As an executive coach and owner of a talent acquisition consultancy, I have a unique dual perspective on the job search. I help clients through career transitions and also see the under-belly of large recruiting organizations. On an individual level, finding a job is an emotional sport. It is inherently confronting. Continue reading
Before I get started, let’s get it out of the way. I love Apple. Their products truly inspire me. I live in Northern California, and I root for companies in Northern California. So, label me biased. Now that this is out of the way, I want to share why I believe the iPad will become THE device for recruiters over the next five years.
Last week, one of my friends was sharing their frustrating chronicle of applying for a job at a local retail establishment. As you can imagine, all of my friends come to me with such tales. My wonderful friend has a Master’s degree and 37 years of work experience. She is a retired principal who wants to get out in the community. She went to apply online to a said establishment, and, well, let’s just say that the online application experience was… less than welcoming. She recalled, “It was an online equivalent to visit to the DMV. I gave up after thirty minutes.” I laughed, sighed and then shook my head in disgust. A great candidate to any organization, and it’s over before it even started. Continue reading
This week I had the honor and privilege of delivering a webinar for SHRM focusing on how to ‘recruit like the big guys’ for small to mid-size companies. You’re welcome to download the presentation here, or if you are a SHRM member, register and listen to the audio recording anytime. With over 600 attendees on the webinar, the majority of the audience questions focused on three main topics: Continue reading
This week at Corpus Operis in Casekow, Germany, I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Harrison, the CEO of Abraham&Harrison (“A&H”). A&H is a global social media marketing and public relations company [see the framed video below for a pleasurable description of what they do]. The company has a workforce of approximately 35 people operating in 5 continents, 12 countries, in 11 languages, and on 1 Internet. Continue reading
I’ve focused my 15 year career on and around recruiting technology. I was around when the first scanners were brought in house.The scanners took up an entire desk and you were excited to scan one resume at a time and hopeful the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) would work well enough to at least get the basic contact information correct. In the dark ages we didn’t have email, and the internet was only for the true technology insane. Continue reading