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It’s Not About the Functionality (Ever)

On January 15, 2019, in Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
“Can you tell the difference between new recruiting technology and pornography? If you listen to the ‘old school’ bunch, there’s not that much. Like porn, new recruiting technology promises the delivery of your fantasy. Often, it’s mostly in your mind.” – John Sumser
 

Hiring is like a Tango

“Could you win a tango competition by placing an ad for a dance partner, and then, before the dance, using a written test to determine your “fit” with each applicant? Of course not. So why would you hire that way?” – Bob Corlett
 

Sometimes You’re Just an Idiot

On September 4, 2018, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Recruiting Wisdom, by Dr. Todd Dewett
“I don’t care who you are, sometimes you’re just an idiot. We are all imperfect. You, me, everybody. Sometimes it is easy to forget this truth.” – Dr. Todd Dewett
 

Dissonance

On August 13, 2018, in Futures, Industry Analysis, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
It’s not possible to wade through everything you’d like to read, watch, discuss, or think about. The information explosion forces us all to specialize, but not without a cost.
 

Candidate Experiences (It’s Plural)

Like cramming for a math final after skipping the class all semester, the active job hunter is faced with a sea of conflicting number one priorities.
 

Your Recruiting Process Assumes Harvard Grads Cause Shark Attacks

So what do sharks and Harvard grads have to do with recruiting? Bob Corlett explains.
 

Why Best Practices Suck

“Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.” – Heather Bussing
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

Dissonance

On May 16, 2016, in Futures, Industry Analysis, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
It’s not possible to wade through everything you’d like to read, watch, discuss, or think about. The information explosion forces us all to specialize, but not without a cost.
 

Talent Management, Bureaucracy–and Cats?

HR professionals often compare their job to herding cats, but if you worked for Her Majesty’s postal service a few decades ago, you might have meant it quite literally.