People Analytics

A new force has emerged in the HR and recruiting world that is transforming the workplace – people analytics.  People analytics refers to using data analysis techniques to understand and improve processes that affect human capital. This requires collecting, cleaning and making sense of employee data to make informed business decisions.  HR is slowly becoming… Read more »

Reveal a Wound, Connect with your Candidate’s Pain Points

The qualifying call. To discover if a candidate is in a position to make a move I try to uncover a wound. By wound I mean an area of weakness in the candidate’s current job. This could be a lack of opportunity for growth, low pay, or too long of a commute, among other things. … Read more »

Recruiting in 2020: 3 Thoughts to Take Us into the Future

A new decade is near! How will you level up your recruitment game in 2020?  Whether you call them resolutions, goals or just part of a career and recruitment development plan, here’s what’s top-of-mind as I prepare to hit the ground running in 2020. 1. Attracting Gen Z Build a pipeline of candidates that includes… Read more »

People Change Jobs, It’s Ok

Whenever I talk to older generations about the work I do they are often fascinated by the fact that recruitment firms exist and that companies will pay 3rd parties to find and hire the right talent. Many are baffled when I share that some of the candidates I work with are in their 4th job… Read more »

Core Takeaways for Recruiters: ChiStartupWeek 2019

Last week, I published my first blog post with Objective Paradigm, a recap of my time at Chicago Startup Week 2019 – check it out here. While I shared many takeaways throughout the post, I wanted to narrow in on the core takeaways I’ll be focusing on to be better for myself, my organization, and… Read more »

Chicago Startup Week Recap

All I can say is WOW.  Monday, November 4th, 2019 was the kickoff of Chicago Startup Week! I left #ChiStartupWeek feeling grateful to be part of a community that supports new ideas and entrepreneurs. I also feel fortunate to be working for a company that partners with startups and plays a key role in diversifying… Read more »

Staffing Your Startup – What is a Priority Search?

Startups face many challenges, perhaps the toughest is talent acquisition.  Through my commitment to servicing and staffing startup organizations, I’ve discovered an unexpected passion for executing a priority search recruitment model, mostly because it works so well!  Critical openings in smaller, scaling companies can cause bottlenecks if they are not filled in a timely manner… Read more »

Controlling Candidate Communications Post-Interview

Not all job seekers are alike.  Recruiters, have you ever worked with a skilled, personable, interested and qualified candidate only to discover that they need guidance when it comes to timely communication? We all have. For this type of candidate try using candidate control techniques, especially during the interview process.  “Despite the term, candidate control… Read more »

Candidate Communication, The Good and The Bad

As recruiters, we are in the business of communicating.  The Good.  Throughout the recruiting process, it is very important to build up a rapport with who you’re working with. There are many benefits to this, with the most obvious being trust. As talent acquisition professionals we are responsible for guiding candidates through the entire job… Read more »