To me, building a team is a lot like curating a wardrobe. Talent acquisition is an art that requires practicality, sensibility and creativity, the same skills that make or break your own style. Here are the steps in building a dream team using good fashion sense. Know what you need versus what you want When… Continue reading Build Your Dream Team In Style
In a world of talent shortage, passive candidates and LinkedIn inMails with low response rate, it is obvious that we are in a candidate-drive market. However, many employers are slow to adapt to the trend. For example, many HR & recruiting professionals don't track any meaningful data beyond the old-school recruiting metrics such as time to… Continue reading Infographic: Ace Your Candidate Experience With Interactive Recruiting
I am one of a few recruiters who actually read through LinkedIn profiles when I source candidates. I keep a collection of what engineers say to recruiters for my own entertainment. Again, this post is meant for people who appreciate the humor and irony; think a Buzzfeed article. No haters here, please. “Recruiters: Happy to… Continue reading Things Software Engineers Say to Recruiters on LinkedIn
Yes, I’m a recruiter and I’m going to talk about those recruiters who give us a bad rap. Why? Because I love recruiting and it hurts me to continue seeing those who ruin the experience for all. Being a recruiter is fun because we have the power to make someone’s dream come true (or at least… Continue reading When Recruiters Go Bad
they ask questions that make you think they challenge status quo they share stories that surprise and wow you they are curious they were a one-person team or they were replaced with two or more positions they talk about long-term ROI, not merely short-term results
It is amazing how we have grown so reliant on technology and how we consult an app before completing a simple task. We live in an era where distraction is allowed and even encouraged. How about giving yourself a break from all the distractions? As you pause and reflect on the achievements and learnings in… Continue reading Unplug and Make Your Career Resolutions
A sad story about a woman who died from sleeping in her car while waiting for her next shift at a Dunkin' Donuts. Carelessness aside, her struggle to make a living wage was real. Because many store owners don't want to pay full-time benefits, many employees in the service sector have to work short shifts… Continue reading Why Paying Above The Minimum Wage?