Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Showing Your A** on Social

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Real talk - I've met some of the most amazing people through Social Media. That's right. My online shenanigans have resulted in real world friendships and I could not be more grateful. Then there's the asshats. Yep, I said it. Some of you are just hellbent on showing your ass on social media.

How To Land Your Next Role In 5 Easy Steps

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

hahahahahaha. Y'all I couldn't even TYPE that title without laughing. As if it's that simple. BUT WAIT! What if we COULD distill the process down to a reasonable, repeatable, 5 step process? Let's discuss. I actually DO believe we can create a simple roadmap for finding your next role.

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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.

AMA Friday Y'All!

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

In my never ending quest for transparency in the Recruitersphere, behold - my latest passion project - Ask Me Anything Friday! Every week I'll pick a topic and address in a quick (5-7 minute) video. Let's see how many people we can help and annoy. ;) In today's video, I break down the ATS!

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What Prospects REALLY Think of Your Inmail (and how to be better)

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Or better said, InMAUL (thank you Uncle Steve ). Y'all I just CAN'T with this today. I blame this nasty cold I've been fighting for nearly a week, it's made me crankier than usual. I was feeling almost human today, so thought I'd respond to an otherwise "meh" inmail (inmaul!) I got last week.

How To Land Your Dream Job In 1,472 Easy Steps

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

I get asked a LOT how I got into Big Tech. If you've been following me for a hot minute, you know I've been recruiting since the dark ages and in tech for a while now too. I've been there, done that, got several t-shirts.

Applicants, Bikinis and Instagram - OH MY!

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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).

Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up.

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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).

What to Wear to an Interview

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

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

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Your Recruiting Message Sucks. Here's Why.

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Y'ALL I CAN'T THIS WEEK. I'm week four into an epic new job. I'm finally starting to figure out what I'm going to be doing here (and it's soooooo exciting!!!!!) but I'm also super sick which is just making me cranky. Enter this week's AMA Friday - check out the video here - So!

Get Out Of My (Talent) Pool

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Text Recruiting Done Okay-ish

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Recruiting IS a Service - Here's Why

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

What do recruiters actually DO, anyway? I answered this in last week's AMA Friday - you can check out the video here - So while the general idea of this week's episode is that recruiters are NOT in the business of finding people jobs, it also created some questions.

The "Hard Close" and Other Recruiting Nonsense

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

With Gratitude

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

I THINK this will be my last post for the year. MAYBE. Who knows, I may find myself between Christmas and New Years, kids tucked in with their new toys and hubby distracted by the really cool gift I'm hiding from him. and have something to say. But probably not. So with that dear readers, thank you.

Metrics That Matter

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Even During COVID-19, I-9s Have to Be Done Right, on Time, and in Person

Help make sure you can get your remote hires onboarded quickly, even when you don’t have a physical office location or trained HR in the area. Download this free e-book, and you’ll be on your way to simpler Form I-9 and Section 2 completion.

Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up - Part 2

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

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

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Winning Friends and Influencing Recruiters

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Real Talk About Req Loads

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

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.

Yoga Pants of the Day - Work From Home Edition

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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.

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

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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COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

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.

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.

My post-COVID recruiting dream

Greg Savage

As an industry, and as individuals, we have never had a better chance to change what we don’t like. To slaughter sacred cows. Smash our outdated, self- inhibiting paradigms. To configure our futures. Who is going to stop us? Who is even looking?

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

TribePod: An Interview with Jeff Wald

Proactive Talent

In this premiere episode of TribePod, Courtney Lane , Principal Consultant of Proactive Talent interviews Jeff Wald , the author of "The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations." She is assisted by Jim Stroud , VP of Marketing at Proactive Talent.

Recruitment Agency Owner? This will save your business.

Greg Savage

Let’s keep this simple. Your agency must survive. Obviously. So that you don’t lose jobs, people, money, pride, your company, your house. Your accountants, advisors and colleagues are all throwing numbers and predictions and a myriad of ‘scenarios’ at you. Cash is disappearing. I know. I know.

The sun will shine on recruitment again!

Greg Savage

Recessions end This one will too. It will be a long, hard road, but we will recover. As a species. Economically. And the recruitment industry will bounce back too. I have been through five recessions.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

Jessica Stephenson

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C-Suite Succession Planning—This is as Important as it Gets!

Speaker: Jim Bitterle and Jen Giannosa

Succession planning is always important for organizations. However, planning for C-Suite transitions is critical. In smaller, privately-held organizations, transitions to second generation leaders have a whopping 60% failure rate. Transitions to third generation leaders fail nearly 90% of the time. In larger organizations, C-Suite transitions typically lead to sustained performance, or performance decline. Organizations that have ongoing success are methodical about selecting and preparing C-level successors.