Mailbag: Can an experienced Recruiter be any good with 378 LinkedIn Connections?

I had a Talent Acquisition Leader reach out to me this week. She is having a hard time hiring recruiters and was looking for some insight. Now, she was looking for more of a professional generalist recruiter. Someone who can hire some hourly, but also corporate positions that include: finance, IT, operations, marketing, etc. She mentioned she had gotten a …

Top Speed is Overrated in Recruiting!

I have this tendency to get up on a soapbox and tell HR and TA leaders that measuring “Days to Fill” (Time to Fill, Time to Hire, Applicant to Hire, etc.) is a complete waste of time! I do this knowing that this is primarily the main recruiting metric used by the vast majority of organizations. So, I’m kind of …

The Most Brilliant Talent Tips Condensed Into Tiny Sentences!

I wrote a book with a lot of words. One thing I discovered is that people love for you to have a book, but no one really wants to read 60,000 plus words. They want you to break it down to about 500. “Just tell me what I really need to know!” Okay – Here you go: Always give personal …

How do Candidates Evaluate Companies?

It’s the age-old question we’ve been trying to answer since the beginning of recruitment!? If you look at TA team resources allocation (time, money, etc.) you would be led to believe that it must be our career sites. I can’t think of another thing we do in talent acquisition that takes more of our time and effort, as a single …

You Do NOT Have a Short-term Recruiting Problem!

I’ve been trying to preach this for what seems like forever, but we tend to be so short-term focused in almost every business process and decision we make in the modern world. How can we make a profit today, F the future! Your current recruiting issue is not a short-term problem that eventually will just go away on its own. …

What if you allowed anyone in your company to hire?

Let me walk you through a scenario and you tell me what I’m missing. We all have hiring needs right now. Almost all of us are struggling to fill those needs. We love employee referrals! We also have great employees, doing great work who work with us, that we trust. What would happen if we went to our employees and …

6 Signs You Shouldn’t Make That Offer!

By HRU President, Tim Sackett If I have learned anything at all in my HR/Recruiting career it’s that everyone has an opinion on what makes a good hire. If you ask 100 people to give you one thing they focus on when deciding between candidates, you’ll get 100 different answers! Especially with today’s difficult hiring event where we are pushed …

What About Me!?

The year is 1981, the artist is Shayne Ward, the song is “What About Me” (Look it up, kids!). I actually sing this to my wife all the time as a joke: The chorus: “What about me, it isn’t fairI’ve had enough now I want my shareCan’t you see I wanna liveBut you just take more than you give” What about …

7 Words That Turn Candidates Off!

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By HRU President Tim Sackett Communication is a tricky thing. It’s so easy to turn off another party by simply using just one wrong word, especially when you’re trying to build a relationship with a candidate you potentially want to hire. I think there are some words and phrases that have a high probability of turning off a candidate to …

6 Things Your Candidates Want You To Know

When it comes to communication in recruiting, there’s no one size fits all. An effective, professional, yet intimate communication strategy to boost hiring, candidate moral, and retention isn’t as easy as it  sounds. In 2021, HRU Technical Resources surveyed over 1,600 candidates to help create stronger, more dependable recruiting communication strategies. And we’re taking you behind the scenes to give your organization a detailed look at what candidates really …