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.

Recruiters: When Do You Trust Your Gut?

On October 21, 2013, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Recruiting Wisdom, by Bob Corlett
Year in and year out, through hundreds of searches, it’s the person we initially had a hunch about–the outlier, the slightly off-spec person–who had the best chance of being hired.

Talent Shortages

With large portions of our workforce under utilized, demoralized or simply out of work, it strains credulity to say that we are suffering talent shortages.

Social Media is Paralyzing HR

Think of it this way. It’s like driving your car by looking two inches in front of your bumper all the time.

About Relationships

On August 13, 2013, in Brand Aid, Futures, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
The reason that Direct Marketing techniques generally have a bad name is that they tend to treat people like objects as a precursor to a deeper form of relationship.

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.

Communications Channels V: What Not To Use

Not all investments made by early adopters pay off. Anyone who is early to mobile recruiting knows what it feels like to go out on a limb. Without the right infrastructure, nothing succeeds.

It’s Never About the Functionality

On June 20, 2013, in From The Vault, John Sumser, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
The weird thing about most companies that sell new recruiting tools is that they don’t really understand the value they are delivering. They’ve never been recruiters.

Weasels and Sociopaths

On June 17, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, Leadership, Performance Management, Recruiting Wisdom, by Heather Bussing
As a lawyer, I deal with weasels and sociopaths a lot. Weasels and sociopaths love power. And money.