talent selection

What Job Seekers Really Want – More and Better

An article in Forbes a few months ago reported the BLS statistics on people quitting their jobs. In what the author called an epidemic there are 2 million voluntary terminations in the US every month. More people quit their jobs in March of 2013 than were laid off. The turnover rate of 1.69% per month over the past decade is relatively constant, but the actual number of “quits” is continuing to grow in spite of… Read More »What Job Seekers Really Want – More and Better

What Job Seekers Really Want – The Meaning of Meaningful

In spite of the headline indicating a close look into a job seeker’s wants and needs, this could also be an article on employee retention. Another thing you won’t find in the recruiter’s job description is undue concern over the length of time a new hire stays with a company. Even if through some twisted logic the resignation of an employee could be blamed on the recruiter that found and cultivated that hire, most corporate… Read More »What Job Seekers Really Want – The Meaning of Meaningful

Survival of the Fittest by Recruiter Triage

In the minds of recruiters, there is no such thing as an average recruiter. I can safely say this without surveying the herd of opinionated, self assured, confident, and sometimes arrogant people we meet in this business because it is not just an opinion held by the members of this profession. Research shows that the tendency to overestimate personal worth is a pretty common theme. People that are asked to place themselves on a normal… Read More »Survival of the Fittest by Recruiter Triage

Plastic Surgery for Recruiting Does Not Make It Better

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ~ William Shakespeare It is an understatement to repeat the ongoing story line that there are drastic changes happening to the concept of recruitment. Anyone associated with the employment side of business knows that there are revolutionary new ideas being applied to the process. It is probably time to rename “recruiting” as “talent acquisition” or something more… Read More »Plastic Surgery for Recruiting Does Not Make It Better

You Have the Right to Remain Silent (Reprise)

Comedian Ron White came up with a classic line in his routine about a time he was picked up by the police for being drunk in public, “I had the right to remain silent… but I didn’t have the ability.” Genius! In the comedic pause between the first and second part of that sentence people started to think about what he was going to say next. When the anticipation was over they roared with laughter… Read More »You Have the Right to Remain Silent (Reprise)