little hyperbole - it's truly LOTS of pings).

Real Talk About Req Loads

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This one's going to sting a bit. One of the favorite games recruiters like to play is HOW MANY REQS ARE TOO MANY. Now this is probably more of an issue for my corporate brethren, but if my agency friends will indulge me, you'll perhaps find something useful here too. I won't argue if you have 30, 40, 50, or even 100 reqs. Of course you do. What I will ask you - are all those reqs created equal? PROBABLY NOT. There are so many variables at play here.

Beware the Idiot Lights

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Y'all I'm still geeking out over the Talent42 Fireside Chat last week. For those who don't know what the heck I'm talking about, check out the live stream (thank you Ninh!) Long story short (hahahahaha as if) I had the privilege of hosting a group of talented Google engineers (including 2 who lead teams) and ask them anything about recruiters. And boy did we hear it. I learned a few things, had a myth or two busted, and found myself amazed at the "yeah buts" we got.

I got a puppy and she is EVERYTHING.

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

YOU GUYS. The cuteness. You're probably asking yourself - what does this have to do with recruiting? Or yoga pants? Or recruiting in yoga pants? NOT A DAMN THING. But she's cute. LOOK AT HER. I love her. Thanks to Google's generous pup policy , I can't wait to take her to work.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Yoga Pants of the Day - Work From Home Edition

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Admittedly I don't work from home as often as I would like. my employer embraces face time as a valuable opportunity to get to know and work more closely with your colleagues.

I rant on the internet and call it blogging.

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I'm a smack talker. There, I said it. I run my mouth like it powers the electrical grid. Some people find this annoying. A few find it amusing. At least 4 people I am not related to have thanked me for my b t over the years. You are SO WELCOME. So here we are.

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Where did February go? Or, self care for recruiters.

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Y'all. We need to talk about something. Taking care of yourself. Here's the thing - I spent most of February laid up with bronchitis and barely able to breathe let alone function. I did my best to keep up with work, irritated my sourcing partners and bosses to no end I'm sure (they'd never say that, they're so nice ;) ) and generally felt like s**t on toast. What I did NOT do, was take a freaking day off to just heal. Would my team collapse without me?

Hello 2019! Now about those resolutions.

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

I don't really "do" resolutions. But if I DID. it would look sort of like this. Run a race every month 2. Train for a full marathon by the end of 2019 That's it! I'm not going to make myself any false promises, lofty goals, or anything "hard". I'm not opposed to "hard", but I am opposed to forcing resolutions on myself just because the calendar flipped over. Frankly, I sorta feel like my life is pretty on track.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

Jessica Stephenson

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How Recruiters Can Outwit the Next Recession

Lever

In a semiannual survey conducted by the National Association of Business Economics (NABE), 98 percent of respondents forecasted a recession by the end of 2020 or 2021. A Bloomberg article, however, suggests that US recession chances have inched down to 26% within. Read More.

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Recruiters. Competing on speed and price alone is suicide

Greg Savage

How do we thrive in a competitive recruiting world? What is the way to differentiate in 2020 and beyond? Here is the tip. It is what technology cannot do that our clients will continue to pay for. Don’t get me wrong.

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The State of HR: Trends and Change in 2019

ClearCompany Recruiting

We’re now well into the second half of the year, and it’s at this time that we like to take a moment to evaluate the state of HR and take stock of the trends, legislation, and innovations that have exhibited influence on the industry and will shape how we think about HR in our near future.

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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

How Chick-fil-A Saw Unprecedented Success Reducing Turnover with ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Chick-fil-A Palm Beach Lakes and Chick-fil-A Okeechobee and Turnpike were dealing with a common problem for quick-service restaurants: A high rate of turnover. Kasey Castle, Chief People Officer of both locations, understands that a great customer experience comes from having a great team behind you.

Busting the Myths Around Workers With Disabilities

Lever

The theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” This annual initiative held in October for the past 70+ years “celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce. Read More.

Whole-Person Hiring: What’s Next in Talent Acquisition

Proactive Talent

As a lead consultant for Proactive Talent , I help companies maximize their hiring solutions in a process we call Recruitment Optimization. While AI and machine learning will help our industry in incredible ways, I believe that the future of recruiting must include “whole-person hiring.”.

The 3 Recruiting Metrics That Matter in 2020

JazzHR

The nineteenth-century Scottish writer Andrew Lang once criticized the leaders of his time for their poor use of statistics. . Lang observed that they used facts and figures “as a drunken man uses lamp-posts — for support rather than illumination.”.

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Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

Great recruiting is great recruiting. Anywhere!

Greg Savage

My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world. Literally. At one stage it was 30 offices in 17 countries (while I was at Aquent, from 2001 to 2010).

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