Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

If there is one tool recruiters use religiously, it is LinkedIn Recruiter. The platform has become the dominant sourcing tool for talent acquisition over the last ten years. Although LinkedIn has continued to enhance the platform, there are still a lot of enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter left to be made. Here are some of the things I'd like to … Continue reading Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

Getting the Pit Crew Involved

In continuing the quest for a strategy for having an efficient meeting, let's look at where most of the real answers to for most successful business strategies begin. Again, using our NASCAR analogy, I would like to take some time exploring the talent of the pit crew. In most cases, the driver, although extremely skilled … Continue reading Getting the Pit Crew Involved

Do the Team a Favor-Get Rid of the Loser

If there is one thing that sends my blood pressure into orbit quicker than getting pulled over by a cop, it's managers who say, "But I can't get rid of them."  Um, to quote the recent presidential campaign, YES YOU CAN and to add to it, YES YOU SHOULD! Robert Weinberg’s book on cancer, “One … Continue reading Do the Team a Favor-Get Rid of the Loser

Go Faster, Get Over, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!

No, the picture is not of me, but it could be.  I am not known for my patience in any capacity, most notably on the road.  Being the driver I am, I blow a gasket when I get behind an idiot driver who is in the center lane, not going the speed limit or even … Continue reading Go Faster, Get Over, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!

Why You Never Heard “Follow the Manager”

In case you haven't noticed in previous posts, I have a thing against managers. Notice I said managers and not leaders. You never hear people refer to Steve Jobs as a great manager do you? Or that a president was nominated to be the Manager of the Century. The fact is, we do not look … Continue reading Why You Never Heard “Follow the Manager”

Why You SHOULD “Date” Those Who Report to You

Why You SHOULD “Date” Those Who Report to You! Posted on April 21, 2011 by wtrentcotton One of the most misunderstood leadership concepts surrounds recruiting. Most managers botch the recruiting function in two ways: They are reactionary to openings Once someone has joined, they stop recruiting In essence, recruiting is much like dating and the relationship … Continue reading Why You SHOULD “Date” Those Who Report to You

Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

In the previous draft Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake, we spoke about the importance of broadening your recruiting strategy.  Today, we are going to talk about developing a recruiting strategy, or as I would prefer to title it, "How Not to Kill Your Recruiter and the Recruiting Strategy".  (Decided that one wouldn't … Continue reading Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy