Talent Acquisition Fast Facts – Millennials, the Most Coachable Generation?


Jeff Lincoln 11/10/2016 9:30:25 PM

11/10/2016 9:30:26 PM

My experience has shown that Millennials prove to be difficult to generalize. While many try to put them in a box and say they are unmotivated and don't want to commit to an employer, I have consulted many clients whose Millennial leaders show a great deal of commitment and persistence.
Jeff Lincoln 2/20/2017 5:34:06 PM

11/10/2016 9:31:26 PM

However, this being the "Participant Trophy Generation" whose parents allowed them to hang out in their basement and on their health insurance well into their 20's, if I was to generalize, I would have to admit that as a group they may say they want to be molded, but their actions seem to show otherwise. An astounding number of them are dealing with depression as they have been pressured to achieve accomplishments throughout their upbringing.
Jeff Lincoln 2/20/2017 5:34:43 PM

11/10/2016 9:32:26 PM

By their parents who carted them around to cello practice, martial arts practice, soccer practice, etc., instead of just getting to be a kid and play around in the neighborhood exploring life lessons informally and on their own. By their teachers who were forced to teach to a test thanks to the failed "No Child Left Behind." This generation, while coddled in many ways, has also had heavy expectations placed on them to achieve that preceding generations didn't have on such a broad scale.
Jeff Lincoln 2/20/2017 5:35:33 PM

11/10/2016 9:33:26 PM

Now that they have graduated from the small ponds of their high schools to the large pond of corporate America, the competition is more stout, and the accomplishments far more difficult to come by. At the same time the social media world they live in persistently flaunts the accomplishments of their peers. A recent Psychology Today article claimed, “the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.”
Jeff Lincoln 2/20/2017 5:36:58 PM

11/10/2016 9:34:26 PM

All this to say they want to achieve and they know in their heads in order to do so, they must be coach-able, but in their hearts they struggle to be coach-able because that first requires humbling yourself to admit you need help which their ego struggles to allow them to do.
Jeff Lincoln 2/20/2017 5:37:16 PM

11/10/2016 9:35:26 PM

If I was to generalize, I would say as a generation, coach-ability is a developmental area for Millennials. Those who can overcome it, stand to do very well given their commitment to achieve, ability to manage change, collaborate with peers and their heart for social justice. The future of our country hangs in the balance of this generations abilities, and we elder generations would do well to find a way to mentor them.

Talent Acquisition Fast Facts – Time-to-Fill, Highest Since 2001?


Susanna 3/16/2017 4:04:49 PM

3/16/2017 4:04:53 PM

Time to fill is high because many small businesses are leaving positions unfilled because the skill set isn't prevalent. Bad hiring decisions certainly factor into this equation, and as this article points out, account for up to 80% of employee turnover. Additionally, larger companies (5000+ employees) have the highest time to fill, averaging nearly 60 days. Read the following article for more on Time To Fill: https://www.icims.com/hiring-insights/for-employers/ebook-your-time-to-fill-fact-book

Give Up Your "One-Size-Fits-All" Approach to Sourcing Talent


Charles Sherburne 4/8/2017 12:04:59 PM

4/8/2017 12:05:02 PM

Nice Post.

Getting to the Root of Quality of Hire Failures


JoAnn Barnhill 3/26/2016 12:45:38 PM

3/26/2016 12:45:38 PM

Great post! So important to execute the right combination of sourcing strategies to reach and hire those passive candidates.

More Than Semantics: The Difference Between Recruitment and Talent Acquisition


Sunil Narsinghani 4/11/2016 4:16:01 PM

4/11/2016 4:16:01 PM

Very Well Captured.
Ferguson Eligwe (Assoc. CIPD) 8/21/2016 6:12:41 AM

8/21/2016 6:12:42 AM

Impressive write up. Detailed and straight to the point.

Top Trends from the 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition


Clifford Seaton 10/16/2016 6:09:02 PM

10/16/2016 6:09:02 PM

Thanks for the update Adam. It will be interesting to see how freelance work makes its way into typical administrative functions like HR. Also AI has definitely continued to be a hot topic with companies like Xerox and others with regards to process automation.
Adam Godson 10/17/2016 1:18:53 PM

10/17/2016 1:18:53 PM

You're right, Clifford, freelance work is well established with small businesses, but corporations have a really difficult time handling it thus far, so I think seeing how that plays out will be very interesting. And AI is a big topic - on the business process side, RPA (Robotic Process Automation) will be the first step there until AI and cognitive mature some. We'll start to see some "light" AI on the consumer side sooner, but it won't be nearly as transformative as AI in the back office,

AI and the Future of Recruitment: Why RPO Will Lead the Way


Martin Warren 2017-08-15 1:46:26 AM

8/15/2017 1:46:27 AM

Excellent post Adam. Technology is the enabler, execution is what will drive the competitive advantage.
Adam Godson 2017-08-17 11:54:22 AM

8/17/2017 11:54:24 AM

You're right, Martin! I hope all HR practitioners are as enlightened, as I'm certain that it will take some time to find the right balance. Much like with applicant tracking systems, there are many people prone to apply technology over experience without consideration to the candidate or others experience.
Bodurin Mayaki 1/18/2018 4:39:09 PM

1/18/2018 4:39:10 PM

Great write up Adam. Important to highlight that there is an imminent drift towards RPO and selective outsourcing in HR, amidst the AI revolution. Thanks for sharing.

"All-Natural" Recruiting: Going Beyond "Artificial Intelligence" Snake Oil


David Gossett 1/24/2017 1:19:01 AM

1/24/2017 1:19:04 AM

For machine learning to be pervasive, it must first be pragmatic. To be pragmatic, ML has to respect the humans it serves. ML is coming no matter what, but if we want to be first in line to really make a difference, ML has to team up with current business processes. This is a really hard lesson for a technologist to swallow. We like to break the china, live inside the code. But this time feels different. It's time for IT to have a little humility, in my opinion.

How to Measure ROI on Candidate Experience


John 5/4/2017 9:17:02 PM

5/4/2017 9:17:06 PM

Here is a free tool to ask the candidate the NPS question which may prove helpful: https://www.rekommend.io/free-nps-tool

Google Hire: The Next Evolution of the Modern ATS


ashley steinhausen 8/16/2017 7:07:31 PM

8/16/2017 7:07:31 PM

Interesting article. Thanks for posting it. "Like most of Google’s initial product launches, I left appreciating the potential of the product, but believing that there are better options that exist in the marketplace today." What are the better options, in your opinion?
James Colino 8/17/2017 10:10:29 AM

8/17/2017 10:10:29 AM

Hi, Ashley! In terms of better near-term options, I think there are a class of ATS’s out there that do a really nice job for small to mid-sized companies. I don’t recommend one over the other, but they’re often referred to as “modern ATS’s.” That would include the likes of Greenhouse, SmartRecruiter, Lever, and other similar systems who service the SMB market. (1/2)
James Colino 8/17/2017 10:10:51 AM

8/17/2017 10:10:51 AM

While they all have similar functionality, their current advantage is a clean, simple user interface, good APIs, and at least 3 years of experience delivering an ATS solution. My initial hesitation with Google Hire is that it’s new. But their big advantage long-term is integrating with GSuite and the underlying ML/AI that powers other Google products. As with any purchase decision, companies should do their own due diligence based on their specific needs. Thanks for the question! (2/2)

5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Remote Recruiter


Cheryl Greenfield 8/24/2017 10:06:02 PM

8/24/2017 10:06:02 PM

Great Article! You are right on point!
Traci Norris 8/29/2017 1:29:25 PM

8/29/2017 1:29:25 PM

Great read! I can relate to those five points! Thank you for sharing.
Heidi Arndt 9/7/2017 12:05:55 PM

9/7/2017 12:05:55 PM

Excellent article! All of my recruiters work from their home offices.

Blockchain for HR and Recruitment Is More Than Just Hype


Jeremy Russon 10/16/2017 10:54:21 AM

10/16/2017 10:54:21 AM

"Naysayers scoffed at the internet for 10 years...." - I know of something who actually preaches that Social Media is a fad! I had my doubts about Blockchain being just another one of those things until your post, James, and now it makes a lot of sense! Very interesting in the contractor payments market with a software company I am working with in this space that is end-to-end contractor management in the RPO/MSP space from attraction to re-hire......
Jeremy Russon 10/16/2017 11:06:18 AM

10/16/2017 11:06:18 AM

(Following on......) Can also clearly see where, if done properly, this could help with speeding up certain processes in the checking and verification space. Feeling this is going to run ahead of AI when it comes to delivering value to TA!!

5 Recruiting Lessons from "Game of Thrones"


Recruiting And GoT Fan 11/14/2017 6:52:26 AM

11/14/2017 6:52:26 AM

What a great way to look at recruiting! I could relate to each of the points made and will be hard-pressed not to think of Podric whenever I'm faced with that less-experienced yet fully engaged candidate.

Avoid "Shiny Object Syndrome" in Your Social Media Strategy


Ryan Thompson 11/29/2017 12:01:40 PM

11/29/2017 12:01:41 PM

Awesome post! Way to go Chelsey! Shiny object syndrome is everywhere and up to us to refine and recommend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

7 Reasons Why Being a Recruiter is Downright Awesome


Robin Marchio 1/23/2017 1:39:49 AM

1/23/2017 1:39:51 AM

Hi Adam! I am a new recruiter, I have been a nurse recruiter for about one year. I really enjoy the role! Nice job with the article. I think you captured the essence of recruiting! I have learned so much in my first year. I like the idea of being a brand ambassador, nursing is such a dynamic field. Best, Robin Marchio
Adam Godson 1/23/2017 2:27:33 PM

1/23/2017 2:27:34 PM

@Robin - Thanks for the comment! It's important to recognize recruiting as a true profession, and for me - one of the best ones!

Gen WHY?


Katie Wielichowski 10/13/2016 9:00:54 PM

10/13/2016 9:00:54 PM

Love the article Emma! I guess in this day and age this may be the "cop-out" way to identify your target market. Instead of grouping people by gender, job title, etc., age has become more than just a number. I agree hasty generalizations can be made when classifying groups of people by their generation and exclude some people, but when you are trying to grasp their attention, you DO have to tailor your message in a way it will best be received, and unfortunately, this has become a very successfu

Getting Ahead in RPO: A How-To Guide for Interested Recruiters


Sarita O'Neill 5/11/2016 7:39:57 AM

5/11/2016 7:39:57 AM

Excellent Reading

Making Hiring Managers Your Raving Fans


Cliff 9/16/2016 8:23:46 PM

9/16/2016 8:23:46 PM

Nice post. Silver Medalist Strategy is a very professional approach that is respectful to the client and candidate.

5 Ways to Jump-start Your Career


Cheri 2/23/2017 12:11:50 PM

2/23/2017 12:11:54 PM

There are some really good tips here and even if you have heard it before it acts as a great reminder... we can all go off track sometimes. Thanks Kariesha - here is to putting one's own development as number 1.
Nathan 2/23/2017 12:29:20 PM

2/23/2017 12:29:23 PM

Really good and uplifting with some great advice. Will definitely be reading more articles by this writer.
Tracey 2/24/2017 8:32:59 AM

2/24/2017 8:33:02 AM

An inspiring and thought-provoking read.
Anthony 2/24/2017 9:11:23 AM

2/24/2017 9:11:26 AM

Definitely an inspiring read, and anyone who follows these steps of advice will surely be successful in whatever career they want to go into. Very good key points - I will be passing this on to others that I know will benefit from this! Thank you!!
David Tully 2/24/2017 10:36:24 AM

2/24/2017 10:36:25 AM

From the coal face to the board room, everyone should do this.

5 Recruiting Lessons from Classic Animated Movies


Katie 7/11/2017 1:57:55 AM

7/11/2017 1:57:58 AM

Cristal, Great read. Entertaining! Made me smile.
Jennie 7/20/2017 12:57:26 PM

7/20/2017 12:57:26 PM

Cristal, this was absolutely on point and entertaining! Great for reminders!

Cielo Employees Forge Their Own Path to Success


Raemina Neal 10/29/2017 3:22:38 PM

10/29/2017 3:22:38 PM

Passionate about careers in Human Resources especially Global Human Resources and would love the opportunity to partner with an organization such as Cielo. I look forward to hearing from a member of your staff.
Bethany Perkins 10/30/2017 10:24:58 AM

10/30/2017 10:24:58 AM

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Recruiter


John-Miguel 12/6/2017 12:32:12 PM

12/6/2017 12:32:13 PM

Very well-written. Passion is so important and I'm glad you mentioned in bullet points what that can lead to.
Anne Rice. 12/6/2017 4:52:53 PM

12/6/2017 4:52:53 PM

Great insights. Sounds like a wonderful, rewarding challenge .