In my line of work, I talk with job seekers and candidates on a daily basis. And whenever I speak with them about their search efforts, the responses I hear are rarely positive. Job searches are stressful for 75 percent of candidates (an actual statistic!) because they don’t produce the results people are seeking. So […]
How To Recruit When Your Back Is Against the Wall
Have you ever felt like your back is against the wall when it comes to recruiting? If so, I know the feeling. The whole recruitment effort for many companies is a challenge. A BIG challenge. And it didn’t just happen overnight. From what I see on a regular basis, many companies struggle to find qualified […]
The War For Talent – Who’s Winning?
What is the War for Talent? I have been in recruiting / talent acquisition for 19 years and for as long as I can remember, I have heard the term “War For Talent.” This term simply refers to the challenge of finding and keeping good people on your team or in your company. I Googled […]
Millennials – What They Bring To the Table
(#3 in Millennial Series) Funny how when things don’t fit a certain mold or expectation, our first reaction can often be one of judgment or resistance. I started out life saying that I wouldn’t say things that my parents said – but as I’ve aged and raised my own kids, I find myself saying some […]
Recruiting Millennials – Getting It Right
(#2 in Millennial Series) Companies everywhere are trying to figure out the Millennial puzzle! I led a workshop on Millennials this past summer at a conference for homebuilders and most everyone who attended the session had issues with hiring Millennials. Either due to “fake news”, assumptions, word on the street or personal experience. Hiring leaders […]
Where Are the Good Candidates?
We have been in a “candidate market” for some time now. This is a job market where many candidates easily find multiple positions of interest and, in many cases, have multiple offers coming their way. This may not apply to EVERY opening in EVERY market, but by and large, we have seen a candidate rich […]