The long-standing stereotype of the HR professional has been that he or she is more a ‘people person’ than a ‘numbers person,’ one who shies away from hard data, science and math. While this is somewhat understandable given that ‘human’ is embedded within the very job title itself, it is by long stretches an unfair…
Added by Jed Hamilton on February 3, 2015 at 12:18pm —
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Despite its’ age, this stop-motion special still appeals to kids today and certainly evokes nostalgia amongst those who don’t believe in Santa any longer (sorry if I just ruined that for you).
There is a time and place for nostalgia and re-exploring our past,… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am —
The holiday season is in full swing, which means the sidewalks and malls of America are packed to the gills with shoppers looking for that perfect gift. If you survived getting trampled at Best Buy on Black Friday, you’re likely amongst the throng yourself.
But this year, as has become increasingly the case, the crowds at the malls are probably a little thinner than usual as online shopping… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 12, 2014 at 4:01pm —
With Halloween upon us, it seems a perfect time for the HR and recruitment industry to face up to one of its biggest fears: The inevitable coming of big data and analytics.The anxiety around this has been building and has now reached a level akin to fear of the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
The hype on analytics in HR and recruiting has been growing to near cacophonous levels, but unlike other business disciplines, adoption and application…
Added by Jed Hamilton on October 30, 2014 at 5:04pm —
By the level of noise and chatter focused on the mobile recruiting trend over the past several years one would think that corporate talent acquisition teams have made great strides in adopting and deploying these solutions. But the results of our recently released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tells another story.
In our survey, our independent research partner Kelton Global asked more than 300 in-house recruiting… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on September 18, 2014 at 4:57pm —
As a talent acquisition professional, would it concern you to find out that 19% of job seekers would rather spend an entire day at the DMV than go through the frustrations associated with applying for a job online? How about 22% saying they’d rather speak in front of 100 strangers? Or 12% saying they’d rather get a root canal or go skydiving without any training? Those are some pretty damning data points about the level of frustration associated with the job application process today, but… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on September 10, 2014 at 1:52pm —
This year’s Spring ERE Conference & Expo yielded a lot more than just wicked tan lines and tasty burritos. In addition to the great content presented at the show, we also managed to dig up some good information from our onsite snap poll, which we’re more than happy to share with you today. Our quick… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on May 7, 2014 at 9:55am —
“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.“– Winnie the Pooh
I lost my passport a few years ago. It sucked. As I was due to fly to India for a friend’s wedding in less than two… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm —
“No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.” – Jim Valvano
Well, it’s that time a year again, when business productivity slows to a crawl as “strategy sessions” are temporarily replaced by “bracket… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on March 27, 2014 at 3:20pm —
"I think you need to have a program that funnels the right people to the top." — Rick Patzke
That quote sounds like it comes from a recruiting professional, no? Well, it doesn’t. Rick Patzke is actually chief operating officer of USA Curling, but he is speaking about recruiting, in a roundabout way. And yes, this is your obligatory Winter Olympics-themed post... just in time for the closing ceremony. Phew.
USA Curling takes … Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm —
"... are the luckiest people in the world." — Barbra Streisand
The luckiest people in the world? Really? Somehow, I don’t think Babs was singing about recruiters...
Last week, we tackled the subject of robots here on the Jibe Blog. Our Director of Product Alex Hunsucker made the case that we don’t have…
Added by Jed Hamilton on February 6, 2014 at 7:51pm —
“You know, that little droid is going to cause me a lot of trouble.” – Luke Skywalker
The following post comes to you from Jibe’s Director of Product, Alex Hunsucker.
Today’s talent acquisition landscape is packed with an array of shiny new technology solutions, which is all well and good and very exciting. But at the same time, it can be absolutely confounding. Recruiting technology – while designed to make life easier –… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on January 29, 2014 at 11:00am —
"I can count to ten. One, two, three, four, five, nine, six, eight... Well, I can count to five." — Frosty
Baby, it’s cold outside. No doubt, just about every part of the U.S. is feeling the bitterest of winter chills to kick off 2014. It’s been so cold, even the polar bears said, ‘…
Added by Jed Hamilton on January 9, 2014 at 11:21am —
"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.” - Clark W. Griswold
Innovation drives change. Innovation…
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 20, 2013 at 2:30pm —
"The moral of the story is: I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way. I'll never make that mistake again. No more half measures, Walter." — Mike Ehrmantraut
A bit behind the zeitgeist here, but I couldn’t get through 2013 without at least one post inspired by the late, great Breaking Bad. In the third season of the series, likeable bad guy Mike Ehrmantraut gives the above… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 11, 2013 at 3:01pm —
It’s that time of year again. A time when we all get to slow down a little bit, catch our collective breaths and enjoy a little down time with family and friends… unless you’re a recruiter working within the retail industry. For them, this is perhaps the most stressful time of year, no matter how much pumpkin pie is on offer.
Just as it seems the holiday decorations come out earlier every year (seriously, I saw Santa crop up on my neighbor’s lawn before the first… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm —
"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind..." — Rod Serling
How about a dimension where a majority of job seekers search AND apply for jobs from their mobile devices, yet only a small fraction of companies are enabled to allow this? Now that’s a scary dimension. And it’s the one we’re living in right now.
How’s … Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on October 31, 2013 at 2:33pm —
"Maybe now you can't hear them, but you will..." — Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced? (1967)
We are big believers in candidate experience here at Jibe. In fact, it underpins everything we do. That’s why we continue to be enthusiastic supporters of The Talent Board’s annual Candidate Experience Awards. Announced at the HR Technology Conference earlier this month, we’d… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on October 22, 2013 at 12:02pm —
“Vegas, baby! Vegas!!” – Trent
You know what’s money? The HR Technology Conference is money. And it definitely knows it.
Yep, it’s that time of year and Jibe is ready to hit The Strip, roll some dice, tip our cap to…
Added by Jed Hamilton on October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm —
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Go with your gut. Trust your instinct. Use your intuition.
These are tried and tired axioms in the world of recruiting. No offense to your gut, but with the resources and tools available today, instinct alone is not the smartest or most strategic way to go about recruiting. We all know the people a…
Added by Jed Hamilton on October 3, 2013 at 3:03pm —