Scott Wintrip's Blog Posts Tagged 'StaffingU' (401)

The Hateful Love of Staffing

Are staffing companies and recruiting firms still seen as a necessary evil?

According to an October 2015 report byStaffing Industry Analysts, buyers gave their primary staffing suppliers a Net Promoter Score of -4%. A measure of…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Speed Versus Haste in Hiring

More of what we need or want can be acquired right now or just minutes from now. From downloads to deliveries to services on-command, the rise of the on-demand economy has made speed not just a competitive advantage. For doing business it’s a requirement.…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Guilt-Free Leadership

Leadership requires taking chances and making on-the-spot decisions. Often, leaders make the right choice. Sometimes, they blunder.

Francis made such a blunder. In rebuilding his recruiting team, he hired not just one, but two people who ended up being bad hires. Making matters worse,…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 28, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Disloyalty of Customers

There’s an “affair” going on and it’s not just a tacky television series on the Showtime network.

Thousands of people are deemed unfaithful every day, including:

  • Hiring managers who circumvent their…

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Multitasking Destroys Staffing Effectiveness

Research has demonstrated the inefficiency of multitasking. Gorillas drive home the point.

Okay, not real gorillas. Just the one in the suit featured by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in their book, The Invisible Gorilla. The authors explain inattentional blindness—why people don’t notice the unexpected.

In a series of examples (including the story of a …


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 13, 2015 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

The Future is Talent Sufficiency, Not Talent Scarcity

The CEO of Uber recently posed one of the most important questions leaders can ask about their own organizations.

Appearing during the first week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Travis Kalanick was asked about the future of Uber. He focused on Uber Eats, an on-demand food delivery service being quietly rolled out in select cities.

Colbert, in his patently playful manner, acted as though he didn’t understand. How could Uber effectively…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 6, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Why Recruiters on Your Team Aren’t Listening

Leaders are often frustrated that they have to repeat themselves. Are the recruiters and other staff members on their team not listening?

No, often, they are not.

Short attention spans have gotten shorter. We have just nine seconds to capture someone’s attention. And only 30 seconds to share our full message being tuned out.

Less is more when it comes to being masterful in conversations. Being a “soundbiter” will have more of your direct reports listening, wanting to…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 22, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Turking for Talent

While Miley Cyrus made a similar sounding word famous for all the wrong reasons, Talent Turking is a different set of moves that allows companies to reduce their Labor Factor, the amount of time and effort necessary to generate viable candidates and fill jobs. Decreasing the Labor Factor is a key move in achieving Lean Recruiting—increasing the speed and…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 14, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

What Baseball Can Teach Us About Effective Hiring

Effective recruiting and hiring in the world of business is a lot like fielding a team in Major League Baseball (MLB).

According to the baseball rule book, on any given day, each major league team in North America can suit-up 25 players. But that doesn’t mean each team has only 25 players…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

“F” It – The Common Belief That Slows Down Fast Hiring

One perversion mindset is a top contributor to time-to-fill reaching a new, all-time high of more than 27 days:

Fear It

These fears include:

  • The department head who fears it’s too risky to hire someone who is anything less than a perfect fit.
  • The talent acquisition leader who fears that increasing hiring speed will negatively impact accuracy.
  • The staffing firm manager who fears it won’t be worth it to offer risk-free offerings…

Added by Scott Wintrip on August 10, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Promoting Decisive Leadership

Many leaders want to be more decisive, but don’t know where to start. This video will show you how.

In addition, be sure to take the Leadership Deficit Test, which is mentioned in the video.

Added by Scott Wintrip on July 20, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

The Insanity of Client and Candidate Control

No one likes to be controlled. Which is just one reason why staffing and recruiting professionals must avoid this flawed practice.

Watch the video to learn more, including a better way of managing the buying and hiring process.

Click here to view.

Added by Scott Wintrip on July 6, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

Empty Seats Are Like Open Wounds

In an organization, an empty seat is like an open wound. It’s a painful distraction that interferes with the business’s core mission.

When there’s an empty seat, the work must either be redistributed or left undone, resulting in stress, costs, delays, and lost opportunity, as well as lower revenue.

What’s more, hiring to fill empty seats can take weeks or months, adding strain and extra costs.

This is why I’ve launched a new LinkedIn Group, called …


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 22, 2015 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Time-to-Fill Should Be Zero

Can your company instantly fill any open seat? When you achieve a zero time-to-fill, which I call ZERO-TO-FILL, you can.

A new LinkedIn Group, called ZERO-TO-FILL, is now adding members who will support one another towards this goal.

Members of ZERO-TO-FILL are committed to hiring that is faster and more accurate. Our shared vision? All jobs and assignments get filled with quality talent the day they open.


  • Staffing and recruitment…

Added by Scott Wintrip on June 15, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

Waiting for Talent is Unacceptable

We live in an on-demand world. Every day, we access more and more products and services at the click of a mouse, touch of a button, or by dialing our phones. Many companies have installed apps, websites, and other devices allowing their employees to order food, report updates, and procure supplies the moment they are needed. This same convenient access must be applied to acquiring talent.

“Downloading” the next hire should not be a reactive process where people access resumes to begin…


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 8, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments

Instantaneous Hiring: The Next Frontier of Talent Acquisition

“If you’re lucky enough to live in an Instacart zip code, you’ve already experienced the sheer joy of ordering Costco via your phone and having it delivered to your door two hours later,” states Leah McKelvey, Sr. Director, Sales & Partnerships at ClearEdge Marketing. “Have services like Instacart shifted expectations on the professional side too? Yes”

In a recent …


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 26, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Why Aren’t Buyers More Loyal?

I bet many reading this share my love of great coffee. We each go to a particular coffeehouse, knowing that our desire will be satisfied. Our loyalty is born out of the quality of the brew and being able to get it each time we walk in the door.

However, let’s say that next Monday my go-to provider runs out of coffee. No problem. I just grab a cup of inferior joe at the office.

On Tuesday, the same thing happens. They run out again. No time to stop somewhere else, so another mug…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 11, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

Effective Hiring is Never a Solo Act

Companies are remiss if they go it alone in trying to recruit good people. Most organizations are unable to fulfill all of their own needs for full-time employees and temporary help. And that is okay, as hiring is not their core business. This is the staffing industry is a vital contributor.

Staffing and recruitment companies must do a better job of delivering services that allow their customers to always hire someone today or acquire contract talent in an instant. Almost every…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Time Kills Brain Cells, Not Deals

It’s been said that time is not on our side. The latest stats back this up. According to the Dice-DF Vacancy Duration Measure, time-to-fill has risen to its highest level in 15 years.

The problem is not capabilities, as there are more of those today than 15 years ago, especially the added efficiencies through technology. Nor is it available talent, as competent recruiters can always find…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 20, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Noise Canceling the Competition

Competitive golfers and dancers keep their competition top of mind, knowing their influence can undermine them at any moment. Just the noise from these competitors can cause them to slice a drive or miss a step, creating a lost opportunity which ends up losing the match. The competition ends up stealing their trophies, their winnings and even their self-confidence and pride. The real power of these competitors comes from where they live—right between the ears. That’s why we often hear people…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 7, 2015 at 8:36am — No Comments


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