Register Here! Jobvite/FOT Hangout Series > Getting Ready for the Jan 2018 Hiring Rush

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Hey Gang! 

Join me, Kris Dunn and Jobvite for another great installment of The Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series! Our next hangout is at 1pm ET on December 14th (this Thursday!).   We’ll discuss the very timely topic:  GETTING READY FOR THE JANUARY HIRING RUSH.

REGISTER FOR THE HANGOUT BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!!

The hangout is an informal thing – we fire up the video and a few slides (emphasis on “few”) and run through a few things in 20-25 minutes.  Kris and I will spread some holiday cheer, delivering recruiting tips to get your team ready for the January recruiting rush. In this hangout we’ll discuss THE GOOD STUFF:

 –How to build your internal and external recruiting “posse” for 2018. 

–What year-end “house-cleaning” (especially within your technology platforms/ATS) must be done to start 2018 with a clean slate. 

–How to partner with your executives and hiring managers to get great results – together. 

–What reporting would help you manage expectations and influence your internal clients to recognize the great work you’re doing?

REGISTER FOR THE HANGOUT BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!! 

See you there! 

Dawn 

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More on the Jobvite Recruiter Nation Live Series.

If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series.  It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in San Francisco last June, and continued with the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow that brought real recruiter talk to 9 cities in North America over the last three months.

The feedback was great – you loved it, so we’re back with the latest in the series – the Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series, hosted by Fistful of Talent and me.  Once a month, FOT will host a live Hangout designed to keep the conversation among recruiters going – focused on things you can use, like the best-kept secrets of today’s smartest and most efficient recruiters, Jedi-mind tricks proven to make you more persuasive/get great candidate response and strategies to hold your hiring managers accountable for their choices–so everyone wins.

VIDEO: HR ON THE RUN: How Not To Be Accused Of Harassment This Holiday

This episode of HR On The Run, I’ll give you tips on how NOT to be accused of sexual harassment this holiday!  Be safe!

 

 

Want to Look Smart about Google For Jobs? Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series W/ Jobvite & Fistful of Talent!

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Hey Gang!  The FOT gang and Jobvite are at it again.  Joining forces to help you have #nobadhires. Join my friends Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn for the inaugural edition of The Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series 

Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th 

Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!!

REGISTER FOR THE HANGOUT BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!!

If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series.  It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in San Francisco last June, and continued with the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow that brought real recruiter talk to 9 cities in North America over the last three months.

The feedback was great – you loved it, so we’re back with the latest in the series – the Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series.  Once a month, we’ll be hosting a Google Hangout designed to keep the conversation among recruiters going – focused on things you can use, like the best-kept secrets of today’s smartest and most efficient recruiters, Jedi-mind tricks proven to make you more persuasive/ get great candidate response and strategies to hold your hiring managers accountable for their choices–so everyone wins.

Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th and will be hosted by Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett, focused on the following juicy topic:

Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!!

REGISTER FOR THE HANGOUT BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!!

Let’s have some fun and learn from each other at the same time.  See you at 1pm ET on November 14th!!!

Top Question I Still Get from #HR Pros; What Tech do I need?

I speak around the country at conferences about a variety of things.  Hiring, culture, modern employees, learning and development, and burnout are amongst the topics I cover.  Typically after the sessions, it is normal for attendees to come ask me questions about what I presented on.

Unequivocally, the number one question HR pros ask me is “What HR technology do I need to get for my company?”.  The second question, “How do I pay for it?”. Now, HR technology is such an important topic that I likely I mention it in every presentation I give, regardless of topic.  Since HR tech touches every aspect of our function it is always important and relevant to every topic.

Here are some of my thoughts to pros, vendors and pundits. 

  • Not having HR technology in your organization is like a balloon with no helium.  Yeah, you can blow up a ballon manually, and technically it is still a balloon, but it doesn’t fly.
  • If your CEO/CFO (hell, even CHRO) thinks HR tech is a non–essential, they have a head like a hole. Yes, it is black as their souls.  I want to say quit these folks.  But I know, sometimes “I just can’t quit you!”.  In that case, you need to start the education process. Yes YOU.  Not IT, not accounting, YOU.
  • Education tip one:  Don’t expect divine intervention to pop knowledge into your head.  Don’t expect an epiphany.  The only way to get most things done is to do it yourself.  How?
  • Don’t put the cart before the horse.  The order of your tech purchases does make a difference.  My suggestion:
    • Start with a lightweight HRIS system if you are small to medium sized.
    • If you are a huge company, you probably already have an enterprise system in place.  It’s your job to make sure you are using all components of the HR module.  You have no idea how many HR teams have tools and don’t use them
    • Next, trick out your Applicant Tracking System.  This is still the core component to your tech stack. See last weeks post for more on this!
    • Stop there.  You can worry about other stuff later.
  • Don’t be a victim.  Own this.  You’ll be a rock star.  You’ll prove value
  • Get help from Sales.  Why?  They can teach you how to build a business case.  You need advocates anyway, start there.

Good luck – have fun – and make some magic happen.

 

 

Effective Recruiting Teams Using Multiple Softwares via #HRTechConf

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Modern recruiting/ talent acquisitions teams, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get your tech on.  Why?  To be effective most pros are using multiple talent acquisition platforms to provide a soup-to-nuts recruiting experience.  And not just a good experience for candidates, but also for recruiters.  Looks like a one-and-done recruiting platform isn’t quite enough to get the right candidates to you and provide recruiters the data needed to be the most effective.

At the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, I attended a panel called “If We Build It, Candidates Will Come: Building the Perfect TA Tech Stack”, facilitated by Tim Sackett.  The panelist included Marriott International’s VP of Talent Acquisition Strategy, Jessica Lee, Intel Corporation’s Recruiting Capability Adoption expert, Allyn Bailey, and Bazaarvoice’s, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Graham Pionkowski.

These are larger companies, so it stands to reason they have greater resources to adopt several platforms. Never fear smaller HR teams:
–All agreed the center of their “tech stack” was still the Applicant Tracking System.–  
So my HR friends just beginning to build a tech stack or who have limited funds — start there
Also, some of the newer components pushing their way up the TA food chain is are automated sourcing tools such as Entelo and Recruiting Marketing tools such as Smashfly.  So start learning more about how automated sourcing and recruiting marketing are being coming essentials as well.
Alright.  Hold on to your butt’s HR friends, here is what a comprehensive Talent Acquisitions/ Recruiting  “Tech Stack” could include: 
  • Applicant Tracking System
  • Sourcing
  • Employee Referral
  • Candidate Experience
  • Employment Branding
  • Job Descriptions
  • Onboarding
  • Screening/ AI
  • Data & Analytics
  • Recruiting Marketing/ CRM
  • Background Check
  • TA Communications
  • Reference Checking
  • Assessment
  • Contingent Labor
  • Interview Tech
  • Job Boards
  • College Recruiting
  • Career Sites
Go show this list to your resource “decision makers” now.  Or the picture embedded in this post.  Next time you say to that decision maker, “we need more”, this may help prove your point, if even just a little.
All this being said — it is an exciting time in the recruiting world.  It is also a time where our workloads are increasing, pressure is on the rise, and finding candidates is tougher than ever.  My advice:  determine the one pain point you have in recruiting, determine the category above that can help relieve that pain point and start doing some research.
You may just be pleasantly surprised how a few tech pieces can impact your results.

VIDEO>HR On The Run: Sexism & Preventing “Weinstein’s”

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This edition of HR On The Run…

Harvey Weinstein, media mogul, founder of Mirimax, producer of incredible movies is now another cliche’ loser.  Not shockingly, he’s admitted to perpetrating rampant sexual abuse towards several actresses, assistants, or other women in the Mirimax organization.  This is really, really awful.  More shameful, people didn’t talk about this for years.  I call bull-shit that the board, parters, and bother didn’t know — but that’s another post.

Here are my 4 Tips/Takes on how HR pros can help prevent this occurring in your organization.  Check out the video for more! 

  1. Sexism / Harassment is about Power
  2. If your CEO misbehaves — ALL know.
  3. Create a safe space for employees
  4. Remember your legacy as an HR pro

 

Join Me on #Nextchat: Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf

Hey Gang–

I’m off to the HR Technology Conference and I want to invite you to participate in a very timely twitterchat.  The folks at #SHRM are hosting a special technology themed #nextchat where we are going to discuss women in technology-based STEM careers. We’ll chat about how HR can work inside and outside their organizations to attract, develop and support more women in technical careers.

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on October 11 for #Nextchat with me (@dawnhburke) and five other fantastic women in HR: 2017 HR Technology Conference presenter Cecile Alper-Leroux @cecilehcm;  Heather Bussing @HeatherBussing, Heather Kinzie @HeatherKinzie, Jennifer Payne @JennyJensHR and Robin Schooling @RobinSchooling.

The women in technology has been not only top of mind, but also top of the headlines lately.  Remember in August, when Google engineer James Damore posted a 10-page memo claiming that women may be unsuited for tech jobs.  Although many thought his thoughts off-point, many agreed.

Timely indeed.

Click here to read all about the twitterchat on the SHRM Blog, including the list of questions we will discuss.

In addition, for those of you who have never participated in a twitterchat — here is an easy how-to.