Bruce  Anderson

Posts by Bruce Anderson

  • I've made it to final round interviews at two companies since I lost my job due to COVID. In both cases, I spent multiple hours on Zoom, crafted and delivered presentations, participated in role plays, and taught myself their software so I could evangelize it in my interviews.  In both cases, I was informed via email that they would not be moving forward. No explanation, no feedback, just "we went another way."  Asking so much of a candidate in preparation of an interview, and then not even picking up the phone to deliver the news is lazy and disrespectful. As a candidate, it's painful under normal circumstances, but especially traumatizing during COVID where we are all feeling insecure, panicked and anxious about our futures.

    In Viral Post, Out-of-Work Recruiter Asks for One Thing

    August 10, 2020

    Recruiter Sophie Symonds has clearly touched a nerve. She wrote a post about losing her job to COVID-19 that has resonated with readers around the world. So far, nearly 8,000 people have commented on it and over 182K people have reacted to it. In a four-paragraph post on LinkedIn, Sophie explained that she had made it to final-round interviews with two companies...

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    7 Lessons for HR Professionals from 'Hamilton'

    August 3, 2020

    When the musical Hamilton opened in 2015, it had something for everyone. The play “is the only thing Dick Cheney and I agree on,” quipped U.S. President Barack Obama. Hamilton set box-office records and received widespread critical acclaim — 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among many other honors. Earlier this summer, a filmed version of the...

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    Black Talent Leaders Share 4 Tactics (and 1 Huge Opportunity) to Boost Diversity and Inclusion

    July 27, 2020

    It’s not surprising that black executives who work in HR and talent acquisition these days are tired, plain and simple. Melissa Thompson, the head of global talent acquisition at Nielsen, has been telling her team, “You’re in a crisis on top of a crisis.” She has been encouraging — and more recently requiring — her team to take days off and to unplug. But though...

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    Why Healthcare Recruiters Are the Unsung Heroes Who Deserve...

    July 23, 2020

    For the last four years, Jacey Terrette (pictured above), an advanced practice recruiter for LocumTenens.com, has been placing nurse...

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    6 Tactics for Effectively Building Diversity and Inclusion

    July 14, 2020

    Many companies in the last month have made a commitment — or renewed an earlier commitment — to build a workplace that is diverse and...

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    The Single Biggest Step to Pay Equity? Stop Asking About...

    June 30, 2020

    Pay equity is hard to achieve. It took Starbucks 10 years of concerted effort to reach pay equity for employees of all genders and...