J.T. O'Donnell

Posts by J.T. O'Donnell

  • 4 Ways to Minimize Losing Candidates to Counteroffers

    March 21, 2016

    I was part of an interesting group chat online recently where a recruiter asked this question: Is anyone encountering counteroffers like crazy right now? How are you communicating this to your clients? I have a new client who's made two offers and the first one got a full time offer from her contract job for 7k higher than my clients, and the other one got an...

  • The Hiring Tactic That Can Damage a Recruiter’s Reputation

    March 14, 2016

    Anyone who has been in recruiting for the last few years knows we’ve gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s one. The talent shortage is intensifying. Finding the best candidate for your open job is getting harder. Time-to-fill rates are getting higher. And, executive teams are starting to walk down the hallway to find out why recruiting can’t get the talent...

  • The Rise of “Employer Shaming” (and Why Your Company Should Worry)

    March 7, 2016

    Thanks to social media and blogging platforms like Medium, companies today are having to deal with a phenomenon I refer to as “employer shaming.” This is the term I use for when employees air their grievances about their employer publicly, which can result in a huge PR disaster for that company. And, I have reason to believe it’s only going to become more and...

  • CEO Ruins Company’s Employer Brand With a Single Email

    February 24, 2016

    If you haven’t seen this story, it’s worth reading – and then passing along to your executive team. A young woman who worked at a...

  • A Clever 5-Step Process for Managing Hiring Manager...

    February 10, 2016

    Sourcing talent is not for the weak and recruiters have to juggle a lot. Even more, you need to be a master of communication, which...

  • What ‘Company Vibes’ Define Your Employer Brand?

    February 4, 2016

    Whether you know it or know, your company has a vibe. And hopefully, your candidates are “pickin' up good vibrations” just like the...