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Employer Branding 101: Are You Offering Candidates Purpose?

Employer branding 101 is a hot topic in recruitment right now. Everybody wants a strong brand to draw in top talent... But building a brand that resonates with candidates is easier said than done. In this article, we’ll cover a key aspect of employer branding –...

Mission First, People Always – What it Looks Like at a Business

“Mission First, People Always” is a motto in the military to describe their emphasis on getting the job done while taking care of their people.  While I never served in the military, I have always held a great respect for all our veterans and service members. When I...

Sales Recruiting: Does it Always Have to Suck?

"Sales recruiting...is it always this bad?" If you know me, you know I think recruiting sucks.... but it doesn’t have to!  However, sales recruiting is another beast entirely.  It can feel impossible to consistently find and recruit high-performing salespeople.  Every...

How Accurately Can Managers Plan for Future Human Resources Needs?

How accurately can managers plan for future human resources needs? If you're an HR leader or manager planning for the future, you probably feel caught between a rock and a hard place. The last 18 months have made it painfully clear that planning for future human...

Recruiters, Please Stop Writing Boring Job Descriptions

Dear recruiters: We need to talk. Look, I know that the jobs you’re recruiting for aren’t always glamorous. But for your sake...PLEASE stop writing boring job descriptions. And if you’re handed a boring job description from a TA leader or hiring manager, please do...

Developing Your Leadership Pipeline: 3 Steps to Take Today

Developing your leadership pipeline is key to the long-term success of your business. Unfortunately, building a leadership pipeline often falls by the wayside. It's all too easy to get distracted by more pressing needs. But strong leadership doesn’t happen by...

The #1 Thing Every Recruiter Needs To Do Right Now

2021 is here. If you’re a recruiter, I have one question for you...are you really ready for it? Or are you going to get sucker-punched like you were in March of 2020? Look, I’m not trying to be confrontational, but here’s the deal. Hiring needs are set to EXPLODE in...

Forget Everything You Know About Recruiting Intake Calls

If you’ve been on a recruiting intake call, you know how it goes. Recruiter asks the hiring leader about the position, the team, their needs, the last person in the role, blah blah blah. The hiring leader talks about what they need from the hire and what they want in...

Are You Recruiting for the Recovery?

We still have a long way to go – but we’re continuing to see signs that the economy is recovering. Heading into 2021 with approved vaccines, there's a lot of reason to be optimistic that the economy will be almost fully recovered within 12 months. This is great news....

Contingency Recruiting: 4 Reasons Why it Doesn’t Work for You

Contingency recruiting sucks. I wish I didn’t have to say it, but it’s absolutely true. And please don’t get me wrong. I know a lot of AMAZING recruiters who work in the contingent space. I have a lot of friends and colleagues in contingent recruiting who deliver...

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