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.
 

Ducking Risk and Shifting Blame in Hiring

“Hiring is the single riskiest responsibility for most managers. Like the Kobayashi Maru, hiring appears to be a no-win scenario – the perfect storm of problematic job responsibilities.” - Bob Corlett
 

When Should Recruiters Trust Their Gut?

On April 2, 2019, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Recruiting Wisdom, by Bob Corlett
“We know from experience that after a rigorous interview process, almost half of the people who ultimately get the job are the very same people that our clients were initially reluctant to see. ” – Bob Corlett
 

5 Assumptions That Lead to Hiring Failure

Hiring is very easy to do badly, and very hard to do well. So what causes most failures? Bob Corlett discusses five key assumptions that derail the hiring process.
 

It’s Not About the Functionality (Ever)

On January 15, 2019, in John Sumser, 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, John Sumser, 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.