Mickey is No Dumbo

Question: How does your language, terminology used in recruiting, reflect the driving culture, industry focus of your company?

Startup Fever

On April 15, 2014, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
A startup is a venture focused on discovering a scalable business model. An enterprise is the execution of a scalable business model. You manage the two differently.

Recruiters are Roadies

Recruiters are like roadies. Our recruiting efforts only set the stage for the main event. The main event is the hiring decision itself.


On February 14, 2014, in Big Data, HRExaminer, Mobile Technology, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
Joel Cheesman just launched Morale.me, a mobile app that begins with a simple question: “How’s employee morale at your company?”

On Being Attractive

On January 23, 2014, in HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
When marketing and recruiting are executed effectively it’s all about making the prospect of doing business with you so attractive that the normal dynamics of promotion become inverted.

Parsing Passion in the Interview

Far too many hiring managers fail to recognize passion when they see it in the hiring process.

The LinkedIn Lawsuit

The new LinkedIn lawsuit could be pivotal and far reaching in the arena of recruiting and recruiting technology.

Debate: Mobile Recruiting 1

On January 7, 2014, in Debate, HRExaminer, Mobile Technology, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
After nearly a decade of big rhetoric about mobile being the ‘next thing in recruiting’, why is it that only 5% of the Fortune 500 have a effective mobile recruiting presence?

What job seekers really do online?

But as a data-driven marketer, I have been surprised too many times by ‘real data’ to trust anecdotal evidence. I want data – and lots of it.

We Don’t Need a Stinkin’ Plan

In recruiting, there is always some “light rain” that ends up deluging you with changes and frustration.
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