Category Archive for: Recruiting

Why Long Term stints on a Resume are NOT a bad thing – the latest recruiting bias debunked

A while back, I posted a blog about “Why I Don’t Care About Short Term Stints on a Resume” and the response was all over the place from readers. Some people giving me a “Right on Ed!” and others thinking I just drank a fifth of Jack Daniels when I wrote it, with one person…

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Should You Hire a Friend?

As someone who has worked in Recruiting and HR for 20 years now (damn that made me feel old just typing that) I have seen a ton of equally crazy and awesome stuff. When your “product” is people, you can bet there is always something that will happen that will either a) surprise you b)…

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It’s conference season – a look forward and a photographic look back

Its that time of year again – Talent Acquisition conference season. I will be attending a couple this year as is my standard plan. I truly wish I could go to more of these but alas work and schedules don’t allow for it. On a side note – I am truly jealous of what I…

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The customer (candidate) experience matters – #wecandobetter

It finally happened after years of avoiding it. I was getting out of my car this weekend and as the door opened my iPhone went flying out of my hands. In what seemed like slow motion, it hurtled up and down as I leaped (literally) out of my car and dove to try to catch…

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“Dirty Laundry” – my issues with the Times piece on working at Amazon

Dirty little secrets Dirty little lies We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie We love to cut you down to size We love dirty laundry “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley   The wolves are circling around Amazon these days. Former and current employees, bloggers, columnists and your mailman’s next door neighbor are jumping…

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Why we are still behaving like the “want ads” – but worse. #wecandobetter

I am old enough to remember the “want ads”. For those of you younger chaps out there who are unfamiliar with this, let me explain. There was once this thing called a “newspaper”. This was a bunch of papers, folded together, that had the news of the day printed on them. You could get these…

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What to do when you immediately recognize your new job is a bad fit

Growing up, I was a big cereal kid – and I LOVED me some Cocoa Pebbles. Sweet, delicious (definitely not nutritious) and the chocolate milk action as you ate it was the topper. I would eat that stuff morning, noon and night if my parents would have let me. But yet, as much as I…

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Why We Buy (and Employment Branding)

Putting aside the essentials in life (food, medicine, etc.) I am constantly fascinated with why we buy things. For example: I had recently spent the weekend with some friends from out of town, and they immediately started asking me about my Apple watch. “Do you like it?” “What does it do that your phone can’t?”…

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#wecandobetter

We recruiters have a tough reputation these days. Google “ Recruiters are” and see the top results that come up. Ouch. Ask your friends and colleagues about their experiences with recruiters and see what they have to say. Double Ouch. I am sure to most of the non-recruiter world, the image they conjure up when…

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You aren’t a “ninja”

RANT WARNING! (What follows is a stream of thought rant about job titles and the silliness that has transpired with them over the last few years. If you call yourself a ninja, guru, Jedi or something similar you might want to leave right now) Still here? Excellent. Then I assume you, like me, think this…

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